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Archive for April, 2011

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Looking For Screamers On The Jersey Shore

Friday, April 29th, 2011

“I loved that exploding toilet,” said Jack Morey, head of development and research at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey. “But it’s gone.”

Get Your New Kicks On Route 66

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Route 66 — “The Mother Road” — has become America’s longest attraction only relatively recently, and only because its businesses have learned to reinvent themselves.

Crashed Flying Saucer, Meet Mr. G-Man

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

When the FBI recently opened an online “vault” for its declassified documents, it spun Roswell into the news cycle like the hypersonic rim of an alien space saucer.

Castle Blood: Where Every Day Is Halloween

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Halloween attractions rise from the dead every October only to fall back into the grave November 1st. No one has yet figured out how to trick-or-treat profitably 365 days a year, but some ghoulish attractions confidently display their outdoor skulls and props year-round as photo-ops for the macabre-starved.

Beaver Cow Chip Toss: Time For Another Hurl

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

If you’re within a few hundred miles of Beaver, Oklahoma, stop by on Saturday, April 16, at 1 PM.

Space Shuttle Lottery: Well, We Got Some Of It Right

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

It was over a year ago that we predicted the destinations of the four surviving Spaces Shuttles, sure to become big roadside attractions and objects of bafflement in the space-starved years to come.

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