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explore Hot Spots Great Getaways Best Amusement Parks FOR Family Fun orlando ★ Santa clauS, in ★ FOR Merrymakers FOR Young Cowpokes blowinG rock photos (CloCkwise From top leFt) Courtesy oF universal/legal: universal elements and all related indiCia tm & © 2012 universal studios. all rights reserved, holiday world, tweetsie railroad, nC, six Flags magiC mountain, stratosphere hotel, and thorpe park why: ■ with two amazing theme parks, universal orlando® resort is where vacation becomes adventure. Join gru, his daughters, and the mischievous minions on an all-new 3-d ride, despicable me minion mayhem. it’s hilarious family fun for everyone! revenge of the mummy® — a psychological thrill ride 3,000 years in the making. usairways ■ Celebrate halloween, the Fourth of July, thanksgiving, and Christmas year-round at holiday world theme park. 24 seconds of zero-gravity weightlessness on the voyage, voted the number-one wooden roller coaster in the world. ■ hop aboard a vintage steam train at tweetsie railroad, a wild west theme park in the mountains of north Carolina. the ghost train halloween Festival, through oct. 27. the nighttime is the fright time, with a haunted house, a Creepy Carnival, and more. a trip through the dark woods on the ghost train, where scary surprises lurk around every bend. don’t Miss: ■ ■ experiencing ■ Scariest ride: ■ ■ the legend, a roller coaster that makes riders feel as if the headless horseman is right on their heels. ■ FOR Partiers london ★ FOR Daredevils laS veGaS ★ FOR Coaster Lovers loS anGeleS why: ■ adrenaline junkies can get their fix at thorpe park with extreme thrills in daylight that continue into club nights. swarm, a roller coaster with winged seating (seats hang from either side of the track), and Colossus, a coaster with ten stomach-turning loops. ■ take in aerial views of the strip from the roof of the stratosphere tower on four of the world’s highest thrill rides. an extreme version of your favorite playground game. xscream is a giant seesaw that sends you headfirst over the edge of the roof and back. skyJump, a controlled free fall from the top of the tower, almost 900 feet above the street. ■ six Flags magic mountain holds the title of roller Coaster Capital of the world, with a total of 18 different coasters. green lantern: First Flight roller coaster — riders ascend the vertical track then brace for 360-degree spins on the way down. lex luthor: drop of doom, the world’s tallest vertical-drop ride falls at 85 mph, leaving your sanity at the top. don’t Miss: ■ the ■ ■ Scariest ride: ■ saw – the ride, a roller coaster based on the twisted world of the saw horror films. ■ ■ october 2012 15

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - October 2012

US Airways - October 2012
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Amusement Parks
Wine & Dine: San Diego
Wine & Dine: Nashville
Adventure: Paragliding
Great Escapes: Ireland
Great Escapes: Bernardus Lodge & Winery
Gear Up: Tech for Eyes and Ears
The Color of Money: Rio de Janeiro
Pink & Proud: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Great Tastes: Molyvos and the Russian Tea Room
University Spotlight: Hollins University
Celebrate Winston-Salem, N.C.
Must Read: The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - October 2012