| Apr 15, 2010
| 12:07 PM
A new water slide adds speed and maneuvers inspired by extreme sports to Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park.
Omaka Rocka, the first expansion to the park since it opened two years ago, is designed to send riders through half-pipe action typically reserved...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Forty years have passed since the first theme-park guests walked up Main Street U.S.A. toward Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
A lot has changed since Oct. 1, 1971, not the least of it being the cost of a ticket. Single-day...
| Dec 15, 2009
I say go with it, man. That's my best advice. Remember, a pun can't kill you. Not even a bunch of puns can gang up on you, although you might want to die from groaning.
I mean, you didn't expect high-brow entertainment when you bought a ticket to...
| Apr 8, 2010
| 6:44 AM
Muppets make your day brighter. Go ahead, try to deny it.
That's what makes the addition of Sesame Street Safari of Fun so smart for Busch Gardens in Tampa. Even if a big furry isn't a thrill for you, just watch a transfixed preschooler as Cookie Monster...
| Jan 21, 2010
The Muppets are preparing to move in at Busch Gardens. The Tampa theme park plans to open its Sesame Street Safari of Fun area with a small roller coaster, water elements, playground and photo ops in March.
A tour of the construction zone last week...
| Feb 28, 2010
There's an old saying that if you don't like the weather in Florida, wait 15 minutes and it'll change.
That's been the case this winter, with the unusually persistent cold temperatures, the occasional downpour at 9 a.m. and afternoons that require...
| Jan 14, 2009
Zipping through the treetops is no longer just for the birds.
Starting this month, Central Florida residents and visitors can hang 55 feet above the ground from a steel cable and zoom 20 miles an hour over Forever Florida. It's an exhilarating adrenaline...
| Jun 30, 2010
Walt Disney World continues its wave of nostalgia with the rebirth of Captain EO — a 3-D sci-fi movie featuring Michael Jackson and a crew of fuzzy space explorers — at Epcot.
The film, which ran at the theme park from 1986 to 1994, returns...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 8:41 AM
When the heat is on, one sure-fire way to cool off is with theme park water rides. A good drenching or light spritzing is effective against the Florida sun this time of year.
The down side is the aftermath: wet clothes, squishy shoes, damp socks and...
| Dec 7, 2012
With this week's opening of the new Fantasyland, dining options have expanded for guests at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park.
Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and well-coiffed French eatery based on the animated movie "Beauty and...
| Dec 29, 2011
Welcome to random ramblings about the year in theme parks and attractions.
•Legoland Florida is a big deal. It's the area's first new full-blown theme park since Universal's Islands of Adventure went up in 1999. But it's going to take some...