| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:00 PM
In his latest book, retired educator Joseph Freitus provides a thorough briefing to those not aware of how vital Tidewater Virginia was to World War II efforts.
His "Virginia in the War Years: Military Bases, the U-Boat War and Daily Life" begins with...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:54 AM
In the coming days, guests at Busch Gardens Tampa will be able to see the theme park's newest addition on the Myombe Reserve habitat.
The endangered western lowland gorilla was born Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m. to its 27-year-old mother, Mary.
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:20 AM
In Florida, spring brings snowbirds, the strawberry harvest, spring training, the legislative session, spring breakers, and festivals at the theme parks. And let's be real: It may only be mid-February, but in Baja Florida, that's spring.
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:31 AM
The newest addition to Adventure Island has an official opening date.
The Tampa Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1A4UOwp) that Colossal Curl, a 70-foot-tall blue slide that holds up to four passengers and features twists, turns, funnel and wave wall, is...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 3:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Wary craft beer brewers are hoping efforts in the Legislature to allow them to operate more freely will go down smoothly the second time around.
"I know the beer side of things,'' said Ron Raike, brewmaster of Titusville-based...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 1:31 PM
Don't call it a Ferris wheel. At 400 feet high, the Orlando Eye towering over the tourism mecca of International Drive is an "observation wheel," its British owner insists. When the estimated $90 million attraction opens this spring, visitors will be able...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:11 AM
Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices, check websites for details and restrictions:
AQUATICA: "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starts at $24 when tickets are purchased online. Aquatica "Any Day" passes start at $37 when...
| Feb 9, 2015
The Walt Disney Co.'s hotel occupancy at its domestic resorts spiked in its first quarter — 89 percent compared with 81 percent the previous year.
It will probably be difficult to see it go much higher, Disney Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 1:23 PM
SeaWorld Orlando Park President Terry Prather is becoming SeaWorld Entertainment's senior vice president of operations in a series of management changes announced Friday afternoon.
Prather's position is a newly created one.
Daniel B. Brown will become...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:13 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The newest addition to Adventure Island has an official opening date.
The Tampa Tribune reports that Colossal Curl, a 70-foot-tall blue slide that holds up to four passengers and features twists, turns, funnel and wave wall,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:30 PM
"You swallow hard when you discover that the old coffee shop is now a chain pharmacy, that the place where you first kissed so-and-so is now a discount electronics retailer ... . You say, 'It happened overnight.' But of course it didn't. Your pizza...