| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:54 AM
When Halloween falls midweek, it gets us a chance to celebrate during the weekend before and the weekend after, not to mention on actual Oct. 31. Here's a look at how the theme parks are marking the occasion for the next 10 days.
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| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The pieces are coming together for Falcon's Fury, the 335-foot-drop attraction under construction at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa.
Nine sections for the ride's vertical tower arrived after a monthlong trans-Atlantic trip from Tarragona, Spain, to...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Goodbye, Timbuktu. Hello, Pantopia. That's what Busch Gardens in Tampa is saying after a Friday announcement saying one its "lands" will be reimagined next year.
The centerpiece of Pantopia will be the under-construction thrill ride called Falcon's...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The gorilla birth expected this month at Busch Gardens ended in stillbirth on Sunday, the Tampa theme park announced Monday.
Mother Pele, a western lowland gorilla, had show no signs of complications, park official say. It would have been her first...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:49 AM
The Commodores and Justin Moore will be the musical guests at this weekend's Bands, Brew & BBQ at SeaWorld Orlando, the theme park announced Monday morning.
The Commodores, a chart-topping band in the 1970s and '80s, will perform Saturday at 4 p.m....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Busch Gardens is adding Caribbean flavors to its annual Food & Wine Festival. This year’s event opens May 23 and continues Fridays through Sundays until June 29.
Caribbean cuisine was selected after the park surveyed its 500,000 Facebook fans to...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:21 PM
You probably heard or read Friday that Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for our too-Golden State.
And he sounded like he means it, pointing to charts and graphs and the like and saying, “We ought to be ready for a long, continued,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Busch Gardens has raised its prices between the spring and fall season.
Single-day tickets to Busch Gardens now cost $72. That is a $2 increase from the spring ticket price, which was an even $70. In 2012, single-day tickets to the park cost $66.99....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:19 AM
It's Freebie Friday! We've got some great offers today. Save $10 on gas cards at Publix through Sunday and grandparents get in free at Butterfly World on Saturday and Sunday, too. Use my long list to make a mad grab for freebies and save with retail...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Marlin W. Gorman, a retired maintenance supervisor who was an ardent railroad fan, died Aug. 19 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 84.
The son of an electrician and a homemaker, Marlin Walker Gorman was born in Wilkensburg, Pa....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:42 PM
On Saturday, Busch Gardens announced its new price for Christmas Town tickets — $30. That is a $3 price increase over 2012 prices.
This year, annual pass members can get unlimited access to Christmas Town for $30, the cost of a single-day ticket....