| May 25, 2014
| 5:04 AM
On Memorial Day, we honor those who have so honored us with their sacrifice and service to keep America free and strong.
Retailers and restaurants also salute the military, offering discounts to veterans, active duty and retired U.S. military, National...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:37 AM
SeaWorld Orlando is adding a unique feature to its mobile app soon that will allow people to buy its QuickQueue pass anywhere – even when standing in line at a ride. QuickQueue is the park’s express lane feature for rides and attractions....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Busch Gardens will continue its two-park Preschool Pass during the 2014 season.
Children ages 3 to 5 can get unlimited free admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA through Sept. 1.
To take advantage of the deal, you must...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2014
Irish dancing and rock music are the key components in a new musical revue onstage this weekend at the Ferguson Center.
"Rockin' Road to Dublin" is the creation of drummer Chris Smith and Irish dancer Scott Doherty, young artists who met while...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is still working on their new 335-foot-tall Falcon's Fury to open at some point this spring, but to garner interest, the theme park put together a couple of videos to simulate what riding the drop ride would be like as if you...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Two acts have pulled out of Busch Gardens' Bands, Brew & BBQ fest, officials at the Tampa theme park have confirmed.
Pat Benatar and Beach Boys will not perform at the event, which is scheduled to run on Saturdays and Sundays between Feb. 8 and March 9....
| 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,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:54 PM
He had us rapt from the first note of "Largo al factotum" from Rossini's "The Barber of Seville." Hidden in the wings of the Smith Theatre, we first heard the baritone sing the familiar "Figaro, Figaro" before we actually saw Steven Eddy, one of two...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:24 AM
The good news: Busch Gardens has released a video that represents the route of Falcon's Fury, the under-construction drop-tower attraction that will take theme-park guests more than 300 feet up -- and then dramatically back down.
The bad news: The...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...