| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:17 AM
A gorilla is in the family way again at Busch Gardens.
Mary, a 27-year-old western lowland gorilla, is expected to give birth in March, officials at the Tampa theme park announced on Thursday. It will be her fifth offspring.
Mary came to Busch Gardens...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:01 AM
Itching for some fun in the sun?
Dreaming of beaches, palm trees or just warmer weather? Grab your flip-flops and Ray-Bans, then, and let’s go where the weather suits our clothes Ruth Nagy, managing director of AAA travel operations, says one of...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:57 AM
Legislators are accepting fewer freebies, the Virginia Public Access Project reports, and Shad Plank’s look at what Peninsula legislators receive shows the value reported is also way down.
The biggest drop reported is from Senate Majority Leader...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 8:17 AM
Busch Gardens is asking the public for input on the naming of its baby gorilla through a poll on its Facebook page.
Officials at the Tampa theme park have selected three names inspired from global dialects. Their suggestions include Birungi (meaning...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:27 PM
With its stock price suffering and attendance dropping, SeaWorld announced Thursday that CEO and President Jim Atchison is stepping down and it is laying off employees.
A company spokesman would not say whether the board asked for Atchison's...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:55 AM
As 2014 winds to an end, it's time to test your memory and see if you were paying attention to the passing parade of pop culture.
See how you do.
Challenge your friends.
And always pay attention to pop culture. (To take the quiz interactively, click...
| Dec 29, 2014
Although the Orlando Eye on International Drive isn't set to open until next year, people can start planning their special occasion in one of the wheel's capsules.
Similar to the London Eye in England, the attraction the Central Florida wheel is being...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:37 AM
TAMPA — Apenas quedan pocos días para disfrutar del 2014, y si aún está buscando algo diferente que hacer la Noche Vieja, y además es fanático de las decoraciones navideñas, entonces debe evaluar la idea de recibir el 2015 en el parque de...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 7:32 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old woman waiting to see New Years fireworks at a Florida theme park was struck in the leg by a stray bullet fired from somewhere outside the park. Authorities say no one else was hurt in or around Busch...