| 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 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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
In the aftermath of the most serious bear attack in Florida history, a top state wildlife officer admitted Wednesday that "we could've done better."
That assessment from Thomas Eason of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came amid...
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:36 AM
We're down to the last few shopping days before Christmas and I have a sleigh full of coupon savings, dining deals and freebies as well as fun things to do. Kohl's and Toys R Us are open around the clock until Tuesday and most other stores have extended...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Our theme park enthusiast brethren over at the LATimes.com, Brady MacDonald likes to put together his most anticipated rides for the upcoming year pretty early on.
His take on the best new rides coming in 2014 he put together back in July 2013, but...
| 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....
| 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.
+ Magic Kingdom...
| 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...
| 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,...