| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:40 AM
We are inching closer to a handful of new theme-park attractions in Central Florida. Although grand-opening dates have not been announced, we can still share progress reports on key additions expected to arrive in coming weeks and months.
| 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....
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:29 PM
The Hampton Roads area is chock full of fun things to do, from theme parks to animal adventures and historical experiences.
For locals, running around town can get expensive. Here are some ways to save at your favorite venues.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The House of Delegates passed a handful of bills Tuesday that would eliminate the so-called "Kings Dominion Law," which mandates that public schools can't begin classes until after Labor Day.
Local school districts have said they would prefer to set...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
With the dreadful weather that's spread across much of the country this winter, even into the usually balmy South, thoughts of spring might seem like a fantasy.
But spring break really is on the horizon. It's a nebulous term, though, with getaways...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:47 PM
NBC Miami is reporting that 16 people are trapped on a roller coaster at Busch Gardens.
A Tampa Fire Rescue truck is working to safely retrieve the passengers from the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster.
For the full story, visit NBC Miami.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Busch Gardens and Water Country USA President Carl Lum will talk about tourism and the latest at the amusement park at the Williamsburg EDA's 53rd Business Roundtable.
Lunch costs $14. When: noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 11
Where: Clarion Hotel, 351 York St....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:10 PM
TAMPA — Busch Gardens is in the midst of transforming a land based on a real-life desert into a lush, fictional oasis. The theme park's change from Timbuktu to Pantopia, scheduled to be complete this spring, signals a shift in philosophy.
| 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 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 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...