| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:39 PM
SeaWorld visitors can use a monthly payment plan to buy annual passes, but the credit-card charges don't end after a year —they keep recurring until the customer opts out.
That part of its EZpay system has prompted a federal lawsuit against...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Young shooting phenom Sarah Osborn of Hampton has earned a ticket to the World Cup season opener in Changwon, South Korea, in early April.
Osborn, 15, will be representing USA Shooting in the women's 10-meter air rifle competition. It will be her...
| 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 16, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Winter in Florida is the best time of the year. The cooler weather makes this time ideal for enjoying the outdoors, whether at parks, zoos or playgrounds or in your own backyard.
Winter is also a great time to visit Florida's theme parks. January...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:39 PM
SeaWorld has laid off the three mimes who for years were a popular part of the Clyde & Seamore sea-lion and otter show, according to friends and fans.
The trio apparently was part of a mass layoff announced by Orlando-based SeaWorld Entertainment on...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Schmidts were waiting in line at 7:30 a.m., snacks and sandwiches at the ready. But they weren't hoping for a holiday deal. They just wanted to soak up the holiday spirit -- as soon as Disneyland opened at 8 a.m.
They'd driven 565 miles from Redding,...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 11:29 AM
November 11 is Veterans Day and your favorite restaurants and local businesses would like to say thank you to those who serve our country by serving YOU!
Check out the list to see who's serving up our Vets and active military this year. Please note,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Scott Gasparich, vice president of entertainment at Busch Gardens, sums up the park's annual Christmas Town attraction in two words: "Absolute joy."
Of course, given the opportunity, he expands and uses more than two words.
"We feel a great sense of...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:21 AM
Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday may be taking your place.
Although Black Friday deals get all of the hype — and most of those start on Thursday — Cyber Monday accounted for 42 percent of the overall sales during the Thanksgiving...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Here is a list of holiday events around the Hampton Roads area. It will be updated regularly.
Thursday, Nov. 27-Jan. 1: Celebration in Lights at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, opens on Thanksgiving and runs through New Year'...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Busch Gardens will discount its Christmas Town tickets to $12 during a special online sale from Nov. 12 to 18, the park announced via press release on Monday.
This $12 single-day Christmas Town ticket represents a $20 savings off the regular $32 one-...