| 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,...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
A western lowland gorilla has been born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The healthy male was born Dec. 16 to mother Pele, who is caring for the newborn under the watch of the park's animal care team.
The birth is the second successful birth of the species at...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Busch Gardens will close its Gwazi roller coaster early next year, a spokesman for the Tampa theme park said Tuesday.
An official last day for the wooden coaster, which opened in 1999, has not been announced.
"We will send out an announcement and make...
| Dec 28, 2014
•911 Memorial & Museum, New York, April 18. $61, includes museum/memorial; $40, day on your own. Peaceable Kingdom and LVCART, Susie, 610-217-4293.
•The Belmonts, Mount Airy, buffet, March 24. $58. Neil Sedaka tribute, Mount...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Renowned for its towering steel coasters, Six Flags will add two interactive dark rides in 2015 by a ride-maker that has long worked in the shadows of industry leaders Disney and Universal.
Designed by Florida-based Sally Corp. in collaboration with a...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:09 PM
Singer Gavin DeGraw will be the first performer in concert at the first Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival which it kicks off in March.
DeGraw and seven other acts will be at the Tampa theme park's Gwazi Field in the new event that spans the eight...
| 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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:27 AM
WHAT: The Real Music Series returns to Busch Gardens on Monday. The lineup of performers has a retro feel but spans several genres. First up are Cornell Gunter's Coasters, which will be on the Stanleyville Theater stage Monday through Friday. Other...