| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:48 PM
Busch Gardens is, once again, offering its discount two-park pass, offering unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA for the price of a single-day admission ticket.
For $75, the 2015 price tag on a single-day...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:40 AM
WHAT: It's last call for Gwazi, the wicked wooden roller coaster at Busch Gardens. The Tampa theme park is putting the thrill ride, built in 1999, out to pasture. The final day for guests to ride is Sunday. Park officials have not announced plans for that...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Legoland Florida and Busch Gardens theme parks have won 2014 Brass Rings Awards, presented during the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions gathering at the Orange County Convention Center.
Legoland, which opened in Winter Haven...
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:00 PM
La época más linda del año, ya llegó. ¡Estamos en Navidad! Y con ella los miles o tal vez un par de millones de visitantes preparan sus maletas para pasar esta temporada en nuestra ciudad, a donde vienen atraídos por el colorido, la magia de las...
| Dec 1, 2014
SeaWorld Orlando will host high school journalism students next week to teach them about its work and have them promote it.
The park's first High School Journalism Day will be held Dec. 10. The event is similar to one that Busch Gardens, which...