| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:24 AM
We're edging ever closer to the opening of Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa. It's sounds horrifying: a free-fall drop from 335-feet in the air. Face down. Riders, beginning sometime this spring, will start the descent from a level that's...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:19 AM
The new Falcon's Fury thrill ride will open to the public at Busch Gardens on May 1, the Tampa theme park has announced.
The attraction, billed as "North America's tallest freestanding drop tower," will lift passengers above the 300-foot level, tilt...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Spring yard season kicks off this weekend with the Ford’s Colony community sale in Williamsburg, one of the area’s largest yard sale events.
The community sale will take place Saturday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Historic Triangle...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is offering a half-off discount on single-day admission tickets through Groupon.
The deal allows visitors to purchase a single-day admission ticket for $36 for adults or $31 for a child ages 3-9. Regular admission costs $72...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:49 AM
The season for roller coasters launches Sunday when Busch Gardens opens its gates to the public, unofficially marking the start of spring. On opening day, the park will take on a Shamrock feel, as the energy will be concentrated in the Irish village in...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Singer Jason Derulo will kick off this year's Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 8.
On Feb. 9, Dickey Betts and Great Southern will take the stage, followed by The Marshall Tucker Band.
The concerts are...
| 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 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 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 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There are several large shopping events coming up this spring that you’ll want to put on your calendar.
The Southern Women’s Show will take place at the Richmond Raceway Complex on March 21-23. The show features fashion, health and beauty...
| 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,...