| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The public again gets to vote on key elements of an upcoming haunted house for Howl-O-Scream, the Halloween-themed event at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa.
A series of Facebook polls will determine a trio of creative aspects of the house called...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:41 AM
It is easy for me to remember when the Savvy Shopper column was born, because it was just a few months after the birth of my first child. And, in a sense, this column — and online blog — is also my baby.
Six years ago, I was assigned the...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:37 AM
SeaWorld Orlando is adding a unique feature to its mobile app soon that will allow people to buy its QuickQueue pass anywhere – even when standing in line at a ride. QuickQueue is the park’s express lane feature for rides and attractions....
| May 22, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Anheuser-Busch salutes our heroes by offering free admission year round to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and other theme parks to members of the U.S. military and their families with a valid ID.
The “Waves of Honor” program is good for all...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:04 AM
On Memorial Day, we honor those who have so honored us with their sacrifice and service to keep America free and strong.
Retailers and restaurants also salute the military, offering discounts to veterans, active duty and retired U.S. military, National...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:02 AM
A friendly reminder: Busch Gardens Preschool Passes must be redeemed at the park by Saturday, May 31.
Busch Gardens is continuing its two-park Preschool Pass during the 2014 season.
Children ages 3 to 5 can get unlimited free admission to both ...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Busch Gardens’ annual Food & Wine Festival gets underway Memorial Day weekend and continues Fridays through Sundays through June 29.
This festival brings international foods to the park that aren’t normally served there. For $3 to $7, park-...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Care about homeless pets? Put your feet where your mouth is.
And your paws.
Humans and their furry companions are invited to sign up now for the annual Paws for a Cause Dog Walk 2014, a two-mile meander to raise funds to help keep the Peninsula SPCA...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Q. “Since you have all of the deal info, what is the best Busch Gardens’ deal on a single-day pass?” — Crystal Breede
A. The best deal right now on single-day tickets is a coupon you can get at Food Lion — use the online...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:27 AM
Long one of the state's fastest growing counties, James City County has recently seen its influx of people slow. The economic slowdown has also affected home values, which fell for a third straight year.
Commercial construction has also slowed, but a...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Hot Chelle Rae, the three-man band behind singles such as “Tonight, Tonight” and “Don’t Say Goodnight,” will lead off the Saturday Summer Nights concert series at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa.
The group will perform at...