| 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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:00 PM
In his latest book, retired educator Joseph Freitus provides a thorough briefing to those not aware of how vital Tidewater Virginia was to World War II efforts.
His "Virginia in the War Years: Military Bases, the U-Boat War and Daily Life" begins with...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 3:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Wary craft beer brewers are hoping efforts in the Legislature to allow them to operate more freely will go down smoothly the second time around.
"I know the beer side of things,'' said Ron Raike, brewmaster of Titusville-based...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:01 AM
Itching for some fun in the sun?
Dreaming of beaches, palm trees or just warmer weather? Grab your flip-flops and Ray-Bans, then, and let’s go where the weather suits our clothes Ruth Nagy, managing director of AAA travel operations, says one of...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 10:54 AM
In the coming days, guests at Busch Gardens Tampa will be able to see the theme park's newest addition on the Myombe Reserve habitat.
The endangered western lowland gorilla was born Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m. to its 27-year-old mother, Mary.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...