| May 29, 2014
| 7:02 AM
The opening of Falcon's Fury, a dramatic drop-tower attraction, has been officially delayed, according to a statement released by Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa.
"Due to a delay in the fabrication of key component parts, neither the manufacturer...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Water Country USA is discounting its tickets by $20 to celebrate the park's 30th anniversary in June.
The "$30 Water County USA 30th Anniversary Ticket" is valid from June 1 to June 15, when you purchase a ticket online at watercountryusa.com. ...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The third season of "Insane Coaster Wars" takes viewers on another virtual world tour aboard 28 roller coasters in Europe, Asia, Central America and the United States.
While the 2014 lineup is somewhat less prestigious than the first two seasons, the...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:17 PM
In early February, the park announced that visitors could buy a Busch Gardens Fun Card and receive unlimited summer admission to Water Country USA for free.
The Fun Card — which costs $72, the price of a single-day admission ticket — must be...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:54 PM
He had us rapt from the first note of "Largo al factotum" from Rossini's "The Barber of Seville." Hidden in the wings of the Smith Theatre, we first heard the baritone sing the familiar "Figaro, Figaro" before we actually saw Steven Eddy, one of two...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:24 AM
The good news: Busch Gardens has released a video that represents the route of Falcon's Fury, the under-construction drop-tower attraction that will take theme-park guests more than 300 feet up -- and then dramatically back down.
The bad news: The...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Busch Gardens has released another video previewing its upcoming Pantopia addition. The area will have Falcon's Fury drop tower as its centerpiece, but there also will be shopping areas and eating. The video highlights the "upcycling" philosophy of the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Construction delays may disrupt the opening of Falcon's Fury, the 300-foot drop-tower attraction planned for Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa.
"Due to construction delays, the grand opening of #FalconsFury has been delayed. We’ll post more info...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The 2013 National Amusement Park Historical Association's survey of favorite amusement parks has Walt Disney World as the "Favorite Theme Park", the organization announced this week.
It is the 11th consecutive year the theme park was given the title. ...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching.
•Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...