| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
In the aftermath of the most serious bear attack in Florida history, a top state wildlife officer admitted Wednesday that "we could've done better."
That assessment from Thomas Eason of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came amid...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
They don't have to wait until Halloween to don their costumes and collect treats — not when every place from museums to aquariums to zoos to theme parks are celebrating Halloween the entire month of October with haunted houses, spooky...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:53 AM
One of Busch Gardens' haunted houses during Howl-O-Scream will get design help from a public vote this year.
The new Death Water Bayou house -- featuring a voodoo queen, her zombie-style servants, Louisiana swampland, minions of evil and black magic --...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:23 AM
There's nothing theme parks like better than slowly rolling out their Halloween news. Universal has been taking the slow approach to build up anticipation for Halloween Horror Nights having announced three of what is usually six or seven haunted houses....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:47 AM
There are only 153 shopping days left until Christmas. Only? Well, folks who are early planners can take advantage now of discounted tickets for Christmas Town, the after-hours holiday event at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
For a limited time, advance/...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Summertime is busy for Orlando's theme parks, although most new attractions are open and operating before the surge of out-of-towners comes in. This year, new rides and shows continue to trickle in as the temperatures rise. Here's an overview of what...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Who wants some meat cake? Well, some lions might, and that's just what the folks at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay cooked up for their pride to celebrate World Lion Day.
On Saturday, the special cake will be fed to the newest lions, Kembe, Shtuko and Shaba,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Busch Gardens has unveiled its haunted house lineup for this year's Howl-O-Scream, and it includes two with evil inhabitants and a new concept designed to test mental endurance.
The after-hours Halloween event at the Tampa theme park is themed around...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Gatorland is welcoming home 19 American alligators that were on loan to Busch Gardens in Tampa.
The animals, between 6 and 8 feet long apiece, outgrew their exhibit at the theme park. In Orlando, they'll have more elbow room: The females will be...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Our theme park enthusiast brethren over at the LATimes.com, Brady MacDonald likes to put together his most anticipated rides for the upcoming year pretty early on.
His take on the best new rides coming in 2014 he put together back in July 2013, but...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:16 PM
You can win a pair of single-day tickets to Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town event by entering into the Savvy Shopper Black Friday contest.
To enter, watch the Black Friday video posted above. During the short video, you will hear a tip for Black...