| Jul 5, 2014
With computer simulators, electronic matches, 1,200 feet of fiber optic wiring, a metal suitcase control panel — shooting off professional-grade fireworks in 2014 has very little to do with striking an actual match.
And, yet, Mark Lane and Zachary...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
It had been stationary since 1993, before any of this year's participants were born. In our corner of the commonwealth, with the beaches and amusement parks nearby, the Virginia High School Coaches Association's All-Star week called the Peninsula its home...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Discounts on Busch Gardens' Fun Cards are virtually non-existent. Fun Cards offer visitors the chance to pay for a single-day admission and return for unlimited visits through the summer months.
Visitors can get a small discount on the Fun Cards,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Groupon has a deal for SeaWorld and Busch Gardens that will get you a Fun Card for only $75.
The Fun Card gets you access to one of the two parks until the end of the year. The normal price is $95 plus tax.
The Fun Card doesn't cover parking or give you...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The boxscore revealed a comeback win for Haines City (Fla).
The result didn’t matter to Whitehall football coach Brian Gilbert. He and the Zephyrs achieved all they hoped to during their preseason trip to Florida last week.
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:01 PM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2015, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.
It already seems like...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:53 AM
There's news on several fronts out of Busch Gardens theme park over in Tampa.
+ The park is in "soft opening" phase of Falcon's Fury, the 335-foot drop tower/thrill ride. Park officials say a grand-opening date should be announced "very soon." Its...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:15 AM
TAMPA — Apenas toma una hora manejar hasta Tampa, pero la recompensa para los que conducen desde cualquier rincón del área metropolitana de Orlando hasta la Ciudad de la Bahía es tan gratificante como cuando un pirata encontraba un cofre lleno de...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Stung by disappointing attendance at its parks in Orlando and San Diego, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday that it will continue battling controversy over its captive killer whales as it makes new investments in its attractions.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Stung by disappointing attendance at its parks in Orlando and San Diego, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday it will continue battling controversy over its captive killer whales as it makes new investments in its attractions.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:42 AM
This is not a funny story. A person gets hurt. An animal gets killed. And lots of people get spatterd with blood.
Except that it is funny, just on the sheer improbability of the details.
In honor of National Roller Coaster Day on Saturday, we...