| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:39 PM
SeaWorld has laid off the three mimes who for years were a popular part of the Clyde & Seamore sea-lion and otter show, according to friends and fans.
The trio apparently was part of a mass layoff announced by Orlando-based SeaWorld Entertainment on...
| 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 spattered with blood.
Except that it is funny, just on the sheer improbability of the details.
We revisit the story of Fabio, the goose and the Busch...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:27 PM
With its stock price suffering and attendance dropping, SeaWorld announced Thursday that CEO and President Jim Atchison is stepping down and it is laying off employees.
A company spokesman would not say whether the board asked for Atchison's...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Howl-O-Scream, the annual Halloween event at Busch Gardens Tampa, has been serving up screams for 15 years.
The 2014 event, themed as "Cursed," kicked off Sept. 25 and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween weekend, plus Sunday, Oct....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:38 AM
As the home to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and nearby Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando has long been known as a top travel destination.
According to a new survey from Travel + Leisure Magazine, the City Beautiful is the top U.S. travel destination for...
| Dec 7, 2014
•"Baskerville," McCarter Theater, dinner at the Nassau Inn, March 12. $134. Allentown Art Musuem, Ellie, 610-262-0682.
•New York City Ballet, Feb. 7. $99. Broadway Show, "The Curious Incidents of the Dog in the Nightime," Feb....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:39 PM
SeaWorld visitors can use a monthly payment plan to buy annual passes, but the credit-card charges don't end after a year —they keep recurring until the customer opts out.
That part of its EZpay system has prompted a federal lawsuit against...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Young shooting phenom Sarah Osborn of Hampton has earned a ticket to the World Cup season opener in Changwon, South Korea, in early April.
Osborn, 15, will be representing USA Shooting in the women's 10-meter air rifle competition. It will be her...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:00 PM
While J.C. Penney prepares to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and Kohl's and Macy's plan to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving for the Black Friday rush, small retailers are making plans of their own.
During the 2013 holiday season, 45 million people...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 12:47 PM
In case you hadn't noticed, Halloween isn't for weenies anymore. Spooks have gotten spookier, scares have gotten scarier, and goblins have gotten ghastlier.
In recent years, Busch Gardens has ratcheted up the fright-o-meter on its popular Howl-O-...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Busch Gardens and its roller coasters will be featured on Thursday in a new TV show premiering on the Great American Country (GAC) cable network.
The show is called "All-American Amusement Parks," and the episode is focused on "extreme coasters." Busch...