| 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....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:02 AM
A zebra was born on the Serengeti Plain of Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa this week.
The baby, an endangered Grevy's zebra, was born to 13-year-old Brooke. It's her fifth foal and the first offspring of the father, who is called Two Step. The newborn...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Busch Gardens is asking the public to help name two sister lion cubs that have come to live at the Tampa theme park.
The duo, born on Feb. 20 in South Africa, are joined by an unrelated male cub, born March 20. The threesome arrived at Busch Gardens...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Special events are coming -- and going -- this week at Orlando-area theme parks and attractions.
+ It's last call all week for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This year's event has been the first to feature food-and-drink...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Tickets are now on sale for Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream, the Tampa theme park's after-hours, extra-ticket Halloween event.
A single-day admission is $47, but that deal is for a limited (but as yet unspecified) time. A deal that includes four tickets...
| May 17, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Busch Gardens is celebrating the opening of its stage show "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" with special events at the Tampa theme park Saturday and Sunday.
+ Animal expert Jack Hanna will make appearances at Gwazi Park at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m....
| May 2, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Three Malayan tiger cubs -- two males, one female -- were born at Busch Gardens in Tampa on March 31. The animals are part of an endangered species -- about 500 Malayan tigers survive in the wild, and only in southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula,...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:23 PM
The grand opening of SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin isn't until Friday morning, but here are five tips to help guide through the theme park's largest expansion. The Antarctica area includes a dark ride, an eatery, a gift shop and...
| 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 --...
| 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...