| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Two acts have pulled out of Busch Gardens' Bands, Brew & BBQ fest, officials at the Tampa theme park have confirmed.
Pat Benatar and Beach Boys will not perform at the event, which is scheduled to run on Saturdays and Sundays between Feb. 8 and March 9....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:54 AM
When Halloween falls midweek, it gets us a chance to celebrate during the weekend before and the weekend after, not to mention on actual Oct. 31. Here's a look at how the theme parks are marking the occasion for the next 10 days.
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| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The pieces are coming together for Falcon's Fury, the 335-foot-drop attraction under construction at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa.
Nine sections for the ride's vertical tower arrived after a monthlong trans-Atlantic trip from Tarragona, Spain, to...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Goodbye, Timbuktu. Hello, Pantopia. That's what Busch Gardens in Tampa is saying after a Friday announcement saying one its "lands" will be reimagined next year.
The centerpiece of Pantopia will be the under-construction thrill ride called Falcon's...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The gorilla birth expected this month at Busch Gardens ended in stillbirth on Sunday, the Tampa theme park announced Monday.
Mother Pele, a western lowland gorilla, had show no signs of complications, park official say. It would have been her first...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Singer Jason Derulo will kick off this year's Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa on Saturday, Feb. 8.
On Feb. 9, Dickey Betts and Great Southern will take the stage, followed by The Marshall Tucker Band.
The concerts are...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:49 AM
The Commodores and Justin Moore will be the musical guests at this weekend's Bands, Brew & BBQ at SeaWorld Orlando, the theme park announced Monday morning.
The Commodores, a chart-topping band in the 1970s and '80s, will perform Saturday at 4 p.m....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There are several large shopping events coming up this spring that you’ll want to put on your calendar.
The Southern Women’s Show will take place at the Richmond Raceway Complex on March 21-23. The show features fashion, health and beauty...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Steve Miller Band and former "American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery will perform this weekend as part of SeaWorld's Bands, Brew & BBQ festival.
Steve Miller Band, known for hits such as "Fly Like an Eagle," "Abracadabra" and "The Joker," will be on stage...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Busch Gardens is adding Caribbean flavors to its annual Food & Wine Festival. This year’s event opens May 23 and continues Fridays through Sundays until June 29.
Caribbean cuisine was selected after the park surveyed its 500,000 Facebook fans to...