| 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 16, 2013
| 10:57 AM
SeaWorld Orlando folks may be celebrating National Roller Coaster Day more boisterously than others are. Two of its thrill rides landed in the top four of a poll of "great American coasters" as determined by readers of the Behind the Thrills website....
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Roller-skating in a zebra outfit. Flipping a man with your feet while dressed as a frog. Juggling six rings in a bee costume. These acts apparently aren't hard enough for the stars of Cirque Dreams. But performing them while cruising the high seas? Now,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:26 AM
The top executive at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s largest shareholder suggested that former SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau should be blamed for her own death, claiming that the veteran animal trainer broke multiple safety rules before she was...
| Aug 16, 2011
Florida scares up spooktacular -- and early -- Halloween festivities
Whether you like your Halloween festivities to be super-spooky or perhaps not so scary, chances are very good that Florida has you covered with all manner of both ghostly -- and ghastly...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:46 AM
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have so honored us with their service and sacrifice to keep America strong and free.
Hundreds of retailers and restaurants also salute the military, offering discounts to veterans, active duty and retired U.S....
| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:00 AM
As we slip into October, I decided to assemble my first-ever Fantasy Halloween League of the Top 13 haunted mazes at theme parks around the world.
Think of the Top 13 list as a nightmare fantastic park with the most demented, disturbing and disgusting...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:30 AM
The first volleys of the next roller coaster revolution have been fired in the forested Idaho panhandle, the emerging epicenter of thrill ride innovation.
Located in the small town of Hayden, Idaho, Rocky Mountain Construction has burst onto the ride...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A tiny Orlando, Fla., family entertainment center plans to add seven attractions over the next few years in a bid to become a small amusement park with a collection of new rides that rivals its better-known neighbors.
Any of the new additions —...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:30 AM
The new "Insane Coaster Wars" coming to the Travel Channel this summer lets viewers take a virtual ride on many of the best roller coasters in the United States right from the comfort of their living room couch.
PHOTOS: 24 rides competing in "Insane...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:55 AM
I can't stop thinking about Grandma.
She's only in her 20s, and not really a grandma; she got the name because she was unfortunate enough to lose her teeth.
Oh, did I mention that Grandma is a sea turtle that lost her entire lower jaw when someone cut...