| 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 —...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| May 13, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Here's a quick look at the wealth of entertainment options this weekend at Orlando's theme parks and attractions:
+ It's the final weekend of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This weekend's HGTV guest is designer popular Vern Yip, who...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 3:08 PM
A Preschool Pass introduced Wednesday will give free, unlimited admission to Florida kids ages 5 and younger to SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay theme parks through the end of 2012.
The offer is available exclusively online (www....
| Nov 25, 2011
| 9:46 AM
Wallace "Wally" Henry Coberg, a theatrical designer and filmmaker who was at work on a new Edgar Allan Poe documentary, died of an apparent heart attack Nov. 18 at his Bolton Hill home. He was 63.
Born in New York, N.Y, he lived in Edison, N.J., and...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:49 AM
Located within 500 miles of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and Western Caribbean islands, the Port of Tampa is an ideal departure point for seven-day or shorter cruises to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan, Belize City, Grand Cayman and other Western Caribbean...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:08 AM
It's time for a friendly reminder that Manta, the newest coaster at SeaWorld Orlando, will be featured in an episode of the new "Insane Coaster Wars" series on the Travel Channel this Sunday.
The episode airs at 9:30 p.m. It's the second "Insane Coaster...
| Mar 10, 2011
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment was singled out Thursday in Tallahassee for pitching in with emergency-response efforts. In a presentation to the Senate Military Affairs, Space and Domestic Affairs Committee, the Florida Retail Federation cited the theme-...