| 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...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Here's a quick guide to the three major parts of Discovery Cove's new Freshwater Oasis, which opened in late June.
Incoming guests to Discovery Cove can immediately see Primate Island, home of marmosets. An up-close view awaits. But...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:39 AM
While underwater, don't hold your breath.
That sounds counterintuitive to me, but it was an important lesson to learn before experiencing SeaVenture, a below-the-surface experience with the fishes at Discovery Cove.
The dive debuted this summer with the...
| Dec 18, 2010
How can it be that Christmas is less than a week away?
I hope there's still time to find my football in the garage so that the Abbott boys can renew a family tradition.
The Abbott boys — my two sons and I — are all adults now...
| Jun 9, 2011
Talk about the potential for stress. The Bennetts raced around Walt Disney World with 11 people, including kids who ranged in age from 5 to 18, while one teen was sick in bed at the hotel.
But Theresa Bennett and her extended family were all smiles --...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 6:30 AM
SeaWorld Orlando has announced a multi-year plan to add a 3-D movie, a swim-with-sea-life attraction and a new themed land in an effort to counter increasing competition in Florida's crowded theme park marketplace.
The largest and most expensive...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:41 PM
brightcove.createExperiences(); Here are additional details in the wake of the SeaWorld Orlando expansion news this week. Above is a video of myself and business reporter Jason Garcia chatting about what it all means — and resisting the urge to...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:41 PM
The Polar Plunge, a quick dip into the icier-than-usual waters of Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park, returns on Saturday, Jan. 21. The event is a fund-raiser for Special Olympics Florida. To participate in the Plunge, folks must register and raise at...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Discovery Cove has released its first “webisode” about Freshwater Oasis, an addition to the resort scheduled to open to the public this spring. The video includes footage of the current construction and details shared by Stewart Clark, vice...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Genevieve Goings and Constantine Abramson (also known as DC Beatbox), members of the children's entertainment group Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve, checked out Discovery Cove while in town for SeaWorld Orlando's Just for Kids festival. They swam with...