| May 17, 2013
| 9:37 PM
Zany premises and a few political jabs are part of the fun in "Barack to the Drawing Board," presented by The Humor Mill, a 5-year-old Orlando comedy troupe.
Based on the improvised comedy styles made famous by the Second City in Chicago, "Barak" is a...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Gatorland is adding more than 70 animals -- including a 15-foot American crocodile known as Bonecrusher II -- to the attraction after purchasing the creatures from the recently closed Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs.
New to Gatorland will be...
| May 27, 2013
| 3:21 PM
If you came here from somewhere else, you're nothing special. In Metro Orlando, fewer than a third of us are native Floridians. In Osceola County, it's less than a fourth.
The U-Hauls, moving vans and overloaded pickups with out-of-state plates arrive...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:08 AM
This time the alligators win.
'Gatorcane: The Alligators Strike Back', the long-awaited sequel to 'Storm-abrewin', is now threatening screens across the globe.
The second installment in the reptile-saga, frightfest - presented by Gatorland - continues...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:49 AM
The question 'Why are the alligators falling from the sky?' is answered in "Gatorcane: See You Later, Alligator," the final installment of the reptile film saga.
Presented by Gatorland and filmed on-location across Orange County, the third "Gatorcane"...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Paris in the springtime has nothing on Orlando.
We got theme parks, outlet malls, Olive Garden restaurants, awseome sourvier shops and more mini-golf that any single person has time to conquer in one lifetime.
And what's more romantic than taking...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:25 AM
—St. Augustine invita a los hispanos a reconectar con su pasado.
Si bien por todos lados se aprecian avisos y carteles recordando que la ciudad ha sido el epicentro de la celebración de los 500 años de la llegada de los españoles a las costas de...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 8:24 AM
Swamplandia! author Karen Russell
by Jake Cline
“Madness, as I understood it from books, meant a person who was open to the high, white whine of everything.”
— Ava Bigtree, in Swamplandia!
“Nobody can get to hell without...
| Dec 29, 2011
Welcome to random ramblings about the year in theme parks and attractions.
•Legoland Florida is a big deal. It's the area's first new full-blown theme park since Universal's Islands of Adventure went up in 1999. But it's going to take some...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 1:20 PM
When the Rattlesnake debuts Friday, it will turn a theme park staple into a thrill ride like no other in the United States. And it will launch the next generation of zip lining.
The nation's first zip-line roller coaster is part of a $1.5 million...
| Feb 27, 2011
When imagining an idyllic spring break vacation, visions of gorgeous beaches in the Caribbean or long nights of partying in Miami generally come to mind. Such retreats, however, can leave one with an empty wallet, and, truthfully, are rather unrealistic....