| 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"...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Gatorland, the longtime Orange Blossom Trail attraction, has raised its ticket prices by $2 for adults and children.
General admission is now $26.99, $18.99 for ages 3 to 12. The increase took effect Sunday.
The 110-acre wildlife park's Florida-...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:25 AM
NBC's "Today" came to Orlando to announce big news: Diagon Alley, the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, will open July 8.
But that news didn't air live in Central Florida. How do you like that irony?
The announcement, which theme-...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 9:43 AM
A few years ago, I pledged to finally make my first visit to Gatorland, the iconic old-school tourist attraction in Orlando.
No, it hasn't happened yet.
As a native Floridian, it pains me to admit that I've never stopped at Gatorland, home to the...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 7:06 AM
From a safe distance at Disney's Animal Kingdom, I watched a momma and her three cubs snack on something fowl. They tore into the meat, chewing down to the bone, maneuvering around cartilage to get at every morsel.
Nearby, the poppa removed the skin from...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:59 AM
We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season. Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2012
It's embarrassing admission time for your Postcards correspondent.
I've never been to Gatorland, the iconic, old-school attraction that has been beckoning tourists to pass beneath its ridiculously enormous pointy-toothed jaws for more than half a...
| Aug 18, 2012
As regular readers know, I'm still building momentum toward my long-delayed, inaugural trip to Orlando's iconic Gatorland attraction.
This past weekend, I eased into that gator experience by returning to a spot that has been a favorite for years and also...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:38 PM
The Orlando World Center Marriott is making a a big splash on the local resort scene.
The 2,000-room resort, which towers above the landscape alongside Interstate 4 opposite Walt Disney World, has finished a multimillion-dollar refurbishment with the...
| 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...