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  • Florida panthers: up close and personal

    Florida panthers: up close and personal
    What do you get when you're given a rare opportunity to plop down a remote-operated camera just inches from an endangered Florida panther? Thanks to the kind assistance of the expert animal handlers at Gatorland, Fla., some very unique footage of the...
  • The Prospector: It just got more difficult recruiting Florida with Urban Meyer at Ohio State

    The Prospector: It just got more difficult recruiting Florida with Urban Meyer at Ohio State
    Urban Meyer is at Ohio State now. Florida fans are miffed and who can blame them. He left the Gators citing his health, his burnout and his lack of time with the family. Family weekends must have been wonderful this past season, with daddy/hubby spending...
  • Your guide to zip: Zip lines in the Orlando area

    Your guide to zip: Zip lines in the Orlando area
    Things are zipping right along with yet another zip line operating here. Kissimmee's Old Town is incorporating a 300-foot zip into its Pepsi AMPVenture Experience, which includes a rock-climbing wall and obstacle course. A $39.95 wristband gets a round on...
  • There's more zip to Gatorland

    There's more zip to Gatorland
    Gatorland is flying high with its Screamin' Gator Zip Line, an aerial cable course that skirts the edges — and flies over animal habitats — of the theme park. Before the park's official opening Thursday, I was part of a preview group that...
  • First U.S. zip-line roller coaster rips into Central Florida

    First U.S. zip-line roller coaster rips into Central Florida
    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...
  • Talking turkey at the theme parks: The legs, the legend

    Talking turkey at the theme parks: The legs, the legend
    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...
  • DeLand's Shady Oak Restaurant offers rustic charm on river

    DeLand's Shady Oak Restaurant offers rustic charm on river
    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...
  • First-ever 'GatorCam' provides animal-eye view at Gatorland

    First-ever 'GatorCam' provides animal-eye view at Gatorland
    Meet Mona. She is the 7-foot, 160-pound star of Gatorland's "Florida Cracker" style Alligator Wrestlin' Show. In our continuing series of crazy things we do with Team Florida 360's GoPro video cameras --you may remember my escapades with DuckCam and...
  • Video: Gatorland Zip Line

    Video: Gatorland Zip Line
    It seems zip line attractions are popping up everywhere these days, and now Gatorland has joined the mix with the opening of their own Screamin' Gator Zip Line. The Zip Line course consist of five towers and 1,200 feet of zip line winding around the park...
  • Cool places for kids during spring break, summer

     
    A neighbor asked me if I knew of any good places to take his 7-year-old daughter during spring break. I was caught off guard and couldn't name anywhere except the Science Center. So, after giving it more thought, I know it's kind of late (for Orange...
  • Zip it: New zip line open in Kissimmee, plus Gatorland sets opening date for its Screamin’ Gator course

     
    Things are, well, zipping right along for new Central Florida zipline attractions. Zip Orlando has opened for business in Kissimmee, and Gatorland has set a date for the opening of its Screamin' Gator Zip Line. The Zip Orlando course is located adjacent...