| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:13 PM
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...
| 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-...
| 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...