| 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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:41 PM
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — While it touts its proximity to Orlando and Central Florida's mega-theme parks, this city in many ways has grown into a worthy destination itself for spring break.
If you are among the 1.3 million expected to visit the...
| May 25, 2011
| 9:07 AM
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...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Gatorland is making final preparations for the debut of its Screamin' Gator Zip Line, an aerial cable course that skirts the edges and flies over animal habitats of the theme park. Its official opening date is June 16, but the website says it's...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Gatorland, the longtime attraction on South Orange Blossom Trail, has raised its ticket prices, effective Dec. 1. Admission is now $24.99 general, and $16.99 ages 3-12. That's a two-dollar increase in both categories.
But the wildlife-themed attraction...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:32 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 10:11 AM
Where to go, what to do at Orlando's theme parks and attractions during the week of Dec. 26, 2011:
+ The Orlando Science Center spotlights three performers as it winds up its exhibit called "Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World." Participating...