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  • 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...
  • First quarterly report for Orlando theme parks: More Legoland, Limited Time Magic, work on Antarctica, Transformers

    First quarterly report for Orlando theme parks: More Legoland, Limited Time Magic, work on Antarctica, Transformers
    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...
  • 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...
  • At last, it's time to visit Gatorland

    At last, it's time to visit Gatorland
    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...
  • 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...
  • On Disney's doorstep

     On Disney's doorstep
    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...
  • Gatorland: How to fly on new Screamin' Gator Zip Line

    Gatorland: How to fly on new Screamin' Gator Zip Line
    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...
  • Gatorland raises ticket prices, extends Florida-resident discount

    Gatorland raises ticket prices, extends Florida-resident discount
    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...
  • 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...
  • This week in theme parks: Goodbye to Jaws, 'Guitar,' Grinchmas

    This week in theme parks: Goodbye to Jaws, 'Guitar,' Grinchmas
    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...
  • Gatorland: Florida resident discount returns

    Gatorland: Florida resident discount returns
    Gatorland, the longtime attraction on South Orange Blossom Trail, has reintroduced a Florida resident discount. With proof of residency, Floridians can get general admission to the park for $14.99 ($9.99 ages 3-12). Normally, tickets are $22.99 general,...