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  • Gatorland: Exotic-pet amnesty day set for May 19

     
    Gatorland and the Florida Wildlife Commission will hold a “non-native pet amnesty day” at the longtime attraction in south Orlando on May 19. The animals can be surrendered to the commission with no questions asked and no penalties. Non-native...
  • This week: Star Wars Weekend, Genevieve Gorder, Science of Wine

     
    One festival ends, another one begins this week at Walt Disney World, plus other arrivals: + The 2012 edition of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival wraps up Sunday. The designer showcase on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will feature HGTV's...
  • This week: Al Green, storm chaser Sean Casey, John Oates

     
    Quite a variety of special events this week at Orlando's theme parks and attractions: + Medieval Times, the Kissimmee dinner show with a 13th century theme, has the premiere of its new show on Tuesday.  The story changes, but the jousting and other...
  • Gatorland: $9.99 admission for Florida residents

     
    Gatorland is reinstating its discount for Florida residents. Floridians of all ages will get a day's admission for $9.99 between May 5 and June 30. The price is normally $21.99 ($13.99 ages 3-12). Proof of residency is required for adults. Gatorland...
  • Gatorland coloring-contest winners to nab annual passes

     
    Gatorland is holding a coloring contest for kids, and there are 60 annual passes on the line. Participants — up to age 12 — can gussy up one of two pieces of art (they're of owls, not alligators) on the Gatorland website and mail them to the...
  • Gatorland: Photo contest winners catch nature in action

     
    Gatorland has announced the results of its 2010 photo contest. Above is the striking “Green Heron Nest Building” shot from Jim Urbach, which captured first place in the bird division of the competiton. (When I emailed this one to my former...
  • Gatorland: Pet Amnesty Day a chance to turn in exotic animals

     
    Gatorland is sponsoring Pet Amnesty Day, a chance for people who own exotic, non-native animals to turn them in without penalty. The event, in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturda...
  • 21 animals surrendered on Gatorland’s Pet Amnesty Day

     
    Gatorland's Pet Amnesty  Day resulted in 21 exotic animals being turned into authorities of the Florida Wildlife Commission. The non-native species roll call included ball pythons, iguanas and turtles. Many animals were placed with approved adopters on...
  • Gatorland presents ‘Gator Bites’ podcasts

     
    Gatorland has introduced a podcast to show off its animals. “Gator Bites” will be produced on a monthly schedule, appearing on the park’s website (www.gatorland.com) on the third Thursday of each month. It is hosted by Tim Williams,...
  • Gatorland zipline over crocs, marsh set for summer debut

     
    Gatorland guests will be zipping over jumping crocodiles, the alligator breeding marsh and through the park's bird rookery by June, park officials said Thursday. Details of the Screamin' Gator Zip Line, announced during groundbreaking for the attraction,...
  • Book Review: Karen Russell’s “Swamplandia!”

     
    Review: Karen Russell's “Swamplandia!” By Tod Caviness Miami native Karen Russell has a nearly irresistible backdrop for Florida readers in “Swamplandia!”: A theme park in the heart of the swamps, where three damaged showbiz kids...