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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Workforce Central Florida: Bureaucracy Gone Wild with federal money

    Workforce Central Florida: Bureaucracy Gone Wild with federal money
    Of all the bureaucracies that waste money, Workforce Central Florida is an itty-bitty one, just another of the tiny pinholes through which our loans from China seep out of Washington and into the abyss. So I will offer only this itty-bitty protest. Will...
  • Gatorland free to teachers in September and October

    Gatorland free to teachers in September and October
    Gatorland will give free admission to Florida teachers, plus one guest apiece, throughout September and October, the longstanding attraction announced Thursday. Public- and private-school teachers must present a photo ID and pay stub from one of the...
  • Gatorland deals: First responders free; discounts on zip line

    Gatorland deals: First responders free; discounts on zip line
    Gatorland is giving free admission to Central Florida law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical services workers and 911 dispatchers during the month of September. Participants must have a valid department ID at time of purchase. In...
  • 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...
  • This week at attractions: Al Green, storm chaser Sean Casey, John Oates

    This week at attractions: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...