| 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...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Gatorland will give Florida teachers free tickets for themselves and one guest to the attraction during March and April.
Teachers will be required to present a photo ID and proof of employment at the time of admission. This deal cannot be used in...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 12:09 PM
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 Saturday, Oct....
| Mar 15, 2011
| 12:29 PM
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:52 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 8:21 PM
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.
| Dec 1, 2011
| 2:18 AM
Urban Meyer is at Ohio State now.
Florida fans are miffed and who can blame them. He left the Gators citing his health, his burnout and his lack of time with the family. Family weekends must have been wonderful this past season, with daddy/hubby spending...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 11:33 AM
Gatorland is flying high with its Screamin' Gator Zip Line, an aerial cable course that skirts the edges — and flies over animal habitats — of the theme park. Before the park's official opening Thursday, I was part of a preview group that...