| Apr 3, 2008
For kids -- and parents too -- it may be the ultimate play land: a 10-square-mile, $64-billion zone with amusement parks by Six Flags, DreamWorks Animation and Universal Studios, plus museums, shopping and 55 hotels.
At twice the size of Walt Disney...
| May 19, 2008
It's a big year for fans of theme parks and roller coasters all over North America.
The long list of new attractions includes the rock 'n' roll-themed Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; the Nickelodeon-themed park at Minnesota's Mall of America; Toy...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:15 AM
There was only room for one Santa at a local theme park.
At the Christmas Town Dash 8k on Sunday, Busch Gardens specified that there could only be on Santa present -- the park’s Santa at Santa’s Workshop.
Several people had volunteered...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:42 PM
Ron Sullins' confidence level was high going into the Golfweek Senior Amateur Tour Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. Not so for Brian Layne.
Despite the differences in the confidence factor, the two Yorktown golfers returned home with national titles Nov....
| Dec 11, 2013
There is more that glitters at Christmas Town, Busch Gardens than the millions of twinkling lights adorning the park. The three shows I attended, "Miracles," "Gloria!" and "Deck the Halls" are a prime example of what makes Busch Gardens such a wonderful...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:06 PM
We predict that holiday fun and reindeer games will blanket the region in weeks ahead. So, here's a road map to help you navigate through the blizzard of mirth and the avalanche of good cheer.
May your bells forever jingle and your sleigh never get...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Loved those photos
•Nora: Daily Press online just posted a series of black-and-white photos of Busch Gardens' early years. I was blown away! I have just shared the link to the album on my Busch Gardens history community page on Facebook called...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Tom Burnett, 46, is chief executive officer of accesso Technology Group PLC, the British attractions technology company, formerly known as Lo-Q, that bought Lake Mary-based accesso a year ago. The company's clients include Comcast Corp.'s Universal...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:37 PM
— There won't be a surplus of "ho ho hos" at the Christmas Town Dash 8K this Sunday.
That's because Busch Gardens exercised a clause in the race contract specifying that the only Santa at Christmas Town is the one in Santa's Workshop.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:
Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Florida Residents can purchase single-day tickets to Aquatica Orlando for 50 percent off the regular...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:17 PM
It's the end of the road for Timbuktu at Busch Gardens.
One of the Tampa theme park's original "lands" will be rethemed and called Pantopia when the Falcon's Fury thrill ride debuts there in the spring. The new attraction — which will drop...