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  • Pirates take over Tampa for Gasparilla 2013

    Pirates take over Tampa for Gasparilla 2013
    Somewhere between Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Super Bowl, some pirates find time to take over downtown Tampa for the annual Gasparilla pirate parade and street festival. Held on the last Saturday of January each year, more than 350,000 decended on...
  • Three Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for 2013

    Three Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for 2013
    The smile of Dr. Beach still shines on the Sunshine State as three Florida beaches made his annual Top 10 beaches in the U.S. list. Dr. Beach is Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman and he's Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal...
  • Don't miss: 'Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation' at Busch Gardens

    Don't miss: 'Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation' at Busch Gardens
    WHAT: Busch Gardens has a new stage show. "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" features characters from the "Madagascar" movies, plus singers, dancers and a live band in the Tampa theme parks' newly renovated Stanleyville Theater (now enclosed and...
  • Legoland Florida: World of Chima expansion to open July 3

    Legoland Florida: World of Chima expansion to open July 3
    Legoland Florida has announced that its World of Chima expansion will have its grand opening on July 3. The Winter Haven theme park's expansion will include an interactive water ride called the Quest for Chi, which will have onboard water cannons. The...
  • Busch Gardens celebrates opening of 'Madagascar' show

    Busch Gardens celebrates opening of 'Madagascar' show
    Busch Gardens is celebrating the opening of its stage show "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" with special events at the Tampa theme park Saturday and Sunday. + Animal expert Jack Hanna will make appearances at Gwazi Park at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m....
  • Busch Gardens: Live 'Madagascar' show to debut in May

    Busch Gardens: Live 'Madagascar' show to debut in May
    Busch Gardens will introduce a live musical show based on "Madagascar" characters next month. "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" will feature Alex the Lion, King Julien, Gloria the Hippo and other DreamWorks characters in a 20-minute production at the...
  • 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...
  • Busch Gardens: Help name baby rhino

    Busch Gardens: Help name baby rhino
    Busch Gardens is calling on the public to help name the baby white rhino that was born on its Serengeti Plain last week. The baby female and her mom have been backstage and bonding since the Oct. 23 brith, but they rejoined the group -- known as a...
  • New roller coasters may spice up Fun Spot

    New roller coasters may spice up Fun Spot
    Two new roller coasters and an additional high-flying attraction are key parts of a $25 million expansion next year at the Fun Spot location near International Drive. The attraction tripled its space with a land purchase last year, and it plans to triple...
  • Busch Gardens: Christmas Town tickets on sale

    Busch Gardens: Christmas Town tickets on sale
    Tickets are now on sale for Christmas Town, Busch Gardens' first after-hours, extra-ticket holiday event, which begins Nov. 30. Christmas Town will feature special holiday programming and decor Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through Dec. 23.  The...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Weekday tickets now $50

    SeaWorld Orlando: Weekday tickets now $50
    SeaWorld Orlando is now selling weekday admission tickets for $50. The deal, which begins Thursday, will run through Dec. 20, the theme park announced Wednesday. The new ticket is good for a single-day admission, Mondays through Fridays. The usual one-...
  • Busch Gardens: Musical guests for 2013 include Frank Sinatra Jr., Doobie Brothers, Oscar D'Leon, more

    Busch Gardens: Musical guests for 2013 include Frank Sinatra Jr., Doobie Brothers, Oscar D'Leon, more
    Busch Gardens has announced musical acts that will perform in various 2013 festivals at the Tampa theme park, including Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Frank Sinatra Jr., Doobie Brothers, Oscar D'Leon and others. All of these events are included in...