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  • Horror fans pay a premium for extreme haunted mazes

    Horror fans pay a premium for extreme haunted mazes
    The increasing popularity of Halloween theme park events has spawned a new generation of exclusive reservation-only haunted mazes that promise a more intense and intimate experience for those willing to pay a premium. Photos: 10 extreme haunted mazes...
  • 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...
  • What is the best Florida beach?

    What is the best Florida beach?
    Every Memorial Day, a new beach is crowned best in the U.S. by a fellow known as Dr. Beach. Once you win, you're no longer eligible for the list, so the annual Top 10 list is always changing. So it makes sense that over the years, Florida has filled up...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5 closest beaches to Orlando

    5 closest beaches to Orlando
    1. Cocoa Beach, driving time: about 1 hour, 5 minutes. Read the guide. 2. Daytona Beach, driving time: about 1 hour, 7 minutes. Read the guide. 3. New Smyrna Beach, driving time: about 1 hour, 8 minutes. Read the guide. 4. Canaveral National Seashore,...
  • Florida water park guide

    Florida water park guide
    Not only does Florida have spectacular coasts on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico but the state also has plenty of other opportunities for relaxing, refreshing, renewing H2O fun -- at many water parks around the state. Here's a selection of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...