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Gatorland is adding more than 70 animals -- including a 15-foot American crocodile known as Bonecrusher II -- to the attraction after purchasing the creatures from the recently closed Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs. New to Gatorland will be...
Tags: Everglades, Orange Blossom Trail
Zany premises and a few political jabs are part of the fun in "Barack to the Drawing Board," presented by The Humor Mill, a 5-year-old Orlando comedy troupe. Based on the improvised comedy styles made famous by the Second City in Chicago, "Barak" is a...
The newest residents of Gatorland are warm-blooded and furry. Neiko and Lucy, a brother-sister pair of Florida panthers, have moved into a new habitat dubbed Panther Springs. The 7-year-old big cats moved in early this week and are getting accustomed to...
Tags: Wildlife, Endangered Species, Conservation
What do you get when you're given a rare opportunity to plop down a remote-operated camera just inches from an endangered Florida panther? Thanks to the kind assistance of the expert animal handlers at Gatorland, Fla., some very unique footage of the...
Tags: Kissimmee, Apple iPhone
First quarterly report for Orlando theme parks: More Legoland, Limited Time Magic, work on Antarctica, TransformersWe’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...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — While it touts its proximity to Orlando and Central Florida's mega-theme parks, this city in many ways has grown into a worthy destination itself for spring break. If you are among the 1.3 million expected to visit the...
The alligators of Orange Blossom Trail are about to get new neighbors. Gatorland is adding an exhibit called Panther Springs, set to open in April. The $200,000 attraction will feature a brother-sister pair of big cats named Neiko and Lucy, Florida...
Tags: Orange Blossom Trail
For the McLaughlin family, Mrs. Mac's Restaurant was not just a place to eat, but a place to gather and bond since it opened in 1945. Some family members could even call the restaurant their home because there were living quarters on the second floor....
Tags: Heart Failure, Kissimmee, Recipes, Rentals, Labor Legislation
Friday's impending storm in the Northeast let author Karen Russell have a day off. "It's like a snow day!" she exclaimed in a phone call from Philadelphia, where the Miami native now lives. "I get to stay home!" Russell, whose Florida-set novel...
It's time once again for Winter With the Writers, one of the literary treasures of Central Florida. Each year, Rollins College presents the program, subtitled "A Festival of Literary Arts," to the community without charge. The college is proud of the...
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...
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