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  1. SeaWorld to revamp Kraken coaster with virtual reality headsets

    Florida

    As if plunging 150 feet down a floorless coaster isn't scary enough, SeaWorld has announced that its Kraken roller coaster will be retrofitted next year with virtual reality headsets to make riders feel like they are undersea being chased by mythical monsters.

    SeaWorld has announced that its Kraken roller coaster will be retrofitted next year with virtual reality headsets to make riders feel like they are undersea being chased by mythical monsters. 
Kraken will be Florida's first digitally enhanced ride experience.
  2. From Disney's Space Mountain to SeaWorld's Mako: We're pushing the limits on roller coaster thrills

    Florida

    ORLANDO

    I n January 1975, Mickey Mouse donned a space suit to herald the newest attraction in Disney's Tomorrowland, the first roller coaster on Earth to be controlled by a computer.

    Riders get their kicks on SeaWorld’s Krakken. As theme parks continue upping the thrills, the floorless roller coaster that reaches heights of more than 150 feet is getting more intense next year.  SeaWorld plans to retrofit Krakken with virtual reality headsets to give riders the sensation of traveling through the sea amid mythical creatures.
  3. Busch Gardens adds extra free months to annual pass

    Florida

    Busch Gardens is temporarily extending the reach of its annual passes by three months, which means you can get 15 months at the Tampa theme park for the price of 12 months.

    Busch Gardens’ 12-month pass is good for 15 months if you buy by Jan. 3.
JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times
  4. Baby animal alert: Fighting extinction, Lowry Park Zoo welcomes birth of rare tiger cub (w/video)

    Florida

    Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo announced Tuesday that on Sept. 11 the zoo welcomed its first critically endangered Malayan tiger cub. With only 250 Malayan tigers left in the wild, the implications of this birth "could be massive in the protection of the species both in the wild and in human care," the zoo wrote in a news …

    Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo welcomed its first critically endangered Malayan tiger cub. The pair will likely be out of sight from visitors for the next few weeks.