Attraction

A Florida Wood Sculptor and His “Whispering Giants”

To the casual observer, Peter Wolf Toth's property on U.S. 1 in Edgewater, Florida might be mistaken for a shop featuring chainsaw art. Intricately-carved wooden heads of Native Americans soar into the blue skies above. Faces carved into pieces of dr...

Weeki Wachee’s Mermaids Put On a Great Show

Ever since I was a kid and saw Darryl Hannah don a fish tail in the 1984 film Splash, I've been intrigued by mermaids. I'm not the only one. The mythological sea creatures have been a part of folklore in cultures around the world for centuries. Sail...

8 Ways Disney Can Give the American Pavilion a Food Upgrade

The pavilion at Epcot that represents the United States has a bad rep. It has for years, probably since the park’s opening day in 1982. Many Americans have complained the pavilion’s only attraction, an Audio-Animatronic trip through the nation’s h...

Why Gatorland Remains a Florida Classsic

I'm ashamed to admit that I've lived in Florida nearly 20 years and never set foot in one of the state's original roadside attractions - until a few days ago. My wife and I decided to take advantage of the Florida resident discount at Gatorland Su...

Big Bug Takeover at Leu Gardens

Who knew a bunch of gargantuan-size insects could be so lovable? And approachable? You'll be an instant fan of David Rogers and his "Big Bugs" outdoor exhibit at Orlando's Leu Gardens. Running now through April 15, the traveling exhibit uses art i...

Bongoland’s Forgotten Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs were once the centerpiece of a little-known tourist attraction in Port Orange, Florida called Bongoland. In 1948, Dr. Perry Sperber leased a plot of land covered in ancient oak trees that contained the ruins of an abandoned sugar mill. Tryi...