Orlando

Surprise Covid Inspection At Orlando Theme Parks

(CNN) - Compliance with coronavirus guidelines is a mixed bag at the Disney theme parks near Orlando. That's according to county "strike teams," which made a surprise inspection at the parks Monday. Magic Kingdom and Sea World got a…

Disney Plans Water Park Reopening In March 2021

(CNN)- Disney plans to re-open one of its water parks next year. The Walt Disney World Resort has two water parks: The Blizzard Beach Park and the Typhoon Lagoon Park. The company has not said which park would start…

Universal Orlando Resort To Cut Hundreds Of Jobs

Orlando, FL (WFTV) - Hundreds of cooks, servers, receptionists, and housekeepers at Universal Orlando Resort hotels are losing their jobs. The pandemic has hit the Florida theme park industry particularly hard. Loews hotels announced more than 800 employees at…

Universal Orlando Begins New Florida Resident Offer

(CNN)- Forget buy one get one bargains. Universal Orlando is offering a pretty magical deal. The Florida theme park says if Florida residents buy a one-day, park to park ticket they can access the parks every day through Christmas…

Possible Guidelines For Theme Park Re-openings

Orlando, FL (WESH) - An economic task force in central Florida is discussing possible guidelines and mandates for Orlando theme parks when they re-open. These are just initial suggestions for parks like Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld. Orange county officials…

FL: Pilot Whale Dies At SeaWorld Orlando

(CNN) - A pilot whale died at SeaWorld Orlando on Saturday. "Fredi" has lived there for eight years. She was part of a mass stranding of 23 pilot whales near Cudjoe Key, Florida in 2011. After rehabilitation, National Oceanic…

Disney Now Serving Alcohol at All Mk Restaurants

(CNN) - Adult visitors to Walt Disney World now have more options to have alcohol with their meals at the Magic Kingdom. Disney recently announced that three new restaurants inside the original Magic Kingdom park will offer beer and…

Orlando Water Parks Closed Due to Cold Temperatures

Orlando, FL (WESH) - Florida's cold snap is forcing Orlando's water parks to shut its doors. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Universal's Volcano Bay and Sea-World's Aquatica have been closed since Monday. The same three water parks were briefly closed last month…

Disney World to Open on Tuesday

(CNN) - The "happiest place on earth" will be up and running again on Tuesday. Walt Disney World was shut down onSsunday as former hurricane Irma was approaching the Orlando area. Online videos and pictures showed some flooding in Disney's…

Disney World Closing for Irma

(CNN) - Hurricane Irma has forced central Florida attractions; including Walt Disney World's four theme parks to close their gates. Disney officials say the parks will shut down early on Saturday and remain closed through Monday. The plan is to…