Tag: Florida

Florida Getting Nearly As Many Tourists As It Did Pre-Pandemic, Report Finds As Covid Surges

Florida Getting Nearly As Many Tourists As It Did Pre-Pandemic, Report Finds As Covid Surges

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**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** Topline As Florida now faces one of the largest Covid-19 surges in the world, a new report from the state’s tourism board finds its tourism industry has largely rebounded, with nearly as many visitors—and even more Americans—traveling to the state between April and June as in 2019. Travelers at the Orlando International ... Read More

Disney World Loosens Mask Mandate Amid Florida Covid Surge

Disney World Loosens Mask Mandate Amid Florida Covid Surge

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**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** Topline Walt Disney World in Florida will no longer require guests to wear face masks when they’re on rides or in line outdoors as of Thursday, Disney announced Wednesday, loosening the resort’s mask rules just weeks after they were reimposed amid a massive Covid-19 surge in Florida. Guests wearing face masks ride ... Read More

Disney World keeps COVID-19 rules despite DeSantis’ order

Disney World keeps COVID-19 rules despite DeSantis’ order

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**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed an executive order ending all local COVID-19 emergency orders in the state, but two of Central Florida's major theme parks are staying the course for now. What You Need To Know Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed executive order lifting local COVID emergency ... Read More

Universal Offers 3-Day Ticket Deal to Florida Residents

Universal Offers 3-Day Ticket Deal to Florida Residents

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Universal Orlando has announced another ticket deal just for Florida residents. What You Need To Know Universal offering 3-day ticket deal to Florida residents Tickets include admission to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure The 2-Park, 3-Day ticket costs $164.99 for admission to one park per day Tickets must be purchased by December 17 and used by March 26 The deal includes admission ... Read More

Theme Parks in Compliance With COVID Measures

Theme Parks in Compliance With COVID Measures

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**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County strike teams are visiting Central Florida theme parks to make sure they're following the county mask mandate and CDC-recommended coronavirus safety precautions. What You Need To Know COVID strike teams still visiting theme parks to monitor compliance Walt Disney World, Aquatica, SeaWorld, and Universal have been in-compliance Strike ... Read More

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Releases POV of Iron Gwazi Coaster

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Releases POV of Iron Gwazi Coaster

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TAMPA, Fla. – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s newest roller coaster, Iron Gwazi, was on track to open earlier this year, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed those plans. The new record-breaking attraction, which is being touted as the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster, is now expected to open spring 2021. As fans wait with growing anticipation, Busch Gardens has released the first POV footage from aboard ... Read More

Eta remains a tropical storm as Florida prepares for 2nd hit

Eta remains a tropical storm as Florida prepares for 2nd hit

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Eta remained a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon as it prepared to skirt past the heavily populated Tampa Bay region in Florida and crash ashore in the coming hours somewhere to the north along the Gulf of Mexico coast.The storm's maximum sustained winds remained at about 70 mph (110 kph) off Florida's west coast as the storm moved northward, according to the National ... Read More

Universal Orlando Reveals Lineup for Holiday Celebration

Universal Orlando Reveals Lineup for Holiday Celebration

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Now that Halloween season is over, Universal Orlando is getting into the holiday spirit. What You Need To Know Universal Orlando getting ready for holiday celebration This year's event will feature new offerings as well as a few modifications New holiday Tribute Store, Grinch appearances, return of butterbeer The resort on Friday revealed how it plans to celebrate the holidays this year, with ... Read More

Disney announces thousands of layoffs as coronavirus pandemic continues

Disney announces thousands of layoffs as coronavirus pandemic continues

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**** Please visit the themeparks official websites for their latest guidelines and openings **** ORLANDO, Fla. – After a series of financially devastating months caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Disney is laying off thousands of employees, according to a statement from the company.The company has announced it will lay off at least 28,000 U.S. employees, of which 67% are part-time, according to the statement.The statement, from ... Read More

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Reveals Howl-O-Scream Scare Zones

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Reveals Howl-O-Scream Scare Zones

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TAMPA, Fla. — Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s popular Halloween event Howl-O-Scream will feature 10 scare zones this year, including four that are new. What You Need To Know Busch Gardens reveals Howl-O-Scream scare zones This year's event will feature 10 in total, 4 of them new Scare zones have been modified with health and safety measures Howl-O-Scream will run select nights Sept. 25 through November 1 ... Read More