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According to Barrons' recent report, Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger discussed potential new procedures for guest screening prior to admission at any of Disney's theme parks, in California, Florida, Asia and Europe.
The funds are coming from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Gulf Coast Restoration for the Snorkel and Dive Reef construction project. The $1,233,566.00 Direct Component grant comes from funds included in the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) which was passed in 2012.
Florida's most popular theme parks made headlines at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in Orlando. Announcements of new attractions in central Florida overshadowed IAAPA's report slowing expansion in American and Asian markets. Despite the dropoff in...
“Our cruise lines have waited months for updated guidance from the CDC, while so many other industries were able to reopen safely. While the CDC finally released some updated guidance for this important industry, they still haven’t answered my call to provide the cruise line industry with a timeline of when they can begin sailing, which is urgently needed,” Scott said.
*Video courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort. Earlier this week, Universal Orlando Resort announced a ride update that is sure to please fans of the Harry Potter franchise. Universal announced an official opening date of June 13 for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures...
In Lake Buena Vista, Florida, authorities say a worker at a Walt Disney World hotel stole nearly $49,000 from the company as part of a fraudulent hotel guest refunding scheme. According to the State Attorney's office, Jamaica Adidja Hall, 31,...
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., first brought out the “Canadian Snowbirds Act” back in September 2019 with U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., R-Fla., cosponsoring it. The bill would add two extra months to the 182 days that retired Canadians who are 50 and older can stay in the United States each year.