No more virtual queues for Disney’s Rise of the Resistance attraction — Disney World takes a step into its new normal

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Disney World Hollywood Studios – Courtesy: Unsplash – Image by Brian McGowan Today isn’t just any other day at Walt Disney World’s theme park resort in Orlando, Florida. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the combined trackless dark ride, has been giving thrill-seekers an experience like no other since

Walt Disney World resumes selling annual passes with new options

Cinderella’s Castle Magic Kingdom – Courtesy: clickorlando.com – Image by Matt Bagsic During the COVID-19 pandemic, Walt Disney World stopped selling new annual passes to limit the number of guests at the parks. In early August, Disney officials announced that passes would resume but did not give a specific date.  The good news is that

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Act has been signed at Disney Wilderness Preserve

Aerial View of Florida Everglades at Sunset Hour – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by ocudrone POINCIANA, Fla. – Recently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act into law in Poinciana. The governor signed SB 976 at the Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve at 2700 Scrub Jay Trail.  The legislation guides the Florida

Two Florida cities earn a spot on Time magazine’s ‘World’s 100 Greatest Places’ list

St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL Lido Key Aerial Drone – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Suncoast Aerials Two Florida cities snagged a spot on a globe-spanning list of top destinations by one of the world’s most famous magazines.  Time magazine debuted its ‘The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2021’ list, and Orlando and Sarasota both

SeaWorld Orlando voted #1 U.S. amusement park for 2021

Orlando, Florida – June 23, 2019: Manta-Ray rollercoaster at Seaworld – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Move aside, Disney! A different Florida theme park was voted #1 in the U.S. North America has over 400 amusement parks and attractions. According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), these theme parks

Florida comes in at No. 2 on 2021 Most “Fun State” in America list according to new survey

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Shift Drive “Fun” is perceived and interpreted differently by everyone. One thing that may be fun for you may not be for someone else. However, one thing that remains constant: Florida has at least 1 fun thing for everyone. Some states are blessed with fun at every turn, and in

Florida’s Disney Parks are projecting to resume at 100% capacity by end of 2021

ORLANDO – DECEMBER 22: A sign in Orlando, FL points to the Walt Disney World Resort – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Katherine Welles After more than a year of struggling to pack the parks in Florida due to the pandemic, a promising sign of declining cases in the state point to Disney’s long-awaited full

Florida Theme Parks slowly returning to normalcy with loosened mask requirements

Dudley Do-Right Ripsaw Falls ride at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kamira Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their mask mandate for fully vaccinated persons in a surprise move that will bring Americans one step closer to pre-pandemic “normalcy.” One day after

Florida comes in second to only Hawaii for 2021 summer ‘Dream Destination’

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by icemanphotos It seems like traveling is a top priority on many Americans’ wish list this upcoming summer season.  Because last year canceled millions of plans for domestic and international travel due to pandemic closures, the travel bug is hitting even harder this time around, causing plans to find the next

As Spring Breakers hit Florida for warm escape, Walt Disney World reservations are sold out

Cinderella’s Castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Photo: aliwigle/Pixabay.com Florida has always been a popular destination for spring breakers across the country.  This year more than ever, will test Florida’s ability to handle a likely surplus of visitors from all states because of COVID-19 restrictions everywhere but in the Sunshine State.  As travelers look