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

Florida’s tourism industry reports lowest figures since 2010

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Gustavo Frazao The Sunshine State was on track to post record-setting tourism numbers for state visitations in 2020, but then the pandemic happened, and those projections were derailed. In fact, according to new data from Visit Florida, the tourism industry saw an astounding but reasonably expected 34 percent drop in

Central Florida time capsule buried in 1995 gets opened 25 years later—here were its predictions for 2020

Orange County Courthouse capsule in 1995 Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel A time capsule buried at an Orange County Courthouse in 1995 was opened yesterday, Feb 2— 25 years later, and in it came some predictions for 2020… 25 years ago, construction on the Orange County Courthouse was completed: fast forward to today, Orange County Mayor Jerry

Will Florida’s Walt Disney World be converted into a COVID-19 Vaccine Site?

Courtesy: Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The happiest place on Earth may soon have plans in motion to become a COVID-19 vaccine site in Florida. Florida is one of the nation’s hardest-hit states, with over 1.5 million confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, trailing only California and Texas in total cases. Converting a

2020: Florida’s year in review—Stories that made this year memorable

Happy New Year 2021 text on the beach. Abstract background photo of coming New Year 2021 and leaving the year of 2020 Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maps Expert As the world begins to turn the page on 2020 and look forward to a new year in 2021, we at Florida Insider decided to compile

How Walt Disney World Goes From Spooky to Winter Wonderland Practically Overnight

Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle decorated for holiday celebration. Courtesy: Image by peridotmaize from Pixabay Ever wondered how long it takes to change the extravagant adornment between the seasonal transitions at Disney World? Just when you’ve begun to imagine the sheer magnitude of the land owned by Disney, you’re probably still missing the nooks and crannies

High-Speed Train To Disney From Miami Could Soon Be A Reality For South Florida

MIAMI, FL/USA – JULY 14, 2018: Brightline is a high-speed train service between West Palm Beach, Florida and Miami. This is the West Palm Beach, station. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By Thomas Barrat On Monday, Miami-based high-speed rail service Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort announced initial agreement plans to construct a train station at the

Disney World Orlando theme parks announce increased capacity limits amidst growing virus numbers in the state

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by Jerome LABOUYRIE It’s no secret that this year has been one filled with ups and downs for just about everyone. The truth is, the COVID-19 pandemic was something no one ever expected and, least of all, something that was never expected to have the impact it has had so far.

Disney World: Baby White Rhino born at Walt Disney World resort– And he’s huge

Courtesy: Walt Disney World via Associated Press Over the weekend, a 150-pound (68-kilogram) white rhinoceros was born at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom theme park. 150-pounds… AT BIRTH.  The baby rhino, who has yet to be named, was birthed by Kendi, the first white rhinoceros born at the theme park back in 1999, reported the