Walt Disney World increases ticket prices for the second time in the span of a year

EPCOT, Walt Disney World — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: M Jessica W Up until December 8, you may still purchase 2023 tickets at the current price if you intend to visit Walt Disney World. All ticket costs, including single-day tickets, multi-day passes, and annual pass renewals, will go up at that time.  This is

Ten facts you might not know about the Sunshine State’s history

History: Palm Beach, Florida, 1929 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Everett Collection It is a simple question asked in school: How many original colonies were there? One can assume you guessed 13, right? The correct answer is 14, and the number 14 is Florida. We don’t speak much about it because while the other

Here’s when Orlando resort parks and events reopened after Hurricane Ian

World Sphere at Universal Orlando Resort – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS ORLANDO, Fl. – Universal Orlando Resort, including CityWalk, has begun its phased reopening of several portions of its resort for guests on Friday after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida and barreled through the area.  Halloween Horror Nights opened on Friday

Salt & Straw ice cream brings one-of-a-kind flavors to Central Florida

Salt and Straw ice cream shop in Portland, Oregon – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Joshua Rainey Photography A little over a decade since opening an ice cream cart in Portland, Oregon, Tyler and Kim Malek have created a small frozen treat empire that stretches across the U.S. Kim and Tyler Malek, who are also

Disney World announces Weekday Magic Ticket deal for Florida residents

Walt Disney World — CREDIT: MATT STROSHANE/DISNEY ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida residents looking to head to Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary can now take advantage of a new weekday ticket deal. Starting Tuesday, Florida residents can buy Weekday Magic Tickets to Disney World. A two-day ticket will cost $149 plus tax. Residents can also buy

Disney halts vaccine mandate after Florida’s ban

Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Jerome Labouyrie The Walt Disney Company has put a halt to its coronavirus vaccine mandate for employees of its Florida theme park after the State Legislature and governor made it illegal for employers to require all workers to get vaccinated, a company spokesperson confirmed on Saturday.

Florida’s business-friendly climate entices thousands of California’s Disney employees to relocate

Walt Disney World — Courtesy: Shutterstock — VIAVAL TOURS Some of the 2,000 Walt Disney Company employees who are being transferred from California to Florida are already eyeing up the housing market near Orlando. “They are already trickling in,” Armel Real Estate owner Deanna Armel told WKMG of the Disney employees looking at homes. “I’m

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

Boo! These are Florida’s spookiest theme park events for 2021

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Amonarch ORLANDO, Fla. — As leaves fall, temperatures cool down, and pumpkin spice lattes go on sale, several Florida theme parks prepare for the arrival of the spookiest Halloween-themed events.  All three major theme parks in Central Florida — Walt Disney World, SeaWorld