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A Cypress Garden Rumor

The experiment that turned the beautiful, but dying, Cypress Gardens into an amusement park may be nearing an end. It pains me to write this rumor, but I completely understand the reasoning behind it. Winter Haven is just too far off the beaten path to… Read More »A Cypress Garden Rumor

Cypress Gardens to open on Fridays for just $10 in October

By cutting prices for admission on Fridays in September Cypress Gardens actually improved attendance to the point where they had the most successful weekend in a long time. So they’re going to do it again in October. “We realize that times are tough for people… Read More »Cypress Gardens to open on Fridays for just $10 in October

Central Florida Attraction News

What’s next for Central Florida? Could Disney dominance be on the way out? Those are the questions addressed by Chad Emerson at a blog dedicated to amusement news. Fight between two smaller International Drive area amusement parks draws near to its end. Fun Spot… Read More »Central Florida Attraction News

Central Florida Theme Park closures related to Fay

So far all three of the big theme parks are open today. Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal are operating as normal (Disney actually opened an hour early) with everything subject to changing weather conditions. Wet-n-Wild is closed and it’s probably not going to be much… Read More »Central Florida Theme Park closures related to Fay

Cypress Gardens to switch to weekends only

This weekend the Orlando Sentinel ran a long piece on experts opining about potential softness in the tourism market for central Florida. In short, things are softening, but so far, it’s not as bad as some thought. Major players like Walt Disney World, Universal, and… Read More »Cypress Gardens to switch to weekends only

Theme Park Injury Report

The Orlando Sentinel has a roundup of last quarter’s injury reports from Central Florida attractions. Just your usual assortment of broken bones, heart attacks, and seizures. For instance: At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a man, 32, had neck and head pain on Tower of Terror on… Read More »Theme Park Injury Report

Disney’s Magical Express feeling pain of Baggage Fees

All these new baggage fees being levied by the airlines aren’t just affecting the traveler’s pocket book, they’re making it more difficult for Disney’s Magical Express free shuttle service for Walt Disney World resort guests to get its job done. The Orlando Sentinel writes that… Read More »Disney’s Magical Express feeling pain of Baggage Fees