December 1, 2010 |
With 14 rides, including eight roller coasters, the proposed Orlando Thrill Park hopes to cater to enthusiasts underserved by Florida's theme parks. Photo gallery : View the 14 proposed Orlando Thrill Park rides Scheduled to open in summer 2013, the proposed amusement park would include rides from several manufacturers, including Intamin , Vekoma , Chance Morgan , Mack , S&S Power , U.S. ThrillRides and Mondial , according to Chuck Bell, spokesman for the Orlando Thrill Park.
November 9, 2010 |
Legoland Florida will open in October 2011 with 50 rides, attractions and shows at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World . In many ways, Legoland Florida will be similar to Legoland California in Carlsbad, which in turn is similar to other Legoland parks around the world: a kiddie theme park divided into lands based on adventure, exploration, imagination and, of course, Legos....
January 24, 2010 |
A 12-foot green anaconda has been captured at a Florida park, where it apparently had been feasting on waterfowl for months. The giant snake, a native of the Amazon, was spotted and captured Jan. 13 at East Lake Fish Camp by an Osceola County sheriff's mounted patrol unit. Toni Englert, who keeps horses at the park's stable, witnessed the capture. "The officers called me over and said, 'Toni, I think we know what happened to the ducks,' " Englert said. Englert had pointed out to deputies, who train at the park, that the ducks and geese were disappearing.
December 26, 2004
Florida's mega-theme parks, Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando, are bumping up adult admission prices $5. Disney, at Lake Buena Vista, is also revising ticket packages. Universal on Dec. 18 increased its one-day, single-park admission from $54.75 to $59.75, plus tax, for adults, and from $44.95 to $48 for children ages 3 to 9; kids younger than 3 are still admitted free. Disney will match those prices Jan. 2. It was Universal's third increase this year.
September 9, 2002 |
The price for an adult single-day ticket to any of Disney's four central Florida theme parks was raised $2 on Sunday to $50 before taxes, making the parks the area's most expensive by a nickel. The increase was timed for the end of the summer vacation season, said Disney spokesman Rick Sylvain. The company also is raising the price of multiday passes but said it will offer a discount to visitors who purchase them in advance.
January 14, 2001
Here's a milestone that beleaguered family budgets could do without: Admission to the major Florida theme parks has passed the $50 mark. As of last week, Disney World, Universal Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Adventure Park and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay had raised their one-day adult admission by about $2 to either $47.95 or $48, plus tax. That's $50.83 to $51.18, with tax added (depending on the locality). Children 9 and younger break the $40 barrier when tax is added.