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Orlando theme parks reopen as city avoids major hurricane damage
POSTED 10 Oct 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Orlando’s theme parks reopened this weekend after the force of Hurricane Matthew left the majority of Central Florida largely unscathed.

The theme park capital avoided a major hit when the hurricane moved east, hitting the Florida coast with force but leaving Orlando with a “bad storm”, leaving the likes of Disney World and Universal Orlando relatively unscathed.

The hurricane did have some effect on the area, with reports of trees blown over and power lines knocked down, while torrential rains caused some flooding. Airports were affected too, with cancelled flights meaning air travel is still being disrupted in the storm’s wake.

Parks reopened following a cleanup of storm debris on Saturday (8 October), with Universal Orlando and Legoland opening at their scheduled hours, Disney World opening its parks at 8am and SeaWorld at noon.

The Orlando Eye has also reopened, along with its fellow Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Aquarium attractions in the Merlin I-Drive 360 cluster, while Orlando Science Center, Orange County Regional History Center, Bok Tower Gardens, WonderWorks and the Crayola Experience are all business as usual.

The effects of Hurricane Matthew has been felt more widely across the US and the Caribbean, with the deadly storm claiming nearly 1,000 lives and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power. After tearing through Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, the hurricane has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. On its current path, there is a possibility the storm could hit Orlando for a second time, though its force would be “significantly weakened”.

"There's been a really serious hurricane," said US President, Barack Obama. "People were hit. They weren't hit as directly as we had feared but it has left a lot of destruction in its wake."
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Orlando theme parks reopen as city avoids major hurricane damage
POSTED 10 Oct 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Orlando’s theme parks reopened this weekend after the force of Hurricane Matthew left the majority of Central Florida largely unscathed.

The theme park capital avoided a major hit when the hurricane moved east, hitting the Florida coast with force but leaving Orlando with a “bad storm”, leaving the likes of Disney World and Universal Orlando relatively unscathed.

The hurricane did have some effect on the area, with reports of trees blown over and power lines knocked down, while torrential rains caused some flooding. Airports were affected too, with cancelled flights meaning air travel is still being disrupted in the storm’s wake.

Parks reopened following a cleanup of storm debris on Saturday (8 October), with Universal Orlando and Legoland opening at their scheduled hours, Disney World opening its parks at 8am and SeaWorld at noon.

The Orlando Eye has also reopened, along with its fellow Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Aquarium attractions in the Merlin I-Drive 360 cluster, while Orlando Science Center, Orange County Regional History Center, Bok Tower Gardens, WonderWorks and the Crayola Experience are all business as usual.

The effects of Hurricane Matthew has been felt more widely across the US and the Caribbean, with the deadly storm claiming nearly 1,000 lives and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power. After tearing through Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, the hurricane has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. On its current path, there is a possibility the storm could hit Orlando for a second time, though its force would be “significantly weakened”.

"There's been a really serious hurricane," said US President, Barack Obama. "People were hit. They weren't hit as directly as we had feared but it has left a lot of destruction in its wake."
RELATED STORIES
Orlando prepares as Hurricane Matthew approaches


Several theme parks and attractions in Orlando have been forced to take precautionary action ahead of Hurricane Matthew's impending arrival in Central Florida later today (6 October).
IAAPA relocating global headquarters to Orlando as organisation extends expo commitment through to 2030


IAAPA has announced plans to relocate its offices from Washington to Orlando, with the attractions capital of the world also to host the organisation’s annual expo through to at least 2030.
Disney: Zika not affecting Florida attendance


Despite concerns for wider Orlando, Disney has said the zika virus isn’t effecting its business in Florida, with “no real impact on cancellations or future bookings.”
Exhibitor space for Orlando’s IAAPA Expo sells out


More than 1,000 exhibitors have purchased booth space for the attractions industry’s biggest event of the year, which takes place in Orlando, Florida, in November.
MORE NEWS
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One of Asia’s most anticipated waterpark projects is almost complete, with the Atlantis Sanya resort approaching its May 2018 opening date.
HLF considers change to funding methods
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is changing the way it hands out finances for British projects, with the organisation considering the introduction of loans and corporate funding objectives starting next year.
UNStudio win competition for EuropaCity's indoor/outdoor cinema complex
One of the largest ongoing leisure developments on the planet, EuropaCity in Paris, will feature a dramatic indoor/outdoor cinema embedded into the landscape, courtesy of a competition-winning design by UNStudio.
Liverpool creates action plan as Unesco threatens removal of historic city from World Heritage list
In a bid to protect its World Heritage status, the City of Liverpool and Historic England have drawn up a heritage action plan, created to navigate the threat posed by a proposed development of the city’s waterfront, which could see it struck from the Unesco register.
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LATEST JOBS
Theme Park Resort Duty Manager - Operations
Gulliver's Theme Park
Salary: Competitive
Location: Matlock Bath, Matlock, UK
Educational Ranger
Center Parcs Ltd
Salary: £8.82 Per Hour
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Activity Instructor
Girlguiding UK
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, UK
Head Lifeguard/ Duty Officer
Brean Splash
Salary: Hourly rate up to £8.50 per hour - 44 hours per week
Location: Somerset, UK
Pool Manager
Brean Splash
Salary: £21,000 - £26,000 per annum
Location: Somerset, UK
Tour Operations Manager
The Football Association
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Wembley, UK



 
 
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NEWS
Orlando theme parks reopen as city avoids major hurricane damage
POSTED 10 Oct 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Orlando’s theme parks reopened this weekend after the force of Hurricane Matthew left the majority of Central Florida largely unscathed.

The theme park capital avoided a major hit when the hurricane moved east, hitting the Florida coast with force but leaving Orlando with a “bad storm”, leaving the likes of Disney World and Universal Orlando relatively unscathed.

The hurricane did have some effect on the area, with reports of trees blown over and power lines knocked down, while torrential rains caused some flooding. Airports were affected too, with cancelled flights meaning air travel is still being disrupted in the storm’s wake.

Parks reopened following a cleanup of storm debris on Saturday (8 October), with Universal Orlando and Legoland opening at their scheduled hours, Disney World opening its parks at 8am and SeaWorld at noon.

The Orlando Eye has also reopened, along with its fellow Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Aquarium attractions in the Merlin I-Drive 360 cluster, while Orlando Science Center, Orange County Regional History Center, Bok Tower Gardens, WonderWorks and the Crayola Experience are all business as usual.

The effects of Hurricane Matthew has been felt more widely across the US and the Caribbean, with the deadly storm claiming nearly 1,000 lives and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power. After tearing through Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, the hurricane has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. On its current path, there is a possibility the storm could hit Orlando for a second time, though its force would be “significantly weakened”.

"There's been a really serious hurricane," said US President, Barack Obama. "People were hit. They weren't hit as directly as we had feared but it has left a lot of destruction in its wake."
RELATED STORIES
Orlando prepares as Hurricane Matthew approaches


Several theme parks and attractions in Orlando have been forced to take precautionary action ahead of Hurricane Matthew's impending arrival in Central Florida later today (6 October).
IAAPA relocating global headquarters to Orlando as organisation extends expo commitment through to 2030


IAAPA has announced plans to relocate its offices from Washington to Orlando, with the attractions capital of the world also to host the organisation’s annual expo through to at least 2030.
Disney: Zika not affecting Florida attendance


Despite concerns for wider Orlando, Disney has said the zika virus isn’t effecting its business in Florida, with “no real impact on cancellations or future bookings.”
Exhibitor space for Orlando’s IAAPA Expo sells out


More than 1,000 exhibitors have purchased booth space for the attractions industry’s biggest event of the year, which takes place in Orlando, Florida, in November.
 


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