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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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Predictions of a fall in visitors to the US following the election of Donald Trump have become a reality, with a decline of nearly 700,000 in the first quarter of 2017.
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Six Flags has provided an update on its Mexico theme parks following this week’s devastating earthquake, with all of its employees safe and accounted for but damage to both its waterpark and theme park in the region.
Architecture competition announced for landmark South Australian art gallery
The government of South Australia is commissioning an international search for a design team to create a second site for the state’s acclaimed art gallery.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park submits plans for phase one of £50m expansion
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park has submitted plans for the first phase of its £50m (US$67.8m, €56.5m) expansion, a project which will bring in new animals and double the workforce.
More news>
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Salary: Competitive
Location: Chessington, United Kingdom
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Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Operations Manager
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Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
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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.
 


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