After four months of specialized care, a 230-pound loggerhead sea turtle has returned to the ocean thanks to SeaWorld Orlando’s Rescue Team and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The sea turtle was released this morning at Sebastian Inlet. Rescued in January, the turtle was found floating in the Indian River Lagoon near Fort Pierce. It was missing its left front flipper and covered in barnacles with visible damage on its shell. At the time of rescue, the turtle weighed 218 pounds.
Adventures by Disney, a leader in guided group travel worldwide, recently revealed an action-packed new vacation to debut in 2018 – Iceland. This first-ever itinerary to one of the world’s most majestic and storied countries will allow travelers navigate the diverse landscapes of Iceland, exploring the natural wonders of massive glaciers and stunning volcanos. Rich Icelandic culture and unparalleled natural beauty join forces on this new 8-day, 7-night vacation. Continue reading to learn more about this and other itineraries.
It looks like the long period of drought might soon come to an end in Central Florida, as thunderstorms are slowly moving to the area. Indeed, Disney’s Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland golf courses are currently closed due to inclement weather. They will reopen when it is safe to do so. Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach have already closed for the day at 5 p.m., so this advisory doesn't affect them (at least, not today). UPDATE: As of 9 p.m., both courses have reopened to all Guests.
It's hard to believe, but we are three days away from the grand opening of Universal’s Volcano Bay! To mark the event, Universal Orlando Resort will host a grand opening celebration the morning of May 25. While this event is only open to select media and VIPs, everyone is invited to virtually attend the event through a live webcast. All those who will be tuning in will get a chance to win free tickets to Volcano Bay, hear from Dale Mason, the creative genius behind this new park, ask questions, and more.
To continue to provide excellent Guest service during the opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar, additional Guest Relation Cast Members will be available throughout Disney's Animal Kingdom on select dates. From May 27-29 and June 2-4, Guests will be able to find Guest Relations Cast Members in every land in the park (with the exception of Pandora - The World of Avatar) from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. They will assist Guests by answering their questions and helping them with any issue they may have.
A fun dining event is “rolling” into Disney Springs on June 2 and 3! Springs Street Eats will highlight eight food trucks – featuring some Central Florida favorites, including the Fantasy Fare and World Showcase of Flavors usually found in Exposition Park. You’ll find the trucks in the West Side neighborhood outside of Cirque du Soleil Friday, June 2 from 4-11 p.m. and Saturday, June 3 from noon-11 p.m. With live entertainment, this food truck rally is sure to be a tasty event that’s fun for the entire family.