A great milestone was reached in the past few days in the I-Drive 360 area. In fact, the final spoke of the Orlando Eye was installed, officially completing the outer section of the observation wheel. While the glass cabins are still waiting to be installed, those walking by the area can finally see the complete structure that will soon provide a fantastic panoramic view of the Central Florida area to thousands of Guests. Take a look around with us:

As we reported at the beginning of this year, Creature Comforts (a themed store located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park) will close on January 4, 2015 after park closing. The location will reopen in summer of 2015 as a quick-service restaurant, with current rumors pointing to a possible new Starbucks. The MyMagic+ service center that was located in Creature Comforts will also close, but it is scheduled to reopen in a new location in spring of 2015.

Disney's Hollywood Studios is definitely very crowded this evening, and this results in higher-than-usual wait times for the park's (few) attractions. In order to ensure Guests visiting the park have the best possible experience, Disney's Hollywood Studios will be extending operating hours. Park close has been changed from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. today, December 19, 2014. As always, we recommend checking back here on OTPN for any additional updates.

Tampa, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2014) – A male endangered western lowland gorilla was born at Busch Gardens Tampa on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 11:35 a.m. The baby is healthy and is currently being cared for by first-time mother Pele, with the Busch Gardens animal care team watching closely. This is the second gorilla birth at Busch Gardens and brings to six the number of gorillas in the park’s Myombe Reserve habitat, a 3-acre rainforest environment that opened in 1992. 

Fans of Soarin' are going to be quite happy this evening, as we are ready to share new information that will shed some light on the future of this very popular Epcot attraction. Before starting, we would like to underline the fact that all the information included in this post comes from an extremely reliable source that is very knowledgeable about the project. Anything not yet confirmed will be clearly marked as a rumor. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.