GCI installs steel track at Fun Spot

Orlando, Florida, USA

Great Coasters International has installed a section of their prototype steel track on White Lightning at Fun Spot. What separates this design from Rocky Mountain Construction’s I-Box is that no welding is required and it connects seamlessly with existing wooden track. Click the headline for more information and watch the track installation

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Annual IAAPA Expo cancelled

Orlando, Florida, USA

This year’s IAAPA Expo has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The annual event held at the Orange County Convention Center each November, features hundreds of ride manufacturer and industry supplier booths, informational symposiums and who’s who of the theme park world. Click the headline for more information

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Halloween Horror Nights cancelled

Orlando, Florida, USA

Universal theme parks announced they will not hold their Halloween Horror Nights this year due the coronavirus pandemic. The Orlando resort plans to maintain its daytime-only operating schedule, while a closure order in California has kept Universal Studios Hollywood closed for the past few months. Click the headline for more information

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Jurassic Park Coaster update

Orlando, Florida, USA

The beast is coming alive! The construction of Universal Studios Islands of Adventure’s new Jurassic Park roller coaster is taking shape, with many new elements starting to form. When will Universal officially announce this ride? Check out our construction video and big batch of images by clicking the headline

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Orlando’s Universal Resort reopens

Orlando, Florida, USA

Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of Universal Studios Florida and the first weekend since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak that all three theme parks were open. Staff ensured guest safety by enforcing social distancing and face mask wearing even as crowds remained small. Click the headline for more information

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Florida’s first major park to re-open

Winter Haven, Florida, USA

Legoland Florida became the first major theme park in the state to re-open following COVID-19 pandemic closures in March. Park staff checked guests’ temperatures and handed out face masks, while guests found hand sanitizers at each ride and signs encouraging social distancing throughout the park. Click the headline for more information

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