New Attractions Coming to Orlando

What is coming to Orlando in 2020 and 2021?

Theme parks all around Orlando have been adding new experiences to their lineups. From the highly themed to the highly thrilling, here are 5 new roller coasters coming to town.

Ice Breaker at SeaWorld Orlando, coming spring 2020

Ice Breaker will be SeaWorld Orlando’s first launched roller coaster. Opening this coming spring, it will be built in the Wild Arctic area of the park. The coaster will take riders both forward and backward, with speeds reaching 52 miles per hour on a 90-second trip. With a track length of 2,750 feet, it will reach a maximum height of 95 feet.

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Musk Shared Video Showing How First Crewed Dragon Mission Should Look

Elon Musk shared an animation that reveals details on SpaceX progress and what the company soon hopes to achieve after nearly a decade of effort.

Musk shared a video showing the SpaceX team working on building the curved dome that will be mounted atop the completed Starship SN1. The digit likely stands for “number 1”. Musk added that each new SN version of the rocket builds will have minor improvements “at least through the first 20 or so versions”, so it is clear they expect to test these quickly.

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Video Shows SpaceX Starship Rocket Prototype Exploding During a Test

A rocket prototype developed by SpaceX, Mark 1, partially exploded during a pressure test conducted in Boca Chica, Texas.

The incident happened at the company’s launch site in Boca Chica this week and was captured on a Livestream by a YouTube user. During the test, the upper portion of the rocket blew apart and heavy plumes of smoke flowed from the vehicle, sending shrapnel flying into the air.

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High-Speed Train Connecting Orlando Theme Parks and Miami Cruise Port Set to Open in 2022

Construction works continue on Virgin Trains high-speed rail service across the state of Florida.

Formally known as Brightline, the train will connect Orlando to West Palm Beach, down to Miami, with speeds up to 125 mph.

Florida’s new high-speed rail system is part of a goal to get 3 million cars off the road. The rail is expected to cost $2.5 billion, including a $70 million maintenance facility south of the Orlando International Airport.

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Disney Florida launches three-story high Skyliner gondolas

Disney World officially opened its Skyliner service to the public, giving Orlando guests high-flying transportation.

Disney World has introduced the Skyliner, an aerial cable car system with 300 colorful gondolas that whisk visitors from hotels to theme parks. Six miles of cable and five stations link Walt Disney World’s resorts with Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot Center. 

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Orlando International Airport Resumes Operations

Orlando International Airport reopens for flights noon Wednesday, airport officials announced.

The Orlando airport was closed at 2 a.m. Tuesday in preparations for Hurricane Dorian. Greater Orlando Aviation Authority officials, after consulting with the National Weather Service, said it is safe to reopen the state’s busiest airport.

Walt Disney World theme parks in Florida closed Tuesday afternoon ahead of forecasted strong winds and heavy rain. The approaching storm also forced Orlando International Airport to stop operations at 2 a.m. Tuesday.

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Orlando International Airport Will Be Open Monday

Orlando International Airport will remain open on Monday, according to a statement of officials.

As the forecast for Hurricane Dorian shifted further off Florida’s east coast, Orlando International Airport will continue with operations on Monday, despite a previous tweet saying it would cease flights at 2 a.m. Monday on September 2.

The Orlando International Airport announced on Saturday night that flight operations will continue on Monday. Airport officials say Dorian’s changing track is the reason behind the decision of lifting its previous planned closure and they will keep an eye on the storm.

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Hurricane Dorian Strengthens, Could Hit Florida as a Category 4 Storm

Floridian residents are on high alert as hurricane Dorian approaches.

Dorian is expected to hit Florida as a dangerous category 4 storm. Floridians are racing to get ready and rushed to supermarkets across the states collecting food and supplies. Tourists are scrambling to get out as the dangerous hurricane is getting closer.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches 18th Cargo Mission to International Space Station

SpaceX successfully launched its 18th cargo flight to the space station Thursday evening.

The Space-X Dragon Capsule lifted off at 6:01 p.m., from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Thunderstorms moving across Florida delayed a launch attempt on Wednesday and the weather predictions indicated a low chance for launch Thursday as more stormy weather was expected. However, clouds thinned out and right on time the Falcon 9 roared to life and lifted off.

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