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.
Elon Musk shared an animation that reveals details on SpaceX
progress and what the company soon hopes to achieve after nearly a decade of
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.
A rocket prototype developed by SpaceX,
Mark 1, partially exploded during a pressure test conducted in Boca Chica,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.