A father was accused of drunken tirade and child neglect at Disney resort.

A man, visiting Walt Disney World with his family, was arrested at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and faces multiple charges after he went on a “drunk tirade” through one of the resorts and let his child get sunburned on Sunday, according to authorities.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Brian Olmstead of Brunswick, Ohio on Sunday after at least 11 complaints were filed Olmstead over the course of four hours at the Disney resort.
According to the sheriff’s office arrest affadavit, man’s drunken tirade began at about 4 p.m. Sunday, when the first complaint was called in to the resort concierge. More »

For the third time in the last five days the new tram stopped working causing headaches for passengers. Hundreds of passengers were forced to take a bus or walk to their gates. Some flights had to be delayed, but yesterday more than 50 travelers missed their flights, according to Executive Director Phil Brown.

 

 

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The historic Gulfstream Hotel will be renovated, expanded and reopened soon.

 

A Delray Beach Developer is planning to revive the historic hotel in Lake Worth. Hudson Holdings, the Delray Beach company, is going ahead with an $80 million makeover of the Gulfstream Hotel.
The developer has announced plans to begin construction of a 12-month renovation and expansion of the hotel property this fall.
The 106-room Gulfstream Hotel at 1 Lake Avenue opened in 1924. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.

 

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The Walt Disney Resort is getting a gondola transportation system. The new transportation system would connect parks and hotels, documents confirm. The gondola system has been rumored for months.
Documents from the Disney-controlled Reedy Creek Improvement District confirm that the project is actually going forward and Walt Disney World is working on a gondola lift system in order to connect some of its theme parks and hotels.

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SpaceX launched the first reusable orbital rocket into space and then landed it on Earth Thursday.

In another historic first, SpaceX successfully re-launched one of its Falcon 9 reusable rockets into space and then landed the 224-foot-tall booster on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean safely.

The milestone occurred on March 30 and marked the first time in the spaceflight history that the same rocket has been used on two separate missions to orbit.
The Falcon 9 successfully launched a satellite toward orbit, 22,000 miles into space, delivered a telecom satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit More »

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Police and wildlife officials said an Ocala neighborhood should be on alert after a venomous cobra escaped from a home Monday night.
Authorities continue to search for the two-foot-long, monocled cobra that escaped from its owner’s home Monday in Ocala, 70 miles northwest of Orlando. The cobra was reported missing by its owner Brian Purdy around 11:15 pm Monday. Purdy has a venomous reptile permit. He was training another man to handle the cobra when it escaped around 9 pm.

 

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A new thrill ride is coming to the Skyplex amusement complex set to be built on the corner of International Drive and Sand Lake Road in Orlando.
SkyJump is the sixth major attraction planned for the complex, the developers announced Thursday. The new attraction joins the lineup of rides such as the Skyscraper roller coaster, the SkyFall ride, a 450-foot drop ride, a Sky Surf park and SkyLedge, which allows guests to walk around the edge of the Skyplex tower 600 feet above ground. More »

SpaceX delayed a rocket launch from Nasa’s historic moon pad 13 seconds before liftoff due to a familiar glitch.

Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX to halt the countdown with just 13 seconds remaining.

The launch of the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket was originally scheduled for Saturday at 10:01 a.m. ET. The new window for the mission will open at 9:38 a.m. Sunday. The company and NASA have officially announced the delay on Twitter. More »

The Star Wars attractions are scheduled to open at California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Walt Disney World in 2019, Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during an investor call a few days ago.
The 14-acre attractions were first announced in 2015. They are currently under construction at the parks and represent Disney’s largest single-theme land expansion ever. According to the DisneyParks blog, the lands will feature aliens and droids, various markets, landing zones, and buildings, as well as an epic attraction like Han Solo’s life-sized Millennium Falcon spaceship while on a mission that visitors will be able to pilot. The lands will also include a signature Star Wars adventure that puts visitors in the middle of an epic battle between First Order stormtroopers and the Resistance, and they will be given the chance to visit a remote trading port. More »

After 146 years, Ringling Bros will close the iconic “Greatest Show on Earth.”
Employees were told the sad news a few days ago in Orlando. Its last performance is scheduled for May 21 at the Nassau Coliseum. The circus will have 30 more performances. Some of them will be in Atlanta, Washington, Boston, and Philadelphia. Other stops on the show’s last tour include Long Island and Brooklyn.
The owners said the main reasons included high operating costs, decreasing tickets sales and changing public tastes. More »