Hepatitis A Found in Food Service Worker at Walt Disney World Dinner Show

Case of hepatitis A has been confirmed in food service worker at Walt Disney World dinner show, health officials said.

A worker at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness Campground contracted hepatitis A, according to officials with the Florida Department of Health.

The case was reported on January 24. The Health Department’s epidemiology staff in Orange County confirmed the case in the lab. The department has been working with Disney World to provide vaccines to staff members since last week. There is no information whether guests were affected.

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Disney Buys Almost 1,000 Acres of Land Just South of Walt Disney World

New rumors arose: Disney is up to something. The Walt Disney Company purchased 965 acres of land southeast of Celebration, property records show. It is unclear what Disney plans to do with the newly purchased land.

According to recently filed documents, the company has purchased the site of the BK Ranch from Florida-based BFT Capital Corp. in Osceola County for $23 million. A deed shows the sale was finalized last Thursday. The land Disney purchased is located just southeast of Disney World, only 10 miles away, near Celebration, a master-planned community.

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Diagon Alley opening date officially announced

Diagon_Alley-geograph.org.uk-3264063Harry Potter Diagon Alley Wizarding World officially debuts on July 8, Universal Orlando announced on Wednesday. The news surprised many theme park fans who had hoped for a June opening.

At a red carpet event Universal Orlando made a special preview of the widely anticipated attraction. Many film stars, Helena Bonham Carter, Wardwick Davis, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton came to the ceremony on Wednesday night and were greeted by a huge horde of international media and screaming fans. Continue reading “Diagon Alley opening date officially announced”

Orlando to get the world’s tallest roller coaster

polercosterOn June 5, Michael Kitchen, the President of Orlando-based US Thrill Rides officially announced at a press conference on International Drive that the world’s taller roller coaster, also known as the Polercoaster, is coming to I-Drive in 2016.

Officials revealed that the ride will be named Skyscraper and will be the centerpiece of a $200 million complex called The Skyplex at International Drive and Sand Lake Road. Continue reading “Orlando to get the world’s tallest roller coaster”