SunRail and Brightline Deal Reached for Connecting Central Florida Attractions and Orlando International Airport

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SunRail and Brightline are teaming up to extend the rail service through Orlando to Tampa, which would include the station near Walt Disney World. Representative Darren Soto tweeted this afternoon that a deal had been reached to connect workers and tourists from the SunRail to the airport, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World, … Read more

Walt Disney World Earmarks 80 Acres of Central Florida for New Affordable Housing Development

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Walt Disney World has earmarked 80 acres of land for a new affordable housing development in Central Florida. View concept art, watch a video about the new development, and read what Disney has to say about it below. For more than 50 years, our Central Florida family has played an important role in the story … Read more

Orange County, Florida Reaches COVID-19 Positivity Rate of 45%

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The Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to surge across the country. Florida recently broke its record for most cases in a day since the start of the pandemic. Yesterday, December 27, Orange County, Florida had a positivity rate of 45%. Rusty McCranie of WFTV shared the news from Dr. Tim Hendrix of AdventHealth on Twitter. … Read more

Severe Weather Expected for Central Florida on Thursday, October 28

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According to the Melbourne, Florida office of the National Weather Service, Central Florida should expect strong weather on Thursday, October 28, 2021. A strong cold front will be moving through Central Florida, with the I-4 area of Orlando under threat of severe weather. Damaging wind gusts of 50 – 60 mph, tornadoes, heavy rain, and … Read more

WDWNT Daily Recap (10/1/21): Walt Disney World Celebrates 50th Anniversary with New Entertainment, Merchandise, Food & Beverage, and More

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Friday, October 1, 2021. Walt Disney World … Read more

Aerial Filming and Late Night Fireworks to Take Place From 9/13 to 9/18 at the Magic Kingdom

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Walt Disney World has notified the surrounding community that late night fireworks will occur at the Magic Kingdom this week, as well as filming from a helicopter. The fireworks will be launched between 11:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Monday, September 13, and Saturday, September 18. The helicopter will be present Monday, September 13 through … Read more

Disney is Looking For a Few “Good” Villains as They Cast For an Unnamed Event in Orlando Area

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A new job posting through DisneyCareers.com has many wondering what the Mouse House has plans for outside it’s magical walls. The “special event” is scheduled to take place October 16 through the 21, 2021 and will be located in what is only described as “Central Florida.” Disney is looking for actors who “must have a … Read more

Three Walt Disney World Cast Members Among Those Arrested in Child Predator Sting

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Three Walt Disney World Cast Members and fourteen others have been arrested in a six-day undercover child predator sting by Central Florida authorities. Undercover officers posed as children online as part of Operation Child Protector. All those arrested showed up to the undercover location intending to engage in sexual activity with the children they thought … Read more

Orlando International Airport Expects Big Uptick in Passengers During 2021 Spring Break and Easter Travel Season

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It seems that air travelers are about to flock to Central Florida. According to a statement released by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orlando International Airport (MCO) expects over 600,000 more spring break travelers year-over-year. The numbers reported compare passengers between February 28 and April 13. This figure represents a 45% increase from 2020’s spring … Read more

Tropical Storm Eta Upgraded to Hurricane; Expected to Impact Central Florida on Thursday

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Tropical Storm Eta has regained hurricane strength and is forecasted to make landfall in Central Florida tomorrow, according to the National Hurricane Center. The NHC reported that Eta had strengthened just off of the state’s southwest coast, bringing sustained winds up to 75 miles per hour, and even higher gusts. Currently, the latest map (which … Read more

Tropical Depression Eta Strengthens On Path to Florida; Storm-Force Winds Forecasted in Orlando Area on Monday

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Tropical Depression Eta continues to strengthen as it moves across the Caribbean on its way to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. According to the latest public advisory, Eta is on track to arrive in Cuba on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and “significant, life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding” to the island before heading … Read more

Tropical Depression 13 Strengthens to Tropical Storm Laura; May Approach Florida as Category 1 Hurricane by Early Next Week

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Tropical Depression 13 has now strengthened into Tropical Storm Laura, according to the National Weather Service. The tropical storm could strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane by the time it reaches Florida, though conditions are still uncertain depending on the path it takes. NWS predictions expect tropical-storm-force winds to arrive in the state early next … Read more

Tropical Depression 13 Expected to Become Tropical Storm; May Approach Florida as Category 1 Hurricane

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Tropical Depression 13 is expected to become a Tropical Storm later today, according to the National Weather Service. Currently, the depression has been reported to be several hundred miles to the east of the Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm Watches have issued for parts of the northern Leeward Islands, with heavy rain predicted for tomorrow. On … Read more

Tropical Depression 13 Forms Over The Atlantic, Potential Impacts for Florida This Weekend

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The National Weather Service has announced that Tropical Depression 13 has formed over the tropical central Atlantic. Currently, details of the long-range track and intensity forecasts are uncertain, however the system could bring rainfall and wind impacts to portions of Florida this weekend and early next week. Those potentially impacted should monitor the system’s progress … Read more

State of Emergency, Hurricane Warnings Issued for Florida’s East Coast as Hurricane Isaias Nears

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Hurricane Isaias continues to make its way towards the east coast of Florida. As of the latest 5:00 PM advisory, a State of Emergency as well as Hurricane Watches and Warnings have been issued for several counties along the east coast of Florida. While the path for the Category 1-2 hurricane does not directly impact … Read more

Isaias Upgraded to Hurricane Status Overnight, Tropical Storm Conditions Expected for Central Florida Beginning Saturday

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Tropical Storm Isaias was officially upgraded to Hurricane status overnight, and continues to make its way towards the east coast of Florida. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued along the Treasure Coast. While the path for the Category 1-2 hurricane continues to slowly shift east, Central Florida could still face storm force winds this … Read more