At the expense of angering theme-park goers, Walt Disney‘s (NYSE: DIS) move to increase some of its Disney World ticket prices on Tuesday is the right call. The world’s largest theme-park operator has now boosted admission rates for 31 consecutive years.
All of the headlines and social media uproar centers on Disney World’s introduction of a new holiday tier to its pricing. It will cost visitors $159 for a single-day ticket to visit any of Disney’s four Florida theme parks during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day this year, a whopping 23% more than they paid to visit Disney World during the last week of 2018. However, the more affordable passes received more modest 2% to 8% increases, with the resort’s cheapest one-day passes not budging higher at all.
As happens every year around this time, Walt Disney World has raised the price of park passes—this year, both for one day, one park passes and park hopper tickets. The shift comes shortly after Disney announced the opening date for the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land.
“A twin-engine Piper aircraft went down in Lake Okeechobee while on approach to Pahokee Airport at approximately 3:30 p.m. today,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. “The flight departed from Tampa International Airport. The FAA is investigating. However, the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation and will release updates.”
JetBlue flight 1954 was en route from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida when a passenger gave birth to a baby boy, airline spokeswoman Tamara Young told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG.
Two government contractors from Washington, D.C., were intercepted by federal agents on Sunday as they tried to board a cruise ship with an array of drugs they planned on selling to passengers, police said.
The east checkpoint wait time is now <15 mins. As several flights have been cancelled, passengers are advised to contact their airline for flight status, esp Southwest passengers. Residual delays possible as airline partners work toward normal ops. Thanks again for your patience.
A 2 year old child was injured after falling into a rhino exhibit Tuesday at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida.
Brevard Zoo said in an emailed statement to ABC News the child fell during the “Rhino Encounter,” a “hands-on, educational experience with Brevard Zoo’s white rhinoceroses.” It also added, “During the encounter, participants and the rhinoceroses are separated by a series of steel poles, according to witnesses, the child stumbled and fell in between two of the poles and at this point, the snout of at least one of rhinoceroses made contact with the child.”