Gatorland to reopen after flooding, Disney’s Genie+ pricing goes up and Orlando Free Fall updates (Ep. 162) – Orlando Sentinel

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Orlando Sentinel

Oct 14, 2022 at 1:31 pm

Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters Dewayne Bevil and Katie Rice discuss flooding caused by Hurricane Ian at Gatorland, Disney Genie+ pricing, Busch Garden’s new ride and the investigation and planned dismantling of Orlando Free Fall. The floodwaters have receded and repairs have begun at Gatorland, which is preparing to reopen Saturday, Oct. 15, with Gators, Ghosts and Goblins Halloween festivities. Disney World has changed its ride reservation service, Genie+, to a variable pricing system. So the busier the day, the more you pay to skip the lines. And find out the details on Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s plan to introduce a large swinging ride called Serengeti Flyer in spring 2023. Listen to this episode of Theme Park Rangers using the player below or download anywhere you get your podcasts.

  • Gatorland flooding (1:13)
  • Gatorland reopens with Halloween event (8:33)
  • Disney Genie+ pricing (14:09)
  • Fantasmic! returning (19:50)
  • Busch Gardens swing ride (21:35)
  • Free Fall coming down (25:51)

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