PODCAST: Old is new again with Disney parade, Aquatica water slide and Gatorland photographer pass (Ep. 136)

“The pandemic took a lot of entertainment away from the parks,” Orlando Sentinel tourism reporter Dewayne Bevil explains. “It has slowly come back step by step.” With the help of Things to Do reporter Patrick Connolly, the two discuss the return of “Disney Festival of Fantasy” parade and “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” at the Magic Kingdom. A new slide at Aquatica, SeaWorld Orlando’s water park, has a familiar feel: Reef Plunge replaces Dolphin Plunge. Gatorland is offering it’s Photographer Pass again, allowing birders early access to the park’s bird rookery. Lastly, Universal Orlando’s Grad Bash is back for upcoming high-school graduates. Listen to this episode of Theme Park Rangers to find out more about all these returning favorites using the player below of download anywhere you get podcasts.