The Weekly: Central Florida theme parks continue to have success amid pandemic

Dr. Duncan Dickson talks about the new Epic Universe park

ORLANDO, Fla. – It has been one year since Walt Disney World announced it would close its theme parks because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Its competitors followed suit, but those parks have since reopened with reduced capacity and safety guidelines.

Retired UCF professor of theme park management, Dr. Duncan Dickson, joined anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly on” to talk about the past year and its impact on Central Florida’s biggest economic engine.

Dickson talks about Universal’s upcoming attractions, including the new “Epic Universe” park.

He also explains why the success of the theme parks is key for Central Florida.

We have a special section dedicated to all things theme parks on

About the Authors:

Justin Warmoth joined News 6 in February 2013 as our Brevard County reporter. In March of 2016, after anchoring the weekend mornings since August of 2015, Justin was promoted to weekday morning anchor. You can catch him Monday through Friday mornings from 5-7 a.m. and at noon.

Emily joined the News 6 team in May 2020.