Fun Spot’s new Sky Hawk swing allows riders to fly through the air like a superhero
ORLANDO, Fla. – You will soon have the chance to feel like a superhero flying through the sky. Fun Spot America said Thursday that it will introduce Sky Hawk to its Orlando park next month. The swing will make 10 revolutions per minute as its tower lights up in purple, magenta, yellow and orange. Ad“We’re excited to offer our guests this thrilling new ride,” said John Arie Jr., CEO of Fun Spot America Theme Parks. Sky Hawk will become the 31st ride at the park, officials said.
Fort Lauderdale airport reopens after security incident, evacuation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Operations at Fort Lauderdale International Airport are “gradually returning to normal” after the facility was briefly evacuated due to a “security incident” outside two terminals. Officials say all roads leading into the airport have reopened after being shut down around 4 a.m. Thursday. [TRENDING: Tax collector accused of stealing $400k | Land, ahoy: Boat falls onto Fla. interstate | Gator takes dip in couple’s swimming pool]AdIn a post on Twitter, officials asked for patience as airport employees were allowed back inside to resume normal operations. An earlier tweet advised passengers that “disruptions to airport operations may be possible,” and asked them to check with their airlines before heading to the airport. The way we found out was being driven in different directions by our driver,” said Coy Combs, who was scheduled on a 6 a.m. flight to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Crank up the AC: 90s linger through weekend in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Temperatures will be approaching record highs through the weekend across Central Florida. The record high s 94, set in 1907. [TRENDING: That’s not lint: Family finds snake in dryer | So Florida: Gator swims with shark | SpaceX rocket launch]Overnight lows will be near 70. High temperatures dip to the 80s on Monday. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com Pinpoint Weather Insider newsletter, sent every Thursday.
Temperatures may hit record heat in a couple of Central Florida cities
ORLANDO, Fla. – The heat returned to Central Florida. The sunshine and southerly winds pushed the daytime high into the 90s for the first time in 2021. For Friday, temperatures could reach 92 degrees in Orlando. That will not be hot enough for a record in Orlando, the record at OIA is 94 from 1929. The 90s will also be sticking around for the weekend with Saturday hitting 92 and Sunday maxing out at 91.
1 arrested in disturbance that closed Vineland Road in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – A man was arrested on several charges in a disturbance that prompted Orlando police to close Vineland Road. Orlando police tweeted that Vineland Road was closed south from Conroy Road and north from Radebaugh Way. The road was later reopened. Shortly after 10 a.m. crisis negotiators talked the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Malcolm Moore, out of the apartment and arrested him. (WKMG)Police later tweeted that the “situation off Vineland Road has been safely resolved.
Australia experiencing spider, snake invasion amid floods
Southeastern Australia is seeing a massive animal exodus caused by record-breaking floods. People are seeing a surge of creatures on their land as they try to find higher ground. [TRENDING: 18+ can soon get vaccine in Fla. | That’s not lint: Family finds snake in dryer | So Florida: Gator swims with shark]Spiders in particular have been found in homes. People have also reported seeing trees full of snakes. According to New South Wales’ Premier, nearly 18,000 people have been forced to flee flood-hit regions in the state.
Central Florida to see stretch of 90s; no rain in sight
ORLANDO, Fla. – We will be approaching record-high temperatures for the next couple of days across Central Florida. Expect a high in the low 90s Thursday in Orlando. [TRENDING: That’s not lint: Family finds snake in dryer | So Florida: Gator swims with shark]Overnight lows will be near 70 degrees. Expect highs in the low 90s through the weekend. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com Pinpoint Weather Insider newsletter, sent every Thursday.
Victim shot during fight in Orlando, police say
ORLANDO, Fla. – A fight at a business on Wednesday ended with gunfire, according to the Orlando Police Department. Police said two people were in an altercation at a shop on Conway Road when one person shot the other. [TRENDING: Missing Fla. woman found naked in storm drain | That’s not lint: Family finds snake in dryer | So Florida: Gator swims with shark]The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center and is in stable condition. It’s unclear if any arrests have been made. Check back for more updates.
Temperatures to soar past average highs in Orlando area, with no rain in sight
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s all about the heat in Central Florida as there’s no chance of rain in the coming days. Expect a high of 87 degrees Wednesday in Orlando. AdA front will drop temperatures into the mid-80s on Monday, with low 80s expected later next week. As of now, the next chance of rain isn’t until the middle of next week. Orlando has a rain deficit of 4.05 inches in 2021.
Which lake in Florida has the most alligators?
ORLANDO, Fla. – If you live in Central Florida, alligators can show up anytime, anywhere. (Scroll down to see which Florida lakes have the most “bull” alligators.) While gator encounters often make headlines, News 6 wanted to know just how frequent are those sightings, and where are Florida alligators spotted the most? News 6 found, at least once a day on average, Florida alligators and human habitats collide. That is considered “bull gator” status, and locally, Lake Poinsett on the St. Johns River, Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County, and Lake Jesup in Seminole County had the largest population of “bull” alligators (or alligators longer than nine feet).
Home for the holidays: Florida’s Keyontae Johnson to be released from hospital
(AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After spending more than a week in the hospital, the University of Florida’s Keyontae Johnson is heading home just in time for Christmas, the basketball player’s family said in an update on Tuesday. Keyontae is being released from the hospital. Johnson has been recovering at UF Health in Gainesville since he collapsed during a game against Florida State University on Dec. 12. Prior to his release, Johnson shared an update on Instagram from his hospital room on Friday. In the post, Johnson said thank you to doctors, medical staff and UF Nation.
Gatorland announces reopening date alongside Universal, other attractions
ORLANDO, Fla. – Gatorland will reopen its doors to the public just in time for Memorial Day weekend. By entering Gatorland, guests must agree to the following: They do not have a fever, cough or other symptoms of COVID-19. They will endeavor to maintain social distancing from other groups. The attraction also introduced what it’s calling “The Gatorland Social Distancing Skunk Ape,” a character that aims to take social distancing efforts to the next level, according to the release. MORE: Skunk Ape: Here’s how Gatorland will enforce social distancingGatorland is the fourth attraction to announce its opening date Friday.