Royal Caribbean thinks it can draw millennials with a $115 million upgrade to its older ships. Carnival and Norwegian are spending just as much on bringing their older ships — Carnival Sunrise and Norwegian Sky — up to snuff.
Universal Orlando’s new roller coaster will race through Hogwarts’ Forbidden Forest at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, guided by Hogwarts’ mishap-prone gamekeeper Hagrid, encountering magical creatures.
Disney announced opening dates for Galaxy’s Edge, the land where theme park guests will be able to join the Resistance in its battle against the First Order in the Star Wars saga, in Orlando and California.
Even before Star Wars land Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s a big year for FL theme parks with new rides making their debut at SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Legoland and Universal parks.
Airbnb could be delivering nearly $1 million in tax revenue to Manatee County, but Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr. has refused to enter an agreement with the bed and breakfast company. Commissioners want to change that.
Airbnb began to collect taxes from hosts in 2017. Last year the state of Florida received $62.5 million from Airbnb host taxes, and the counties, including Miami-Dade and Broward, received a combined $27 million.