Disney reveals timelines for Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster and Star Wars Hotel

Walt Disney World next year will debut a new roller coaster-style ride and its cutting-edge Star Wars-themed hotel. The theme park giant will open the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride at Epcot sometime in 2022; and its new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser immersive hotel will begin welcoming guests on March 1. Here’s more on each offering: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic...

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STR, Tourism Economics Lift 2021 US Hotel Forecast, Lessen Growth Projections for 2022

NASHVILLE — Just released at the 13th Annual Hotel Data Conference, STR and Tourism Economics have upgraded the U.S. hotel forecast for 2021 as a whole and lessened growth projections for 2022. Additionally, full recovery of demand remains on the same timeline for 2023, while revenue per available room (RevPAR) is projected to surpass 2019 levels in 2024. “Rather than improved expectations for the...

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Orlando Capital Improvement Program 2022

The city of Orlando is preparing its latest capital improvement program — tied to its annual budget — with several multimillion-dollar projects earmarked. The proposal for the city prices the capital improvement plan for fiscal 2022 at $146.69 million. That is slightly down from the prior fiscal year's adopted amount of $151.98 million. The city's capital improvement plan includes...

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