Just like other theme parks, Universal Orlando can't escape questions about its response to the coronavirus outbreak.
On Feb. 15, Electric Umbrella and Pin Central at Epcot will close, followed by Agent P's World Showcase Adventure on Feb. 17.
The closure comes just before the March 4 opening date for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Scheduled to begin Jan. 21, the trial is now listed as cancelled on the Orange County Clerk of Courts website. The only upcoming proceeding in the case is a plea hearing scheduled for Feb. 4.
The resort’s busiest period for ride refurbishments has historically come after the first weekend of January, once the holiday crowds have dissipated. January 2020 will be no exception.
Sam Eagle of the Muppets will be the host of a new barbecue-themed restaurant, Regal Eagle Smokehouse, opening soon at Epcot's World Showcase.
The 2020 lineup may seem less impressive — after all, nothing here is on the scale of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. But these new attractions have the potential to shake up the competition in the most crowded theme park market in the world.
In 2018, $277 million was generated in Orange County by a 6 percent tax on hotel rooms. Most of that revenue will go to Visit Orlando, a nonprofit group to promote the tourism industry in Orlando — including major theme parks like Disney World and Universal Orlando.