Artegon, the former Festival Bay shopping mall at the top of I-Drive, will be closing on January 26th. The cinema and the Bass Pro Shop will both remain open as they have separate lease agreements. All the other shops will close. I will adjust the pdf files as soon as I can.
Dick’s Last Resort, near the Orlando Premium Outlets in Vineland, has shut down. It’s in grid square F5 – 3rd November 2016
Wet ‘n’ Wild winding down
Wet ‘n’ Wild is winding down. The water park, which will permanently close Dec. 31, will stop operating Wednesdays and Thursdays . There will be two exceptions. The water park will remain open Nov. 23 and Dec. 28.
Wet ‘n Wild is owned by Universal Orlando, which plans to open the Volcano Bay “water theme park” next year south of its Cabana Bay hotel.
Universal has not yet announced plans for redeveloping the Wet ‘n Wild property on International Drive. City of Orlando spokeswoman Cassandra Lafser said last week the city has not received any plans from Universal. Executives from owner Comcast Corp. have indicated they want to build many more hotel rooms, though, and the land could provide a place for that.
Wet ‘n’ Wild drew 1.3 million visitors last year, making it the world’s 10th busiest water park, according to an annual report from the Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM.
UPDATES to the older 6th edition map;
A major revision is the addition of a new link road that goes over I4 linking Palm Parkway (and Turkey Lake Road) to International Drive. It’s a wonderful time saver. Called the Daryl Carter Parkway. On the old 6th edition map it starts in grid F5 by the D in Vineland, and joins I-Drive by the Floridays Resort.
Another major change is to do with the new road layouts around Disney Springs (the old Downtown Disney) that take you to the new multi-storey car parks etc.
and quite a few new restaurants etc on I-Drive and around the new iDrive 360 complex
The new 7th edition is now in stock and was fully updated and revised in October 2016.