What news stories do Floridians really care about? And which Florida news outlets are sparking the most online conversation?
To answer these questions, our digital media gurus analyzed the most viral Florida news of this week — curated by reactions, comments and shares — to find out “What’s Trending in Florida News?”
From a dragon parade float that caught on fire (rather than breathing fire) to the long-awaited announcement that they will now serve alcoholic drinks, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom seemed to be the hot topic this week… literally.
WSVN 7 News continues to lead the pack on Twitter, with more than four times as many interactions as the #2 spot, and also took the #4 spot on Facebook.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
A girl forced into an SUV in Titusville could be the missing Miami teen.
It’s not supposed to do that! A dragon float catches fire during the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom.
Getting from Miami to Orlando in just 26 minutes? Plans for the proposed Hyperloop train move forward.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Miami-Dade County approves a megamall that would be the largest in the country.
#BREAKING: Miami-Dade commissioners have just APPROVED the $4 billion American Dream Miami megamall and theme park, which is expected to create 14,000 permanent jobs. https://t.co/Y34ihbMt85 pic.twitter.com/9jTEm6MwSG
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) May 17, 2018
Drink up! Alcohol is now available at all Magic Kingdom table service restaurants.
NO LONGER BOOZE-FREE: Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom now serves alcohol at all of their restaurants. #Disney #MagicKingdom https://t.co/SXTJ4XidIo
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) May 17, 2018
Oh the irony… A fire-breathing dragon float catches fire at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
VIDEO: This is not how a dragon breathes fire. Maleficent dragon float catches fire during parade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom: https://t.co/uQqTdCSKOB
? courtesy of Jacob Easley pic.twitter.com/51UXVGipwI
— Spectrum News 13 (@MyNews13) May 11, 2018
Publix, Florida’s much-loved grocery chain, faces backlash after endorsing Adam Putnam for governor.
Cartoon: Much-loved #Florida grocery chain @Publix catching a whooooole lot of flak for giving $$$ to pro-@NRA gubernatorial candidate @adamputnam pic.twitter.com/pRbZr6THWD via @AndyMarlette
— Craig Pittman (@craigtimes) May 16, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, April 18, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, April 12, 2018 and April 18, 2018.