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Twister: Ride It Out is back in action at Universal Orlando for the "spring break" period.

The ride, based on the 1996 movie about a group of "tornado-hunters", was recently closed as a cost-cutting measure. At the time, Universal promised that it would re-open during peak season, and demand during "spring break" (which runs through to mid-April) has seen the ride put back onto a daily operational schedule.

Screamscape broke the story following reports from visitors to Universal Orlando that Twister was up and running. The site reports that "insiders" have claimed that budget has been approved to keep the attraction open until mid-April, and that no decision has been taken on whether it will close again when spring break comes to an end.

The closure of Twister was the second temporary attraction closure in quick succession for Universal, with Fear Factor Live also shuttered until the spring. The park claims the closures are being made according to "guest demand", with the least popular rides closing first.

All of the major Florida parks are suffering from decreasing revenues this year as the global recession impacts the tourism industry. Universal Orlando announced the lay-offs of 70 employees in January.

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