This year is a colossal one for new and upcoming Orlando attractions! We’ve gathered a list of the latest and greatest attractions and entertainment venues that are now open or will open soon.
Start making your Orlando family vacation plans now and be among the first to experience all-new thrills and adventure!
Skull Island: Reign of Kong™ is Universal Orlando’s® hottest new attraction! Honoring the larger-than-life cinematic icon of King Kong, this new park is where you’ll come face-to-face with the towering character, explore mysterious jungles and ancient temples, and fend off hostile natives–all from the safety of your all-terrain safari vehicle.
Volcano Bay™, Universal Orlando’s third park, is breaking ground now and will open in 2017. Inspired by postcard-perfect tropical islands, this completely immersive water park, promises an entirely new experience. With both thrilling attractions and peaceful moments of relaxation, Volcano Bay will offer something for everyone.
Frozen Ever After® is Epcot’s® newest spectacular ride. Treating guests to the world of Arendelle’s Winter Festival, this new Frozen® ride features your favorite characters and music from one of the most popular animated features of all time. Cutting-edge technology transports you to a world of sparkling blue lights and frozen magic that kids just can’t seem to get enough of!
Downtown Disney Springs® is Walt Disney World’s® ambitious multi-year transformation of what was Downtown Disney. Families can relax, be entertained, and wander in and out of 150 shops and restaurants located in three distinctive “neighborhoods”– The Landing, Marketplace, and West Side. Why “Disney Springs”? The Town Center is oriented around a series of bubbling natural springs that first attracted settlers to the area!
Watch for Mako™! SeaWorld Orlando’s® towering hypercoaster is named after the ocean’s fastest known sharks and Seaworld says it’s Orlando’s “tallest, fastest, and longest”. Accelerating up to 73mph, this 200-foot-tall coaster screams along 4,760 feet of track. The thrill ride is set in a fully shark-themed park feature and will provide a chance to learn all about these incredible ocean creatures.
Downtown Orlando now has a multipurpose soccer stadium. Home to the Orlando City Lions soccer team, the stadium is located in a developing entertainment center just a block from the Amway Center, and seats up to 28,000 fans.
Disney’s newest addition to the park’s Star Wars experience is Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party! Watch the spectacular fireworks show while enjoying out-of-this-world desserts and specialty drinks.
The year is seeing exciting additions to the changing face of Orlando, Florida’s premier destination for families looking for world-class fun and entertainment. Just when you think the thrills can’t get any better, Orlando surprises you with more amazing things to add to your vacation must-see-and-do list!
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