What’s New in Orlando
June 12, 2015
Orlando is the number one theme park destination and has plenty of amazing attractions already. There are so many new rides, parks and attractions being built all the time, so it can be hard to keep up. The huge I-Drive 360 complex just opened this past May, you can read more about it here, and there are many other awesome things coming soon. Here are some of the things you can look forward to:
Roller Coasters: Sea World, Bush Gardens and International Drive are all getting new roller coasters within the next year or two. You can learn more about these new thrilling rides in this blog post.
Volcano Bay: Universal that already has Wet ‘n Wild as a water park, announced that a whole new water park is already under construction! Volcano Bay promises to be an innovative park with picture-perfect tropical islands around a massive volcano. Orlando is hot most of the year, so this will be a great addition for the summer months when many people few discouraged to spending a whole day under the baring Florida sun at a regular theme park.
Nintendo: A partnership between Universal and Nintendo promises to bring the world of Nintendo to life at Universal’s theme parks. Everyone is excited to see their favorite game characters like Mario and Luigi be a part of the Universal team!
Hello Kitty: Not an attraction, but an interactive Sanrio retail shop is coming to Universal Orlando soon. Who doesn’t like this charismatic kitty? We are ready to see her pink world take over Universal.
Skull Island: Reign of King Kong: Does this feel like Deja-vu to you? Universal closed their King Kong ride in 2002, but is now set to open in the summer of 2016 a whole land that is controlled by the Kong. You’ll once again have the opportunity to be face-to-face with this terrifying creature. Are you ready?
Frozen Ever After: Let the frenzy start! The most beloved modern Disney movie is finally coming to life. Anna, Elsa, Kristof, Olaf and other Frozen characters will be re-created as cutting-edge, audio-animatronic characters. The attraction will be placed in the Norway pavilion since the movie is based on Scandinavian culture, art and mythology. Get ready kids! This will be a big hit!
Kennedy Space Center:
Heroes and Legends: Not in Orlando, but close enough to be included in this post. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex located in Cape Canaveral, which is about an hour from Orlando. The new building will feature the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and promises to make guests feel like they are accompanying astronauts on missions. If you love everything space, this will be a must stop when coming to Orlando.