Amazing New Attractions Coming to Orlando in 2019

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Amazing New Attractions Coming to Orlando in 2019
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There are so many amazing new attractions opening in Orlando in 2019, including the highly anticipated Star Wars Land and thrilling new roller coasters…

Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, home to countless thrilling roller coasters and amazing attractions. If you’re planning a visit to the Orlando theme parks soon, you’re in luck because there’s a host of brand new attractions opening in the next few years, including a huge Star Wars-themed expansion and an exciting Harry Potter roller coaster! Want to know what’s in store? Check out our list of the incredible new attractions opening in Orlando in 2019…


Star Wars Land


Star Wars Land at Walt DIsney World


Ever since it was first announced, Star Wars fans have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Star Wars Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This incredible new land will be Disney’s largest ever single-themed expansion, which means there will be so much to explore. If you’re a fan (who isn’t?) you’ll be in your element as you become fully immersed in the Star Wars galaxy.


Star Wars Land at Walt Disney World


Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will let you take control of the iconic Millennium Falcon spacecraft, while Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance puts you in the middle of an exciting battle between the Resistance and the First Order! 

Of course, that’s not all. You’ll also be able to buy souvenirs from the unique marketplace, try tasty themed snacks at the cantina and get up close to some of your favourite characters.

When? Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will have a phased opening. Guests will be able to visit from 29th August 2019, with the full land open by late autumn 2019.

Where? Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Harry Potter Coaster


Harry Potter coaster at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Back in 2017, Universal confirmed that a brand new Harry Potter coaster would be opening at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Hogsmeade. Universal have described the new attraction as one of the most “highly-themed coaster experiences” they’ve ever created, so we’re sure Potter fans will be desperate to try it out. 

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will give guests the chance to climb onboard Hagrid’s motorbike and embark on an exhilarating adventure into the Forbidden Forest. Get ready to come face to face with some of the rarest magical creatures from the Wizarding World, including Cornish Pixies, Centaurs and even Fluffy the three-headed dog!

You’ll also face drops, Devil’s Snare and plenty of surprises along the way as you speed around the track at 50mph.

When? 13th June 2019

Where? Universal’s Islands of Adventure


Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway


Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway


It’s been a long time coming, but Walt Disney World will finally be getting an attraction inspired by Disney legends Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be Disney’s first ever Mickey-themed ride-through attraction and Disney fans are going to love it.


Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway at Walt Disney World


This amazing attraction will put you right in the middle of a “wacky and unpredictable” Mickey Mouse cartoon. In this ride, you’re the star of the show and anything could happen! Disney have revealed that the attraction will use a new experience called 2 ½ D to bring the story to life. You won’t need any special glasses, but this incredible technology will transform the world before your eyes. Expect dazzling visual effects, “mind-boggling transformations” and an adventure you’ll never forget!

When? 2019 Date TBC

Where? Disney’s Hollywood Studios




Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


A thrilling new roller coaster is coming to Busch Gardens and it’s going to be a record-breaking ride! Tigris will have an exhilarating triple launch with both forward and backward motion that catapults riders though looping twists, daring drops, a terrifying inverted heartline roll and a staggering 150-foot skyward surge all at speeds of more than 60mph!

Tigris is inspired by the world’s most powerful cat- the tiger, and when it opens in spring 2019, it will become the tallest launch coaster in Florida.

When? Spring 2019

Where? Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


Sesame Street Land


Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando


Calling all Sesame Street fans! This year, you’ll be able to walk down Sesame Street for the very first time and explore the iconic neighbourhood you’ve seen on screen at SeaWorld Orlando. This is a great place for families to visit together, as little ones will love discovering the fun, colourful world of Sesame Street, while adults will have the chance to return to their childhood.

During your visit, stop by familiar locations like Mr Hooper’s store, Abby Cadabby’s garden, Big Bird’s nest and the famous 123 stoop. You’ll also be able to meet some of your favourite characters, so get ready to snap a few selfies with Elmo and the gang. Once you’ve explored, make some time to watch the all-new Sesame Street parade. This will be the first time there has ever been a daily parade at SeaWorld Orlando, so you won’t want to miss it. Get yourself a good viewing spot and wave to your favourites as they glide down the street on dazzling floats.


Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando


The new Sesame Street expansion will also feature brand new rides, as well as wet and dry play areas for the little ones and interactive games that will keep the whole family entertained.

When? 27th March 2019

Where? SeaWorld Orlando


Lego Movie World


LEGO Movie World at LEGOLAND Florida


LEGOLAND Florida recently revealed their biggest theme park news since they first opened- an exciting new land called The LEGO MOVIE WORLD is opening this year! As you can probably tell from the name, this new expansion will be inspired by the popular LEGO MOVIE, as well as the upcoming sequel THE LEGO MOVIE 2: The Second Part. This is the park’s largest investment yet, so we’ve got high expectations for what’s to come.

The LEGO MOVIE WORLD will put you right in the middle of Bricksburg, the city where the star of the movie, Emmet lives. The sights and sounds will make everything fully immersive, so that you feel as though you’ve actually stepped through the screen straight into the movie. The expansion will feature three exciting new attractions. THE LEGO MOVIE Masters of Flight will send you soaring through the sky on Emmet’s flying couch, while Unikitty’s Disco Drop takes you through a rainbow portal high up into Cloud Cuckoo Land. The third attraction is called the Battle of Bricksburg and requires you to spray water at moving targets to stop the DUPLO® aliens from invading Bricksburg.

There will also be fun character encounters with Emmet and his pals, as well as a huge, space-themed playground for the little ones.

When? 27th March 2019

Where? LEGOLAND Florida


Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy


Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy at Walt Disney World


Another new attraction that will be launching at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019 is Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy. This exhilarating new show will be inspired by the popular ‘Cars’ movie series. Lightning McQueen is the star of the show and he’s ready to show the audience all of the impressive skills he’s learned over the years. You’ll soon see that things don’t always go to plan, but luckily, Lightning McQueen has Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and the rest of the Radiator Springs gang on his side. If you want to know how it all ends, you’ll have to see it for yourself. Disney have described this as a “high-octane first-of-its-kind” show, so we’d definitely recommend putting this on your must-do list.

When? 31st March 2019

Where? Disney’s Hollywood Studios  


KareKare Curl


KareKare Curl at Aquatica


After the opening of Ray Rush earlier this year, Aquatica have announced that they will be introducing another new attraction in 2019. KareKare Curl is set to become one of the park’s top attractions, appealing to serious thrill seekers. Aquatica haven’t given too much away just yet, but they have revealed that the attraction will take guests on a “high-adrenaline, weightless adventure”. This thrill slide will hold two passengers per raft and is going to be the new must-try water attraction.

When? 2019

Where? Aquatica


Disney Skyliner


Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World


This year a brand new cable car service will be unveiled at Walt Disney World. This fantastic new service will be used to transport guests throughout the resort. You’ll be able to use the Disney Skyliner to get to both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot from select Disney hotels.

Each colourful gondola will feature images of some of your favourite Disney characters. You’ll also get to admire incredible views of the Disney parks from high above along the way, so make sure you’ve got your camera handy to capture the picture perfect scene.

When? Autumn 2019

Where? Walt Disney World Resort


Epcot Forever


Epcot Forever Fireworks show


You might have already heard that the long-running IllumiNations show at Epcot will be coming to an end this year. Don’t worry though, because something amazing will be taking its place in 2020. Disney have promised that there won’t be a gap in evening entertainment, which means before the new show begins, there will be another night-time spectacular running for a limited time only.

When IllumiNations finishes at the end of the summer, a new show called Epcot Forever will begin. It will feature classic Epcot music, lighting, lasers, special effects kites and a dazzling display of fireworks. This is one that Epcot fans are sure to love.

When? Autumn 2019

Where? Epcot


The NBA Experience


NBA Experience at Disney Springs


This summer, a new basketball-themed attraction will be opening at Disney Springs. The NBA Experience will be a fully immersive attraction that lets you perfect your basketball skills before putting them to the test with some exciting challenges. You’ll also be able to play interactive basketball games, watch cinematic presentations with special stories from the players, compete against over guests in a trivia challenge and much, much more.

When? Summer 2019

Where? Disney Springs


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