10 Amazing New Attractions to See in Orlando This Year!

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10 Amazing New Attractions to See in Orlando This Year!
Exciting new attractions!
There are so many new things to see in Orlando this year from thrilling rides to spectacular stage shows! If you’re planning a visit, take a look at some of the incredible attractions you can expect to see…

Mako:

 

Mako SeaWorld

 

A brand new white-knuckle ride arrived at SeaWorld on 10th June! Named after one of the fastest species of shark in the world, Mako became the tallest, fastest and longest ride in Orlando. Only suitable for the ultimate thrill seeker, this exhilarating hyper coaster will reach speeds of 73mph as it races around the track replicating the movements of a wild Mako shark. What makes this coaster even scarier, is that there are no shoulder restraints (just lap guards) offering guests more air time and plenty of excitement!  Prepare yourself for twists, turns and a staggering 200-foot drop!

Where? SeaWorld

When? Open now!

 

Cobra’s Curse:

 

Cobra's Curse

 

Join a group of archaeologists who after stumbling upon the ancient temple of the King Cobra, unknowingly unleash his powerful curse! Get ready to come face to face with the king, as you are lifted into the air and sent hurtling forwards, stopping with just inches to spare. Gaze up at the enormous 80-foot-tall creature towering above you, with razor sharp 4-foot-long fangs, and 3-foot-wide beady eyes. This multidirectional spin coaster spins you forwards and backwards before a final “free spin frenzy”. You’ll even get the chance to see some real snakes before boarding the ride, but thankfully these ones won’t be able to get you!

 Where? Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

When? Open now!

 

Skull Island: Reign of Kong:

 

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

 

This summer, Universal are launching a mammoth ride and King Kong is the star of the show! Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, you’ll journey through the rough terrain of Skull Island on a huge expedition bus (40-foot-long and 13-foot-high) with some nasty surprises along the way! You can enjoy a unique experience each time you ride with a selection of eccentric drivers as your guide. Look out for a host of terrifying “Unimaginable Creatures” lurking in the depths of the forest hunting for prey. If that’s not enough to get your heart racing, then the adrenaline inducing music from the NBC Orchestra, 3D technology and a face to face meeting with the enormous Kong should do it!

Where? Universal’s Islands of Adventure

When? Summer 2016

 

Frozen Ever After:

 

Frozen Ever After

 

Fans of Disney favourite Frozen will be pleased to hear that there will finally be a Frozen themed ride at Walt Disney World! Frozen Ever After is coming to the Norway pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase, and will be a log flume style ride. Board a traditional Norwegian vessel as you venture through Arendelle for an adventure you’ll never forget. Queen Elsa has used her powers to make it snow for a “Summer Snow Day” experience so that you can enjoy the icy magic from the movie. You’ll pass through the Willow Forest, Troll Valley and North Mountain where you’ll enter the iconic ice palace! Look out for some familiar faces along the way and of course some classic Frozen hits.

Where? Epcot

When? 21st June 2016

 

Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire:

 

Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire

 

This exciting new castle show brings all of your favourite Disney characters together, for a fantastic performance packed with music and magic all the way through. Head to the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage to be a part of the fun filled festival. Mickey, Goofy, Donald and Daisy have invited some familiar faces along to the party. Look out for Princess Tiana, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Anna, Elsa and the lovable Olaf! As well as the well-known classic songs from the movies, the show will feature a catchy original song that you’ll be singing all the way home.

Where? The Magic Kingdom

When? Open now!

 

New night time attractions at the Animal Kingdom:

 

Animal Kingdom Night-time Attractions

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is coming to life after dark with a whole host of amazing night-time attractions. You’ll have to make sure you spend the whole day at the park to really make the most of what’s on offer! ‘Tree of Life: Night-time Awakenings’ will let you see the iconic Tree of Life like never before. Watch in awe as it illuminates under the night sky with a vibrant projection display of beautiful animals leaping through the sky.

The Kilimanjaro Safari will also be transformed into a night-time adventure, offering you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the incredible creatures roaming the savanna at night-time when they are at their most active. The 'Nocturnal Encounters Experience' lets you get up close to cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, lions, and zebras to name just a few, on the fantastic 18-minute expedition.

 

Rivers of Light Disney's Animal Kingdom

 

The highly anticipated ‘Rivers of Light’ water and light show, was unfortunately postponed until later this year, but it looks like it will definitely be worth the wait! Discover moving stories told through light projection, with impressive floats, dancing fountains, glowing lanterns and friendly fireflies all helping to create this one-of-a-kind production. The mesmerising display will be nothing short of magical, and is definitely not one to miss!

Where? Disney’s Animal Kingdom

When? ‘Tree of Life: Night-time Awakenings’ and the Kilimanjaro Safari ‘Nocturnal Encounters Experience’ are open now! Rivers of Light is expected to open at some point later this year.

 

Soarin’ Around the World:

 

Soarin' Around the World

 

Soarin’ has always been a popular ride at Disney’s Epcot park, and after recently undergoing an incredible transformation, guests are sure to love it even more! Previously the ride offered an aerial adventure over California, but will now take you all around the world instead! Soar above the Sydney Opera House, The Great Wall of China and the Matterhorn in Switzerland as you admire breath-taking views of the most famous landmarks from across the globe. Ascend 40-feet into the air and feel as though you really are hang gliding as you marvel at gorgeous landscapes surrounding you.

Where? Epcot

When? Open now!

 

The Incredible Hulk Coaster:

 

The Incredible Hulk Coaster

 

This coaster has been a favourite for park goers since it first opened and is set to reopen this summer after undergoing a dramatic makeover. The infamous loops and steep drops remain, but everything from the shiny new ride vehicles to the compelling story have been enhanced, offering guests an experience like never before. You’ve volunteered to be part of an experiment where you’ll undergo the ‘Hulk-a-fication’ process and now there’s no turning back! When the gamma-ray accelerator goes wrong, you’ll shoot through the launch tunnel and be sent racing around the track at speeds of up to 67mph!  

Where? Universal’s Islands of Adventure

When? Summer 2016

 

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular:

 

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

 

May the force be with you after dark in this unforgettable Star Wars show! Amazing projection effects, dynamic lighting, pyrotechnics, lasers and an awe inspiring fireworks display come together to light up the night sky. Listen to the famous Star Wars theme tune as the characters emerge and prepare for battle. You’ll find yourself right in the middle of the action as memorable scenes from the film are recreated in a stunning performance that really is out of this world!

Where: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

When: Open Now!

 

LEGO NEXO Knights 4D: The Book of Creativity:

 

LEGO NEXO Knights 4D: The Book of Creativity

 

Become immersed in the ‘Futuristic Kingdom of Knighton’ in a LEGO spectacular that combines 3D animation with incredible 4D special effects. Watch in anticipation as a battle breaks out between 5 NEXO knights and the villainous Jestro. Both sides are fighting for control of the rare book of magic, which will give the owner extraordinary powers. The 12-and-a-half-minute theatrical show will engulf you in gusts of wind, fog, water and special effects. The question is, who will come out on top?

Where? LEGOLAND Florida

When? Open now!

 

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