24 Exciting New Things Happening in Orlando This Year

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24 Exciting New Things Happening in Orlando This Year
Summer 2016 is finally here, and so are some of the long-awaited attractions!
There is so much new stuff to discover in Orlando this summer! If you've already got your tickets, check out all the amazing things you could be doing in just a few short weeks...

1. The Frozen Ride opened at Walt Disney World’s Epcot park on June 21 in the Norway Pavilion.

2. The brand new Nocturnal Encounters at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will give you the chance to see the Kilimanjaro Safari and all its incredible animals by night.

3. Soarin’ swung back to life at Epcot on the 17 June with lots of brand new features and a new worldwide themed experience.

4. The Hulk rollercoaster will re-open at Universal’s Islands of Adventure with a fabulous new re-design, enhanced storyline and new ride vehicles.



5. Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios is undergoing expansion and gaining a third track.

6. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular firework show has been lighting up the sky since June 17.

7. The spectacular Rivers of Light show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is expected to open late summer after the original debut date of April was delayed.

8. The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic show will have a limited time only run at Disney’s Animal Kingdom starting 27th May.



9. The Tree of Life will light up the sky in an incredible light show for night time openings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

10. LEGOLAND Night Lights debuts in June with extended park hours, special character meet and greets and a NINJAGO-inspired fireworks show.

11. The Harambe Wildlife Parti kicks off at Disney’s Animal Kingdom from Memorial Day Weekend (May 27th).

12. You can now buy a cupcake from the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM in Disney Springs



13. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, a brand new resort hotel from Universal Orlando Resort opens on July 14 of this year after a lot of anticipation.

14. Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire stage show is coming to The Magic Kingdom in June.

15. Princesa Elena, the first Latina Disney Princess, will be making her debut in the parks this August.

16. Skull Island: Reign of Kong will be roaring into life at Universal’s Islands of Adventure (we’re thinking a mid-June opening, though nothing has been confirmed yet).



17. SeaWorld’s incredible hypercoaster ‘MAKO’ opened to guests on the 10th June.

18. The brand new rollercoaster Cobra’s Curse opened at Busch Gardens in mid-June! 

19. SeaWorld’s Summer Nights kicks off on the 18th June until August 7 and means longer park hours for the summer months as well as nightly festivities and a high-energy Shamu show.

20. The Frozen Games at Disney’s Blizzard Beach started on May 27th, Memorial Day weekend.



21. Tiffins restaurant, a 252-seat restaurant serving cuisines from all over the world, will be opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

22. LEGO NEXO Knights 4-D: The Book of Creativity franchise started at the LEGOLAND Florida park on May 26 with a 4-D theatrical show.

23. A brand new shark education centre called Shark Wreck Reef is opening at SeaWorld

24. "Turtle Talk with Crush" at Epcot's The Seas added new characters from Finding Dory, including Dory and some new friends, in mid-May.



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