The announcement yesterday about Universal's brand new Volcano Bay Water Park got us thinking about 2017 in Orlando and how many exciting things are in the pipeline for the coming year. Check out our top 6 things to look out for in Orlando in 2017...
1. Volcano Bay Water Park
The full details of this incredible new water theme park were announced only yesterday (June 22) and yet theme park fans are already buzzing with excitement about the opening of this brand new park on 1st June next year. If you want to read more about how the new park is going to look, make sure you check out the full blog post.
2. Pandora – The World of Avatar
Not much is known yet about the AVATAR ride hitting Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2017 but what we do know is that it’s going to be an amazing family-friendly attraction to complement the new Rivers of Light attractions which have opened this year. Part of the attraction will be the Na’vi River Journey ride, which will take guests in canoes down a ‘mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest’! The attraction will be enhanced by the addition of the numerous exotic plants and incredible creatures. At the end of the ride, guests will interact with the Na’vi shaman, who send positive energy throughout the forest with her enchanting music.
3. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon Ride
The Twister ride at Universal Studios Florida went for its very last spin on November 2, 2015 to make way for the much-anticipated Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon ride. Riders can expect to be whisked around through buildings and the subway whilst being lavished with 4D elements to really bring New York to life – water, smell, smoke… who knows what else? The ride is due to open in 2017, so that’s plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the institution that is The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – there are plenty of celebrity interviews, fun animal encounters and legendary ‘Lip Sync Battles’. All in the name of pre-Orlando research of course.
4. LEGO Ninjago – The Ride
LEGO Ninjago is one of the most popular LEGO franchises and it’s coming to LEGOLAND Florida in a whole new LEGO NINJAGO World! 3-D computer animation technology, hand-directed weaponry and 4-D atmospheric effects conbine to make a dark and thrilling brand new ride launching early 2017. To find out more about recent and upcoming attractions announced for LEGOLAND Florida, read the full blog here.
5. The Fast and Furious – Supercharged
Already hugely popular at the Universal Studios Hollywood park, we can guarantee that the new Fast and Furious – Supercharged ride coming to Universal Orlando will be an instant hit with guests. The new ride will fuse incredible ride technology with an exciting storyline to make you feel as if you’re right in the heart of the petrol head action. Explore the seedy underbelly of the underground racing scene with all your favourite stars from the films when this ride opens in 2017.
6. LEGOLAND Beach Retreat
If you loved the colourful concept behind the LEGOLAND Hotel, you’ll love the brand new LEGOLAND Beach Resort which is slated to open mid-2017. All the fun of the LEGOLAND Hotel but with a fresh, coastal vibe, the LEFOLAND Beach Hotel will be an absolute paradise for families, and particularly for those with young children. The brightly coloured duplexes hold up to 5 guests so all the family can stay in one room and enjoy splashing around in the adjacent brightly coloured pool or relaxing on the sun loungers. It’s great fun to do an on-site stay and to sleep in a hotel as beautifully themed as the LEGOLAND hotels so we’re very excited to see it open.
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