The theme park capital of the world is opening a number of new attractions throughout the new year
With some of the largest expansions in theme park history and a year packed with new sporting venues and events, Orlando – Theme Park Capital of the World- is ramping up for another landmark year of new reasons to visit.
Theme Park Thrills
Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort, opening June 1, 2017, is an all-new water park inspired by postcard-perfect tropical islands promising innovative, thrilling attractions made even more enjoyable with new technology eliminating long lines or wrestling with tubes.
Miss Fortune Falls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is a new family-style raft ride that is among the lengthiest at both Disney water parks with a ride time of two minutes.
SeaWorld Orlando's Kraken roller coaster will transform into Florida's only virtual reality roller coaster experience, taking guests on a deep sea mission alongside sea creatures. The park will also welcome the Electric Ocean in summer, which is a new end-of-day spectacle event with bioluminescent lighting, immersing guests in a glowing sea of wonder.
“Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” at Universal Orlando Resort invites guests to join the Tonight Show's studio audience on the ultimate race through the streets – and skies – of New York City.
Pandora – The World of AVATAR, the largest expansion in Disney's Animal Kingdom history, will feature floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and a Banshee flying attraction, as well as new after-dark entertainment.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort's LEGO NINJAGO World, a new immersive land also opens in early 2017, features an interactive dark ride where guests can blast fire, lightning and ice with their hands. In addition, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat opens mid-2017.
Fun & Games
Top Golf Orlando, opening fall 2017, will offer more than 100 climate-controlled hitting bays with advanced technology to track accuracy and distance of players' shots.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, opening spring 2017, features high-speed electric superkarts on a two-level track, over 120 arcade games, a rock wall, zip line and more.