Sunday at D23 Expo 2019, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled details on how Disney is bringing the next generation of immersive storytelling to life.
Chapek welcomed thousands of fans as he shared more about the ambitious plans in store for one of the most extraordinary periods of expansion in Disney history. From Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and the timeless transformation of Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, to the Avengers Campus coming to both Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris, to the Disney Wish arriving on the high seas in January 2022, there are more ways than ever for guests to be front and center in their favorite stories.
“It was Walt’s vision for our theme parks to be places where Disney stories come to life in amazing ways, and with the w
SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay revealed details regarding NEW attractions coming to the parks in 2020. This marks the first time in four years that both parks have launched new coasters in the same year, in addition to a new water slide in Tampa. SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Pass Members will be among the first to experience the new attractions.
Iron Gwazi – Opening Spring 2020 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
A NEW legend is surfacing in 2020 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with the evolution of Iron GwaziTM, North America’s tallest, and the fastest, and steepest hybrid coaster in the world. Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, Iron Gwazi will be 206 feet tall, feature a 91-degree drop, and reach top speeds of 76 miles per hour. The journey will include three inversions and 12 airtime hills as it races along more than 4,075 feet of purple steel track. With a 48″ height requirem
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is inviting brick fans to #VacationLikeAPirate in 2020 with the announcement of the “Year of the Pirate” including the grand opening of LEGOLAND® Pirate Island Hotel, a jam-packed event season plus pirate-themed event days, more time to swashbuckle at LEGOLAND Water Park and a brand-new pirate water ski show.
Enjoy the “Year of the Pirate” and more event days than ever before with an Awesome Annual Pass for less than twelve dollars a month and no down payment. Awesome Annual Passes include unlimited access to the theme park, water park, seasonal events, free standard parking and discounts on retail, dining and hotel rates.
NEW! LEGOLAND® Pirate Island Hotel Grand Opening – April 17
Located just 130 kid-steps from the theme park entrance, LEGOLAND Pirate Islan
Ready? Set? Race! Experience Florida’s first dueling racer, Riptide Race. Grab a friend and race through high speed tunnels as see your opponents side by side and face to face. Who will reach the finish line first?
SeaWorld’s Aquatica Orlando water park is getting a new dueling water slide in 2020. Riptide Race will be Florida’s first dueling racer, with visitors taking on opponents through high-speed tunnels.
Starting from the top of the 68’ tower, riders will grab their rafts as they enter side-by-side racing lanes. Each racing lane can hold two riders per raft and feature low walls, ensuring you will always have eyes and ears on your competition. Dueling face-to-face, racers will navigate through tight loops and accelerations through indoor and outdoor sections. It’s a race to the finish through nearly 650’ of slide.
The new decade heralds fresh growth for The Theme Park Capital of the World®, as Orlando’s evolution continues with an unprecedented theme park expansion, the world’s tallest slingshot ride, an acoustically perfect theater, a new celebrity chef restaurant and one of the largest booms for hotel growth in decades.
Continuous updates on what’s new as well as tips for planning a trip can be found at VisitOrlando.com, the official visitor information source for the destination.
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- “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” opened in December and is the second