Anyone visiting Orlando in the new year? If you weren’t planning on it, you might start after reading the below! There are some big things on the horizon as it relates to hotels, attractions, and more in Orlando, come 2018!
It’s no secret, the Florida city is considered the theme park capital and thanks to some new attractions it probably will not lose this title anytime soon. Starting off with the happiest place on earth, Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is adding a Toy Story Land in the summer of next year, featuring an Alien Swirling Saucers ride and Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster to the many other attractions within the park. Disney World will also be expanding its Coronado Springs Resort, the biggest of its six convention hotels, next year, adding 500 more rooms within a new 15-storey tower. At the top of said tower, visitors will gain access to a new rooftop lounge and restaurant.
Not to be outdone, Universal Studios is also adding to its park in Orlando with a Fast & Furious Supercharged attraction, and the park’s Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories will be replaced by a lagoon show at night. Universal will also unveil its sixth hotel within their Orlando Resort in August 2018. Aventura Hotel will blow visitors away with a 16-storey glass tower, first rooftop bar and grill (ever) within the Universal Orlando Resorts, and there will be plenty of room for everyone to visit with a capacity of 600 guest rooms, which includes 13 children’s suites.
Meanwhile over at SeaWorld, the park will be showcasing a new ride known as Infinity Falls, a rainforest-inspired river rapids thrill set to debut in the summer. They are also adding a raft ride in Aquatica come spring 2018, which has a colossal water sphere and water jets, dubbed Ray Rush.
Travelweek advised that for any intrigued master builders out there, The Great Lego Race VR Coaster will hit LEGOLAND as the first-ever virtual reality coaster that has been developed for kids. A new short film, LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension, will be hitting the attraction on January 12th, with viewings at LEGO’s Showplace Theater.
A new water sports park is also hitting Orlando, in the Lake Nona region. Nona Adventure Park touts a floating and inflatable obstacle course that includes a climbing tower that is 60 feet high, with a ropes course as well.
Sounds like a lot of amazing new things to hit Orlando in 2018! All the more reason why the tourist destination is on many traveler’s bucket lists.