There are big things in store for Orlando this year, from new rides and attractions at top theme parks to brand-new hotels in the heart of the city.
Making it easier to get around the city, Brightline Orlando Station, located at Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C, will connect domestic and international visitors traveling between Orlando and Miami, with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Riders will enjoy touchless ticketing, premium in-station lounges, complimentary Wi-Fi, and bars and restaurants at every Brightline station.
Here are new theme park offerings debuting this year:
Walt Disney World Resort
Based on the Disney sci-fi film ‘TRON: Legacy,’ this new attraction will open at Magic Kingdom Park in spring, taking guests on a high-stakes race in their very own Lightcycle.
Happily Ever After:
Magic Kingdom Park’s updated nighttime spectacular will feature the return of ‘Happily Ever After’
Journey of Water, inspired by Moana:
Opening in late 2023 within World Nature at EPCOT, this new attraction allows guests to engage with water as it travels from the skies to the oceans and back again
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal’s Great Movie Escape:
Located at Universal CityWalk, this escape room experience is inspired by Universal Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s blockbuster films ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Back to the Future’
Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast:
Opening this summer inside a new Minion land at Universal Studios Florida, this game-based adventure allows guests to encounter nefarious villains and mischievous Minions from Illumination’s blockbuster films
Seaworld Orlando Parks & Entertainment
Pipeline – The Surf Coaster:
Debuting this spring at SeaWorld Orlando, the world’s first ‘Surf Coaster’ offers a dynamic surfing launch and ‘wave jumping’ motions
Legoland Florida Resort
Pirate River Quest:
This family-friendly treasure hunt adventure takes guests through the uncharted waters of the legendary Cypress Gardens to discover the secrets protecting its canals, starting in early 2023
Source: Visit Orlando / Wheels Up Network