Coming Soon to Orlando
As we get closer to ringing in a New Year, we can be sure to see a 2017 full of new fun-filled family attractions for Orlando vacationers. Big changes are hitting the land of the mouse, and our team has put together the what’s what for next year.If you are ready to plan a Family Vacation like never before, make sure you plan to visit Orlando’s newest attractions.
Here’s a look at what’s coming.
Number 1 on our list, PANDORA the World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal KingdomThe new 12-acre land, inspired by the AVATAR film brings the world of Pandora to life with amazing creatures and a ground glowing magical touch. The largest expansion of Disney’s Animal Kingdom to date, the land takes on a new life, using bioluminescent flora and nighttime immersive programming that give it realistic detail. The lush land contains themed restaurants and fantastical rides allowing visitors to explore the moon Pandora. Na’Vi artifacts can also be seen throughout the land, making the experience authentic for all family members. Rumor has it visitors will be able to enjoy one of two attractions, during their Avatar adventure. The first Na’Vi River Journey, you will set off in a canoe and explore the sacred river rainforest, where you can see, hear, and touch the floating mountains, glowing rainforest, and soaring Banshees. In the second attraction, Flight of Passage, guests will soar on the back of a mountain Banshee through the land of Pandora in a speculated 3D flight simulator. While not confirmed, rumors have it that the ride is “so life-like” that there is nothing to compare it to…
Number 2 on our list, Universal Orlando’s new Volcano Bay.Said to be an “innovative water theme park” Orlando’s newest water park is set to open Early Summer 2017. Transporting you to a little Pacific Isle, guests become part of the Waturi, native islanders who have enjoyed the isle’s experiences for centuries. The new park showcases a colossal volcano, sparkling beach, waterfalls and much more. The centerpiece of this tropical paradise? The towering Krakatuau. Set 200 feet above the landscape, guests will enjoy an amazing ride in a four-person canoe through the isle mists and dark twists and turns within the volcano before emerging through the final plunge of a shimmering waterfall. Featuring several other slides inside and around the main attraction, Volcano Bay is sure to thrill SUMMER 17’ visitors and turn them into natives. To Read More about Volcano Bay click here
Other up and coming expansions and attractions…
SeaWorld Orlando’s newest ExpansionComing Summer 2017, visitors can take a virtual reality roller coaster ride through a digitally immersive deep sea mission encounter. The first of its kind, this expansion of the Kraken Roller Coaster will allow visitors to experience mythical sea creatures, including the Kraken itself, while wearing specially designed headsets to create a true experience. Stay tuned for more updates.
Disney Springs expects to open the lavish Edison Restaurant Spring 2017Nearly ready to open, the “Industrial Gothic” restaurant is one of the most exciting restaurants to open at Disney Springs in 2017. Currently under construction, the Edison is inspired by its sister location in Los Angeles. Replicating a 1920’s period power plant, the restaurant flaunts 35ft ceilings with a number of distinctive spaces including: The LAB performance space, The Ember Parlour, Telegraph Lounge, The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and a Waterfront Patio. Nightly entertainment will abound, at this sophisticated old-world style edifice.
Last on our list, but certainly not least is Star Wars Land at Disney Hollywood Studios.In a Galaxy Far, Far away visitors will be transported to a never-before-seen planet where Star Wars characters come to life at a remote trading port that acts as the one of the last stops before wild space. Boasting an impressive 14-acres, Star Wars Land will be the single largest themed expansion ever added to a Disney theme park. The adventure officially begins in Late 2018/Early 2019, but keep up with the newest intel here. Plan accordingly and Book Early, as you don’t want to miss out on what’s coming next.