SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment interim CEO Marc Swanson unveiled plans for reopening its Orlando theme parks to the public. The reopening proposal includes SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica Orlando, with a scheduled date of June 11.
Universal Studios theme park plans to reopen to the public at reduced capacity on June 5, the company said on Thursday. The announcement was made during an Orange County, Florida Economic Recovery Task Force meeting attended by county, health department experts, and community leaders. The Economic Recovery Task Force approved Universal’s plans to restart on June 5.
parks all around Orlando have been adding new experiences to their lineups. From
the highly themed to the highly thrilling, here are 5 new roller coasters
coming to town.
Ice Breaker at SeaWorld Orlando, coming spring 2020
Ice Breaker will be SeaWorld Orlando’s first launched roller coaster. Opening this coming spring, it will be built in the Wild Arctic area of the park. The coaster will take riders both forward and backward, with speeds reaching 52 miles per hour on a 90-second trip. With a track length of 2,750 feet, it will reach a maximum height of 95 feet.
In the hunt for the world’s best amusement park, a Florida attraction takes the top spot.
The travel review site TripAdvisor revealed its new rankings of the best amusement and water parks around the world in its 2018 Travelers’ Choice awards – and the winner is an attraction in the theme park capital of Florida – Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando.
The playfully themed Toy Story Land really comes to life at night and is a more enjoyable experience than during the day.
Toy Story Land, the brand new area that opened on June 30, 2018, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is inspired by the Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. The new land is the first of two major expansions to be built at Hollywood Studios.
Toy Story Land is bright, however with tons of crowds during the day. Although it has an adorable theme, the heat and overwhelming hordes of people ruin the experience. On the other hand, at night, Toy Story Land comes to life and is a really enjoyable experience. Everything looks so festive, all those statues of the character illuminated and various multi-colored lights strung overhead. The buildings are also illuminated with rosy colorful lighting.
Riding the Slinky Dog Dash is another experience that feels completely different at night. As the track has lights, the surrounding darkness intensifies the thrill of the coaster.
The Disney Parks Blog promised that when the land opens, guests will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and others.