Hottest New Openings in Orlando for 2017

May 16, 2017

By N. Huggins

What’s Orlando known for? Sizzling summers, theme parks, nearby beaches and non-stop fun! As you gear up for a spectacular summer, check out the hottest new attraction openings in 2017.

Universal Orlando®

Volcano Bay

Opening: June 1, 2017

Expect: An all-new water-themed paradise featuring 18 amazing attractions ranging from relaxing rides to exhilarating and daring quests inspired by the laid back spirit of the Pacific Isle.

Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

Opened: April 6, 2017

Expect: Race through New York City to win the Tonight Show cup that features audible taunting from Jimmy Fallon’s recordings adding fun and humor to this incredible ride.

Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pandora – The World of Avatar

Opening: May 27, 2017

Expect: Boat-like vehicles roaming through the mystical flora and fauna of the fantastical jungles in Pandora – just like the movie.

SeaWorld® Orlando

Kraken® Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coaster

Opening: Summer 2017

Expect: Florida’s only virtual reality roller coaster digitally enhanced for an immersive deep sea mission amid the Kraken and other sea creatures.

Electric Ocean

Opening: Summer 2017

Expect: Watch the sea come alive at nightfall with an outrageous festival of bioluminescent lighting, electrifying dance music, vibrant colors, and brilliant energy.


Lego Ninjago

Opened: January 2017

Expect: An interactive “dark ride” that allows guests to blast animated fire balls, lightning and ice with their hands at 3D villains, to score points.

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