Visit Orlando Blog
The New Year has arrived and in 2012, Orlando will offer guests a plethora of exciting new attractions to enjoy at its world-class theme parks! Here are just a few examples of new thrills to look forward to this year:
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
SeaWorld Orlando will open TurtleTrek, featuring a first-of-its-kind 3-D/360-degree dome shaped theater that will immerse guests in the underwater world, taking them on the journey of a sea turtle's life cycle. Discovery Cove will unveil the brand new Freshwater Oasis, featuring wading adventures and face-to-face encounters with otters and marmosets.
Universal Orlando Resort
Islands of Adventure's popular attraction, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, will be completely reanimated in digital high-definition to be sharper and more realistic than ever before. Universal Studios Florida will open an all new 3-D attraction based on the blockbuster film, Despicable Me. Guests will be trained by Gru, the world's greatest villain, and transformed into an army of mischievous, scene-stealing minions that descend upon his lair. Universal's CityWalk will expand its entertainment options to include the new Hollywood Drive-In Golf attraction, featuring two 18-hole movie-themed mini-golf courses.
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney's Magic Kingdom will unveil the largest expansion in its history with the newly expanded Fantasyland area, set to open in phases and featuring new attractions such as Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaid, Be Our Guest Restaurant and Storybook Circus. The Magic Kingdom will also introduce an interactive role-play adventure game in January. Participants will become apprentice sorcerers on an adventure to defeat an army of Disney Villians.
LEGOLAND Florida will add an accompanying water park to feature wave pools, water slides, a build-a-raft lazy river and DUPLO Splash Safari for toddlers to its newly opened theme park.