By David Sibila
More than 66 million visitors came to Orlando in 2015 to enjoy all there is to do including new rides and attractions across the destination. Today's announcement makes the theme park capital of the world the most visited destination in U.S. for the second year in a row.
The last two years have proven to be record breakers for tourism with the expansion of Wizarding World of Harry Potter in both theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort, New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park, new rides and shows at SeaWorld Orlando and new attractions along International Drive, including the Orlando Eye at I-Drive 360.
Visitation to Orlando more than doubled over the past 20 years, growing from 32.4 million in 1995. In the past two decades, significant openings and expansions in Orlando's theme parks, new hotels and entertainment venues have continued to boost the city's tourist visitation.
New Attractions Coming in 2016
Even more family fun awaits visitors coming to Orlando in 2016 including all new attractions at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, a new King Kong themed attraction at Universal's Islands of Adventure and the area's tallest and fastest roller coaster, Mako at SeaWorld.
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Written by David Sibila, Senior Manager of Content and Social Media for Visit Orlando. He's a TV producer turned content and social media strategist, hands-on dad and a casualty of four rescued pets.
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