By Jessica C. Northey
Press pause on school and work responsibilities for new adventures with family and friends during spring break in Orlando! We've compiled a list of 10 awesome things to do in Orlando for spring break from the newest attractions to entertaining (and delicious) themed restaurants. And if you haven't already booked your hotels, here are a few deals to visit one of the most popular destinations for spring break!
Opening April 6, 2017 - this highly anticipated ride invites guests to join the Tonight Show's studio audience on the ultimate race through the streets - and skies - of New York City.
Created for all ages, join your family for the longest ride in Disney Water Park history! Located at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Miss Adventure Falls is a full two minutes of splashy family fun aboard a treasure raft venturing out in the high seas.
Besides the over-the-top food and fun atmosphere, check out the completely new Stargazers Lounge for Florida craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails and gigantic thirst quenchers served in souvenir glasses.
Your adventure beings as the gates to the temple open exposing a labyrinth of caves. Once inside, it's an all-too-close view as a raging struggle ensues between massive creatures before their focus shifts on the credulous riders leading to the big reveal - Kong.
Have you dreamed of soaring in the air, but are not quite ready to leap out of a moving airplane? Try the milder version of skydiving with indoor skydiving at i-Fly. The new location, opening April 27, 2017 at 8969 International Drive, is equipped with two all-glass wind tunnels and an open single-story floor plan that allows I-Drive passersby to see tourists in action.
Stop by for the desserts at the ice cream shop and stay awhile for dinner. Dessert first! Its next-level chocolaty goodness with one-of-a kind gourmet treats, specialty custom flavored milkshakes, and hearty appetizers and entrees at this new chocolate-focused dining destination.
Infamous among the seas for being big, fast and fearless, the Mako shark has taken on a new form as the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster in Orlando, attracting thrill seekers to SeaWorld.
Fans of Queen Elsa and Princess Anna will be transported to the royal sisters' home with the opening of Frozen Ever After at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. For the first time in forever, set sail for the kingdom of Arendelle and come face-to-face all of the film's popular characters including everyone's favorite talking snowman, Olaf.
Blast off into an educational journey combining history and space with the opening of the Heroes & Legends attraction at Kennedy Space Center. Get up close and personal with the legends that have voyaged into the final frontier and the rockets that have taken them there.
With sleek and modern design throughout and rooftop lounge serving up spectacular views of Disney Springs, the atmosphere is almost as good as the seafood menu that includes delectable items such as a lobster roll (pictured). (Preston Mack, photographer)
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Written by Jessica C. Northey, Multimedia Content Producer for Visit Orlando. She enjoys the arts culture, photography, and creative writing about entertainment and travel destinations.