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ORLANDO, Fla. – Now more than ever, families are making vacation plans for their whole clan: grandparents, parents, kids and grandkids, to share all-new experiences and bond over unbelievably real moments. Orlando’s world-class attractions and hidden gems offer something for every age, adding to the list of diverse, adaptable and accessible options for a vacation. In fact, Orlando was selected as a Good Housekeeping 2023 Family Travel Award Winner, so there’s no doubt Orlando is the destination for family members of all ages.

A full list of attractions is available at VisitOrlando.com.

INFANTS & TODDLERS

What’s New

  • Universal Orlando Resort will debut an all-new themed land featuring DreamWorks Animations’ animated characters in an immersive and interactive experience in 2024. The land will feature Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse, along with interactive play spaces and attractions including characters from Shrek, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda and more.
  • Journey of Water, inspired by Moana, is an all-ages attraction that allows even the youngest guests to explore and engage with water as it travels from the skies to the oceans and back again. 
  • Aquatica Orlando opened its all-new water adventure, Turi’s Kid Cove. The water attraction includes water bobbles, tipping buckets, watering palms, and kid-sized wave slide.
  • The Country Bear Jamboree at Magic Kingdom Park will debut a reinterpretation of its iconic Disney songs in different genres of country music that pay tribute to Nashville’s musical revues in the new show, “Country Bears Musical Jamboree.”
  • Launch into space with the Peanuts® crew during Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s new show All Systems Are Go!, an exciting immersive experience featuring state-of-the-art puppetry, lights, sounds, and the beloved Peanuts characters.
     

Fan Favorites

  • The world’s first Peppa Pig Theme Park at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a standalone theme park featuring multiple rides, interactive attractions, fun live shows, themed playscapes and water play areas catered toward little ones.
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT shrinks guests to the size of Chef Remy to race through Gusteau’s restaurant on a wild adventure.
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios takes guests through the movie screen where they join Mickey, Minnie and friends.
  • The Disney Junior Play & Dance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a high-energy musical celebration where families can sing and dance along with Disney Junior characters like Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Timon and Mickey Mouse.
  • Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando is an immersive opportunity to stroll through Sesame Street, meet beloved characters like Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster, enjoy themed attractions like Abby’s Flower Tower, and dance along with the Sesame Street Party Parade.
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium at ICON Park lets guests step beneath the waves and get closer than ever before to the creatures and features of the world’s oceans. Little ones will love the indoor playground as well.
  • Aquatica Orlando’s Kata’s Kookaburra Cove, a family play area for kids under 48 inches, features the Zippity Zappity tube ride, beginner’s body slides and waterspouts for kids to splash under.
  • Fun Spot America Theme Parks Orlando features a 4,000-square-foot interactive splash pad for guests with over 30 active elements.
  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, a live show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, features beloved characters from the Cars movie series, including Lightning McQueen, Mater and Cruz Ramirez.
  • Kidstown at the Orlando Science Center allows children ages 7 and under to splash, climb, tinker and explore as they partake in imaginative roleplaying, teamwork and creative play throughout the exhibit.
  • Dolphin Cove at SeaWorld Orlando, one of the largest interactive dolphin pools in the world, offers guests an up-close view of bottlenose dolphins from both above and below the surface of the water.
     

GRADE SCHOOL

What’s New

  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, a new attraction evolving from the reimagining of Splash Mountain, will open at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World in summer 2024. Guests will join characters from “The Princess and the Frog,” including Princess Tiana, Naveen and jazz-loving alligator Louis, on an adventure through the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome.
  • SeaWorld Orlando will debut an all-new immersive family coaster, “Penguin Trek,” in spring 2024. The unique attraction features snowmobile-style cars transporting riders on an expedition through the Antarctic wilderness and a grand finale arrival at the park’s penguin habitat.
  • Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast, part of Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida, combines innovative screen technology, state-of-the-art gaming interactivity and elaborate physical sets to create a one-of-a-kind, game-based adventure where guests encounter immersive environments, nefarious villains and tons of mischievous Minions from Illumination’s blockbuster film franchise.
  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort will debut the new LEGO® Ferrari Build & Race Experience in March 2024. The interactive experience puts guests in the driver’s seat to build, test and race their very own LEGO Ferraris, with cutting-edge digital technology bringing guests’ creations from their imagination to the racetrack and inspiring creativity through the power of play.
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Planet Play – a multiple-story experience designed for space explorers ages 2-12 – is an indoor, interactive activity area that brings space down to earth.
  • Funtastic Depot features an inflatable concept park, climbing walls, ninja obstacle course, giant multi-level playground, toddler zone area, arcades and a karaoke booth, along with live entertainment on weekends. 
  • LONELY DOG IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE lets guests step into an enchanting environment and be completely absorbed into the family-friendly story of Lonely Dog. This 360-degree projected digital show immerses guests in original art, animation, storytelling, songs and music. 

Fan Favorites

  • Toy Story Land, a colorful, 11-acre world in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, features three themed attractions, “Slinky Dog Dash”, “Alien Swirling Saucers” and “Toy Story Mania!”.
  • Crayola Experience brings the magic of color to children while stimulating their creativity with dozens of hands-on attractions.
  • WonderWorks, the original “indoor amusement park for the mind,” melds education and entertainment into more than 100 hands-on exhibits for all ages. Guests explore six Wonder Zones and experience more thrills, including an XD 4D motion simulated thrill ride, indoor ropes challenge course and laser tag arena.
  • The LEGO Movie World at LEGOLAND Florida Resort offers three attractions based on the THE LEGO MOVIE and THE LEGO MOVIE 2: The Second Part films: Unikitty's Disco Drop, Battle of Bricksburg and The Lego Movie Masters of Flight, a unique 180-degree rotating theater attraction with additional 4D elements such as smells and water sprays.
  • In The Game ICON Park is a family entertainment center and arcade featuring 70 games, virtual reality experiences, themed escape rooms and more.
  • Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park, an aerial obstacle course set atop the trees in a natural pine forest, offers two kids courses featuring 21 challenges.
  • Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive day resort, lets guests hand-feed exotic birds, snorkel crystal-clear waters with tropical fish and rays, and even swim and interact with bottlenose dolphins.
  • Chocolate Kingdom – Interactive Factory Adventure Tour educates visitors on how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy chocolate bar. A personal Chocolate Tour Guide joins forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through this unique chocolate museum.

 

TEENS & ADULTS

What’s New

  • TRON Lightcycle / Run, at Magic Kingdom Park is one of the fastest coasters at any Disney theme park in the world. Based on the Disney sci-fi film TRON: Legacy, guests will speed across a world with no horizons in a high-stakes race in their very own Lightcycle. 
  • Aquatica Orlando’s Tassie's Underwater Twist will debut in 2024 featuring an immersive waterslide that transforms the guest ride experience into a journey through Australia's Shark Bay seagrass meadow.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the newest attraction at EPCOT, is a family-friendly adventure featuring a new storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees to focus guests on the action, including the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster.
  • Pipeline: The Surf Coaster, SeaWorld Orlando’s is the world’s first “Surf Coaster,” offering immersive design elements, including a dynamic surfing launch and “wave jumping” motions, for a one-of-a-kind ocean adventure.
  • Main Event Entertainment lets visitors explore over 55,000 square feet of fun with state-of-the-art bowling, laser tag, high ropes adventure courses, billiards and over 100 interactive video games.
  • EARTH ILLUMINATED invites guests of all ages to re-discover the beauty of creation through unique sights and sounds. The experience features vibrant theatrical lighting and sound design to immerse viewers in over 40 unique scenes from air, land and sea.

Fan Favorites

  • Jurassic World VelociCoaster, Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster, features an original story with intense maneuvers sending riders catapulting up to 70 mph and over 150 feet in the air with the swiftest of prehistoric predators.
  • SeaWorld Orlando’s Ice Breaker, features four launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch with a 93-foot tall spike with 100-degree angle, the steepest vertical drop in Florida.
  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal’s Islands of Adventure hurls guests past obstacles and dodge beasts on a freewheeling roller coaster flight that will bring them close to some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.
  • Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom sends explorers swooping and soaring on a state-of-the-art 3D simulated flight above the awe-inspiring world of Pandora on the back of a winged banshee.
  • Dezerland Action Park features axe-throwing, karting and pinball as well as an all-you-can-eat cereal bar.
  • Nona Adventure Park, a water sports park, features an inflatable, floating obstacle course, wakeboarding cables and a 60-foot climbing tower with a ropes course. 
  • Madame Tussauds at ICON Park lets guests get up-close to take the ultimate selfie with their favorite celebrities like Taylor Swift, Ryan Gosling, Selena Gomez or save the world alongside the Justice League.
  • Screamin’ Gator Zipline at Gatorland takes guests on an aerial adventure 1,200 feet above live alligators and crocodiles.
  • iFLY Orlando features a high-energy vertical wind tunnel that offers indoor skydiving, allowing visitors to float on a column of air. No parachute, no jumping and no experience is necessary.
  • Andretti Indoor Karting & Games offers indoor kart racing on a track full of turns and high speed. Other activities include laser tag, ropes course and classic arcade games.
  • The Museum of Illusions Orlando, a mind-bending “edutainment” experience, offers 50 interactive, immersive and mentally deceptive exhibits based on math, science and psychology.
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the remote planet Batuu, features two signature attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, putting guests in the cockpit of the famous spaceship, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, where an escape from The First Order turns into all-out battle.
  • The Escape Game Orlando offers guests nine different immersive adventures that bring stories to life in a one-of-a-kind tactile experience allowing visitors have one hour to complete their mission and escape. Other options include LockBusters Escape Game, Jewel Escape Rooms, The Escape Effect and Escapology.
  • TopGolf Orlando is an entertainment and golfing facility featuring 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time and advanced technology to track the accuracy and distance of players' shots.
  • TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition lets guests step back in time and learn the stories of the real passengers and crew aboard Titanic, told through more than 300 real artifacts and historical memorabilia recovered from the wreck site.
  • K1 Speed Orlando is a single-track racing center with performance-focused electric go-karts that can reach speeds of 45 mph. It also features a miniature bowling alley, arcade games, pool tables, ice cream parlor and a full-service, made-to-order kitchen.

About Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States, Theme Park Capital of the World® and No. 1 meeting destination in the country. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, we represent more than 1,500 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community.

Visit Orlando connects consumers and business groups with all facets of Orlando’s travel community, whether for a vacation or meeting. Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks — as well as refreshing water parks, activities to connect with nature, vibrant neighborhoods, a dynamic dining scene with Michelin recognized restaurants, and a robust calendar of entertainment and sports events — Orlando is a diverse, welcoming and inclusive community for all travelers. Find more information at VisitOrlando.com or OrlandoMeeting.com.

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