Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS®, Part of WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (©Disney)

What’s New in Orlando

No matter how many times you've been to Orlando, you'll be amazed by what you find the next time you're here. The reason is, we're constantly improving, with new theme park additions, attractions, resorts, restaurants and other can't-miss experiences joining the lineup on an ongoing basis. In fact, even if you've traveled to Orlando recently, you probably haven't seen all the new tricks up our sleeve. And if it's been a year or more since your last visit, you're really in for a thrill!

In the past year alone, Walt Disney World® ResortUniversal Orlando ResortSeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort have unveiled new rides and features, with more on the way. (We're not called the Theme Park Capital of the World for nothing!) And that's on top of other new attractions all over town.

You'll also find plenty of fresh dining options, including brand-new ventures from celebrity chefs and homegrown gems that locals are raving about. And when it comes to places to stay, several gleaming new resorts have joined our skyline, further ensuring the perfect accommodations for every preference and price point.

Throw in plenty of wide-open spaces offering endless ecotourism adventures and outdoor fun for the whole family, and you’ll never run out of new experiences in Orlando.

New at Orlando’s Theme Parks

Explore brand-new worlds of wonder at Orlando’s legendary theme parks, which have all sorts of fresh surprises in store and even more set to debut in the coming year.

Walt Disney World® Resort

At Walt Disney World Resort, enjoy endless adventures at Magic Kingdom® Park, EPCOT®Disney's Hollywood Studios®Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme ParkDisney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks, Disney Springs®, and more than two dozen official resort properties, among other reasons to visit.

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WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando
  • Don’t miss the newest attractions and experiences at Walt Disney World Resort.


    Star-Lord, Rocket and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy have arrived at EPCOT for this brand-new experience, which sends you on an intergalactic, family-friendly thrill ride through space and time. It’s part of the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion — the first “other-world” pavilion in EPCOT history.

    Learn more: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

    Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

    The wackiest, silliest train trip ever is ready to take you through the cartoon world and Mickey & Minnie's first ride-through attraction in Disney Parks history! You ready? When Mouse Rules apply, anything can happen! So, pack your imagination, switch tracks and take a ride on the cartoon side like never before.

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    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

    Come live your very own Star Wars story in this immersive land at Disney's Hollywood Studios, where a galaxy far, far away unfolds all around you. Around corners and through back alleys, you can build your own droid and custom lightsaber, and sample the curious concoctions of the local cantina. The time has come to live your adventure at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge!

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    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

    Steady your nerves and summon your resolve as you find yourself in the middle of blasts, rumbles and thrills of a climactic Star Wars battle at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. With multiple ride systems carrying you through multiple scenes, jaw-dropping effects and an incredible drop from space, it's one of the most advanced and immersive Disney Parks attraction experiences ever.

    Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

    Gather your crew and take control of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge!

    Remy's Ratatouille Adventure

    Based on Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, this new EPCOT attraction is joined by a new restaurant, La Crêperie de Paris.


    As part of the multi-year transformation at EPCOT, the park’s former Future World area has become three distinct new neighborhoods: World Celebration, World Discovery and World Nature.

    Disney Enchantment

    Enjoy a new nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park in honor of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary festivities. Expect music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and, for the first time, immersive projection effects in a journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment.


    One of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney theme park, this new EPCOT show at World Showcase Lagoon features a celebration of Disney music designed to inspire people worldwide.

    Space 220

    Located at the Mission: SPACE pavilion at EPCOT, this new restaurant pairs an out-of-this-world culinary experience with the celestial panorama of a space station, including daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up.

    Wonderful World of Animation

    At Disney's Hollywood Studios, this nighttime show transforms the Chinese Theatre with a stunning tribute to more than 90 years of Disney and Pixar animation, including The IncrediblesSleeping Beauty and many others.

    Disney Skyliner

    This high-flying gondola system connects Disney's Hollywood Studios and International Gateway at EPCOT to Disney's Caribbean Beach ResortDisney's Art of Animation ResortDisney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Riviera Resort.

    Learn more: Orlando's Unique Transportation

    Awesome Planet

    At The Land Pavilion at EPCOT, enjoy a new film that showcases the beauty, diversity and dynamic story of the planet.

    Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along

    This new entertainment event can be enjoyed at the France pavilion in World Showcase at EPCOT.

    Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360

    This film at the Canada pavilion in World Showcase at EPCOT has new scenes and a new story.

  • Even more magic is coming to Walt Disney World Resort soon.


    Returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2022, this larger-than-life show will feature more than 50 live performers, massive sets, stunning effects, dazzling pyrotechnics and rousing music.

    TRON Lightcycle Run

    Coming to Magic Kingdom Park, this attraction will invite you to board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles and experience the energy, lights and excitement of the high-tech TRON universe.

    Transformation of Spaceship Earth

    The grand icon of EPCOT will be updated with new scenes reflecting the universal nature of the human experience. A new guide and all-new narration will focus on storytelling that brings people together. It will be part of the park's new World Celebration neighborhood.

    Dreamers Point

    Set to be part of the World Celebration neighborhood at EPCOT, this new pavilion will offer breathtaking views, lush gardens, a wishing tree, an interactive fountain and a statue celebrating the legacy of Walt Disney.

    World Celebration Pavilion

    Boasting one of the most remarkable designs at any Disney park, this 3-story structure will serve as the home base for signature festivals at EPCOT. It will also be an ideal spot to witness the park's nighttime spectacular.

    Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana

    Slated to be part of the upcoming World Nature neighborhood at EPCOT, this first-ever experience based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' hit film will let you interact with magical, living water in a beautiful, inspiring setting.

    Wondrous China

    Coming to the China pavilion at EPCOT's World Showcase, this new addition will take you on a breathtaking journey across China, filmed and presented in a completely seamless, 360-degree digital format.

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort includes Universal Studios FloridaUniversal Islands of AdventureUniversal Volcano Bay water theme park, and Universal CityWalk, as well as numerous official hotels. A brand-new theme park, Universal Epic Universe, has also been announced.

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Rendering of Jurassic World VelociCoaster, New at Universal Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort
  • Don’t miss the newest attractions and experiences at Universal Orlando Resort.

    Universal’s Great Movie Escape

    New to Universal CityWalk, Universal’s Great Movie Escape features epic escape adventures inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s iconic Jurassic World and Back to the Future films. Universal’s entertainment team partnered closely with filmmakers and escape room industry experts around the country to create innovative experiences that go beyond the typical escape room — blending state-of-the-art challenges, detailed sets and original storylines to immerse you in story-driven adventures that invite you to escape into the movies like never before.

    Jurassic World VelociCoaster

    Get ready for a new species of roller coaster. Speeding through the jungle, rising high above the terrain, it’s Jurassic World VelociCoaster. Board your vehicle for a highspeed dash through the park’s Velociraptor paddock. You’ll feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside these nimble predators, twisting and soaring above the land and water. VelociCoaster is now open at Universal Orlando Resort.

    DreamWorks Destination

    Now open in Universal Studios Florida’s KidZone area, this all-new, interactive character experience gives you the chance to meet, greet and dance along with your favorite DreamWorks characters, including those from DreamWorks Animation’s hit film franchises such as Trolls, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and more.

    Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

    An epic new addition has come to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. For the first time ever, fly deep into the wilds of the Forbidden Forest, beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle. As you twist past towering trees, magical creatures and wondrous surprises surround you.

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    The Bourne Stuntacular

    This live-action stunt show based on the blockbuster Bourne film franchise uses a never-before-seen hybrid of stage magic and cinema to follow Jason Bourne's adventures around the globe.

    Universal Orlando's Cinematic Celebration

    This epic show is lighting up the night at Universal Studios Florida with a colossal celebration of music, water and light, transforming the park and taking you into the movies like never before. As music from the world's biggest films fills the air, scores of shining, dancing fountains erupt. Massive walls of water blaze with incredible movie moments, and powerful projections bring the entire waterfront into the movies.

  • Universal Orlando Resort isn’t just growing — it’s adding a whole new universe of epic adventures.

    Universal Epic Universe

    It's official: Universal Orlando Resort is adding a fourth theme park, one that will create an entirely new level of experience that forever changes theme park entertainment! Universal Epic Universe will take you on a journey that's an adventure unto itself, where beloved stories expand into vibrant lands — including Super Nintendo World! Stay tuned for additional details about the new park's attractions, entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more.

    Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast

    Coming to Universal Studios Florida in summer 2023, Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast will combine innovative screen technology, state-of-the-art gaming interactivity and elaborate physical sets to create a one-of-a-kind, game-based adventure where you will encounter immersive environments, nefarious villains and tons of mischievous Minions from Illumination’s films in a whole new way.

SeaWorld® Orlando

In addition to its main theme park, SeaWorld Orlando operates Aquatica® Orlando water park and Discovery Cove®, an all-inclusive day resort packed with natural adventures.

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Icebreaker rollercoaster at SeaWorld® Orlando
Ice Breaker at SeaWorld® Orlando
  • Don’t miss the newest attractions and experiences at SeaWorld Orlando.

    Ice Breaker

    This brand-new roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando invites you to brave four airtime-filled launches — both forward and backward — culminating with a reverse launch into Florida’s steepest, beyond-vertical drop, along with exciting twists, turns and airtime thrills.

    Reef Plunge

    Aquatica Orlando’s newest waterslide will send you through eye-catching translucent cutouts and rings as you twist and turn though over 330 feet of fiberglass, zooming past a vibrant array of marine life in the new dynamic habitat, including Commerson’s dolphins, leopard sharks, sardines, and a variety of other cold-water fish.

    Riptide Race

    New at Aquatica Orlando, Florida's first dueling-racer raft slide features nearly 650 feet of tight loops and accelerations, including indoor and outdoor sections.

    Sesame Street Land

    Take a stroll down Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando courtesy of this brand-new land! Featuring eight attractions, character appearances, interactive play, and themed dining and shopping, Sesame Street Land provides endless fun for the whole family. Come and play with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby and all of your Sesame Street favorites for the first time at SeaWorld!

    Learn more: Sesame Street Land

    Infinity Falls

    SeaWorld Orlando's most pulse-pounding experience yet sends you on a raft adventure down a jungle river featuring fountains, waterfalls and the remains of a lost civilization. It also boasts the tallest drop of its kind!

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    KareKare Curl

    At Aquatica Orlando, this family thrill ride invites you to “climb” a vertical wave wall during a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure.

  • See what else is coming to SeaWorld in the near future.

    Pipeline: The Surf Coaster

    Coming to SeaWorld in 2023, the world’s first “Surf Coaster” will feature a dynamic launch and wave-jumping motions to make you feel like you’re actually surfing as you reach speeds up to 60 mph and heights up to 110 feet. Boasting 2,950 feet of track, Pipeline will be the park’s seventh roller coaster.

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

LEGOLAND Florida Resort's original theme park is complemented by a water park and onsite resorts. And now, the world’s first Peppa Pig Theme Park is adding all-new reasons for little ones and their families to visit.

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Peppa Pig Theme Park at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.
Peppa Pig Theme Park at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Near Orlando
  • Don’t miss the newest attractions and experiences at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

    Pirate River Quest

    At LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park, set sail with a rowdy crew of LEGO® pirates on Captain’s orders to explore the murky waters and retrieve the lost treasure, stolen by a troop of mischievous monkeys. Journey through the uncharted waters of the legendary Cypress Gardens and discover the secrets protecting its canals, as this all-new story unfolds brick by brick into a family-friendly treasure hunt.


    Your family can enjoy an unforgettable day of adventure at the world’s first Peppa Pig Theme Park. Designed to be the ultimate day for little ones, this all-new, standalone, separately ticketed theme park features multiple rides, interactive attractions, themed playscapes and water play areas — complete with “muddy puddles,” of course — and fun live shows daily, all based on instantly recognizable locations from the globally popular brand.

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    Planet LEGOLAND®

    This new, immersive experience invites kids and their parents to build, unbuild and rebuild the world of their dreams with — of course — LEGO® bricks.


    Based on The LEGO Movie, this new section brings the blockbuster hit to life with three new rides, a fun playscape, character meet-and-greets, and themed shopping and dining.

    Learn more: THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD

    Battle of Bricksburg

    DUPLO® aliens have invaded Bricksburg, and it's up to you to stop them on this aquatic adventure at THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD. As the boat ride progresses, you'll fight the invaders by spraying water at targets, but beware: Other park-goers will be able to squirt you with water cannons that are mounted around the attraction's perimeter. (In other words, you're probably going to get wet!)

    THE LEGO® MOVIE Masters of Flight

    The first of its kind at LEGOLAND Florida, and the first-ever in the world to embed a 180-degree turn in the ride experience, this marquee attraction at THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD will take you on a suspended journey aboard Emmet's Triple Decker Couch. As you soar along, you'll see what it's like to fly through a world made entirely of LEGO bricks thanks to the ride's full-dome virtual screen.

    Unikitty's Disco Drop

    Unikitty is hosting the ultimate disco party at THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD, and you're invited! After climbing aboard this brightly colored thrill ride, you'll soar to the top of Cloud Cuckoo Land before dropping, spinning and bouncing back to earth.

New Attractions in Orlando

Featuring amazing experiences, white-knuckle thrills and moments of sheer wonder, here’s your guide to brand-new attractions in Orlando — and you never know what’s coming next.

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Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando
Steinmetz Hall at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando
  • In Orlando, over 100 amazing, standalone attractions beyond our theme parks and water parks are ready to thrill you, including these fresh additions.

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    The Orlando Fringe

    Fringe Artspace

    The longest-running arts showcase of its kind in the United States, The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, aka The Orlando Fringe, has been entertaining audiences in Loch Haven Park every May since 1992. Now, they’re growing their offerings by expanding into a year-round physical space. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, the 9,100-square-foot venue will have two performing arts spaces, including a main stage with 166 seats and a black box with 40 to 60 seats. The programing will feature a mix of traditional theater and concerts as well as a studio series with weekly, monthly and pop-up events like workshops, classes, readings, performances and artistic explorations.

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    Tank America in Orlando

    Tank America

    Having rolled into Orlando in November 2022, Tank America is the only place in Florida where you can drive an actual tank without having to join the military. Use it to conquer a half-mile course full of obstacles, turns and hills with lots of fun surprises along the way.

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    Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando
    Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando

    Steinmetz Hall

    New at downtown Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, this performance venue achieves an N1 sound rating — the lowest level at which humans can detect sound.

    Learn more: Steinmetz Hall

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    Cirque du Soleil — Drawn to Life at DISNEY SPRINGS®, Part of WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (Matt Beard/©Disney)

    Cirque du Soleil — Drawn to Life

    Available at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort, Cirque du Soleil — Drawn to Life will transport you into the world of Disney's animation in Cirque du Soleil's signature style.

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    Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex

    This 50,000-square-foot, multi-level attraction is new at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Florida’s east coast, about an hour from our main tourism districts. It features a showcase of NASA and commercial spacecraft hardware with immersive displays, including a simulated journey through space, unique launch viewing opportunities and more.

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    Island H2O Live! Water Park Adjacent to Margaritaville Resort Orlando

    Island H2O Live!

    Adjacent to Margaritaville Orlando Resort, this full-featured, 14-acre Island H2O Live! water park features water slides, a lazy river and live entertainment, including DJs, parties and amazing surprises. Best of all, you don't need to be a resort guest to gain admission.

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    Museum of Illusions at ICON Park® in Orlando’s International Drive Entertainment District

    Museum of Illusions

    New to ICON Park® in the International Drive (aka I-Drive) Entertainment District, Museum of Illusions features more than 50 optical, photographic, holographic and interactive illusions, providing hours of mind-twisting, eye-tricking fun.

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    Karting Orlando at Dezerland Park in Orlando’s International Drive Entertainment District

    Dezerland Park

    Part of the I-Drive Entertainment District, Dezerland Park is a massive indoor amusement park with free admission and a wide variety of separately ticketed, affordably priced attractions. They include Arcade Orlando, Axecelsior Axe Throwing, Bowling Orlando, Jump Start Trampoline Park, Karting Orlando, The Pinball Palace, and its signature attractions, the Orlando Auto Museum and adjacent Bond Lounge & Exhibit.

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    Drive-Thru Safari at Wild Florida Near Orlando

    Drive-Thru Safari at Wild Florida

    Get nose-to-snout with giraffes, wild boars and other animals with this 75-acre, drive-thru safari adventure at Wild Florida. The safari area also includes a zipline over a grazing area.

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    Sky Hawk

    At Fun Spot America, this 90-foot family swing ride features both traditional, side-by-side, two-passenger ride seating, as well as side-by-side, two-passenger horizontal (prone) seating, with guests spinning at 10 RPMs.

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  • One thing you can always count on in Orlando: Something new is just around the corner.

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    Brightline High-Speed Rail Service

    Brightline High-Speed Rail Service

    Conveniently located in the brand-new Terminal C at Orlando International Airport (MCO), Brightline Orlando Station will connect Orlando with West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami with high-speed rail service beginning in 2023. You will enjoy touchless ticketing, premium in-station lounges, complimentary Wi-Fi, and top-notch bars and restaurants at every Brightline station.

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    Judson’s at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

    Set to debut in fall 2023, Judson’s will be the fourth indoor performance space at downtown Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, joining Steinmetz Hall (which opened in 2022), the Walt Disney Theater, and the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. The dynamic music room will host live performances with intimate, cabaret-style seating for up to 150 guests.


    Utilizing a 2-story shipping container structure, this urban park — aka “Art Squared” — will incorporate a cafe, art gallery, stage, seating, digital video walls and a gift shop, as well as an artificial turf courtyard, a concrete patio, picnic tables, hammocks, and two food truck spaces when it comes to downtown Orlando.

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New Accommodations in Orlando

With more than 130,000 hotel rooms, 20,000 vacation-home rentals and 22,000 vacation-ownership properties in the area, you'd think that Orlando would already be well-stocked when it comes to available room supply — but again, we're the sort of destination that never stops improving. See new places you can stay now, plus fresh accommodations that are coming soon.

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Walt Disney World Swan Reserve at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando
  • Here are the newest places where you can stop dreaming of an Orlando getaway and start dreaming in Orlando.

    Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

    In late 2021, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve opened at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. The 14-story, 349-room hotel tower features a restaurant, full-service health club, a 90-foot-long pool and other enticing extras.

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    Lake Nona Wave Hotel in Orlando

    Lake Nona Wave Hotel

    Lake Nona Wave Hotel is new to its namesake, forward-thinking, tech- and medical-focused community, minutes from Orlando International Airport. The luxury lifestyle experience is powered by innovative technology yet grounded in visitors’ wellbeing. It’s adjacent to the Lake Nona Sculpture Garden, featuring pieces from The Lewis Collection. Guests also have access to the Lake Nona Performance Club and Chopra Mind-Body Zone.

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    Seating at the SkyBar Roof Terrace at the AC Hotel by Marriott Orlando, in Downtown Orlando.
    AC Hotel by Marriott in Downtown Orlando

    AC Hotel by Marriott Orlando

    New to downtown Orlando, AC Hotel by Marriott Orlando has 180 modern guest rooms with a sleek European-inspired design and a SkyBar Rooftop Terrace with 360-degree city views and creative mixology, creating a true high-rise experience in the heart of the city.

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    JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

    JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

    With a focus on well-being and relaxation, the brand-new JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa offers a luxurious opportunity to get away from everything while staying minutes from Walt Disney World Resort. It boasts 516 guestrooms, a Spa by JW and a rooftop terrace with nightly views of theme park fireworks, among other amenities.

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    Margaritaville Resort Orlando

    Margaritaville Resort Orlando

    Spearheaded by music legend Jimmy Buffett, this waterfront Margaritaville Resort Orlando has a 175-room hotel, multiple themed dining and nightlife options, and the adjacent Island H2O Live! water park and Promenade at Sunset Walk open-air entertainment district.

    Poolside at Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center.
    Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center

    Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center

    Designed to be vibrant, affordable and young at heart, Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center is located a mile from SeaWorld Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center. The property features a pool, a 24-hour fitness center, free-to-play board games in the lobby and other guest benefits.

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    ette Hotel Orlando

    ette Hotel Orlando

    This Tuscan-inspired, 126-room ette Hotel Orlando is new to the Walt Disney World area. Focusing on wellness as an alcohol-free property, the hotel offers culinary experiences in partnership with Michelin Star Chef Akira Back, along with The Spa at ette, with services for everyone from the modern minimalist to the unruly naturalist.

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    Universal's Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn & Suites at Universal Orlando Resort

    Universal's Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites

    With a fun surf theme, Universal's Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando Resort boasts standard rooms and two-bedroom suites that sleep up to six. Guests can also play in the resort's surfboard-shaped pool and refuel at the food court.

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    Universal's Endless Summer Resort — Dockside Inn and Suites

    Featuring a coastal, calm vibe and sunset theming, Universal's Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites has two large pools with a sandy beach. It also has standard rooms and two-bedroom suites, as well as a food court.


    This two-day, two-night, all-immersive experience will take you to a galaxy far, far away in a way that only Disney could create. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is far more than a place to stay: It’s an adventure.

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    Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

    Disney's Coronado Springs Resort's new, 15-story Gran Destino Tower is now open at Walt Disney World Resort, adding 545 modern guestrooms and suites to the property. The addition also features new dining and nightlife, including the rooftop Toledo — Tapas, Steak & Seafood and Dahlia Lounge, as well as Three Bridges Bar & Grill and Barcelona Lounge.

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  • Start making plans now to be among the first to stay at these eagerly anticipated new Orlando properties.

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    Rendering of Conrad Orlando at Evermore Orlando Resort

    Conrad Orlando at Evermore Orlando Resort

    Set to open in fall 2023, Conrad Orlando at Evermore Orlando Resort will debut with 433 rooms, including 51 impeccably designed suites and 10 spacious family suites close to Walt Disney World® Resort. Other features include 40,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, a tranquil spa, numerous dining options and a signature rooftop experience. The hotel will be the first phase of a massive 10,000-bedroom vacation oasis offering an array of stay experiences, from single homes to villas, flats and hotel guestrooms.

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    Rendering of Deluxe King Guestroom at Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando — DISNEY SPRINGS® Area

    Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando — Disney Springs® Area

    A new Official Disney Partner Hotel in the Disney Springs® Resort Area, Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando — Disney Springs® Area will feature 604 guestrooms and 17,000+ square feet of meeting space when it’s completed in spring 2023, and the first 264 rooms are available now. Amenities will include a resort-style pool, splash pad and poolside dining and refreshments, as well as an extensive marketplace, a cozy dining experience, complimentary hot breakfast, shuttle service to all four Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks, and evening snacks and beverages.

    Aloft Lake Nona

    Opening fall 2023, Aloft Lake Nona will be a six-story, 205-room, music-themed property. Its eclectic decor and design nods to the hotel’s music and technology roots that give each guestroom its own character. Aloft Lake Nona will also feature a 10,000-square-foot conference center and full-service restaurant.

    Cambria Hotel Orlando Universal Boulevard

    Located in the International Drive Entertainment District, aka I-Drive, Cambria Hotel Orlando Universal Boulevard is scheduled to begin welcoming guests in winter 2023 with 118 guestrooms. Amenities will include a rooftop pool and lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center, and the sophisticated Veer Kitchen & Bar restaurant.

New Restaurants & Nightlife in Orlando

Featuring celebrity chefs, local culinary heroes and flavors from around the world, Orlando's acclaimed dining scene never stops growing — and the same is true for our electric nightlife. Here's a look at new and upcoming options you'll want to try during your next visit to Orlando.

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Blake Shelton’s Ole Red at ICON Park® in Orlando’s International Drive Entertainment District
  • Bite into the newest things to eat and drink in Orlando.

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    Kavas Tacos + Tequila at Pointe Orlando

    New Restaurants at Pointe Orlando

    On International Drive, Pointe Orlando welcomed Kavas Tacos + Tequila and JoJo’s Shake Bar in late 2022. Kavas features a menu paying tribute to Mexico’s rich culinary history with savory comfort food, fresh tableside experiences, and recipes handcrafted from the freshest ingredients. A Chicago original, JoJo’s offers over-the-top sweets and old-school diner ambiance with a modern-day vibe.

    The BANDBOX — Orlando

    Central Florida’s first alcohol-free speakeasy, cocktail lounge and collectibles/vintage shop, The BANDBOX is part of Ivanhoe Village Main Street adjacent to downtown Orlando.

    Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen

    From the titular winner of Bravo’s Top Chef: All-Stars, Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen opened in December at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Expect tropical-inspired fare with fresh flavors and local ingredients, including native fruits, crisp vegetables and straight-from-the-docks seafood.


    Located inside the high-tech Lake Nona Wave Hotel, BACÁN is a lush restaurant influenced by the many flavors of the Americas and centered around a dramatic, open-theater kitchen.

    AVA MediterrAegean

    In February 2022, AVA MediterrAegean opened in Winter Park, specializing in authentic, upscale Greek food and ambiance.

    The Milkhouse

    New to downtown Orlando’s Milk District, this unique dining space houses some of Central Florida’s most notable food and beverage brands.

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    The Hall on the Yard

    Part of downtown Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village, this full-service food hall delivers nine diverse culinary offerings, five curated event spaces, and three premium cocktail bars in an eclectic environment.

    Learn more: Ivanhoe Village Main Street

    The Monroe

    In the Creative Village section of downtown Orlando’s Parramore district, The Monroe has emerged as the area’s culinary hotspot.

    Ole Red

    Part of ICON Park, Ole Red is a new restaurant by country superstar Blake Shelton, merging southern hospitality, good food and live country music.

    The Hampton Social

    Themed after the New York coastal resort region, The Hampton Social is new at Pointe Orlando with exceptional food, cocktails and live music in a beautifully designed atmosphere.

    Learn more: Pointe Orlando

    City Works Eatery & Pour House

    New to Disney SpringsCity Works Eatery & Pour House is a premier sports restaurant and bar boasting a 168-inch HDTV, four 110-inch screens and 12 65-inch screens, as well as unique menu items and 90 local, regional and global craft beers on draft.


    Chef José Andrés has brought his biggest, boldest JALEO yet to Disney Springs, providing a welcoming, comfortable space to explore the flavors of Spain.

    Pepe by José André

    Adjacent to JALEO, the first brick-and-mortar version of José Andrés' famous food truck serves hot and cold Spanish-style sandwiches.

    Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

    Highlighting the best of its iconic chef's signature dishes, the all-new Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Disney Springs features a Mediterranean-influenced menu and ambience inspired by California.

    Knife & Spoon

    New to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, this restaurant is a fresh concept from Chef John Tesar, a James Beard Award semifinalist and Top Chef contestant.

    Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

    Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has brought his take on classic English street food to ICON Park.

    BoVine Steakhouse

    Treat your palate at this new Winter Park eatery, which uses the highest quality meats and locally sourced produce to create dishes that invoke the flavors of the finest steakhouses.

    Learn more: Winter Park

    Sixty Vines

    Featuring Napa Valley-inspired seasonal cuisine and 60 varieties of wine on tap, this first Florida outpost of this popular Texas restaurant is in Winter Park, about 15 minutes north of downtown Orlando.

  • More great restaurants and nightlife are coming to Orlando soon.

    Rosa Mexicano

    Opening its first Orlando-area location at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in early 2023, Rosa Mexicano showcases a contemporary interpretation of authentic Mexican cuisine, including beloved classics and innovative dishes that pay tribute to Mexico’s richly varied culinary regions. The restaurant will also feature an extensive beverage program boasting over 100 varieties of tequila and agave-based spirits.

    The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers

    An Indiana-based table service restaurant and bakery, The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers will open a new location at Disney’s BoardWalk in 2023. The restaurant will offer savory and sweet options, along with afternoon tea service, in a whimsical atmosphere. Offering a turn-of-the-20th-century seaside setting, Disney’s Boardwalk is part of Walt Disney World   ®Resort and does not require theme park admission to enjoy.

    Brew Theory Marketplace

    An all-new food hall coming to Apopka in summer 2023, Brew Theory Marketplace will feature a full liquor bar, Brew Theory taproom, a beer garden and various retail tenants. Apopka is approximately 30 minutes north of our main tourism districts.


    Created by celebrity chef and James Beard Award winner Norman Van Aken, this restaurant is moving to Orlando's Restaurant Row. The acclaimed eatery was formerly located at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

    Learn more: Restaurant Row