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 of 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.

If you're hungry, 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!

Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite theme parks, attractions, resorts and restaurants for their current status.

New Attractions in Orlando

Searching for all-new adventures and one-of-a-kind experiences? Come to Orlando! Our world-famous theme parks have all sorts of fresh surprises with more set to debut in the coming year, and that's on top of other recent and upcoming attractions throughout the destination. Featuring amazing worlds, white-knuckle rides and moments of sheer wonder, here's a peek at the latest ways to play in Orlando!

New at Walt Disney World® Resort

At Walt Disney World Resort, enjoy endless adventures at Magic Kingdom® ParkEpcot®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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Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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 whole new 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!

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.

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Awesome Planet

At Epcot's The Land Pavilion, 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 of Epcot's World Showcase.

Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360

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

The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure

Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s new film Soul, this experience at Epcot shares the rich and surprising history of jazz by taking you on a musical tour of several influential American cities.

Coming Soon to Walt Disney World® Resort

Disney Enchantment

This new nighttime spectacular will help kick off Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary festivities when it debuts at Magic Kingdom Park on Oct. 1, 2021. 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, and set to debut Oct. 1, 2021, this new show at EPCOT’s World Showcase Lagoon will feature a celebration of Disney music that inspires people worldwide.

Space 220

Located at Epcot's Mission: SPACE pavilion, this new restaurant will pair 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.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure

This Epcot attraction will be joined by a new restaurant, La Crêperie de Paris.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

This two-day, two-night, all-immersive experience is being designed to take you to a galaxy far, far away in a way that only Disney could create.

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.

New Neighborhoods at Epcot

As part of Epcot's multi-year transformation, the current Future World area will become three distinct new neighborhoods: World Celebration, World Discovery and World Nature.

Transformation of Spaceship Earth

Epcot's grand icon 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 Epcot's World Celebration neighborhood, 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 Epcot's signature festivals. 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 Epcot's upcoming World Nature neighborhood, 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.

Mary Poppins Attraction

The first attraction based on Mary Poppins will be part of Cherry Tree Lane, a new neighborhood in the United Kingdom pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase.

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, 70-degree digital format.

New at Universal Orlando Resort

An artist rendering of VelociCoaster roller coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

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

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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 will give 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. This show is temporarily closed. During this phase of reopening, some entertainment venues and shows will remain closed.

Coming Soon to Universal Orlando Resort

Universal's 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's 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.

New at SeaWorld® Orlando

Family on Infinity Falls raft ride at SeaWorld Orlando

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

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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!

Learn more: Infinity Falls

KareKare Curl

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

Coming Soon to SeaWorld® Orlando

Ice Breaker

On this brand-new roller coaster coming to SeaWorld Orlando in spring 2021, enjoy 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 hills.

New at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

LEGOLAND Florida Resort's theme park is complemented by a water park and onsite resorts.

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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.


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.

Coming Soon to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

World’s First Peppa Pig™ Theme Park

Starting in 2022, 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 will feature 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. Look for ride and attraction details to be announced summer 2021.

New Orlando Attractions

A view of the Orlando Starflyer from near the top, as it towers over International Drive.
Orlando Starflyer

In Orlando, over 100 amazing, standalone attractions beyond our theme parks and water parks are ready to thrill you — and even more are on the way!

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Island H2O Live!

New at 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!

Museum of Illusions

New to ICON Park, this attraction features more than 50 optical, photographic, holographic and interactive illusions, providing hours of mind-twisting, eye-tricking fun.

Orlando StarFlyer

Located at ICON Park™ on International Drive, the 450-foot-tall Orlando StarFlyer — 50 feet taller than the neighboring observation wheel, The Wheel — hits speeds of up to 60 mph before bringing you back to earth.

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Safari Park 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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Orlando Attractions Coming Soon

Sky Hawk

Coming to Fun Spot America in May 2021, this 90-foot family swing ride will feature 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.

Cirque du Soleil — Drawn to Life

This new show at Disney Springs will transport you into the world of Disney's animation in Cirque du Soleil's signature style.

Orlando Slingshot

This new attraction at ICON Park will be the world's tallest slingshot ride, catapulting you 450 feet in the air.

Orlando Gyro Drop Tower

Another ICON Park addition, this attraction will reach 400 feet, making it the world's tallest free-standing drop tower, and riders will experience freefall at speeds up to 75 mph.

Steinmetz Hall

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

New Accommodations in Orlando

Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites exterior and lake
Credit: Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites. Artist Rendering.

With more than 125,000 hotel rooms, 20,000 vacation-home rentals and 22,000 vacation-ownership properties in the area, you'd think that Orlando would be well-stocked when it comes to available room supply — but again, we're the sort of destination that never stops improving!

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Take a glance at the newest and updated Orlando hotels and resorts that have opened recently or are coming soon, and you'll see what we mean. Then, start dreaming of where you'll do your dreaming the next time you visit Orlando.

New & Updated Orlando Accommodations

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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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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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.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Spearheaded by music legend Jimmy Buffett, this waterfront Margaritaville Resort Orlando already has a 175-room hotel, multiple themed dining and nightlife options, and the brand-new, 14-acre Island H2O Live! water park, with more to come.

Upcoming Orlando Accommodations

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.

Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center

Designed to be vibrant, affordable and young at heart, Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center is scheduled to open in 2020. Located a mile from SeaWorld Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center, the property will feature a pool, a 24-hour fitness center, free-to-play board games in the lobby and other guest benefits, as well as a sunlit meeting space for up to 100 attendees.

New Restaurants & Nightlife in Orlando

Exterior of The Edison at Disney Springs
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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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New Orlando Restaurants & Nightlife

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.

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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.

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City Works Eatery & Pour House

New to Disney Springs, City 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 new concept from Chef John Tesar, a James Beard Award semifinalist and Top Chef contestant.

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.

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Ox Grill

Located at ICON Park, Ox Grill offers contemporary fare with steaks, pasta and a succulent selection of international dishes.

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.

Upcoming Orlando Restaurants & Nightlife

Fish & Chips

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is bringing his take on classic English street food to ICON Park, with an expected opening of August 2021.

Enhancements & New Eateries at Pointe Orlando

Located on International Drive and home to restaurants, attractions and shopping, Pointe Orlando is getting a $32 million makeover.

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Brother Jimmy’s BBQ at Pointe Orlando

Coming to Pointe Orlando, Brother Jimmy's features down-home, Carolina-style barbecue, plus all the sports you can watch and some of the greatest sweet tea around.

Kavas Tacos + Tequila

Opening at Pointe Orlando, this locally owned restaurant will feature Mexican comfort food, tequila flights and entertainment.


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.

A.G.'s Market

A lakefront food hall opening in west Orlando, this venue will combine retail, beverage and food options with a second-floor seating area showcasing theme park fireworks.