With summer just around the corner, the Orlando theme parks are gearing up for the busy season by releasing details about several exciting upcoming attractions in the works!
SeaWorld and Bubble Legendary will debut new live entertainment this May with Pop, a show based entirely on the fun of bubbles. The show will feature the unique talents of Bubble Master Fan Yang who creates visually stunning works of bubble art.
Performing nightly June 17 through August 6, Electric Ocean is a colorful festival that will take guests through an underwater voyage with dazzling lights, electrifying dance music, and partying performers inspired by sea creatures. The fun will culminate with Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night and a fireworks and fountains spectacular!
Upgrades to the Dolphin Nursery will allow for more interactive elements. Multiple levels give guests a face-to-face perspective with dolphin calves while multi-purpose digital displays will be used by SeaWorld educators to share dolphin information.
Taking roller coasters to a new dimension this June 16 will be Kraken Unleashed. Created as a tie-in with the existing Journey to Atlantis attraction, Kraken Unleashed will feature virtual reality headsets that will allow guests to enter the depths of the ocean in search of the mysterious lost city of Atlantis. Explorers will come face to face a few slippery creatures, including the dangerous Kraken herself.
Debuting summer 2018, Infinity Falls will take guests through roaring rapids on a brand new rainforest river experience, complete with an epic plunge down the world’s tallest river rapid drop!
Inspired by the beautiful rainforests of South America, Infinity Falls will be the centerpiece of an entirely new and fully immersing rainforest canopy environment designed to provide guests with interactive experiences that combine education and play to create a positive impact on freshwater ecosystems.
Walt Disney World
Happily Ever After
Coming to the Magic Kingdom May 12, Happily Ever After will replace Wishes as the official nighttime fireworks spectacular. The new show promises to use the latest in digital mapping technology as Cinderella Castle is transformed each night into imaginative creations featuring familiar Disney character and songs.
Star Wars Land
New details about the design of Star Wars Land emerged at this year’s Star Wars Celebration. The new land coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be themed to an entirely new planet that has not yet been featured in any of the Star Wars films but has existed for thousands of years.
Universal’s Holiday Parade
Universal Studios Orlando will also be debuting the new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring the current Macy’s balloons as well as some new additions. Guests can expect to see the mischievous Despicable Me Minions causing mayhem for Santa!
Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Wizards and witches of all ages can celebrate the magic of Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando. This new holiday offering will include festive decor and live entertainment in both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley as well as a dazzling yuletide display on Hogwarts castle featuring moments inspired by the Harry Potter films.
The holiday happenings are expected to run from November 18 to January 6.