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New Attractions Open in Orlando

Thursday 12 May 2016

Frozen Ever After © Disney

Florida’s themepark-lovers’ paradise has unveiled several new attractions for the 2016 season, making the family holiday favourite an even more exciting destination.

• Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure sees the opening of ‘Skull Island: Reign of Kong’, with guests able to board huge off-road vehicles to explore ancient temples, encountering hostile natives and fending off various terrors along the way. There is also a new on-site hotel resort (the fifth): the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, with an old-world Caribbean theme and a pool with waterfall.

Walt Disney World Resort opens the much-anticipated ‘Frozen Ever After’ in the Norway Pavilion in Epcot – a family boat-ride combining the hit songs with new technology. Also at Epcot, the popular ‘Soarin’ attraction has a new film and an extra theatre, and there are four new shows across the park: ‘Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away’, ‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular’, ‘The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic’ and ‘Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire’.

Seaworld Orlando debuts a 60-m-tall rollercoaster or ’hypercoaster’ (Orlando’s highest, fastest and longest), named Mako after one of the world’s fastest-known sharks. The ride forms the centrepiece of a new shark-themed plaza.

Legoland Florida Resort introduces its Creative Cove, where young visitors can build and race their own LEGO boats, as well as a new immersive 4D movie,’LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS 4D: The Book of Creativity’.

The Crayola Experience launches Rockin' Paper, which brings visitors’ personalised paper creatures to life, accompanied by lights and music. 

Read more about Orlando family holidays, including child-friendly places to stay and eat, and things to do with kids.

Save an additional 5% on already discounted attraction tickets at VisitOrlando.com/tickets with the New For Summer promo code: NFS2016. Offer available until June 15, 2016

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