2022: New Theme Park Attractions in Orlando, FL

2022: New Theme Park Attractions in Orlando, FL

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After the pandemic, this year is the perfect time to have some fun since there will be some new theme park attractions in Orlando, Florida, for you to have a fun-filled holiday. Some attractions were supposed to open in 2021, but they had to be put on hold because of the pandemic.


With the world's most popular theme parks, Orlando is a great destination for families who want to have as much pleasure as they can in a short time. So, those who are planning to visit Orlando, Florida, might want to update their old itinerary and add the following theme park attractions to it.


Ice Breaker - SeaWorld Orlando


The long-awaited Ice Breaker roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando was opened to the public on February 18, 2022. With its name taken from the ice-covered peaks of the Arctic, Ice Breaker is a four-part launch system that can be used both forward and backward. It also includes a reverse beyond-vertical drop. The ride is situated next to the Wild Arctic attraction.


In order to ride the roller coaster, riders must be at least 48 inches tall. During the 80 to 90-second ride, the 2,750-foot-long attraction hits peak speeds of 52 miles per hour. Therefore, riders must be at least that height.


In addition to the Ice Breaker, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has unveiled a brand-new lineup of attractions at its theme parks. The roller coaster was initially set to launch in 2020, but the company had to change its plans due to pandemic-related difficulties.


Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Epcot


At Epcot, a Marvel-themed roller coaster named Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is currently under development. This will be the first one of its type at Walt Disney World, and it will be one of the most noteworthy additions to the 50th Anniversary celebration.


This will be the first reverse-launch coaster built by Disney, as well as one of the world's longest enclosed coasters. This 360-degree-rotating storytelling coaster will transport riders on an interstellar trip across space and time with the Guardians of the Galaxy.


According to a notice released by Walt Disney World, the dinosaurs of the Universe of Energy at Epcot will be replaced by the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind theme park attraction. Disney has said that it would be a family-friendly attraction–however, there will most likely be a height limit for entry. Unfortunately, no precise date or even a certain month has been given, other than the fact that it will be open in the summer of 2022.


Peppa Pig Theme Park - Legoland Florida Resort 


The LEGOLAND Florida Resort will open the doors of the world's first Peppa Pig Theme Park on February 24, 2022. Numerous rides, interactive attractions, entertaining live performances, themed playscapes, and water play zones tailored to younger visitors will be available at the stand-alone theme park, which will also have additional offers for families with preschoolers.


The theme park attraction is based on a popular English children's television program that stars Peppa Pig, her younger brother George, and other members of her family and friends. When it came to media previews, Daddy Pig's Roller Coaster was the most popular since it included the red car that Peppa Pig's father drives in the show.


The ride requires a minimum height of 36 inches, and passengers under 42 inches tall must be taken by someone who is at least 14 years old. Other attractions include a balloon ride with Peppa Pig and a pirate boat with Grandad Dog. The Peppa Pig Theme Park is situated on Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven, Florida, only a short walk from the main Legoland Florida Resort.


Iron Gwazi - Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


After a two-year delay, the much-anticipated 'Iron Gwazi' roller coaster is finally scheduled to open at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, bringing thrills to all-new heights for visitors.


At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, this crocodile-themed hybrid coaster has a 206-foot drop, a top speed of 76 mph, three inversions, and more than a dozen airtime moments. Those who want to ride this thrill machine must be at least 48 inches tall. In the words of the park, Iron Gwazi claims to be the world's steepest and fastest hybrid coaster.


The rollercoaster was originally intended to open in 2020. However, it was delayed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once it opens, Iron Gwazi will be the tenth rollercoaster at Busch Gardens Tampa. Members of the Iron Gwazi Pass will be given exclusive rights to ride the Iron Gwazi. On March 11, this theme park attraction will be offered to all park visitors for the first time.


Pirate River Quest ride - Legoland Florida


While celebrating its tenth anniversary, Legoland Florida stated that for its eleventh year, a new attraction will be added to the park. And that is the Pirate River Quest Ride. The ride vehicle will be in the form of a Lego boat. A throwback to the park's history is provided by the fact that the treasure hunt takes place at Cypress Gardens, the former botanical garden and amusement park that operated from 1936 until 2009 before being purchased and rebuilt into Legoland, Florida.


The planned 2022 pirate adventure will have a completely new Lego storyline, but it will also coincide with the return of PirateFest Weekends, which have long been a favorite of park visitors. Along with these dedicated weekends for Lego-obsessed comrades, the park will also host Lego Ninjago Days and Brick or Treat during the Halloween season.


This year, you'll see a lot more holiday events, like a kids' New Year's Eve party. Finally, but certainly not least, additional pass holder advantages and discounts will be unveiled, all of which will be beneficial to family budgets.


Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser - Disney World


The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser resort at Walt Disney World is a much-anticipated new attraction.  The themed resort, which will be located behind Galaxy's Edge at Hollywood Studios, will open on March 1, 2022. As the name suggests, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is more like a cruise than a traditional hotel stay.


The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Resort is expected to feature a two-night itinerary in which all passengers arrive and then depart at the same time, similar to that of the Disney Cruise Line. The voyage takes the form of a simulated blast out into space, starting on a launchpad. The Halcyon starcruiser's launch paddocks, where visitors get their own passenger cabin with bunk beds and a view of the galaxy.


Guests will be at the heart of an interactive journey that they will be able to control when they visit Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Resort. Consider it a cross between a live-action role-playing game and the Disney Institute, an all-inclusive resort's hands-on enrichment via entertainment experience. However, while Disney has experimented with similar ideas in the past, this is a step forward in terms of breadth and depth of immersion. It's also a far cry from the typical hotel experience.

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