6 of the Best Theme Park Experiences in Florida
If your group is looking for a fun-filled theme park experience, then there is no better state than Florida. Central Florida is home to some of the best theme parks in the world and there is always something new to discover. Check out some of the new attractions coming in 2016 and let your group experience the latest that Florida has to offer.
New to Universal Orlando this summer is Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Islands of Adventure. This experience showcases the famous King Kong and prehistoric predators. Start with a 1930s expedition to a mysterious island where your group will encounter the massive creatures. Board a special expedition vehicle that will take you inside caves to meet Kong. A riveting storyline, 3D experiences and advanced technology enhance this colossal adventure.
2. SeaWorld, Orlando
Coming to SeaWorld in summer 2016 is an all-new, 200-foot-tall roller coaster, Mako. This will be Orlando’s fastest, tallest and longest roller coaster and will reach speeds up to 73 mph. The shark-themed coaster gives the opportunity for its riders to learn about humans’ impact on sharks and their environment.
Animal Kingdom’s very first night-time show, Rivers of Light, will be coming on April 22. Set on the Discover River in the park’s Asia section, the show will feature storytellers depicting an ancient lantern festival. Spirit guides will take the form of an Asian Tiger, Tropical Turtle, African Elephant and Great Horned Owl and will lead the audience through the Rivers of Light.
4. Disney’s Hollywood Studios Lake Buena Vista
New to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Club Villain, a dining experience where your group members can party with famous Disney villains. Feast on New Orleans delicacies, enjoy stage-show numbers and dance the night away. You’ll meet Maleficent, Queen of Hearts, the Evil Queen and Cruella De Vil.
5. Busch Gardens, Tampa
Busch Gardens has announced plans for a new thrilling family ride, Cobra’s Curse, coming sometime in 2016. This spin coaster will be completely one-of-a-kind, and unlike any other in the world. It features a vertical lift that will bring passengers face-to-face with an 80-foot cobra and take your group on a journey over the park’s Serengeti Plain.
Frozen Ever After is coming to the Norway pavilion in Disney’s Epcot. This family fun experience will take your group on a journey through the kingdom of Arendelle while hearing musical favorites from the movie. Elsa is one of the location guests will be able to visit. With a loveable story and new technology, characters and surroundings will come to life to make this a unique Disney experience.
Soarin’ Around the World, previously known as just Soarin’, returns to Epcot this spring with all new perspectives. This updated version will take riders on a simulated flight over world landmarks like the Great Wall of China. New screens and projection systems will bring the latest technology.