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2018 has been quite a dynamic year for Orlando Theme Parks. Many innovative attractions opened, and shows created, which has been remarkable for the industry and visitors alike! Let’s take a look back and see what has transpired!Top 7 Orlando Theme Park Openings of 2018 Universal Orlando
1.Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration™ This epic new show is lighting up the night at Universal Studios Florida™ with a colossal celebration of music, water and light that transforms the park and takes you into the movies like never before. You’ll see and hear roaring dinosaurs from Jurassic World, feel the adrenaline rush of high-speed cars from Fast & Furious, watch the mischievous antics of the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me, and so much more.
2.Fast & Furious – Supercharged™ Now Open Be one of the first to go inside the high-stakes world of Fast & Furious for a full-throttle, high-octane experience. You’ll meet up with the family, but just as the party is getting started an enemy from the past shows up and a wild chase ensues. It’s up to Dom, Letty, Hobbs and the rest of the crew to save the day in this action-packed new ride, now open in Universal Studios Florida™.Disney World
3.Toy Story Land Toy Story Land, which opened at the park earlier in 2018, allows guests to explore the fun and adventure of Andy’s backyard at Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania! This merrily toy-strewn land is officially set for the season, with new holiday decor that includes oversized cranberry-and-popcorn garland, an oversized Hamm sugar cookie, Green Alien ornaments, cardboard antlers on Rex and an Angel Kitty ornament and more. The land’s attractions have been adorned with new holiday audio and music. Guests will hear sleigh bells ringing on Slinky Dog Dash, while Alien Swirling Saucers will offer two holiday tracks, plus themed lighting.
4. The Incredible Tomorrowland Expo The Incredible Tomorrowland Expo takes place in Tomorrowland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and ran through Labor Day (September 3rd). This expo celebrated all things SUPER with special décor, merchandise, characters, food, and shows. A dance party at the Rockettower Plaza Stage featuring characters, variety acts and your favorite tunes. Party with Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone from Disney•Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ and upcoming ‘Incredibles 2, ‘ and for the first time ever, guests will get to see Edna Mode, the greatest superhero costume designer.SeaWorld Orlando
Climb aboard your raft for a journey of discovery down this lost jungle river. Wind your way around soaking fountains and waterfalls as you pass the remains of an ancient civilization. Hang on as the roaring world class rapids send you flying through chutes before you plunge down the tallest drop of its kind into churning whitewater. Your adventure of Infinity Falls, ends at Harmony Village with a greater connection to the world’s rivers, inspired to spread the message of conservation.
6. Sesame Street COMING 2019 Although this attraction did not open this year, there was enough talks and excitement that we decided to give it a place in the Top 7 Orlando Theme Park Openings of 2018. Get ready to take a walk down Sesame Street for the very first time, connecting your family to all of the fun, laughter and learning of the world-famous street. Explore the iconic neighborhood as you walk through Abby Cadabby’s garden, visit Mr. Hooper’s store, stop by Big Bird’s nest, sit on the famous 123 stoop and meet your favorite friends from Sesame Street including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird.
7.Great Lego Race Get ready for the Great LEGO Race, a virtual reality rollercoaster experience where we invite you not to simply ride a themed roller coaster, but to literally buckle up and go for a ride inside the most incredible, exhilarating and fun LEGO race ever created! Immerse yourselves in a brick-built world of racing brick-built vehicle in the hopes of becoming the next Champion! So, step right up and prepare for RACE DAY.
OrlandoTicketConnection.com doesn’t know if Orlando Theme Parks can outdo 2018 but if the rumors for 2019 are true then I think it will be a bombshell of a year and Orlando Ticket Connection will be here to give you the scoop as well as our famously low prices on all Discount Orlando Theme Park Tickets!!
The magic of the Holidays can be seen everywhere, with brilliant lights and decorations displayed for all to see; there is not a more festive place to be! With the many visitors buying Discounts Theme Park tickets this promises to be a year that will forever be remembered. Orlando Ticket Connection is still the one stop shop for every joyful experience you desire! Tis the Season for Theme Parks in Orlando 2018, where Central Florida is home to three major theme parks and the 2018 Holiday season promises to be incredible! – Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando have gone all out to make sure you will leave Orlando full of Holiday cheer!Universal Studios Florida®
Experience Universal Orlando’s Christmas Celebration 2018 in the only way Universal Orlando knows how—Wonderful, Enchanting and Breathtaking!! The two Universal Parks, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios promise an amazing Holiday Extravaganza! Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ as Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™ are transformed with wondrous spirit. Treat yourself to Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. It’s not only merry, but mischievous, as the Minions and other characters join in the fun. And watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™ in the Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular. Buy your Universal Tickets here!Walt Disney World®
Celebrate a most wonderful time with a series of yuletide festivities, including enchanting fireworks, seasonal parades, glimmering displays and a candle-lit retelling of the tale that started it all. Start planning for a magical gathering with family, friends and familiar Disney faces! Held select nights at Magic Kingdom Park, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party offers cheer and enchantment for all ages and interests. Enjoy the all new “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” is the Christmas fireworks spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, running November 6, 2018 through January 6, 2019 at Walt Disney World. And hum along with the holiday music that fills the air. It’s a time for wishes to come true! Buy your Disney World tickets here!SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment®
Here in a wintery, watery wonderland, guests of all ages will enjoy loads of frosty fun as they watch stunning live shows inspired by the natural world, share a smile with a playful penguin at the South Pole while visiting Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin® Come see a lineup of six spectacular holiday shows, from ice skaters, to Sesame Street friends to the awe-inspiring O Wondrous Night. Rub noses with Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble and all of his friends. And of course, no visit is complete without seeing Santa Clause himself. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is open more nights than ever before! Join the fun select nights November 17 – December 31, 2018, and is included with park admission. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where the season meets the sea!! Buy your SeaWorld tickets here!
Not only are the Big Three planning a wonderful celebration, there are many other attractions that will be pushing the limits on joyful festivities!Legoland Florida®
Legoland Florida has a Christmas Bricktacular that will feature tons of family fun, every Saturday and Sunday in December. This annual holiday celebration, returns to deck the halls with a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree made of thousands of LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks, festive decorations, a life-size LEGO Santa, reindeer and sleigh, holiday-themed scavenger hunts with prizes, and opportunities to build with LEGO alongside our Master Model Builders. Meet LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier during daily park appearances and end the evening with a not-so-silent-night fireworks spectacular set to classic Christmas melodies. Buy your Legoland tickets here!
Tis the Season for Theme Parks in Orlando 2018 so wherever you decide to celebrate the Holiday’s this year, let Orlando Ticket Connection show you the way!!
The annual event at Universal Orlando, A Celebration of Harry Potter Cancelled for the year 2019.
It’s one of the most anticipated moment of the year for Potterhead’s. A Celebration of Harry Potter has attracted thousands from afar, and even those who could not attend would tune in for coverage of the event if available.Universal Orlando, A Celebration of Harry Potter 2019 Cancelled
Unfortunately, 2019 will not see the event take place at Universal Studios Orlando officially canceled the event.
In a statement released by Universal Studios Orlando, they explained that they are focusing on new Wizarding World projects.
Universal Studios Orlando has been busy recently. They recently opened a new cinematic nighttime show; and a BackToHogwarts event took place at the beginning of September and they have been hard at work the new thrill ride being constructed.
And it is that thrill ride that many fans suspect is why A Celebration of Harry Potter has been canceled in 2019.
Construction has been ongoing for some time and a lot of fans have been guessing what it might be. Theories over if it will be a themed Quidditch or Forbidden Forest ride is being constructed. Another theory, which coincides with the ever-growing popularity in the Fantastic Beasts world is a ride, or maybe a whole new park, dedicated to the prequel series.
It will be sometime before we learn why exactly Universal Studios Orlando has canceled A Celebration of Harry Potter in 2019, but knowing Universal Orlando it will be great! OrlandoTicketConnection.com has some of the lowest prices on Universal Orlando Tickets, as well as exceptional customer service. So don’t wait until you get to Orlando, buy online and go directly to the parks!
Fantastic Worlds is the rumored name for a fourth Universal Orlando theme park, which amps up the ongoing theme park war with Walt Disney World. A Comcast executive confirmed the company filed the name registration, when a patent application was filed last month.
Joining Universal Studios Orlando, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay, a fourth Universal property would amp up ongoing competition with Disney, which operates four theme parks, two waterparks and the Disney Springs retail complex in the Orlando area.
“In terms of a new gate in Florida we are looking at it,” said Burke speaking during an earnings call. “We’ve filed a name registration, we have a lot of great intellectual properties and we love the theme park business, which is one of our best, most consistent businesses.
“Another gate for Universal in Florida would turn Florida from a two or three-day destination to potentially a weeklong destination. We think that would be attractive.”
That same executive also went on to say, “Another gate in Florida would have the advantage of turning Florida from a two or three-day destination to potentially a weeklong destination.”
Duncan Dickson, a professor of theme park management, reported Nethe term “gate” refers to a ticketed entry to a park and says the Comcast executive was likely talking about a fourth park here in Orlando.
The name Fantastic World, itself offers the imagination endless possibilities, and quite possibly came from supposed guest survey that was sent out by Universal asking respondents, “Which of these names for a theme park is most likely to belong to Universal?” The options included Fantastic Worlds, Epic Worlds, Legendary Worlds, Legendary Lands and DreamPark.
On a recent episode of the Disney Dish podcast, industry insider Jim Hill indicated he was leaning toward the DreamPark name, since the new park will likely include multiple DreamWorks franchises. But other industry experts, including Josh Young of Theme Park University and Alicia Stella of Orlando Park Stop, both known for the accurate reporting of recent Universal rumors, point to the Fantastic Worlds name.
It had been previously reported that Universal has been acquiring hundreds of acres of land along Sand Lake Road for a possible addition to its current theme parks.
Universal recently purchased about 500 acres of undeveloped land east of International Drive. It is bordered to the north by Sand Lake Road and to the south by Destination Parkway.
Volcano Bay, Universal’s last project created a new chapter at Universal Orlando. Replacing the revolutionary, but ultimately outdated, Wet ‘n Wild on International Drive, it sits directly alongside Universal’s Cabana Beach Bay Resort hotel. The “next-level water theme park” was brought to life by Universal Creative, and gives visitors a fun-filled, hassle-free experience with their friends and family.
Will Fantastic Worlds be the project that tips the scale in the ongoing theme park war with Walt Disney World? Not sure, but it is great fun watching and reaping the exciting benefits this offers. In the meantime check out some of the lowest prices on Universal Orlando Tickets here.
Plans for the first-ever Harry Potter-themed Roller Coaster at Universal Orlando to arrive at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, was announced by Universal Orlando recently.
Dragon Challenge will close on September 5, with the last day of operation September 4., to make room for the new attraction. The Harry Potter-themed Roller Coaster promises an adventure that combines all of the incredible characters, creatures and journeys of the extraordinarily successful Harry Potter book and movie series. It is slated to open sometime in 2019.
In its announcement, Universal sited the Harry Potter-themed Roller Coaster at Universal Orlando, as one of the most “highly-themed coaster experiences” they’ve ever created. Considering The Wizarding World of Harry Potter than spans both Universal Studios with Diagon Alley, and Islands of Adventure, is already known for realistic and immersive attractions that utilizes images and technology in ways rarely seen at other theme parks.
The Dragon Challenge’s successor is being described as a ‘new generation of thrill ride’ and will feature ‘a new level of storytelling’ during the experience. This is major, considering, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” that spans both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, is already known for realistic and immersive attractions that utilizes images and technology in ways rarely seen at other theme parks. According to Universal Orlando’s Blog, the details are as follows:
• This all-new thrill ride will take you deeper into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where you will encounter some of your “favorite characters and creatures.” • The ride will be “unlike anything we’ve ever done before” and it will accessible to “the entire family,” which implies a lower height restriction than the ride it replaces • The new attraction will be “one of the most highly-themed coaster experiences” Universal has created and will “combine a new level of storytelling with an action-packed adventure…and a few surprises along the way.” • The award-winning Universal Creative team is once again collaborating with Warner Bros. and the production design team from the Harry Potter films on the new coaster attraction. • This ride “is going to redefine the category” and be “the perfect addition to Hogsmeade.”
We are not sure of the type of coaster it will be, but Orlando Ticket Connection will keep you informed as soon as more information is available. For some of the best prices on Universal Orlando Tickets shop here!