Well 2016 has come and gone and what a year it was for Florida theme parks. Both Busch Gardens and SeaWorld premiered outstanding coasters for their parks. Universal Orlando managed to bring Kong back home, but to incredibly mixed reviews. And Disney was all over the place with new shows at almost every park (some good, some awful), a new and revamped E-Ticket attraction for Epcot, an attempt to make Animal Kingdom a night time park, and new Star Wars offerings at Hollywood Studios including an incredibly impressive fireworks spectacular!
Now, with 2017 here, we have a number of things to anticipate at locations across Florida! Ranging from VR roller coasters to new attractions and technologically advanced lands to an entire water park, this coming year should be quite exciting. So here is our count down of what we’re most looking forward to seeing in 2017! Read the rest of this entry
Yesterday, SeaWorld announced quite the list of new additions to their parks across the country for 2017. All three SeaWorld parks and both Busch Gardens parks will be getting new attractions in one form or another for the 2017 season and it is very exciting considering the hardships the company has faced over the past few years. I’m very happy to see they are persistent with moving forward on new and better things for their parks! Here’s what’s coming to SeaWorld Orlando! Read the rest of this entry
Yesterday, SeaWorld kicked off its annual event, Bands, Brew, & BBQ with good crowds, local bands, and Smash Mouth! This is only one of many seasonal events SeaWorld Orlando provides throughout the year and it is definitely one of their most popular events, especially for their Annual Passholder. The event runs on Saturdays and Sundays from February 13 through March 6. For this year, SeaWorld is aiming to make the event feel more like a local festival for families as you’ll see from the entrance banner. Read the rest of this entry
As if Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld all sat down in a meeting together to discuss new safety measures for their parks, today, all three major chains added metal detectors outside the entrances of their parks for the busy holiday season. The security add-ons, which are being received with mixed opinions among fans and Guests, are in response to the recent terrorist attacks and major rise in gun violence across the world. Read the rest of this entry
2015 has been quite the year for theme park announcements. All of the major chains in Florida are currently building large attractions which are scheduled to be open in 2016, and even more set to open in 2017 and beyond! It’s an exciting time to be here in Orlando, that’s for sure. With the year coming to an end, I figured we should take a look back at all of the upcoming attractions that were announced throughout 2015. Read the rest of this entry
Let me start first by saying this article in no way is criticizing Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando. All three companies, those mentioned and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, offer excellent Christmas activities and attractions. Universal Orlando has its Grinchmas, which I personally love. The Grinch show they provide is excellent; a slightly grittier and even more sarcastic telling of Ron Howard’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas film. And then in the name park, they have Christmas decorations everywhere and the “Macy’s Day Parade,” a mini replica of the one in NYC. Even the Blue Brothers show transforms into a Christmas show. Read the rest of this entry