It’s been a busy year for the Orlando Theme Parks, and a great time to be a park-goer. With the addition of such attractions as: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy just to name a few, there’s plenty for park-goers big and small, young and old, to enjoy! This past year, Tim and Jenn have done a remarkable job of keeping all of us in the loop when it comes to new attractions in Orlando, and we think this is the perfect time to highlight some of their latest experiences from 2019.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
For Universal Orlando Resort, their summer was chalked full of openings, but none were more anticipated than the opening of their newest Wizarding World of Harry Potter exerience, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures. This immersive new coaster takes guests on an thrilling journey through the Forbidden Forest, with exciting twists and turns at every corner, and a few surprise encounters with legendary creatures along the way. Of course, things don’t always go as planned when Hagrid’s around. Furthermore, this highly anticipated coaster is Florida’s longest roller coaster at 5,053 feet of track, and hosts 7 launches in addition to a 17-foot freefall drop. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventures opened inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort this past June, and has been consistently regarded as one of the best rides in Orlando ever since.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Perhaps the most anticipated addition to Walt Disney World Resort, Galaxy’s Edge is unlike anything guests have ever experienced at a theme park before. With impeccable immersive theming, character and land interaction, droids, and the addition of two new attractions – Millenium Flacon: Smuggler’s Run (already in operation) and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance set to open later this year – Star Wars and Theme Park fans alike have joined forces in proclaiming this land to be unlike anything ever experienced or offered anywhere else! It’s certainly worth dedicating a single day to the exploration of Batuu, as this is Disney’s most expansive and detailed land to date, and is meant to be explored and appreciated in its entirety.
Down the road from Universal Orlando Resort is SeaWorld Orlando – home to the laughter and fun-filled Sesame Street! Made for the whole family, this interactive land is where all of your favorite characters from the world of Sesame Street live and play everyday! From Big Bird’s Nest, to Hooper’s Store, Character Meet-and-Greets throughout the land and an Award-Winning Parade (highly recommended) there’s something for everyone to enjoy during your family’s next visit to Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando. This land and all of it’s attractions are now open. All they need is YOU to come and play!
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
Lightning McQueen has raced into Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with his brand new Racing Academy having just opened this past March. This all-new show places you in the middle of the Disney Pixar’s Cars’ Experience as you follow along with Lightning McQueen and his friends, while Lightning tries out his newest racing simulator, and is put to the test in an unexpected race against a returning competitor. Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy can be found near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, in the recently reimagined Cars’ Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Introduced to Disney Springs on August 12th, 2019, the NBA Experience is an immersive venue that places Basketball fans in the middle of the game, while also encouraging them to get their head in the game. Guests through a the Player Entry Tunnel, and embark on 13 unique NBA experiences that only the magic of Disney can offer. Whether you’re new to the court, or a pro at hoops, there is an activity for everyone to engage in at the NBA Experience. Live out your NBA dreams today on the West Side of Disney Springs.
It’s been a busy year for the Orlando Theme Parks, and a great time to be a park-goer. With the addition of such attractions as: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy just to name a few, there’s plenty for park-goers big and small, young and old, to enjoy! This past year, Tim and Jenn have done a remarkable job of keeping all of us in the loop when it comes to new attractions in Orlando, and we thank them for the content they crete for us on a daily basis!