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Forthcoming Theme Park Attractions and New Parks

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Listed below are a number of possible upcoming theme park attractions, lands, and new theme parks coming to Florida. Although the list contains all confirmed and strongly-rumoured new attractions, some of the details may still be somewhat vague - especially the opening date. Once the details, including the opening date, become known then the attraction or park will be added to the Theme Park Timeline.

For temporary changes or closures to park attractions please see the separate list of Ride Closures and Future Refurbishments.

Walt Disney World

Animal Kingdom

  • None confirmed.


  • Beauty and the Beast sing-along - New sing-along show at the France pavilion in World Showcase, opening in 2019.
  • Epcot Forever firework show - Temporary new firework show over the World Showcase lagoon replacing IllumiNations, opening in Fall 2019. This will then be replaced by a new, permanent nighttime firework show in 2020.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy ride - New indoor rollercoaster at Universe of Energy pavilion replacing Ellen's Energy Adventure, opening sometime in 2021 (possibly Spring).
  • Play Pavilion - New interactive play "city" coming to the old Wonders of Life pavilion in Future World, opening sometime before 2021.
  • Remys Ratatouille Adventure - New trackless 3D dark ride at the France pavilion, possibly opening in Spring 2020.
  • Space-themed restaurant - New space-themed restaurant next to Mission: SPACE, possibly opening by 2020.

Hollywood Studios

  • Galaxy's Edge - New Star Wars themed land, opening 29th August 2019.
    • Includes the following rides: Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (simulator-type ride), Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (trackless dark-ride).
  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway - New 2.5D dark ride replacing the Great Movie ride, opening sometime in Fall 2019.

Magic Kingdom

  • New Nighttime Parade - Rumoured new nighttime parade, possibly opening in 2021.
  • Tron Lightcycle Power Run Roller Coaster - New coaster coming to Tomorrowland, possibly opening in Summer 2021.
  • Changes to Tomorrowland Speedway - Rumoured TRON-themed update and changes to track layout, possibly opening in 2021.

Blizzard Beach

  • None confirmed.

Typhoon Lagoon

  • None confirmed.


  • Riviera Resort - New DVC resort between Epcot and the Caribbean Beach Resort, opening in Fall 2019.
  • Skyliner - New gondola skyway transport system connecting Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts with Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot, opening in Fall 2019.
  • Star Wars Hotel - New hotel linked to Galaxy's Edge area in Hollywood Studios, possibly opening in 2021.

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios

  • New live-action experience - New indoor experience based on a high-energy Universal franchise, opening sometime in 2019. This replaces Terminator 2 3D.

Islands of Adventure

  • Hagrids Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure - New partially-indoor family rollercoaster ride, opening in June 2019. This replaces Dragon Challenge.
  • Jurassic Park rollercoaster - Rumoured new launched steel rollercoaster themed to Jurassic Park/World.

Volcano Bay

  • None confirmed.


  • Endless Summer Resort - two new value resorts - Surfside Inn and Suites and Dockside Inn and Suites - coming to Universal, sometime in 2019.
  • Super Nintendo World - New Nintendo based land or area featuring rides and attractions based on Nintendo games, opening either at an existing park or a rumoured new park (see below), sometime after 2021.
  • New Theme Park - Rumoured new Universal Orlando theme park, possibly called "Universal's Fantastic Worlds", probably opening sometime in the next 5 years.

Seaworld Orlando

  • Sesame Street - New themed area replacing Shamu's Happy Harbor containing 6 smaller rides, large wet and dry play areas, and reconstructions of famous Sesame Street locations, opening in Spring 2019.
  • Sesame Street Parade - Linked to the above, this will be Seaworld Orlando's first ever parade, opening in 2019.


  • KareKare Curl - New thrilling water slide, opening sometime in 2019.

Busch Gardens Tampa

  • Tigris - New triple-launch rollercoaster with a tiger theme, opening in Spring 2019.
  • New Rollercoaster - The worlds fastest and steepest wooden-steel hybrid rollercoaster, opening sometime in 2020. This replaces Gwazi.

Please see the Theme Park Timeline for a graphical list of new attractions that have opened since a previous visit.
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