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Theme Park Timeline

Do you want to know what has changed since your last visit to the Florida Theme Parks, or are you curious when something opened or closed at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando or SeaWorld Parks and Resorts? If so, the DIBB has you covered.

If you would like to see what has changed since the last time you visited Florida, simply click the link below  to see a timeline of the Florida theme parks. Scroll down to the time of your last visit and work your way back up to the top of the page. You can also narrow it down to specific parks such as ‘Magic Kingdom’,  ‘Universal Studios’, ‘SeaWorld’, etc.

Theme Park TimelineClick HERE https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/timeline.php

 


Forthcoming Attractions

Forthcoming Theme Park Attractions and New Parks

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.

Epcot

  • HarmonioUS firework show – New nighttime firework show opening sometime in 2020. This replaces the temporary new firework show Epcot Forever.
  • Festival pavilion – New three-level pavilion for live events and festivals with a park on the top, possibly opening in 2022.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy ride – New indoor rollercoaster at Universe of Energy pavilion replacing Ellen’s Energy Adventure, opening sometime in 2021 (possibly Spring).
  • Journey of Water – Walking water-based trail inspired by “Moana”, possibly opening in 2021.
  • Mary Poppins attraction – New Mary Poppins attraction and Cherry Tree Lane area, opening sometime in the next few years (2021 or 2022).
  • Play Pavilion – New interactive play “city” coming to the old Wonders of Life pavilion in Future World, opening sometime before 2021.
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – New trackless 3D dark ride at the France pavilion, opening in Summer 2020.
  • Space 220 – New space-themed restaurant next to Mission: SPACE, opening sometime in 2020.
  • Update to Spaceship Earth – Spaceship Earth is to be updated with new narration, new musical score, and new scenes, probably opening in 2022.
  • Wondrous China – New film in the China pavilion of World Showcase, opening in 2020.

Hollywood Studios

  • None confirmed.

Magic Kingdom

  • New Nighttime Parade – Rumoured new nighttime parade, possibly opening in 2021.
  • TRON Lightcycle Run – New rollercoaster coming to Tomorrowland, possibly opening in Summer 2021.
  • Changes to Tomorrowland Speedway – Rumoured TRON-themed update to the existing Speedway attraction, possibly opening in 2021.
  • Wreck-It Ralph – Rumoured for 2022 to replace Stitch’s Great Escape in Tomorrowland.

Blizzard Beach

  • None confirmed.

Typhoon Lagoon

None confirmed

General

  • Star Wars: Galactic Star Cruiser Hotel – New Star Wars themed hotel linked to Galaxy’s Edge area in Hollywood Studios, possibly opening in 2021.

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios

  • Bourne Stuntacular – New indoor stunt show based on the high-energy Bourne franchise, opening in Spring 2020. This replaces Terminator 2 3D.

Islands of Adventure

  • Jurassic Park rollercoaster – Rumoured new launched steel rollercoaster themed to Jurassic Park/World, possibly called “Velocicoaster” and possibly opening in Spring 2021.

Volcano Bay

  • None confirmed.

General

  • Epic Universe – New Universal Orlando theme park, including lands rumoured to be themed to Super Nintendo (Mario and Donkey Kong), Universal Classic Monsters, Dreamworks, Harry Potter, opening sometime in 2023.

Seaworld Orlando

  • Ice Breaker – New launch rollercoaster opening in Spring 2020

Aquatica

  • Riptide Race – Florida’s first duelling water slide, opening sometime in 2020.

Busch Gardens Tampa

  • Iron Gwazi – The world’s fastest and steepest wooden-steel hybrid rollercoaster, opening in Spring 2020. This replaces Gwazi.

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


Universal Resort Orlando Tickets

Universal 2-Park Bonus Ticket

For customers visiting Universal Orlando Resort, the Universal 2-Park Bonus Ticket offers unlimited admission to both Universal’s Islands of Adventure® and Universal Studios Florida® for up to 2 weeks.

Tickets are activated the first time you visit one of the parks and you can visit both of the parks as many times as you like during this period. This great value ticket also includes all-club access to the live entertainment at Universal CityWalk®.

Ticket is valid for up to fourteen (14) consecutive days including the first day any theme park or CityWalk portion of the ticket is used. The Universal CityWalk® component of a ticket is not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events. Some venues require ages 21 or older for admission. Valid photo ID required. Does not include admission to Universal Cineplex 20, an AMC Theatre or the Blue Man Group show. Subject to availability.

Universal Orlando 3-Park Explorer Ticket Featuring Universal’s Volcano Bay

Guests can now book their Summer holiday to Universal Orlando Resort, including a visit to the destination’s newest water theme park experience, Volcano Bay. This offers guests to visit 3 Parks for the price of 2.

The ticket offers guests 14 consecutive days of unlimited park access to Universal Orlando’s incredible three theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and the new water theme park Universal’s Volcano Bay. The Universal Orlando 3-Park Explorer Ticket also includes admission to select live entertainment at Universal CityWalk, where guests can enjoy dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

Disney and Universal Combo Ticket

This fantastic ticket package has been specially created to offer UNLIMITED multi-day admission to ALL the amazing parks at both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort including the all NEW Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, at no extra cost. That’s 9 amazing Orlando theme parks for one low price!

Orlando 6-Park Flexi Ticket

Looking for a ticket package that offers admission to your favourite Florida theme parks? With the Orlando Freedom Ticket™ you have complete freedom to come and go as you please to all 6 Walt Disney World Parks, the 3 parks at Universal Orlando Resort, plus SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica™ and Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay.

Orlando Freedom Ticket Ultimate

We have created the Orlando 6 Park FlexiTicket to offer the cheapest way to 6 of our favourite Florida theme parks including SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica™ and Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay.

Orlando Freedom Ticket

The Orlando Freedom Ticket Ultimate is our most comprehensive Orlando theme park ticket package available and offers admission to LEGOLAND® Florida as well as all 6 Disney Parks, the 3 Universal Orlando Parks including Universal’s Volcano Bay, plus SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica and Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay. That’s 13 theme parks in one convenient ticket package!

Ticket Prices 2020

Universal 2 Park Bonus Ticket – Adult £289, Child £284

Universal 3 Park Bonus Ticket – Adult £289, Child £284

Disney and Universal Combo Ticket – Adult £757, Child £727

Orlando 6 Park Flex Ticket – Adult £399, Child £389

Orlando Freedom Ticket – Adult £869, Child £837

Orlando Freedom Ticket Ultimate – Adult £924, Child £892

FAQs

Do I need to specify a date I wish to use the Universal Orlando 3-Park Bonus Ticket?
No, the ticket is open-dated and activated the first time you visit one of the parks.

Does the ticket expire?
Yes, the ticket expires after 14 days from first use.

Can I visit all three parks in one day?
Yes, you have unlimited entrance to Universal Studios Florida®, Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, Wet ‘n Wild® and Universal CityWalk® for the duration of your ticket.

Are their any restrictions?
At Universal CityWalk® some of the venues require you to be aged 21 years or above and photo ID is required. The CityWalk® portion of the ticket is also not valid for separately ticketed concerts and special events anddoes not include movie at Universal Cineplex.

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