New attractions, new hotels, new photo ops. It was another busy week at Orlando theme parks as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida introduced new elements to their parks. Here’s what you may have missed last week at Orlando theme parks:
1. Race Through New York Opens - Universal Orlando unveiled its newest thrill attraction, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, last week. The ride includes Big Apple scenery and highlights from NBC’s long-running late-night talk show. The new attraction is located in the former home of the Twister ride and is the first to feature the Virtual Line Experience, allowing guests to explore the rest of the park while waiting in line.
2. New Photo Op in China Pavilion - Guests to Disney’s Epcot can now experience a brand new photo opportunity at the China pavilion. Every evening beginning at 7:30 p.m., a Disney PhotoPass photographer will offer a light up lotus flower that you can use in your photos. The prop makes for a stunning picture.
3. Final Weeks of Epcot Flower & Garden Festival - Speaking of Epcot there are only nine days left of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Now’s your chance to celebrate spring with gorgeous topiaries, Outdoor Kitchens and the always popular Garden Rocks Concerts. The Orchestra starring former members of Elo perform April 21 to 24, Expose will be on stage April 28 & 29, and Berlin featuring Terri Nunn closes out the festival April 30 and May 1.
4. LEGOLAND Beach Retreat Officially Opens - Last Monday, LEGOLAND Florida officially opened their second hotel, LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. Guests can now enjoy summer all month long with the hotel’s fun beach and LEGO-themed activities. The village-style vacation resort features brightly colored bungalows, outdoor play areas, a giant swimming pool, hands-on LEGO building station, and much more.
5. Star Wars Days Event Returns to LEGOLAND Florida - LEGOLAND Florida is bringing back the popular Star Wars Days Event this May. Beginning Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, kids are invited to explore some of the most famous scenes from the Star Wars saga made out of 1.5 million LEGO bricks. There will also be plenty of LEGO build activities.