The theme parks of Central Florida have been adding new rides and lands every year in recent history, and 2020 will be no exception! With Walt Disney World adding new experiences to be ready in time for their 50th anniversary the following year, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay both adding new roller coasters and Universal Orlando getting a new high-energy stunt show, this is shaping up to another stellar year for Orlando!
Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Get ready to burst through the movie screen and into a cartoon with Mickey Mouse and his pals on this all-new wacky adventure. Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway will be opening in the spring of 2020 at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Guests will enter the newly refurbished Chinese Theater and then board a special train with Goofy as our conductor, before being dropped into a strange cartoon world based on the award-winning Mickey Mouse shorts. This will be Mickey's first ride-through attraction and it will feature an original song that was written just for it.
Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at Epcot
Opening at Epcot's France pavilion in the summer of 2020, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will allow guests to shrink down to the size of French cooking's most famous rat and scurry to safety across the kitchen of Gusteau’s restaurant. This new ride is being built in an entirely new expansion that is located behind the existing pavilion, adding a whole new street for guests to explore. Along with the new ride, a Beauty of the Beast sing-along show is coming to the pavilion, as well as the new La Crêperie de Paris restaurant.
The Bourne Stuntacular at Universal Studios Florida
An all-new live-action stunt show is debuting at Universal Orlando in the spring of next year. The Bourne Stuntacular will follow Jason Bourne across several continents as he runs for his life from sinister characters that are after him. The new action-packed show will feature thrilling chase scenes, punishing fistfights, death-defying leaps and danger at every turn. It will utilize cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to blend real life with cinema. This will be an entirely new form of entertainment that you'll have to experience a few times just to take it all in!
Icebreaker at SeaWorld Orlando
Opening in the spring, Ice Breaker will be SeaWorld Orlando’s first launched roller coaster. This exciting new ride will be added to the Wild Arctic area of the park, expanding the Arctic area all the way out to the lagoon, behind Mango Joe’s eatery. The coaster will take riders both forward and backwards, with speeds reaching 52 miles per hour on a 90-second trip around the area. It will feature an exhilarating 100-degree angled section of track that trains will travel up backwards and then fall back down forwards to kick off the ride!
Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
What will become North America’s tallest hybrid roller coaster and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world, Iron Gwazi is set to open next spring. This incredible new thrill ride will boast speeds of up to 76 miles per hour and a 91 degree drop, breaking two world records for hybrid coasters. The new thrill ride is being constructed utilizing some of the existing wooden supports from the original Gwazi coaster that closed several years ago but will feature an entirely new layout and a steel track, for a smoother ride.
But that's not all! There's still the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction opening at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in December of this year, plus new shows coming to Epcot in 2020 for The Land pavilion, Canada pavilion and China pavilion, and so much more! The theme parks in Orlando just keep getting better and better every year!