New attractions coming to Central Florida theme parks this year

ORLANDO, Fla. — The anticipation begins as guests prepare to experience new attractions at Central Florida theme parks in 2023.


Here are some of the newest attractions coming in the new year:

TRON Lightcycle / Run

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Magic Kingdom’s newest coaster will be opening in the Spring.

Guests will get to climb on their own Lightcycle and take off on a high-speed adventure, racing through the Grid.

Disney said that this will be one of the world’s fastest coasters at any Disney theme park.

Pipeline: The Surf Coaster

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Seaworld will have a first-of-its-kind “surf coaster” where riders will be standing up through twists and turns.

The coaster will reach speeds of around 60 mph.

There is no official date announced for when the ride will be opening.

Villain-Con Minion Blast

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The newest minion attraction will be debuting at Universal in the summer.

Universal officials said the attraction will be an interactive, blaster-game experience where guests can put their villainous skills to the test by competing against each other.

The park will also be making new additions, transforming the area into an official “Minion Land” which will also feature the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction and a new Minion Café.

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana

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This first-ever attraction will be coming to EPCOT in late 2023.

Guests will be able to take a self-guided outdoor trail where they can interact with water as it travels from the sky to the ocean and back again.

The attraction will be located in the World Nature section of the park.

Dreamer’s Point

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Dreamers Point will also open in late 2023 at EPCOT.

The area will allow people to enjoy live music performances and explore the gardens while celebrating dreamers.

A statue of Walt Disney will also be featured.

Pirate River Quest

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Coming to Legoland this month, families will get to set sail with a crew of LEGO pirates.

Help the swashbuckling pirates retrieve their treasure back.

This attraction will be opening on Jan. 12.

Serengeti Flyer

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Although an official date has not been announced yet, this new ride will have guests swinging to new heights.

Busch Gardens said that the Serengeti Flyer will be the world’s tallest and fastest ride of its kind.

With twin dueling arms that soar progressively higher, the ride will reach speeds of 68 mph and a maximum height of 135 feet.

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