News & Events

 New rides for 2018

2018 looks at exciting time for theme park goers with new attractions opening in the year. Here is around up of some of the new rides that are expected in the different theme parks.

Disney

In 2018, Walt Disney World Resort will introduce the newest addition to the Disney Parks family: Toy Story Land, a whimsical place located in the larger-than-life setting of Andy’s backyard. This is your chance to discover what it’s like to be a toy with all-new attractions, quick-and-easy dining options… and so much more.
Amid a colorful landscape filled with giant building blocks and game board pieces, you’ll be immersed in an experience straight out of Andy’s vivid imagination—together with Woody, Buzz, Slinky Dog, Rex, the Aliens and many other beloved Toy Story Characters.
So get ready to shrink down and join your Toy Story friends for some fun that never ends, only at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Whoosh along on a roller coaster, blast off on a toy rocket ride and score high on the midway.

Slinky Dog Dash
Andy’s assembled his awesome coaster kit… and Slinky Dog is ready to take you for a wild ride on a crazy coaster—one that gives you a glimpse of all that Toy Story Land has to offer.
Come along as Slinky Dog bends and twists his coils around curves, hills, bridges and drops. Make no mistake, this is one wacky attraction… and fun for the entire family!
Alien Swirling Saucers
The Aliens have powered up their flying saucers to take you on a dizzying ride through space! Hang on tight as your toy rocket ride takes off, all while space electronica provides an out-of-this-world beat.
And if you’re really lucky, you might just get “chosen” by the claw. Oooooo!
Toy Story Mania!
Andy is away… and it’s time to play at one of the most popular attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Mania!
Head inside and slip under Andy’s bed where the toys have set up their carnival playset. Then, blast your way through targets, using everything from baseballs to cream pies. But you better practice your aim, because high-score bragging rights are on the line!

 

Universal

Universal Orlando’s newest attraction, will race into Universal Studios Florida and bring one of the world’s hottest film franchises to life in a whole new way. The new attraction will open at Universal Orlando in spring 2018. Fast & Furious is a global phenomenon and one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. Millions of people from all over the world have been captivated by the action-packed storylines, unique characters and high-speed cars. In Spring 2018, the next chapter of this blockbuster franchise will come to life with Universal Orlando’s new attraction: Fast & Furious – Supercharged. Guests will have the opportunity to actually live the excitement they’ve seen on the big screen in a high-octane ride experience where they will become part of the Fast family.

Seaworld & Aquatica

 
A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark in spring 2018. Ray Rush promises to be a fully-loaded water adventure which will combine three unique slide elements, never before seen at Aquatica, into one action-packed attraction the entire family can enjoy together.
At nearly 60 feet tall, Ray Rush is where family and friends can take on three exciting thrills as they slide, splash and soar like never before. First, riders will be launched at 33 feet per second with water jets designed to propel rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Next, riders will swirl into a colossal translucent sphere which spins the raft around the slide walls before entering another enclosed tube section. Finally, riders will drop into an open-air halfpipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray. Rafts will soar back and forth on the wings of the manta before entering the final enclosed tube section that ends with a splash.
“Ray Rush will offer a ride experience you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Florida. Aquatica will be the first waterpark in the state to combine these three unique elements into one attraction” said Cathy Valeriano, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “Ray Rush is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando.”
Seaworld News – New Ride ‘Infinity Falls’ coming To SeaWorld Orlando 
Infinity Falls – Rush The Rapids is coming to SeaWorld Orlando Summer 2018. Incorporating the World’s Tallest River Rapid Drop.
SeaWorld Orlando have announced an all new river rapids ride coming to the park in 2018. Infinity Falls will be the main attraction in a new themed area which will fully immerse guests in a rainforest canopy and will Incorporate the World’s Tallest River Rapid Drop.”Climb aboard your raft for a journey of discovery down this lost jungle river. Wind your way around soaking fountains and waterfalls as you pass the remains of an ancient civilization. Hang on as the roaring world class rapids send you flying through chutes before you plunge down the tallest drop of its kind into churning whitewater”.
Your adventure ends at Harmony Village with a greater connection to the world’s rivers, inspired to spread the message of conservation.

Seaworlds 2018 Event Calendar

Official 2018 Event Calendar
 SeaWorld is proud to present the 2018 calendar of events, including more festivals, concerts, and new opportunities for guests to enjoy every month of the year. Next year’s lineup includes the following exciting, family-friendly events, which are included in park admission:
Praise Wave: Saturdays, 20 Jan – 10 Feb
With the return of Praise Wave, guests can celebrate Christian fellowship and fun at SeaWorld Orlando. Uplifting, live concerts from the hottest names in Christian music will light up the stage at Nautilus Theater.
Seven Seas Food Festival: Weekends, 17 Feb – 15 April
After a delicious debut last year, the Seven Seas Food Festival is returning to SeaWorld this spring for a second course. As guests sip and sample their way through the park, they will discover globally-inspired flavours while enjoying local craft beers and culinary marketplaces. The fun goes beyond the food with live performances from top country, rock and Latin music artists each weekend.
NEW Just For Kids: Weekends, 21 April – 13 May
Families will enjoy dancing to the beat and learning together along with everybody’s favourite furry, finned and flippered friends during these special weekends crafted with young guests in mind.
Electric Ocean: Select nights, 26 May – 3 September
As the sun goes down, the park comes alive with the glow of Electric Ocean at SeaWorld, returning next year for another summer of fun. With exciting nighttime shows and electrifying music, guests are immersed in a sea of wonder that ends in “Ignite”, a spectacular fireworks finale.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular: 29 September – 28 October
During Orlando’s premier daytime Halloween event, guests of all ages can join everyone’s favourite furry friends from Sesame Street as The Count, Elmo, Abby and others take the stage in “Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween.” Families will also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party, trick-or-treating around the park, and the opportunity to meet whimsical characters inspired by the sea.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: Select Dates, 23 November – 31 December
At SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, guests experience the joys of the holiday season complete with Rudolph’s ChristmasTown and returning favourites sure to inspire traditions for years to come. During SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration guests of all ages can delight over scrumptious food, stunning live shows, joyful entertainment inspired by the natural world and much more.