Here at USA Florida Villas, we want to help you get the most out of your holiday. Although we refer to everything as being in Orlando most is actually in Kissimmee, The entertainment capital of the world is just south of down town Orlando. Through our blog, we will do our best to keep you up to date with what is happening and what is new in your holiday destination, our recommendations on the best places to visit, holiday tips and more. No matter if you are a seasoned visitor or a first timer our aim is to provide you with as much information as possible so you can plan the perfect holiday with your family and friends while in the Sunshine State.
|Cirque Du Soliel @ Disney Springs
This original show will be created by Cirque du Soleil and will pay homage to Disney’s rich history of animation, with a vivid story told in a way that only Cirque du Soleil can deliver. Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, elaborated, sharing “We are incredibly inspired by Disney’s immense creative universe.
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Two of the latest Theme Park attractions are a must for all theme park addicts. First of all and just opened is Hagrids Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
An epic new addition has arrived to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™. For the first time ever, join Hagrid™ as you fly deep into the wilds of the Forbidden Forest, beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle, on a thrilling roller coaster ride that plunges into the paths of some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.
And opening in August at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is the all new Star Wars land Galaxy’s Edge
This can't come here fast enough. At 14 acres, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be the largest land at Disney World. It will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, with two new attractions.
Sky-High in Orlando:
Discover extreme thrills and breath-taking views on Orlando’s highest-flying attractions outside the theme parks.
Orlando’s theme parks aren’t the only places where you can enjoy skyscraping excitement and panoramic views of the destination. Ranging from massive slingshots and swing rides to the iconic observation wheel, balloon rides and more, there’s a high-flying thrill for everyone in Orlando’s tourism district — no theme park admission required!
Check out the Orlando Star Flyer on I Drive. Orlando’s tallest attraction and the world’s tallest swing ride, the Orlando StarFlyer stands 450 feet tall.
Get moving with the best Go-Karting in Orlando
Buckle up and hit the track at Orlando’s indoor and outdoor go-karting experiences.
Put the pedal to the metal in a comfortable, climate-controlled environment at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, located just off Universal Boulevard near the Orange County Convention Center and a stone’s throw from ICON Park™.
Featuring one of the world’s longest indoor courses and state-of-the-art SODI RTX electric karts that go up to 35 mph, with smaller, slower options for kids age 7 to 12, this venue offers the only go-karting experience endorsed by Mario Andretti himself. Adult racers must be at least 54 inches (137cm) tall, while junior racers must be at least 48 inches (122cm) tall.
Universal Orlando announces Epic Universe, the destination’s next big theme park
The new park will be built on a 750-acre site, double the size of Universal Orlando’s total current available acreage, and include hotels, shops, and restaurants, in addition to the attractions.
Universal Orlando announced at a press conference on Thursday the latest addition to the Florida-based theme park. Dubbed Epic Universe, which Comcast CEO Brian Roberts called the corporation’s “largest investment in a park,” the space is a brand new park separate from Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
Epic Universe will be centered around themed lands and take guests on “a journey where beloved stories expand into vibrant lands.” It’s likely that the themed lands will focus on Universal properties, though word’s still out on whether the highly-anticipated Super Nintendo World will make its United States debut. Other rumored attractions include lands tied to Universal’s classic monsters, How to Train Your Dragon, and the Fantastic Beasts Harry Potter spinoff.
This announcement comes weeks after the opening of Universal’s Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, a “highly-themed” ride that had an eight-hour wait on its opening day, and just weeks before Disney unveils the expanded Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park at nearby Hollywood Studios in Disney World.
There is no set opening date for Epic Universe, but executives promised more news in the near future, as work as already begun on building the park.