Orlando reveals 23 new experiences for visitors in 2023

Orlando reveals 23 new experiences for visitors in 2023

Orlando reveals 23 new experiences for visitors in 2023

Orlando, Florida is certainly not resting on its laurels in 2023, as it plans to remain the most visited destination in the United States over the coming year.

To celebrate the New Year, Visit Orlando has highlighted 23 new experiences awaiting travelers to Central Florida in 2023, including new attractions at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort.


The TRON Lightcycle/Run will open at Magic Kingdom Park this spring while Magic Kingdom’s updated nighttime spectacular will feature the return of “Happily Ever After.” Additionally, Journey of Water, inspired by Moana, will open in late 2023 within World Nature at EPCOT. At Universal Orlando, the Great Movie Escape escape room experience is coming to Universal CityWalk and the new Minion land at Universal Studios Florida, Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast opens this summer.

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Elsewhere, LEGOLAND Florida will launch Pirate River Quest in early 2023 while SeaWorld Orlando’s Pipeline: The Surf Coaster will arrive this spring.

New restaurant and nightlife openings include Gwendolyn Rogers’ The Cake Bake Shop at Disney’s BoardWalk, Brew Theory Marketplace, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Rosa Mexicano, KAVAS Tacos + Tequila, JoJo’s ShakeBAR and Dizzy Donuts.

Officials also highlighted new openings or renovations underway at seven local hotels and resorts, including Conrad Orlando (opening this fall); Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando – Disney Springs Area (to be completed this spring); Cambria Hotel Orlando Universal Blvd (opening in winter); Aloft Lake Nona (opening this fall); JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes (completed several multi-million dollar renovations); Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando (new additions) and The Alfond Inn at Rollins (complete renovations this summer).

Meanwhile, Orlando Fringe will open year-round performing arts venue “Fringe ArtSpace” in downtown Orlando in January and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open Judson’s Music Hall this fall. .

Finally, visitors can look forward to the new Brightline Orlando station at Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C, which will connect domestic and international visitors traveling between Orlando and Miami with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

“Orlando is a growing destination offering incredible new experiences, unique places to stay and diverse dining options for travelers,” Visit Orlando President and CEO Casandra Matej said in a statement. “With major new attractions opening at our theme parks, several brand new hotels ranging from luxury to budget, and increased accessibility for travelers arriving in Orlando, 2023 is the perfect time to visit our incredibly real destination.”

See VisitOrlando.com for more information.

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