Ride the tallest launch coaster in Busch Gardens, climb a vertical wave wall in Aquatica, and meet all your favourite Sesame Street characters in SeaWorld; there are so many new attractions in Florida that you won’t want to miss!
With all the new attractions in Florid, deciding which parks to visit can be daunting – but did you know that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment own SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove? If you visit the SeaWorld Parks, you can save a fortune when you purchase combo tickets.
Take on Mako, Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster at SeaWorld, try a Serengeti Safari in Busch Gardens, and cool down on the waterslides in Aquatica. I have teamed up with Attraction Tickets Direct, who are offering tickets to 3 SeaWorld Parks for the price of 2! You can visit SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens over 14 consecutive days, for the bargain price of just €132 per adult and €127 per child. This ticket also gives you FREE unlimited parking at all parks and FREE coach transportations from Orlando to Busch Gardens, in Tampa Bay.View offer here
Why not visit Discovery Cove too? You only have to look at the reviews on tripadvisor to see that Discovery Cove is one of the top attractions in Orlando. Many people said it was the “best day of their trip”; and it is rated 2 out of 412 things to do in Orlando! If you purchase selected Discovery Cove packages with Attraction Tickets Direct you will also get free unlimited access to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens over 14 consecutive days, with Free parking and Free transportation from Orlando to Busch Gardens.
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New Attractions in Florida at SeaWorld:
Sesame Street, one of the main new attractions in Florida, is now open at SeaWorld. Meet Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird and many more furry friends. The kids will love the award-winning parade, as well as the great family rides.
During the summer months, make sure you visit one of Orlando’s top night-time events – Electric Ocean. SeaWorld comes alive with evening shows, live performers, world-class DJs and spectacular fireworks, lasers and fountains. Electric Ocean is on selected dates until 1st September 2019.
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As well as a host of interactive experiences and shows, SeaWorld is home to some of Orlando’s best rides. Infinity Falls, the world’s Tallest River Rapid Drop, Mako, Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest coaster, and Manta, a coaster that allows you to glide through the air like a manta-ray, is an experience that I will never forget!
New Attractions in Florida at Busch Gardens:
Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch coaster, is now open at Busch Gardens. If you are not sure what a launch coaster is, picture yourself catapulted at more than 60 miles an hour around 1800 feet of steel track! Tigris is designed to mimic a Tiger so you can expect lots of forward and backward motion, an inverted heartline roll and a 150-foot skyward surge! I’m not sure I would be brave enough to try it, but thrill seekers will love it!
As well as high-speed roller coasters like SheiKra and Cheetah Hunt, Busch Gardens is also home to some of the world’s most endangered animals. This African-themed park is home to over 200 species, including Bengal tigers and organgutans. You can also take a safari ride through the park, where you may meet some of graceful giraffes – like this one!
New Attractions in Florida at Aquatica:
Not one to be left out, Aquatica has also got a new experience, KareKare Curl. KareKare means waves, so you can expect a ‘curve shaped wave’ when you climb its vertical wave wall. This is a two-passenger ride, so at least you and your partner can be terrified together when you experience the feeling of weightlessness!
As well as KareKare Curl, one of the new attractions in Orlando, make sure you experience some of Aquatica’s famous rides too. Recently opened Ray Rush is a great family ride that twists and turns inside a colossal water sphere. Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, at nearly 80-feet tall, is Orlando’s steepest multi-drop tower of its kind. Riders face each other at the top of the ride, not knowing who will drop first, before the floor disappears and they plunge down at a rate of 20 – 24 feet per second. I’m getting nervous just writing this…
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SeaWorld Parks have been designated as Certified Autism Centres
SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove are the first family of parks in Orlando to be certified and offer specialised services to guests with autism and special needs. Their staff receive specialised training to cater to all children, including those with special needs. The IBCCES Sensory Guide provides insight on how a child with sensory processing issues may be affected by each sense, for rides and attractions at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. They also have ‘quiet rooms’ for guests who want some quiet time between attractions.
SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Discovery Cove are also committed to providing equal access to guests with disabilities. Their ‘Ride Accessibility Program’ was developed by evaluating the physical and mental attributes required to safely ride each ride and participate in other attractions. All facilities and services available to disabled guests can be found in their accessibility guide.See more here
Discovery Cove has lots of open, clear space, which makes attractions and services more accessible and helps guests with autism and special needs. Discovery Cove is very relaxing but guests can also take part in animal encounters and swimming. Discovery Cove can accommodate guests with disabilities who are able to manoeuvre themselves with limited assistance (or with the aid of a personal assistant) during their dolphin experience and in the various wading locations. Discovery Cove also offers specially designed outdoor wheelchairs with oversized tyres for easy manoeuvring on the beach. These need to be reserved in advance.
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This post was sponsored by Attraction Tickets Direct but all views, as always, are my own.