We are inching closer to a handful of new theme-park attractions in Central Florida. Although grand-opening dates have not been announced, we can still share progress reports on key additions expected to arrive in coming weeks and months.
What: Festival of Fantasy parade, Magic Kingdom.
What’s up: The new daytime parade is straight out of Fantasyland and stocked with Disney characters classic (“Peter Pan”) and modern (“Tangled,” “Frozen”). But the company recently showed off elaborate costumes for supporting players and floats with moving, entertaining parts.
When: It debuts in March. (Some Disney types have said “early March.”)
What: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Magic Kingdom.
What’s up: Construction continues on the roller coaster that will be the final element of the “new” Fantasyland. A segment of the construction wall has been removed, and guests can see track and décor. There have been reports of nighttime vehicle testing.
When: Disney says spring.
What: Ihu’s Breakway Falls, Aquatica.
What’s up: The water park has mostly hinted about this drop slide but claims it’s the tallest and only multislide ride of its kind in Orlando.
What: Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal Studios.
What’s up: The London façade continues to evolve — more details, more signs — but it blocks the wackier side of the Wizarding World from view. Two highlights should be the Leaky Cauldron restaurant and the thrill ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.
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