2020 – Preview (North America Edition)

It’s about this time of year I start composing all sorts of lists of the places I’d like to visit. Plans are typically influenced by a variety of factors ranging from checking off things off a bucket list, to visiting old favorites all influenced by travel deals. One of the primary things that I look at is what are the new theme parks and attractions that are opening in the coming year. In this article, I go through that list with you.

Iron Gwazi Construction from November 2019

Things certainly are not slowing down in 2020 in the theme park world. This year there is so much happening in the US alone, that we’ll split our preview into multiple articles leaving the rest of the world for later. In no particular order, here’s what we have to look forward to next year:


The US is getting a brand new theme park in 2020!. Planned to open on the 4th of July, LEGOLAND New York will be the third park of its kind in North America. The park will be built on the largest plot of land for a LEGOLAND park ever, leading to nearly endless possibilities for future expansion. At opening, the park will be anchored by the unique LEGO Factory Adventure trackless dark ride as well as familiar LEGOLAND staples including the Dragon coaster, Ninjago: The Ride, Driving and Boating Schools as well as our personal favorite: Miniland.

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Sea World Orlando announces Infinity Falls

Sea World Orlando has announced a new Intamin White Water Rapids ride for 2018.  This ride will have a unique vertical lift as well as a 40 foot drop.  The ride will feature 14 rafts holding 8 riders each.


Sea World Orlando announces opening date for Mako

Mako, the new B&M hyper coaster in Sea World Orlando will open on June 10th the park announced today.  The roller coaster will be the tallest (tied with Sheikra) and longest, fastest in Florida.  Mako will be the third roller coaster from B&M in the park.

In the months leading up to opening, Sea World Orlando will present a new show at Nautilus theater titled Mako Rising.  The Mako Rising sneak preview show will run twice daily offering a sneak peek of the new attraction.

Read more about Mako on SeaWorld Orlando’s web page.

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