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.

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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:

LEGOLAND New York

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 San Antonio announces Wave Breaker!

Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster is making its way to Sea World San Antonio.  A new double launch Intamin fantasy roller coaster will open in 2017.  This will be the first ride of its type in the United States and will be located in between Steel Eel and Penguin Encounter.

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Sea World San Antonio teases new roller coaster for 2017!

Sea World San Antonio has posted a new YouTube video teasing a new thrill ride for 2017.

The video looks very similar to concept art released by the park back in November.  Stay tuned for more information!

A SeaWorld Animal Rescue-theme ride concept announced in today's SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Analyst and Investor presentation. (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.)

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A SeaWorld Animal Rescue-theme ride concept announced in today's SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Analyst and Investor presentation. (PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.)

(PRNewsFoto/SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.)