Orlando is a land that is always changing and growing. A drive down I-4 highlights Orlando's latest and greatest. Several area theme parks have announced new attractions and renovations for you to explore this year.
Universal Studio's Despicable Me attraction
has taken over the former Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast. Be transformed into one of Gru's Minions in this fun new 3-D adventure
. The ride offers motion seats as well as stationary seats for those who may be prone to motion sickness. The fun doesn't stop when the ride ends. Guests will find minions welcoming them to the post-ride party, which continues the party theme from the Despicable Me movie.Wet 'n-Wild
water park has opened Blastaway Beach. The family-friendly new attraction features a 60-foot sand castle surrounded by 15 waterslides plus water cannons, waterfalls and soakers. With one entry into and out of Blastaway Beach, families can be sure the kids don't wonder off. Legoland
has also opened a new waterpark at their Orlando location. The water park is, of course, themed entirely in legos.
Disney's Magic Kingdom is in the midst of their largest expansion ever. The expansion will nearly double the size of the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland and will give Ariel "The Little Mermaid", Belle "Beauty and the Beast" and Snow White and her friends, the Dwarfs, a new home. Parts of the new Fantasyland have already opened to the public, with the remainder of the new attractions expected to open before the end of 2012.
There is always something new happening in Orlando. Visit the front desk at Oak Plantation Resort to find out more
about the latest attractions.