Here’s what’s coming to the Orlando area in 2020

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SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

ORLANDO, Fla. – The new decade means lots of exciting new features coming to the Central Florida area.

This year, residents can expect to see record-breaking rides, iconic restaurants and other fun new things that are sure to change the City Beautiful and beyond for the better.

Read on to find out what new things you can expect in 2020:

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – 2020

Courtesy: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Courtesy: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

This isn’t just a regular theater. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is known for offering a one-of-a-kind movie-going experience that includes luxury recliners, a full-service bar, 4K digital projection and a restaurant. Alamo Drafthouse will be located at Vineland Pointe at the intersection of Interstate 4 and Daryl Carter Parkway, although an exact date has not yet been given.

More information here.

Rentable electric scooters – Early 2020

A woman rides an electric scooter.
A woman rides an electric scooter.

Orlando residents will soon have a new way to get around town as the city plans to unveil rentable e-scooters. Lime, Wheels, Lynx and Bird have all submitted applications to provide scooters and, according to city officials, each company could potentially have its application approved. The scooters will be available as part of a one-year pilot program. Also at the University of Central Florida, scooters will be available to rent come January.

More information here.

Orlando Gyro Drop Tower and the Orlando Slingshot – 2020

The Orlando Slingshot and the Orlando Gyro Drop Tower that will open in 2020 at ICON Park on International Drive.
The Orlando Slingshot and the Orlando Gyro Drop Tower that will open in 2020 at ICON Park on International Drive.

Both of these record-breaking attractions will be located in ICON Park next to The Wheel on International Drive. On the 400-foot Gyro Drop Tower, seen on the left in the picture above, guests will wind up to the top then twist and free-fall while topping speeds of 75 mph. The Slingshot, pictured on the right, will catapult guests 50 stories high. Each ride is the tallest of its kind in the world.

More information here.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway – March 4, 2020

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

Opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be the first ride to feature the famous mouse and his friends. “Prepare for unexpected twists, slapstick gags and mind-boggling transformations at every turn, as Mickey and Minnie try to save the day,” the theme park wrote on its blog. Also opening in March at Hollywood Studios is the Mickey Mouse Shorts Theater, where guests can enjoy a show.

More information here.

Museum of Illusions – Spring 2020

The Museum of Illusions will open at ICON Park in spring 2020.
The Museum of Illusions will open at ICON Park in spring 2020.

Optical, photographic and interactive illusions will be on display when this new museum opens at ICON Park this spring. Unlike other art institutions, the Museum of Illusions encourages visitors to laugh, play and interact with the exhibits as they learn about vision and perception.

More information here.

SeaWorld’s Ice Breaker – Spring 2020

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SeaWorld’s first-ever launch coaster will start giving riders chills this spring. Each two-person ride vehicle will be painted an icy blue and glide along a bright orange track as it takes guests into the steepest vertical drop in Florida. The drop is roughly a 93-foot tall spike with a 100-degree angle.

More information here.

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