Time for an update on 2018's new attraction opening dates

March 31, 2018, 11:04 AM · Let's bring you up to speed on what is opening in the world's top theme parks in 2018... and when. We've already covered several attraction openings so far this year, with several more on the calendar for the next three months.

Disneyland Resort, Pixar Fest — April 13
Featuring the new Together Forever fireworks show and the return and expansion of the Pixar Play Parade and Paint the Night, this event runs through September 3 at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Here is our insider preview.

Disney's Animal Kingdom, Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure — April 22
The UP!-themed revamp of the park's Flights of Wonder bird show debuts on the park's 20th anniversary.

Shanghai Disneyland, Toy Story Land — April 26
Disney's third Toy Story Land will feature Slinky Dog Spin, Rex's Racer, Woody's Round-Up.

Cedar Point, Steel Vengeance — May 5
The world's tallest and longest hybrid hypercoaster opens with the start of the park's 2018 season. But we will be there on April 25 for the media preview.

SeaWorld San Diego, Electric Eel — May 10
This Premier Rides Sky Rocket II (a sibling of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Tempesto) will be the San Diego park's tallest and fastest coaster.

Disney California Adventure, Pixar Pier — June 23
The Incredicoaster, an Incredibles-themed revamp of California Screamin', opens along with the Lamplight Lounge and a revamped Fun Wheel.

Disney's Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Land — June 30
Disney's fourth Toy Story Land will feature Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and a new entrance to Toy Story Mania! Here is our insider preview of this new land.

We still await specific opening dates for:

And, in case you missed it, here are the major new attractions that have opened already in 2018, along with our reviews and on-ride videos:

Alton Towers, Wicker Man

Kings Dominion, Twisted Timbers

Silver Dollar City, Time Traveler

And Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Battle for Eire has previewed, but not yet opened to the public. No date has been announced for it, either. (Update: It's April 13.)

Which new attractions are you most looking forward to experiencing this year?

Replies (2)

March 31, 2018 at 2:26 PM ·

Ah, man, Time Traveler...that ride is sooooo fun. I can't wait to head back in April to ride it again!

April 1, 2018 at 10:11 AM ·

What about Great America?

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