Disney's Star Wars land and Universal's Super Nintendo World lead the line-up of new attractions coming to the world's top theme parks over the next few years.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will feature two new rides and several immersive experiences when it opens in 2019 at Disneyland in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The new rides will be set on the Millennium Falcon and a Star Destroyer, respectively, and Disney promises that visitors will feel right in the middle of the action, even getting to take control of the Falcon. Off ride, the land will feature role-playing cast members who will engage visitors in the actions of daily life in a galaxy far, far away.
Super Nintendo World will open in 2020 at Universal Studios Japan, then come to Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood at as-yet-unannounced dates after that. Featuring real-life versions of Bowser's Castle and Princess Peach's Castle, the video game-themed land will include "Mario Kart Experience" — "the most immersive and cutting-edge technological attraction that we could possibly imagine," Universal Creative officials have said.
In 2019, Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure will open a new Harry Potter-themed coaster experience on the site of the old Dragon Challenge, which closes in early September 2017. Promised to be more of a family-friendly experience than the twisting inverted coasters of Dragon Challenge, Universal says the new attraction will be "one of the most highly-themed coaster experiences" it has created.
In addition, Disney World has announced plans to replace the Studios' Great Movie Ride in 2019 with Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway — Disney's first ride themed to Mickey Mouse. Other announced new attractions include:
Across the country at the Disneyland Resort, the company is developing a Marvel Superhero Universe land at Disney California Adventure, which will include attractions themed to Spider-Man and The Avengers.Here is the complete list of all attractions currently under construction at the world's major theme parks.
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