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Jurassic World VelociCoaster Valiant, Florida’s quickest and tallest launch coaster. (Courtesy Common Orlando Resort)

Whereas O-City awaits the completion of the Epic Universe (extra in regards to the sights to come back in a second), Common Orlando calls on Central Floridians to come back in any season. On the heels of a profitable Mardi Gras celebration that wrapped up in April, Common appears to be getting again to regular. With greater than 60 sights—in addition to dwell exhibits, live shows, festivals, and parades—spanning three parks, Common is as soon as once more serving up a year-round buffet of leisure.

“Locals ought to go to Common Orlando Resort as a result of there’s all the time one thing thrilling happening at our vacation spot, whether or not it is a new journey, our dynamic seasonal occasions like Halloween Horror Nights and our annual vacation festivities, or the theme parks and CityWalk. New menu objects inside. Past conventional theme park fare,” says Kristen Smith, spokesperson and senior supervisor of public relations at Common Orlando Resort.

Working example: Final summer season, Islands of Journey launched Jurassic World VelociCoaster—Florida’s quickest and longest launch coaster. Primarily based on the blockbuster Jurassic World film franchise, the VelociCoaster spans greater than 4,700 toes of observe, propelling riders 155 toes into the air at speeds of as much as 70 mph. The journey’s theme and story increase to the massive display, sending friends on an exciting curler coaster journey with a speedy Velociraptor pack into an enormous dinosaur habitat with an enormous waterfall and plush forest vegetation. In a collection of maximum maneuvers, the joys journey consists of two pulse-pounding launches, a 360-degree barrel roll and a zero-gravity inverted stall, after which drops into an 80-degree drop.
Smith additionally factors out that, whereas a whole lot of friends contemplate the rides to be “must-dos,” she’ll additionally add just a few lesser gems to see within the parks.

What distinctive hidden gem do most park friends miss that they should not? “We’ve actually enjoyable character get-togethers and I feel friends ought to make that part of their journey,” says Smith. “For instance, we just lately opened DreamWorks Vacation spot, the place friends can meet and dance with many animated characters from DreamWorks animated movies, actually cool themed places.” Cannot miss one other park gem? Raptor Encounter! “You actually come face-to-face with a ferocious Velociraptor, which makes for a really entertaining picture op,” Smith explains.

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As for exhibits, should you love the Bourne film franchise, remember to take a look at The Bourne Stuntcular at Common Studios. This state-of-the-art stunt present artfully mixes a fan-favorite movie with high-tech stagecraft, immersing you within the Bourne universe, thanks to an enormous LED display 130 toes large by 28 toes tall. Comply with Jason Bourne as he hangs from a helicopter in Dubai, leaps over rooftops in Tangier, and races on a bike by means of Virginia – with numerous action-packed fistfights and shootouts alongside the best way.

Present-stopping leisure is available in small packages, too. “Watch one in every of my private favorites—The Horror Make-Up Present, which supplies hilarious perception into how scary make-up and particular results come to life,” suggests Smith.

In fact, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter all the time deserves a prime spot in your not-to-miss record. From the feel-like-you’re-there pictures in entrance of Diagon Alley and Hogwarts fortress to a sip of the long-lasting Butterbeer and the heartwarming journey on the Hippogriff, the Boy Wizard and buddies captivate Potter followers on this one-universal expertise .

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If you wish to get the purple carpet therapy, contemplate splurge on a gaggle or personal tour as a part of the park’s VIP expertise (group excursions begin at $189 per particular person along with park admission). A Common Orlando information will escort the group by means of one and/or two parks, sharing park trivia and insider data alongside the best way. You may additionally get unique backstage entry, front-of-the-line entry to all rides and sights, free valet parking, complimentary breakfast and lunch, and extra.

on the horizon? Slated for early summer season 2025, the 750-acre Epic Universe theme park will open simply 12 minutes from Common’s present parks close to the Orange County Conference Middle. Primarily based on the mental properties of DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Nintendo, Epic Universe will characteristic immersive experiences, themed lands, an leisure middle, eating places, outlets, lodges and extra. In one in every of these themed lands, friends can discover the Tremendous Nintendo World (additionally scheduled to open in the summertime of 2025), the place Nintendo’s video games, characters, and worlds come to life. Tremendous Nintendo World reviewed at Common Studios Japan in 2021, with a equally themed lands to open at Common Studios Hollywood subsequent summer season, giving Orlando followers a sneak peek at what occurred when Mario and the crew hit Orlando. So what to anticipate?

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