Boomaxe - Sebring - Sebring’s newest axe-perience. Open now, Boomaxe offers both walk-in axe throwing sessions for individuals and groups as well as axe throwing leagues. In addition, Boomaxe’s facility is available to rent for team building events, birthday parties, corporate events and more.
Brevard Zoo’s New “Rainforest Revealed” Exhibit - Melbourne - The Brevard Zoo will be opening a brand new exhibit showcasing the most beautiful creatures from the rainforest. The exhibit will include a giant otter, a venomous snake building with glass walls and ceilings, an elevated walkway and a “skytrail” for monkeys to travel overhead. This exhibit should be open to the public in November of 2020.
Bungalow Retreat - Lake Mary - Where can you experience a full service cocktail lounge, scratch kitchen, spa, salt room and do so in the comfort of luxury massage chairs? Bungalow Retreat, is an exclusive relaxation club offering memberships for those who want help in melting away their stress levels. Bungalow Retreat is open now.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Expansion - Clearwater - Scheduled for completion in 2020, Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s expanded facility will be home to famous dolphins Winter and Hope, from the Dolphin Tale movies, and their friends Nicholas and PJ. Consisting of five connecting pools, this enhanced, more natural habitat will offer sweeping views of all non-releasable dolphins in their new home. Support the non-profit mission at SeeWinter.com.
Disney’s Epcot’s Harmonious - Orlando - Opening later this year, the new largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people all over the world, carrying them away harmoniously on a stream of familiar Disney tunes reinterpreted by a diverse group of artists from around the globe.
Disney’s Epcot’s Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure - Orlando - Guests will shrink to the size of Chef Remy and race through Gusteau’s restaurant on a wild adventure this March, 2020. Summer will also see the debut of a delicious new restaurant in the France pavilion, La Crêperie de Paris, offering both table- and quick-service options featuring a menu from celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway - Orlando - It’s all aboard for all ages in the first ride-through attraction in any Disney park themed to Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse coming this March, 2020. Guests will burst through the Chinese Theatre movie screen and join Mickey, Minnie and pals on a wacky adventure that will feature dazzling visual effects, a lovable theme song and surprising twists and turns.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Mickey Shorts Theater - Orlando - A reimagined theater space that evokes the same wacky fun of the Disney Channel animated series, “Mickey Mouse,” will show an original short film in the same style. Plus, guests will have the chance to take fun pictures at new photo-opportunity locations this March 2020.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Rodeo-Themed Restaurant in Toy Story Land - Orlando - A rodeo arena Andy created using some of his favorite toys, games and playsets will be home to a new table-service restaurant in Toy Story Land. The immersive locale will come alive with rootin’ tootin’ rodeo festivities for families. Cowpokes rasslin’ up some barbecue grub will spot some of their favorite Pixar characters throughout the restaurant in the form of toys and game pieces. There’s no set opening date currently for Roundup Rodeo BBQ, but concept art was released and the restaurant should be up and running this summer.
Feltrim Sports Village - Balmoral - The Feltrim Sports Village is a world-class facility and all-turf stadium, with a capacity of 2,500 spectators. The fields can be configured to over 10 different layouts to accommodate football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, rugby and other non-traditional sports. Coming in October 2020, the Feltrim Sports Arena will include a championship court, four basketball and volleyball practice courts, an e-sports center, hospitality suites, sports performance center and more.
Ice Breaker at SeaWorld - Orlando - Seaworld’s newest roller coaster, Ice Breaker, will open to the public in spring 2020. Including both forward and backward launches, and a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida, at 93-feet and an 100-degree angle, this new coaster is sure to satisfy any adrenaline junkie.
Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens - Tampa - In spring 2020 Busch Gardens is adding a new roller coaster to its impressive collection. Iron Gwazi is set to be North America’s tallest, fastest and steepest hybrid roller coaster being 206 feet tall, reaching up to 76 miles per hour and including a 91-degree drop.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ “Salvador Dalí Gardens of the Mind” exhibit - Sarasota - The fourth annual exhibition in the Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series, Salvador Dalí Gardens of the Mind, will be on display February 9 through June 28. The exhibition will include ten colorful photolithographs of flowers by Dalí along with works from American photographer Clyde Butcher’s series “Visions of Dalí ’s Spain.”
Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement - St. Petersburg - The only major museum in the nation dedicated to this important movement in the history of American decorative arts (c. 1900 – 1930), the museum is the culmination of a six-year collaboration between founder Rudy Ciccarello and architect Alberto Alfonso. After thousands of hours spent in concept and design, the museum is planning to open its doors in early spring 2020.
Newtown African American Heritage Trail - Sarasota - Sarasota is proud to have joined the U.S. Civil Rights Trail in 2019 as the southernmost destination. The Newtown Afircan American Heritage Trail now recognizes the beach wade ins of the 1950s which led to desegregation of Florida’s beaches. Take a trolley tour with Newtown Alive and learn about the area’s black history.
Sarasota Art Museum - Sarasota - Giving new meaning to the collegiate-gothic style Sarasota High School which closed its doors in 1996, The Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College is the region’s first museum dedicated to contemporary art. Open now, come see the newest exhibits today.
Secret Gardens Winery and Farm - Sebring - Secret Gardens Winery, a family run farm and 5.5 acre vineyard, is now open to the public and offering a beautiful event venue, farm to table dinners and delicious wine made on-site to Sebring locals and visitors from around the world.
Silver River Museum - Ocala - Coming in February of 2020 - The Silver River Museum is expanding with the addition of a new 3,000 square foot exhibition wing. The new wing will house the special exhibit “Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas.” The Silver River Museum is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and most holidays. The grand opening of the new exhibit will coincide with the Silver River Knap-In and Prehistoric Arts Festival on the weekend of February 15-16, 2020.
St. Pete Pier - St. Petersburg - Set to open in spring 2020 and soon to be the Southeast’s largest waterfront playground, the St. Pete Pier is comprised of 26 acres of activated waterfront park located in St. Pete’s vibrant downtown. Redefining the definition of a pier, this entertainment district is an extension of St. Pete’s bustling city center, offering a picturesque urban beach area, a unique children’s playground, a variety of modern-Florida dining spots, a pop-up marketplace with local vendors, eco-tourism opportunities and so much more.
The Bay Sarasota - Sarasota - Construction on 50 acres of city-owned land will begin in 2020 to create a public bayfront park on the land surrounding the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. The initial construction will be to create the first 10 acres of the park located north of Boulevard of the Arts.
Universal Orlando Resort’s The Bourne Stuntacular - Orlando - This cutting-edge live-action stunt show based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Bourne film franchise will blur the lines between stage and cinema in a hybrid form of entertainment that has never been seen before. Opening spring 2020 this show is going to be a must-see.
Wiregrass Ranch Sports Complex - Florida’s Sports Coast - On July 10, 2020 Florida’s Sports Coast will open the doors to Wiregrass Ranch Sports Complex- a brand new 98,000 square-foot indoor sporting event center. This state of the art facility will include eight basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, cheer and dance studios, fitness centers and sports medicine and athletic training offerings. Adjacent to the sports complex, teammates and event guests will enjoy comfortable quarters within walking distance from all the action at the on-property Residence Inn by Marriott slated to open in 2021.
World Equestrian Center - Ocala - The highly anticipated destination located in the “Horse Capital of the World” is becoming reality, with a fall 2020 completion and a January 2021 grand opening. The centerpiece of the World Equestrian Center is the luxury hotel complete with retail shopping, bakery, spa, unique food and beverage options, and much more. On-site event venues include climate controlled indoor arenas and stabling, outdoor arenas, and the outdoor Derby Field. When complete, this world-class facility will accommodate multiple equestrian disciplines as well as high-caliber expo and trade shows, canine, youth sports, social gatherings, weddings and other events.
Solar Vortex at Adventure Island - Tampa - America’s first dual-tailspin water slide is coming to Tampa’s Adventure Island in spring 2020. Solar Vortex, Adventure Island’s newest family raft slide, will reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour and include high-banking rotations and rapid descents.