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The Center - Pensacola - 2024: The Clark Family Cultural Center is undergoing a $3M renovation to reimagine our home and how it can better serve Pensacola and its people, and we invite you to become part of the story. Experience the redesign of Pensacola’s hub for arts and culture, including an overhauled theatre, a new fine art gallery, and premier rooftop performance venue.
Daytona Aquarium & Rainforest Adventure - Daytona Beach - Early 2024: The Daytona Aquarium & Rainforest Adventure will be opening in Daytona Beach in early 2024 and will be the destination’s first aquarium offering an interactive educational experience featuring animals from both land and sea. The 55,000-square foot facility will be located on the northwest corner of International Speedway Blvd. and Nova Road in the heart of Daytona Beach. Plans for the aquarium include close to 40 separate tanks including a 110,000 gallon shark tank and a stingray touch pool. There will also be habitats for alligators and crocodiles, frogs and snakes and an indoor rainforest with bushes, trees, rocks, sloths, armadillos and various types of birds
Friendship Fountain - Jacksonville - 2024: St. Johns River Park, located on the Southbank waterfront and home to Friendship Fountain, is underway with a $6 million transformation expected to finish this year. Plans include a botanical garden, themed play park, splash pad, concessions and fountain upgrades. Central to the park will be an upgraded fountain with fully functional dancing jets choreographed to music and lights, boasting “water cinema”.
St. Johns Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve - Hastings - NOW OPEN: The St. Johns Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve is all about conservation of rare and endangered species of plants from around the world, as well as natural resources and native plants and animals. This beautiful preserve located along Deep Creek in the rural Hastings, Florida opened to the public in October 2023 providing guided tours and programs, as well as classes on plant identification, xeriscaping, landscaping, native plants, water conservation, and so much more.
Access for All at OMA - Orlando - January 2024: The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) proudly announces the launch of "Access for All at OMA" , made possible by a generous grant from the Art Bridges Foundation. Beginning January 18, 2024, this monthly initiative opens OMA's doors from 10 AM to 8 PM, offering free admission, extended hours, and diverse programming to provide accessibility to Central Florida's premier art museum. With a commitment to breaking down barriers, fostering a welcoming space for all to experience the beauty and inspiration of art.
AREA 15 - Orlando - 2024: AREA15, an award-winning immersive and experiential art, entertainment, dining and retail district, will debut in the heart of Orlando’s tourism corridor in 2024. Designed for visitors of all ages, the new complex will feature distinctive attractions, interactive art installations and ground-breaking technology, along with an ever-changing roster of concert events and much more.
Clermont National Golf Course - Clermont - January 2024: Clermont National has their driving range and golf course. The course now features a new modernized irrigation system, bunker repairs, re-grassed fairways with Bimini Bermuda and resurfacing of the greens with Sunday Bermuda grass. The course will be open to the public in January 2024.
Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana - EPCOT- Walt Disney World - Orlando - NOW OPEN: Journey of Water, inspired by Moana, will open at EPCOT in October of 2023. Guests will take a self-guided stroll along an outdoor trail where they can play and interact with water as it travels from the sky to the oceans and back again. Along the way, learn about the importance of water and discover its playful personality - just as Moana did on her heroic voyage. Journey of Water will open within World Nature, the EPCOT neighborhood dedicated to understanding and preserving the beauty and balance of the natural world.
Judson’s at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Orlando - 2024: Set to debut in 2024, Judson’s will be the fourth indoor performance space at downtown Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, joining Steinmetz Hall (which opened in 2022), the Walt Disney Theater, and the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. The dynamic music room will host live performances with intimate, cabaret-style seating for up to 150 guests.
LEGO Ferrari Build and Race Experience - LEGOLAND Florida Resort - Winter Haven - Spring 2024: From your imagination to the racetrack... It's race time at the new LEGO® Ferrari Build & Race Experience opening Spring 2024 at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort! See a life-sized LEGO Ferrari and create your own Ferrari race car in interactive play zones before you test drive it through three extreme test tracks. Then digitally build and race on a virtual track to the finish line! Plus, the youngest drivers will design their own Ferrari with bigger bricks in the LEGO DUPLO® build zone.
Mote Science Education Aquarium - Sarasota - Late 2024: Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA), a new state-of-the-art aquarium is set to open in late 2024 in Nathan Benderson Park. Mote SEA will be an iconic building unique to Southwest Florida, where wonder and learning begin. The building will have more than 110,000 square feet of space, with exhibits totaling more than 1 million gallons of water and featuring an array of sharks, coral reef species, manatees, sea turtles, otters and a myriad of other wildlife.
PerfectSwell Edgewater Surf Simulation Hub - New Smyrna Beach - 2024: Construction planning has begun on surf simulator "PerfectSwell Edgewater", which is set to open in 2024. Surrounded by natural resources and wildlife corridors, PerfectSwell Edgewater will unite exciting high performance surf technology with the serene natural environment of Edgewater, featuring a world-class PerfectSwell Surf Pool, surf-inspired food and beverage, surf shop, surf training facility, clubhouse, meeting rooms, and cabana and day lounge areas. The development will include a 125-room hotel next to PerfectSwell Edgewater.
Penguin Trek - SeaWorld - Orlando - Spring 2024: “Penguin Trek” – the eagerly awaited eighth coaster to join the park's ever-expanding ride portfolio, will be coming to SeaWorld in the Spring of 2024. Designed as THE ultimate family launch coaster experience, “Penguin Trek” features a unique snowmobile styled ride car where once aboard, riders will embark on an exhilarating journey through the breathtaking vastness of Antarctica as they join a penguin research mission unlike any other. Featuring two exhilarating launches and a maze of twists and turns, this unforgettable coaster moves at speeds of up to 43 mph across a 3,020-foot track that traverses both indoors and outside. Yet, what sets this experience apart as truly extraordinary is its unparalleled finale: as the coaster comes to a halt, guests find themselves not in a simulated penguin colony, but in the very heart of SeaWorld Orlando’s own penguin habitat. An experience for the whole family, the ride accommodates rider heights from 42-inches to 77-inches.
Phoenix Rising - Busch Gardens - Tampa - Spring 2024: There’s nothing more exhilarating than a ride on the wings of the phoenix. Experience a fiery blaze of immersive, family-friendly excitement as you soar above the Serengeti Plain and drop into fun-filled twists and turns on the new Phoenix Rising. Inspired by legend, this suspended roller coaster in vibrant Pantopia is packed with surprises and speeds up to 44 miles per hour. But with a height requirement of just 42”, it’s the perfect adventure for families to embark on together! Let your imagination—and your adrenaline—soar as you feel the rush of the wind and thrill of the flight.
Pinstripes - Orlando - February 2024: Born in the Midwest, Pinstripes is a collection of venues that has rapidly grown across the United States, offering a combination of made-from-scratch dining, face-to-face gaming and signature service. The venue features up to 40,000 square feet- from intimate, private dining spaces to flexible ballrooms to comfortable outdoor spaces surrounding a cozy fire pit. The rustic and open design is the perfect setting to customize your event.
SEA LIFE Florida Resort - LEGOLAND Florida Resort - Winter Haven - Fall 2024: Discover the amazing wonders of the underwater world at SEA LIFE Florida Resort, an all-new aquarium opening this Fall 2024 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Here, at this family-friendly aquarium, guests will marvel at a diverse range of marine life, interact with captivating exhibits, and embark on a voyage of oceanic exploration, ending in the ultimate final seascape—The Theme Park Under the Sea!
Tassie's Underwater Twist - Aquatica - Orlando - Spring 2024: Aquatica Orlando is getting ready to welcome guests to an underwater adventure like no other! The park is thrilled to announce its newest addition coming in the Spring of 2024, Tassie's Underwater Twist, an all-new immersive waterslide that will transform the guest ride experience into an awe-inspiring journey through Australia's Shark Bay seagrass meadow. An immersive waterslide experience like no other, Tassie's Underwater Twist will transport guests to the depths of the ocean, where they'll glide through a vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life.
Tiana's Bayou Adventure - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World Resort - Orlando - Late 2024: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, the all-new attraction evolving from the reimagining of Splash Mountain, will open at Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World in late-2024. Guests will join characters from “The Princess and the Frog,” including Princess Tiana, Naveen and jazz-loving alligator Louis, on an adventure through the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome. Guests will travel through the bayou to original music inspired by songs from the film as they are brought into the next chapter of Tiana’s story.
Ale Trail Pass - Fort Lauderdale - 2024: Beer culture is thriving in Greater Fort Lauderdale, particularly the craft beer scene. The new digital Visit Lauderdale Ale Trail Pass allows beer lovers to explore 15 breweries and automatically check-in while receiving offers like Buy-One-Get-One-Free. The pass, exclusive to smartphones, does not require an app download. Those interested simply enter their details on the mobile landing page and receive a ready-to-use pass via SMS. Points earned during your visit can be exchanged for limited edition Visit Lauderdale items.
Bounce Sporting Club - Delray Beach - 2024: Bounce Sporting Club, New York, and Chicago’s leading luxury sports lounge will open its first Florida location in the heart of downtown Delray Beach at Delray Beach Market. This addition will expand on the company’s commitment to providing first-in-market experiences, with unique food offerings, entertainment, and a premiere event space. Bounce Sporting Club Delray is poised to forever change the definition of a “sports bar” with the delivery of an unmatched entertainment experience. The luxury sports lounge will take up residence on the north side of Delray Beach Market located at 33 SE Third Avenue half a block south of Atlantic Avenue.
Florida Keys Eco-Experience Trail - Florida Keys - Winter 2024: The Monroe County Tourist Development Council is launching a Florida Keys Eco-Experience Trail pass in December, featuring nearly 50 free geo-tagged, bookable experiences such as visiting Keys eco-attractions, taking a backcountry kayak tour or exploring the island chain’s wildlife refuges and state parks. Activities promote engagement with the Keys' sustainability initiatives. Trail participants can discover unique nature tours, wildlife centers and refuges, coral restoration opportunities and fishing, diving and snorkeling in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The mobile-exclusive digital Florida Keys Eco-Experience pass features offers, added values and Keys-branded prizes. Visit fla-keys.com/experience.
Marathon Wild Bird Center - Marathon - January 2024: In Marathon, the 63.5-acre Crane Point Museum & Nature Trails is scheduled to unveil its all-new home for the Marathon Wild Bird Center by late January, with educational bird enclosures, a shaded outdoor seating area, and a hospital and rehabilitation facility for treatment of sick and injured rescued wild birds. The facility can shelter more than 40 nonreleasable birds and continues to treat about 750 birds annually. Since 1995 the hospital has rehabilitated more than 25,000 wild birds of different species and released them back into their natural habitat. Crane Point, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located at 5550 Overseas Highway (mile marker 50.5). Visit cranepoint.net or call 305-743-9100 or 305-743-3900.
Marina Village by Bahia Mar - Fort Lauderdale - 2024: Slated to open in 2024, Marina Village by Bahia Mar will be a waterfront food, beverage, and entertainment venue accessible by foot, car, and even boat with dock access. The one-of-a-kind village will be located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale.
Mega Mayhem: Dueling Water Coaster -Rapids Waterpark - Riviera Beach - March 2024: Rapids Waterpark, South Florida's largest water park, announced the new ride coming in 2024 – MEGA MAYHEM, Dueling Water Coaster. The new attraction is designed and manufactured by ProSlide Technology Inc. and is its Dueling PIPELine Blast/Flying SAUCER20 model. Mega Mayhem will be the first dueling water coaster ride in the state of Florida and is one of six installed in the world. Thrill seekers will compete to reach the finishing plunge first while experiencing drop and dive sensations along the way.
The Messi Experience - Miami - April 2024: The Messi Experience is scheduled to debut in April 2024, commencing its global tour in Miami. This captivating attraction will immerse visitors in an exhilarating adventure, allowing them to discover the extraordinary life of Lionel Messi through interactive activities. Guests will have the opportunity to delve into the remarkable journey of Messi's
transformation from childhood to legendary status.
The Protect Center Whale & Dolphin Hospital - Islamorada - 2024: The Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder rescue group is targeting a spring 2024 opening of The Protect Center Whale & Dolphin Hospital as South Florida's only teaching veterinary hospital treating injured whales, bottlenose dolphins and other marine mammals. Located at 82748 Overseas Highway bayside, the new facility is to include a 40-foot-diameter pool for long-term marine mammal rehabilitation, an educational classroom and a 3,000-square-foot marine wildlife conservation–themed museum. Its on-site Sustain Gift Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. An affiliated experiential learning facility, The Connect Center, is located at 31 Corrine Place in Key Largo. Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder has cared for more than 700 injured, sick and stranded marine mammals in the Keys. Visit connecttoprotect.org/hospital or call 305-453-4321.