25+ new Orlando experiences to look forward to in 2022

From a brand new theme park to unique hotel openings and a dozen new dining experiences

ORLANDO, Florida, December 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Orlando, a destination that has grown and evolved over the past year, welcomes 2022 with a plethora of new experiences, ranging from a brand new theme park to a Highly anticipated immersive hotel taking guests into a galaxy “far, far” to chef Michelin’s dining options and acoustically perfect theater.

Peppa Pig Theme Park opens February 24, 2022 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

“Travelers in 2022 are prioritizing vacation plans to reconnect with family and friends through new experiences that create lasting memories, and Orlando is the perfect destination to do so,” said Casandra matej, President and CEO of Visit Orlando. “Orlando is set for an exciting year ahead with openings ranging from a brand new Peppa Pig theme park and acoustically perfect performance hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to the 50th anniversary festivities. from the Walt Disney World Resort. “

Continuous updates on what’s new Orlando can be found at VisitOrlando.com, the official source of information on visitors to the destination.

Orlando’s theme parks continue to expand in 2022, with highly anticipated expansions and a brand new theme park.

Walt Disney World Resort

SeaWorld Orlando Parks & Entertainment

  • Icebreaker, SeaWorld Orlandofirst roller coaster launch, will open in February 2022. The ride includes four launches, both backward and forward, culminating in an inverted launch with a 93-foot-high tip at a 100-degree angle, the steepest vertical drop in Florida.

  • New Diving in the reef water slide at Orlando Aquatic will launch in Spring 2022. Guests will pass a wide array of marine life, Commerson’s dolphins, leopard sharks and a variety of other cold-water fish.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort

  • The first in the world Peppa Pig Theme Park will open February 24, 2022 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. The stand-alone theme park will feature multiple rides, interactive attractions, fun live shows, themed playscapes, and water play areas.

  • Pirate River Quest, a family-friendly scavenger hunt adventure, takes guests on a journey through the uncharted waters of the legendary Cypress Gardens and discover the secrets protecting its canals, as this all-new story unfolds brick by brick.


  • ·Steinmetz room to Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open January 14, 2022 in the heart of downtown Orlando. The installation achieves an N1 sound index – the lowest level at which humans can detect sound.

  • Art² (“art squared”), an urban park featuring a two-story shipping container structure, will arrive in downtown Orlando in the spring of 2022. The park will feature a cafe, art gallery, stage, seating, digital video walls, and a gift shop, plus a synthetic turf yard, concrete patio, picnic tables and hammocks, and two food truck areas.

  • the Orlando Slingshot ™ and Orlando Freefall ™ – two world record attractions – open in december 2021. The Orlando Slingshot ™ is 300 feet tall, making it the tallest slingshot in the world. The two-lap ride propels two cyclists out of an “explosive volcano” directly into the sky, reaching speeds of 100 mph. The Orlando Free Fall ™ at ICON Park is 430 feet tall, making it the tallest free-standing fall tower in the world.

  • Cirque du Soleil – Attracted by life created at Disney Springs in November 2021. The show is a combination of Disney entertainment and impressive performances, including 10 unique acrobatic acts.

  • Gateway: the deep space launch complex will open at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in March 2022. The 50,000-square-foot multi-level attraction will feature a showcase of NASA equipment and commercial spacecraft with immersive displays, as well as space “travel”, unique launch viewing opportunities and more again.


  • Walt disney worldthe immersive Star Wars themed hotel, Star Wars: Galactic Cruiser, will open March 1, 2022. Guests will “board” the Halcyon spacecraft for an all-inclusive experience that immerses them in the immersive world of Star Wars.

  • Tuscan inspiration, 126 rooms ette Hotel Orlando opens in spring 2022 near Disney World. Focused on well-being as an alcohol-free establishment, the hotel offers culinary experiences in partnership with the Michelin-starred chef Akira back, as well as The Spa at ette, with services for everyone, from the modern minimalist to the unruly naturalist.

  • Lake Nona Wave Hotel, opening December 20, is a state-of-the-art hotel with 216 rooms, 16 one-bedroom suites and two penthouse suites. Guests will enjoy three restaurants and bars; state-of-the-art amenities such as automatic voice commands in the room; a focus on holistic wellness, including access to the world’s first Chopra Mind-Body Zone located at the nearby Lake Nona Performance Club; over 400 works of art and a 50,000 square foot sculpture garden.

  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort opened a hotel tower with 14 floors and 349 rooms, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, fall 2021. The property – steps from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot – offers meeting rooms with a rooftop terrace, a restaurant, a full-service fitness center, a 90-foot swimming pool long and more.

Tourist corridor

  • Four flamingos: a kitchen by Richard Blais in Florida open december 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. The restaurant, from the Top Chef All-Stars winner, offers cuisine inspired by tropical flavors and ingredients from Florida, including native fruits, vegetables, seafood and more.

  • Pointe-Orlando will open two new restaurants including Tacos Kavas & Tequila in spring / summer 2022 and JoJo’s shake bar in autumn / winter 2022. Kavas offers a menu paying homage to from Mexico rich culinary history, with savory comfort food, fresh table experiences and recipes handcrafted from the freshest ingredients.

  • Sloppy Joes, the legendary Key West Lounge, opened at ICON Park on December 6, featuring live music and island-inspired dishes and libations.

Local neighborhoods

  • New York Beer Project, built to look like a 1900s beer garden in that of New York Lower East Side, will open March 2022 in Winter Garden – a few minutes drive from Disney World. The brasserie will include a gastronomic pub, beer garden, tap room, brasserie, sidewalk bistro and three New York City thematic event spaces.

  • AVA Mediterranean Aegean, a new Mediterranean restaurant and executive chef’s lounge Hung huynh, winner of Season 3 of Top Chef, is slated to open in early 2022 on Park Avenue in Winter park.

  • PIANO Café-Boutique, a restaurant offering European cuisine and piano performances every night, comes to Winter park Place Hannibal in 2022.

  • The BANDBOX – Orlando, central florida first non-alcoholic cocktail lounge and bar and collectibles / vintage shop, will open in spring 2022 at Ivanhoe Village in Downtown Orlando.

  • The room on the courtyard, located in downtown Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village, is a new full-service dining hall featuring nine diverse culinary offerings, five organized event spaces and three premium cocktail bars in an eclectic environment.

  • Founder of the Restaurant 4 Rivières Group, John rivers, will open the first phase of 4Roots Farm Campus by the end of 2022. When completed, the 18-acre urban farm, located in the Packing District, will feature classrooms, a community green space, a farm-to-table restaurant and over 49,000 feet greenhouses and a diverse range of growing systems focused on innovation, sustainability and education.

  • The dairy, located in the Milk District in downtown Orlando, opened in late 2021. The unique food court is home to some of Central Florida’s most notable food and drink brands, such as Bagel Bruno, Foxtail Coffee Co. and Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream.


  • The largest construction project in airport history is underway at Orlando Intl Airport, The South Terminal Complex. The first phase of $ 3.82 billion, the multi-year project is expected to be substantially completed in the first quarter of 2022. The project will add 15 doors and include features such as interactive digital media, an advanced radio-frequency baggage system, numerous shops, restaurants, lounges and the terminal intermodal (ITF), which is designed to accommodate up to three train systems, including the Brightline train with service to Miami.

About Visit Orlando
Visit Orlando is the Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in United States and the theme park capital of the world®. Visit Orlando connects consumers with every segment of central florida travel community, whether for a vacation or a reunion. Home to seven of the world’s best theme parks, along with refreshing water parks, outdoor thrill rides, activities to connect with nature, and a vibrant dining and entertainment scene, Orlando welcomes travelers of all ages. . With 450 hotels, visitors can choose from multi-hectare resorts and themed boutique hotels. Orlando’s trusted theme parks, attractions, hotels, and businesses have developed comprehensive security measures and have worked closely with medical experts to create safe travel experiences. Find more information on VisitOrlando.com.


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