New and Upcoming

Visit Orlando's Global Communications Team compiles a "Weekly What's New" list using information provided by partners and destination press releases to keep you up-to-date on Orlando happenings.



Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort now offers the Extra Magic Hours benefit to hotel guests, allowing them to enjoy select attractions at Walt Disney World when the parks open earlier or extend closing.; 407-313-6741 (media); 407-313-6868 (public)

The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando's newly opened Surfari Water Park features two water slides, a lazy river, a FlowRider Double surf simulator and a kids' activity pool. Surfari Water Park is designed as an all-day destination exclusively for hotel guests.; 786-714-6268 (media); 407-545-7500 (public)



Drive Shack, a unique entertainment destination pairing advanced golf games and technology with savory food and drinks, is set to debut its 60,000-square-foot flagship location in Lake Nona's Sports and Performance District this spring. The three-story, indoor/outdoor golf-entertainment complex features 90 hitting bays, a Free Play Game Lounge with classic games, a full-service restaurant and bar, an outdoor lounge and three fully equipped meeting and event rooms.; 972-930-9933 (media); 407-553-8820 (public)

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will add an after-hours, after-dark dance party - Disney H20 Glow Nights. The evening party will include games, character interactions and dancing on the beach. All of the water park's attractions will operate during Glow Nights. The after-hours event will be held Thursdays and Saturdays between June 21 and Aug. 11 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Separate admission will be required.; 407-566-6397 (media); 407-560-4120 (public)



Latitude & Longitude, Orlando World Center Marriott's newest restaurant, features freshly prepared dishes crafted with local produce grown in a hydroponic garden. The new restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.; 407-238-8528 (media and public)



Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will return to Walt Disney World Resort this fall with 75 days of entertainment, events and a veritable cornucopia of wonderful food and tasty beverages. The festival's 23rd year will run from Aug. 30 to Nov. 12.; 407-566-6397 (media); 407-939-5277 (public)



Orlando Sanford International Airport and Allegiant announced scheduled, nonstop service flights from Syracuse Hancock International Airport in New York. Flights from Syracuse to Orlando begin May 30 and will operate Wednesdays and Saturdays.; 407-414-8832 (media); 407-585-4000 (public)

Orlando Sanford International Airport and Via Airlines announce scheduled, nonstop service flights beginning June 11 from Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson, Mississippi. The new flights will operate Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.; 407-414-8832 (media); 407-585-4000 (public) 



Older News


Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort unveiled all-new Future Rock Star Suites that feature a stage with liquid flooring and lights, a starlight canopy over its beds and new Hard Rock memorabilia. Each two-bedroom suite consists of a king room that connects through a "stage door" to a room with two twin beds and roadie case-inspired furniture.; 407-503-9090 (media); (407) 224-4233 (public) accommodations



The StarFlyer has an expected opening date of May 11. The upcoming International Drive attraction will be the centerpiece of the Vue at 360 entertainment center located next to I-Drive 360. When completed, StarFlyer will stand at 450-feet tall, roughly 50 feet taller than the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye.



Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa was awarded the AAA Five Diamond award for the 18th year in a row and the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award for the first time. The restaurant was recognized for its elegant American cuisine, polished ambiance and exceptional service. 
disneyparks.disney.go; 407-566-6397 (media); 407-939-5277 (public)



Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park will replace its à la carte dinner menu with a new prix-fixe, three-course menu this July, giving guests the chance to choose from several options for each course. The menu is $55 for guests ages 10 and older and $35 for diners ages 9 and under. The restaurant's breakfast and lunch menus will remain à la carte for now.
disneyparks.disney.go; 407-566-6397 (media); 407-939-5277 (public)

Disney Springs now offers late-night options to guests from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Late-night dining, hand-crafted cocktails and entertainment will be available at The Boathouse, The Edison, Enzo's Hideaway, Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, Paradiso 37, Morimoto Asia, Raglan Road Orlando and STK.; 407-566-6397 (media); 407-939-6244 (public)

Voodoo Doughnut is set to open at Universal CityWalk this spring. Loved for its sinfully delicious creations, Voodoo Doughnut Orlando will feature signature originals and one-of-a-kind delectables such as the Dirt Doughnut, the Bacon Maple Bar, Grape Ape and Voodoo Doll doughnuts.; 407-363-8220 (media); 407-224-4233 (public)