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Finally, 2020 is over, and with that comes a year of new --and hopefully better-- fortune. Despite everything that happened over the past 365 days, there are plenty of new things coming to Florida in 2021 that you can look forward to. Of course, this is by no means a complete list, but it's a start!
New theme park attractions
Florida's first snow park --yes I said snow-- Snowcat Ridge just opened ahead of 2021.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Walt Disney World will be ringing in the new year with new attractions. Epcot will see the highly-anticipated arrival of their Remyâs Ratatouille Adventure ride, that was delayed since the summer of 2020. Additionally, the new resort feature, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, will be making its debut.
Universal unveiled their Jurassic plans for their new dino-themed ride, VelociCoaster. According to their website, "it is coming Summer 2021 to Universalâs Islands of Adventure."
Busch Gardens is also finishing up another coaster, Iron Gwazi Hybrid Coaster. It's going to be "America's tallest, the world's fastest, and steepest hybrid roller coaster" --their words, not mine.
Last but not least, in the spring Seaworld will finally be launching their Ice Breaker coaster, which has been delayed since 2020.
The beloved, gourmet sandwich spot, Burger Culture is opening a new location in Sarasota this spring.
A new cafe centered around everything boba, Nom Nom Boba Tea, just opened in Jacksonville.
Westgate River Ranch just launched their super unique Luxury Glamping Tents and Luxe Conestoga Wagons camping experience that will transport you back to the wild, wild west right in the heart of Florida.
This spring you can be wasting away again in the new Margaritaville Beach Hotel on Jax Beach.
The Escape Hotel will be transformed into the new Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences Fort Lauderdale as early as January, 2021.
Weeki Wachee's headspring and waterpark are still undergoing updates, and the waterslide will be taken out completely for safety reasons.