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Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

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Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

Hi people.

Anyone have a run down of new attractions, upgrades, restaurants and general things to do in the Orlando area that came in after 2008 or those that are due by this time next year? i am aware of 2 coasters, 1 at Seaworld and 1 at Universal which I have not yet sampled but I'm in the dark about everything else.

last visited Sept 08 and are finally on the book to come back in late September 13 :):)

Only depressing fact is the year to wait!!

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1. Re: Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

we first went in 2008, from memory you are looking at

Manta and Turtle Trek at Seaworld

Harry Potter at IOA and updated Spiderman

Rip Ride Rocket and Despicable Me at US

Updated Star Tours at Hollywood studios

Cheetah Hunt and Iceploration (Sesame Street area?) at Busch Gardens

Quite a few restaurants on i drive have changed, some have closed down and there are a few new ones

Also Dave and Busters was not there in 2008

Still a great place for a holiday

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2. Re: Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

Buy and read the Unofficial Guide to WDW for 2013. Then you will notice the new attractions from it. I just got mine via Amazon.com.

UG is a great tour guide planner for WDW as well as Universal and Sea World.

Sorry, but I threw my UG 2009 book away (really) because it was worn out. It is now covered in coffee grounds and other garbagy stuff. I have the 2011 but plan on keeping it a couple of years.

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3. Re: Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

Not sure if you are going with kids but the new Fantasy land will be open then in Magic Kingdom (Apart from the new Seven Dwarfs mine train which is 2014) so if you are going with little ones then that will be a must, also Aquatica but I cant vouch for what that is like as I have not visitied it myself - Tomsdadhalifax has covered most of the other biggies in the above post like the Wizzarding World of Harry Potter and the Rip Ride Rocket coaster.

Have a great time when you do get there again in September 2013. I have to wait until March 2013 and that seems soooo far away - we have not been back in 6 years either so we are also like you looking forward to the new attractions!

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4. Re: Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

the Simpsons ride repalced back to the future

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5. Re: Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

The Spiderman ride at IOA has changed a lot - was good last time but we thought it was fab this time (glad I'd taken my anti-nausea earlier though!)

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6. Re: Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

Sadly Jaws has gone!

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7. Re: Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

I'm unsure when but I believe Animal Kingdom is adding a new Avatar-themed area.

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8. Re: Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure at Universal

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9. Re: Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

The new test track ride should be open by then in Epcot.

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10. Re: Whats changed since 2008 and whats to come in late 2013?

Further to my previous post, the Avatar land begins construction in 2013 and is expected to take 3-5 years (according to Wikipedia).