Every New Major Theme Park Attraction You Need to Experience in 2018

Flying Saucers - Toy Story Land

From coast to coast, there is a bounty of shiny new roller coasters, water slides, and family attractions to discover and enjoy this year. It’s a theme park bonanza for exciting new thrills and lots of family fun in 2018.

Now is the time to scroll through TicketsatWork.com for amazing ticket specials for all the best theme parks. We’ve rounded up quite a fabulous list of all the top attractions – many already have opened, while others will be ready for action this summer!

These are the thrill rides and attractions you will want to add to your theme park to-do list in 2018:

Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort
Toy Story Land, the highly-anticipated toy-filled land inspired by the Toy Story films, will open its doors at Disney’s Hollywood Studios June 30, 2018.

Built across eleven acres, Toy Story Land will include two all-new attractions and one expanded favorite. Guests will whoosh along on a family-friendly roller coaster, take a spin with flying saucers in toy spaceships and score high on the midway.

Buy any 4 Day Park Hopper® or Park Hopper® Plus Ticket, and Get the 5th Day FREE

Electric Eel at SeaWorld San Diego
The tallest, fastest roller coaster in San Diego is a multi-launch coaster with high-energy twists, electrifying loops and inversions. Featuring multiple-launch experiences, Electric Eel will propel you forward and backward as you speed through the ride’s station house accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour in seconds. Then prepare yourself as you rocket skyward nearly 150 feet, where you’ll brave an inverted “heartline” roll and a twisting loop for an exciting feeling of airtime as you reach the peak of the coaster before breathlessly returning to the station.

Save over 25% on tickets

Hang Time at Knott’s Berry Farm
HangTime, the first and only dive coaster in California, opens May 18, 2018. The latest addition at Knott’s Berry Farm will tower 150 feet over the Boardwalk area showcasing a beyond vertical drop, gravity-defying inversions, and mid-air suspensions. HangTime will be only the second rollercoaster in the Western Hemisphere to feature a negative-g stall loop, which gives riders the sensation of floating.

Save up to 50% on admission

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire at Downtown Disney
Into VR entertainment? Look no further than this hyper reality attraction at the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort.  Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire delivers an immersive VR experience that places visitors inside the Star Wars universe. Be transported with family and friends to a galaxy far, far away on a multi-sensory, untethered hyper-reality adventure.

Save over 10% for the Disneyland Resort 1-Day 1-Park special

Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point
The Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park presents yet another world-class thrill ride. Steel Vengeance becomes the park’s 18th coaster, and this one already holds the record for the fastest, tallest and longest wood/steel hybrid.  At 205-feet tall with a 90-degree drop, Steel Vengeance delivers close to 30 seconds of airtime, setting another new record: the most airtime on any roller coaster in the world. Prepare yourself for a wild wild ride!

Save up to 40% on tickets

Fast & Furious — Supercharged at Universal Studios Florida
Start your engines! The new Fast & Furious — Supercharged ride is officially open at Universal Studios Florida. The attraction, based on the popular Fast & Furious film series, puts you in the middle of a high-speed car chase through the streets of Los Angeles. In this immersive new ride, prepare to join up with the Fast & Furious family for a full-throttle, high-octane experience where you’ll be immersed in heart-pounding action alongside Dom, Letty, Hobbs and the rest of the crew.

Buy 3 Days, Get 2 Days FREE

World’s Largest Loop Coaster at Six Flags Great America
Located outside Chicago, Illinois, Six Flags Great America has debuted a new loop coaster sure to delight any thrill junkie. This world-record breaking attraction will take riders forward and backward on a gigantic loop before suspending them completely upside down for plenty of wicked hang-time. Thrill seekers will go through a whirlwind series of 360° revolutions suspended upside down for the most insane, inverted hang-time of any coaster in the park before reeling down in the opposite direction.

Limited Time Only – Save Over 35%

LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure at Legoland California
Opening July 2018, Legoland California’s new submarine ride will put guests into a submarine for a 4-minute journey through a large 300,000-gallon aquarium filled with undersea life such as sharks, stingrays and more. During the ride, guests will look out portholes to see the fish, scuba divers, and other underwater life, plus view interactive consoles where riders can identify treasure hidden in the aquarium.

Save up to 45% – Must Visit By July 1st

Ray Rush at Aquatica Orlando

Ray Rush at Aquatica Orlando
A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. Triple your fun with the three-in-one thrills of Ray Rush. Ray Rush is the fully-loaded water adventure with three ways to slide, splash and soar like never before. First, water jets launch your raft from zero to awesome in just seconds. Your adventure takes a twisting turn as you spin inside a colossal water sphere.

Save over 25% on Single Day Admission

Raja at Noah’s Ark Waterpark
In Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, get set for a thrilling summer of fun. ‘The World’s Largest King Cobra’ combines an innovative and unique design to create one of the most thrilling water slide experiences in the world. Riders will race side-by-side on tubes from six stories up, along more than 335 feet of twists and turns at speeds up to 32mph, with a finale that includes a sudden 37-foot plunge into the mouth of a massive king cobra.

Save over 35%

Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Opening June 30 at Walt Disney World, this addition to Disney’s roller coaster lineup will bring a family-favorite film to life. Part of Disney’s forthcoming 11-acre Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash is a family-friendly coaster that twists around curves, hills and drops.

Florida Residents – Buy now and save

Infinity Falls at SeaWorld Orlando
Climb aboard your raft for a journey of discovery down this lost jungle river. Wind your way around soaking fountains and waterfalls as you pass the remains of an ancient civilization. Hang on as the roaring world class rapids send you flying through chutes before you plunge down the tallest drop of its kind into churning whitewater.

Save 30% on a SeaWorld Orlando Single Day Ticket

Twisted Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia
Combining the traditional wood structure with a steel track, Twisted Cyclone will send guests upside down through three wicked inversions. This is shaping up to be a wild ride: Experience an insanely steep 75-degree initial drop from nearly 10 stories in the air right into a jaw-dropping reverse cobra roll perpendicular to the ground.

Limited Time Only – Save up to 45%

Battle for Eire at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
The Virginia theme park invites you to a 360-degree virtual reality adventure. The Otherworld needs a warrior. Team up with the last fairy guardian, Addie, and set out to rescue the sacred Heart of Eire. Hang on tight as you soar above the lush landscapes and mystifying powers of the Otherworld. Prepare to battle the dark forces on this motion simulator, virtual reality ride.

Save over 35%

DreamWorks Theatre featuring KungFu Panda at Universal Studios Hollywood
Are you ready to join Master Po on a thrilling journey? On June 15, get ready for another level of awesomeness at the all-new DreamWorks Theatre Featuring Kung Fu Panda. Discover the brand-new multi-sensory attraction using state-of-the-art visual effects and cutting-edge technology to engulf you in a world of adventure.

Save up to 25% On General Admission & Season Pass Tickets

Incredicoaster at Disney California Adventure
Buckle up for an exhilarating ride into the world of The Incredibles—this newly re-imagined attraction opens June 23, 2018. It’s part of a revamp of the entire Paradise Pier area, which is being turned into the new Pixar Pier, dedicated to famous characters in Disney Pixar movies. This is going to be so much fun! The Incredicoaster’s renovation will include engineering reboots of the existing launch system and 360-degree loop, but the coaster structure itself will basically remain the same along its one mile of track.

Save over 10% on tickets

By: Jeff Hyatt

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