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New rides and attractions to open at UK and Disney theme parks this year

THRILL seekers and roller coaster lovers will enjoy as a host of new attractions open at theme parks across the UK and Disney in 2022.

We’ve rounded up all the games and attractions scheduled to open this year.

A new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will open in Epcot in the summer

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A new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will open in Epcot in the summer

Disney

Walt Disney World is still celebrating its 50th anniversary, and organizers have set up a variety of events, parades, and displays throughout the year.

Across the parks, a number of new rides and attractions will open to coincide with the celebration.

Epcot

A new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will debut at Epcot this summer and the first at Disney World to feature characters from the Marvel Universe.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is one of the longest covered roller coasters in the world and rotates 360 degrees.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is one of the longest covered roller coasters in the world

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is one of the longest covered roller coasters in the world

A smaller-scale addition is also coming to Epcot. Moana: Journey of Water is the first attraction based on Disney’s hit movie Moana.

The walk through the attraction features interactive fountains and is an eerie exploration of the water cycle and how it sustains the world.

It will open later this year.

Moana: Journey of Water is the first attraction based on Disney's hit movie Moana

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Moana: Journey of Water is the first attraction based on Disney’s hit movie Moana

Magic Kingdom

The new TRON Lightcycle Run roller coaster is scheduled to open in Tomorrowland behind Space Mountain this fall.

It is a replica of the TRON Lightcycle Power Run in Shanghai Disneyland and is a semi-enclosed steel motorcycle roller coaster attraction.

The driver is sitting on a personal light motorcycle, the handlebars are clenched.

The new TRON Lightcycle Run roller coaster is scheduled to open at Tomorrowland in the fall

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The new TRON Lightcycle Run roller coaster is scheduled to open at Tomorrowland in the fall

Universal

Universal Studios in Orlando is unlikely to open any new games in 2022, but rather to refurbish several popular attractions including Revenge of the Mummy.

The ride will be closed until the end of summer, and a new storyline is expected to be created when it reopens.

Work is expected to continue on Universal’s Epic Universe – a brand new theme park that has said will be the most innovative and immersive theme park ever.

It is expected to have an entertainment center, hotel, shops and restaurants.

It is located about 10 minutes from Universal’s existing facilities and is scheduled to open in 2025.

Alton Tower

CBeebies Land at Alton Towers is receiving three new games and adventures this year.

The attractions are themed around the hit TV shows Hey Duggee, Andy’s Adventures and JoJo & Gran Gran.

Hey Duggee Adventure Land will feature a Kids Clubhouse where kids can climb, slide and bounce.

Duggee the dog will also be at the attraction to meet guests, who will also hand out the Big Adventure Badge.

Kids will also be able to visit the Jojo & Gran Gran’s home, and interact with them along the way.

This includes meeting the Great Gran Gran to help her bake banana bread, as well as taking a tour of the garden to learn about the wildlife.

And an Andy’s Adventures attraction will feature a giant digging site to uncover dinosaur bones and footprints.

There will also be a new live show featuring new interactions of sights and sounds from prehistoric times.

The park has yet to give an official opening date but has confirmed it to be in the spring of 2022.

An Andy's Adventure attraction will feature a giant dig site to uncover dinosaur bones and footprints

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Andy’s Adventures attraction will feature a giant dig site to uncover dinosaur bones and footprints

Thorpe . Park

A new roller coaster expected to be the tallest in the UK is coming to Thorpe Park.

The 72m-tall roller coaster won’t be ready for operation this year, but work is expected to begin in late 2022.

The ride will become the tallest in the UK, beating Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s The Big One, which is 65m high and has held the record since it was built in 1994.

Chessington World of Adventures

While no games are set to open in 2022 at Chessington World of Adventures, work will begin this year on three new attractions slated to open in 2023.

A new land – tentatively called Amazon Land – will open at the park next year.

A roller coaster and two children’s rides – all unnamed – are expected to be built.

Roller coasters were initially expected to launch riders backwards, before launching them forward and then back to move backwards.

Paultons Park

Paultons Park is a family-friendly paradise for parents and young children.

Home to Peppa Pig World, the Hampshire theme park is geared towards kids and features over 70 rides and attractions.

New for 2022 is the Farmyard Flyer – a children’s roller coaster that opens in the park’s Tornado Springs enclave.

Children's roller coaster Farmyard Flyer to open in Tornado Springs this year

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Children’s roller coaster Farmyard Flyer to open in Tornado Springs this year

Tornado Springs opened last year and is an Americana-style enclave surrounding a fictional 1950s midwestern town.

Tornado Springs is the fifth land to join Paultons Park since it opened in 1983.

Other lands at the park include Critter Creek, Little Africa, Lost Kingdom and Peppa Pig World, Voted the best theme park in the UK last year.

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Three new attractions coming to CBeebies Land at Alton Towers

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Three new attractions coming to CBeebies Land at Alton Towers
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