Top New Attractions of 2023
From riding the world’s steepest log flume to conquering an obstacle course in an authentic military tank, check out our list of thrilling, new experiences in 2023 for your next getaway.
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San Antonio, TX
Catapult Falls at SeaWorld San Antonio
Opening this summer, Catapult Falls will feature North America’s only vertical-lift flume coaster that carries riders high above the theme park in preparation for a speedy plunge. The brand-new coaster will feature the world’s steepest drop in a flume ride.
Choose from 10 San Antonio Area Hotels
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Kansas City, MO
Zambezi Zinger at Worlds of Fun
The new Zambezi Zinger roller coaster transports guests on a thrilling journey above its galvanized steel and wood hybrid frame. Riders will experience breathtaking moments of airtime, banked turns, and quick transitions for fast-paced adventure!
Choose from three Kansas City Area Hotels
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Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive a real military tank. Take control of an FV433 and conquer a half-mile course full of obstacles, turns, and hills with lots of surprises along the way. Crush cars as you maneuver through a scrap-car obstacle course.
Choose from two Orlando Area Hotels
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Aeronautica Landing at Carowinds
Opening this month, Aeronautica Landing will include five new aviation-themed attractions including Gear Spin, a ginormous propulsion engine-- normally used to propel an aircraft-- outfitted with seats for a thrilling ride.
Choose from three Charlotte Area Hotels
Tutankhamun, His Tomb and His Treasures at COSI, Center of Science and Industry
Experience the burial chambers and treasures of King Tut exactly as they were discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. King Tut ascended to the throne in 1332 BC and over 1,000 items are on display. See the wonders of ancient Egypt and experience the magic of discovery.
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Kid Flash Cosmic Coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia
Coming this summer, the twin tracks on this coaster will cross over and under each other a dozen times during the ride cycle. Aurora LED lighting will transform the roller coaster tracks into a kaleidoscope of lights and colors, creating a multi-sensory ride experience.
Choose from three Atlanta Area Drury Hotels
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Rediscover Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments at Musical Instrument Museum
View the world’s most unique musical instruments, including ancient flutes and the first Ukulele to priceless instruments owned and played by musical icons such as Prince, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix. Celebrate the power of music across 6,000 years of history.
Choose from four Phoenix Area Hotels
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St. Louis, MO
Sea Dragon at City Museum
The Sea Dragon, a gondola-type ship weighing 6,000 pounds with a dragon head at each end, arrived at City Museum for a new life after a 25-year run at Santa Monica Pier.