The 15 Coolest Things Coming To Us Cities In 2017

Orlando, Florida

An explosive new waterpark opens, without any of the lines

There’s always new stuff opening at Universal, Orlando’s second city of theme parks, but 2017 brings perhaps the best crop of new offerings aimed at adults since Islands of Adventure opened in 1999.

Universal is opening a new waterpark at Volcano Bay, which promises technology to cut out float-tube shortages and long lines at slides via a TapuTapu wearable, essentially a wristband that lets you virtually wait in line for the top attractions. The park’s centerpiece will be the 200ft Krakatau volcano, a towering tropical peak that’s already visible from I-4. Inside, guests can experience a new aqua-coaster that shoots through waterfalls, caves, and deep jungle… or just float down the lazy river that runs through the bottom.