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13. Emperor

Image: SeaWorld

Park: SeaWorld  San Diego 

Original Opening Date:  Summer 2020

Status:  Will open in 2021

The Emperor roller coaster at SeaWorld San Diego, is another completed ride that was in testing as of March, but has been delayed to 2021. This new attraction reaches speeds of 60 miles per hour, and when it opens it will be the tallest and fastest floorless dive coaster in the state of California! 

14. Harmonious 

Image: Disney

Park: Epcot

Original Opening Date:  Spring 2020

Status:  TBA

Late last year it was confirmed for the first time that Harmonious would be making its debut at Epcot sometime in spring 2020, with work progressing quickly around Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon on infrastructure for this show. And though Disney never made a formal announcement about an official opening date, it will of course miss its original spring opening target.

Unfortunately, a 2020 debut is VERY unlikely for Harmonious as Disney has cancelled all nighttime fireworks shows for the foreseeable future, which leaves this show's future in limbo. However, it looks like this project has not been cancelled outright as construction has restarted as of July 2020, and overnight pyrotechnic testing has commenced as of September 2020. Disney has yet to provide any official updates regarding this project, but we'd guess that Disney will be debuting this show as soon as management gives the go-ahead since work behind the scenes is all but complete. 

15. Remy's Ratatouille Adventure

Image: Disney

Park: Epcot

Original Opening Date:  Summer 2020

Status: Delayed until 2021

Though Remy's Ratatouille Adventure was originally scheduled open in an expanded France pavilion in Summer 2020 work in the area ground to a halt after March, and has only recently ramped back up again. Disney has not released an official new opening for this ride, but reports indicate that this attraction may be targeting mid 2021 for this attraction's grand opening, perhaps as a prelude to the resort's 50th anniversary in October. 

16. LEGOLAND New York 

Image: Merlin

Park: LEGOLAND New York

Original Opening Date:  July 4, 2020

Status: Delayed until spring 2021

Though we've seen delays announced for rides, restaurants, and full lands, LEGOLAND New York resort, which includes a whole theme park and hotel, delayed its grand opening a full year, and will now welcome its first guests in the spring of 2021. When open, this park will have over 50 rides, shows & attractions, including the Lego Factory Adventure, a one-of-a-kind trackless ride that shrinks guests down to the size of a minifigure! 

17. Tron Lightcycle Power Run

Image: Disney

Park: Magic Kingdom

Original Opening Date:  2021

Status: Possibly delayed (?) 

Though construction on Tron Lightcycle/ Run has been accelerating recently in anticipation of a fall 2021 debut in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary, a recent rumor posted on the WDWMagic forums seems to indicate that all of this progress is about to grind to a halt. 

Right now it looks like the current plan is for construction to continue through the end of the year, with workers focusing on building the exterior canopies of the attraction and then shut down for the better part of 2021, picking work back up in October 2021. With this latest rumored delay, the opening of this new attraction would be pushed to 2022, which was the original rumored opening date for the post-COVID shutdown strategy before work began ramping up again. 

As you might expect, budget cuts are one of the leading culprits behind this latest development, as Disney is looking to cut costs everywhere they can as travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic remains depressed. In addition, physical spacing for workers has reduced the numbers of people on site, which has also led to slowdowns in construction.

18. Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge

Image: Disney

Park: N/a

Original Opening Date:  2022

Status: Cancelled

Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge resort was announced as a deluxe-level property that was to be themed around Walt Disney's love of the natural world. When completed, this new hotel would include more than 900 rooms as well as Disney Vacation Club villas spread across a variety of unique accommodation types. 

However, it looks like this entire project has been scrapped, as construction contracts have not been renewed, and  equipment has been removed from the site. As of September 2020, all mention of this project was also deleted from the Walt Disney World website, further cementing this project's fate. 

19. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Image: Disney

Park: Epcot

Original Opening Date:  2021

Status: Delayed until 2022 

Like Tron Lightcycle Power Run, Epcot's Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired attraction is very far along in development, with construction on this first-of-its kind roller coaster entering its final phases in preparation for its originally expected debut next year. However, according to Theme Park Insider this project has also been delayed until 2022 as well. However, it looks like as of July 2020, construction on this project has officially restarted, which is a good sign. 

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Sad time for theme parks. Who would of thought that almost entire USA theme parks would be shut down. Most parks can probably survive but the towns that they are in will hurt more. But I just hope at least Disneyland could take the closure time to get some major park work done. True they are not making money but they will defiantly make it once they reopen.

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