7. Ample Hills Creamery  

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Image: Dakota Gardner

Park: Disney Springs

Original Opening Date:  Fall 2020

Status: Cancelled 

Despite operating a popular location at Disney's BoardWalk Resort for the last 5 years, it has been announced that the Ample Hills Creamery will not reopen, and the Disney Springs location, which was in the early construction phases before the COVID-19 shutdown will not be moving forward. No reason was given for the abrupt removal of Ample Hills from Disney Property, but we'd guess the company is short on cash following its bankruptcy filing earlier this year and it could not reach an agreement to work with Disney.

8. Beatrix

Image: Beatrix

Park: Disney Springs

Original Opening Date:  Fall 2020

Status: "On hold"

Beatrix, a new restaurant that was previously under construction at Disney Springs and was set to feature healthy foods including vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options along with fresh-squeezed juice cocktails has halted construction on their new location. As of right now the entire project is "on hold" according to an official statement by the company with "a restart date yet [to be] determined”. It is unknown if this project is simply delayed or will eventually be cancelled. 

9. Space 220

Image: Disney

Park: Epcot

Original Opening Date:  Spring 2020

Status: Delayed

Space 220, an ambitious new dining concept that will be part of the Mission: Space pavilion, was originally slated to open earlier this year, but an issue with broken glass delayed its opening to Spring 2020. And unfortunately when Walt Disney World closed down back in March, this project missed its pushed back opening date.

And though there haven't been any updates about potential opening dates for this restaurant, Disney has shared the construction photo above, indicating that work still seems to be going on inside this project. 

10. Ice Breaker

Image: SeaWorld

Park: SeaWorld Orlando

Original Opening Date:  Spring 2020

Status: Delayed until 2021

SeaWorld has been betting big on their new Ice Breaker roller coaster attraction which was supposed to open this spring, and will blast guests through four different launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch into the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida — a 93-foot tall spike with 100-degree angle. 

And though this new record-breaking roller coaster has been fully built and its trains placed on the track, SeaWorld's recent financial woes may keep it from testing for awhile. During a recent earnings call, SeaWorld confirmed this attraction's opening will be delayed until next year, when the park can return to full operation, so we'd guess that this new ride will be open by next summer. While we're waiting for an official release date, you can check out an official POV of this new attraction here

11. Iron Gwazi

Image: Busch Gardens

Park: Busch Gardens Tampa

Original Opening Date:  Spring 2020

Status: Delayed until Spring 2021

Though Ice Breaker over at SeaWorld Orlando hasn't been able to test at all, over at Busch Gardens Iron Gwazi was actually testing right up until the park closure last spring. And now it has been confirmed that this attraction will be opening in spring 2021! This gator-inspired attraction will be the world's fastest and steepest hybrid wooden/steel roller coaster, plunging riders from a 206 foot-tall peak into a 91-degree drop all while reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. Riders on Iron Gwazi will experience a dozen airtime moments, including three inversions. And though we can't ride this attraction just yet, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has released an official POV video for this attraction, which you can check out here

12. Pantheon 

Image: Busch Gardens

Park: Busch Gardens Williamsburg 

Original Opening Date:  Summer 2020

Status:  Will open in 2021


Pantheon, the new record-breaking roller coaster coming soon to Busch Gardens Williamsburg has officially been delayed until 2021. This new ride was announced several years ago and will reach speeds up to 72.5 mph with a 95-degree drop and heights up to 180 feet with four launches and a “switch track” similar to that used by Universal Orlando Resort's Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure attraction. No official opening target has been released yet beyond 2021, but considering the seasonal nature of this park it seems safe to assume this ride will be open by summer. 


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