New in Orlando

ASIS International is excited to bring Global Security Exchange back to Orlando in 2024! Sunny Orlando is always a great destination, but in 2024 the city has welcomed even more interesting and fun dining and entertainment. 

New entertainment and dining near the convention center includes Arcade Monsters, a video game bar and restaurant, and Chuck Lager America’s Tavern, with food prepared by Top Chef alumnus Fabio Viviani and known for its craft bourbons. Pointe Orlando, dubbed a playground for adults with or without kids, will debut three new entertainment spaces: Sports & Social, a place to watch and play games such as Skee-Ball and Foosball; a PBR Cowboy Bar, featuring a mechanical bull and multiple bars; and Live! Plaza, a space for special events, live music, viewing sporting events, festivals and more. 

In downtown Orlando, Natsu Omakase recently opened, featuring an exclusive 10-seat sushi omakase concept with an innovative and seasonal menu. Also new to downtown is Judson’s Live in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This 150-seat, cabaret-style music space hosts 50-minute music performances for guests to enjoy alongside specialty cocktails and a seasonal scratch-kitchen menu of shareable bites. 

Orlando’s famed theme parks will also be welcoming new attractions in 2024. Walt Disney World Resort opened Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana at the end of 2023 in Epcot, and will be welcoming guests to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which is replacing Splash Mountain, this summer. Two new restaurants have also opened in Disney Springs: Summer House on the Lake, a lakeside eatery with California-inspired cuisine, and eet by Maneet Chauhan, the first Indian-inspired restaurant in Disney Springs. 

Universal Studios Florida will debut DreamWorks Land in June 2024, which will feature the opportunity to meet characters from DreamWorks classics like “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda,” and “Trolls.” The new space will also feature the family-friendly Trolls Trollercoaster. 

In 2024, SeaWorld Orlando plans to introduce Penguin Trek, a family launch coaster that will take guests through an Antarctic landscape on snowmobile-inspired cars before ending up in the park’s penguin habitat. 

These exciting new attractions and dining options come in addition to the many entertainment and restaurant options that already make Orlando a vibrant and inviting destination. The only question now is how to fit all these great opportunities in with your GSX experience!