We’re all about staying ahead of the curve so making it to the coolest attraction openings in 2020 is right up our street. Thanks to dealchecker, the UK’s trusted price comparison website, here are seven unmissable attractions opening up around the world this year.
Avengers Campus, Disney California Adventure & Disneyland Paris
Aspiring superheroes will don their capes and fly off to one of the new Marvel-themed Avengers Campuses that are opening in Disneyland Paris and Disney California Adventure in summer 2020. In California, visitors will find a Spider-Man attraction, following the hero’s recent comeback and a dining experience based on Ant-Man, while in Paris, guests can sleep in a Marvel-themed hotel. California will also launch Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance on 17th January 2020.
Game of Thrones Studio Tour, Northern Ireland
Those still lamenting the end of Game of Thrones can get their Westeros fix at Linen Mills Studios in Northern Ireland, which is due to open for tours in the spring. The hotly-anticipated 110,000 square foot space will display a variety of sets, costumes, artwork and props from the GoT universe. The studios are also handily located just a short drive away from some of the famous filming locations used in the series, including Tollymore Forest Park (pictured below).
Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza
First announced in 1992, the Grand Egyptian Museum is finally on the cusp of its grand opening in 2020. The 490,000 square metre institution will be the world’s largest archaeological museum and home to the 5,400 artefacts found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, as well as thousands of other invaluable pieces. There will also be 28 shops, 10 restaurants, and a cinema on the premises. The section devoted to Tutankhammun spans 14,000 square metres alone, so visitors will be able to spend at least a full day immersed in the fascinating lives of the Egyptian Pharaohs.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles
The long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is expected to open in early 2020 and promises to be a beacon for film buffs all over the globe. The museum will cover the history of film from the 19th century until the present day, and will exhibit precious items – including the iconic ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz and an annotated working script for To Kill A Mockingbird.
The Hamburg Beatles Experience, Hamburg
Though Liverpool may be the city most associated with The Beatles, this Spring droves of music fans will flock to Hamburg, when the city celebrates its part in the making of the world’s most famous band. It will mark six decades since an early Beatles line-up first played the (still open) Indra Club for the first time. They went on to play nearly 300 concerts in cult venues across the city and lived there from 1960 until 1962. Over the last weekend of March, Hamburg will buzz with concerts, talks, and tours.
The Museum of Underwater Art, Great Barrier Reef
In 2020, one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, The Great Barrier Reef, will open an underwater sculpture garden that will encourage coral and marine life regeneration. British artist, Jason deCaires Taylor – who has previously submerged statues off the coasts of Lanzarote, Grenada, Cancún and the Bahamas – has designed a colour changing figure that warns of rising water temperatures and a sunken greenhouse that will be planted with coral fragments to help build a new ecosystem.
The Johnnie Walker Experience, Edinburgh
A new multi-sensory attraction has landed in the heart of Edinburgh. The Johnnie Walker Experience will open on Princes Street and tells the story of the Scotch Whisky’s 200-year history. The modern museum is rumoured to include a theatre and a rooftop bar, so visitors can take-in the city skyline, while sipping a warming glass of firewater. The opening also includes the revamp of 14 distilleries around Scotland, so why not add in a staycation tour around some of the country’s most picturesque and less-travelled paths?