Fun Fact: Tourist experts estimate it would take a minimum of 67 days to visit all the museums, attractions and theme parks in the Orlando area!
We are not going to try to list them all, but will tell you that Orlando offers no shortage of things to do. Take advantage of experiences that are uniquely Orlando, like flying through a swamp on an airboat or getting up close with wildlife at Gatorland. Sports lovers can cheer on the Magic NBA basketball team at the Amway Center or take a ride on one of multiple zip-lines in the area. And the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down: check out a show at Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group or one of Orlando's many dinner theaters for an entertaining nightcap.
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney's Magic Kingdom Park: Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at Magic Kingdom park, the centerpiece of Walt Disney World Resort. From Cinderella's castle to the multitude of characters all around the park, this place is where storybook fantasies come to life. The Magic Kingdom®'s nearly 40 attractions, ranging from the mild to the wild, are separated out among six themed lands; Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland,Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A.
Epcot at Walt Disney World: Explore exciting attractions, enchanting international pavilions, award-winning fireworks and seasonal special events. Celebrating the human spirit, Epcot has 2 distinct realms: Future World, which features technological innovations, and World Showcase, which shares with Guests the culture and cuisine of 11 countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park: The place to enEncounter exotic animals and exciting adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, one of the largest animal theme parks in the world. Home to more than 1,700 animals across 250 species. Explore 6 enthralling lands: Oasis, Discovery Island, Africa, Rafiki's Planet Watch, Asia and DinoLand, U.S.A. areas.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Step into the action with attractions based on blockbuster movies and top TV shows, and delight in exciting entertainment that puts you center stage. With the vibrancy of a bustling movie set, this park features 8 sections: Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Streets of America, Commissary Lane, Pixar Place, Mickey Avenue and Animation Courtyard areas.
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando® Resort is more than a theme park. It's an entire universe of action and thrills featuring TWO spectacular theme parks unlike anything else in Orlando. Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios®, the world's premier movie and TV based theme park.
Universal's Islands of Adventure Theme Park: Around every bend is another epic adventure. Around every corner awaits another once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Take an unforgettable journey through the uniquely themed islands of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, where the world's most cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions bring your favorite stories, myths, cartoons, comic book heroes and children's tales to life.
This lush, tropical park pays homage and is themed around the many animals that make their home in water. While SeaWorld has its share of thrill rides, including one of the best coasters in all of Florida with Manta, it is better known for its shows and exhibits, which feature animals of all types. Overall, SeaWorld Orlando® offers plenty of entertainment for the whole family, from the very youngest to the young at heart.
Discovery Cove is a unique reservations-only, all-inclusive park. The park restricts attendance to about 1,300 guests per day and so is able to provide a more intimate, resort-like experience unlike any park in the world today. Guests are able to participate in the park’s signature 30-minute Dolphin Interaction, snorkel with tropical fish and rays, wade beside marmosets and otters, hand-feed parrots, toucans, and other exotic birds.
The Holy Land Experience
The Holy Land Experience brings together the sights and sounds of the world of the Bible in a unique and interactive way unlike anywhere else. It is a living, biblical museum that takes you 7000 miles away and 2000 years back in time to the land of the Bible. Its combination of sights, sounds, and tastes will stimulate your senses and blend together to create a spectacular new experience. But above all, beyond the fun and excitement, we hope that you will see God and His Word exalted and that you will be encouraged in your search for enduring truth and the ultimate meaning of life.
Orlando Water Parks
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon: Escape to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park for a storm of fun in the sun! Snorkel with sharks, stingrays and tropical fish in the coral reef. Plunge down rushing rapids, sunbathe on the sandy beach and glide down the lazy river on a relaxing raft ride.
Disney's Blizzard Beach: Discover frosty fun for the whole family at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, a one-time ski resort that has melted into a watery wonderland. Zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world’s tallest and fastest waterslides. Float down the tranquil river and sunbathe on the white-sand beach.
Aquatica - Seaworld’s Water Park... Sea World
SeaWorld Orlando's Aquatica is a one-of-a-kind water park along International Drive in Orlando. The 59-acre Aquatica water park combines the best of both SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove with up-close animal encounters, thrilling water rides and 80,000 square feet of white-sand beaches.
Wet' N Wild – Orlando: Just minutes away from Universal Orlando, Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando gives you more themed, multi-person thrill rides than any other waterpark around. Signature hits like Disco H20™, Brain Wash™, The Flyer and more. Slide through four lanes of high-speed, head-to-head competition on the all new Aqua Drag Racer™, the tallest and fastest ride of its kind in Florida.
Orlando Watersports Complex: OWC has established itself as the best place to learn how to wakeboard. OWC is set up with two full size cable systems, a two-tower system and a boat lake. The two-tower system is great for teaching new riders the basics while our beginner full size cable provides them the tools to create a solid wakeboarding foundation.
There is the advanced cable, which offers experienced riders many different style ramps and sliders Riders have many options to choose from depending on their level of experience. For the first timer though, there is no better package than the "Get Up Guarantee."
Downtown Disney Area
La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil: Enter the attic of make-believe, where the mundane meets the marvelous and dreams and nightmares intertwine. An unforgettable journey into a world at once threatening and exhilarating, frightening and familiar, ‘La Nouba’ challenges you to uncover passions you thought you had lost, to frolic in your childhood dreams and to enter a place where the extraordinary overcomes the ordinary.
DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park: Located at Downtown Disney West Side, this 5-story, 100,000 sq. ft. attraction houses an array of virtual reality games, fantasy adventure games and classic arcade games.
After more than 50 years, Gatorland remains one of Central Florida's most popular theme parks, offering an action-packed day filled with alligators, man-eating crocodiles, colorful birds and slithery reptiles. A 2,000-foot boardwalk winds through a natural cypress swamp allowing an up close look at a wildlife preserve, breeding marshes, alligator nurseries and rearing ponds. A three-story observation tower provides a "bird's eye view" of Gatorland's 110-acre marshland.
For a heart-pounding thrill, embark on the Screamin' Gator zipline, a journey along 1200 feet of high-flying adventure, at heights of 56 feet and nearly 30 miles per hour! You'll soar above Cuban and Nile crocodiles and across the breeding marsh before racing to the finish!
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the visitor center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It features exhibits and displays, historic spacecraft and memorabilia, shows, two IMAX theaters, a range of bus tours of the spaceport, and the Shuttle Launch Experience, a simulated ride into space. It also encompasses the separate Apollo/Saturn V Center and United States Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Tampa Bay Area
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa is a 335-acre 19th century African-themed animal theme park located in the city of Tampa, Florida. It opened on March 31, 1959 as an admission-free hospitality facility for Tampa Anheuser-Busch; in addition to various beer tastings they had, a bird garden and the Stairway to the Stars which was an escalator that took guests to the roof of the brewery.