1. Walt Disney World
The park was opened in 1971 and has been making childhood fantasies come true ever since. At over 25,000 acres, the massive property features four world-renowned theme parks, twenty-four on-site resorts, two water parks, four mini-golf courses in two locations, an interactive/video game park, a shopping and nighttime entertainment area and miles of golf courses and outdoor recreation. It is the largest and the most visited Theme Park in the World. It is impossible to see and enjoy all the activities and entertainment in the Walt Disney World.Seven day tickets from £198.
West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando,
2. Universal Studios
Discover a world beyond Disney at Universal Studios. Universal has six themed areas, made up of a Hollywood back-lot area where guests enjoy interactive 3-D movies and film-related displays and a lagoon encircled by awesome thrill rides. While grown-ups scream on action rides like Twister ... Ride It Out, Terminator 2 3-D: Battle Across Time and Men in Black: Alien Attack, toddlers can spend A Day in the Park with Barney. Avoid long waits at major attractions with the Universal Express and Express PLUS passes. It takes at least two days to fully appreciate all the delights on offer at the Universal Orlando entertainment complex, visitors are invited to go behind the scenes and become involved in the movie action, while Islands of Adventure offers thrilling rides, shows and attractions from five different islands.For best admission tickets check Universal website.
6000 Universal Blvd. Orlando,
3. Sea World Adventure Park
SeaWorld Orlando is the most popular marine theme park in the world, opened in 1978. It reamains the world´s largest marine adventure park. There are wonderful gardens to admire, coaster rides and a good play sections for kids. Feeding the dolphins is extremely good value at only $7 a pot of fish giving a close-up and personal encounter with dolphins. You can also buy other foods to feed the stingrays, sharks and otters.For best admission tickets check SeaWorld website.
7007 SeaWorld Drive Orlando,
Telephone:+1-407 351 3600
4. Discovery Cove
SeaWorld Discovery Cove is a truly memorable interactive experience that will let you swim with dolphins and pet harmless stingrays. Reservations are required at this unique Florida theme park, where only 1,000 people a day are allowed to enter. With a high staff to guest ratio, you and your family will be made to feel special as you enter a marine world that gives you an up close and personal meeting with many aquatic creatures. Discovery Cove Orlando is adjacent to SeaWorld and its chain of pools and lagoons wind in and out of lush settings complete with beaches, palm trees and rock formations.Check Discoverycove website for best admission prices.
Sea World Drive, Orlando,
5. Wet N Wild
Opened in 1977,one of Orlando’s numerous water parks, Wet ‘n Wild has the distinction of being the most popular water attraction in the area and also the world’s first amusement park devoted solely to water flumes, pools and slides. Thrilling rides like The Storm, The Surge and The Bubba Tub are there to be enjoyed, along with numerous other attractions and facilities.Check website for latest admissions offers.
6200 International Drive,At Republic Drive, Orlando,
6. Lake Eola
Located in Downtown Orlando,Lake Eola a good place to relax and hang out. It´s normal for downtown Orlando workers to take their lunch breaks at Lake Eola with its beautiful surroundings.You can enjoy gondola ride which last approx 30 minutes.Overlooking Lake Eola is a Disney amphitheatre where some of the events at Lake Eola take place. The amphitheatre events at Lake Eola generally consist of plays, concerts and candlelight vigils. Other events at Lake Eola include the 4th of July celebrations, the Sunday Farmers Markets and the Orlando Food and Wine Festival.
195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando,
7. Holy Land Experience
The Holy Land Experience Orlando theme park isn´t hard to find, as it is located just east of Universal Studios. The Holy Land Experience attractions revolve around the Bible.Instead of riding thrill rides, Holy Land Experience Orlando visitors will find museum like exhibits that centre around topics such as Noah´s Ark and the Dead Sea Scrolls. You can also see how Jerusalem looked in the first century or get a lesson on Jesus´ tomb.Adult tickets $31.
4655 Vineland Road Orlando,
In a land full of theme parks, Wonderworks does well to offer a unique experience that the whole family can enjoy.WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind combining education and entertainment in over 100 hands-on exhibits that will spark the imagination and challenge the mind.It is located just south of Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Adult admission from $25.
9067 International Drive,Pointe Orlando, Orlando,
9. FunSpot Action Park
At FunSpot Orlando, you´ll find fun rides, action packed arcades and some crazy Go Karts. It´s all about family fun here and when you´re not in the mood for one of the larger Orlando theme parks, this is the perfect fit. There are different ticket options that are available, so you can choose depending on your budget and your preferences. Even the most expensive ticket package, which includes all day privileges on the Go-Karts and the rides,are affordable, which helps to contribute to Fun Spot´s popularity.
5551 Del Verde Way, Orlando,
This classic Florida attraction has been pulling in tourists for over 50 years. At Gatorland, Florida, the experience is a break from the more “typical” theme parks of Central Florida.Among the attractions found at Gatorland Orlando are thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh with a boardwalk and observation tower, reptilian shows, an aviary, a petting zoo and a swamp walk. You’ll also find educational programs that will have you feeling like an alligator expert by the time you head out the doors. Gatorland Orlando is an affordable attraction, but check their website for the best offers. Showtimes vary by season but are repeated several times a day.
14501 South Orange Blossom Trail,Orlando,
11. Legoland Florida
This 150- acre family theme park, located in Winter Haven, offers more than 50 rides, shows and attractions geared for families with children ages 2 to 12.The site was home to Florida´s first theme park—Cypress Gardens, it still retains the Island in the Sky platform which rises 150ft to give you a 360-degree view of the park and Central Florida.
You’ll feel like a giant as you walk through Miniland USA featuring incredibly detailed cities built out of millions of LEGO bricks.
At Ford Driving School, kids drive LEGO themed cars through city streets and earn their own driver’s license.
If you´re staying in Orlando, Legoland operates a shuttle from the Orlando Premium Outlets parking lot($10/rt) leaving at 9am and returning at closing time.Admission tickets $75 (Ages 13-59), $65 (Ages 3-12, 60+).
1 Legoland Way (Located off Cypress Gardens Blv. just east of Winter Haven),
12. John F. Kennedy Space Center
For people of a certain age, this will be a dream excursion.There are still monthly launches of rockets and numerous interesting tours.
Kennedy Space Center, Orlando,
13. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
´The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,is the latest addition to Universal´s Islands of Adventure. Reviews state it´s a very convincing theme park experience. Fans and non-fans of Harry Potter should be impressed by the standard of this attraction.Check website for the best ticket offers.
6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando,