Things to Do in Orlando: Theme Parks and City Attractions
There are an abundance of activities in store for you in Orlando – from taking a breather downtown to screaming your head off as you go on a thrill ride!
Theme Parks Galore
Orlando is known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, with water parks, movie parks, and adventure parks guaranteed to keep you active for weeks on end.
You may want to start with the classic Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort with new additions such as the Hall of Presidents to Pirates of the Caribbean where the plunge is as heart pounding as ever; while the indoor thrills of Space Mountain remain an all-time favorite.
Next, be sure to check out Universal Studios Orlando where you can ride the movies and experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Experience the wonders of marine-life at SeaWorld Orlando. Swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove and beat the heat on the water splashing rides at AquaticaSeaworld’s Waterpark. SeaWorld is the best combination of education and pulse-pounding rides—creating a well-rounded theme park experience that will delight both the young and the young at heart.
Lastly, bring the whole family to Legoland Florida, one of Orlando’s newest theme parks made especially for your little ones.
With such an array of theme parks, there’s a world of escape for everyone!
Outside of theme parks, there are lots of other attractions for those who want to discover and hang in the best local spots.
Check out Orlando’s native inhabitants at Gatorland where you can explore the alligator action, relax by the resort pool, and try the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line!
The Kennedy Space Center offers unrivaled thrills, like weightlessness and a simulation of the space shuttle launch. Follow this with an airboat “flight” on St John’s River where Florida’s unique flora comes to incredible life. Finally, relax after your hectic day on popular Cocoa Beach.
Itching to shop? Check out the designer brands at Premium Outlet Shopping just minutes from Disney World. Or, spend your day browsing the outdoor shops and dining at Pointe Orlando.