4/5 - Good
FayeOct 16, 2019
A kids paradise, but be prepared to high expenses!!
Orlando is a busy, compact city with plenty of adventure. Its tropical climate makes it perfect for year-round family fun. The city is known for its world-class theme parks, pristine golf courses, and the out-of-this-world space and science centers.
Orlando enjoys a reputation as the theme park capital of the world. The Walt Disney World® Resort is one of the most popular holiday spots in the U.S., spreading over 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) and including four theme parks, two water parks and more than 20 hotels. Inside the resort, Magic Kingdom® has a life-size version of Cinderella castle. Another highlight is Epcot®, which explores the technology of tomorrow with exhibits and games dedicated to the world’s newest inventions.
Drive 20 minutes east to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica. Spend the day observing marine animals and cooling off on the thrilling water rides. Don’t miss nearby Gatorland® where you’ll learn about Florida's local swamp-dwelling reptiles.
Orlando is a center for engineering and technology, due in part to its proximity to the Kennedy Space Center. Tour the launch areas where the first moon landing missions in U.S. history began. At the Space Shuttle Launch Experience, climb inside a shuttle cabin for a ride as close as you’ll get to actual lift-off into outer space.
The Orlando Science Center, located near the downtown area, offers fascinating family fun. Exhibits here cover everything from dinosaurs to Florida’s plant and animal life, and the science behind light and electricity.
During the long, humid summer, pick a shady spot in the Harry P. Leu Gardens, a 50-acre (20-hectare) expanse of green lawns and old oak trees. From here you can admire one of Orlando’s great natural attractions, the afternoon thunderstorms. When these roll in, prepare for dramatic lightning shows and a quick burst of rain.
Shopping, Theme Parks and Live Music
This marine theme park and zoo seamlessly blends education, entertainment and conservation.
Movie sets and thrill rides combine to create this internationally acclaimed theme park.
Discover why this fantasy land of theme parks, hotels and entertainment venues is the number one holiday destination on the planet.
One of the most famous theme parks in the world offers a land of fun and fantasy at the foot of a fairytale castle.
Florida's principal convention center is a large and stunning glass and metal building that hosts national and international trade shows and public events.
Embark on a shopping expedition at this large luxury mall. In between bargain hunting, enjoy fine dining in one of the restaurants.
Enjoy the freedom to visit between 4 must-see Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks. Magic Kingdom® Park Experience the timeless enchantment of fantasy, adventure, and the promise of tomorrow. Epcot® Discover worlds of wonder, the power of imagination and a magnificent showcase of nations.
Immerse yourself in the playful and imaginative world of LEGO® at LEGOLAND® Florida. Dedicated to entertaining families with children between the ages of 2 and 12, this highly interactive theme park features more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions all geared towards the LEGO builder in you.
Spend the day exploring Gatorland, the 110-acre (45-ha) Alligator Capital of the World. Enjoy up-close encounters with exotic animals, and climb a 3-story observation tower to watch more than 200 alligators in action.
Experience authentic flavor, dynamic performances and mucho mas at Orlando’s hottest destination in nightlife and entertainment Mango’s Tropical Café! Your most unforgettable night awaits you at the largest and most exciting restaurant, banquet facility and nightclub in the Southeast and International Drive’s newest, award-winning dining, entertainment and dance club with live entertainment nightly.
Snorkel, swim, and relax in a tropical oasis filled with marine life at Discovery Cove®. Everything from snorkel gear and wetsuits to unlimited snacks and drinks is taken care of—all you have to do is throw on your swimsuit and decide what you want to do.
Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.
MariceliOct 15, 2019
Get outdoors in Orlando
Forget about theme parks – check out Orlando’s beaches instead.
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