Located in the most visited tourist regions of the world, the city of Orlando attracts millions of people each year. There are tons of tourist attractions in the city, but Orlando is mainly famous for the establishment of several mega-amusement parks. Once you find a hotel in the best areas to stay in Orlando, you can take your time enjoying these world-famous parks:
Walt Disney World Parks
Walt Disney World has been the most popular family attraction in Florida for many years. Magic Kingdom is the most iconic of its four parks. The castle of Cinderella stands at the centre of this park. You can see Epcot’s Spaceship Earth geosphere at the entrance. It also includes Future World and the World Showcase. Kids can meet their favourite Disney characters like Mary Poppins, Mulan, and Belle here.
You can visit the Hollywood Studios Park to see the world of movie magic, with special effect and stunt shows. The park also offers tours through actual studio space. You must experience the Kilimanjaro safari at Animal Kingdom to see African animals move freely in a natural habitat.
Fireworks, parades, and nightly events are held in the parks, and special events are arranged all year long. Fast pass options are suggested because the lines for rides and top attractions are always notoriously long. If you want to visit multiple parks, leave a minimum of one day for each park.
Universal Theme Parks
Universal Studios Florida is a combination of a working studio and a theme park. It was designed in consultation with Steven Spielberg to provide visitors with an interactive experience with the industry of filmmaking.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure has seven island parks each dedicated to a film franchise. You can visit here to see the island parks dedicated to Seuss Island, Toon Lagoon, Skull Island, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park, and Marvel Superhero Island. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the latest addition to the park that houses the Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade. Diagon Alley extends into the Universal Studios Park, where you can join Harry’s escape from Gringotts bank.
The SeaWorld in Orlando is well-known for its huge aquariums, dolphin and whale shows, exciting rides, and touch pools. Although you are not allowed to feed the dolphins, you can pet them in the interactive dolphin pool. If you want to get a closer look, you can sign up for an up-close tour with the dolphins, penguins, sea lions, sharks, or killer whales. Other special tours here are a behind-the-scenes look at SeaWorld operations and tours of the dolphin nursery and the manatee rehabilitation, where the youngest dolphins of the park are cared for.
Apart from the sea life, the park offers many exciting rides for people from all age groups, including various water rides. The most popular thrill rides here are its roller coasters, including the Manta Coaster, the Mako hypercoaster, and the Virtual Reality Coaster.
So, gear up and get ready for an excitement-filled day in Orlando.