Located in central Florida, Orlando boasts a warm, mild climate and pleasant weather year round. Best known for its mega-resorts and celebrated theme parks, the city contains many hidden gems such as fascinating museums, top notch theaters and peaceful parks. Still, its gigantic amusement parks are the region’s top tourism draws, and for good reason. Where else can you experience the magic of Disney, ride the Hollywood movies and get an up close and personal view of some of the most exotic and fascinating marine life in the world? Only in Orlando, Florida. Here are a few of the top tourist attractions in the city and surrounding region.
Walt Disney World
The world’s most famous and celebrated theme park, Walt Disney World is a resort like no other. Boasting countless miles of rides and attractions, Walt Disney World stands tall as one of the most acclaimed tourist spots on Earth. Here, tourists can visit the Magic Kingdom, known for its unique themed areas and exhilarating rides such as Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain. Other great areas and rides in Walt Disney World include the Kilimanjaro Safaris in the Animal Kingdom, the fascinating World Showcase exhibition in EPCOT and the countless movie-themed rides in Hollywood Studios. Additionally, Walt Disney World is known for its world class dining, shopping and entertainment.
Universal Orlando Resort
This one-of-a-kind theme park lets guests “ride the movies.” Divided into the original Universal Studios Florida park and the newer Islands of Adventure park, Universal Orlando Resort boasts a wide array of thrill rides and attractions such as Revenge of the Mummy, Shrek 4-D and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Another area, CityWalk, contains many excellent nightclubs, shops and restaurants and galleries.
SeaWorld Adventure Park Orlando
SeaWorld contains more than 200 acres of magnificently landscaped park space. It holds many marine animal themed shows, exhibits and thrill rides. Definitely a park the whole family can enjoy.
Wet ‘N Wild
This fun and exciting water park is home to a plethora of pools, water slides, eateries, shops and water-based thrill rides. Perfect for cooling off on a hot Florida day.
This 30 acre tropical park contains everything from beaches to snorkeling to swimming with dolphins and other marine life.