The Ultimate Guide To Orlando
Orlando is home to several popular theme parks and one of the world’s premier travel destinations. No visit to Florida is complete without visiting Orlando. There is just so much to do in Orlando: Walt Disney Parks, comprised of parks like the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot; Universal Parks, featuring Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, along with Wizarding World of Harry Potter straddling both parks; SeaWorld Orlando, featuring rides, shows and much more; finally the Orlando Wheel at ICON Park, a 400 ft tall giant observation wheel in Orlando and so much more. I recommend purchasing a multi-attraction discounted pass from CityPASS
Walt Disney Parks
Magic Kingdom Park, located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, is the first of the four theme parks at the resort, owned and operated by Walt Disney Company. It’s indeed the “Most Magical Place on Earth,” featuring rides, roller coasters, Cinderella’s Castle, an enchanting parade and nightly fireworks.
Address: 1180 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, Entrance Fee: Several Options, find details here
Epcot is yet another magical theme park owned and operated by Walt Disney Company. This is where you can explore global cultures, architecture, and food from “Epcot’s 11 countries,” including Canada, China, France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Morocco, Norway, United Kingdom, and the US, all in one place.
Address: 200 Epcot Center Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, Entrance Fee: Several Options, find details here
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a theme park where your favorite Disney movies come to life! Featuring several captivating shows – For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams; thrilling ride – Muppet Vision 3D, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Star wars and much more.
Address: 351 South Studio Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, Entrance Fee: Several Options, find details here
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the newest of the Disney World parks. It’s home to several attractions, including the Tree of Life that sits in the center of a lagoon, and lands including Africa, Asia, Discovery Island, Pandora – The World of Avatar, and DinoLand US surrounding it in a loop. It has several live animals on display, a safari attraction, and several rides.
Address: 551 Rainforest Rd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, Entrance Fee: Several Options, find details here
Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and a theme park. It’s one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios that are still in use. It offers the legendary Studio Tour, thrilling rides, spectacular shows, a chance to see real working movie studio and the famous CityWalk and the famous Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Tips: (1) Universal Express Pass/Tickets saves you a lot of time (2) All shows are simply awesome, schedule your day around the show timings (3) You don’t want to miss the Studio Tour, it gets jam-packed towards the end of the day, will recommend doing it early in the day (4) Use the Universal Studios Hollywood app to get directions and update on the wait times (5) Visit CityWalk in the evening, it looks incredible with all the lights at night.
Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, Entrance Fee: Several options, find details here
Islands of Adventure
Universal’s Islands of Adventure is yet another theme park owned and operated by Universal Studios. This is where your favorite characters come to life, fight the villains with your favorite heroes by your side, explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, be with the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, and so much more.
Address: Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, Entrance Fee: Several options, find details here
SeaWorld Orlando features some amazing shows, a range of animals, including dolphins, California sea lions, California otters, and sea turtles, to name a few. They also have some incredible rides: Skytower, Bayside Skyride, Manta, Journey to Atlantis, Ship Wreck Rapids, Electric Eel, and more.
Tip: You don’t want to miss any shows in SeaWorld, check out the show timings and plan your rides accordingly. All shows at SeaWorld are just awesome!
Address: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, Entrance Fee: Several options, find details here
Another popular Orlando attraction, Icon Park, is home to The Wheel, a 400 feet tall observation wheel, Madame Tussauds wax museum, Skeletons: Museum of Osteology, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, and several restaurants and bars.
Address: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, Entrance Fee: Several options, find more details here
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