Of all the things to do in Orlando, nothing beats the thrill of its theme parks. Covering thousands of acres, the choice can be overwhelming, so here’s our pick of the bunch:
combines the very best of an aquarium, zoo, water park and amusement park to create one easy-to-explore experience. With 38 slides, 84,000 acres of white sand beach and private cabanas for rent, you can easily spend the entire day – or even a month! - enjoying the Florida sun with your family. The Dolphin Plunge is a must! Ride this clear tube water slide which takes you through the Commerson's dolphin habitat.
What started as a showcase for the latest in innovation has transformed into one of Orlando's largest theme parks.
is packed into over 300 acres; here you'll find an aquarium, 1.3-mile promenade around the World Showcase Lagoon, 11 pavilions celebrating nations of the world and numerous attractions, such as the iconic Spaceship Earth.
Islands of Adventure™
brings a raft of favourite movie experiences to life. Wander through the world of Hogwarts at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, take a thrilling raft ride past dinosaurs on the Jurassic Park River Adventure, meet well loved children's book characters at Seuss Landing, get wet in Toon Lagoon or fly through the air on the Marvel Super Hero Island attractions.
Florida is one of the original parks of the Universal Studios Resort, bringing movie and pop culture to life across over 100 acres. You can relive classics old like E.T. and The Terminator or catch up with the characters of newer releases, like Despicable Me and the latest Shrek adventure.
With guest access restricted to 1,300 per day,
feels more like an exclusive resort than a theme park. Without crowds to worry about, you'll get to be close up and personal with marine encounters such as dolphins, stingrays, tropical fish, sea otters and exotic birds. It's all-inclusive too, so there’s no need to plan for food, towels or snorkelling equipment.
Go to the movies with Disney at
, a theme park that takes you inside the world of show business with live stunt shows, animation galleries, a behind the scenes tour and plenty of live shows, rides and attractions. Shame on thrill seekers who miss the chance to take the plunge down the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror!
With the exception of Walt Disney World, most of Orlando’s major attractions are located along
. The city is also a major hub for US and international conferences and conventions with facility like the
Orange County Convention Centre, which
is the second-largest convention facility in the United States.
As one of the world's most visited tourist destinations, Orlando's famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry, but as we’ve highlighted, there’s so many more things to do in Orlando! You’ll need to come back to this future, again and again!