There’s More to Orlando Than Theme Parks
When you think of Orlando you probably think of one thing immediately: The Magic Kingdom. This is where the famous Cinderella Castle is located, and it’s your best bet to meet Mickey Mouse. The truth is that not only are there three other Disney theme parks (Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios), plus two theme parks at Universal, there are also tons of off-the-beaten-path attractions to visit, too! Let’s take a look at three of our favorites.
The Haunted Grimm House
Do you like being scared? Then you’ll love the Haunted Grimm House! This attraction was built in 1886 and was the most popular funeral home in Orlando for decades. Today it’s been updated as a state-of-the-art haunted house, with both throwback tricks and the latest technology.
Florida is well known for its gator population – and for good reason! Locals can tell you that you’ll spot them everywhere, but if you’re visiting the area for the first time and want to get an up close and personal look, then you’ll need to stop by Gatorland. This family run business offers ample free parking and an authentic, non-showy experience with real live gators and their handlers.
The perfect spot for science enthusiasts, at WonderWorks you can feel a 5.3 Richter scale earthquake, a 65 mile per hour hurricane, lay on a bed made out of thousands of nails, and virtually swim with sharks. It’s a unique, affordable, family-friendly experience that’s perfect for a relaxing day away from the theme parks.
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