Besides the Theme Parks for Groups
When someone mentions Orlando, usually the first thing that comes to mind is Disney World. For groups looking to take a day away from the theme parks or are here to enjoy the city, Orlando has more to offer.
If you purchased our Disney vacation packages or Universal vacation packages, you might have heard about the parks entertainment complexes. Disney Springs is Disney’s outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex in which covers over 120 acres. It is located outside of the theme parks in the Lake Buena Vista area. See a show, going bowling, or shop ’til you drop. Reservations are highly recommended for group dining and group entertainment.
Universal Studio’s City Walk
City Walk is Universal’s version of Disney Springs. You can’t miss City Walk. If you purchased an Universal Studios Package, you have to walk through City Walk to get to the entrance of both Universal Studios and Island of Adventure. City Walk restaurants and nightclubs are open nightly until 2am, and is the home of “Blue Man Group,” a great show to see before or after your dinner reservations.
International Drive, also known as I-Drive is another attraction area near the Orange County Convention Center. International drive is bursting with hotels, dining options, attractions, shopping, nightlife, and recreation. You cannot miss I-Drive these days. Just look for the 400 foot Orlando Eye attraction or WonderWork’s upside down indoor edu-tainment building. Both options are popular for youth groups and families.
Even though Orlando is centrally located within the state of Florida, it is made up mostly of wetlands, lakes and swamps. But don’t forget the beaches. Taking a day trip to the west coast of Florida to visit Clearwater/Tampa beach area is only a couple of hours away. On the way you can stop by Legoland or Busch Gardens Tampa. If you are heading east, Cocoa beach is also the home of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, if you plan your trip right, your group will be able to see many scheduled rocket launches throughout the year.
Not only does Orlando have theme parks and its entertainment complexes, nothing can beat the beautiful weather. Spend time outside with your group in our state parks. Plan a picnic in your Orlando vacation, take an airboat ride through the swamp lands, or go kayaking in lakes and rivers. Orlando is also home to many major sports teams and host many sporting events throughout the year. Plan your trip to a city that has more to do and see, besides the theme parks today.