Orlando is the number one family destination in the entire world. There are so many fun things to do and see in our beautiful city. In order to help our readers we have broken down each major theme park, and Orlando attractions in order to help you plan the best Orlando vacation.
Did you know over 66 million people visited Orlando in one year? With so many families traveling to Orlando, almost every major entertainment or theme park-based company has an attraction here. Obviously, everyone knows about Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando but the theme park fun does not end there. Fun Spot, Gatorland, Holyland, and Legoland are all really fun theme parks that you and your family can experience here in Orlando for a fraction of the cost of going to Disney World or Universal Studios.
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Orlando Theme Parks
When taking a rest from visiting the theme parks, you may want to find someplace special to further celebrate whatever occasion you may be celebrating. While you’re here in Orlando, don’t forget to get tickets to some of the great places to have dinner and a show. Also, don’t forget to check out the Museums and Golf Courses!
Enjoy taking a step back into Medieval Times and dine while you behold knights fighting for the queen’s honor. From sword fighting, performing horses, and real-life jousting, this 2-hour show does not disappoint.
Enjoy a live on-stage comedy performance in the theme of the 1920s prohibition era. It comes with a complete 3-course meal and a lot of laughs.
This interactive and hilariously funny dinner show is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience with audience participation. The crowds watch the show and they become part of it. The dinner includes unlimited fresh hand-tossed cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, beer, wine, and soda.
Take part in a mystery dinner show where you will be treated to a 45-minute hilarious mystery where clues are presented and you have to help solve the crime. Ask questions to find additional information to uncover the truth.
When you navigate with the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure team, you have the first place for an epic and brave adventure that takes place before your eyes! View the evil pirate captain Sebastian; the Black lead his escape team against the hero Benjamin Blue & Anita the elegant princess. The performances on 18th-century Spanish ships with forty-foot masts offer impressive action, music, romance and aerial action. The ship is anchored in three hundred thousand gallon lagoon and has been reproduced authentically with the illumination of the night sky.
Gatorland is Orlando’s top gator attraction. With 110-acres of theme park and wildlife preserve in Florida, Gatorland offers a variety of activities. Like a zip line, an off-road adventure, shows, a pet show, and even more!
Explore the beautiful and untouched Florida countryside in this 60 minute horseback ride. Rides are by appointment only and are available in the morning or the evening.
Located in Lowry Park in Tampa, ZooTampa cares for more than 1,100 animals and has 56 acres of naturalistic animal exhibits in a tropical garden setting. The Zoo offers educational programming, recreational amenities, up-close animal encounters, and engaging seasonal events.
Located in Kenansville which is just 40 miles from Disney World, Wild Florida offers airboat tours, a drive-thru safari, an alligator park, animal shows, animal encounters, and a place to enjoy the best barbecue around at the Chomp House Grill.
Experience the natural and wild side of Orlando, Florida! Relax from the bustle and hustle of the amusement parks and return to nature with Adventures at Boggy Creek Airboats. Glide through the natural wonders of Kissimmee, in Florida’s wetlands, on top-speed airboats and admire crocodiles, wild birds, beautiful flowers, plants, and more.
At Revolution Adventures, you can choose from unique outdoor experiences, whether you are a beginner or an experienced driver, and there are also many family options. They have a variety of different terrains for RZR and ATVs, swamps and roads for their “mucky ducks”, perfect archery ranges, clay shooting ranges, private lakes for fishing, and much more. Their 230 acres is quite flexible enough to ensure that its guests are treated as friends individually.
Orlando Airboat Tours is operated and owned by Marsh Landing Adventures and offers the closest Airboat and ECO Tour to all Central Florida attractions. This is a world-class Airboat Tour with a small private 6 passenger airboats which takes you on an adventure to the sources of the Florida Everglades that starts right in Kissimmee Florida. Their airboats fleet and your airboats captains are approved by the United States Coast Guard and are properly insured. Enjoy the best nature in 1 hour. 90 minutes, 2 hours, and the only 4-hour photographic adventure in central Florida. You will see Florida crocodiles, all kinds of wildlife, beautiful flora, and many species of birds.
ICON Park is an entertainment destination of 20 hectares in the middle of the popular tourist area of Orlando. This attraction is the ideal place to ride, eat, explore and drink. It has more than forty fantastic restaurants, modern bars, boutiques, and must-see attractions. Here guests can visit Madame Tussauds Orlando and the SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. Young children can travel in small trains, while older children and adults face 7D Dark Adventure Ride & Orlando StarFlyer, the world’s highest swing.
If you need a speed that can only be achieved in a Go-kart on a multi-stage route with sharp bends, you prefer to drive a Ferris wheel or a burning desire to fly: Fun Spot America is an experience to try. With attractions for children of all ages, Fun Spot is a point of entertainment for all family members and, in the best case, a convenient complement for your vacation! Join the Fun Spot America Freedom Flyer for the steel roller coaster full of turns, twists, and emotions for the whole family, or ride White Lightning, the only Orlando wooden roller coaster!
Experience the roar of the launch during Shuttle Launch Experience, travel through space in the IMAX cinema with Hubble 3D, and meet a true NASA astronaut who has become one of the few people in the world to travel to space. At the Kennedy Space Center, you have the rare opportunity to learn about the brilliant technology behind powerful rockets and telescopes that make space travel possible.
Calling out all the chocoholics of all age groups! A sweet awakening awaits you at the Chocolate Kingdom Orlando, Factory Adventure Tour. Get ready for an interactive trip to discover how chocolate turns from a bean to a chocolate dreamy bar that you love and know. Join a private chocolate guide who works with a handsome prince and his dragon friends to accompany you to the cocoa greenhouse. This interactive trip also includes a visit to the extraordinary Chocolate Museum and a glimpse of the mystical chocolate river. You can also visit a Micro Batch Bean-to-the-Bar processing factory that uses old-world machines.
Discover Crayola Experience of magic coloring, the only attraction for Crayola-loving families! Dozens of direct creative activities & full-day activities await families at the Florida Mall. The Crayola Experience colorful adventures are bigger, brighter, and more daring than ever and help children and adults discover technology and art, express their creativity and feel the colors in a completely new way. Schedule your visit today and prepare for colorful family memories that will last a lifetime! This incredible family attraction at Florida Mall offers dozens of creative activities. From coloring the queues to making memories that will last a lifetime, young & old are invited to explore this extraordinary two-story attraction.
WonderWorks has been described by many as the Orlando theme park for the mind. Inside you can see what it is like to be in a ground-shaking 5.3 earthquake, or the feeling of being in a 65 mph hurricane. Other cool attractions are being able to lay on a bed made of 3,500 nails or swim virtually with sharks. If you or your kids are into science and or you like to know how things work, you should visit WonderWorks in Orlando.
Let yourself be pampered by Aquatica® during your next vacation to Orlando. Enjoy the Florida sun and enjoy the beautiful seasonal weather in this unique waterpark with more than a dozen adrenaline-filled slides. Incredible family attractions that everyone can enjoy! Aquatica is part of the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment family.
According to legend, a freak snowstorm suddenly hit Central Florida one day. The western end of Disney World property was blanketed in powdery fresh snow. Disney immediately put into place plans for a ski resort. Chair lifts were built, toboggan runs implemented, and trails groomed. The resort looked picture perfect. Unfortunately, before the park could open temperatures soared and the snow melted. Disney’s new ski resort was doomed. However, the slush began to run down the mountainside, and water pooled at the bottom. A playful alligator took a body slide down the mountainside, splashing happily into the pool below. At that moment, a new plan was hatched, to create a water park from the already existing ski resort. Thus, the Blizzard Beach waterpark was born.
Enjoy the 6-foot waves at Shark Reef Surf and Shark Pool, with real sharks! Escape to a tropical paradise where you will find a storm of pleasure under the sun. This water park is the perfect place to practice water sports for individuals without any age limits. In addition to the incredible water slides, you will love the slow rivers, the wave pools, and the playgrounds for children!
Check out Tampa’s biggest water park! Located right across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island is 30 acres of fun featuring a combination of thrilling waterslides and tropical surroundings for guests of all ages. A soothing Key West atmosphere with slides, corkscrews, waterfalls, a wave pool, a kid-friendly water playground, play areas, and other family attractions. Adventure Island Tampa is part of the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment family.
Island H2O Live! allows you to spend a fantastic day at the water park where you can splash on the water slide with multiple guest racers, hang out at the refreshing lazy river & view the live animation with a DJ, parties, and extraordinary surprise guests. Fully interactive with games and experiences that help you earn points on food and product discounts. Plus, it also gives you the ability to check the streaming playlist! You may even participate in a feed that shows everyone how beautiful your day is.