Universal Studios is a working motion picture studio and television theme park. The park attractions include the awesome Shrek 4-D, Revenge of the Mummy, Terminator 2: 3-D, Jaws, Back to the Future the Ride, and Twister just to name a few. If you have never been then its one to go the must do list.
Islands of Adventure
Universals Islands of Adventure is the spot for serious thrill seekers of all ages with some of the biggest and most terrifying rides in Orlando. These include the awesome Incredible Hulk coaster, the amazing Spiderman,Jurassic Park River adventure, Duelling Dragons and Doctor Dooms fearfall amongst many others.
Magic Kingdom – Disney World
Despite being over 35 years old the Magic Kingdom is still the King of the Orlando theme parks. If it is your first time in Orlando then the Magic Kingdom is a must see as it is a truly special place.
The park is made up of a number of different lands all of which connect to a central hub containing Cinderella’s castle.
The three must do rides are Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain in Frontierland and Space Mountain in Tomorrowland. Alien Encounter is not your typical Disney attraction and if you are of a nervous disposition its not recommended. Everyone else will love it.
You cant visit the Magic Kingdom without going to the new fantasyland on the it’s a small world ride, once that tune is in your head its stuck in there forever , Without visiting the Little Mermaid Ariel and don’t miss the opportunity to be invited as a guest by Bell to the palace.
Hollywood Studios – Disney World
The action packed Disney/MGM studios is home to some of the best rides in Orlando. The indoor Rock N Roll Coaster featuring Aerosmith is both big and loud, while the Tower of Terror is sure to have everyone screaming!
The backlot tour will not be forgotten in a hurry, while the Indiana Jones epic stunt spectacular really lives up to its name. Jim Hensons Muppet Vision 3D and the live stage version of Beauty and the beast are also worthy of a mention. And don’t forget the spectacular show “FANTASY ” vision of lights and fireworks & water attended by all Disney characters .
Animal Kingdom – Disney World
Disney’s most recent theme park is home top over 1700 animals representing 250 different species, although it is much more than just a traditional zoo.
The park is dominated by the immense Tree of life which forms the central hub of the Animal Kingdom. At over 145 feet high this giant showpiece is a spectacular sight with 325 animals intertwined in its truck and limbs.
The park itself features the Kilimanjaro Safari where you’ll be transported through the African savannah to see Elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, gazelles, zebras amongst many others.
You will also have a chance of viewing Gorillas and even Hippopotamuses under water. The park features a number of shows and attractions including Its tough to be a bug, the Dinosaur ride, and Tarzan Rocks stage show. An early start is advised in order to catch the animals before the midday sun sends them under cover.
To join the delegation to climb Mount Everest and try to avoid an encounter with the terrifying Yeti .
EPCOT – Disney World
EPCOT is really two parks in one being made up of Future World and the World Showcase
Future World is an interactive technological playground that offers trips around the human body, journeys into space, voyages under the sea and quantum leaps back in time! The most exciting ride is Test Track in which you take up the position of a test track dummy for the duration of the ride!
The World Showcase is split into 11 areas around a huge lake. Each area represents a country around the world and has varies attractions and places to eat and drink, so if you fancy having a pint in a traditional English pub you’ll know where to head.
The world famous Sea World is one of the must see attractions in Orlando. The park features numerous animal shows and exhibitions, and some of the biggest rides around.
Sea World is home to Kraken, the biggest and fastest floorless roller coaster in Orlando. It reaches heights equivalent to a 15 floor building and a number of daunting loops all at speeds in excess of 65 mph.
The animal shows must get a special mention as they are all fantastic, including the world famous killer whale Shamu who is the star of the park. One word of caution when you go to see Shamu and friends perform, be careful where you sit or make sure you take your umbrella!!
Introducing Aquatica, where fun is as endless as the sea itself. It’s a place the whole family is sure to love.
A waterpark it may be, but it will simply be like no other in the world. Aquatica is inspired by the rugged beauty of the South Sea Islands. In amongst those lush, exotic surroundings, you’ll find wide, open white sand beaches, two river rides, two huge wave pools, whimsical animals, 36 water slides, and plenty of spacious areas to relax.
Aquatica’s signature ride, Dolphin Plunge, will be one of the most unique water rides ever created. Two 300-foot long clear tubes will zoom riders through a 42 foot vertical drop, straight through a crystal blue lagoon – home to our Commerson’s dolphins. You’ll be able to see them all around as you zip through an underwater section of this amazing ride.
Have you ever wanted to go swimming with the dolphins? Well at Discovery Cove you can. Reservations are limited and entry is expensive but for once in a lifetime experiences this really is a must do. Highly recommended.
Kennedy Space Center
Where else in the world can you go and see bona fide space rockets! – Under an hours drive from Orlando.
Welcome to the Alligator Capital of the World. This 110-acre alligator theme park and wildlife preserve is regarded as Orlando’s best half day attraction.
Welcome to WonderWorks! Central Florida’s only upside down attraction. An amusement park for the mind, featuring over 100 interactive exhibits for the entire family to experience.