Orlando theme parks are definitely world class attractions! And Central Florida is a quite simply a magnet for them. It must be the weather…the great hotels…the super friendly locals……or just maybe the biggest coincidence ever! Orlando theme parks provide weeks (literally!) of family fun time – come for a month and there will still be things you haven’t seen and rides you haven’t been on. All ages and all tastes are catered for whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or a lazy afternoon. Some of the Orlando theme Parks take at least a full day to see – and don’t forget a full day in Orlando often means 8am until Midnight! Do your homework and plan your visit – the Orlando theme parks can be a daunting prospect for the unprepared, but they are also the foundation of a Florida vacation you’ll never forget!
It’s massive, it’s magnificent! The Walt Disney World® Resort covers over 47 square miles, hosts thousands of visitors each day and we’re about to give you a crash course in finding your way around. There are 4 major theme parks, Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.
Universal’s family of theme parks, hotels, and entertainment complexes has developed into a world class destination including 2 amazing theme parks, Universal Studios® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The great dining and night-time entertainment complex CityWalk® completes the mix along with several superb on-site hotels.
Both of these great theme parks are part of the same family, and as such they offer the type of quality experience that brings people back time and time again. They offer great rides, and some of the best wildlife encounters available anywhere in the world. It’s an hour’s drive between the two or you can always hop onboard the free shuttle bus!
Budding astronauts and their parents will thoroughly enjoy a visit to the Kennedy Space Center – only about an hour from Orlando and well worth the drive. It comprises 70 plus acres of space hardware, artifacts from four decades of space exploration, lots of excellent exhibits and some superb film and video presentations.
Family go-karting has been taken to new extremes here, with 4 different tracks all challenging drivers in different ways. Racing up and over and around and around with your derriere inches from the ground is a lot of fun! They have just finished a large 10 acre expansion that has doubled the number of rides making the park three times larger.