It may be possible to visit Orlando without going to Walt Disney World® Resort, but we wouldn't recommend it. This is the place where magic and theme parks become a must-do for families. Have your picture taken with a princess (or Gaston, if you prefer), take a trip on Space Mountain® and enjoy the entertainment--at Walt Disney World® Resort, there is always something magical happening.
Top Six Things to do in Orlando
Orlando, Florida is home to some of the largest and most amazing theme parks in the world. Whether you love adrenaline-pumping roller coaster rides, killer whales splashing around, soaring through water slides or meeting beloved cartoon characters, there are so many exciting things to do in Orlando.
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park also happens to be the largest, over 500-acres filled with a dizzying array of animal habitats centered around two fictional villages. Look to the past at the DinoLand U.S.A.® attraction and travel across space to the ecological wonderland that is Pandora- The World of Avatar.
Legoland Florida Resort
Families with younger kids will want to include Legoland® Florida Resort on their list of things to do. This150-acre theme park features over 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by the LEGO® brand characters. Swim in a Legoland themed water park, relax in their world-famous botanical garden and let the kids drive around in cars just their size.
SeaWorld® is known for its marine mammal shows--including majestic killer whales, playful dolphins and charming penguins. With behind the scenes tours and interactive events, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet the animal stars. When not exploring SeaWorld’s animal attractions, strap into one of the park’s roller coaster rides and get ready for thrills.
Universal Orlando Resorts
If you’ve ever imagined purchasing a wand at Ollivanders™, Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction will make your dreams a reality. Filled with the sights, sounds and tastes of the Harry Potter universe. The Wizarding World allows you to live the life of a Hogwarts student. Other Universal Studios™ attractions take you on wild rides through some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies.
Okay, we’re cheating a little here since Busch Gardens is located in Tampa Bay, not Orlando. If you’re a roller coaster lover in Florida, however, you should visit Busch Gardens® and ride on the seven extreme coasters. When you're not defying gravity on one of the rides, take in the sights at the Busch Gardens® zoo with more than 12,000 animals to see.