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The Ultimate Guide to Orlando



Orlando is the type of city that has so many things to do that will leave you wondering what to choose and if you have time to do them all. With over 12 theme parks and dozens of fun activities and experiences throughout the city, sometimes you’re not sure how long you should stay in Orlando. I mean, you can even stay for a few days in ONE park alone! Here are some of people’s favourite things to do in Orlando.

 

Theme Parks

Orlando has 12 world-class and world-famous theme parks and a lot of times has become the reason why people visit the city. You’re not visiting Orlando if you don’t see its theme parks! Here are the top three favourites from both locals and tourists: 

  • Walt Disney World Resort

Covering an impressive 25,000 acres of land, Walt Disney World Resort has become an icon and a dream vacation to a lot of children from around the world. The resort consists of 4 parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. You can meet “real life” versions of your favourite Disney characters that will surely make you and your kid’s year. 

  • Universal Orlando Resort

It’s time to let out your inner wizard here! Home to the famous The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort consists of two parks, one water park, and one shop and dine area. Meet your beloved movie characters, explore a volcanic-themed waterpark, ride rollercoasters and take yourself on an adventure, and have a meal in one of the resort’s entertainment-themed restaurants.

  • SeaWorld Orlando

Explore this marine zoological park in Orlando and get up close with marine animals. Whether you feel like getting on a roller coaster, splashing around in waterslides, or just simply relaxing next to beaches, SeaWorld has it all. It’s a perfect place to bring your kids to educate them about marine life and the importance of rehabilitation, while also having fun doing exciting activities. 

 

Attractions

Not only theme parks, Orlando is packed with attractions that will surely make your trip even more unforgettable. Here are some of the most popular ones. 

  • ICON Park

Don’t have time to visit all the amazing places in Orlando? Don’t worry, ICON Park has a staggering 400-feet tall observation wheel that will give you a premium 360 view of Orlando. Not only that, the park has over 40 restaurants, cool bars, live music venues, and other thrilling attractions. It’s like you get to experience all of Orlando at once!

  • Orlando Balloon Ride

Strap yourself to a wooden basket tied to a massive balloon and soar over 2,500 feet over the gorgeous city of Orlando. This is a perfect activity for those of you who want to take a break from past-paced activities and just want to relax and slowly take your scenery in. 

  • Lake Eola Park

Another place to visit if you want to relax, this park is located in the heart of downtown Orlando. Here, you can blend in with the local residents and enjoy the picturesque view of Orlando’s skyline. Grab your picnic blanket and bring a cheese board, put on your running shoes and go for a jog, or rent a swan-shaped paddle boat to take over the lake. There are so many things you can do here!

 

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