Sights in Orlando

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Disneyworld Castle

Disneyworld Castle

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Sunny and warm, Orlando, Florida is a great place to go on vacation. Approximately 50 million visitors come here each year. The city has been designed with tourists in mind. If you are staying at a local hotel, many tours and theme parks will conveniently come to pick you up and drop you off. The best time of year to go to Orlando is during the off-season on a week day. 

Disneyworld

Disneyworld is the number one destination for tourists in Orlando, Florida. The flagship location of the Walt Disney theme parks, it certainly is something to experience. Nothing is like the happiest place on earth. Keep your eyes open for discount coupons at restaurants or at your hotel. These coupons can lower the price of your entry ticket to Disneyworld and many other great tourist attractions.

Universal Theme Parks

Disney is not the only show town. Universal Studios makes its home in Orlando, Florida as well. There are two Universal theme parks right next to each other. Universal Studios Islands of Adventure has some wild rides for adults and teens and tamer rides for children. There are five islands in the park each with a different theme and different rides. There is also Universal Studios which gives you a behind the scenes look into how your favorite movies were made.

Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium

If you want to do something touristy without wearing sunblock, try the Ripley's Believe It or Not Orlando Odditorium. Wander around in luxurious air conditioning without a single ray of oppressive sunshine. You can see shrunken heads from South America or a gumball portrait of Michael Jackson.

Wet and Wild

Wet and Wild in Orlando, Florida is acknowledged by Aquatics International as the first true water park. This place is an absolute blast especially during off season when lines are short. There are thirty acres of fun water rides of all intensities. These people take water thrill rides seriously. Prepare to be scared by 76 feet tall, virtually vertical drops, a cyclone simulation and a six story speed slide. Their website refers to these rides as “mind blowing”.

Everglades National Forest

Orlando has more to offer than just theme parks. The natural setting of the Everglades National Forest is a great place to unwind and take a deep breath. Get away from the long lines and crowds. You and your family can old fashioned air boat ride and get back to nature. Experience the biodiversity of the Everglades.

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Disney World

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If you have never visited the Disney World theme park in Orlando Florida, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of sights, attractions and must-do activities. The following guide will put you on the right track.

Multiple Parks

The number one thing that many people are surprised to find out is that Disney World is not just one park. Multiple Disney theme parks comprise the entity commonly known as “Disney World.” A brief rundown of the Disney parks follows.

Magic Kingdom

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North America / United States / Florida / Orlando / SeaWorld - Sights Specific

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One of Orlando, Florida’s top theme park attractions is SeaWorld. There are a few other SeaWorld locations but the adventure park in Orlando is the best and most popular. In fact it is one of the top ten most visited amusement parks in the Unites States with around 6 million visitors every year. With the variety of shows, rides, restaurants and exhibits here everyone in your group can have a great time here.

Shows

There are many exciting shows to see at SeaWorld. There are so many land and sea shows here you could spend more..

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Kennedy Space Center

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The Kennedy Space Center was built in 1962 and renamed in 1963 to honor the president who helped put the first man on the moon. This is where all the United States Spacecrafts are launched into space.

Things to Do

Kennedy Space Center is located in Orlando and is a great place to visit while in the area. Tour NASA's launch sites, meet an astronaut, try out the spaceflight simulators, and even be witness to the launch of a spacecraft. The center is built on a wildlife park. You will also have an opportunity to see the area by tour bus. Touring more..

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Gatorland

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Gatorland started out as one of those little roadside attractions in 1949 on the side of a road in Florida. Today it is a 110 acre theme park known as the Alligator Capital of the World.

Location

Gatorland is located between Orlando and Kissimmee on Orange Blossom Trail and boasts being one of central Florida's oldest attractions. It was founded by Owen Godwin and is still a family owned enterprise today. Access Gatorland from Highway 441, only 20 minutes away from Disneyworld. It is open every day from 9 am to 6 pm. Show times more..

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