The Magic Kingdom [visit website]
Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at Magic Kingdom park. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands. See fantasy become a reality as you explore Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, the NEW Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A. Zoom through space, become a swashbuckling pirate and watch fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle.
Epcot Center [visit website]
Discover exciting attractions, enchanting international pavilions and award-winning fireworks. Celebrating the human spirit, Epcot has 2 distinct realms: Future World, which features technological innovations, and World Showcase, which shares with Guests the culture and cuisine of 11 countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada.
Hollywood Studios [visit website]
Movie magic comes to life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, awash in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Step into the action with attractions based on blockbuster movies and top TV shows, and delight in exciting entertainment that puts you center stage. This park features 8 sections: Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Streets of America, Commissary Lane, Pixar Place, Mickey Avenue and Animation Courtyard.
Animal Kingdom [visit website]
Encounter exotic animals and exciting adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, the largest animal theme park in the world. Home to more than 1,700 animals across 250 species, the park reflects Walt Disney’s dedication to conservation and is committed to animal care, education and research. Explore 7 enthralling lands: Oasis, Discovery Island, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia and DinoLand, U.S.A.
Universal Studios [visit website]
Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios®, the world’s premier movie and TV based theme park. It’s everybody’s fantasy… to leap through the screen and find yourself in the middle of your favorite motion pictures. Here, YOU become the star of some of the greatest movies and TV shows ever made. Nobody brings the magic of the movies… television… and music to life like Universal Studios.
Islands of Adventure [visit website]
Around every bend is another epic adventure. Around every corner awaits another once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Take an unforgettable journey through the uniquely themed islands of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, where the world’s most cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions bring your favorite stories, myths, cartoons, comic book heroes and children’s tales to life. Make sure you stroll through the newest land of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This park really is one-of-a-kind!
Sea World [visit website]
SeaWorld Orlando is the world’s largest marine-themed park, offering exhibits and live shows featuring dozens of species, from dolphins and manatees to the park’s signature “Shamu” orcas (more popularly known as killer whales). Sea World’s got plenty of non-animal attractions, including the roller coasters Kraken and Manta, which won the Theme Park Insider Award for the nation’s best new attraction when it debuted in 2009.
Busch Gardens [visit website]
Busch Gardens Tampa, located approximately 60 minutes West of Orlando. It opened in 1959 as an animal exhibit and gardens adjacent to Anheuser Busch’s Tampa Brewery. It was later developed into a full theme park called Busch Gardens. The Park is comprised of nine themed areas including Morocco, Bird Gardens, Stanleyville, Congo, Jungala, Timbuktu, Nairobi, Crown Colony Plaza, and Egypt. It is meticulously well-maintained and features several major roller coasters, expansive animal exhibits, themed shops, and above average theme park dining.
Kennedy Space Center [visit website]
You don’t have to be a space junkie to enjoy NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the only spot in the United States from which humans have been hurled into space. The plethora of hands-on exhibits, IMAX movies, and sheer magnitude of the shuttles will surely impress the most passive fan. One of the highlights is the Shuttle Launch Simulator, where budding astronauts are strapped into a cockpit and given a high-fidelity ride, which creates the impression of an actual lift-off. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is located just 60 minutes East of Orlando.
LegoLand [visit website]
LEGOLAND® Florida, Central Florida’s newest theme park, is a 150-acre, full two-day interactive family theme park specifically designed for families with children ages 2 to 12. The largest LEGOLAND Park in the world, it features more than 50 rides, shows, attractions, restaurants, shopping, a breathtaking botanical garden and the all-new LEGOLAND Water Park. Just 45 minutes West of Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida rests along the shores of Lake Eloise in the city of Winter Haven.