Known as the greatest amusement park in the U.S., Orlando has its own way of offering a range of attractions of all types and times. Right from Disney parks to restaurants to lake-side activities, the region witnesses millions of visitors each year for which its ‘all-at-one’ feature is responsible. What I mean by that is there are historic sites, amusement parks, film studios, shopping paradises, great restaurants, and adventure sports at 300 lakes, springs, and rivers – all at one place – Orlando! The town has provided the opportunity of the first time start of famous celebrities such as Anthony Perkins of Psycho, Buddy Ebsen, the late Beverly Hillbilly, comedian Wayne Brady, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake.
I was quite thrilled to visit this town with my friends. So, I am now about to tell you about the Orlando Florida attractions that I visited.
I first explored the Walt Disney World Resort that is famous across the globe running the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot Theme Park, Disney MGM Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Blizzard Beach, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Downtown Disney, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, and Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. In the Disney MGM, just play for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire or attend Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage or explore The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This was my most memorable one among all the Orlando Florida attractions.
The Blizzard Beach water park offers one of the tallest and fastest free-fall slides on Earth along with 22 water slides. The Magic Kingdom Park is made up of many magical lands – the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Haunted House, and Space Mountain. Next, I saw the DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park of five stories where you can take a river raft on Virtual Jungle Cruise, experience a roller coaster on Cyber Space Mountain, and play the pinball game. Some of them will require additional fees.
Orlando Typhoon Lagoon
Then, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is where you come across roaring tides and cool rivers for traversing nine slides, swimming with sharks, and facing waves in the largest wave pool in Orlando. In the Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, over 100 Amateur Athletic Union events are held including Atlanta Braves spring training, Orlando Rays minor league baseball, and the Pop Warner Super Bowl. Do not miss the Epcot Theme Park where amazing shows and interactive attractions await you. Herein, you can be part of The Circle Of Life, Ellen’s Energy Adventure, and the Making of Me along with children shows of Cranium Command and Food Rocks! If you go at night, IllumiNations is a kaleidoscope with 1,100 fireworks coordinated with music, which is the topmost attraction.
The SeaWorld Adventure Park is full of sea-themed rides among which the longest and tallest roller coaster of Orlando is quite famous. Take up a face-to-face visit with a shark in Sharks Deep Dive or meet animals like polar bears, killer and beluga whales, manatees, sea lions, penguins, and dolphins. Next, the Discovery Cove from across the park is where you can spot tropical fish in a coral reef, do snorkeling with stingrays, and meet birds in an aviary, and swim with dolphins for 30 minutes with prior reservations.
In the Fun Spot Action Park where the admission and parking are free, enjoy the free rides for children (not for adults) wherein you try on multi-level go kart tracks. There are some 17 rides and 100 games here to have fun with. On the other hand, the Fun World at Flea World offers several amusement rides, mini-golf, midway games, batting cages, go-kart tracks, and an arcade of over 300 games.
I also visited the Gatorland where alligators and crocodiles reside that are seen in some television shows. There is also a zoo, bird sanctuary, mini-water park, eco-tour, and alligator wrestling for tourists. Next, I was really stunned to explore the Holy Land Experience where the city of Jerusalem and its sacred stories between 1450 B.C. and 66 A.D. are enacted via themed costumes, dramas, and technical exhibits. Further, there is a museum of antiquities holding the Biblical Scriptorium and other activities of around 2200 B.C.
Reserve for a hot air balloon flight around Orlando’s Disney World start on any day at sunrise if you wish to fly in air. You will go through a briefing prior to heading for an hour fly for a destination out of 30. After flights, you are offered a champagne toast and a buffet breakfast at the Black Angus Steak House.
Lastly, I visited the famous Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex after traveling fro 45 minutes from the city. Explore the launch areas, huge rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, Astronaut Hall of Fame, an observation gantry, and the Apollo / Saturn V Center. You can also go for the NASA Up Close, Cape Canaveral: Then and Now, and Lunch With An Astronaut with the combo tickets.
Holiday Inn Orlando International
Crowne Plaza Orlando – At Airport
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