Orlando fully deserves its title as the theme park capital of the world, because there really is more than enough attractions for a lifetime. Here’s our rundown of Orlando’s best theme parks and what each of them has to offer.
This place throws together an aquarium, water park, amusement park and a zoo, all in one location! Aquatica Orlando boasts a shocking 38 slides spread across 84,000 acres of land, with dozens of private cabanas to rent and a beautiful white sand beach. It’s easy to spend several days at this destination, soaking up the sun and having fun on the slides. Our favorite is the Dolphin Plunge, which is a transparent tube slide that takes you whizzing past the Commerson’s dolphin habitat.
A part of Disney World, Epcot is one of Orlando’s largest theme parks. It started out as a showcase for innovation but these days it’s so much more than that, in fact it’s incredible how much it has to offer. There’s the aquarium, the 1.3 mile long promenade, as well as 11 pavilions holding numerous attractions such as the famous Spaceship Earth.
Visiting Universal Studios is a must for all movie fans because it brings all your favorite characters to life. Here, you’ll have a chance to relive classic movies like E.T. and The Terminator, or alternatively you can meet the characters of newer releases like Shrek and Despicable Me.
Islands of Adventure
Another place to bring your movie experiences to live, Islands of Adventure offers the chance of a thrilling raft ride past super-sized dinosaurs, while the kids can get to meet their favorite children’s book characters in real. You’ll also be able to get wet and wild at the Toon Lagoon, or soar through the skies on the Marvel Super Hero Island ride. It’s great fun!
The world’s largest LEGOLAND park, this attraction is home to more than 50 rides, attractions and shows spread across a 150 acre space. It’s a great choice for those with younger children, because the park is designed for those aged 2 to 12 years old.
Another Disney park, this one elevates the concept of zoological park to something quite unique. The whole family can enjoy an unforgettable safari ride through the plains of Africa, where you’ll get to see real animals and raft down the Amazon river. More than 1,500 animals representing 250 species live here.