Magic Kingdom Park is what springs to mind for most people
when you mention Disney. The park does get busy so get
there early and you'll see so much more. Stop by the new Fantasy land and ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Dumbo or any of the amazing attractions located in this land.
Take a thrill ride across the galaxy on' Space Mountain',
explore the ghostly happenings at the Haunted Mansion,
or prepare to get wet with Brer Rabbit and friends on
'Splash Mountain'. Do try and catch one of the wonderful
parades featuring some of your favorite Disney characters,
and don't come home before you've seen the fireworks high
above Cinderella Castle. It's a long day but an absolute
Animal Kingdom Theme Park is an adventure involving the
very real, the imaginary and the extinct! Ride 'Kilimanjaro
Safaris' where the animals are almost close enough to
touch. Come face to face with a magnificent troop of gorillas,
or travel back in time on 'Dinosaur'. Asia is the newest
area of the park where you can cool off on 'Kali River
Rapids'. Animal Kingdom is a great combination of the
magic and fun of Disney and all that mother nature has
to offer. Make sure you get there early when the animals
are at their most active and don't miss the 'Lion King
Stage Show' and the highly amusing 'It's Tough To Be A
a journey through 'tinsel town', courtesy of the Disney
Hollywood Studios. Battle imperial star-fighters on Star
Tours, then it's on to the exciting Indiana Jones Epic
Stunt Spectacular, Jim Henson's Muppet 3D movie, and superb
live shows like the Lights, Camera, Action Stunt show.
Try and make time for the afternoon parade featuring characters
from the latest animated Disney blockbusters. The highlight
for many guests is 'Fantasmic!' as Mickey Mouse battles
the evil fantasy villains with a barrage of fireworks,
water and lasers and don't miss the Rock N Roller Coaster
Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow is a showcase
for cutting edge technology along with an eclectic mix
of international entertainment and cuisine. In Future
World you get an enthralling look at how our modern world
has developed along the very latest developments in science
and technology, and it's all dine in a fun and often interactive
setting. Make sure you see 'Honey I Shrunk The Audience'-
Disney's 3D magic is not to be missed! World Showcase,
on the other hand, features the traditions and cultures
of people from around the world. Eat and drink your way
around the globe in a day and don't miss 'Illuminations:
Reflections of Earth' every night around the World Showcase
lagoon - it's truly a breathtaking event.
The complex includes four distinct areas: Marketplace, The Landing, Town Centre, and West Side. Buses and water taxis operated by Disney Transport provide transportation between Disney Springs and other areas of Walt Disney World.
The Marketplace houses many shops and restaurants reminiscent of the American Craftsman-style of the 1930s. The first restaurant in the Earl of Sandwich chain is located here. T-Rex Cafe is a dinosaur-themed restaurant operated by Landry's Restaurants, which features animatronic dinosaurs. Landry's Restaurants also operates Rainforest Cafe at this location.
The Landing depicts the fictional town's transportation hub and marina. The Landing features nautical-themed restaurants and shops, including Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar—an aviation-themed dive bar based on the character from the Indiana Jones films—and The Boathouse, which serves as the port for the amphibious automobiles that offer cruises of Lake Buena Vista.
Town Centre depicts the fictional town's central business district, featuring Spanish Revival architecture from the 1920s. The Town Centre area also features the namesake "springs", which is artificial. The area debuted in 2016, having been built on former surface parking lots, and features many well-known retailers. Retailers to have opened in the first phase of Town Centre include Anthropologie, Sephora, L'Occitane en Provence, Pandora, UGG, Johnston & Murphy, ZARA and Kate Spade and Trophy Room among many others.
West Side depicts the town's exposition centre. The complex has now been renamed AMC Disney Springs 24 and features a 20 cinema complex to catch the latest films, live music at the House of Blues, and numerous excellent eateries like Wolfgang Puck Café and Bongos Cuban Care. The amazing Cirque Du Soleil, a mix of street theatre and circus artistry, is hard to describe and it's not the cheapest ticket in town - even though it's worth every penny.
water parks are great
fun and suitable for all ages, Makes sure you have some good
sun block and keep re-applying it throughout the day. In the
blazing heat of the summer 3-4 hours without any shade is
plenty so don't overdo it.
Blizzard Beach Water Park is a highly unusual ski resort where the snow has melted
and turned the place into a mecca for water rides and
slides - look out for the one and only 'Summit Plummet'
and hang onto that swimsuit.
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is home to the biggest
surf wave ever to hit Florida and is a tropical paradise
full of slick flumes and giant slides like the 'Humunga
Kowabunga'. Makes sure you take time to snorkel 'Sharks
Florida, a playful World of LEGO adventures. This 150- acre
family theme park, located in Winter Haven, offers more
than 50 rides, shows and attractions geared for families
with children ages 2 to 12 and ultimate LEGO fans. Play
your part and fight fires at LEGO® City Rescue Academy.
Conquer The Dragon coaster as you return to a time of knights,
princesses and castles. Youll feel like a giant as
you walk through Miniland USA featuring incredibly detailed
cities built out of millions of LEGO bricks. At Ford Driving
School, kids drive LEGO themed cars through city streets
and earn their own drivers license.
Town - When guests enter Fun Town, they truly get a sense
theyve entered a LEGO village.
USA - The heart of every LEGOLAND Park, Miniland USA is
home to seven specially themed areas.
Village is ideal for toddlers and their imaginations.
Youngsters can fly a plane, drive a car or explore a whole
town designed with their height in mind.
Kingdoms takes kids back to medieval times with the LEGOLAND
Castle where spells are cast and many knights, damsels
and dragons are found.
Zone emphasizes exploring and creation, while showcasing
seven of the most visually exciting LEGO models in the
world, including a replica of Albert Einsteins head.
the Land of Adventure, visitors of all ages explore hidden
tombs and hunt for treasure.
City is the perfect place for youngsters to live out their
dreams in a scaled-down town created just for them.
Gardens- Take a relaxing stroll through the historic botanical
gardens, with more than 30 acres of beautiful landscaping
and lush vegetation. Guests of all ages will enjoy this
lovely area, especially the magnificent Banyan tree at
the heart of the gardens.
Quest is an Indoor Interactive Theme Park, combining cutting-edge
entertainment technologies such as virtual reality and
3-D with Disney stories and characters to create a one
of a kind experience. Climb into a real river raft, ride
the rapids and ovoid hungry dinosaurs in a Virtual Jungle
Cruise. Design your own roller coaster and then ride it
on Cyberspace Mountain. Explore five floor of virtual
fun with over 250 attractions, rides and games.
number one is where Hollywood, movies and television come
alive in numerous excellent rides, shows and attractions incl. the revamped ET. 'The Simpson' is still one of the best simulator
rides ever and Transformers: 3-D is definitely worth the
wait. 'Twister' will definitely put the wind up you and
if you're a sucker for 'Lassie' head over to Animal Planet
Live. Men in Black Alien Attack end depends on the amount of aliens you happen
to ZAP! It's a very full day and lots of fun.
number two is an all new them park definitely designed
for the 21st Century. You'll experience some of the world's
most advanced ride and show technology on five exciting
islands. Seuss Landing is where you'll find Cat In The
Hat, hurtle around the Last Continent on 'Dueling Dragons'
and a monster of a water ride in Jurassic Park. Toon Lagoon
is full of high spirited cartoon fun and Marvel Super
Hero Island is where you'll find Spider-Man (the best
ride of it's kind in the world) and the Incredible Hulk
Coaster with it's cheek chattering inverted turns and
is Universals nighttime entertainment complex where you
might grab a top notch dinner at Emerils, a cocktail at
Jimmy Buffet's Margeritaville or dance the night away
at The Groove. There's also a 20 cinema complex with stadium
seating that serves wine and beer - who cares if the film's
not great! Look out for top name acts at Hard Rock Live
and check out the infectious beat of the Motown Café.
You have to walk through CityWalk to exit the two main
theme parks so maybe take a break from the crowds and
stop for dinner or a drink at the end of a very enjoyable
Orlando favorite draws visitors back time and time again
year after year. Grab a show schedule upon arrival and
plan your assault on the park. Touch and feed dolphin,
pet some perfectly harmless sting rays or get face to
face with Shamu and family. If its a hot day a front row
seat at the whale show is a guaranteed way to cool off,
then dry your clothes in 60 seconds flat on the
Kraken on Manta, 2 roller coasters without floors! Journey to Atlantis
is part water ride part roller coaster and Wild Artic
also features a somewhat bumpy ride en route to some very
Aquatica, where fun is as endless as the sea itself. It's
a place the whole family is sure to love.
it may be, but it will simply be like no other in the
world. Aquatica is inspired by the rugged beauty of the
South Sea Islands. In amongst those lush, exotic surroundings,
you'll find wide, open white sand beaches, two river rides,
two huge wave pools, whimsical animals, 36 water slides,
and plenty of spacious areas to relax. It'll be a waterpark
that really does have something for everyone.
signature ride, Dolphin Plunge, will be one of the most
unique water rides ever created. Two 300-foot long clear
tubes will zoom riders through a 42 foot vertical drop,
straight through a crystal blue lagoon - home to our Commerson's
dolphins. You'll be able to see them all around as you
zip through an underwater section of this amazing ride.
will also be home to a world first in wave pool technology.
You'll find the world's only side-by-side wave pools,
which can be operated independently or together and will
offer two very different surf experiences. Cutback Cove
will feature gently rolling surf and Big Surf Shores will
provide huge 5 foot waves to test your senses. Or, if
you'd prefer you can just sit back and relax on one of
the white sand beaches. Make your day at Aquatica as relaxing
or energetic as you want it to be.
really is something for everyone at Aquatica. The little
ones havent been forgotten. The park will feature
one of the world's largest interactive play areas, Kata's
Kookaburra Cove, where there are plenty of climbs, slides,
water cannons and pure watery fun, just for the kids.
Even the smallest of tots will be entertained in the huge
children's pool, along with plenty of rides that the entire
family can join in on.
THE VOLCANO. At the heart of the island stands Krakatau™, the mighty Fire and Water Volcano. Towering 200 feet above the tropical landscape, Krakatau streams waterfalls during the day and fiery lava effects at night. Inside the cavernous volcano the Waturi people dare you to brave a variety of heart-pounding water slides.WAVE VILLAGE. Wave Village is the first of three villages guests encounter at Volcano Bay™. This peaceful escape overlooks the sparkling waters of Waturi Beach at the base of the volcano.RIVER VILLAGE. The second of three villages in Universal’s Volcano Bay™, River Village has fun for people of all ages, including the very youngest Waturi.RAINFOREST VILLAGE. The third village you’ll discover in Universal’s Volcano Bay™, Rainforest Village stretches along the shores of an action-packed river and features the perfect mix of relaxation and exhilaration.
in Tampa and hours drive from Orlando, Busch Gardens is
a 335 acre African themed park featuring cleverly designed
animal attractions, thrilling rides and live entertainment.
Edge Of Africa is a lot of fun or take an off-road adventure
on Rhino Rally. The park is best known for an incredible
collection of roller coasters like Montu, Kumba and the
new dueling wooden roller coaster Gwazi. The Tanganika
Tidal Wave, is as the name suggests, a good way to cool
off but if that sounds a bit strenuous the park is owned
by Budweiser, so a free sample may be in order.
home of America's space program, Kennedy Space Center
features a variety of exhibits, shows and tours which
are both interesting and informative. An hour away from
Orlando its very family friendly and whether you're of
the Apollo generation or a Shuttle space cadet there's
plenty to enjoy. Don't miss the stunning Imax movie or
the Spaceport USA bus tour which gets you out to the observation
gantry overlooking the biggest rockets you're ever likely
to see - if you're not careful this could be the most
fun you ever had in a science lesson!
Gator Capital Of The World is home to over 5000 of Florida's
original residents. The park is very concerned with the
conservation of the Florida Alligator so fun shows like
Jumparoo and Gator Wrestling have an educational side
to them as well. A lot of the activity centers around
a beautiful breeding marsh, which is also a haven for
hundreds of birds-any amateur ornithologists will have
a great time. Jungle Crocs Of The World features some
more fearsome imports and feeding time is not to be missed!
Gatorland is a reasonably priced and entertaining half
day attraction that kids particularly will enjoy.
something completely different, the world famous Daytona
Beach is definitely worth the drive - literally! While
surf may be a little rough, you can actually enjoy this
beach from the comfort of your car, since it's one of
the few beaches in the world on which you can drive and
park. Take I-4 east and drive for about 60 miles. Daytona
is approximately 1 ½ hours drive from Orlando.
on Florida's Space Coast, (named after the Kennedy Space
Center). You'll find lots of amenities and a seemingly
endless stretch of sand. Cocoa Beach is approximately
1 hour drive from Orlando. Head east on Bee Line Expressway
of Orlando's closet beaches, New Smyrna features a historic
district, plus shops, marinas and restaurant. New Smyrna
Beach is about one hour from Orlando.
Petersburg & Clearwater
west coast beaches are where you want to be! Close to
everything, yet miles away. A beautiful peninsula located
on Florida's West coast, the area is bordered by the Gulf
of Mexico to the west and by Tampa Bay to the east. There
is 35 miles of white-sand beaches on some 20 barrier islands.
Located just 30 minutes to Busch Gardens in Tampa and
90 minutes to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
following golf courses are all located very close to the
Reserve Golf Club: rated 3.5 stars by Golf Digest's
'Places to Play' guide. Visit www.highlandsreserve-golf.com to find out more.
Golf Resort: regarded as one of the top golf courses
nationwide. This 36 hole resort was designed by Greg
Norman. One course, the International, is a links style
course reminiscent of the top UK courses: the other,
the National, is an American style course. www.championsgategolf.com
Lakes Golf Club: listed amongst the top 30 golf courses
in Florida. Web site: www.ridgewoodlakesgolf.com
Dunes Golf Club: ranked Orlando's number two after ChampionsGate.
See www.mysticdunesgolf.com for details.
Golf Club: renowned club which has hosted several prestigious
tournaments in recent years. Go to www.celebrationgolf.com