Florida, and Orlando in particular has become a mecca for family fun, a city that is packed with adventure and some incredible theme parks. Each year millions of tourists flock to Orlando, usually with their children, to experience adrenalin-fuelled and fun filled vacations in one of the World’s largest playgrounds. If you’re heading to Orlando any time soon and what to make sure you hit the best theme parks then here is our top 3 for you to consider.
Topping the list is the most iconic theme park of all time, DisneyWorld, an enormous theme park that has set the precedent for all others. This park in Orlando actually offers 4 different them parks;
Epcot – A park dedicated to science and human achievement with futuristic rides and exhibitions.
Magic Kingdom – The first park that was built in the complex, dedicated to all things Disney with characters and rides inspired by the iconic films.
Animal Kingdom – A huge zoo complex with hundreds of animal species and animal inspired rides.
Hollywood Studios – Theme park centred around the film industry with rides inspired by iconic films from the past and the present.
DisneyWorld should not be missed, it is truly the best of all the Orlando theme parks.
Universal Studios is a theme park that is entirely based around the entertainment industry and gives it’s visitors the opportunity to enter into the world of film and television through it’s rides. The park has over 7 million visitors every year who come to experience the fantastic array of rides on offer that take them behind the film set. The themed rides change often to celebrate different films and past attractions have been inspired by hugely popular films such as Terminator, E.T., Shrek, The Transformers and Beetlejuice.
SeaWorld is a theme park on the outskirts of Orlando that is inspired by all things aquatic, not only does the park feature several species of marine life in it’s pools, lakes and exhibits, but it also features some thrilling rides that are inspired by sea creatures. Some of the best things to see in SeaWorld are the Shark Encounter, a tunnel that leads you underneath a tank where sharks and barracudas swim, the killer whale show, a fantastic spectacle where killer whales perform stunts and tricks and Mako, an incredible rollercoaster where you sit on the back of a shark and experience a thrilling and very wet adventure.
It is important to buy your tickets early for any of Orlando’s theme parks and this is even more true with these three, they are incredibly popular as you can imagine and see millions of tourists through their gates every year. It is also important that you dedicate enough time to the parks, in DisneyWorld for example, there is so much to see and do that you could probably spend a week there and not experience everything the park has to offer. Make sure you plan ahead of time for your visit to Orlando and more importantly, have fun!