Introduction to Orlando
Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, but did you know Florida also has more fresh springs than any other American state? People come from all over the world to enjoy the rides and imaginary lands of Florida’s capital – and leave impressed with all of the other great stuff they’ve seen and done along the way ...
Where better to start your theme park journey than with the one and only Walt Disney World, which boasts four theme parks open 365-days a year including the park that started it all – Magic Kingdom (hello Space Mountain!). Harry Potter fans can head straight to Diagon Alley courtesy of Universal Orlando’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida, one of two Universal parks in Florida.
In all, Disney and Universal form the ‘big six’ theme parks in Florida. If you’re left wanting more magic, there’s SeaWorld Orlando, no less than five water parks, Gatorland (yep, ‘gators a-plenty here) and Legoland Florida. For something a little different again, why not undertake astronaut training at the amazing Kennedy Space Center?
After all the action, find comfort in Orlando’s buzzing food scene from top notch at celebrity chef restaurants to street food at open air markets like Hawkers Asian Street Fare or Universal’s CityWalk district. For outdoorsy goodness, go kayaking along the famous springs at Wekiwa, swim with the manatees at Blue Spring State Park or check out the impressive gardens at Bok Tower and Harry P. Leu.