Florida’s Orlando, a very popular tourist destination is known as the ‘Theme Park Capital of the World’. It draws more than 51 million visitors a year and suffers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to escapist options especially for families with kids. It has lots of theme parks, attractions and amusement options that are bound to go well with your kids. I have put together a list of the top 4 attractions in Orlando for families with kids. Pick yourself a favorite and go and enjoy these places.
Discovery Cove Orlando
This place allows you to swim with an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, wade with playful rays, snorkel over a tropical reef amongst thousands of exotic fish, hand-feed tropical birds in a free-flight aviary and relax on pristine beaches. This waterpark is the perfect choice if you want to offer a tropical underwater experience to your kids. The Discovery Cove tickets in 2014 seem to have some interesting offers.
Walt Disney World
The Walt Disney World with its Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Magic Kingdom Park offers tough competition to all of Orlando’s theme parks. The Animal Kingdom theme park is one of the largest animal theme parks in the world where one can encounter exotic animals across 6 enthralling lands: Oasis, Discovery Island, Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia and DinoLand, USA areas. While the Animal Kingdom is special, the Magic Kingdom park tries to make fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages with stunning fireworks, musical parades, space excursions, fantasyland and more.
Sea World Orlando
A tropical beach destination like Orlando is bound to have many water theme parks and in line with that, I have one more water special in my top 4 list and this time it is the Sea World Orlando. Here, one can get up close to dolphins, penguins, sharks, turtles, sea lions and the manta aquarium. And can also get a special arctic and Antarctic experience, but the special here is the Shamu express for a rushing water experience. Apart from great entertainment, the Sea World offers a great learning experience for kids.
Universal’s Islands Of Adventure
The Islands of Adventure by Universal Studios promises a once-in-a-lifetime thrill with its uniquely themed islands. In this islands, you and your family can be a part of cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions that bring your favorite stories, myths, cartoons, comic book heroes and children’s tales to life. The special here is the Wizarding World of Adventure where one can pass through the towering Hogwarts castle gates and explore the familiar passageways, classrooms and corridors.
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