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Top 5: Theme Parks In Orlando

by Monique Barrett

Apr 1, 2015

Toy Soldiers parading down Main Street in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida © Wisconsinart | Dreamstime

North America


Spaceship Earth at Walt Disney World's Epcot in Orlando, Florida © Darwin Lopez | Dreamstime 13172645

Spaceship Earth at Epcot © Darwin Lopez | Dreamstime



One of Orlando’s largest theme parks features an incredible amount of unique attractions for kids and adults across 305 acres, including 11 international pavilions showcasing countries around the world, an aquarium, a 1.3-mile promenade around the World Showcase Lagoon and fun rides like the Soarin’ hang-gliding experience. The theme park also hosts exciting events throughout the year, including the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.


Hogwarts Castle at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida © Alila07 | Dreamstime 22673398

Hogwarts Castle at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure © Alila07 | Dreamstime


Islands of Adventure

Universal’s Islands of Adventure brings popular stories, myths, cartoons, comic books and children’s tales to life. Visitors can step into the world of Hogwarts and dine at the Three Broomsticks at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, come face-to-face with the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park and splash around with cartoon characters on the water rides of Toon Lagoon.


Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida © Libo Tang | Dreamstime 33028497

Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom © Libo Tang | Dreamstime


Magic Kingdom

At Disney’s Magic Kingdom, you can revisit your favorite childhood movies in the park’s six themed areas — Main Street USA, Adventureland, Frontierland, Tomorrowland, Fantastyland and Liberty Square — as well as celebrate with your favorite characters at colorful parades and festive dining outlets. Each night, Cinderella’s 189-foot castle is illuminated with two incredible firework shows.


Sea Lions at Sea World, Orlando, Florida © Ralph Nessler | Dreamstime 2571290

Sea Lions at Sea World © Ralph Nessler | Dreamstime



Beyond the debate around its marine life, SeaWorld offers an array of impressive rides, including the Kraken and Manta roller coasts that dangle and fly guests over the park. The park goes high-tech with its TurtleTrek attraction that gives visitors a 360-degree view of a virtual undersea environment.


Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios © Mike Ricci | Dreamstime 12481060

The Sorcerer’s Hat at Hollywood Studios © Mike Ricci | Dreamstime


Hollywood Studios

Live stunt shows, rock and roll rollercoasters and plummeting elevator rides are just a few of the thrilling attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Step into classic blockbuster movies and top TV shows at a theme park that feels like a movie set. Popular rides include the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith.



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