Attractions of Orlando (Florida) and the surrounding area

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Orlando and all of Florida, in addition to being among the top vacation destinations in the United States, are also the home of attractions and amusement parks in the world. The Orlando tourist area boasts the best theme parks, water and amusement parks on the planet.

The city also offers incredible outdoor experiences, surrounded by wild nature. No area on earth has such a concentration of amusement parks and attractions as Orlando's. Let's discover together the best attractions in Orlando.




What to see in Orlando (Florida) 

Fun Spot Parks 

This theme park represents the typical American amusement park and offers extreme go-kart racing and many thrill rides for the family. There are 2 amusement parks, one in Orlando and one in nearby Kissimmee, and they are among the main attractions of Orlando.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium

Located in a building that appears to be sinking, as if it was the victim of one of Florida's infamous sinkholes, you'll find a huge collection of quirky and unusual memorabilia and treasures.

Explore an incredible variety of objects and exhibits in 16 unique galleries that pay homage to the strange and the bizarre. Its fascinating, quirky and interactive exhibits serve as entertainment for the whole family.

Entrance fee: $ 22 adults, $ 15 children

Madame Tussauds Orlando

It is one of the most popular attractions in Orlando. This museum features incredibly detailed and lifelike wax figures that lovingly pay homage to celebrities and historical figures, including Selena Gomez, Ryan Gosling, Ricky Martin and more.


Visitors will be able to experience an immersive and interactive experience, full of fun for the whole family. Moving between the different thematic areas you can meet all your favorite stars, shake hands with award-winning film actors, take the stage with historical and modern world leaders, take a selfie with sports stars or music legends.


Entrance fee: $ 25 adults, $ 20 children

SEA LIFE Orlando

SEA LIFE Orlando offers a wave of underwater adventures with a beautiful display of colorful fish, sharks, jellyfish, seahorses and much more. From floor to ceiling the various displays, bubble aquariums and underwater tunnels offer an immersive experience.

Entrance fee: $ 25.50 adults, $ 20.50 children

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

This beautiful zoo is a showcase of hundreds of rare or threatened animals, including cheetahs, leopards, Indian rhinos, and some of the most venomous snakes in the world. There is also the ZOOm Air Adventures zipline experience for the more adventurous.

Entrance fee: $ 19.50 adults, $ 13.75 children

Old Town Shopping, Dining & Entertainment Attraction

It has 75 unique specialty shops, eight restaurants and 18 thrilling rides. This attraction offers the look of an early 20th century Florida city. Definitely one of Orlando's must-see attractions.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex 

It hosts more than 350 events a year. It is the nation's premier multi-sport venue for amateur and professional sports. It has hosted more than 70 different championships and athletes from more than 70 countries. Designed for youth sports, the 93-hectare facility features multiple competition venues. It is the home of spring training for the Atlanta Braves.


Gatorland

One of the prime attractions of Orlando and central Florida, Gatorland is a park with thousands of alligators and crocodiles. It is also home to a zoo, an aviary with various birds, a mini water park, an eco-tour and various outdoor entertainment offerings, including the daily alligator show.


Entrance fee: $ 29.99 adults, $ 19.99 children

Orlando Science Center 

Orlando Science Center provides the opportunity to learn and understand the basics of science, stimulate curiosity and exploration. This center houses an observatory, giant screen, theaters and hundreds of lifelike live performances across four floors, offering the opportunity to explore, experience and discover.

Entrance fee: $ 20.95 adults, $ 14.95 children

The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye is Orlando's new icon. With a height of 122 meters, it is the tallest Ferris wheel on the east coast of the United States. Located in the i-Drive 360 ​​entertainment complex, guests will be transported in an air-conditioned glass capsule for 360-degree views of central Florida.

Entrance fee: $ 26 adults, $ 21 children

Zero-G Corporation

Simulate the beautiful experience of flight in space without gravity, similar to that of astronauts. Flights depart from Cape Canaveral on selected dates.

Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! 

This exhibit in the Orlando Science Center displays over 400 skeletons in never-before-seen poses, giving visitors a new respect for the entire animal kingdom.

Entrance fee: $ 5.99

Magical Midway

A funfair on International Drive with kart tracks, various rides and attractions, and a large arcade. The Orlando StarFlyer is the only attraction of its kind in the United States, with seating for guests on swings suspended 78 meters above the ground.


Splitsville

An upscale entertainment center is located in Downtown Disney, with bowling, billiards, dining, music and nightlife.


Disney springs 

A five-story indoor interactive theme park that blends Disney magic with cutting-edge technology. Among the various attractions, guests can board a real river raft on the Virtual Jungle Cruise, or aboard the Cyber ​​Space Mountain roller coaster or be part of a human pinball machine in the Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam. Some attractions require an extra cost. It is located in Downtown Disney.

Green Meadows Petting Farm 

It has a two-hour guided tour to see more than 300 farm animals. Visitors love to pet animals, feed them, milk a cow and ride a pony. Pin-nic areas are available.

WhirlyDome

WhirlyDome introduces visitors to WhirlyBall's first fully mechanized sports team, which is a combination of bumper cars, lacrosse and basketball. The property is also home to the Bloodhound Brew, with a large variety of craft beer and tasty food choices. In addition, the WhirlyDome has a laser game area, a car race simulator, bowling and an arcade.

Disney Inverno Summerland Miniature Golf

An interactive minigolf experience with two extravagant 18-hole courses, elf-sized golf courses. One demented snowy track themed Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, while the other takes a more tropical holiday theme, with ornaments hanging from palm trees.

Kings Bowl Orlando

3 square feet of entertainment with 22 bowling alleys, four pool tables, one shuffleboard table, as well as a full service restaurant and two premium bars.

The Holy Land Experience

The park recreates the ancient world of the Bible through landscapes, architecture and live performances throughout the day, in the 2.000-seat Church of All Peoples. Genuine artifacts, sacred and peaceful places, gardens of prayer inform and inspire, while young people can enjoy rock climbing or children's inflatable games in Adventureland.

Titanic the Experience 

This 17 gallery tour includes scale, room recreations where authentic artifacts and storytellers in period costume allow visitors to discover the unforgettable sights, sounds and thrills of the most famous ship that has ever sailed.

Disney Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf

Fantasia Gardens features 36 holes, an 18-hole mini golf course with a theme from Disney's classic animated film “Fantasia,” and Fantasia Fairways, an 18-hole challenge designed with bunkers and obstacles.

Showcase of Citrus 

This “Old Time Country Farm Store” and “U-Pick Citrus Grove” offers visitors the opportunity to harvest up to 60 seasonal varieties from the trees. Other activities include eco-safari excursions in 4 × 4 vehicles and a free guided walking waterfront tour through the areas, playground and picnic, local artisan fruit juices, jams and sauces.

WonderWorks

Orlando's only “upside down” attraction, it features more than 100 interactive exhibits. Guests can experience various attractions, a 3-D roller coaster or watch a magic and comedy dinner show.

Orlando Grand Prix 

A karting experience in an air-conditioned indoor environment. The 6500 square meters of space offer two courses with two different running experiences. Among the novelties there are the electric pro-karts that reach speeds of up to 80 km / h. Also featured are the latest advances in tracking technology and a comfortable seating area with flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

Escapology Orlando 

This I-Drive attraction brings a new kind of entertainment to Orlando and the United States. The authors challenge guests to be their heroes in an exciting game of adventure and mystery. Teams (up to six players) are locked in a themed room and in just 60 minutes must combine clues, solve puzzles and discover the key to escape.

I-Drive NASCAR

This new facility features a 1 kilometer indoor track and electric karts that can go up to 75km per hour. In addition to the kart racing, the venue also offers a four-lane bowling alley, an arcade and a restaurant.

CSI: The Experience

This traveling exhibition combines the fun of a successful show with real scientific and investigative techniques. Guests play the role of crime scene investigators intent on solving mysteries with props, special effects, crime scene recreation and two crime labs.

Crayola Experience 

An invitation to embark on an adventure where color, chemistry, and digital technology combine to make a typical attraction for families. The venue offers 25 attractions for the whole family.

Attractions around Orlando (Florida)

Complex Kennedy Space Center Visitor 

The $ 100 million Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction allows guests to come face to face with the historic spacecraft and “feel like an astronaut”. Enjoy never-before-seen multimedia presentations and more than 60 interactive experiences, touch-screens and high-tech simulators.

Visitors can experience jumping into the void in the Shuttle Launch Experience. The Apollo / Saturn V Center provides a glimpse into American inspirations in the journey to the moon. There is a real rocket for the moon, the Saturn V, one of only three in the world.

Attractions of Orlando (Florida) and the surrounding area
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