Orlando in Florida is home to more than a dozen theme parks! Can you imagine the fun and excitement this city engulfs for its visitors? Besides the theme parks, Orlando also overflows with quaint cafés nestled along tree-lined streets, exceptional museums and a scintillating art scene. What are you waiting for? Book flights to Orlando and prep yourself for an unforgettable holiday experience.
With 233 days of glorious sunshine in a year, you may be inclined to visit Orlando simply for its glorious weather. If you are looking for a hassle-free family holiday experience, take direct flights to Orlando and follow this list of the top 5 unmissable things to do in this city.
Scraping the sky at an astounding height of 400 feet, ICON Orlando is the highest observation wheel on the U.S. east coast. Hop on the air-conditioned pods and enjoy the Floridian Skyline comfortably. You can also book an entire pod for increased privacy, or if you wish to go on a romantic date with your special someone. Tickets can be booked online or bought at the venue. The wheel operates from 10 am to 10 pm from Sunday to Thursday, and 10 am to 12 am on Friday and Saturday.
The Walt Disney World is a collection of four theme parks and two water parks. Skipping Walt Disney World Resort when visiting Orlando would be like going to Paris and skipping the Eiffel Tower. Check out the four famous theme parks viz. EPCOT (9 am to 9 pm), Hollywood Studios (9 am to 8 pm), Magic Kingdom (9 am to 6 pm), and Animal Kingdom (9 am to 8 pm) by taking a Segway tour.
Roll up your sleeves and be ready to wrestle an alligator! We are not kidding. Gatorland is a wildlife preserve and also a theme park that lets visitors touch and interact with a real-life alligator. If the thought of wrestling reptiles scare you, there’s still plenty to do. Try the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, which makes you aerially ride across the park’s crocodiles. Additionally, you can also spend time feeding baby alligators! The park opens from 10 am to 5 pm from Monday to Sunday.
Live a star-spangled astronaut’s life vicariously at the Kennedy Space Center. This is as close as one can come to getting a realistic sense of what life is like in outer space. Experience interactive space exhibits and simulators with augmented reality and holograms. You can also check out the space shuttle Atlantis hanging from the ceiling in all its glory and experience what a shuttle launch feels like. The center is functional between 7 am and 9 pm from Monday through Sunday.
Universal Orlando Resort is a legendary resort where you can have a rendezvous with Marvel Superheroes, wizards and witches! This place is great for families, couples and solo travelers. You can stay at the Universal Resort overnight, which gives you an hour's head start before the day boarders roll in. Check out The World of Harry Potter or The Adventures of Spider-Man. The park opens at 8 am and closes at 12 am from Monday to Sunday.
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