Whether you’re looking to plan a family-friendly vacation or simply a getaway where you can act like a kid again, Orlando is the place for you. With roller coaster rides, interactive exhibits, and theme characters galore, it’s no wonder they call Orlando the “Theme Park Capital of the World.” Round up your kiddos or tap in to your child-like spirit and get ready to take on the adventures in the Sunshine State.
Visit Orlando and make your first stop the Mouse of House. High-five all your favorite characters in costumes and marvel at the magnificent fairy tale castle. You’ll feel like a kid again as you cheer on the parades and ride in spinning teacups. Nothing says vacation like watching your little ones’ faces light up at the sight of beautiful princesses and dancing mice. Make wishes and wait for your dreams to come true at this magical destination.
Looking to cool down from the warm Florida sunshine? Splash into the water at Wet ’n Wild. You’ll immediately feel refreshed as you plunge down a six-story waterslide, raft through funnels, and ride the waves in the Surf Lagoon. You can beat the heat in the lazy river, or dive right into the pools at Blastaway Beach™.
If you’d prefer some real-world action and educational experiences, take one of the Orlando tours over to the Kennedy Space Center, just east of the city on Merritt Island. This space station is unique in that you can get up close and personal with the space shuttle launch areas. Venture around the rockets and capsules, and meet and greet astronauts to get the inside scoop on traveling in outer space.
Still have enough time for one more stop while you’re in town? Make it Universal Studios®. From tapping into some magic at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ to hanging out with your favorite crime fighters at Marvel Super Hero Island®, this theme park will have you begging to stay longer.
Between wildlife attractions and thrill rides, you don’t have to be a kid to appreciate all the fun Orlando has to offer. Take a look at our Orlando city guide video to get more tips on what to do during your next jaunt in central Florida.