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Orlando vacation? Family Time! You’ve worked hard all year. The kids have been busy with school, sports, clubs and of course, friends. It seems like the whole family is always on the go. It’s about time for a family vacation-but where can you go to find something everyone in the family will enjoy? Why, Orlando, and Disney World, of course!
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Come experience the greatest family destination on Earth – Orlando. Walt Disney World Resort has tons of new and fascinating attractions and parades with their 100 years of Magic Celebration. Spend a full day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and enjoy a white water raft ride and tigers in Asia, its newest land. Check out the new Magic Carpets of Aladdin at Magic Kingdom Park. Experience the energy and excitement at Disney-MGM Studios’ newest attraction, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire -Play It!
No where else in the world will you find seven incredible theme parks, four water parks, and more than 80 other attractions and great hotels offering astronauts to zoos and everything in between. And we mean everything! You would need to stay for 63 days just to experience all of Orlando’s attractions!
SeaWorld Adventure Park is a wonderful place to be entertained while learning more about killer whales, dolphins, sea lions and thousands of other marine creatures. The park has undergone a major expansion, and guests who have not visited for some time will be delighted to find polar bears, walruses, sea lions, manatees, dolphins and other marine animals in exciting natural-habitat attractions. Also new is Kraken, billed as Orlando’s highest, fastest and longest rollercoaster.
What ever you do—don’t forget about fantastic shopping and bargains galore at nine local malls and four outlet centers. Of course, with all of that activity, you’re bound to work up an appetite, and Orlando’s dinner theaters and other fantastic family friendly restaurants are serving up a hot, hearty meal just like you’d serve at home.
Don’t let another moment slip by. Reconnect with your family with a Vacation Package to the greatest family destination on earth. In Orlando, every place you go, everywhere you look, there’s something exciting happening. Thrilling attractions, fabulous shopping and dining options, sizzling nightlife and the great outdoors create big-time fun — and big-time smiles — for the entire family. Here, you’ll find the world’s greatest theme parks, from the thrills of UNIVERSAL Orlando Resort to the excitement of SeaWorld Orlando. Also experience the Alligator Capital of the World at Gatorland.
Consider Orlando your home away from home, with all of the conveniences you need for your family right here at your fingertips. Whether you’re visiting us for the first time, or you vacation here year after year, we’re glad you’ve chosen Orlando as your family destination.
Wet ‘n Wild, Orlando’s most exciting waterpark, offers the best variety of multi-passenger tube rides. Boogie down on the all-new retro raft adventure – Disco H2O. Splash to the pumping hits of the seventies as you spin circles through an enclosed aqua disco. Take a relaxing journey into Florida’s past through the breathtaking waterfalls on the Lazy River or get soaked down a ruptured pipeline on The Blast. Wet ‘n Wild is open year round and provides the ideal mix of fun / sun and relaxation to make your next Orlando trip SUN-sational.
Kids will be kids, and in Central Florida, grownups will be, too. Reclaiming childhood is easy here, especially with the opening of three new Orlando attractions: Discovery Cove by SeaWorld, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Discovery Cove is billed as an exclusive, reservations-only tropical park where guests can swim and interact with dolphins, tropical fish, sharks and sting rays. Universal Studios Islands of Adventure combines technologically advanced thrill rides with some of the world’s most beloved cartoon characters. And Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers visitors a safari experience, rides, exotic landscapes and animals from around the globe.
Familiar theme park favorites include the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s original Florida park in Lake Buena Vista. Here, Cinderella’s castle is a fantastic backdrop for playful rides with Mickey Mouse and his friends. At nearby Epcot, many visitors appreciate the chance to take a mini world tour or learn about human innovations in the quest for knowledge. Disney-MGM Studios allows visitors to see Disney animators creating wonderful characters and explains movie-making on an entertaining backlot tour. Other Walt Disney World Resort attractions include Downtown Disney, a shopping, dining and entertainment complex; and DisneyQuest, a virtual reality adventure.
At Universal Studios Florida, guests can “ride the movies” at the largest working motion picture studio outside of Hollywood, CA. Don’t miss “Twister”, which allows guests to experience an actual tornado from a mere 20 feet away or the thrilling “Back to the Future” and “Terminator 2 3-D” rides. Nearby is Universal CityWalk, a 30-acre shopping, dining and entertainment complex which includes the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe. The Universal Studios complex (collectively called Universal Studios Escape) includes the new Portofino Bay Hotel as well as the Islands of Adventure theme park, which combines thrill rides and attractions with the world’s most beloved cartoons.
Botanical beauty flourishes in several parks that offer breathtaking displays of lush plant life. A short distance from Orlando in Winter Haven, Cypress Gardens’ claim to fame is its stunning outdoor floral displays and seasonal flower festivals. In addition, star-studded ice shows, a butterfly aviary, a reptile discovery attraction and world-famous waterski shows entertain guests daily. On a smaller scale, Bok Tower Gardens offers a serene sanctuary abounding with azaleas, camellias and magnolias. Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens in Orlando is the home of the largest camellia and formal rose gardens in the South.
Other fun places to visit include Kissimee’s Gatorland, known as “The Alligator Capital of the World” and WonderWorks, a new entertainment center at Pointe Orlando, where visitors can experience the trembling of earthquakes and the feel of defying gravity. Just a short drive to the north of Orlando near Ocala’s Silver Springs, the state’s first tourist attraction and now a national landmark and nature theme park on 350 acres. Here, guests can ride on a glass-bottomed boat, take a jeep safari ride and cruise through a tropical jungle.
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