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Things to do around Orlando and Central Florida

Out and About in Orlando Florida
The Orlando Area of Central Florida is popular not with just Americans, and Europeans but with people the whole world over. And justly so. There is a wide range of family entertainment particularly the theme parks, and also world class shopping from the Top Brand Names to local flea markets.

With a sub-tropical climate the region has wonderful weather all year round. If you are looking for winter sun or just a place to visit during the school holidays then there is beautiful weather and lots to see and do.

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Disney World
Disney Theme Parks Orlando Florida

Disney Theme Parks Orlando Florida

Magic Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World Resort, captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions, backstage tours and beloved Disney Characters.

Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, sprawls across 300 acres—twice the size of Magic Kingdom theme park—and is divided into Future World and World Showcase.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, is full of attractions, adventures and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney’s dedication to nature and conservation, and in doing so, the Park leads the way in animal care, education and research.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Walt Disney World Resort, offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hollywood-style action with live shows, thrilling attractions, backstage tours and special events that only happen in this Disney Park dedicated to entertainment.

Click here for more details on the Disney Theme Parks in Orlando, Florida or here for the official Disney site.

Universal Studios

Universal Studios Florida is a real working motion picture and television studio that enables guests to jump right into the action of their favorite films and TV shows ‘on-set’ of a variety of fully dressed backlot locations.

Universal Studios features such favorites as Shrek 4D, Revenge of the Mummy, Twister, The Blues Brothers and many more.  Click here for more details on Universal Studios or here for the Universal Studios official site.

Universal Studios Orlando Florida

Universal Studios Orlando Florida

Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida

Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida

These thrill rides will get your heart pumping and offer an unforgettable vacation.

Around every bend is another epic adventure. Around every corner awaits another once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Take an unforgettable journey through the uniquely themed islands of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where the world’s most cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions bring your favorite stories, myths, cartoons, comic book heroes and children’s tales to life.

Click here for more details on Islands of Adventure or here for the official Islands of Adventure site.

SeaWorld

Sea World is like no other theme park in Orlando. You’ll find one-of-a-kind rides, shows, and Shamu, the Killer Whale. Sea World is also the one and only theme park in Orlando that emphasizes education as much as it does entertainment.

There are wild roller coaster rides, and lots of water based educational exhibits.  The Star of the park is Shamu, but there are kids themed shows and various habitat educational areas as well.  Dont forget to walk under the seas surrounded by sharks…

Click here for more details on SeaWorld Orlando or here for the official SeaWorld site.

Shamu at Seaworld, Orlando, Florida

Shamu at Seaworld, Orlando, Florida

Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens Theme Park, Tampa, Florida

Busch Gardens Theme Park, Tampa, Florida

The park is a one-of-a-kind theme park. You’ll find thrills for the adventure seekers, exotic flora and fauna for the observer, and delightful shows for the young and young at heart. With some of the world’s most innovative roller coasters rides, Busch Gardens is sure to please the Adventure junkie.

Arguably this is the better park for white knuckle rides in the Orlando Area.  It is also the most distant from Watersong at 64 miles or an hour’s drive.  However it is well worth the effort as with all the parks it has entertainment for guests of all ages.

Click here for more details on Busch Gardens or here for the official Busch Gardens site.

Legoland

LEGOLANDis located in Winter Haven, just 45 minutes southwest of Orlando, but only 23 miles from the Watersong community a drive of just over 30 minutes.

The 150-acre park offers a unique mix of more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, including spectacular LEGO® models and other interactive elements designed for families with children between the ages of two and twelve.

2012 saw the opening of the LEGOLAND Water Park rounding out the attractions for the LEGOLAND complex.

Click here for more information on LEGOLAND Florida, or here for the official LEGOLAND site.

Legoland Florida Star Wars themed cluster in the theme park.

Legoland Florida Star Wars themed cluster in the theme park.

 

Aquatica

Dolphin Plunge at Aquatica Water Park, Orlando, Florida

Dolphin Plunge at Aquatica Water Park, Orlando, Florida

Aquatica is part of the SeaWorld group of theme parks, and is situated across the road from SeaWorld Orlando. Whether your looking for serene or extreme water rides, you’ll find it in state-of-the-art rides and slides in Aquatica.

The signature ride is the Dolphin Plunge. This ride has dual water slides that plunges riders in clear tubes through a crystal-blue lagoon featuring black and white Commerson’s dolphins.

Click here for more information on SeaWorld’s Aquatica water park, or here for the official Aquatica site.

Wet ‘n Wild

Wet N Wild is less than two miles from Universal Orlando, on International Drive, near popular shopping outlets and malls.  It is the longest established water park in the area and in 2012 opened a new Sandcastle themed water playground.

Wet ‘n Wild water park is more themed to multi-person thrill rides than any other water park. So whether you visit the park with friends or family, Wet ‘n Wild makes it easy to have fun and share this adventure with others.

Click here for more information on the Wet ‘n Wild water park, or here for the official Wet ‘n Wild site.

Wet N Wild Water Park Orlando, Florida

Wet N Wild Water Park Orlando, Florida