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Orlando and Walt Disney World – Florida

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Cinderella's Castle, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Theme Park Capital of the World

Orlando, Florida is known as the “Theme Park Capital of the World.” This region of Florida attracts millions of visitors from around the world every year. It’s home to many of the nation’s most popular theme parks and water parks. They include:

  • Cypress Gardens
  • Discovery Cove
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • Universal Studios
  • Walt Disney World 

Fun Orlando Attractions

Walt Disney World is Orlando’s number one tourist attraction. It’s no surprise that this popular family-friendly theme park is one of the happiest places on earth! Scroll down to read more about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.

Other fun attractions include:

  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Sea Life Orlando Aquarium
  • Madame Tussaud’s Orlando
  • Legoland Florida
  • Wild Florida (Airboat, Gator and Drive-Thru’ Safari Park)
  • The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
  • Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
  • The Wheel at ICON Park (400-ft tall Observation Wheel)
  • Chocolate Kingdom (fun for chocolate lovers)
  • Gatorland (Alligator Capital of the World)

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Explore the Florida Everglades and Wildlife Park on a fun Everglades Airboat Tour. The nature tour includes admission to the Wild Florida Airboat, Gator and Drive-Thru’ Safari Park, home to over 200 native and exotic animals. Experience a scenic Hot-Air Balloon Ride over Orlando during sunrise. Tour includes a Champagne toast and post-flight snacks. Explore NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on a fun Family-friendly Day Trip from Orlando. Get tickets for admission to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay. Soar through Sky High Canyon on an exhilarating Zip Line Tour. Buy advance tickets to Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, home to a variety of sea creatures, including octopus, seahorses, axolotis, sea turtles and jellyfish. Walk through a 360-degree glass tunnel and get an up-close view of sharks, turtles and eels. 

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Epcot - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
Epcot, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is the most popular man-made attraction on earth – and one of the most magical. It’s a fantastic place to celebrate a special birthday or occasion. We’ve had more fun here than at just about any other place we have ever visited in the world. 🙂

Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is the most popular of Disney’s Florida attractions, followed by Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Join Mickey & Minnie and all the Disney gang for a fun time of spectacular shows, adventures and thrilling rides in The Magic Kingdom, our favorite part of Disney World. No matter how old you are, we guarantee you’ll feel – and act like a kid again. Get an up-close view of Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade along Main Street and see all your favorite Disney characters and amazing floats. And wait until you see the spectacular night-time fireworks extravaganza. The musical show features a dazzling display of fireworks, stunning pyrotechnic effects, laser lights, and all your favorite Disney characters.


Epcot is one of the most fascinating places at Disney World. Divided into several sections, Future World explores the world of the future and World Showcase features 11 Country Pavilions, encircling Epcot’s beautiful lagoon. Enjoy traveling around the world and experiencing different cultures, music and cuisine. Don’t miss Epcot’s stunning night-time fireworks and laser light show over the World Showcase Lagoon. It’s breathtaking!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard and get ready for some great attractions. Be sure to pick up a schedule of Show Times so that you don’t miss anything. Escape to a galaxy far, far away at one of Disney’s top attractions – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Enjoy live shows, thrilling rides and spectacular fireworks.

Animal Kingdom

Now you can take that African Safari you’ve been dreaming about! Animal Kingdom is home to exotic wild animals like Asian tigers, African lions, and gorillas roaming wide, lush open spaces. The park offers everything from adventurous safari tours and river rafting, to thrill rides and daily live stage shows starring all your favorite Disney characters.

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The Best Time To Visit Orlando and Walt Disney World

December–April is the best time to visit Orlando. You can count on beautiful weather and lots of fun activities. It’s also peak travel season, so expect big crowds. Summers can be humid and rainy. Hurricane season typically runs from June-November.

The busiest times of the year to visit Walt Disney World are during holiday periods, school breaks, summer vacation, and weekends year-round. The least crowded times are during January and February – and just after school starts, in early September through mid-November. We’ve visited several times: Once during January for a special birthday and it was perfect – no crowds and mild weather (it rained once). The second time was during Easter Spring break. It was very crowded, long lines and hot temperatures.