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Orlando Theme Parks

Visitors both young and young at heart can immerse themselves in the world’s top theme parks right here in Orlando! Whether it’s the magic of Walt Disney World® Resort, endless adventures at Universal Orlando Resort, an aquatic wonderland at SeaWorld® Orlando, or building family fun at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, Orlando has theme parks that are perfect for you. What’s more, our parks continually have new projects on the horizon, so even the most frequent visitors will always find fresh ways to create lasting memories, year after year, in Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World®.

Explore Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando

Walt Disney World Resort’s crown jewel is the Magic Kingdom® Park, which offers some of Disney’s most iconic attractions, magical encounters with beloved Disney characters, and special seasonal events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. At Disney’s Epcot®, explore Earth’s past, present and future and enjoy annual celebrations like fall’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and spring’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

Mother Nature takes center stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, which will transport you to some of the most remote locations on the planet without leaving Orlando. Then, it’s time for lights, camera and plenty of action at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Disney's stunning salute to movies.

Speaking of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, for the first time ever, there’s a place where you can live your very own Star Wars™ story, from flying the Millennium Falcon to getting caught in a battle between the First Order and the Resistance, only at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. And now, the wackiest, silliest train trip ever is ready to take you through the cartoon world and Mickey & Minnie’s first ride-through attraction in Disney Parks history. When Mouse Rules apply, anything can happen aboard Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway!

And the thrills still aren’t done! Disney also has two water parks in Orlando, Disney’s Blizzard Beach® Water Park and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® Water Park, which are themed around a melting ski resort and a storm-tossed tropical paradise, respectively.

You’ll discover unique dining and shopping throughout Disney’s theme parks and water parks, but Disney Springs takes both to a rarefied level. Not only does it feature the highest concentration of celebrity chefs in Orlando, but admission and parking are always free!

SeaWorld

Where in Orlando can you make friends with a dolphin, journey to Antarctica to visit penguins, ride white-knuckle roller coasters and explore Sesame Street? Only at SeaWorld® Orlando!

Thrilling Orlando visitors since 1973, SeaWorld is known for extraordinary animal encounters and one-of-a-kind rides. The Kraken® roller coaster is a prime example of the latter, inviting you to embark on a deep-sea adventure with a menagerie of legendary beasts … if you dare! And at the all-new Infinity Falls™, you’ll journey through the remains of a lost jungle civilization in a white-water voyage you won’t soon forget.

More pulse-pounding excitement awaits on the Mako® "hyper coaster" and Manta®. You’ll probably get wet on the latter, but you’re definitely in for a soaking at Journey to Atlantis®. And at Wild Arctic®, a jet-helicopter ride through the frozen north is followed by a self-guided tour of an arctic research station featuring awe-inspiring creatures like beluga whales and walruses.

Aquatica® Orlando

Aquatica Orlando combines the sort of up-close animal encounters that made SeaWorld® Orlando famous with thrilling rides, sandy beaches and a serene lazy river for optimal water-themed entertainment. And thanks to heated water in the cooler months, it’s open for your enjoyment all year long!

Aquatica’s newest attraction, KareKare Curl, leads the parks lineup of unforgettable experiences, inviting you to “climb” a vertical wave wall during a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure. More fun on rafts and tubes can be found at Ray Rush, Omaka Rocka, Tassie’s Twisters, Walhalla Wave and Whanau Way. You can even grab a mat for a lightning-fast, eight-person competition at Taumata Racer!

Not that you need a conveyance to have a blast at Aquatica! Take a solo run through Ihu’s Breakaway Falls — the steepest multi-drop tower in Orlando — or race through a roaring sea of high tides at Roa’s Rapids. And for an experience your friends back home won’t believe, travel through a school of playful, black-and-white Commerson’s dolphins from inside an enclosed, see-through tube at Dolphin Plunge.

The latter has an underwater viewing area for younger guests, who will also enjoy kid-centric attractions like Kata’s Kookaburra Cove and Walkabout Waters. And the whole family can frolic together at the Cutback Cove and Big Surf Shores wave pools.

The wave pools also have sandy beach areas that are perfect for relaxation, and Loggerhead Lane — a lazy river where you can float past exotic tropical fish and the park’s dolphin exhibit — extends the tranquility. For still more serenity, reserve a lounger or a private cabana on Aquatica’s sunny beaches.

Ready to experience Aquatica for yourself? Come to Orlando — but first, use the information below to explore everything else there is to do at SeaWorld’s waterpark!

Discovery Cove®

Tucked away from it all, Discovery Cove is a true gem. At this all-inclusive day resort, you can drift down a scenic river, hand-feed exotic birds, snorkel crystal-clear waters with tropical fish and rays, and even swim and interact with bottlenose dolphins.

These and other unforgettable experiences unfold at a relaxed pace, no matter if you’re exploring, enjoying nature or connecting with wondrous marine animals. And it’s all exclusive to Orlando.

Standard admission to Discovery Cove opens a world of possibilities for you to explore. You’ll also be provided with unlimited food and beverages (including alcohol for guests 21 and up), as well as all amenities you’ll need to enjoy your stay, such as snorkeling gear, fresh towels and more.

From there, the choice is yours. Gear up to swim with thousands of tropical fish at The Grand Reef, have face-to-face encounters with playful otters and marmosets at Freshwater Oasis, and meet some new feathered friends at Explorer’s Aviary. Or, just find inner peace at Serenity Bay and Wind-Away River.

Looking for something really special? Opt for the Dolphin Swim or Trainer for a Day admission packages. The former enhances your visit by adding 30 minutes of quality time with a dolphin, while the latter offers enhanced interaction, a private photo session with two dolphins and a behind-the-scenes tour.

Other optional adventures include SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour where you’ll be fitted with a dive helmet, as well as Ray Feeding and the 90-minute Animal Trek. You can even Swim With Sharks — if you dare!
For more serenity, book a four-person Day Bed or your own Cabana, complete with a dedicated host to see to your every need. You can also get an upgraded drink package, or reserve space for group events of any type, including weddings.

Ready to discover everything else at Discovery Cove? Keep reading for more details on the resort’s unique experiences, and make plans to visit it the next time you’re in Orlando.

Universal Orlando Resort

Play, scream and laugh with some of the biggest characters in movies, TV and pop culture at Universal Orlando Resort! In addition to three incredible theme parks, including a water theme park, Universal Orlando Resort offers entertainment, shopping and dining at Universal CityWalk, as well as onsite accommodations for every style and budget. It’s the only place in Orlando where you can soar over Hogwarts™ with Harry Potter™, swing through city streets with Spider-Man, and conquer the mighty Krakatau volcano — among other unforgettable adventures. Experience it for yourself during your next trip to Orlando!

Imagine casting spells with a wand like Harry Potter™, becoming a mischievous Minion, or being in the middle of an intergalactic showdown with the Autobots and Decepticons. Maybe you’d like to get to know Shrek, race with the crew from Fast & Furious, or fight aliens with the MEN IN BLACK™.

Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida, where cutting-edge rides, shows and attractions bring your favorite movies, television and more to life at Universal Orlando Resort.
The fastest experience at Universal Studios to put you in the middle of the action is Fast & Furious — Supercharged, a high-octane chase based on the blockbuster films — the first of many starring roles waiting for you here. Zap aliens at MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™, save Earth from the Decepticons at TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride-3D, survive the Revenge of the Mummy, and help a lovable alien phone home at the park’s longest-running attraction, E.T. Adventure.

You can also rock out at Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, an adrenaline- and music-fueled roller coaster that reaches speeds of 65 mph. Or, take a wild tour of the Big Apple with late night’s reigning king at Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Of course, anyone in possession of Floo powder might want to teleport directly to Diagon Alley™, half of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort. This faithful reproduction of the famous wizarding retail district also features themed shopping and dining, as well as the thrilling ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™. And at King's Cross Station, you can take the Hogwarts™ Express — which can take you directly to Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. (Please note: Hogwarts™ Express requires a multi-park ticket. Additional restrictions apply.)

There’s a lot of animated fun to be had at Universal Studios, too, starting with Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Shrek 4-D and Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, among other options.

And that’s still not a wrap, as you’ll also find unforgettable character encounters, live entertainment, dining and shopping around every corner. Read on for more information about Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, where you’re always the star!

Universal's Islands of Adventure

Adventurers, explorers, book-lovers and thrill-seekers will be awed by the unbelievable experiences that await at Universal’s Islands of Adventure — a world where heroes, myths and legends become real at Universal Orlando Resort!

Explore both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ as you board the Hogwarts™ Express from King’s Cross Station in Universal Studios Florida and arrive at Hogsmeade™ Station in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. (A multi-park ticket is required for travel on Hogwarts™ Express. Additional restrictions apply.)

Half The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort is home to Hogwarts™ castle and Hogsmeade™ village. On select nights, watch in awe as a dazzling spectacle of music and lights are cast against the majestic backdrop of the castle. Here, you can enjoy themed shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as feats of wizardry on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, Flight of the Hippogriff™ and the all-new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™.

If comic books are more your thing, meet some of your favorite costumed adventurers at Marvel Super Hero Island®. Populated by icons such as Captain America, Wolverine, The Green Goblin and others, it also features heart-pounding attractions like The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, The Incredible Hulk Coaster®, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall® and Storm Force Accelatron®.

Next, the young and the young-at-heart can step into beloved childhood storybooks at Seuss Landing™. Inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss and designed with younger guests in mind, this area’s attractions are fun for the whole family, including The Cat in the Hat™, The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride!™, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™ and Caro-Seuss-el™.

For even more animated adventures, check out Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls® and Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®. Just be prepared for a soaking when you climb aboard these fast-paced water rides!

You also stand a good chance of getting wet at Poseidon’s Fury, an innovative walk-through exploration of an ancient Greek temple. And you’ll definitely want to bring a towel for Jurassic Park River Adventure, where a white-knuckle river journey through the famous dinosaur land culminates in a pitch-black, 85-foot drop.

Not enough prehistoric action for you? Run with the undisputed king of the apes at Skull Island: Reign of Kong. And even little ones can have some primeval fun at Pteranodon Flyers.

All this plus live shows, character meet-and-greets, dining and shopping built around some of the greatest legends known to man — and you’ll only find it in Orlando. Use the resources below to plan your visit, and book passage to Universal’s Islands of Adventure!

Universal's Volcano Bay

In their quest for a new island home, the fabled Waturi people searched high and low for the perfect island paradise — and they found it at Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, part of  Universal Orlando Resort! Split into four distinct areas anchored by the towering, 200-foot-tall Krakatau volcano, the park is a stunning testament to the Waturi philosophy: “Water Is Life and Life Is Joy.”

This imaginative water theme park is equal parts vibrant and serene, and resort-like amenities and creative menu offerings only add to the South Pacific island appeal. Sip a specialty cocktail or sample Polynesian delights as you plunge into island life!

Excitement awaits in Rainforest Village, including Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides, Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides, Punga Racers, Taniwha Tubes — Tonga & Raki, TeAwa the Fearless River and Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides. Or, take a relaxing dip in the Puka Uli Lagoon.

Tranquility also abounds at Wave Village thanks to Waturi Beach and The Reef, as does adventure courtesy of Ko’okiri Body Plunge. Then, drift away along the Kopiko Wai Winding River at River Village, which has fun for younger guests and their families at Tot Tiki Reef, Runamukka Reef and Honu ika Moana — and excitement for thrill-seekers at Krakatau Aqua Coaster.

Universal’s Volcano Bay further benefits from the innovative TapuTapu wearable technology. Upon entry, you’ll receive a wearable that will change the way you wait in lines, and must be returned at the end of the day. Simply swipe your band against a totem, and you’ll be given a designated time to return. Plus, your wristband will reveal amazing surprises throughout the park!

Learn more about Universal’s Volcano Bay with the resources below, and get ready for amazing aquatic adventures that can only be enjoyed in Orlando!

Explore LEGOLAND Florida Resort

All told, LEGOLAND Florida Resort boasts more than 50 rides, attractions and shows, plus life-size LEGO displays and interactive entertainment for all ages. And now, you're invited to Bricksburg where the immersive world of THE LEGO MOVIE comes to life through three new rides, a taco stop and character meet-and-greets. Brave the family-friendly Unikitty-themed drop tower, rocket into a daring flying theater and battle through the waters against DUPLO® aliens to save the day.

Of course, diehard LEGO fanatics might want to head straight to MINILAND USA, which features LEGO recreations of famous cities — including Orlando! Nature-lovers will find much to enjoy at LEGOLAND Florida, too, thanks to the park’s Cypress Gardens section.

If you’re visiting LEGOLAND Florida during warm-weather months, there’s no better way to beat the heat than with a visit to the onsite LEGOLAND Water Park, entry to which is available as an upgrade to standard admission. And at the adjacent Pirate’s Cove, you can catch a live water show starring Brickbeard.

LEGOLAND Florida is operated by Merlin Entertainments, which is the fun-focused company behind two other Orlando attractions: Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. Both are part of the lineup at ICON Park™, which features entertainment, dining and shopping in the heart of Orlando’s tourism district on International Drive.

For more information on the parks and unique experiences please visit  www.visitorlando.com