Admit it; when you think of Orlando the first thing that comes to mind is Walt Disney World, the crown king of theme parks. But, did you there are many, many more theme parks in Orlando that are just as fun…if not more so? This central Florida city is home to over 18 different theme parks, all exciting, all fun and all inviting you to visit and see what all the fuss is about! Discover the kid in you when you explore all that Orlando theme parks have to offer!
Best Theme Parks in Orlando
Because no story about Orlando theme parks would be complete without mentioning Disney World, of course. Comprised of 4 different theme parks, The Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, it also offers 5 other attractions and 27 themed resort hotels. It really is a world of fun that everyone should visit at least once in your lifetime, if not over and over and over again!
But as we stated earlier, Orlando is more than Disney…it’s a smorgasbord of theme parks! You can ride the Hogwarts Express through Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida and visit the world that heretofore you have only experienced in books or movies…at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If you have children between the ages of 2-12 (or any 40-year-old husbands!), a trip to LEGOLAND might be one of the best theme parks Orlando has to offer them!
Universal Studios gives you the chance to explore the lands of some of your favorite movies or television cartoons…visit the Simpsons at Krustyland, experience everyone’s favorite softhearted Ogre with OgreVision on Shrek 4-D, or save the universe as you kill aliens on the Men In Black Alien Attack interactive ride…so much fun you won’t want to leave at the end of the day!
Water Based Theme Parks
But wait, there’s more! Slide through a dolphin habitat on the Dolphin Plunge at Aquatica Orlando (this park has 38 slides and is an aquarium too! Snorkel at Discovery Cove while you enjoy encounters of the watery kind…dolphins, otters, fish and stingrays all call this little slice of heaven their home! But, plan carefully if you want to visit here, as Discovery Cove limits guests to just 1300 per day. And finally, ride the rides and meet the world famous killer whale, Shamu at SeaWorld Orlando…it doesn’t get much better than this.