“The last time I had this much fun, I was 12 years old.” And that’s the beauty of Orlando. Whether you’re 9 or 99, you can’t help but get the tummy ticklers when you’re in the biggest playground in the world.
Orlando Theme Parks
As the undisputed theme park capital of the world, the city has a mesmeric appeal for those in search of the high-octane variety of fun. Thrill seekers, young and old, come back time and again to experience the biggest and the best adrenaline fuelled rides and attractions at Walt Disney World Resort , Universal Orlando Resort, and many more. A family holiday to Orlando has more to offer than just theme parks. If you’re on the lookout for something more sophisticated than mouse ears, there are lots of other things to do in Orlando. The city is a fashionista’s dream with its upscale malls and outlet villages. Need a little respite from the rides? No problem, the city is home to some of the most stunning golf courses and luxurious spas in the world. Factor in the delicious cuisine, the sunshine, glorious beaches and the chance to get up close and personal with some amazing wildlife, and you pretty much have the quintessential American holiday destination.
Orlando holidays are not just all Theme Parks
Orlando Water Parks
Florida is known as the Sunshine State with good reason, and Orlando is no exception in this regard, with summer temperatures exceeding 33 degrees Celsius during the month of July. With that in mind, you’ll no doubt want to find an enjoyable way to cool off – and there’s only so much ice cream you can eat and soda you can drink! Orlando, Florida is home to some of the most exciting water parks in the world. The biggest news for water parks is Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park. With a mix of relaxation and thrills this has something for everyone with a lazy river, cabanas to rent or 19 unique attractions to choose from. Plus, the TapuTapu wearable allows your hold your place in the parks Virtual Line experience so you can enjoy the rest of the park while you wait. Finally, be sure to check out Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and its famous Lazy River and world famous man-made tides.
Florida’s Everglades stretch through Orlando, providing ample opportunity to see some of America’s most majestic wildlife. Among the most famous residents of this unspoiled habitat are the American alligator and its close (but much rarer) cousin, the American crocodile. If you’re lucky, you might even see a bald eagle – they frequently nest in the Everglades. You can see these animals while taking a relaxing boat tour or a more high octane air-boat trip.
Another great way to see some amazing animals in Orlando is visiting the area’s top wildlife park, Gatorland Zoo, where you can marvel at the world famous ‘gator Jumparoo show or even partake in some amateur ‘gator wresslin’ yourself! As well as the native American alligators, Gatorland Zoo is home to the Jungle Crocs exhibition, which showcases spectacular reptiles from around the world.
Shopping and Dining in Orlando
When you need a break from all of the hustle and bustle of exploring Orlando’s many great theme parks and attractions, you can treat yourself to some Grade-A retail therapy in the area’s many strip malls, factory outlet stores and mini-malls.
When it comes to eating things, International Drive is the place to be. Whether you need something cheap and cheerful or are in the mood for some fine dining, there is something to suit every taste imaginable. Stock up at an affordable all you can eat breakfast buffet at Sizzler or Ponderosa to fuel your day and have yourself a great meal at one of America’s renowned restaurant chains like Bennigan’s, TGI Friday’s or one of the area’s Triple-A steakhouses.
Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort – This is where it all comes together. This is where unforgettable family fun meets restaurants that don’t just make you say “Yum,” but “Wow”. The one place where the dining tastes of every member of the family and entertainment everyone can enjoy all intersect. It’s everything you’re looking for. And anything but ordinary. Universal CityWalk, The Epicentre of Awesome.
Orlando Holiday Deals
A family holiday to Orlando is an unforgettable experience. Be sure to check out our exciting range of holiday deals to Orlando and treat yourself to a memorable vacation!