Although made famous for its theme parks, there’s much more that Orlando has to offer. But one thing’s for sure, you have to see these attractions when you’re in town:
Walt Disney World Resort- If there is one attraction that is synonymous with the city of Orlando, it is definitely the Walt Disney World Resort. This collection of resorts is just southwest of Orlando, and includes the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot Center, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios among others.
Universal Studios Florida- Just over 10 miles southwest of downtown Orlando is Universal Studios Florida, which is a movie-lover’s paradise. One of the most popular portions of the park is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which practically takes you onto the set of the movie and includes attractions such as the roller coaster “Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts” and plenty of Harry Potter themed shops. Other notable areas of Universal Studios include Fear Factor Live, Men in Black Alien Attack, E.T. Adventure, The Simpsons Ride, and Fast and Furious Supercharged among many others.
Crayola Experience- Located in the Florida Mall on Orlando’s south side is the Crayola Experience, which is a great time for the whole family. There’s quite a bit to see in the Crayola Experience including the Crayola Store, Activity Studio, Adventure Lab, and Character Meet-n-Greets among many others.
Lake Eola Park- Right in the middle of downtown Orlando is Lake Eola Park, which is known for the beautiful strolls you can take around Lake Eola, which give you great views of the downtown skyline and a bit of nature at the same time. If you happen to be in the park on a Sunday, take in the Orlando Farmer’s Market which is held from 10am-4pm.
ICON Park- Located southwest of the city and not far from Sea World Orlando is ICON Park, an area full of restaurants and entertainment venues. Notable attractions include The Wheel at ICON Park which is a large observation wheel, the Orlando Starflyer ride, and the 7D Dark Ride Adventure. Other nearby attractions include The Escape Game Orlando and Andretti Indoor Karting and Games.