Local Attractions

 

While staying in your Orlando Florida vacation home rental, be sure to visit some of the nearby attractions.

 

Walt Disney World

 

Magic Kingdom - The world renowned theme park. It has 7 different lands. Meet Mickey Mouse and all your favourite Disney characters. Contains over 50 rides and attractions. Save time to watch the Main Street parade.Epcot Center - Take a.whistle-stop tour of the 11 different 'countries' in World Showcase or take a trip on one of the many futuristic rides. There's a spectacular laser and fireworks display to end the day.MGM Studios - The smallest of Disney's 4 theme parks combines the fun and excitement of thrilling attractions with fascinating behind the scenes tours showing how films and cartoons are made.Animal Kingdom - Disney's newest theme park, includes such memorable places as DinoLand U.S.A., Camp Mickey-Minnie and Africa. Guests experience high adventure on an authentic African safari, close encounters with ferocious dinosaurs, warm moments with Disney characters and theaters brimming with colorful entertainment. Disney Quest - An indoor interactive adventure located in Downtown Disney. Explore five floors of virtual fun with over 250 attractions, rides, and games that can only be experienced at DisneyQuest.Pleasure Island - Disney's evening entertainment island - seven nightclubs featuring all tastes from rock 'n' roll to country and western. Age restrictions apply.Typhoon Lagoon Water Park - Dive into an exotic, tropical paradise where families can escape to high waves of excitement and cool, relaxing fun. The fun takes place at the foot of Mt. Mayday. Body surf in a 2.75-million-gallon wave pool. Zip down awesome body slides. Feeling brave? You can even swim with real, live sharks!Blizzard Beach Water Park - Features "icy" slaloms and bobsled runs on 90-foot-high Mount Gushmore. The park's "ski jump" is the world's tallest at 120 feet and the fastest -- you free fall up to 60 mph on your backside.Downtown Disney - Full of entertainment, food, shops and fun for guests of all ages. The area is divided into the West Side, Pleasure Island and the Marketplace. Along with DisneyQuest and Cirque du Soleil, Downtown Disney West Side features restaurants, shopping and the AMC 24 Theatres.

Disney World Official Site

 

Universal Studios Escape

 

Universal Studios Florida - The largest film and TV studio outside Hollywood. Home to many famous rides such as Men in Black, Terminator 2 3D, Twister, ET, Jaws, Back to the Future, Kongfrontation, Earthquake etc. See Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue and Live the MoviesĀ®! Rated by many as the best park in the area.Universal Studios Islands of Adventure - Your journey begins at the exotic Port of Entry and takes you through five uniquely themed islands featuring some of Orlando's newest rides. Popular rides include Spiderman, Incredible Hulk Coaster, Duelling Dragons and Popeye's Bilge Rat Barge Ride.Universal Studios City Walk - This soul-stirring, 30-acre complex surrounds you with a dazzling array of restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, state-of-the-art cinemas and live entertainment venues inspired by popular culture's most legendary innovators and originators.

Universal Studios Official Site

 

Sea World

 

Sea World - Visit the world's largest marine life theme park. See the killer whale show featuring Shamu and family, walk through a glass tunnel with sharks swimming all around you! Try a ride on Kraken, a recently built 65 mph roller coaster or Journey to Atlantis, a water-coaster ride through the mysterious lost city.Discovery Cove - For an experience like no other, treat your family to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure at Discovery Cove. Here, you can swim, play and interact with marine animals in a lush, tropical setting. A day of swimming with dolphins, gliding with rays, snorkelling through coral reefs. Admission is limited and by reservation only.

Sea World Official Site

Discovery Cove Official Site

 

Busch Gardens - Tampa

 

Busch Gardens - Worth the drive to Tampa to experience Busch Gardens - a mix of wildlife, marine shows and funfair. Home of Gwazi the largest and fastest double wooden roller coaster in the area. Feel the ultimate rush on Montu - one of the tallest and longest inverted roller coasters in the world!

Busch Gardens Official Site

 

Gatorland

 

Gatorland - Gatorland, known today as "Orlando's best half-day attraction." Thousands of crocodilians, a gator nursery, a breeding marsh and a children's water pool are among Gatorland's many features, which also include an aviary with lorikeets, a petting zoo with emus, nature walks, bird shows, educational wildlife programs, a restaurant and a gift shop.

Gatorland Official Site

 

Water Parks

 

Wet 'n' Wild - Wet 'n Wild, the world's premier water park, features a full-day of fun for the entire family. Offering the best water rides in Orlando from the gentle to the exhilerating. All pools are heated seasonally. All-day lockers and shower facilities are available, as well as rental tubes and towels.Water Mania - Enjoy over 36 acres of wild raft rides, stimulating slides, twisting flumes, adventurous pools, and three acres of wooded picnic area. Take the family twisting and turning 400 ft. down the Anaconda, or float swiftly along an 850 ft. tropical river, Cruisin' Creek. Grab a body board and ride the only surfing simulator in the eastern United States, Wipe Out. Free-fall 72 ft. down the Screamer! Children will have a splashing time on a variety of slides, fountains and water guns.

Wet 'n' Wild Official Site

Water Mania Official Site

 

Silver Springs

 

Silver Springs - Silver Springs is the home of the world famous glass bottom boats. The 350 acre theme parks offers an exciting variety of rides, shows and attractions and a year long schedule of special events. Located at Ocala to the north of Orlando.

Silver Springs Official Site

 

Dinner Shows

 

Arabian Nights - This 90,000-square-foot facility houses 50 prized horses. Diners will see a fast-paced cavalcade of equestrian showmanship. Special effects include fire, dry ice (fog) and state-of-the-art lights. Horse-lover or not, it's hard not to be impressed with the precision exhibited inside the arena.Medieval Times - Step back in time to an exciting evening of quality, family entertainment based upon the glory of the Middle Ages. Guests experience spectacular pageantry, dramatic horsemanship, tournament games, breathtaking swordplay and romance while feasting on a four-course meal served in true medieval pre-silverware fashion. The experience culminates in an authentic jousting tournament between the six brave knights of the realm. Cheer them on as they fight to the finish!Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show - A stylish English drawing room is the backdrop for murder, intrigue and comedy, presented by a rotating cast. There are nine alternating show themes -- including "Lord Mansfield's Fox Hunt Banquet" and "The Reunion" -- staged in two theaters, all designed with engaging plots and plentiful clues that aid would-be Sherlocks and Agathas in solving the dastardly crimes.Pirate's Dinner Adventure - Featuring one of the area's most impressive dinner show sets (built inside an old B-movie studio), patrons dine "aboard" a buccaneer ship, amidst swashbuckler races, aerial acrobatics, sword fights and indoor pyrotechnics. Pirate's Dinner Adventure is a dinner show that puts you and your family right in the middle of all of the swashbuckling action.Capone's dinner & show - Gangland Chicago circa 1931 is the setting for this speakeasy cabaret. Patrons give the secret password before entering this underworld of song-and-dance guys and dolls. Entertainment includes light opera, jazz, blues, musical comedy, tango and tap dancing. This show is best suited for adults and older children because of its theme.

Arabian Nights Official Site

Medieval Times Official Site

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show Official Site

Pirate's Dinner Adventure Official Site

Capones Official Site