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Orlando

Known for Shopping, Theme Park and Live Music

Rediscover your inner child at Walt Disney World® Resort, swim with dolphins at SeaWorld® Orlando and explore the universe at the Kennedy Space Center, all in one place!

How do you get to Orlando?

Orlando is a busy, compact city with plenty of adventure. Its tropical climate makes it perfect for year-round family fun. The city is known for its world-class theme parks, pristine golf courses, and the out-of-this-world space and science centers.

Orlando enjoys a reputation as the theme park capital of the world. The Walt Disney World® Resort is one of the most popular holiday spots in the U.S., spreading over 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) and including four theme parks, two water parks and more than 20 hotels. Inside the resort, Magic Kingdom® has a life-size version of Cinderella castle. Another highlight is Epcot®, which explores the technology of tomorrow with exhibits and games dedicated to the world’s newest inventions.

Drive 20 minutes east to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica. Spend the day observing marine animals and cooling off on the thrilling water rides. Don’t miss nearby Gatorland® where you’ll learn about Florida's local swamp-dwelling reptiles.

Orlando is a center for engineering and technology, due in part to its proximity to the Kennedy Space Center. Tour the launch areas where the first moon landing missions in U.S. history began. At the Space Shuttle Launch Experience, climb inside a shuttle cabin for a ride as close as you’ll get to actual lift-off into outer space.

The Orlando Science Center, located near the downtown area, offers fascinating family fun. Exhibits here cover everything from dinosaurs to Florida’s plant and animal life, and the science behind light and electricity.

During the long, humid summer, pick a shady spot in the Harry P. Leu Gardens, a 50-acre (20-hectare) expanse of green lawns and old oak trees. From here you can admire one of Orlando’s great natural attractions, the afternoon thunderstorms. When these roll in, prepare for dramatic lightning shows and a quick burst of rain.

Things to do in Orlando

Discover why this fantasy land of theme parks, hotels and entertainment venues is the number one holiday destination on the planet.

This marine theme park and zoo seamlessly blends education, entertainment and conservation.

Movie sets and thrill rides combine to create this internationally acclaimed theme park.

One of the most famous theme parks in the world offers a land of fun and fantasy at the foot of a fairytale castle.

Florida's principal convention center is a large and stunning glass and metal building that hosts national and international trade shows and public events.

Embark on a shopping expedition at this large luxury mall. In between bargain hunting, enjoy fine dining in one of the restaurants. 

Design your own race car and take an international food safari at the theme park that celebrates human achievement.

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Now more than ever. Right now is a moment to capture. To crave. To savor together. Because now, more than ever, Walt Disney World® Resort has more to see, do, taste and experience than ever before.

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Take your vacation to the next level at Universal Orlando ResortTM. Three amazing theme parks provide thrills and adventure beyond your imagination. Plus, Universal CityWalkTM offers a dazzling variety of dining and entertainment options from early in the morning until the wee hours of the evening.

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Connect to the ocean at SeaWorld®, watching killer whales leap at the One Ocean® show, racing like a ray on Manta® the ride, entering the all-new thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®, and sharing an epic voyage with sea turtles at TurtleTrek®.

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Immerse yourself in the playful and imaginative world of LEGO® at LEGOLAND® Florida. Dedicated to entertaining families with children between the ages of 2 and 12, this highly interactive theme park features more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions all geared towards the LEGO builder in you.

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Snorkel, swim, and relax in a tropical oasis filled with marine life at Discovery Cove®. Everything from snorkel gear and wetsuits to unlimited snacks and drinks is taken care of—all you have to do is throw on your swimsuit and decide what you want to do.

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Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando now open! Connect to the ocean at SeaWorld®, watching killer whales leap at the One Ocean® show, racing like a ray on Manta® the ride, entering the all-new thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®, and sharing an epic voyage with sea turtles at TurtleTrek®.

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