Coming to Orlando, the most of tourists has a question to ask: Which places are worth visiting to have a good rest? Of course, it is better to have your own touristic investigation by visiting Orlando interesting places and asking for tourists who visited that place before. If you do that, you will find out that parks are the most-visited places in the region. Here are 10 of them, the best of the best. Definitely, coming to Florida, you should better to use car rental under 21 Florida and go to meet your adventures.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom is one of four thematic parks of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando that was opened in 1971. You can feel the sense of Disney’s magic just visiting Magic Kindom. This is the most popular park for family vacation. More than 18 million of guests come here every year.
Universal Island of Adventure
The Universal’s Islands of Adventure was opened in May, 1999. This park consists of 7 different islands each of them takes you to the new amazing adventures: Port of Entry, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Lost Continent and Seuss Landing. Marvel Super Hero Islands is worth your special attention. This is the territory to watch the colorful parades with a Spider Man, Hulk and other heroes.
This original park of attractions started work in 1990 as a thematic park, devoted to cinema and animation making. You can see amazing attractions about movie sceneries. The park is divided into 6 thematic zones: Hollywood, Production Central, New York, San Francisco, World Expo and Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone.
Disney’s Hollywood Studio
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the third of four thematic parks of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. It was opened in 1989. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is devoted to cinema history in the period of Hollywood in 30th and 40th. The attractions are based on such popular films as Stars Wars, Indiana Jones and others. The number of visitors every year is about 10 million of people. This is the best-visited park in the USA.
SeaWorld Orlando is popular attraction park and city oceanarium in Orlando, Florida. It was opened in 1973. The Sea World Park belongs to the SeaWorld Entertainment Company. It is also included in a big entertaining complex Seaworld Parks and Resorts Orlando all together with Discovery Cove and Aquatica. The complex consists of three parks and hotels. The SeaWorld Orlando occupies territory of 81 hectare and works for the whole year. About 20% of all visitors are foreigners. The park owners are happy to welcome visitors every day! It’s about 6.2 million of people per year.
Legoland was opened in 2011 in a beautiful Botanic garden not far from the Winter Haven city, Florida. It is situated to the South-West from Orlando along the Eloise Lake. Your car must be very helpful. Legoland cover the territory of the Cypress Gardens that worked from 1936 till 2009. The most of old attractions were restored and still working. It is also worth saying that the Botanic Garden is also in safe now. The park territory occupies the area of 600 000 square kilometers.
The Discovery Cove Park is a real paradise that can be found in the middle of the rocky lagoons, surrounded with the beautiful greenery, tropical reefs, wavy rivers, waterfalls and white sandy beaches. This amazing place looks differently unlike the rest of other local parks. This is a great opportunity to go diving, learn a big number of sea inhabitants, fish.
Epcot is one of four thematic parks that were built in the Walt Disney World, Orlando in 1982. This park was firstly named as Epcot Center. It occupies the territory of 300 acres that is twice bigger than Magic Kingdom. The park is usually visited by 12 millions of people. This is the third big and best-visited park in the USA and sixth the best-visited park in the world. The park symbols are – Earth Cosmic Ship that is also one of the brightest Epcot attractions.
Gatorland is a big crocodile farm and wildlife reserve that occupies the territory of 45 hectares. The bigger part of Gatorland is devoted to alligators and crocodiles. They swim in the river and laze in the sun in their roomy open-air cages. Of course, there are many other inhabitants like turtles, snakes and birds. You can travel through the wooden bridges that are built on height of several meters. The crocodiles seem to be near. There is a lake in the central part of the park and there are many different birds around. You can see adult birds and chicks. Their nests are situated along the park pathways. You can also see the pink flamingo there.
What is more, you are offered to participate in different shows, feeding alligators, training them. If you are brave and strong you can make pictures by sitting on the alligator’s back. What else? You are offered to make a general sightseen excursion by train over the park territory and feed animals.
The plan to create the Aquatic Park was announced in 2005 by the SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Company. The building works started in 2007 and the park was firstly opened in 2008, March. This park is one of four the best-visiting water parks in the territory of the USA and one of eight big water parks in the world. Aquatica was created to prolong the seaside of the South part of the Pacific Ocean. It gives an opportunity to enjoy the beach rest in the shadow of tropic palms. This is the best place to take some active or passive rest.
Hope, the article helped you to define which park is worth visiting. Nevertheless, there are many other parks to visit, other opinions, rates. Anyway, each of these amazing parks is worth your attention. Good luck to make the best choice ever!