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Orlando is well known for the tourist attractions in the area, particularly the nearby Walt Disney World Resort, which is in the Reedy Creek Improvement District . Other area attractions include SeaWorld and Universal Orlando Resort. One of the oldest attractions in this area is Gatorland.

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» Aquatica

Aquatica, Orlando

Aquatica Orlando is a sister park of SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove. It follows a South Pacific theme with Australian and New Zealand mascots such as Roa (kiwi), Wae Wae (a takahe), Wai (dolphin) and more. Aquatica Orlando features thrill rides, family fun adventures and several themed animal areas. Dolphin Plunge is Aquatica Orlando's signature thrill ride, in which side-by-side tube slides pass through a pool with a pod of Commerson's dolphins …

» Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach is a silky white-sand oasis along the warm, calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. More low key than its southern neighbor, the bustling St. Pete's Beach, Clearwater Beach hosts plenty of spots for kayaking, shelling, and biking. Families especially like its gentle surf, which is perfect for swimming and water sports. Restaurants, shops, and hotels line Mandalay Ave., which runs parallel to the beach. At about 1 mi (1.5 km) long, the strip is easy to stroll …

» Crystal River

Crystal River

A 90-minute drive north of Tampa or northwest of Orlando, Florida's Crystal River offers a wildlife experience unlike any other in the Sunshine State: the chance to get up close to endangered West Indian manatees in their natural habitat and even interact and play with them. The manatees make their home in the Crystal and Homosassa Rivers, in the Crystal River Preserve State Park on the Gulf coast of central Florida. These 'gentle giants,' or sea cows, can be found here …

» Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway

Ladies and gentlemen start your engines! The Daytona International Speedway, a 60,000 sq-ft (18,000 sq-m), interactive motor-sports attraction, hosts Winston, Nascar, stock and sports-car, go-cart, monster truck, and motorcycle races. The place goes crazy in February when the 'World Center of Racing' hosts the Daytona 500, one of the biggest car racing events in the world. When there aren't any races, you can get a peek of the track for free …

» Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove

One of the most relaxing places in Orlando, this lovely oasis feels worlds away from the razzle-dazzle of the other nearby theme parks. Private beaches and an exotic bird aviary are just a few of the diversions. Walk into the Discovery Cove lobby - with its stone floor, turquoise dolphins suspended above, printed rattan furnishing - you will instantly feel you're somewhere special. Inside Discovery Cove, wander amid a tropical sanctuary of boldly colored flowers …

» Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom

In this amazing place you're in a living storybook on a breathtaking adventure, filled with creatures real and fantastic. Animal Kingdom blends theme park and zoo, carnival and African safari, while mixing in a healthy dose of Disney characters, storytelling, and magic. Board a rickety jeep and ride through the Sahara, past zebras and lions, in Africa, or take a raging river ride in Asia, with Mt. Everest looming on the horizon. Here you can see Bengal tigers, huge fruit bats …

» Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios puts you center stage in the only place where big-screen thrills, TV fun and the best of Broadway come together. Tires scream, flames burst, motorcycles fly, and moving cars split in half. It's intense, behind-the-scenes movie-making magic at its best - and it's also a working studio! Hands-down the most exciting rides are the spooky and unpredictable hotel elevator in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster …

» Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney

Disney's Hollywood Studios puts you center stage in the only place where big-screen thrills, TV fun and the best of Broadway come together. Tires scream, flames burst, motorcycles fly, and moving cars split in half. It's intense, behind-the-scenes movie-making magic at its best - and it's also a working studio! Hands-down the most exciting rides are the spooky and unpredictable hotel elevator in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster …

» Epcot Center

Epcot Center

With no roller coasters screeching overhead, no parades, no water rides and plenty of greenery, Epcot Center moves at a slower pace. Here you can smell the incense in Morocco, listen to the Beatles in the United Kingdom, eat sushi in Japan, and get a pastry in France. An acronym for 'Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,' The Epcot Center is divided into two halves. The modern Future World, with its hard-to-miss iconic geosphere known as Spaceship Earth …

» Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

The Everglades National Park, covering much of the southeastern tip of Florida, is more than a big swamp full of alligators. True, you will see alligators - lots of them - but this unique subtropical wilderness also supports such creatures as American crocodiles, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, snowy egrets, bald eagles and ospreys. And amid the mangroves, cypress, hardwood hammocks and miles of sawgrass, there are endless opportunities for hiking, bicycling …

» Forever Florida

Forever Florida

If you look at a map of Central Florida, there is a large swath of land about an hour southeast of Orlando where there are no towns, no roads, and hardly any man-made influence to speak of. That's because this 4,700-acre expanse of wilderness is protected as part of a massive eco-ranch and conservation area known as Forever Florida, one of the last remaining places in the area home to Central Florida's unique natural eco-system …

» Fun Spot America

Fun Spot America, Orlando

Fun Spot America is a theme park with locations in Orlando and nearby Kissimmee. It is the only family-owned theme park in the area and admission is free to the park - you just pay to ride and play! The parks are fully equipped with activities to keep the fun going all day. Each location boasts unique, patented multilevel go-kart tracks, an arcade where visitors can play a variety of games and collect points to redeem for prizes, and several roller coasters …

» Gatorland

Gatorland

With its goofy, gaping alligator jaws as the main entrance, Gatorland is a reptilian wonderland filled with thousands of toothy alligators and crocodiles as far as the eye can see, as well as a few slithery snakes, slimy toads, and leathery turtles. A splintery wooden boardwalk, inches above the water, winds through the hundreds of alligators and crocodiles in the breeding marsh, and a three-story observation tower provides a soaring lookout for the birds of the wildlife habitat …

» Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Orlando

Get up close and learn about Florida's wildlife at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Visitors flock here in droves to see manatees, in particular, that can be seen twisting, turning, diving and playing from the park's underwater observatory. The park provides a safe habitat for black bears, bobcats, alligators, crocodiles and river otters, among other animals, and works to educate the public about Florida's wildlife. There is a children's education center on the premises …

» House of Blues Orlando

House of Blues Orlando

Come for the barbecue and stay for the live entertainment at House of Blues Orlando. Just far enough away from the main Disney World Resort restaurants and entertainment venues to make a dent in the crowds, House of Blues has long been a favorite of both locals and park visitors. The venue hosts all kinds of performers, from local favorites to world-famous stars. Even when there isn't a concert, music will be playing and TVs will be on for sports fans …

» International Drive

International Drive

One of the most exciting and flashy strips in America, I-Drive is packed with restaurants, hotels, shopping, and dinner theaters. And if that's not enough, six of the world's greatest theme parks make their home on I-Drive: SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Wet 'n' Wild, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Aquatica. I-Drive winds past Big Sand Lake, and part of the road is lined with palm trees and a pleasant walking district. Also here is Ripley's Believe It or Not and Skyventure …

» Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

You don't have to be a space junkie to enjoy NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the only spot in the United States from which humans have been hurled into space. The plethora of hands-on exhibits, IMAX movies, and sheer magnitude of the shuttles will surely impress the most passive fan. One of the highlights is the Shuttle Launch Simulator, where budding astronauts are strapped into a cockpit and given high-fidelity ride, which creates the impression of an actual lift-off …

» Key Largo

Key Largo, Florida Keys

Key Largo may seem underwhelming at first glance, but 'under' is the key word, as the main sights are underwater, past the touristy shops and motels. The 33 mi (53 km) island is the longest in the Florida Keys; it also has the Keys' biggest concentration of dive sites. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a must stop. The first underwater park in the U.S., Pennekamp provides some pleasant beaches, decent nature trails, and colorful coral reefs …



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The Mickey Mouse drawcard has turned Orlando into the fourth-ranking US destination for overseas travelers - only Miami, Los Angeles and New York City are more popular. Everybody's a fan of Orlando's big-name theme parks, and they've spawned smaller versions all over the world. But Orlando sightseeing means much more - from hot-air balloon rides to adventures in the Everglades to day tours from Orlando …

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Orlando and the surrounding Kissimmee, quiet farming towns in 1970, now have more visitors than any other place in the state. The reason, of course, is Walt Disney World , which, along with Universal Studios Escape, Sea World and a host of themed attractions, pulls more than 25 million people a year …

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