Orlando Florida is widely regarded as the global centre for theme parks of sizes and varieties. With many of the biggest attractions now offering competitively priced bundles for multiple entries to different parks, a holiday to Florida is the perfect opportunity to sample them all!
Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park has to be the top of the list. Travel through magical lands, discovering new rides and your favourite Disney characters along the way, the daily parades and firework displays are an absolute must. As well as the central Magical Kingdom there are several other sub-parks of the Walt Disney Resort that cater to more specific interest and ensure that kids big and small will stay entertained throughout your holiday. Epcot, which is twice the size of the Magical Kingdom is divided into two sections; Future World and World Showcase. Future World whose focus is the most exciting technological advancements is home to one of Disney’s fastest ever rides while World Showcase brings together pavilions that represent the culture and customs of 11 countries from around the world. Take a short break from the adrenaline and enjoy and enlightening and educational stroll through the pavilions take advantage of the Disney character meeting points to make your kids dreams of hugging Goofy come true.
In contrast to the futuristic focus of Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is dedicated nature and conservation and is packed full of exciting rides and wildlife experiences. There are more than 250 species of animal represented in the park making it the largest wildlife theme park in the world – the perfect place to enjoy a fun family holiday.
Universal Studios could be described as a slightly more grownup version of the Disney World experience and is perfect if you are spending your holiday with kids who think they are too grown up for Mickey Mouse. Here they can step behind the scenes of the favourite films including Shrek, Men in Black and Revenge of the Mummy because not only is Universal a hugely popular theme park it is also the largest working studious outside of Hollywood.
Seaworld is another family favourite with a huge variety of watery wildlife to see and daily performances that range from rock music loving killer whales to pirate performing seals, offering a day out that is certain to fascinate and entertain every member of the family. Enjoy being immersed beneath the waves and watching the feeding shows, or if you find yourself in the mood for a bit of an adrenalin rush enjoy make sure you check out the rollercoasters to complete the day.
Islands of Adventure theme park is one of the newer editions to the Orlando set, the brain child of Creative Director Steven Spielberg it features some of the most technologically cutting edge rides spread out across six uniquely themed islands. Whether your kids want to enter a world of comic book heroes to witness the adventures of Spider-Man, explore Jurassic Park where Dinosaurs from 65 million years ago have been brought back to life or enjoy the newest edition Harry Potter World, complete with its very own Hogwarts, this park will certainly not disappoint. The thrilling rides and fantastic shows bring some of the finest children’s stories to life and ensure you will have a holiday to remember.