No place on earth has theme parks like Orlando, often described as the
vacation centre of the universe where Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando,
Sea World and many more attractions vie for your attention.
But what else is there beyond Mickey and the roller coasters?
Discovery Cove is the ultimate 'swim with the dolphins' experience. A full day
out, this attraction must be booked in advance and numbers are limited to
ensure a true hands on adventure that is not overcrowded or rushed. There is
snorkelling, swimming and lots to see. Orlando is also home to the Richard
Petty Driving Experience, Gatorland (110 acres of gators and crocs), the
world's largest Hard Rock Cafe at Disney's evening entertainment complex,
Pleasure Island the Orlando Science Center - the list is truly miles long and
we're more than happy to suggest "off the beaten path" days as part of your trip.
Just 45 minutes from Orlando is Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. Meet
a real astronaut and experience the feel of a space shuttle launch. While in
the area - Port Canaveral is renowned for its whale watching. Worked up an
appetite yet? Dine al fresco year-round and enjoy some of Florida's famous
seafood. For outdoor dining with atmosphere we'd go for 'Bahama Breeze' on
International Drive. Shopping doesn't come glitzier than the The Mall at
Millenia - 1.2 million square feet of shopping and dining including the famous
Blue Martini - the coolest place for Happy Hour drink specials.
For a noisy night out take in Howl At the Moon - duelling pianos and audience
singalongs, theme nights, drinking, dancing and good times.
"The number one theme park in the world in 2005 ranked by attendance was the Magic
Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. The estimated number of visitors
was 16.2 million."
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