Orlando and Disney World are almost one and the same thing in many people’s minds, but Orlando has many more attractions to offer visitors. Of course, no trip to Orlando would be quite the same without a visit to the Disney theme parks, but it can still be just as entertaining even if you don’t get to the Magic Kingdom.
Discovery Cove is a great attraction for visitors to Orlando and gives people the chance to swim with dolphins. Entrance to Discovery Cove may seem expensive, but there are lots of things to do and, once inside, food and drinks are included in the price as is unlimited 14 day admission to either Busch Gardens or Seaworld. At Discovery Cove, as well as having an opportunity to swim with dolphins, you can go snorkelling in other pools containing fish and there is an aviary where you can feed tropical birds that will fly to you and land on you to receive their meal.
The main tourist area in Orlando is centred on International Drive featuring water parks, crazy golf, restaurants and many more attractions. The average visitor would be hard pushed to run out of things to do or see.
Orlando is also not too far away from the John F Kennedy Space Center, which is a must see for anybody who has the slightest interest in NASA and the manned space program. Viewing the rockets that took men into space and marvelling at how small a Gemini capsule really was will take your breath away. Seaworld is another attraction that will take your breath away, especially if you are sitting in the ‘splash zone’ when Shamu the killer whale performs for you.
Other major attractions you will find in and around Orlando include Busch Gardens, Gatorland, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park and the world famous Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure theme parks where you can visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
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