Orlando is best known for being the hub of the Disney corporation’s theme parks, and certainly there are hundreds of Disney attractions which draw in thousands of tourists every single week of the year. However, Travelup offers great value package deals to the Oakland area, or value flights for those who prefer to organise their own accommodation.
Many golf enthusiasts flock to Orlando each year to take advantage of some of the largest and best golf courses in the entire world. There are over one hundred and seventy golf courses in the Orlando area, some of which are home to prestigious annual tournaments. Visitors can learn or improve their game at one of twenty separate golfing academies or simply enjoy a day or two practicing their swing while scoping out the area for famous pro golfers who may be sharing the course.
For lovers of the arts Orlando is home to numerous playhouses, galleries and festivals including the Florida Film Festival. The Orlando Ballet perform three original productions each season along with the festive must-see performance of The Nutcracker Suite. The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre shows a mixture of productions of the work of the Bard himself and more contemporary works including Broadway shows and special adaptations of popular children’s stories, while the Winter Park Playhouse specialises in musical productions from both on- and off-Broadway along with New York-style cabaret acts.
Of course, children and adults alike are going to want to visit at least one or two of the world famous Disney theme parks, and there are plenty to choose from in the Orlando area. The Walt Disney World Resort covers over 30,000 acres and is comprised of four separate theme parks, two water parks, twenty-four themed resorts and numerous golf courses, spas and fitness centres as well as retail parks and other venues. The resort itself is actually several miles outside of Orlando although there are plenty of transport options including the Magical Express Transportation service from the local airport.
Orlando is also home to the Lego Imagination Center situated in Downtown Disney, which combines theme park style rides with Lego activity stations where children can build anything their heart desires; all surrounded by some of the most impressive Lego constructions imaginable. Downtown Disney can be entered without purchasing a park ticket, although at all other parks a ticket must be purchased.