Orlando is one of the most visited cities in the US. It's located in central Florida and people from near and far head there to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the warm sunshine, and the amazing entertainment facilities. However, Orlando is also famous for its many world-renowned theme parks, which offer something for everybody. Families with children get just as much joy out of the parks as adventurous thrill seekers and daredevils.
For all those who are looking for an adventure in Florida, we've put together a top 5 of the world's best theme parks you can visit in Orlando.
Universal Studios Florida
For any movie fan, a visit to the Universal Studios Florida is an absolute must. Here your favourite TV and film worlds come to life. Walk through Harry Potter's magical Diagon Alley, meet Shrek, Fiona and the Donkey, or hop onto the Simpsons Ride. The park has something to offer the whole family.
Disney's Magic Kingdom
The iconic 189-foot Cinderella Castle dominates the skyline of Disneyland's sister Magic Kingdom. It's located not far from Orlando in Bay Lake. The park is divided into various themed areas such as Main Street USA, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Tomorrowland, and Fantasyland. Here you'll discover classic Disney rides such as Splash Mountain, the Tomorrowland Speedway, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Disney's Magic Kingdom offers something for everybody from daredevils and little adventurers, to foodies and families. With so much to do, it's no surprise that it's one of the most visited theme parks in the whole world.
Aquatica combines all the best features of an aquarium, a zoo, a water park and a theme park and brings you one amazing experience. There are over 30 slides to try - do you dare to go down the Taumata Racer or the Dolphin Plunge? The latter is a spectacular thrill and it takes you through a glass tube in the dolphin habitat.
Epcot is Orlando's largest theme park. It's twice as big as Magic Kingdom and it's dedicated to the celebration of human' cultural and technological achievements. Because of this, it's also sometimes referred to as the "permanent World's Fair." Visit Germany, China, Italy or France in the huge World Showcase or explore the fascinating Future World with its iconic landmark Spaceship Earth.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom wonderfully merges a theme park with a wildlife park. The park is home to over 1,500 animals, so you can have a face-to-face encounter with a cheetah or a hippo, go on an African safari, take a raft down the Amazon River, or let a train take you to the top of Mount Everest.
Orlando is not only home to sunshine and beaches, it can also boast some of the best theme parks in the world. One could spend months in some of them and yet you'd still find tons more to discover and experience. It's the perfect place for all who are looking to enjoy themselves, have fun and go on an adventure in the sunshine.