When you think of theme parks around Orlando Florida, the big guys come to mind. Here are some of the parks that you might be interested in. By the way, theme parks can be very expensive! For a family with a bunch of kids, it is possible to spend hundreds of dollars on theme park tickets per day. Before you try to take advantage of some of the many, many establishments around Orlando that are offering free tickets, or discounted tickets, you may want to take a look at the facts behind cheap theme park tickets.
OK, here are some of the theme parks around Orlando that we have visited.
Walt Disney World Orlando
When one thinks of theme parks around Orlando, Disney World Orlando is typically the one people think about. It’s been located in Orlando since 1971, and is, according to Wikipedia, the most visited theme park in the world. The numbers of visitors to Disney World Orlando vary depending on what source you find so we cannot be accurate about the numbers of visitors each year. The consensus is that there are way more than 15,000,000 people visiting Disney World in Orlando each year. If you are going to be one of them, here’s more info on Walt Disney World Orlando.
Walt Disney World Orlando is also the location of some world class resorts. You can stay right on the grounds and access the attractions easily. Some of the resorts are spectacular. Here is more information on Walt Disney World resorts.
When you’ve got lots of room, and you know the locals have been to the Disney theme park many times, how do you keep them coming back? You provide an upscale, outdoor, Disney-like shopping mecca of course. What is it called? Disney Springs. Here are details.
Universal Orlando has three parks now, with a fourth one coming. they are:
Closer to downtown Orlando Florida is the theme park Universal Studios. Loosely based on the moving pictures created by Universal Studios over the years, this park features attractions based on movies and shows such as Harry Potter, Currently Universal has three parks in their complex; Universal Studios, Island’s of Adventure and Volcano Bay
Universal’s Islands of Adventure Orlando
While located at the same location as Universal Studio, the theme park Universal’s Islands of Adventure is a whole different park, requiring additional tickets and days to visit. Featuring attractions based on Marvel comics, cartoons, Jurassic Park, and the now world-famous Harry Potter franchise, in our opinion, Universal’s Islands of Adventure – the newer cousin to Universal Studios – offers better value for the visitor’s buck.
It’s a water theme park with water rides, slides, and more. On their site they write about Volcano Bay “All the rides at Volcano Bay feature a Virtual Line that changes how you wait. Just tap in with your TapuTapu wearable to grab a ride time. Then go float, swim, splash, eat, shop or relax around the park. Your TapuTapu will tell you when it’s your time to ride.”
Coming soon at Universal – Universal’s Epic Universe
According to Universal it’s “The Most Immersive and Innovative Park We’ve Ever Created
Universal’s Epic Universe will offer an entirely new level of experience that will forever change theme park entertainment. Guests will venture beyond their wildest imagination, traveling into beloved stories and through vibrant lands on adventures where the journey is as astounding as the ultimate destination.The new location will feature a theme park, an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more. Ultimately, this expansion will create more space and freedom to let loose and create lasting memories with the people you love.”
Even if you didn’t spend your time as a youngster building amazing creations with Lego blocks, the Legoland theme park will bring out the child in you, gauranteed. It’s a bit of a drive from Orlando, but that shouldn’t hold you back. Legoland is quite the theme park, for sure, and in our opinion is well worth visiting.
At one time Cypress Gardens was the most frequently visited attraction in the world. We are talking about the 1950’s and 1960’s here. People came from all over the world for the attractions. While it is no longer a stand-alone theme park any longer, when you visit LegoLand, Cypress Gardens park is accessible as part of the LegoLand attraction. Here’s more information about the modern Cypress Gardens.