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Things to see in Orlando, FL

Updated on July 23, 2012
A Blesbok (Blesbuck - one of South Africa's indigenous antelope normally found in the Highveld in Transvaal, Free State and northern parts of the Eastern Cape) at Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom
A Blesbok (Blesbuck - one of South Africa's indigenous antelope normally found in the Highveld in Transvaal, Free State and northern parts of the Eastern Cape) at Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom | Source

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Disney's Animal Kingdom is divided into 7 areas such as Oasis, Discovery Island, Camp Minnie-Micky, Africa, Rafiki's Planet Watch, Asia and Dinoland, USA. Within each of these areas you will encounter real and fantastic animals and you will be able to get close enough to pet some of them or even ask for a autograph.

The Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is one of the 4 theme parks of Walt Disney World Resort and offers a variety of attractions, adventures and entertainment and is dedicated to Walt Disney's dedication to nature and conservation. The park is also used for animal care, education and research. The park hosts more than 1 700 animals from 250 species and spread across a landscape of about 500 acres, making this the largest animal-themed park in the world.

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach

The Disney's Blizzard Beach Water park features one of the world's tallest and fastest free-falling waterslides and slides and rides for the whole family. This park is one of 2 water parks in the Walt Disney World Resort. You will find a kid-sized snow castle play area and scaled down attractions of the more thrilling rides.

Disney’s Epcot

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The Disney's Epcot spreads across 300 acres making this theme park twice the size of the Magic Kingdom Theme Park. The Disney's Epcot are divided into two sections namely Future World and World Showcase.

Future World - this sections offers sensational attractions such as the fastest attractions, inspiring entertainment and shows, all of these focuses on technological advancements, innovation and wonder.

World Showcase - you will find shops, attractions and restaurants that represents the culture and cuisines of about 11 countries such as Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada. This sections offers Pavilions that wraps around a World Showcase Lagoon and offers also live performances and kid-centric entertainment.

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Disney’s Magic Kingdom

The Disney Magic Kingdom captures the enchantment of fairy tales and offers exciting entertainment, classic attractions, backstage tours and Disney characters. This park spreads across 107 acres in front of the Cinderella Castle and contains 7 lands such as Main Street, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown Fair area, Tomorrowland.

When traveling through these lands you will have the opportunity to learn how to be a pirate, conquer mountains and battle funny monsters and watch spectacular and splendid parades and firework shows.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

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The Disney's Typhoon Lagoon offers visitors fast waterslides to pint-sized raft rides as well, 6-foot waves and a Shark Reef where one can snorkel with real sharks.

Fantasy Of Flight

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The Fantasy of Flight offers great guided tours. The restoration an maintenance areas are also included in the tour. Here you will be able to take a spin on a hang glide simulator, climb on board a real B-17 Flying Fortress in a WWII bombing mission.

Here you will experience real fun and real takeaway for the whole family making Fantasy of Flight an attraction on a higher plane.

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Universal's Islands Of Adventure Orlando

Here you will be able to join the battle between good and evil on the streets of Marvel Super Hero Island. Not only will you be able to come face to face with the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park, but you will also visit Seuss Landing and experience the pages of the Dr. Seuss's children books.

This theme park also provides the Wizarding World of Harry Potter where you can walk through Hogwarts School of Wizardry to explore the familiar passageways, classrooms and corridors.

Kennedy Space Center

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The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers one to enjoy a full day tour offering you to explore NASA Kennedy Space Center launch headquarters, which is located on a wildlife refuge - eight times the size of Manhattan. You will also be able to experience interactive simulators, enjoy live shows and be able to encounter massive rockets that will have your jaw dropping on the ground.

You can also meet a NASA veteran astronaut making the Kennedy Space Center a fun filled tour for the whole family.

Sea World Orlando

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Sea World Orlando offers tourist a wide variety of attractions such as shows, rides, exhibits, special events, restaurants, tours, interaction with animals, gift shops and adventure camps.

Shows include the Shamu Show and see a real life killer whale and offers a close relationship between the killer whales and the trainers. Clyde and Seamore (a talented sea lion) will train your stomach muscles with their hilarious show when they try to search for buried treasure and also feature an otter and walrus.

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