Must-see attractions in Greater Orlando

  • WINTER HAVEN, FL - June 18, 2014: Visitors pass through the entrance to Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, FL, on June 18, 2014.


    Greater Orlando

    Legoland is a joy. With manageable crowds and lines, and no bells and whistles, this lakeside theme park maintains an old-school vibe – you don't have to…

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    Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    Greater Orlando

    You don't have to be a huge Harry Potter fan to appreciate the genius of the magnificently whimsical Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which invites…

  • ORLANDO, USA - SEPTEMBER 02, 2015: Gringotts Bank Dragon breathing fire The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando. Universal Studios Orlando is a theme park in Orlando, Florida.

    Universal Studios

    Greater Orlando

    Divided geographically by region-specific architecture and ambience and fabulously themed as a Hollywood backlot, Universal Studios' simulation-heavy…

  • The Dudley Do-Right Ripsaw Falls ride at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park.

    Universal Orlando Resort


    Pedestrian-friendly Universal Orlando Resort has got spunk, spirit and attitude. With fantastic rides, excellent children's attractions and entertaining…

  • Epcot Center in Walt Disney World - stock photo


    Walt Disney World

    An acronym for 'Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,' Epcot was Disney's vision of a high-tech city when it opened in 1982. It's divided into two…

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Walt Disney World

    Set apart from the rest of Disney both in miles and in tone, Animal Kingdom attempts to blend theme park and zoo, carnival and African safari, all stirred…

  • Islands of Adventure

    Greater Orlando

    Good ol' scream-it-from-the-rooftops, no-holds-barred, laugh-out-loud fun, packed with adrenaline rides and marvelous theming. Superheroes zoom by on…

  • World Showcase

    Walt Disney World

    Who needs the hassle of a passport and jet lag when you can travel the world right here at Walt Disney World®? World Showcase, one of two themed sections…

  • ORLANDO, FL, USA - OCTOBER 29: Visitors admire the larger than life living floral clock at Harry P. Leu Gardens, a destination garden with over 40 diverse plant collections as seen on October 29, 2017

    Harry P Leu Gardens


    Camelias, roses, orange groves and desert plants cover 50 acres, as well as plenty of grassy spots for a lakeside picnic. Pick up supplies at the trendy…

  • Orlando, Florida, USA - December 7th 2021: Photo of The Mennello Museum of American Art and its surroundings. ; Shutterstock ID 2087845444; full: 65050; gl: Online editorial; netsuite: POI updates; your: Ann Douglas Lott

    Mennello Museum of American Art


    Tiny but excellent lakeside art museum featuring the work of Earl Cunningham, whose brightly colored images, a fusion of pop and folk art, leap off the…

  • Orlando Museum of Art, Winter Park.

    Orlando Museum of Art


    Founded in 1924, Orlando's grand center for the arts boasts a fantastic collection – both permanent and temporary – and hosts an array of adult and family…

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    Walt Disney World

    The least-charming of Disney's parks is home to two of WDW's most exciting rides: the plunging elevator in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the…

  • Magic Kingdom

    Walt Disney World

    When people think of WDW, they picture the Magic Kingdom, from the iconic Cinderella's Castle to Space Mountain, the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the…


    Walt Disney World®


    This mega-scale park, with its own monorail, sections of eight-lane highway, and thousands of acres of rides, amusements, parks, and hotels, is larger…

  • Africa in Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida.


    Walt Disney World

    Board a jeep and ride through the African Savannah on Kilimanjaro Safaris, pausing to look at zebras, lions, giraffes and more, all seemingly roaming free…

  • Pinocchio Village Haus Restaurant, Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA


    Walt Disney World

    Quintessential Disney, Fantasyland is the highlight of any Disney trip for both the eight-and-under crowd and grown-ups looking for a nostalgic taste of…

  • Orlando, Florida. November 06, 2019. People enjoying Shark encounter tunnel at Seaworld 1; Shutterstock ID 1558738823; full: 65050; gl: Online editorial; netsuite: POI updates; your: Ann Douglas Lott



    One of Orlando’s largest theme parks, SeaWorld is an aquatic-themed park filled with marine animal shows, roller coasters and up-close sea-life encounters…

  • Upside down building, Wonderworks, Orlando, Florida USA. Simply amazing.



    Housed in a hard-to-miss, upside-down building, this is yet another bright, loud, frenetic landmark trying to make its mark in Orlando. This one is a…

  • Orlando, Florida, USA - February 20, 2020: Orlando Science Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. The Orlando Science Center is a private science museum.

    Orlando Science Center


    Changing exhibits on dinosaurs, the human body, the solar system and more offer candy-coated science education geared towards children aged five to 12. A…

  • ORLANDO, FL – NOV 24: Sea Life Aquarium at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida, as seen on Nov 24, 2019.  It has family-friendly exhibits with a variety of sea creatures.; Shutterstock ID 1735080233; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Sea Life


    Just when you thought Orlando had every water-themed park and attraction available, along comes Sea Life (one of a chain that operates around the world)…

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    This water park filled with tropical greenery offers a sense of Polynesia. You can float about in lazy rivers, splash zones, wave pools and water slides…

  • Adventureland

    Walt Disney World

    Adventure Disney-style means pirates and jungles, magic carpets and tree houses, and whimsical and silly representations of the exotic locales from…

  • Sep 20, 2019: The wheel at the ICON park lit up at night.
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    ICON Orlando


    Orlando has got everything else that goes up and down, so why not round and around? Opened in 2017, ICON Orlando is one of International Drive's latest…

  • Barred Owls (Strix varia) have been a part of the natural scene for many, many thousands of years and can be found from Maine to Florida. They have a distinctive rich baritone "voice" But, you are more likely to hear one than see one because of their camouflage coloration.

    Audubon Center for Birds of Prey


    Centered at a cool old house and very much off the beaten track, this little lakeside rehabilitation center for hawks, screech owls and other talon-toed…

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    Lake Eola Park


    Pretty and shaded, this little city park sits between downtown Orlando and Thornton Park. A paved sidewalk circles the water, there's a waterfront…

  • Frontierland

    Walt Disney World

    Wild West Disney-style. Splash Mountain depicts the misadventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and Brer Fox, complete with chatty frogs, singing ducks and…

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    Central Florida Zoo & Botanic Gardens


    With lush surrounds, this small but satisfying zoo is set apart from the usual intensity of Orlando tourist attractions, with an excellent splash-play…

  • San Francisco

    Greater Orlando

    San Francisco, themed heavily around the city as the site of the massive 1906 earthquake and the inspiration behind the 1974 film Earthquake, is home to…

  • Tomorrowland

    Walt Disney World

    Though the theming as a Jetsons-inspired peek into the future falls flat, Tomorrowland holds a few wildly popular Disney highlights. Come first thing or…

  • Springfield

    Greater Orlando

    In 2013 Universal opened Simpsons-themed Springfield, home to that iconic American TV family. Hang at Moe's Tavern, grab doughnuts at Lard Lad, and meet…

  • Lost Continent

    Greater Orlando

    Magic and myth from across the seas and the pages of fantasy books inspire this mystical corner of the park. Here you'll find dragons and unicorns,…

  • New York

    Greater Orlando

    Revenge of the Mummy (Express Pass) combines roller-coaster speed and twists with in-your-face special effects. Head deep into ancient Egyptian catacombs…

  • CityWalk

    Greater Orlando

    Across the canal from the theme parks, and open to the public (for free), Universal's pedestrian mall entertainment district has themed restaurants, bars,…

  • Liberty Square

    Walt Disney World

    The ramblin' 19th-century mansion houses Haunted Mansion, another classic favorite piece of low-on-thrill and high-on-silly fun, and the only real ride in…

  • Production Central

    Greater Orlando

    Home to two of Universal's most talked-about rides, the incredible 3D simulation Transformers: The Ride 3-D (Express Pass) and the high-thrill coaster…

  • Volcano Bay

    Volcano Bay

    Universal Resort's third theme park – a water park – launched in 2017. Modeled on a Pacific island, the tropical oasis' main feature is a colossal volcano…

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Walt Disney World

    The simple and sweet outdoor theater performance of Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage follows the storyline, incorporates the classic songs, and doesn…

  • Cornell Fine Arts Museum

    Greater Orlando

    This tiny lakeside museum (accredited by the American Alliance of Museums) sits on the campus of Rollins College and houses US, European and Latin…

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