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Each year, millions of people travel to Orlando to enjoy fascinating and exhilarating rides and exhibits.  With more than 95 attractions and year-round warm weather, Central Florida has something for everyone.

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Brevard Zoo has more than 500 animals and allows visitors to feed giraffes, take a train ride or go kayaking. Located in Melbourne.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is an exciting family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent. Busch Gardens offers a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos featuring more than 2,700 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games. Newly opened is SheiKra, the tallest dive coaster in the world.

Central Florida Zoo includes hundreds of rare or endangered animals, including cheetahs, elephants, baboons, leopards and some of the most powerful snakes in the world.


Citrus Tower, located in Clermont, provides a panoramic view of rolling hills, spring-fed lakes and citrus trees from three Tower Observation Decks.  The Tower offers in-season fresh citrus fruit for sale, either to take along or for gift shipments. A restaurant and gift shop are also on the grounds. 


Cypress Gardens Adventure Park blends its storied past with new thrills.  The park offers new rides, all-star concerts, spectacular shows, Splash Island water park and a quaint shopping and dining village.  Revisit historic gardens, beautiful belles and famed water ski shows.


Daytona International Speedway, home of the world-famous Daytona 500 and Pepsi 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series races, offers exciting racing; guided Speedway tours; DAYTONA USA, The Ultimate Motorsports Attraction; and the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

Daytona USA, the official attraction of NASCAR, located at Daytona International Speedway, presents the history and excitement of NASCAR racing with interactive exhibits, motion simulator rides, live pit stop competitions, The Daytona 500 ThunderRound-Sound Movie and much more. 


Dinosaur World, located in Plant City, has more than 150 life-size dinosaurs located on its grounds. Examine fossils and learn why dinosaur remains are not found in Florida.  Shop for hard-to-find dinosaur toys and educational materials in the gift shop.

Discovery Cove is an exclusive island oasis where guests can swim with dolphins, snorkel with tropical fish and rays and hand-feed exotic birds. It is an all-inclusive, reservations-only adventure that includes a full day of activities, swim/snorkel gear and lunch, plus a seven-consecutive-day pass to either SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Drivetech Racing School, at USA International Speedway in Lakeland, gives racing fans the opportunity to get behind the wheel of an authentic NASCAR racecar. Guests race like the pros as they drive the laps drafting, passing and leading, setting their own pace around the track.

Fantasy of Flight, in Polk City, invites guests to explore the romance and nostalgia of flight in self-guided “immersion” experiences that chronicle the history of aviation. The North Hangar displays part of the world’s largest private collection of vintage aircraft.  Flight simulators, back-lot tours, hot-air balloon flights and open cockpit biplane rides are available.

Gatorland is home to thousands of alligators and crocodiles, some of which have appeared in movies, television shows and commercials.  The 57-year-old park combines a petting zoo, bird sanctuary, mini-water park, eco-tour and action-packed outdoor entertainment, including daily alligator wrestlin’ shows.


Green Meadows Petting Farm features a two-hour guided tour to see more than 300 farm animals. Visitors are encouraged to have a first-hand experience by petting the animals, taking train and hay rides, milking a cow and riding a pony. Picnic areas are available.

The Holy Land Experience re-creates the city of Jerusalem and its religious importance between the years 1450 B.C. and A.D. 66 through costumed characters, dramatic enactments and high-tech presentations. The living Biblical museum is home to the Scriptorium, a collection of biblical antiquities dating back to 2200 B.C.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers tours of behind-the-scenes areas with views of Space Shuttle facilities and launch pads.  Meet a real astronaut every day and see Space Station 3D in the world's largest twin IMAX® theater.  The Astronaut Hall of Fame features the world's largest collection of astronaut memorabilia, displays, exhibits, hands-on activities and simulators.  Train for the rigors of space flight and prepare for your own mission aboard a full-scale shuttle mock-up during the new Astronaut Training Experience (ATX). 


Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, located in Clermont, is Florida’s largest premium winery.  Visitors can take a free tour of the winery, sample wines in the tasting room or purchase a bottle of the award-winning Lakeridge wine at the gift shop.
 800-768-WINE (9463)/352-394-8627


Orlando Science Center is an observatory, giant screen theater and hundreds of hands-on exhibits on four floors which offer opportunities to explore, experiment and discover.    


Richard Petty Driving Experience takes motorsports fans out of the grandstands and puts them behind the wheel of a stock car. Ride-and-drive programs on the 1-mile (1.6-kilometer), tri-oval Walt Disney World Speedway and 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) Daytona International Speedway are available.



Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium, housed in a building that appears to be sinking, looks like it fell victim to one of Florida’s infamous sinkholes. Explore artifacts, collections, weird art/hobbies and interactive exhibits in 16 galleries of the odd and unusual from around the world.


Ron Jon Surfpark, opening in September 2006, features a large surf pool with 4-8 foot (1.2-to 2.4-meter) waves for intermediate/advanced surfers or body boarders and a training surf pool with 3-4 foot (.91 to 1.2 meter) waves for beginner/novice surfers or body boarders. It also offers a standing-wave and children’s waterplay area, Surf School, World Surf Travel- themed Mexican restaurant and Ron Jon Surf Shop. 


SeaWorld Orlando, the world's most popular marine life adventure park, features 200 acres (80 hectares) of sea-themed shows, attractions and rides, including Kraken, Orlando’s longest, tallest and fastest floorless roller coaster. The Waterfront is a 5-acre (2-hectare) village infused with the sights, sounds, flavor and festivity of the most vibrant cities by the sea. Shows and animal exhibits include polar bears, killer and beluga whales, manatees, sea lions, penguins, dolphins and more. 


Silver Springs, the park famous for its Glass Bottom Boat ride and Fort King River Cruise, encompasses the largest artesian limestone spring in the world. Other highlights include bear, panther and crocodile exhibits; a children’s petting zoo; animal shows; a historical museum; and headline concerts. 


Skull Kingdom is a two-story castle full of fright and fun. During the day, the show features enchanted amusement for all ages. At night, the show is full of scary entertainment with live monsters, special effects, animatronics and unexpected encounters around every turn.

SkyVenture Orlando, Orlando’s high-energy vertical wind tunnel, offers indoor skydiving in which visitors float on a column of air. No parachute, no jumping and no experience is necessary. Reservations suggested.


Titanic ~ The Experience, invites visitors to take a journey back in time to discover the splendor that is TITANIC.  Come aboard as a first class passenger on a one-hour guided tour.  The unique, interactive presentation allows visitors to share in the inspirational and personal stories of the ship’s passengers and crew.


WonderWorks, Orlando’s only upside-down attraction, features more than 100 hands-on interactive exhibits. Guests experience virtual reality and rock climbing as well as designing and riding their own roller coaster. Newly opened is The Outta Control Magic Show, a high-energy comedy improvisation dinner show (separate ticket required).


Islands of Adventure
invites guests to “live the adventure” with technologically advanced thrill rides and attractions, including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Cat in the Hat, the Jurassic Park River Adventure, The Incredible Hulk and Dueling Dragons coasters.


Universal Studios Florida takes guests beyond the screen and into the world of television and film to "ride the movies.”  Visitors brave the storm at Twister…Ride It Out, ride along with Shrek and Donkey at Shrek 4-D and battle the supernatural at Revenge of the Mummy –The Ride. Fear Factor Live, based on NBC’s hit reality show, allows guests to test their courage and strength by participating in pulse-pounding stunts.


Cirque du Soleil
, in Downtown Disney West Side, features its renowned blend of acrobatics and state-of-the-art special effects with more than 70 artists from around the world performing in a custom-made theater seating 1,671 guests.


Disney's Animal Kingdom offers exciting adventures and unique encounters with real, exotic animals, plus one-of-a-kind guest experiences with fictional animals and giant dinosaurs from the prehistoric world. Not-to-miss attractions include TriceraTop Spin, Primeval Whirl!, It's Tough to be a Bug!, DINOSAUR and Kilimanjaro Safaris. Expedition EVEREST, a high-speed train adventure, opens in April 2006.

Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex hosts more than 200 Amateur Athletic Union events, Atlanta Braves spring training and the Pop Warner Super Bowl each year.  Sports lovers can enjoy a whole community of spectator fun with 200 acres (80 hectacres) of facilities that can host more than 30 sports. 

Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park with a complete motion picture and television studio.  Feature attractions include Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Play It!, Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage!, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.  The Stunt Show Spectacular features amazing tricks performed by specially designed cars, motorcycles and jet skis.

DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park is a 5-story, indoor, interactive theme park that combines Disney's magic with cutting-edge technology.  Guests climb aboard a real river raft on Virtual Jungle Cruise, ride a roller coaster of their own design on Cyber Space Mountain or become part of a human pinball game in Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam.  Some attractions require a separate charge. 

Epcot takes guests to 11 nations at World Showcase and fast-forwards them to tomorrow in Future World.  World Showcase offers a kaleidoscope of nations – The American Adventure, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway and the United Kingdom – brought together to celebrate cultural heritage.  Future World focuses on discovery and scientific achievements with major attractions such as Test Track, Mission: SPACE and Journey Into Your Imagination With Figment.  Epcot’s newest ride, Soarin’,  lifts guests 40 feet (12 meters) aloft inside a giant projection screen dome. 

Magic Kingdom features seven magical lands with attractions, restaurants and shops based on favorite Disney themes of fantasy, yesterday and tomorrow.  Popular attractions include Mickey’s PhilharMagic, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Space Mountain.  Cinderellabration, the continuation of the happily-ever-after story of Cinderella, is the Magic Kingdom’s newest show. 


Water Parks

Adventure Island Tampa, with 30 acres (12 hectares), features 24 unique water rides including Wahoo Run, an exhilarating river raft encounter that sends adventurous riders down six stories and more than 600 feet (182 meters) of unforeseen drenching twists, drops, back-to-back curves and turns.  Re-opens for the season on March 11, 2006.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park features one of the world’s tallest, fastest free-fall speed slides smack in the middle of sunny Florida.  It is the largest of Disney’s water parks, with 22 water slides and “icy” bobsled runs that stay comfortably warm and thrillingly fast.  Open year-round.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park offers guests twisting tides, roaring rapids and relaxing rivers.  Whether navigating the nine water slides, swimming with sharks and tropical fish or conquering waves in the United States’ largest wave pool, this is the one exotic paradise that promises to be the wettest water adventure known to man…or fish.  Crush ‘n’ Gusher, a “water coaster” thrill ride recently opened. Open year-round.

Wet 'n Wild - Orlando offers a variety of multi-passenger thrill rides. The Blast propels riders down a 390-foot (118-meter) stream with jets and gusts of water. The Storm washes riders down a towering chute, swirls them around a bowl at high speeds and tumbles them into a splash landing and Disco H2O is a retro raft ride through the 70s. Open year-round with heated pools in the cooler months.



Miniature Golf & Amusement Centers

Congo River Golf & Exploration Co. invites guests to explore two beautiful 18-hole courses set in a tropical environment with caves and waterfalls.  Guest can also see its 25 live alligators. 


Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course is a 36-hole golf adventure featuring Fantasia Gardens, an 18-hole miniature golf course with a theme taken from Disney's classic animated film "Fantasia," and Fantasia Fairways, an 18-hole challenge course designed with strategically placed bunkers and hazards.


Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course is an interactive miniature golf experience with two 18-hole wacky, elf-sized golf courses.  One course carries the zany, snow-covered Florida theme found at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, while the other takes a more tropical, holiday theme, with ornaments hanging from palm trees.

Fun Spot Action Park allows guests to “Drive the Ride” on its four multi-level go-kart tracks and 13 rides, including rides for pre-schoolers.  Fun Spot has more than 100 games in a 10,000-square-foot (900-square-meter) arcade.


Hawaiian Rumble Adventure Golf features two locations in the Orlando area, one on International Drive and one in Lake Buena Vista. Choose from two challenging Hawaiian-themed courses featuring a waterfall and a $100,000 musical fountain.
 International Drive location: 407-351-7733 Apopka-Vineland location: 407-239-8300

Old Town in Kissimmee features 75 unique specialty shops, eight restaurants and 18 thrilling amusement rides.  This free-admission, free-parking attraction offers the look and feel of a Florida town at the beginning of the 20th century.  Classic car shows every Friday and Saturday feature hundreds of classic cars. 


Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf offers two challenging 18-hole courses at both of its locations. Visitors test their putting skills in a fun-filled setting of natural wonders, lavish landscaping and delightful pirate themes that offer swashbuckling fun for the whole family.

Putting Edge, located at Festival Bay on International Drive, offers visitors a fun and challenging indoor miniature golf course that glows-in-the-dark.        

Tiki Island Volcano Golf, located on International Drive, has two 18-hole courses and is surrounded by a four-story volcano with live flame effects, cascading waterfalls and suspended bridges.


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