Best Theme Parks in Orlando - Part 2

Posted by Team Donovan on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 9:00am.

People come from all over the world to Orlando to experience the thrills and excitement of the area theme parks. Just imagine if you owned a vacation home in Central Florida. You could go to Disney anytime you wanted! In a previous article, we shared five of the best theme parks in Orlando. Here are five more to check out when you and your family are on vacation.

Epcot – Walt Disney World’s second major theme park has fewer attractions than the original Magic Kingdom, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty for everyone to do. Popular attractions for older children and adults include Soarin’ and Test Track. Younger folks will get a kick out of collecting passport stamps from the different countries featured in the World Showcase. No visit to Epcot would be complete without witnessing the incredible evening fireworks show known as IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Sea World - If you want to get up close and personal with live sea creatures, this is the theme park for you. Unlike Disney World and Universal Studios, Sea World emphasizes live shows in huge theaters, like their Blue Horizons dolphin show, and One Ocean killer whale show, as opposed to ride-based attractions. But don’t think for a minute that SeaWorld doesn’t have any thrill rides. The park has two amazing roller coasters, Kraken and Manta, as well as a water flume ride called Journey to Atlantis.

LEGOLAND Florida - Devoted fans of the multi-colored toy building bricks will be singing,“Everything is Awesome!” at LEGOLAND. Geared primarily for the 10 and under set, this interactive theme park features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. Highlights include Miniland USA, World of China and the Imagination Zone where kids can build LEGO® Mindstorms™ robots or try out the latest LEGO video games.

Gatorland - One of Central Florida’s classic attractions, Gatorland has been entertaining guests for more than 60 years. This self-proclaimed, “best half day attraction,” lives up to that billing by combining “Old Florida” charm with exciting, new exhibits and entertainment. Gatorland showcases thousands of alligators and crocodiles, offers a free-flight aviary, live animal shows, as well as the Screamin’ Garor Zip Line. Riders soar 1,200 feet in the air over some of the park’s star attractions including the Alligator Breeding Marsh which contains over 130 alligators watching from below. Discovery Cove - This unique theme park feels more like an exclusive resort since it restricts guest access to just 1,300 people per day. Since you don’t have to deal with crowds, you can enjoy up close animal encounters, such as swimming with bottlenose dolphins, feeding tropical birds, playing inches from a family of otters, and even walking on the ocean floor. Best of all, the theme park is all-inclusive, so you won’t have to worry about food, towels or snorkeling equipment.

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