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Visiting the Disney capital of the world is a great way to spend your quintessential American vacation. Get ready to enjoy Walt Disney World, and other theme parks for your fix of nostalgia and adrenaline-pumped fun. The weather is always good in Orlando, with plenty of opportunities for swimming and sunbathing. Florida is also known as the sunshine state and lives up to its name.
With the estimated 52 million tourists a year, Orlando offers much more than just hubs of adventure; visitors can enjoy the historic centre of downtown Orlando, Lake Eola and scenic boat rides on Winter Park Lake.
Orlando’s surprisingly rich art scene, its top-class museums and delicious cuisine promise a great time to all age groups.
Located at a two-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Radisson Hotel Orlando, Lake Buena Vista serves as the perfect base to explore the six delightful Disney parks or other local gems like SeaWorld with ease. You can book in advance and avail some very exciting offers.
Follow the list below of must-see places and plan a trip to this magical land soon.
Walt Disney world
Known as the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World is the most popular reason for visiting Orlando. There is no doubt this can be a dream vacation to spend with family and friends. Disney’s theme park empire is the most popular resort in the world.
Walt Disney World in Florida is almost twice the size of Manhattan, and each park has been created with unmatched attention to detail. There are 4 centrepieces of Walt Disney World theme parks: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Explore the iconic 145ft ‘Tree of Life’ and spend the day at the Magic Kingdom where Cinderella’s Castle, Pinocchio Village & Alice in Wonderland teacups await you. You could stay forever! Visitors describe it as a magical place full of wonder, amusement and fantasy.
The night also brings you a beautifully illuminated scenic view to all the castles; make sure to return after sunset just to have a look at the various night shows.
Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure
Since the opening of Diagon Alley, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a visit to Universal Orlando has become a must whenever you travel to Walt Disney World.
There are 2 Universal parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you might spend the entire day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which covers parts of both parks. Don’t underestimate the possibility of an exciting adventure filled with adrenaline at the Island of Adventure. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Escape from Gringotts and Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, are among the most popular amusement rides. Just talking about them gets the visitors excited, inspiring them to hop on a roller-coaster and forget their troubles behind.
It is clear that people come to Orlando to be entertained, and SeaWorld certainly does just this. The water park offers the world’s tallest river rapid drop and endless water slides. The “Infinity Falls” will take guests through the lost jungle before flipping them over a 40-foot drop. Remember to pack extra clothes, as it is going to be a splashy visit!
By Viveca Knapp
who is residing in Milan, City in Italy.