Florida attracts millions of of tourists each year from both the US and the rest of the World as holidaymakers flock to the Sunshine State to make the most of it’s hundreds of attractions. Key to Florida’s success is the chance to visit some of the top American attractions in Orlando, the city that houses some of the state’s most popular activities.
Go See Some Basketball
The Orlando Magic basketball team are one of the most famous in basketball and they have had some of the greatest athletes to have ever played the game on their rosters throughout their history. The Magic play their games at the Amway Center in Orlando and if you get an opportunity to get tickets you will have a great time. Even for non sports fans, the entertainment at any U.S. sporting event is like no other and they’ll give you an evening of razzmatazz, fast paced sports action and a party-like atmosphere.
Where dreams come true, Disney World, an entertainment complex only rivalled by Disney’s other theme parks, it spans almost 30,000 acres of pure pleasure. Within it’s walls are 4 theme parks and literally hundreds of attractions ranging from lakes, hotels, restaurants, driving circuits, golf courses and everything in between. The park is for all ages and if you are going with family then even better as the kids will have a memory to last a lifetime. This isn’t the World’s most famous attraction for without reason!
Wet and Wild
What better way to cool down on a hot day than to visit Wet n’Wild Orlando, an aquatic theme park that houses 17 insane slides that are sure to get the adrenalin flowing. The slides range from racing slides, dinghy rides, a lazy river, a blood pumping free-fall slide and other tube slides that will put your head in a spin. Pencil in an entire day for this place as it attracts a lot of visitors and you may have to queue for many of the slides, the wait, however, will be worth it.
Go All Harry Potter
In 2010 the Universal Orlando Resort opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a theme park within the complex dedicated to everybody’s favourite boy wizard. The park is designed just like the set of the films, with a real life Hogwarts school that houses the main attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Some of the other rides include a ‘duelling rollercoaster’ style ride called Dragon Challenge and Flight of the Hippogriff which is a tamer rollercoaster for the family. If you love Harry Potter then this is the perfect place for you to fulfil the dream of living in that world.
Discovery Cove is the sister park to Sea World and gives it’s guest an opportunity to see and interact with a number of beautiful marine life animals. The main attraction of the park are the bottlenose dolphins which gives guests the chance to experience swimming and playing with the loveable dolphins. Another feature of the park is the huge coral reef where you can swim with literally hundreds of tropical fish. The coral reef also features an underwater tank which houses sharks and will get you as close to them as possible, in the safest way, of course. A ticket at Discovery Cove also gains you access to Sea-World and Busch Gardens which means you only pay once, for 3 great attractions.