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THEME PARKS: THE KEY INGREDIENT FOR A FUN FAMILY VACATION IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Theme Parks

Florida has been popular among travellers for its hundreds of miles of beaches, Latin-American cultural influences and lovely weather. There are a lot of seaside activities to take part in, excellent nightlife, and a bouquet of places to visit. However, when you’re travelling with your family, especially your kids, the requirements in your itinerary differ vastly. You need some activities in your plan which are fun and exciting as well as kid-friendly. This is where the theme parks in Orlando, Florida come in. Visit some of the attractions of one or multiple of the any theme parks located in Orlando, and you can be sure that your kids will have the best time of their life.

From various rides to movie based attractions, from meeting the characters of your favourite childhood television show to eating in restaurants themed after hugely popular movies, there are a lot of things to do in these theme parks for you and your family. Thousands of people visit these theme parks every day, and the faces of every one of them lights up with joy and happiness. These theme parks are the best place to visit if you want to have a fun and exciting time with your family in Florida, and there are a lot of parks for you to choose from. Here are few of the theme parks in Orlando which you can visit with your family and kids, to have the ultimate fun-filled family vacation.

Universal Orlando ResortUniversal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort has not one but three fun filled theme parks for you and your family to have fun in. In two of them, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks, you’ll get to visit the magical world of Harry Potter. Explore the lanes of Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, visit the famous Ollivanders wand shop or enjoy a virtual flight over Hogwarts. If you or your kids are Harry Potter fans, then this place will blow you away. There are a lot of entertainment shows and rides based on other famous Hollywood flicks like The Mummy, E.T., Shrek etc. and an array of themed restaurants as well. The third park, Universal’s Volcano Bay is a water theme park where you can enjoy many water rides with your kids.

Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World

Walt Disney World in Orlando has a total of four dry theme parks and two water theme parks which you and your kids can visit. Visit the Magic Kingdom Park for a chance of meeting your favourite childhood cartoon character. In Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the rides and shows are based on various favourite Hollywood movies. In Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll get to visit the moon of Pandora from the Avatar movie, and see many birds and animals. Visit the waterparks Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach if you want a fun and wet day with your family.

Discovery Cove

In Discovery Cove, you’ll get to enter a tropical island paradise. There are a lot of marine animals in this theme park for you to interact with. You’ll be able to swim with dolphins, learn all about them, watch sharks and stingrays, dive into ‘The Grand Reef’ to swim with multicoloured fishes and many more.

LEGOLAND® FloridaLEGOLAND® Florida

This theme park is based on the favorite toy of all time, Legos. Visit a world made of Legos, and full of rides based on these amazing toys. This 150 acre park has thousands of amazing Lego models.

SeaWorld OrlandoSeaWorld Orlando

This is another water theme park for you and your family to enjoy a fun filled day with. Enjoy riding on a lot of water or land based rides, watch dolphins, sharks and Beluga whales or ride on Mako, the tallest coaster in Orlando – the excitement in endless when you are in SeaWorld.

PANDORA – THE WORLD OF AVATAR: THE NEWEST ATTRACTION AT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA

Attraction

Walt Disney World has always been everyone’s go to place, to visit and meet with their beloved animation or movie characters. But on May 27th, 2017, Walt Disney World Florida just opened their newest attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. The newest addition is named Pandora – The World of Avatar and yes, here you get to visit the moon of Pandora, the land the Na’vi people from the James Cameron’s film Avatar. Just get your tickets online and indulge in the various adventures and experiences this new world has in store for you.

The Land of PandoraThe Land of Pandora

According to Disney’s own representative’s word, the land and landscape of this new world called Pandora embodies the role of an actor. There are no actors dressed in blue to pull you into this world and make it believable. Instead, it is the role of the world itself, to make you feel like you have entered into a completely new and extraordinary realm. At Pandora’s entrance, a sign welcomes you to the Valley of Mo’Ara and provides a map. The landscape is filled with bioluminescent Pandoran flora, beautiful waterfalls, mountainous terrain and flowing streams. However, the piece de resistance of the landscape is a 156 feet all floating mountain, which truly gives this place an other-worldly look.

The Rides of PandoraThe Rides of Pandora

There are two main rides in this world of Pandora. Albeit the signs of these rides aren’t really visible to keep up with the immersive nature of the land, the rides themselves do not fall short in any way. The rides you can experience in this world are truly memorable and offer an experience like no other.

First of the two rides called Na’vi River Journey, is a traditional ‘dark ride’ of Disney amusement parks. You go on a restful and calm boat journey through a river. During your ride, you see colourful glowing plants, moving shadows of lizards over your head. An animatronic Shaman of Song sings a beautiful tune as you continue on your path and emerge at the end of the ride.

The second ride is vastly different than the first one. This ride called the Avatar Flight of Passage is a 3D simulator ride. You will get to revisit and go through some of the movie’s most stunning landscapes on this ride. You’ll also get to see a full sized Na’vi floating in a chamber when you visit the science lab which is a part of this ride. After that, you’ll have to board some scooter-like vehicles, put on some 3D glasses and fly through flocks of banshees, past a rushing waterfall, through some dense forests and caves.

The Food of Pandora

Last but not the least, one of the main attraction of this new attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the food you can taste at Satu’li Canteen. You’ll get to sample some of the most innovating other-worldly dishes that the chefs of this place have managed to create. The restaurant is decorated with Na’vi art and cultural items. Treat yourself to a popular Na’vi drink Pongu Pongu, or indulge in a rather futuristic looking cheesecake. Pandora – The World of Avatar will continue to amuse you through every possible way.