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Florida, the Southeasternmost state of the United States of America, has been enchanting travellers from all over the world with its beautiful coastline, awesome parties, and excellent nightlife. Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. There are a plethora of beautiful attractions and activities for you to enjoy during your vacation in Florida. However, some of the major attractions in the state of Florida has always been its numerous theme parks. Especially the city of Orlando is known around the world for all its magical theme parks. Among all of Orlando’s theme parks, SeaWorld Orlando is one of such theme parks which is an absolutely wonderful place to spend a day with your family. So the next time you take a trip to the Orlando city, make sure to visit SeaWorld Orlando to have a fun-filled, wet and awesome day.
There are a lot of exciting rides in this water-based theme park which will surely fill your visit to this park with fun and awesomeness. From waterslides to roller coasters to rides involving animals, you name it, you will find it. You can go on the ride called ‘Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin’ to enjoy the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and experience the beautiful environment through the eyes of a penguin named Puck. Go for a ride on ‘Mako’, a hyper coaster to enjoy one of the most thrilling rides you can experience in this park. The ride is especially known for its high speed, deep dives and thrilling turns. In 2018, you will get to go on a completely new ride named ‘Infinity Falls’, a river ride where you will get to face extreme rapids and get yourself soaking wet.
Along with all the rides, SeaWorld Orlando conducts a lot of live shows and entertainment events on a daily basis. The shows use the animals present in the park in a beautiful manner to entertain as well as educate their visitors about these majestic creatures. At ‘Dolphin Bays’ you will get to see the ocean’s most playful creatures, the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. At ‘Ocean Discovery’ you will get to know all about the Orcas and other species of whales. You can also visit ‘One Ocean’ to know all about the world of these Orcas or killer whales. At any of Clyde And Seamore’s show, you will get to see the sea lions and otters in action.
The live shows are a great way to learn all about the park’s animals or see them in action. But if you want to spend more time with them, then you will have plenty of opportunities to do so. You can visit the ‘Dolphin Cove’ to see a group of bottlenose dolphins spend their time, from both above and below the surface of the water. Visit ‘Dolphin Nursery’ to watch the mother dolphins take care of their calves. You can also visit the ‘Manatee Rehabilitation Area’, ‘Manta Aquarium’ ‘Orca Underwater Viewing’, ‘Pelican Preserve’ or many more to see the beautiful animals and spend some beautiful time with them.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.