We are currently planning for our next trip to Orlando and it is bringing all of those wonderful memories back from the last time we went in 2016. Theme parks are obviously one of the biggest draws to a vacation in Orlando and there aren’t too many which we haven’t hit during our 3 vacations to Florida. Planning ahead for which theme parks you plan to go to is vital as you can avoid queuing with Orlando park tickets which you can get online, ahead of time. To help you get planned for your trip, here are my favorite theme parks in Orlando to give you some inspiration.
It may be a little obvious but the Magic Kingdom is at the top of our list, a theme park which has set the industry standard and one which always makes me happy. As big fans of Disney we love wandering around the park and meeting our favorite characters, and dining with them too on occasion. As far as the rides go there is plenty of choice especially if you don’t like them too extreme. For those who like a bit more adrenalin then there are plenty of options here for that too, Space Mountain and Thunder Railroad to name just a couple.
On our second vacation to Orlando we visited Legoland, the biggest of its kind in the world and the perfect place for a family day out. The rides here are excellent but for me the best part of the park is the numerous lego-models which they have built such as that of the Kennedy Space Center and the Daytona Speedway, huge pieces which are very impressive. If you have kids between 2-12 then this is the perfect park for them with plenty to do.
This is a very different theme park from the rest in Orlando and if you and your family want a theme park with a twist then Gatorland should be too of your list. As you can imagine the theme park is filled with crocs and alligators and you will learn a great deal about them during your time here. The attractions here are centered around the animals and the zip-line ride over croc-infested swamps is by far the most scared that I have ever been in a theme park.
Universal Islands of Adventure
I love Universal Studios but for me their sister theme park Islands of Adventure is the far superior park. The rollercoasters and live shows here are simply out of this world and many of them are themed around your favorite movies. This is a theme park which has 7 different zones and there is far too much to do here in a single day. If I were you I’d allocate a good 3 days at Islands of Adventure to ensure that you get the most out of it that you can.
Have you been to Orlando before? If so let us know which theme parks you love the most.