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Ranked #1 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Performances; Disney
Owner description: Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is the biggest, brightest fireworks extravaganza in Magic Kingdom theme park history.Jiminy... more » Owner description: Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is the biggest, brightest fireworks extravaganza in Magic Kingdom theme park history.Jiminy Cricket is your host, guiding Pinocchio, Cinderella, Ariel, Peter Pan and other beloved Disney Characters through a fantastic tale told amongst the stars.A magnificent musical score synchs with the fireworks for a stunning aural and visual experience, featuring unique pyrotechnics and special effects.Discover that wishes do come true when you experience Wishes Nighttime Spectacular, a story so big only the sky can hold it!Additional InformationFireworks schedules vary by season. View the online calendar for specific dates and times. Or, refer to the Times Guide, which is available at the Park entrance, at Guest Relations and at most merchandise locations.The show can be viewed throughout the Park, but to see Tinker Bell flying in the sky, a view from the front of Cinderella Castle is recommended. « less
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Ranked #2 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Water Parks; Aquariums

Discovery Cove is a beautiful, tropical oasis. The park is well run, and the entire staff is very friendly. Buy the picture CD that the park sells if members of your group are... more »

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Ranked #3 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Performances; Disney
Owner description: A live Disney production held at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater at Disney-MGM Studios featuring Disney characters,... more » Owner description: A live Disney production held at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater at Disney-MGM Studios featuring Disney characters, performers and pyrotechnics. « less
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Ranked #4 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Performances; Disney
Owner description: La Nouba is a mesmerizing and extraordinary avant-garde circus spectacle performed by Cirque du Soleil exclusively in the... more » Owner description: La Nouba is a mesmerizing and extraordinary avant-garde circus spectacle performed by Cirque du Soleil exclusively in the Downtown Disney West Side area at Walt Disney World Resort.La Nouba is performed at an exceptional theater built especially for Cirque du Soleil. The show's international cast of acrobats, athletes and performance artists—including more than 65 artists representing 15 countries—delights and mystifies with daring acts of grace.La Nouba translates to English as ""to party, to live it up,"" and this theme is evident in the energetic performances, the colorful costumes and the moving live music.Join the thousands of fans who leave this Cirque du Soleil performance in awe of the glorious feats and the inexpressible beauty they have witnessed, carrying with them its memory as an inspiration to celebrate life. It truly is a show that makes ""the impossible, possible.""See the magic up close for yourself when you attend a performance of La Nouba! « less
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Ranked #5 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: A Catholic church built in the 1980s so that the large number of visitors to the Orlando region would have a place to attend... more » Owner description: A Catholic church built in the 1980s so that the large number of visitors to the Orlando region would have a place to attend church. « less
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Ranked #6 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Universal's Islands of Adventure features some of the most innovative rides and attractions ever made on seven spectacularly... more » Owner description: Universal's Islands of Adventure features some of the most innovative rides and attractions ever made on seven spectacularly themed islands: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing and Port of Entry. « less
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Ranked #7 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWoHP), the newest of six islands inside Universal's Islands of Adventure (IOA), is a meticulously conceived and produced theme park... more »

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Ranked #8 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: iFLY Orlando is the best way to experience indoor skydiving.Experience true free-fall conditions, just like skydiving,... more » Owner description: iFLY Orlando is the best way to experience indoor skydiving.Experience true free-fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY's vertical wind tunnel creates a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float. There's no parachute, no jumping & nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It's just you & the air, and it's the most incredible adrenaline rush.No Experience Necessary.Recommended for ages 3 to 103! Fun entertainment for the whole family and great for kids. « less
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Ranked #9 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Disney; Water sports
Swim with sharks - as long as you have an open water scuba certificate.
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Ranked #10 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Disney; Specialty Shops
Owner description: "World Of Disney Store, in Downtown Disney Marketplace, is the largest Disney character store in Walt Disney World Resort—and... more » Owner description: "World Of Disney Store, in Downtown Disney Marketplace, is the largest Disney character store in Walt Disney World Resort—and on Earth! « less
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Ranked #11 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Zoos
Owner description: This is a unique, TOTALLY interactive experience with exotic animals including lemurs, kangaroos, muntjac deer, kinkajou,... more » Owner description: This is a unique, TOTALLY interactive experience with exotic animals including lemurs, kangaroos, muntjac deer, kinkajou, llama and most recently our ADORBALE baby zebra Zoe and bushbaby Gizmo! All visits are private and BY APPOINTMENT ONLY,please see our website for more details, AND call to schedule before driving out. We are normally booked ahead, so please don't wait till last minute to schedule,as we can rarely do same day visits. Treat yourselves to a once in a lifetime experience like no other! Be prepared to fall in love many times over, as each animal will steal your heart with his/her silly antics and sweet personalities. « less
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Ranked #12 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Disney; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: The first of the 4 theme parks to open at Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom park captures the enchantment of fairy... more » Owner description: The first of the 4 theme parks to open at Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom park captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions, beloved Disney Characters and so much more. « less
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Ranked #13 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Disney; Amusement Parks

Walt Disney World is both the largest vacation resort in the world and most visited theme park resort in the world. At over 25,000 acres, the massive property features four... more »

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Ranked #14 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Disney; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #15 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Water Parks; Disney; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, one of 2 Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, features attractions for the whole... more » Owner description: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, one of 2 Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, features attractions for the whole family—from fast waterslides to a children's area with pint-sized raft rides. Catch 6-foot waves in the Surf Pool and snorkel Shark Reef—with real sharks!Escape to a tropical paradise where you'll discover a storm of fun in the sun. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park is the place to go for aquatic thrill-seekers of all ages. In addition to great waterslides, you'll love the lazy river, wave pool and children's play area! « less
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Ranked #16 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Disney; Amusement Parks
Owner description: "One of the 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's Hollywood Studios offers a behind-the-scenes look at... more » Owner description: "One of the 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's Hollywood Studios offers a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood-style action with live shows, thrilling attractions, backstage tours and star-studded special events.Feel like the star in your own movie as you romp through the streets and sections of the park that blend together like a large, bustling movie set. Immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood heydays from the 1930s and 1940s, captured by the neon, chrome, art deco and modern architecture.Step into the action with exhilarating attractions and experiences inspired by television and silver screen favorites. Go center stage and into the spotlight with the American Idol Experience, stunt shows and more. Collect autographs and pose for photos at special events or at Character greeting locations. Embark on fantastic thrill rides you only see in the movies.Whether you seek rockin' adventures, playful stage performances, intergalactic fantasy or fascinating film history, you'll find it all—and more—at Disney's Hollywood Studios, where movie magic comes to life! « less
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Ranked #17 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Home to a majestic fountain and graceful swan boats, Lake Eola Park is a bit of serenity and Old Florida in the heart of... more » Owner description: Home to a majestic fountain and graceful swan boats, Lake Eola Park is a bit of serenity and Old Florida in the heart of Orlando. « less
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Ranked #18 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Disney; Tours
Owner description: Join the ultimate animal adventure! Journey deep into Pangani Forest on a thrilling, privately guided expedition featuring... more » Owner description: Join the ultimate animal adventure! Journey deep into Pangani Forest on a thrilling, privately guided expedition featuring close encounters with exotic wildlife species. Get closer than you ever dreamed possible to Nile crocodiles and massive hippos. Venture on to a VIP safari across an open savanna teeming with native African creatures!Once-In-A-Lifetime ExperiencesDozens of massive Nile crocodiles patrol the jungle riverbed. Mammoth hippos move deftly underwater. You are there to see it all!Adventurers are fitted with an expedition harness that attaches to an overhead track. Once your group reaches the riverbank, get a stunning look at the hippos, just 10 feet below. After a seemingly precarious trek across a rope bridge dangling over a throng of enormous crocodiles, experience another unbelievable view as you hang over the crocs' riverbed lair!VIP SafariEnjoy a brief hike onto a sweeping African savanna for a VIP safari, including a visit to an exclusive safari camp with incredible views of everything from towering giraffe to powerful rhinos.True Life-AdventureWild Africa Trek is a jaw-dropping journey only a few Guests get to experience. The expedition is a true encounter with African creatures in their native habitat. Come with us on this Disney True-Life Adventure!PhotographyA Disney photographer captures your experiences along the way. When you return home from your visit to Walt Disney World Resort, you'll receive a photo CD in the mail, so you can relive your wild adventure again and again. Photo CD is included in the cost of the tour. « less
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Ranked #19 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Each garden in this 50-acre botanical oasis just minutes from downtown Orlando is designed to inspire visitors to appreciate... more » Owner description: Each garden in this 50-acre botanical oasis just minutes from downtown Orlando is designed to inspire visitors to appreciate and understand plants. « less
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Ranked #20 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Water Parks; Disney; Amusement Parks
Owner description: "Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, one of 2 Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, features one of the world's tallest... more » Owner description: "Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, one of 2 Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, features one of the world's tallest and fastest free-falling waterslides, as well as slides and rides for the whole family—like a kid-sized, snow-castle fountain play area with scaled-down versions of the more thrilling attractions.It's easy to be cool while having fun in the sun at Disney's Blizzard Beach water park! While the park looks like a frosty ski resort—complete with a functioning Chair Lift, it's actually an action-packed water wonderland with exciting waterslides and attractions for the whole family. « less
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Ranked #21 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Zoos
Gatorland features 3,000 gators and 89 crocodiles, as well as a number of bird and snake exhibits.
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Ranked #22 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Performances; Disney

Disney's Animal Kingdom opened in 1998 at Walt Disney World and, despite Disn... best marketing attempts, it still comes across as a glorified  zoo with some rides thrown in.   At... more »

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Ranked #23 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks

At SeaWorld you can experience the awe-inspiring power and beauty of the sea and marine life. Get up-close to all of its mesmerizing creatures – gentle manatees, graceful... more »

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Ranked #24 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Resort Communities; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Water Parks
Owner description: This vast complex houses two theme parks (Universal Studios, for movie rides, and Islands of Adventure, for thrills), an... more » Owner description: This vast complex houses two theme parks (Universal Studios, for movie rides, and Islands of Adventure, for thrills), an entertainment/nightlife complex (CityWalk) and a variety of hotels. You can buy passes for admission to the parks or just visit the bars, restaurants and stores on the CityWalk. « less
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Ranked #25 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Race Car Tracks
Owner description: Drive or ride shotgun in a NASCAR race car at Walt Disney World Speedway!Take command of the wheel and experience real speed... more » Owner description: Drive or ride shotgun in a NASCAR race car at Walt Disney World Speedway!Take command of the wheel and experience real speed first-hand by driving a NASCAR race car around the mile-long, tri-oval racetrack! You're in for the thrill of a lifetime as you test your driving skills during one of our 8, 18 or 30 lap programs.Looking to enjoy the ride from the passenger's seat? Experience real life racing excitement as you ride shotgun in a 2-seat NASCAR race car driven by one of our professional driving instructors during your 3-lap qualifying run. You'll quickly learn what it takes to compete in NASCAR as you reach speeds up to 140 MPH. « less
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Ranked #26 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: A top-notch family fun theme park, with Orlando's only wooden roller coaster, family suspended steel coaster, multi-level... more » Owner description: A top-notch family fun theme park, with Orlando's only wooden roller coaster, family suspended steel coaster, multi-level go-kart tracks, the World's 2nd tallest SkyCoaster (250ft.), A 101-foot high Ferris wheel, bumper cars, bumper boats, and of course, a giant arcade along with other assorted family and thrill rides for adults and children. « less
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Ranked #27 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

Orlando's 14.5 mile long International Drive welcomes travelers from all over the world to stay in one of the more than 100 hotels, to shop in nearly 500 stores and visit... more »

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Ranked #28 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Disney; Amusement Parks
Owner description: One of 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot theme park sprawls across 300 acres—twice the size of Magic Kingdom... more » Owner description: One of 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot theme park sprawls across 300 acres—twice the size of Magic Kingdom park—and is divided into Future World and World Showcase. Here, creativity is encouraged, imagination is celebrated and countries are united. Be amazed, inspired, enlightened and entertained! « less
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Ranked #29 of 112 attractions in Orlando
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 112 attractions in Orlando
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Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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