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Best of Orlando Guide

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Orlando
From the Magic Kingdom to magical spa treatments, Orlando sparkles with the promise of adventure. Spend a day exploring the world-famous Disney theme parks, giggling with the dolphins at SeaWorld, or screaming your head off on a Universal Studios roller coaster. For a less adrenaline-pumping afternoon, enjoy the quiet natural beauty of the Harry P. Leu Gardens, or enjoy a seaweed scrub at a luxury day spa. Savor fresh and local ingredients at one of Orlando’s James Beard-nominated restaurants.

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Wishes Fireworks
Wishes Fireworks
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... 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
Attraction type: Disney Parks & Activities; Theater & Performances
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Escapology Orlando
Escapology Orlando
Owner description: Orlando's top rated real life escape game! Come and play one of our great games in a private team of 2-6 players. Search carefully for clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the locks... more Owner description: Orlando's top rated real life escape game! Come and play one of our great games in a private team of 2-6 players. Search carefully for clues, solve the puzzles, unlock the locks and escape to freedom within 60 minutes! Located on International Drive in Orlando, book online or phone in for more information! Private group events available on request. less
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks; Escape Games
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Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive tropical getaway where visitors can swim with a dolphin, snorkel a reef and swim with fish.
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Water Parks; Aquariums
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Only at Universal's Islands of Adventure
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Only at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Owner description: There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring... more Owner description: There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It's the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained - you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. Now open: the new, heart-warming and hilarious Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. And coming soon: Transformers The Ride-3D. Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company. less
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks
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Fantasmic
Fantasmic
A live Disney production held at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater at Disney-MGM Studios featuring Disney characters, performers and pyrotechnics.
Attraction type: Disney Parks & Activities; Theater & Performances
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Victoria & Albert's
Victoria & Albert's
Ranked #1 of 3,263 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: $60 - $120
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 3,263 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Bakeries
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Chatham's Place
Chatham's Place
Ranked #3 of 3,263 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
NYPD Pizza
NYPD Pizza
Ranked #4 of 3,263 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: $1 - $23
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Cava Del Tequila
La Cava Del Tequila
Ranked #5 of 3,263 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
Dining options: Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Avanti International Resort
3.0 of 5
Avanti International Resort
$75 - $144
Ranked #71 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista
3.0 of 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista
$76 - $165
Ranked #75 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista
3.0 of 5
Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista
$79 - $200
Ranked #77 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
$107 - $177
Ranked #2 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport
$120 - $199
Ranked #3 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport at Gateway Village
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport at Gateway Village
$112 - $167
Ranked #5 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Villas of Grand Cypress
4.5 of 5
Villas of Grand Cypress
$202 - $639
Ranked #1 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
$474 - $753
Ranked #8 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
$223 - $859
Ranked #17 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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