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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: Performances; Disney
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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: Nature & wildlife areas; Amusement & theme parks; 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: Performances; Disney
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Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal's Islands of Adventure
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... 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
Attraction type: Amusement & theme parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Victoria & Albert's
Victoria & Albert's
Ranked #1 of 3,233 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: $60 - $120
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 3,233 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Bakery
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Chatham's Place
Chatham's Place
Ranked #3 of 3,233 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
La Cava Del Tequila
La Cava Del Tequila
Ranked #4 of 3,233 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
Dining options: Late Night
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market
Ranked #5 of 3,233 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Comfort Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites
$78 - $188
Ranked #67 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Avanti International Resort
3.0 of 5
Avanti International Resort
$73 - $130
Ranked #78 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
3.0 of 5
Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
$59 - $156
Ranked #88 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
$118 - $213
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
$122 - $256
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
$110 - $234
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 - $544
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
$486 - $800
Ranked #8 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Hilton Orlando
4.0 of 5
Hilton Orlando
$133 - $416
Ranked #18 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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