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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; Performances
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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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Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine
Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine
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.
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals
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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; Performances
La Nouba - Cirque du Soleil
La Nouba - Cirque du Soleil
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... 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
Attraction type: Performances; Disney
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Victoria & Albert's
Victoria & Albert's
Ranked #1 of 3,095 restaurants in Orlando
Price: $60 - $120
Cuisines: American, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 3,095 restaurants in Orlando
Price: $5 - $8
Cuisines: Sandwiches
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Private Island Ice Cream
Private Island Ice Cream
Ranked #3 of 3,095 restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
La Cava Del Tequila
La Cava Del Tequila
Ranked #4 of 3,095 restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Chatham's Place
Chatham's Place
Ranked #5 of 3,095 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

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Comfort Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites
$80 - $133
Ranked #69 of 328 hotels in Orlando
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Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
3.0 of 5
Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
$57 - $159
Ranked #82 of 328 hotels in Orlando
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Avanti International Resort
3.0 of 5
Avanti International Resort
$73 - $151
Ranked #89 of 328 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
$99 - $228
Ranked #2 of 328 hotels in Orlando
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport
$112 - $165
Ranked #3 of 328 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
$102 - $154
Ranked #4 of 328 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
$218 - $547
Ranked #1 of 328 hotels in Orlando
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Waldorf Astoria Orlando
5.0 of 5
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
$224 - $449
Ranked #9 of 328 hotels in Orlando
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Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
5.0 of 5
Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
$226 - $707
Ranked #14 of 328 hotels in Orlando
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