Orlando has some truly wonderful things on offer for travellers with every kind of style. Whether you’re into hiking, Harry Potter, or gourmet food, this city will surprise and please you. Many visitors travel to Orlando to experience the wonderful food, accommodations, and pleasures at the three dozen theme parks here, but there’s so much more to this wonderful city than Disney World.
This small city receives over 66 million visitors each year, so we suggest that you book yourself a hotel sooner rather then later to avoid disappointment. This destination boasts some of the most unique and varied accommodations, with numerous IHG hotels near Universal Studios, Disney World, and more. You can even stay at Legoland! Now that you’ve got your accommodation sorted, we’re here to help you make the most of your time in Orlando with five unique experiences that you can’t miss.
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Experience some true Orlando wildlife at Gatorland. This theme park and nature preserve combines Old Florida charm with exciting wildlife exhibits and live entertainment. Gatorland opened its gates in 1949, making it the first theme park in Orlando.
You’ll find Gatorland at 14501 South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida.
Have you ever wanted to throw yourself out of a perfectly good aeroplane, but you aren’t sure if this is the adventure sport for you? iFly allows you to experience the thrills of indoor skydiving with the reduced risks of actual skydiving.
Visit iFly Orlando at 6805 Visitors Circle in Orlando, Florida.
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If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle of the theme parks and shopping malls, this is the perfect spot to get away from it all. Located at the headwaters of the Wekiwa River, this oasis offers travellers a glimpse of what Central Florida once looked like when the Timucuan Indians fished and hunted these lands. The area spans over 7,000 acres and offers 13 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. This is also a great spot for a family picnic.
Find Wekiwa Springs at 1800 Wekiwa Circle in Apopka, Florida.
Everything is awesome when you’re off exploring Legoland. With a secret ninja area and the chance to build the home of your childhood dreams, it’s certainly an experience not to be missed. Legoland is just 45 minutes from the Orlando theme parks.
Visit Legoland at One Legoland Way in Winter Haven, Florida.
Dining out in Orlando is never a boring affair, especially when you take your loved ones out or dine solo at Medieval Times. Who doesn’t want to have dinner with their own personal knight in shining armour? Here, you can experience dinner and a show like no other amongst the folks from years past.
So why not go, pack your bags, and be one of the 66 million travellers who experience the truly unique side to Orlando each year? Have you been before? Let us know in the comments below.
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