Here is a list of the many attractions in the Orlando & surrounding areas
Go beyond the screen and experience the action and excitement of the movies at Universal Studios® Florida, the number one movie studio theme park in the world. At this real working motion picture studio an incredible array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions put you right in your favorite scenes from your favorite movies. Experience the new psychological thrill ride, Revenge of the MummySM! Blast off on Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast™; and through the miracle of OgreVision see, hear and FEEL the excitement of Shrek 4-D™. Zap aliens on the interactive ride MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™. Soar through time and space on Back to the Future the Ride®. Experience the action-packed TERMINATOR 2: 3-D™. Fly to the stars on E.T. Adventure®. And enjoy the family fun of Woody Woodpecker's KidZone®. Opening in late spring 2005 is Fear Factor Live an audience-participation show based on the NBC TV show. Universal Studios is the only place on earth where you can Ride the Movies®!
Experience the innovative thrills of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, the most technologically advanced theme park ever created. You’ll take an unforgettable journey through five uniquely themed islands - Marvel Super Hero Island®, Toon Lagoon®, Jurassic Park®, The Lost Continent® and Seuss Landing™ -- where the world’s most cutting-edge rides and attractions challenge all your senses. You’ll battle villains high above the streets on the first-of-its-kind 3-D thrill ride, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®. Then defy gravity as the Incredible Hulk Coaster® takes you on a high-speed roller coaster rampage. Escape the jaws of a hungry T-Rex on the Jurassic Park River Adventure®. Brave whitewater rapids on Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges®. Take a spin through the mischievous world of The Cat in the Hat™. And ride both Dueling Dragons®, the world’s first inverted near-miss dueling roller coasters. Live the AdventureSM of a lifetime!
There's no place on Earth like SeaWorld® Orlando! Where else can you challenge thrill-a-second rides one minute and count the teeth on a shark the next? Feed the dolphins, take in an incredible performance, and just try to stay dry when the world famous Shamu® comes a-splashing! SeaWorld Orlando - it just doesn't get any closer than this.
The day is yours at Discovery Cove, a one-of-a-kind tropical hideaway. Swim with dolphins. Snorkel among clouds of colorful fish. Relax on our pristine beaches. And, do it all at your own pace. Find yourself surrounded by acres of lush greens and deep blues, sparkling lagoons, reefs and grottos. Here, there are no crowds or barriers. Experience power and playfulness during your reserved swim with a bottlenose dolphin. It’s the centerpiece of your visit and a once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Enter a series of free-flight aviaries that tower above you and touch, feed and get acquainted with hundreds of colorful tropical birds and other fascinating wildlife. Feel a unique mixture of calm and captivation as you snorkel amid thousands of rays and exotic fish, and explore the splendor of coral reefs and grottos. You’ll also be treated to a delightful lunch that lets you eat light or dive right in. You deserve to be in Discovery Cove. Come explore. Make a day of it. This summer, enjoy Twilight Discovery -- an all-inclusive summer evening program featuring sunset animal interactions, live Caribbean music, plentiful hors d'oeuvres, tropical drinks and an array of dining choices.
Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, combining "Old Florida" charm with exciting, new exhibits and entertainment. The park opened as a roadside attraction in 1949. Today, it provides affordable-priced family fun with thousands of alligators, crocodiles, a children's water park, aviary, breeding marsh with observation tower, petting zoo, nature walk, educational wildlife programs, gift shop, Florida's best train-ride, restaurant, and much more. One-of-A-Kind reptilian shows include: the Gator Wrestlin' Show, Gator Jumparoo, Jungle Crocs of the World and the Up-close Encounters Show.
Wet 'n Wild - Orlando, voted byAmusement Business magazine as America's number one water park, features a full-day of fun for the entire family. Also honored by Aquatic's International as the first true water park, Wet 'n Wild's world-class signature thrill rides and quality service offer something for fun-lovers of all ages.
Kennedy Space centre
Take a tour of Kennedy Space Center including the Apollo/Saturn V Center, Launch Complex 39 Observation Gantry and the International Space Station Center. Also, experience an IMAX film.
Coming May 2005, SheiKra will dive into Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. North America's only dive coaster, SheiKra is 200 feet up, 90 degrees straight down, and like nothing else in the world.
The name SheiKra evokes the power and speed of an African hawk as it twists and plunges - giving riders a 70 mph, adrenaline-pumping experience like no other. At 200 feet, SheiKra now takes the crown as Florida's tallest roller coaster..
This thrill machine is also the tallest dive coaster in the world and the first of its kind to incorporate an Immelmann loop (a rolling maneuver), a second, 138-foot dive into an underground tunnel and a water-feature finale. SheiKra offers three minutes of over-the-edge excitement on more than half a mile of steel track.
SheiKra will serve as the centerpiece of Busch Gardens' newly themed Stanleyville area, which also includes the new 500-seat, indoor/outdoor Zambia Smokehouse. The restaurant is situated on the coaster's perimeter, allowing guests to be a part of the action while dining.