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Written by Amirthavarshini on October 23, 2020 Share on

Orlando – Hakuna Matata from the happiest place on earth

Have a dream trip planned to visit Disney World or even Universal Studios? You’ve landed on the right page because we already see palm trees, sunshine, and clear skies in your future! The city of Orlando can easily be distinguished into two categories as “before 1965” and “after 1965”. Initially, the place had only ranches, cypress swamps and citrus groves. However, from 1960s, Walt Disney marked Orlando as the location for his second theme park. And thus, this rural city in subtropical Central Florida was never the same again. Embark into the attractions of Orlando such as theme parks, golf courses, malls, hotels and entertainment amenities. Set your expectations as high as the skyscrapers in the city and be sure that you will never be disappointed.

Attractions in Orlando

  • Walt Disney World Resort
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Magic Kingdom Park
  • Disney Animal Kingdom
  • Disney Hollywood Studios
  • Universal Studio Florida
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  • Epcot
  • Winter Park
  • International Drive

Walt Disney World Resort

It’s not easy to become a princess. But hey, what if the shoe fits you? Yes, it means your first stop at Orlando is to the Walt Disney World Resort. You will be amused to know that four of the five most visited theme parks in the United States are at Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort.  The four major parks are the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Do not miss out on any of the attractions inside the resort. You will never be tired of visiting the water parks, 18-hole golf courses and ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex housed here.

The disney attractions in Orlando
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Kennedy Space Center

How excited are you to take a trip around the galaxy, turn at the cutting edges of stars and ducking when a meteor approaches? Sounds impossible right? But you can experience something similar at the Kennedy Space Centre. This is the main launch centre of NASA’s for human spaceflight since 1968. Take a bus tour and discover all the complexes full of space shuttles, orbiters, vehicle assemblies and much more. If you’re lucky enough, you can even see the vital missions and even the launching. While returning, click a selfie with the Alligators and the bald eagles in their own habitats.

Magic Kingdom Park

The entrance of Magic Kingdom
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How excited are you to click selfies at the emblematic towers of the Cinderella Castle? the magic Kingdom will bring your favourite characters of fairytales in front of you along with unimaginable grandeur. The exotic environment will surely take you through the pages of your fantasy books. Also, if you’re travelling with your kids, be prepared to hear them scream out of excitement. Travel forward in time by visiting Tomorrowland, land. Do not miss out on the Space Mountain, the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and the Haunted Mansion at Liberty Square.

Disney Animal Kingdom

Escape into the real-time Madagascar movie while visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Though it is a recent addition to the attractions in Orlando, the place has got its own fans and followers. Themed on the natural environment and animal conservation, it houses around 1000 animals in total. Get to see the 200 species of animals and the classic theme park shows and thrill rides.

Disney Hollywood Studios

Storm into the golden age of Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you are a filmmaker or an aspiring cinematographer, you have landed in your happy place. You can see the art of filmmaking, animation and stagecraft under a single roof. Approach the Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake Grand Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, Toy Story Land and a lot more attractions present here. This colourful place with vivid lights has a lot more than what words could even explain. Be it a 3D show or star tours you are surely going to enjoy every bit of the Hollywood Studios.

Universal Studios Florda

The Universal Studio globe
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Make way to the wizarding way of Harry Potter and The Simpsons while visiting the Universal Studios Florida. Also, enjoy a thrilling indoor rollercoaster with the cast member performances of Harry Potter. You can also experience the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, a high-speed rollercoaster that plays a song of your choice.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Universal’s Island of Adventure came into the picture along with the Universal City Walk in the early 2000s. This was when Universal Studios turned into the Universal Orlando Resort. Housing eight themed islands, the place truly excels for the quality of its rides. If you’re a crazy fan of Harry Potter, you are surely going to fall in love with this place. Head to the wizarding world of Harry Potter such as the Forbidden Forest, Hogwarts and Hogsmeade Village. There’s something interesting for the Marvel fans as well! Take an amazing Spider-Man ride and the Incredible Hulk Coaster here.

Epcot

futuristic displays in Epcot
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Another major attraction in Orlando by Walt Disney is the Epcot. Built during the 1960s, this was the genesis for his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT). It is a high-tech model city concept that inspired a theme park. Take part in the human ingenuity through groundbreaking edutainment attractions here. To sum up, this is more like a fantasy land as its symbol is more like a Spaceship Earth. You will get to know about the past, present and the future in collaboration with technology and science.

Winter Park

How about a dose of nature in between a hippy trip? Visit the Winter Park, a leafy suburban city ten minutes north-east of downtown Orlando. Initially established at the end of the 19th century, the place houses lakeside mansions, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American art, shopping zones, parks and restaurants. Also, make way to Collins College, a liberal arts institution that will surely attract the artist in you.

International Drive

Hit the road to this 11-mile thoroughfare in the south-west of the city and feel a bit of Las Vegas Strip here. The International Drive or I-Drive is located at close proximity to the Universal resorts. Visit the outlet malls, themed restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and many such attractions. You cannot simply miss out the ICON Park to Fun Spot America and the ever-popular Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf here. 

You can visit any place in the world. But there’s no look-alike or comparison for Orlando on the entire planet. It has its own grace and everlasting charm. It will surely satisfy everyone in your family. Because, it has the Disney world for kids, majestic skyscrapers for adults, and serene natural springs, lakes and museums for the oldies. Load your cameras and be ready to capture the attractions in Orlando before it captivates your heart. Head to the Pickyourtrail website and start planning your long-awaited trip to Orlando right away!

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