Mention the name "Orlando" to a child and watch them become ecstatic with joy. It’s one of the few places in the world where kids (and kids at heart) can experience magical worlds and adventures. It's also why Orlando is dubbed as the "Theme Park Capital of the World." Orlando is home to no less than 13 major theme parks that attract upwards of 70 million people from around the world each year!
In addition to family theme park fun and year-round sunny skies and warm temps, Orlando is also home to great shopping, amazing dining adventures, and close to amazing beaches in nearby New Smyrna and Daytona Beach. It's also not far from the Kennedy Space Center™ in Cape Canaveral, home of NASA and the U.S. space program. If you can time your vacation right, you can enjoy theme park magic and an awe-inspiring rocket launch, too.
Walt Disney World®
This beloved entertainment complex consists of 4 parks that include The Magic Kingdom®, EPCOT®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®and Disney's animal Kingdom®. It covers 39 square miles, employs 62,000 and has an average daily attendance of 52 million.
Another major Orlando theme park draw, it includes Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure™, Volcano Bay™ and CityWalk™. Highlights include heart-pounding thrill rides and roller coasters, plus the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.
Kennedy Space Center™
Learn about the history of American space exploration on a highly-interactive and engaging tour packed with exhibits, shows and the Shuttle Launch Experience®–a true-to-life simulation of the shuttle's 8.5-minute ascent into orbit.