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Orlando is the ultimate playground for kids and anyone who is a kid at heart. Wish upon a star at the Magic Kingdom, then head to the heart-pumping rides at a water park. To top it all off, travel to the stars at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.
This mothership of entertainment landed in Florida in 1971 and has been luring the masses ever since. There are four theme parks, including the Magic Kingdom, and two water parks.
It's the world's most visited theme park, welcoming over 19 million visitors a year to its six individual "lands." Liberty Square reflects small-town Colonial America in 1776.
Spaceship Earth, the iconic symbol of the park, is a virtual time machine that whisks visitors on a journey of human communication, spanning millennia in just 15 minutes.
It's one of the world's largest animal theme parks. The Kilimanjaro Safari takes visitors in a vehicle through the open spaces, where elephants, antelope and others roam freely.
The park features eight themed sections of Tinsletown, complete with a Hollywood Blvd. "The Great Movie Ride" at the Chinese Theater honors classic films, like the Wizard of Oz.
This is the place to explore the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" and "Hogsmeade." Discover the magic of Hogwarts and get a thrill from other wizarding moments.
Take it easy on the Lazy River, or experience a rush while plummeting six stories down a vertical slide. The park certainly lives up to its name with hair-raising rides.
The Dolphin Plunge at Sea World sends you barreling through a tube in the underwater world of Commerson's dolphins. These sprightly creatures will whiz right along with you, too.
The park offers the ultimate experience to swim with dolphins in a tranquil lagoon. Swimmers can also get up-close to frisky, freshwater otters and explore marine life in a reef.
What a place to learn about the US space program! A replica of the external tank and two rocket boosters towers 184 feet over the entrance to the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibition.
Admission only to the Magic Kingdom costs $105, and $97 to either EPCOT, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park or Disney's Hollywood Studios. There are also multi-day passes, and it's possible to add a Park Hopper Option ($64) for same-day entry to all four theme parks.
The Magic Kingdom is open from 9:00AM-12:00AM; EPCOT from 9:00AM-9:00PM; Disney's Hollywood Studios from 8:00AM-10:00PM; Disney's Animal Kingdom from 9:00AM-6:00PM.
A day-pass for single park admission for either Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios costs $102 (adult) and $97 (child). A one-day pass for both parks is $147 (adult) and $142 (child). A single ticket for Wet 'n Wild is $47, but it's also possible to add this park to a multi-day pass to combine all three ($242 adult) or two of the three ($197 adult).
The park is open daily from 9:00AM, but evening closing times vary according to the season.
"The day resort price costs $249 and $399 for the dolphin experience. The price includes entry to Sea World and Aquatica and Sea World's Waterpark. You can book the day and package in advance online.
Discovery Park is open daily from 8:00AM-5:30PM.
A day-pass at Aquatica is $47 when you book in advance online and receive the 10% discount. The park opens at 9:00AM, but evening closing times vary according to the season."
"The KSC is open daily from 9:00AM-6:00PM. Admission costs $50 for adults and $40 for children. You can book your tickets in advance online and select the date and entry time.
Location: Cape Canaveral is about an hour away by car from Orlando."
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- Best time to visitSummers are hot and humid, so if you can, delay your trip until October, when the weather is warm and the summer crowds are gone.
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I planned a surprise trip with my wife, and after the experience she could not have been happier. The kayaking was enjoyable in and of itself, but the true pleasure was the interactions that the guide provided us with the animals. Matt was very knowledgeable and offered us opportunities to experience things that we would have been unable to do so on our own. Seeing the manatees were worth the entire trip. This is something we would love to do in the future with our kids, and we will thoroughly encourage others to do so as well. There was a misunderstanding originally with our purchase due to a third party being involved with the transaction, but Matt quickly went out of his way to make things right. I am generally skeptical about how things unknown may go, but I could not be happier about how this went, and feel comfortable that it would go well again even if the circumstances for that day were to be different based on Matt's ability to adjust. Overall, it was a rewarding time
I was pleased with the experience, and the time spent there exceeded my expectations for the center. Quality experience.
Employees were very courteous bus tour with fantastic very informative wanted to see a few more of the sites on the grounds did not have the opportunity because I ran out of time like I said I am coming back next year give yourself 5 stars
It´s a must to visit this park! You see all the original rockets. And it is all great displayed and explained. The bus tour to the NASA ramp brings you to another highlight. The original Saturn V rocket is playing in a huge hall. Then later you can have a look at the spaceshuttle (I remembered that I have built a model of Revell when I was around 13;-)) So much to see and to learn. Great presentations and of course with a nice flair of American pride. My sons and my wife liked it, my daugther not that much, but I loved it!
A full immersion in one century of space quest. It’s absolutely a place worth to be seen, to discover again our child’s amazed sight.