Orlando Theme Parks

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Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is probably the most popular of all the Walt Disney parks and is the starting point for many of the visitors to Orlando. This theme park cunjours up everything that Disney represents to it's millions of fans worldwide. It is what started everything in Orlando back in 1971. Walt Disney himself never saw the opening as he died. His brother took over and saw the completion only to die 3 months after.

To get to the Magic Kingdom, you have to go to the Transport & Ticketing Center, park your car and then take a tram and take either the monorail or steamboat crossing the Seven Seas lagoon to the actual park.

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EPCOT

Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow. This was the second of the theme parks to join Walt Disney World. It was dedicated to international culture and technological innovation. The park opened on October 1, 1982, and was named EPCOT Center from 1982 to 1993. Based on square footage, it was the largest Disney theme park in the world until 1998, when Disney's Animal Kingdom opened.

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Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios (originally Disney-MGM Studios until 2008) is the third of four theme parks built at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, Florida on May 1, 1989. Spanning 135 acres, unsurpisingly, it's theme is show business, drawing inspiration from the bygone years of Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s. In 2013, the park hosted approximately 10.11 million guests, making it the fifth-most visited amusement park in the United States, and eighth-most visited in the world.

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Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It opened on April 22, 1998. It is the largest Disney theme park in the world, covering more than 500 acres. It is the first Disney theme park to be themed entirely around animal conservation, a philosophy once pioneered by Walt Disney himself.

The park is made up of seven themed lands.

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Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Typhoon Lagoon is a water park located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The park, which opened on June 1, 1989, is home to the world's largest outdoor wave pool. The theme of the park is the "Disney legend" of a typhoon that wreaked havoc upon a formerly pristine tropical paradise. Ships, fishing gear, and surfboards are strewn about where the storm flung them. The centre piece of the park is "Miss Tilly," a shrimp boat impaled upon a mountain named "Mount Mayday".

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Blizzard Beach Water Park

Blizzard Beach Water Park

Blizzard Beach is the second and most recent addition to Disney’s water parks and another great day out. This park is more orientated for the more energetic of us with all it’s slides and water attractions. It is located within the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Blizzard Beach opened on April 1, 1995 and was the third WDW water park after River Country and Typhoon Lagoon. River Country has since closed. The theme of the park is the "Disney legend" of a freak snowstorm in the area, leading to the construction of Florida's first ski resort. Naturally, the snow didn't last long, leaving behind a collection of waterlogged but snow-less ski jumps and chair lifts. The failed resort was in the process of closing for good when an alligator was seen sliding down a flume and splashing into a pool of water, screaming "Yahoo!!!!" Thus the "ski resort" was reborn as a water park, with the alligator named "Ice Gator" as mascot.

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Universal Studios

Universal Studios

Universal Studios Florida is a theme park in Orlando, Florida, part of the Universal Orlando Resort. The park, which opened in 1990, is a park that lets visitors "Ride the Movies." It offers many shows and rides, along with countless other things for guests to see and do. Universal Studios Florida, its sister park Islands of Adventure, CityWalk, and several on-site hotels combine to make a complete vacation destination.

The park plays host to many special events throughout the year, including the popular Halloween Horror Nights in October. The attractions at Universal Studios Florida are split into six different areas.

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Universal Studios

Islands Of Adventure

Universal's Islands of Adventure opened in May 1999 as an expansion to the Universal Orlando Resort and CityWalk areas. The park, part of the Universal Orlando Resort, is composed of six distinct "islands", each having its own theme port. The Port of Entry is the area due north of the entrance, positioned at the southernmost point of the park. It is primarily a shopping center, and has the feel Islands of Adventure lighthous eof an Arabian bazaar. Its main feature is the Confisco Grille restaurant.

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Wet N Wild

Wet 'N Wild

Wet ‘n’ Wild was at one time the only major water park in Orlando and it was pretty good too, until the arrival of Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Typhoon Lagoon was not much of a major threat to Wet 'n Wild, as it didn’t really feature many flumes and slides that much but once Blizzard Beach was built it took a lot of WW customers.

It still draws plenty of people though throughout the hot summer. It’s location is ideal for people based on and around the I-Drive area.

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Sea World

Sea World

SeaWorld Orlando is a more relaxing park to visit. It is set in 200 acres of beautiful gardens and exhibits. There are lakes with flamingos and other wildlife species. It can be a more leisurely introduction to the fast and hectic pace that is associated with theme parks in Florida. Many people choose seaworld as there first venue on the day after arriving in Florida. There is much to see and do here. The favourite for many are the famous dolphin and killer whale shows. The food in both Busch Gardens and Seaworld tends to be better than average as far as theme park food goes. There also tends to be a more healthier choice should you want it.

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Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is a theme park owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, a subsidiary of Blackstone Group. It is part of the Sea World trio of parks in Orlando, along with SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica. Visiting this park, guests can interact with several marine animals, most popularly, bottlenose dolphins. In addition to swimming with the dolphins, Discovery Cove guests can interact and feed exotic birds, tropical fish, rays, and land mammals.

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Aquatica

Aquatica

SeaWorld Orlando originally announced plans to build a water park on July 15, 2005. The announcement stated that it would be a "natural" park and revealed the park's iconic Dolphin Plunge water slides. On March 5, 2007, SeaWorld held a press conference officially announcing Aquatica. It was expected the 59-acre (24 ha) park would cost US$50 million to build. Construction continued in earnest throughout 2007 and into early 2008. Previews for employees and holders of park annual passes were held in February. On March 1, 2008, the park opened to guests for the first time, with the official grand opening held on April 4, 2008. In its debut year, the park hosted approximately 950,000 guests, making it the fourth-most visited water park in the United States and eighth-most visited in the world. The park was an immediate success, reaching its opening-year attendance goal in just six months.

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Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa (formerly known as Busch Gardens Africa) is a 335-acre (136 ha) 19th century African-themed animal theme park located in the city of Tampa, Florida. It opened on March 31, 1959, as an admission-free hospitality facility for Tampa Anheuser-Busch; in addition to various beer tasting.

Busch Gardens continued to grow, and in 1965, opened the 29-acre (12 ha) Serengeti Plains, which allowed the African wildlife to roam freely. It continued to focus on its tropical landscape, exotic animals, and amusements to draw visitors. Busch Gardens began charging admission as the entertainment became more complex, with extra fees for the thrill rides, such as the roller coasters for which Busch Gardens is now known.

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Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the NASA facility supporting Launch Complex 39 (LC-39), originally built for the Saturn V, the largest and most powerful operational launch vehicle in history, for the Apollo manned Moon landing program proposed by President John F. Kennedy. It was named in honor of Kennedy by his successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson, shortly after Kennedy's death in 1963.

Since the end of the Apollo program in 1972, LC-39 has been used to launch every NASA human space flight, including Skylab (1973), the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (1974), and the Space Shuttle program (1981-2011). KSC also has a facility which was used for landing the reusable Space Shuttle orbiters when weather permitted.

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Legoland

Legoland

Legoland Florida is a theme park in Winter Haven, Florida. It opened October 15, 2011. The park encompasses 145 acres (0.59 km2), making it the second-largest Legoland park after LEGOLAND Windsor in the UK. Built on the site of the former Cypress Gardens theme park, Legoland preserved the botanical park and redecorated the water park and roller coasters along a Lego theme.

Designed for families with children ages 2 to 12, the park has more than 45 rides, shows, attractions, restaurants, shops and a botanical garden and a water park. A hotel is expected to open on the property in summer 2015.

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