When we think about theme parks in Florida, many of us instantly get an image of Cinderella’s Castle in the heart of Disney World and rightly so, as it is one of the most popular theme parks in the world.
However, the orange state offers many more themed attractions than Disney World alone, so why not take a moment to discover what else there is to enjoy during your Florida holiday
As you’ve probably guessed from the name, Seaworld focuses on water-based attractions and boasts an impressive ‘marine zoo’ where you can get an up close look at Dolphins, Killer Whales, Beluga Whales and Manatees, as well as Parrots & Flamingos.
The park offers a number of different water shows where you can see some of these incredible animals in action but don’t get too close to the water, as you may get a bit wet.
You will also get the chance to satisfy your thirst for adrenaline, as there are several breathtaking rides that will have your heart racing. These include the Manta, a rollercoaster that positions your seat facing the ground as you fly around the track and the Kraken, a more traditional rollercoaster that’s still guaranteed to show you a good time.
If you love the Legoland that we’ve got here in the UK then you won’t be able to resist Florida’s super-sized version.
Once you enter, you will be able to enjoy several different areas including Fun Town, Miniland USA, Lego Kingdoms, Land of Adventure, Imagination Zone, Lego City, Pirates Cover and more! You will also have access to Legoland’s huge waterpark.
Wet n’ Wild
For those of you who love adrenaline inducing water slides, the Wet n’ Wild water park will be sure to keep you busy thanks to it’s selection of eleven watery attractions.
One of the most intense slides that you will find here is the Kamikaze! This slide will definitely get your heart racing thanks to it’s 80 foot drop that drops almost vertically down into the pool below.
If you fancy something a little less terrifying, Calamity Canyon will be the one for you, as you get to enjoy the excitement of speed & turns but in the comfort of an inflatable ring (with no sudden drops).
The other slides available are the Tornado, the Black Hole, the Abyss and don’t forget to try out the Tempest, the Mistrail, the Wave Canyon, the Cyclone and the Hurricane.
If you’ve always wanted to swim with dolphins then make sure that your first stop is Orlando’s Discovery Cove.
Enjoy a 30-minute reserved session with the parks dolphins and experience a level of interaction that many can only dream of and thanks to the park solely operating on a reservation based visit, you won’t have to worry about queuing.
Head on over to The Grand Reef and try out the snorkeling with the rays and exotic fish. This is a fantastic way to experience snorkeling with real fish without worrying about the open ocean, making it perfect for kids especially.
Continue the fun by taking a relaxing swim down the Wind-away River. The gentle current will carry you through the park past beaches, rocky terrain, waterfalls and rainforest but don’t worry; it’s not a real river!Once you’ve decided to dry off, you will have the chance to hand feed some exotic birds in the impressive free flight aviary. Once you arrive, we’re pretty sure that you won’t want to leave!
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