Orlando Attractions

Please see the links at the bottom of the page for discounted tickets.
Disney's Magic Kingdom

Opened in 1971 this Theme Park has 0ver 40 major adventures on 107 acres and seven lands of attractions based on Disney Themes including Adventureland, Liberty Square, Frontierland, Main Street U.S.A., Fantasy Land, Tomorrowland and Mickey's Toontown Fair

Epcot

A Disney Theme Park set on 260 Acres with two distinct areas for Families to enjoy.
Future World focuses on discovery and science. World Showcase highlights eleven nations surrounding World Showcase Lagoon.

Disney MGM Studios

Theme Park and working studio for film, tv, radio and animation attractions including Star Tours, The Great Movie Ride, Muppet Vision 3D, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Catastrophe Canyon, Studios Backlot Tour, The Magic of Disney Animation Tour, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ and many more.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World® Resort's newest theme park offers guests thrills with exotic animals. Paths lead across 500 acres to Discovery Island, Dinoland, U.S.A., Rafiki's Planet Watch, Asia, Africa and Camp Minnie-Mickey. Stage Shows, a Safari, Dinosaurs and more offer exotic adventures. The Everest ride is awsome!

Discovery Cove

Welcome to a world all its own…Discovery Cove. Swim with dolphins, snorkel with fish and rays, and hand-feed exotic birds. Relax on pristine beaches, enjoy lunch and explore picturesque reefs and grottos. Experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer. Discovery Cove...the memory that never fades.

Islands of Adventure

Experience innovative thrills and unexpected adventures at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, where the world’s most cutting-edge rides, attractions and interactive shows challenge every one of your senses. You’ll take an unforgettable journey through five uniquely themed islands where all your favorite stories, myths, legends, children’s books, cartoons and comic book characters come to life before your eyes.

Universal Studios Florida

Jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios®, the number one movie and TV based theme park in the world. It’s the only place where you can put yourself to the test at the most extreme audience participation show ever—Fear Factor Live (opens late Spring 2005). Plunge into darkness on the psychological thrill ride, Revenge of the MummySM. See, hear and feel the action through the miracle of OgreVision in Shrek 4-D™. Save the earth from aliens on the interactive ride.

SeaWorld Adventure Park Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is the world's premier marine adventure park with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters. Experience "Blue Horizons" - a breakthrough theatrical spectacular that showcases graceful dolphins and false killer whales, a rainbow of exotic birds and a cast of world-class divers and aerialists draped in elaborate costumes.

Wet 'n Wild

Wet 'n Wild, Orlando's most exciting waterpark, offers the best variety of multi-passenger tube rides. Boogie down on the all-new retro raft adventure - Disco H2O. Splash to the pumping hits of the seventies as you spin circles through an enclosed aqua disco. Wet 'n Wild is open year round.


WonderWorks


Experience over 100 interactive exhibits at Orlando's only upside-down attraction. Land the space shuttle, fly a fighter jet, put yourself inside a bubble, lay on a bed of nails, play virtual sports, design your own roller coaster and much more! Be sure to ask about the "Outta Control Magic Show".

Florida Away from the parks

NATURE PARKS & GARDENS

Cypress Gardens http://cypressgardens.com/welcome.asp

Silver Springs http://www.silversprings.com/

Wekiwa State Park http://www.abfla.com/parks/WekiwaSprings/wekiwa.html

Disney Wilderness Preserve http://www.nature.org/wherewework/no...s/art5523.html

Weeki Wachee Springs http://www.weekiwachee.com/ Mermaids in an underwater show, water park in season

Bok sanctuary and garderns http://www.boksanctuary.org/

Homosassatour National Park http://www.nccentral.com/wildlifepark/homosassatour/

Blue spring State Park http://www.floridastateparks.org/bluespring/default.cfm

Fort Christmas http://www.nbbd.com/godo/FortChristmas/

ZOOS AND ANIMALS

Big Cat Rescue http://www.bigcatrescue.org/

Horse World riding Stables http://www.horseworldstables.com/

Florida Zoo http://www.centralfloridazoo.org/

Green Meadows petting farm http://www.greenmeadowsfarm.com/

Gatorland http://www.gatorland.com/

St. Johns river cruise @ Blue Spring State Park http://www.sjrivercruises.com/

Thunderhawk big cats show http://www.thunderhawk.org/


Manatee swimming links

http://www.savethemanatee.org/

http://www.americanprodivingcenter.com/

http://www.viator.com/tours/Orlando/...Adventure-Tour

http://www.fun2dive.com/

http://www.sunshinerivertours.com/


TRAINS, BOATS, PLANES ETC

Blue Water Ballons http://www.bluewaterballoons.com/

Air florida helicopters http://www.airfloridahelicopters.com/orlando.html

Warbird Adventures http://www.warbirdadventures.com

Walk in off the street and become a pilot of a T6 Fighter Trainer aircraft, This is a real aircraft flying in the real sky, not a simulator, just you and the flight instructor.

Fantasy of flight http://www.fantasyofflight.com/


Richard Petty driving experience

http://www.1800bepetty.com/home.aspx

Attention all racing fans! Have you ever dreamed of driving a race car just like your favorite NASCAR driver? Now you, too, can “start your engine” in your own stock car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. No experience is required, but you must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a standard transmission to participate in a driving program. If you’d like to experience the thrill without actually driving, the Ride-Along program is for you. You’ll get to ride shotgun in a two-seat stock car driven by one of their professional instructors and experience a simulated three-lap NASCAR qualifying run at speeds exceeding 150 mph. All riding program participants must be at least 14 years of age.


Boggy Creek airboats

http://www.bcairboats.com

Inland lakes Railway - Mount Dora & Eustis http://inlandlakesrailway.com/index.htm

Old town Car Parade
http://www.old-town.com/index.shtml

Kayaking
Kayaking nr Tampa http://www.canoeescape.com/

Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding Flight Park http://wallaby ranch hang gliding flight park/

Want to get away from it all? Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding Flight Park will let you do just that when you’re gliding 2,000 feet in the air for 15 to 20 minutes. But don’t worry—you won’t be alone! The flight takes place in a two-person hang glider (with an instructor by your side)

Some links that you may find of use

Buena vista watersports
http://www.bvwatersports.com/2005/index.shtml
Sky Venture
http://www.skyventureorlando.com/


PLACES TO VISIT
Titanic exhibition http://www.titanicshipofdreams.com/
Orlando science center http://www.osc.org/

Celebration http://www.celebrationfl.com
Winter Garden http://www.cwgdn.com/pages/welcome/welcome.php
Winter Garden is a great place to visit for a half day or so.
Only 30 minutes from Disney...but a world away in character.
Beautiful parks...the squirrels will happily eat from your hand...a great and amusing 40 minute boat trip round Lake Apopka..with a great captain ... and look at the multi million$$ houses belonging to the rich and famous. Nice museums too.


House of Blues http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/orlando/

NON - DISNEY MINI GOLF
Pirates Cove http://www.piratescove.net/location/4
Lukas Nursery : http://www.lukasnursery.com/
Casa Feliz http://www.casafeliz.us/
Lake Tibet-Butler preserve in Orlando http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail...lid=HGD040-104
Lakeridge Winery http://www.lakeridgewinery.com/
Mount Dora http://www.mountdora.com/
The Leu Gardens http://www.leugardens.org/
Lavender N Lace Tea Rooms is located in a residential area the signs will direct you to a quaint little house with an area to park your car to the side. The surroundings are very quaint and quite delightful and the food is suppose to be even better and they have desserts to die for. Afterward you can have a lovely walk round the gift shop and garden area where they had huge selection of stock and unusual gifts.

It is only open from 11am until 3.30pm, Mon - Sat and a lunch visit was highly recommend to me, the added bonus is it is just a stone's throw from lake Alfred http://www.ci.lake-alfred.fl.us/parks.asp.

Lavender & Lace
430 North Lakeshore Way
Lake Alfred
Fl 33850
Tel: 863-956-3998
http://www.silvermoondrivein.com/home.html Or http://www.joylandrivein.com/ for something different a drive in movie
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