Major Attractions

Orlando is one of the biggest tourist destinations because of the nearby theme parks and resorts. Close to International Drive is Universal Orlando Resort, which includes two theme parks, three hotels and a large shopping district. SeaWorld Orlando is a marine theme park featuring Kraken, the biggest rollercoaster in the Orlando area, as well as Believe, the new Shamu adventure.

About 35 minutes southwest of downtown Orlando is Walt Disney World. Comprising four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of hotels, two shopping and dining districts, five golf courses, and much more, it is the largest privately managed tourist destination on the planet. Not far from Disney World lies the Alligator Capital of the World: Gatorland.

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World

The acclaimed gold standard of theme parks on the planet. Hours vary by park and season. Discount tickets may be purchased via Florida Gold Vacation Homes.
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830
Phone: (407) 939-7679
Universal Studios

Universal Studios

9AM-closing times varying from 6PM-10PM. Top-ranked challenger to Disney, with two theme parks -- the original Universal Studios Florida and the second theme park, Islands of Adventure -- a nightclub and restaurant complex, CityWalk, and three resort hotels. Discount tickets may be purchased via Five Star Vacation Homes.
Location: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 363-8000
Sea World

Sea World

9AM-closing times varying from 6PM-10PM. A beautifully landscaped 200-acre marine theme park featuring fantastic shows, thrilling rides, and fun exhibits -- a more laid-back alternative to Disney and Universal. Discount tickets may be purchased via Five Star Vacation Homes.
Location: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: (407) 351-3600
Aquatica

Aquatica

Marine life shows, thrill rides, aquariums & up-close encounters with dolphins, penguins & more. Hours vary by season. This waterpark opened in 2008 by Sea World.
Location: 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: (407) 545-5550
Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove

(9AM-5:30PM (until 9PM on selected evenings) A unique companion to Sea World, it is often sold out as admission is limited to 1000 guests per day but admission does include all your equipment, food, drink and 30-minute interaction with the dolphins in the water. $259-279, $159-179 for non-dolphin package.
Location: 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 407-370-1280
The Holy Land Experience

The Holy Land Experience

4655 Vineland Rd. Closed Tu. An educational, inspirational, biblical-themed park designed to look like Jerusalem. Discount tickets may be purchased via Five Star Vacation Homes.
Location: 4655 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811
Phone: (407) 872-2272
Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida (Zipline Safari)

Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida (Zipline Safari)

Reservations required. Journey deep into Forever Florida, a 4700 acre eco-ranch and wildlife conservation area, preserved just as nature intended. This beautiful site boasts 9 distinct Florida ecosystems and an endless array of natural flora and fauna including alligators, black bears, nearly two hundred species of birds and the endangered Florida panther. Choose your own fully-guided adventure: Coach Safari, Horseback Safari or, soar through the treetops on the Zipline Safari.
Location: 4755 N Kenansville Rd, St Cloud, FL 34773
Phone: (407) 957-9794
Mary Queen of the Universe

Mary Queen of the Universe

This extravagant Catholic church has become a tourist attraction in itself, thanks in part to the millions of Catholics from around the world who visit it and the rest of Orlando every year. Note: It is not a parish and therefore it cannot perform weddings, funerals, or baptisms.
Location: 8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: (407) 239-6600
Orlando Watersports Complex

Orlando Watersports Complex

A cable park for watersports. Offers lessons and two separate cable systems, a beginner and an advanced. A perfect way to experience Orlando`s reputation as the watersport capital of the world.
Location: 8615 Florida Rock Rd, Orlando, FL 32824
Phone: (407) 251-3100