An Air Traveller's Guide to Orlando
For kids and the young at heart
With over a dozen theme parks, the city is a top destination for those who love to have fun. One of the theme parks at the famous Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot features entertaining attractions, award-winning fireworks, special events around the year and international pavilions. At this one theme park, you can travel around the world, experience life under the sea and venture into outer space on one of the park’s incredible themed rides and attractions including Mission Space and Reflections of China.
For lovers of nature
There are few places on earth you can come face-to-face with adorable bottlenose dolphins, hear the loud shrill cries of tropical birds or laugh at the mischievous of otters all in one day, but Discovery Cove is one of them. With a haven of rocky lagoons and green landscapes, snaking rivers and waterfalls and white sandy beaches, this resort is a little slice of heaven that offers unforgettable experiences meeting your favourite marine creatures. As you make your way around the attractions, you’ll be able to take advantage of unlimited access to a great choice of food and drink.
One of the more recent and most popular theme parks, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, opened in 2010 and has been enchanting fans of the popular J.K Rowling novels ever since. Whether you’re a fan of the books and movies or not, this delightful theme park makes an entertaining day out that showcases family-friendly roller coasters, intricately crafted recreations of attractions featured in the films and books and numerous opportunities to buy Harry Potter themed merchandise. The park’s standout attraction is Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, a thrilling 3d simulator based on Gringotts Bank from the Harry Potter world.
For movie buffs
If you think you know your Anna from Elsa and Darth Vader from Kylo Ren, take a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With attractions and live-action shows based on movies including Star Wars, Frozen and Indiana Jones, there’s something for everybody. There are plenty of opportunities for making great memories here, including the The Great Movie Ride, a tram ride that puts you right at the centre of the action. You’ll get the chance to be part of classic film titles including Alien, Fantasia, The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain.
For cinema and music lovers
The Beacham Theatre is a historic cinema which was built in 1921 and now acts as a venue for concerts and theatre performances. The intimate and artistic atmosphere of the theatre makes it a must-visit for music lovers who like to appreciate live music in authentic surroundings.