Orlando Florida

Orlando is a destination that has something for everyone no matter your age group. Best known for their famous theme park, Walt Disney World, it includes: Animal Kingdom, Epcot Center, Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios. Other nearby attractions you might consider are Busch Gardens, Discovery Cove, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water park, Gatorland, Islands of Adventure, Indoor Skydiving, SeaWorld, Titanic – The Ship of Dreams and Wet n’ Wild.

You can’t dismiss Orlando for educational tours either. Disney’s YES program is just one educational experience option. The program utilizes Disney Imagineering as it teaches interactive courses on humanities, physics, arts and sciences, leadership, and much more. The Kennedy Space Center is also a great choice for tours that inspire students in science, astronomy and engineering. Another great place to go if you want to learn more about science would be the Orlando Science Center, it has many interactive exhibits that are great for all age groups; check out Ripley’s Believe it or Not or Wonderworks, both which will blow your mind by all of the insane things that you never knew could happen. Check out IFLY to get the closest experience to skydiving without actually jumping from a plane.

Just beyond Orlando, Florida beaches beckon with soft, white sand which include: Cocoa Beach, Daytona, New Smyrna, Canaveral National Seashore and Melbourne. There are many sporting events and other outdoor recreational activities such as: boating, jet skiing, para-sailing, zip lining, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, hang gliding, water parks (such as LegoLand), hot air ballooning, plane rides, sight seeing and swamp tours!

Within the city, Downtown Disney and Universal’s City Walk offer shopping, dining and nightlife which is always exciting for teens! Lets not forget the malls, outlets and boutiques within the area. Disney Marketplace offers stores even middle-school students will love!

Still, the greatest draw to this amazing city has to be the many theme parks, roller coasters, and innovative rides. Some new things to do might include the Forever Florida Eco-Safaris or Universal Studios and its thrilling park: Islands of Adventure, which combines entertainment and thrills with some of the most popular rides in the country! Disney has a variety of parks for school groups as well. The Magic Kingdom offers some of the most nostalgic attractions, plus many new ones as well. Hollywood Studios combines the excitement of movie-making with its rides and attractions. Epcot is one way students can discover cultures of the world and the wonders of the universe. One of Orlando’s newest and greatest theme park offerings is the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter by Universal. This park celebrates the literary and pop culture phenomenon loved by students and chaperones alike.

Orlando also has unique activities you cannot find anywhere else such as the Florida Zoo, Lego Imagination Center, March of the Peabody Ducks held at the Peabody Orlando Hotel, FunWorld, Disney’s Boardwalk which offers free live street entertainment in the evenings as well as monthly events which might include comedy clubs, dinner theaters, shows and various nightlife.

Some free things to enjoy include several art museums, like the Museum of Art and Sciences, galleries, concerts, parades and multiple tours.

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