Whether it’s your first time to Florida or you’re coming back to experience more of the sunshine state, there is plenty to see and do! We advise you to plan your time carefully so you can get the most out of your holiday. Here we’ve highlighted the key sights and activities to help you plan your Florida holidays!
Travelling with young children
Florida is a land of dreams for children. Here are our top tips for keeping the younger guests in your party smiling from ear to ear!
Walt Disney World Resort
Children will love spotting their favourite Disney characters in the magical daily parades, whilst it’s a small world allows guests of all ages to sail off on a Disney classic.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends (inspired by Disney-Pixar’s ‘Finding Nemo’) allows you to board a ‘clamobile’ to see what happened to Nemo after the movie.
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Tike's Peak has been designed specifically with little ones in mind. Here toddlers can enjoy an array of slides, pop jets and a fountain play area.
Shamu's Happy Harbor® is a popular choice with young families thanks to its child-friendly rides and play areas, where little ones can enjoy net climbs, water mazes and the family coaster Shamu Express. Make sure you allow time to see One Ocean™, the new killer whale spectacular.
Walkabout Waters is the world’s largest interactive water playground, with a host of waterslides and water cannons for children to enjoy!
LEGOLAND Florida® opens in October 2011 and will be a 150-acre interactive theme park dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, LEGOLAND is geared towards family fun. For more information please
Keep the teens happy
Teenagers are sure to love the thrill of the rides at Orlando’s buzzing theme parks. Here is our pick of the best ones to tempt your teens!
Universal Studios Florida
Go beyond the screen and jump right into the action of your favourite movies and TV shows. Experience rid At Universal Studios®, YOU’RE the star!.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Experience the most cutting edge rides and shows ever created to challenge all your senses. Experience the action-packed Marvel Super Hero Island® and the prehistoric adventure of Jurassic Park®. Live the adventure of a lifetime…it’s the stuff legends are made of.
Wet 'n Wild
Enjoy a light and sound extravaganza on the Disco H20™ four person tube ride and experience the nail-biting vertical drop of the Brain Wash™, before venturing into The Black Hole™:The Next Generation to witness an explosion of colour and sounds that will awaken the senses!
Walt Disney World Resort
Space Mountain launches you into the soaring darkness of space on a high speed rollercoaster to the darkest reaches of the universe, whilst the Rock 'n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith rockets you from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds to the beat of Aerosmith.
Beyond the Theme Parks
Orlando has plenty more to offer besides its variety of Theme Parks. Here is our guide to some unmissable activities during your holiday to Florida.
Florida is a shopaholic’s dream! The area offers an array of shops from glitzy malls and factory outlets to quirky specialist shops, colourful markets and fantastic children’s stores – all offering unbeatable prices!
Florida is home to some of the world’s best beaches, with extensive stretches of white sands and balmy waters a common sight along the coastline. Amongst the best is award-winning Caladesi Island, whilst the sands of Clearwater, St Pete Beach and Sarasota are also worth a visit.
With over 1,000 beautifully manicured golf courses across the state, Florida is a real haven for golfers. Whether you are a serious club player, a novice, or would just like the opportunity to have a game, you will find a wide choice of courses to suit.
If you’re looking to combine good food and family entertainment, why not try one of Orlando’s popular dinner shows? Our favourite is the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show, an exciting interactive show combining high-energy comedy with magic.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
If you’re looking to view Orlando from a different vantage point, why not enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Ride. You’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views, so be at the ready to pinpoint all your favourite attractions!
Visitors preferring to get back to nature can explore Florida’s swamps on an exhilarating Airboat ride. Make sure you have your camera at the ready as you’ll have the opportunity to spot a whole host of wildlife in their natural habitats, including the area’s famous alligators!
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