12 Best Theme Parks in Orlando, Florida

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Orlando is called the theme park capital of the world for good reason. The sheer number of thrill rides, water slides, performances, and live animal exhibits provides a themed experience for every visitor to explore.

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Magic Kingdom was the first of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World resort in Orlando. It’s one of the best theme parks in Orlando for those in search of a classic Disney experience.

Magic Kingdom

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Whether you’re protecting the world from aliens or going on adventures with minions, this park features movie-inspired fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Universal Studios Florida™

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If your family can’t decide between visiting animals and getting the Disney experience, they don’t have to here. The park combines real animal exhibits with Disney-themed attractions.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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There are plenty of calmer rides and attractions for movie buffs, such as the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ ride, or The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®. This one tops the list for Orlando thrills.


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The theme park features seven themed areas, many of which are inspired by real-life Los Angeles areas and fictional places in iconic stories, such as Sunset Boulevard and the brand-new “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Here, you can explore two areas: the world showcase and the future world. Go on and ride Spaceship Earth and visit Image Works: The What-If Labs, among various other fascinating and science-themed attractions.


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