luxury Villa in Orlando on Tuscan Hills Florida

Orlando

Welcome to the land of imagination, where your child’s dreams come true and your childhood dreams are brought to life.

Not just for children, the attractions in Orlando cater to all its guests. Orlando is known as the theme park capital of the world. With a list like Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Adventure Park and Busch Gardens and all that entails, it is not hard to imagine how Orlando gained its notoriety. Aside from exciting and fun theme parks, Orlando golf courses are of championship standards and the shopping in Orlando is as much an experience as the theme parks. Orlando is one of the most visited cities in America. Once you step foot in your favourite adventure area, you will discover why people of all nationalities, all walks of life, return again and again.


Disney World

Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald are all waiting for you at the 4 Disney World theme parks. At Disney’s Magic Kingdom the hit movies and storybooks come to life. Within the Magic Kingdom you can walk among the Pirates of the Caribbean, laugh with Monsters Inc characters on the Laugh Floor and ride the thrilling Space Mountain. Disney’s Epcot Centre brings the rest of the world to Orlando through imaginative, fun and educational exhibitions. Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers amazing attractions and entertainment like the 4x4 Kilimanjaro safaris to see real African animals. Disney MGM Studios let you go behind the scenes to see how all of your favourite Disney movies are made.


Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando is a gripping and ever-changing park for families. Universal’s Islands of Adventure are 5 small islands packed with gravity defying rides and attractions featuring comic book heros and legendary characters. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is slated to open here in 2009 to much anticipation. Universal Studios Orlando is a fully functioning movie and TV studio where the whole family can get in on the action. Explore your favourite Universal films of the past or learn about the up and coming shows and movie. Opening in 2008 at Universal Studios is the new Simpsons attraction.


SeaWorld Adventure Park

The dazzling animal shows at SeaWorld Adventure Park have been entertaining audiences for decades. Shake hands with a walrus, get a kiss from a seal, feed the dolphins and see the phenomenal choreographed shows in the massive tanks. You can visit beluga whales, penguins, sharks, manatees and turtles. SeaWorld would not be an Orlando tourist park without some outrageous rides. From rollercoaster to water rides, you can have it all at SeaWorld.


Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is located west of Orlando in Tampa Bay, Florida. Busch Gardens has loads of great rides like the wooden Gwazi rollercoaster featuring 2 different tracks. The Land of Dragons is set in a magical forest with a huge tree house and cascading waterfalls. The Budweiser Clydesdales remain the park’s favourite attraction.


More Attractions in Orlando

Gatorland is a fabulous park and conservation area for alligators and other species common to Florida’s Everglades. Discovery Cove is an aquatic based theme park with water rides, an aquarium and warm beaches for soaking up the Florida sun. You can ride the waves at Typhoon Lagoon and explore the Titanic at Titanic Ship of Dreams. Wet N Wild and Castaway Creek are popular water parks.


Orlando Golf Courses

Not only does Orlando have the greatest concentration of theme parks in America, it also has a huge number of championship golf courses. Falcon’s Fire Golf Club has wide fairways and is recognised as one of the best golf courses in Orlando. Lake Orlando Golf Club is set amongst gorgeous trees with tricky water hazards. Shingle Creek Golf Course offers a rewarding round of golf that will challenge all handicaps and is located only 9 miles from the centre of Orlando. Immaculate greens and long fairways are the order of the day at the ever popular Grand Pines Golf Course. Stoneybrook Golf Course features big bunkers, wide fairways and wetlands abound. Isleworth Golf Course is a taxing 18-hole course with fast greens and lovely rolling hills hiding bunkers and water hazards. Receiving high marks in maintaining its fairways and greens, Magnolia Plantation Golf Club aims to provide a rewarding golf experience for all.


Shopping in Orlando

Orlando takes pride in its malls and boutique shops. The shopping opportunities in Orlando are nearly unfathomable. From little t-shirt and souvenir stores, to mega outlet malls and posh boutiques, shopping is one of Orlando’s favourite activities. Veranda Park is a recent development and is offering a wide array of typical shops. The Florida Mall was greatly expanded in 2006 and features your mainstay stores, but also some very unique shops including gourmet dog food. The Goliath of all shopping complexes must be Prime Outlets Orlando. This is so expansive you’ll need a car to make it all the way around while for a limited time in 2007 there is a free shuttle. For some kitschy classics head to Antique Row. The Point Orlando is a multi-use complex with excellent shopping mixed with eating, drinking and entertaining. In Downtown Disney shopping is an experience rather than an activity.