Orlando has been a must-go family destination for decades now. Almost everyone knew a kid in their middle school class whose family spent every spring break in Orlando enjoying sun-filled adventures and he wasn't the only kid enjoying Disney. Orlando continues to top the list of most visited cities in the United States, with over 66 million visitors flocking to the Greater Orlando Area in 2015, thanks to its fantastic reputation as the theme park capital of the world.
Related Blog: 10 things you need to know about Disney's MagicBands
Central Florida is well-deservingly coined the "theme park capital" as it is home to over a dozen different theme parks. This sheer variety breeds excitement and promises a unique, desirable experience to every visitor.
Here's a quick look at some of those parks that make Orlando a theme park capital and why your whole family will love visiting:
Universal Studios, Florida
Inviting guests to 'ride the movies', this beloved theme park packs a ton of pop culture across its over 100 acres of real estate. Experience classic films like The Terminator and E.T. in a thrilling new way, or catch up with new character favorites like Shrek. But arguably the best reason to visit Universal Studios is to see the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Of course, what list of theme parks would be complete without the king of the industry: Disney. Disney World dominates Central Florida and offers something to meet the desires of everyone in your family. Have young kids? Nothing beats the childhood magic wrapped in Magic Kingdom Park. Have older kids or loved ones who are big animal lovers? Make your way to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Are you child-free looking for a more adult-oriented adventure? Take a taste of Epcot's famed Drinking Around the World. Disney's Hollywood Studios is another favorite for those of all ages with its mix of rides and its dedication to the entertainment industry as it represents top blockbuster films and the classic Hollywood style, where Disney all began.
The best part about Florida's heat is that there are plenty of places to jump in and cool off, with the Aquatica theme park being a big favorite. This park mixes the best of aquariums, zoos, waterparks, and amusement parks into one fun-filled experience. There's something for everyone to enjoy with this location's over 84,000 acres of white sand beach, 38 slides, two wave pools, and so much more.
And these parks are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding out what makes Central Florida the theme park capital. Contact us to learn more and find the perfect luxury vacation home for your next trip to Orlando.