Destination Information - Orlando, Florida, USA
In the heart of Florida Orlando is America's theme park. More people visit here than any other city in the United States and it is easy to believe when you see the crowds that flock to the attractions of the city's major theme parks.
This is of course the home of Disney World - and the myriad attractions on offer in just this one park would be enough for most places. The varied delights of the Epcot Center, The Animal Kingdom and, of course, The Magic Kingdom are sufficient to keep any visitor occupied for days. But there is much more to Orlando than merely this.
Universal Studios is a huge theme park offering rides around movie themed locations while Islands of Adventure takes you on white knuckle rides, and includes a life sized version of Jurassic Park. Sea World is home to some of the oceans' most spectacular as well as most talented and extroverted creatures. Dolphins, killer whales and seals all perform spectacular aquatic acrobatics for visitors' entertainment. If you want to get even closer to the denizens of the deep then Discovery Cove lets you swim with rays, dolphins and even sharks (safely behind plexi-glass but nevertheless only inches from you in the water).
And that's just for starters. Interspersed among these major attractions are museums, themed restaurants, shops, rides, brilliant nightlife and fantastic shows. Not only that but the weather is fantastic the scenery magnificent and the food out of this world. The ultimate family destination, kids will love the sheer excess of the place as you can go from attraction to attraction. The only danger is exhausting yourself - there's so much to see and do and all in the same place.
If you're looking for fun you're in the right place in Orlando - the number one domestic destination in America, 40 million people can't be wrong.