Orlando’s Greatest Theme Parks

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Best Theme Parks in Orlando

Known as the ‘Theme Park Capital of the world’, Orlando is home to a variety of different and some of the best theme parks. True to its title, you can find all kinds of theme parks ranging from water (Read More) parks and amusement parks to zoological parks and cinematic-universe themed parks. Whether you like the adrenaline rush from roller coasters of want to pet furry friends, everybody can find a theme park of their liking in Orlando.

Here is the list of 15 Orlando’s Greatest Theme Parks

1. Sea World Orlando, Orlando

Sea World Orlando, Orlando

At Sea World, one can experience aquatic life at its best, with animal interactions, rides and a water park. It is also home to Orlando’s fastest, longest and tallest roller coaster, Mako, named after one of the fastest shark, as well as a unique waterpark that includes over 40 rides. You can also experience aquatic life up-close with the virtual experiences like the 360° Turtle Trek, take a peek into the life of a penguin through the Empire of the Penguin, along with a fun and lighthearted Clyde and Seamore’s Sea Lion High show

Timings : 10 am- 5pm (Varies frequently)

Prices : Starting from 109.99$

Disability-Friendly : Yes

2. Fun Spot America, Orlando

Fun Spot America, Orlando

A paradise of adrenaline junkies, Fun Spot America is home to two of the tallest Sky Coasters, the 2nd Tallest one at its Orlando location, standing 250ft tall. It also boasts the only wooden roller coaster in Orlando known as White Lightning, as well as Gator Spot, a place where you can meet over a hundred reptiles and birds in a 15,000 square foot oasis.

Timings : 2 pm to 12 am (Subject to variations)

Prices : Free admission

Disability- Friendly : Yes

3. Universal’s Island of Adventure, Orlando

Universal’s Island of Adventure, Orlando

This theme park, filled with characters and themes from Universal Studio’s movies, you will find yourself in whole other wonderland. Explore a gist of the world of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, or chase away from the Mummy on a reverse rollercoaster in Revenge of the Mummy. Kids can hop onto the Pteranodon Flyers to get a taste of flying through seats suspended from an overhead track, inspired by the dinosaur of the same name in the Jurassic Park.

Timings : 8 am-9 pm (Subject to variations)

Prices : Starting from $109

Disability- Friendly : Yes

4. Disney Magic Kingdom, Orlando

Disney Magic Kingdom, Orlando

One of the first and most visited theme parks, which helped Orlando gain its title, Disney Magic Kingdom is truly a fairytale land.

Timings : 9 am-9 pm

Prices : Starting from approx. $140

Disability- Friendly : Yes

5. Epcot, Orlando

Epcot, Orlando

Another one of Disney’s ventures, it is almost twice the size of its fellow theme park, Magic Kingdom, this theme park is divided into two parts: Future World and World Showcase.

Timings : 11 am-10 pm

Prices : Starting from approx. $140

Disability-Friendly : Yes

6. Universal Studios, Orlando

Universal Studios, Orlando

Based on movies and television programs from one of the biggest production studios in the world, this theme park is full of thrill rides and movie-verse replications.

Timings : 8 am-9 pm (Subject to variations)

Prices : Starting from $109

Disability-Friendly : Yes

7. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando

Housing some of the most famous movie series-based rides, this venture of Disney is another must-visit when you go to Orlando. Step into the Star Wars worlds and join the fight in a spacecraft ride, or much on otherworldly food in the cafeteria.

Timings : 10 am-7pm

Prices : Starting from approx. $140

Disability-Friendly : Yes

8. Animal Kingdom, Orlando

Animal Kingdom, Orlando

Animal Kingdom is a dreamy wonderland, by Disney, where you can witness some of the most vibrant and stunning rides and places. Perhaps the most alluring of them all would be the World of Avatar, where you can dive into the world of Pandora, the mystical land from the blockbuster movie by James Cameron.

Timings : 8 am-8 pm

Prices : Starting from $109.

Disability-Friendly : Yes

9. Volcano Bay, Orlando

Volcano Bay, Orlando

Opened to the public in 2017, Volcano Bay Water Theme Park is one of the most recent additions to the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida. It is a tropical- themed water park, with a 200 feet artificial volcano called Krakatau as its main attraction.

Entry fee for one day : $80 for an adult and $75 for a child

Timings during the peak season : 9.00 A.M. to 9.00 P.M.

10. Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando

Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park is a tropical oasis of fun and joy! Located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Orlando, this theme park has been one of the most popular tourist attractions for decades.

Entry fee for one day :

$73.49 for an adult and $67.10 for a child

Timings during peak (summer) months : 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Disability-Friendly : The park has a disabled access, with special accommodations for guests with disabilities.

11. Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando

Blizzard Beach Water Park, Orlando

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is the second park at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, Orlando. Ranked the third most visited park across the globe, this one provides the most exhilarating ambience which portrays slushy ice mixed with sparkly water.

Entry fee for one day : $73.49 for an adult and $67.10 for a child

Timings during peak seasons : 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM

Disability- Friendly : Disability friendly and hosts rides for special riders

12. Gatorland, Orlando

Gatorland, Orlando

Located south of Orlando, Gatorland is one of the most exciting wildlife theme parks, as it features thousands of real alligators, among many other animals, so much so that it was labeled the “Alligator Capital of the World”.

Entry fee for one day :

Ages 3-12: $19.99
Ages 13-55: $29.99
Ages 55 and up: $24.99

Timings : 10.00 AM to 5 PM

Disability- Friendly : Yes (stroller and wheelchair rentals available)

13. Discovery Cove, Orlando

Discovery Cove, Orlando

Discovery Cove is a tropical, aquatic theme park in Orlando. One of the main attractions here is that the guests can play, talk, touch and swim with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The park also contains more than 30 species of exotic, tropical birds, making it mesmerizing and relaxing at the same time.

Entry fee for one day : For non- swim Day Resort Package- $289
For Dolphin- Swim Day Resort Package- $249.01
The entry fee is all-inclusive of all foods and beverages, meaning you don’t have to spend a penny once you are inside the park.

Timings : 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM

14. Holy Land Experience, Orlando

Holy Land Experience, Orlando

Who knew Jesus would like to have a theme park? Do tell us after you visit Holy Land Experience, a Christian- based amusement and theme park in Orlando.

Entry fee for one day : Adults- $50
Ages 5-17 - $35
Children of age 4 and younger- Free
Charges a parking fee for motor vehicles

Timings : 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Closed on Sundays and Mondays

15. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Orlando

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Orlando

Do you also wish you could have visited Diagon Alley to buy books and wands and owls? Then fear not, this place is for you.

Entry fee for one day : $164.99 per person
A park-to-park ticket is mandatory to visit both park

Timings : 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

These are some of the best theme parks near Orlando. Do you feel we missed out on any theme parks in Orlando? What are some other destinations across the world, that you would like us to write about? Let us know in the comments below! Visit our blog for more interesting travel blogs. We wish you safe travels!

This post was published by Mukta Manshi

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