If you haven’t been to Orlando lately, there’s a universe of excitement waiting for you to experience. Here’s the lowdown on roller coasters, attractions, and rides so you won’t miss a thing on your next family vacation to Orlando.
Here’s our list of top 7 attractions in Orlando:
Having explored The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ myself, I can truly express how incredibly expansive, immersive and authentic the existing themed environment is. And by expanding this global phenomenon to include Diagon Alley™, Universal Orlando® has created the world’s first centrally themed, two-park experience.
This London-themed setting will bring to life some of the experiences and places featured in the Harry Potter books and films. Get a glimpse inside Gringotts™ Wizarding Bank, travel between ‘London’ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® Hogsmeade™ aboard the Hogwarts™ Express and enjoy brand-new adventures, shops and restaurants.
Even if you’ve never seen the Transformer movies, this ride will take your theme park experience to a new level. The TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride–3D will instantly transport you into an ultra-immersive world, where one of the greatest battles between Autobots and Decepticons® will take stage around you. Combining groundbreaking HD 3D media and Flight Simulation technology, this next generation thrill ride will throw you right into all the action, where you may even be part of the battle as well.
Don’t miss the Festival of Fantasy Parade. Disney’s latest parade will celebrate the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Tangled and Brave, among others. The Festival of Fantasy Parade will bring a whole new mix of magical floats, original music and exciting costumes as it makes its way through the streets of Magic Kingdom each afternoon—an experience you won’t want to miss.
- The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will be the final piece of the New Fantasyland expansion—the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. This family style coaster will transport you on a musical ride, where you’ll explore the Dwarf’s mine and the rolling countryside where they live. The ride itself features a first-of-its-kind setup that allows the cars to swing back and forth during the ride, with accompanying Disney music throughout.
Take a plunge down one of Orlando’s most exciting water slides—Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica. This ride isn’t for the faint of heart—reaching almost 80 feet in height and featuring the steepest 360-degree spirals in the southern United States. You will stand in a clear “breakaway box”, and once you are ready, the floor underneath you will suddenly disappear and send you plummeting almost completely vertically for nearly 40 feet. Simply put, there is nothing else like it.
Rain or shine, I-Drive Indoor Kart Racing will fuel your need for speed and keep your adrenaline pumping. This multi-level entertainment center will get your heart racing with a half-mile track for electric-powered go-karts, bowling lanes and an arcade. At the center of the track, you will find the “Grandstand” restaurant, featuring racing-themed meals—perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
If you have small children and are looking for the perfect place to unwind, look no further. The toddler-dedicated area of LEGOLAND®, called DUPLO® Valley, attractions that you and your little ones are sure to love. Enjoy new farm-themed attractions, including a train, mini tractor ride and water play and explore countryside-themed scenery—perfect for children ages 2 to 5.