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Orlando Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2015

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Nothing says "all-American family vacation" like a trip to down to sunny Orlando, Florida. The kids will be enthralled, laughing with the idols of the baby-boom era, such as Donald and Pluto, while mom and dad can have a romantic ocean-side dinner or a majestic sunrise balloon ride. Surrounded by a plethora of once-in-a-lifetime activities and luxury accommodations, the single worst thing about taking the family down to The City Beautiful, is leaving. Here are a few ideas for getting the most out of your trip.

Day 1: Walt Disney World at Epcot Center

I don't think the kids will give you much of a choice here. They want Mickey, and they want him now. Don't worry though, there is more than enough excitement to go around. Go visit Nemo at The Seas with Nemo & Friends aquarium or check out the futuristic flight simulator Mission: Space. Of course then there is the Imaginations! pavilion at Future World, or go visit the World Showcase for a taste of 11 different cultural experiences.

Day 2: Universal Studios

The other must-see theme park in Orlando, the excitement continues at Universal Studios with the Terminator 2: 3-D Show, Shrek 4-D, Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast, and the kid-friendly Curious George Goes to Town. If you are running short on time, you can pay to cut the lines--and on a short trip, it would be worth your while. Also take a visit to Revenge of the Mummy, followed by Jurassic Park, then close the day out with a big meal at the 1950's drive-in throw-back, Mel's Drive-In.

Day 3: Disney's Magic Kingdom

If Day 3 happens to be your last, there is no better way to enjoy it out than with Disney's Magic Kingdom. If there is one park that can make you feel like a child again, this is it.

If you get a Fastpass, you can zip through the lines at Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad, or the Magic Carpets of Aladdin...considered the monsters of theme-park world. Speaking of monsters, don't miss out on the Haunted Mansion, and for the older crowd hop on the famous Space Mountain. And when all's said and done, say goodbye the way Walt Disney himself envisioned it, watching the majestic fireworks display bursting over the fairytale Cinderella's Castle.

Tours & Tickets

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Disney's 5-Day Magic Your Way Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

With a 5-Day Magic Your Way ® Ticket, you can do Walt Disney World ® your way! The Walt Disney World vacation experience is more affordable, flexible and ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $335.39

Universal Orlando Tickets

4.5 star rating: Recommended 118 Reviews

Buy in advance and save! Universal Orlando® Resort lets you create the Ticket that's just right for you and your family. Buy as many days as you like, then add ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: Flexible

From USD $156.49

Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

4.5 star rating: Recommended 300 Reviews

Take a virtual flight to the moon and back at one of Florida's best attractions! On this full-day Kennedy Space Center tour from Orlando, tour the NASA ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.99

Orlando Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Reviews

Make your childhood fantasies come true with a sunrise flight over Orlando in a hot-air balloon. You’ll float effortlessly over the forests, orchards and ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.99
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Orlando Eye Admission

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Admire aerial views of Orlando and beyond from the East Coast’s tallest observation wheel, the Orlando Eye. You’ll soar 400 feet (120 meters) into the sky in a ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $16.99

La Nouba at Walt Disney World Resort

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

A door opens and two worlds collide in ‘La Nouba,’ the Cirque du Soleil show at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Enter the attic of make-believe, where the ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.99

Madame Tussauds Orlando

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Get acquainted with your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds Orlando, which features more than 200 lifelike models made of wax. Visit themed zones like ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: Flexible

From USD $16.99

Orlando City Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 40 Reviews

Discover there is more to Orlando than theme parks on a guided sightseeing tour of the city. Take a scenic cruise around the "Chain of Lakes" in ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.99

Pirates Dinner Adventure Orlando

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Ahoy mateys... You have been captured by the pirates for a night of frivolity and fun in Orlando! Join your fellow hostages for a feast fit for a king. ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.99

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the astonishing creatures of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, where you'll be transported into a magical ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: Flexible

From USD $16.99

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