Orlando City Guide
Orlando is known as the theme park capital of the world. Walt Disney World Resort has to be one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, and the world. The more than 10,000-acre park consists of four theme parks, two water parks and has more than twenty hotels. Within the “Magic Kingdom®” stands a life-size version of Cinderella’s Castle, while Epcot® let’s you learn through games and exhibits about the latest innovations in technology from around the world. The second big hitter in the area is the world-famous Universal Studios Orlando with rides based on some of the biggest film franchises out there, such as Harry Potter and Jurassic Park.
SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica ™ is the place to admire the sea creatures and cool off on the thrilling water rides – you’ll need it under the Orlando sun. Then there’s the nearby Gatorland, where you can learn everything about the reptiles in the swamps of Florida.
Thanks to the proximity to the Kennedy Space Centre, Orlando is a centre for engineering and technology. Visit the launch site where the first US mission to the moon began. The Space Shuttle Launch Experience takes place in the cabin of a space shuttle, and offers a realistic simulated space journey.
The Orlando Science Centre, near the Downtown district, provides compelling entertainment for the whole family. There are exhibitions about everything, from dinosaurs to the flora and fauna of Florida and the science behind light and electricity.
Want to experience a force of nature? Then head toward Harry P. Leu Gardens, a twenty-acre park with green lawns and ancient oak trees. Here you can admire one of the most beautiful natural phenomena of Orlando: afternoon thunderstorms. Prepare yourself, when it is announced, for a theatrical light show and a brief downpour better than anything man can make.