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Orlando Attractions

Orlando is a major city located in the state of Florida in the United States of America. The most-visited Orlando attractions comprise centers of art and culture, marine parks, gardens, museums, and places of entertainment. Downtown Orlando is also an interesting tourist destination with many shopping centers, clubs, and the Orange County Courthouse
The tourism industry of Orlando got a boost when the Walt Disney World was opened in the city. The development of tourism industry made Orlando a popular holiday destination in United States. The city is home to the largest number of water and theme parks in the state of Florida. Downtown Orlando has many attractions and a vibrant nightlife. Orlando downtown also hosts a number of premier trade and financial centers.

Below given are few of the Orlando tourist attractions, which are visited by thousands of visitors coming to the city:

  • Universal Studios
    Universal Studios Orlando is a popular theme park. It opened on June 7, 1990 and is spread over 440 acres. Universal Studios is also one of the noted television and film studios in Orlando. The famous Hollywood director Steven Spielberg was consulted during the studio designing to offer tourists a virtual experience in movie making. Universal Studios features 6 theme sections inspired from different popular films in Hollywood. The theme sections in the park are as follows:
    • Hollywood
    • Production Central
    • New York
    • Amity, also known as San Francisco
    • World Expo
    • Woody Woodpecker Inspired Kidzone


    There are 25 interesting rides in the Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure and they are meant for both children and adults. They include Men in Black, Earthquake- the big one, Kongfrontation, and Twister. Other attractions at the Universal Studios include gift shop, restaurants or food service outlets.

    Contact:
    Universal Studios Florida
    1000 Universal Studios Plaza
    Orlando, FL 32819-7610
    United States
    Tel: 1 (407) 363-8000
     
  • Orlando Museum of Art
    The Orlando Museum of Art is an excellent center for visual collections. The museum features unique collections of the 19th and 20th century American art. There are also artifacts collected from the African countries. It is a popular education center with exhibits meant for school children and special art programs held within the museum. A visit to the Orlando Museum of Art will let you know how the artists of the 19th and 20th century portrayed the American culture and lifestyles in their paintings. There is a lot to explore in this museum for historians and art lovers. The West African culture is also highlighted in the exhibits. All these make it one of the major Orlando tourist attractions for African and Nigerian tourists.

    Contact:
    Orlando Museum of Art
    2416 North Mills Avenue
    Orlando, FL 32803-1426
    United States
    Tel: 1 (407) 896-4231
    Fax: 1 (407) 896-9920

    Ticket fares:
    Adult- $8.00
    Senior over 65- $7.00
    Child 18 & under- $5.00
    Child 5 & under- Free
  • SeaWorld
    This is rated as one of the top attractions in Orlando. SeaWorld is one of the largest marine parks in United States. Many visitors come to SeaWorld every year and especially in the summer season. The large aquariums, an artificial coral reef, a pool for sharks, and other small ocean fishes are the main attractions in SeaWorld Orlando. The marine theme park also features an entire enclosure for the walruses, seals, and penguins.

    The Dolphin Stadium is the most fascinating part of the park. A single water enclosure houses well-trained dolphins. Other popular attractions in the SeaWorld include the Wild Arctic, a ride to the land of the polar bears. The marine park also boasts Kraken, a roller coaster, which is known to give you a bumping spiral trip.

    Contact:
    Orlando Sea World
    7007 Sea World Drive
    Orlando, FL 32821
    United States
    Tel: 1 (407) 351-3600
    Toll Free: US 1 (800) 327-2424
     
  • Discover Cove
    This place is located close to the SeaWorld. The Discover Cove is a mini zoo in an island setting. You can enjoy a lot of activities like swimming, playing and feeding the dolphins, and spend time watching the stingrays and ant-eaters. Migratory birds also make Discovery Cove their home during spring time. The lush tropical reef is also an amazing place to visit within the Discovery Cove. There are various vacation packages available for the visitors to explore any of the below given places in Discovery Cove:
    • Dolphin Swim Experience
    • Serenity Bay
    • Tropical Reef
    • Wind-way River


    Contact:

    Discovery Cove
    6000 Discovery Cove Way
    Orlando, FL 32821-6000
    United States
    Toll free: US 1 (877) 434-7268
     
  • Wet ‘n Wild
    This is one of the first water parks in the state of Florida. Wet ‘n Wild features wave pool, waterslides, chutes, and raft rides. The attractions of Wet ‘n Wild are the thrill rides meant for both kids and adults. There are single and double-person rides. Most popular rides at the place include The Surge, which is a six-story speed slide, Ragin Rapids, and Bomb Bay. Kids can enjoy the splash pools during the summer months.

    Ticket fares
    Single Day: Adult - $47.95 along with tax
    Single Day: Child (Ages 3-9) - $41.95 along with tax
    Single Day: Senior Citizen (Ages 60+) - $41.95 along with tax

    Contact:
    Wet ‘n Wild
    6200 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819-8239
    United States
     
  • Gatorland
    Gatorland ranks among the popular Orlando tourist attractions. Gatorland features many alligators, crocodiles, and other reptiles as part of a daily show and demonstration in the park. The famous shows in Gatorland include the Alligator Jumparoo and Gator Wrestling. Attractions for the kids include the toy train, which takes them around the park. Visitors can also stand on the observation tower and view the breeding marsh and surrounding landscape.

    Ticket fares:
    Adult- $19.95
    Child 12 & under- $12.95
    Child 2 & under- Free

    Contact:

    Gatorland
    14501 South Orange Blossom Trail
    Orlando, FL 32837
    United States
    Tel: 1 (407) 855-5496
    Toll free: (US) 1 (800) 393-5297

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