Things to do in Orlando

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Places to Visit in Orlando

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Top places to visit

1. Walt Disney World® Resort

Walt Disney World® Resort is the perfect place to stay in Orlando as a large number of the area’s star attractions are within easy driving distance. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s itinerary is the wonderful Disney's Boardwalk and the ever-popular Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course. Two other great attractions you’ll find within a short distance of Walt Disney World® Resort are the Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and the Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.
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Walt Disney World® Resort is part of 
Orlando. It makes up part of bustling metropolis that is home to 240,000  inhabitants. Walt Disney World® Resort is approximately 15 miles (24 
kilometers) from Orlando’s city center. If you are flying in, Walt 
Disney World® Resort is approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) from 
Orlando International Airport.

2. Walt Disney World® area

Spanning a vast area of over a billion square metres, the huge Walt Disney World® Resort Florida is one of the world’s best-known and best-loved tourist attractions. Only 34 kilometres from Orlando, the resort contains four theme parks, with entertainment, shops and so many great places where you can stay.
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A huge fantasy resort where you can enjoy all the thrills and spills of the theme park, stay in fun-themed hotels and enjoy world-class entertainment.

3. Universal Studios Florida

A great theme park as well as home to genuine and working film sets, Universal Studios Florida will take you on an adventure through the movies with its fun rides, its interactive adventures and its great shows.
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An attraction popular with visitors from around the world, where you can wander through film sets and enjoy the thrills and spills of the rides.

4. SeaWorld® Orlando

With its rides and exhibits that offer something for the whole family, SeaWorld® Orlando is always a popular destination. Opened in 1973, it is ideally located close to Discovery Cove® and Aquatica® water park.
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An aquatic theme park where you can get to know dolphins, walruses and stingrays, board the family friendly rides, and learn about life in the deep.

5. Universal Orlando Resort

A visit to Universal Orlando Resort offers a memorable vacation for all the family, with accommodation, entertainment and theme park thrills all in one place. You can choose a hotel from eight options that include standard rooms and a multitude of suites to accommodate every style, size and budget.
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Make your Florida vacation one to remember with a stay at this hotel and theme park complex.

6. Orange County Convention Center

With more than 45 acres (18 hectares) of exhibition space, Orange County Convention Center is one of the largest convention centers in the United States. The main exhibition hall covers more than 22 acres (9 hectares) and the ballroom is bigger than a football field.
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Florida's principal convention center is a large and stunning glass and metal building that hosts national and international trade shows and public events.

7. Magic Kingdom® Park

One of the world-famous attractions that visitors from all over the world come to see and explore, Magic Kingdom is made up of six fantasy lands set across a large plot of land, and is home to all your favourite Disney characters. The attraction was the brainchild of Walt Disney himself and was opened in 1971. Since then it has become an iconic fixture of any family holiday to Florida, with visitors guaranteed an unforgettable time.
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A fairy-tale theme park where all your childhood fantasies come true, whether you’re young or simply young at heart.

8. Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, where Disney magic meets Mother Nature. While watching elephants meandering across the Sahara and tigers stalking through the jungle, you will feel miles away from Orlando. This popular park in the Walt Disney World® Resort family delights visitors young and old.
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Anchored by the iconic Tree of Life® Attraction, Walt Disney World® Resort’s animal-themed park transports you from lush jungles to soaring mountains.

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