Amusement Park of the oldies

An all year round subtropical climate, plus an amazing array of fun parks, makes Orlando the perfect vacation destination.

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And a trip there just wouldn't be complete without visiting the Walt Disney Water Park. Must sees at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon include the speed slide called ‘Humunga Kowabunga', an inner tube water slide, and one of the world's largest wave pools.

If you're up for more water action, head over to SeaWorld for aquatic fun, rides, shows, and animal attractions. For some slippery water action, head to Wet'n'Wild and Water Mania. After spending all your energy, a great place to curb your hunger is the Hard Rock Live Cafe & Hotel, or check out the world's largest McDonald's restaurant.

For more Disney fun in Orlando, take a look at Walt Disney World (left), Universal Studios, Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Park. Head to the Reedy Creek Improvement District any you'll find the Walt Disney World Resort.

Catch your breath, for just a second

Walk along the brick- lined streets at Old Town, and you'll find a bunch of restaurants, 15 amusement park rides and 75 shops to browse through. The city's Leu Gardens, almost fifty acres of peaceful grounds that let you enjoy “Old Florida” at a slow pace.

The Orlando Centroplex holds a variety of events, from music concerts and sports games, to ballet to musicals. For acrobatics and special effects, you can't go passed the famous Cirque du Soleil, in Downtown Disney West Side performed by 70 artists from all over the world. For visual art in Orlando, head to the Mennello Museum of American Art.

Ever seen alligators wrestle? Gatorland has thousands of alligators and crocodiles, and holds daily alligator wrestling. The park, which is over half-a-century old, has a petting zoo, bird sanctuary, mini-water park, eco-tour and outdoor entertainment. Then, if you're keen for more animal encounters, head to Sanford on Lake Monroe for the central Florida Zoological Park.

For kids; young and old

Question what's for real at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium. Drive 45 minutes out of the city and south of Daytona Beach, and you'll find the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

For more natural beauty, head to the World of Orchids. With thousands of blooming orchids in an enclosed tropical rainforest, it's an achingly beautiful place. Blue Spring State Park, which is the winter home of large numbers of Florida Manatees. Wekiwa Springs State Park, which comprises around 700 acres of wilderness. Blue Spring State Park, which ist the winter home of many Florida Manatees.

Other attractions around Orlando worth a visit include: Ripley's Wonderworks, Kennedy Space Center, Holy Land Experience, Sleuth's Dinner Mystery, Green Meadows Petting Zoo, Jungle Adventures, Fun Spot Action Park, Guinness, Skycoaster, Skull Kingdom and Cypress Gardens Splendid.

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