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These rides will give you that rush you're craving.
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This 110-acre wildlife reserve is filled with gators and fun attractions. Zipline over a gator-infested lake, even pose for a wrestling photo.
Orlando International Airport is the gateway for most people visiting the area. It's a 25-30 drive from a majority of Orlando Resorts.
Home to dozens of shops, restaurants, Cirque du Soleil, and more, it's a nice way to spend an afternoon or evening. You get a taste of Disney without the price of park admission.
Equal to the thrill of taking off in a jet plane without a windshield, this riveting ride takes you from zero to 40 MPH in about two seconds.
You get to pick a song to listen to as you fly down 17 stories on the world's first non-inverting loop.
Drop down 185 feet and you'll feel weightless. Then you jolt upwards at the speed of a space shuttle.
Two rides in one, you can pick one of two dragons to race on intertwining loops. It's worth trying both, and with two coasters, the line goes faster.
Embark on a whirlwind adventure with Harry and his friends as you fly through the classrooms and halls of Hogwarts Castle.
This is how wizards use the ATM. Zoom through the underground vaults of Gringotts Bank in a multi-dimensional 3-D thrill ride.
What could possibly go wrong on a leisurely jungle cruise in Jurassic Park? Well, the raptors get loose, and now you have to escape by plunging down an 85-foot waterfall.
Fire lights up the ceiling and scarab beetles cover the walls. Then everything goes pitch black and you don't know whether to hold your breath or scream.
This classic log flume sends you flying over a 75-foot drop with a cool story beforehand that will have kids laughing.
You may be on the ground, but it sure feels like you're flying across the skyscrapers of Manhattan in this 3-D ride with stunning effects.
Right next to the Orlando Eye, this pirate-themed mini golf course is a fun daytime activity for when you're not exploring the parks.
This I-Drive attraction is an odd museum filled with all the unbelievable anomalies of the world like six-legged cows, vampires, and giants.
Kids get to learn about science, the fun way, by doing cool interactive experiments. The upside down building is quite a sight too.
This smaller theme park is home to classic, hard-hitting thrill rides. Ride the slingshot and fly 300 feet in the air.
This old-timey themed park and shopping mall has bumper cars, laser tag, an arcade, go carts, and haunted house, among stores and restaurants.
Tons of thrilling waterslides will keep you cool on a hot Orlando day. The park will close in Dec. 31, 2016 to make way for another, bigger one: Universal's Volcano Bay.
The water's always cool and clear in this natural spring. Take a scenic walk and then hop on in. Sure beats swimming with the gators.
They've got griddles by your tables where you can make your own pancakes. This 300-year-old mill at De Leon Springs was onced used by Spanish sugar plantations.
In this gorgeous coastal river, you have the opportunity to swim with hundreds of manatees. You can even kiss these loveable Sea Cows.
Sixty minutes from Orlando is a beach park, perfect for picnic. Bring your bathing suit and swim with dolphins and manatees in the warm ocean.
Downtown Orlando is bustling with culture, great food, shopping, and other fun. It's definitely worth checking out on a day outside the parks.
Kayak or paddle through a dense swamp forest at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades.
Take a boat ride on the canals that connect the lakes of Winter Park. You'll pass through a botanical garden and cruise by a sculpture garden. Then go explore the town.
You fly across over a mile of cables on a course of 8 ziplines. Set up as dual racing zips, you can race your friends and family as you go.
Gather for great food, local art vendors, and family activities in this quaint historic town near Orlando.
Recognized as one of the best free art events in the country, you can walk the streets of beautiful Winter Park and see (and buy!) hundreds of works by local artists.
The rides, cotton candy, and petting zoo may seem puny next to the huge attractions at Disney and Universal. But they offer an interesting, local-centric change of pace.
Head south to downtown Kissimmee for their summer farmers market, held every Tuesday.
This hip town is brimming with great restaurants, boutique shops, and botanical gardens, all along three gorgeous lakes.
Tour 11 countries through their culture and food, as you walk around a lagoon. Then, see the triumphs of human technology and the wonders of the natural world.
See amazing human achievements and the beauty of the natural world. Future World is the gateway to Epcot.
Walk around the world, as you explore 11 countries through their food, culture, and the people who live there.
Take a realistic aerial tour over California from the beaches of LA to the stunning Yosemite Valley.
Design your own virtual vehicle and then compare it as you ride next to it.
You're part of a mission to Mars. You get to experience blastoff, the weightlessness of space, and participating in the mission.
It's in almost every photo of Epcot. This 16-story futuristic globe is home to a ride that takes you past breakthroughs in technology.
You start in a rainforest and take a boat past prairies, deserts, and exotic greenhouses.
Probably the best way to energize tired kids on a hot day is this holy combination of Disney Characters and air-conditioning.
Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" teach kids about energy from solar and atomic power to prehistoric volcanoes.
Hosted by Coca Cola, this showcase has dozens of sodas, which you can sample for free. Make sure to try the delicious soda called Beverly.
It's a fun little boat ride with the three caballeros. You explore Mexico through animation, superimposed over live-action clips of Acapulco, Chichen Itza, and Mexico City.
It's an animatronic tribute to the big personalities of American history from Mark Twain to Ben Franklin.
Bruce the Shark, Nemo, and friends swim through the coral reef of an actual aquarium.
If you take the ferry here from one of three Disney resorts, you can sneak through the less-crowded, back door to Epcot.
In this quirky ceremony that takes place entirely in Japanese, you get to select an oyster and have it opened for you to reveal a pearl, which is yours to keep.
Tucked in the back of United Kingdom in World Showcase is a real life hedge maze. It's a great little activity, shaded from the sun.
If you took all the water in the biggest tank at Big Blue World, you'd have enough to fill the 16-story Spaceship Earth.
As you're leaving Epcot through Spaceship Earth, you can see the sidewalk twinkling and fireflies in the trees.
It's based on a famous Italian fountain in Rome that has served as the backdrop in many films.
It's acoustically perfect! If you stand in the center, you can hear yourself talking, as clearly as a recording.
It's like stepping inside a storybook from your childhood. You enter a land of fairy tales, pirates, astronauts, and cowboys. This is Disney World's flagship park.
It's a picture perfect street out of early-1900's America, and the perfect gateway to the rest of Magic Kingdom.
As you pass through the tunnel under Cinderella's castle you enter a medieval village out of fairytale, home to Pinocchio, Belle, and Snow White.
It's like something out of a sci-fi comic from the 1920's and 1930's. Alien palm trees made of metal line the streets in front of the howling halls of Space Mountain.