Disney World, opened in October 1971, is one of the largest, most visited attractions in the world, with four theme parks that make up the entire resort. The attraction features the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom. Also included in the resort are two water parks, 23 hotels and entertainment and dining locations.
You will also find the Fort Wilderness Resort, which features campsites with a frontier theme for only $43 per night. There are more than 700 acres of trails to explore and you'll have the chance to see deer and other wildlife. Disney was the vision and dream Walt Disney. In spite of popular belief, Disney World is not in Orlando, Florida, but has its own city called Lake Buena Vista. The resort is open year-round.
Walt Disney World Guest Relations
P.O. Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Sea World Orlando is part of a marine park chain and was opened in 1973. The park's icon is Shamu the Orca Whale. The park features dolphin shows, penguins, sea lions and other aquatic animals. Thrill seekers can experience the shark encounter, where visitors walk in a submerged tube through a shark's tank. At Discovery Cove you have the opportunity to snorkel with thousands of fish, explore the coral reefs and swim with the dolphins. You will find three roller coasters, including the famous Journey to Atlantis Water coaster. The park is open to visitors year round.
7007 Sea World Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821
Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa Bay, Florida, houses more than 2,700 animals with an African theme and features rides such as the Rhino Rally, the Kumbo and a vertical roller coaster called the SheiKra. All of the animals roam free within their habitat so you can spend the day outdoors with plenty of photo opportunities with them.
Busch Gardens Tampa
3000 E Busch Blvd
Tampa , FL 33612
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