With all there is to see and do in the theme park capital of the world, Orlando delivers magical experiences and adventurous thrills unlike anywhere else. Seeking to create unforgettable memories, over 62 million people experienced all that Orlando has to offer in 2014. This record-breaking announcement makes Orlando the most visited destination in the U.S.
With the recent introduction of major new theme park attractions and entertainment, even more dreams await across Orlando. In 2014, Walt Disney World Resort completed New Fantasyland and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort opened.
Visitors to Orlando in 2015 will experience the first full year of these exciting expansions that opened in 2014 and be the first to see several new attractions, including I-Drive 360 featuring a trio of new attractions from Merlin Entertainments, as well as a multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs.
In recent years, the Orlando experience has also become more diverse, attracting an increasingly wide range of visitors. Foodies find a surprisingly sophisticated culinary destination, recognized with more "Best of the South" chef nominations by the prestigious James Beard Foundation than any city in Florida for three straight years. Luxury travelers are drawn to the five-star service at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando that opened six months ago, as well as The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and Waldorf Astoria Orlando.
Visitors are also discovering exciting new venues in which to enjoy the arts and professional sports, like the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts and the Major League Soccer stadium coming to Downtown Orlando in 2016.