Now more than ever, families are making vacation plans for their whole clan: grandparents, parents, kids and grandkids, to share all-new experiences, bond and form unforgettable memories. Orlando’s world-class attractions and hidden gems offer something for every age – from little ones to adults­ ­– adding to the list of diverse, adaptable and accessible options for a vacation.

 

INFANTS & TODDLERS

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, opening spring 2020 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will take guests through the movie screen where they join Mickey, Minnie and friends.
  • The “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party” at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park features a colorful procession parade up Main Street, U.S.A. where guests are invited to join in the energetic dance party featuring modern remixes of favorite “Mickey Mouse Club” melodies beloved Disney characters, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto and more.
  • Sesame Street – a new land at SeaWorld Orlando – allows guests explore the iconic neighborhood as they walk through Abby Cadabby’s garden, visit Mr. Hooper’s store, stop by Big Bird’s nest, sit on the famous 123 stoop and meet their favorite friends from Sesame Street including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird. Elmo and his furry friends, along with parade dancers, invite guests to join the party on Sesame Street during SeaWorld Orlando’s first-ever parade.
  • Aquatica Orlando’s Kata’s Kookaburra Cove, a family play area for kids under 48 inches, features the Zippity Zappity tube ride, beginner’s body slides and waterspouts for kids to splash under. All children must be accompanied by an adult in this area.
  • Fun Spot features a new 4,000-square-foot interactive splash pad for guests with over 30 active elements.
  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, the live show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, features beloved characters from the Cars movie series, including Lightning McQueen, Mater and Cruz Ramirez.
  • SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium takes guests on an underwater adventure with over 5,000 creatures from oceans across the globe. Each Tuesday, SEA LIFE hosts Toddler Time, created specifically to connect little ones with the amazing world beneath our oceans.
  • Kidstown at the Orlando Science Center allows children ages 0 to 7 years old splash, climb, tinker and explore as they partake in imaginative roleplaying, teamwork and creative play throughout the exhibit.

 

ELEMENTARY

  • Toy Story Land, a colorful 11-acre world in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, features three themed attractions, “Slinky Dog Dash”, “Alien Swirling Saucers” and “Toy Story Mania!”
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay is a highly themed, completely immersive environment inspired by postcard-perfect tropical islands. Thrill-seekers can enjoy the Puihi of Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides, the Kala and Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides and the Krakatau Water Coaster. The park also offers TapuTapu wearable technology, allowing guests to wait in line virtually, and head to the ride only when the device alerts them.
  • Crayola Experience brings the magic of color to children while stimulating their creativity with 26 hands-on attractions, including the newest, Meltdown, where guests can paint with melted wax.
  • Dolphin Cove at SeaWorld, one of the largest interactive dolphin pools in the world, offers guests an up-close view of bottlenose dolphins from both above and below the surface of the water.
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, is a high-spirited Western-themed dinner show featuring two hours of Wild West dancing, singing and zany vaudeville comedy accompanied by all you can eat southern food.
  • WonderWorks, the original “indoor amusement park for the mind”, melds education and entertainment into more than 100 hands-on exhibits for all ages. Guests are able to explore six Wonder Zones and experience more thrills, including an XD 4D motion simulated thrill ride, indoor ropes challenge course and laser tag arena.
  • The Lego Movie World at LEGOLAND Florida Resort offers guests three attractions based on the 2014 film: Unikitty's Disco Drop, Battle of Bricksburg and The Lego Movie Masters of Flight, a unique 180-degree rotating theater attraction with additional 4D elements such as smells and water sprays. The addition is among the largest for LEGOLAND Florida.
  • Chocolate Kingdom, The Factory Adventure Tour is an interactive experience that uncovers how chocolate transforms from a bean into a chocolate bar as guests are guided through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, Mystical River of Chocolate and Micro Batch Bean-to-the-Bar Factory utilizing old world machinery.
  • The Slime Factory at The Florida Mall is a sensorial experience that allows children to make different Maddie Rae's Slime Recipes. The space also features a Gooey Slime Pool, a Photobooth and plenty of Instagram photo opportunities.

 

TEENS

  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the all-new roller coaster thrill ride in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, allows visitors to hurl past obstacles and dodge beasts on a freewheeling coaster flight that will bring them close to some of the wizarding world’s rarest magical creatures.
  • Avatar Flight of Passage, the marquee attraction of Disney’s Pandora: The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, sends explorers swooping and soaring on a state of the art 3D simulated flight above the awe-inspiring world of Pandora on the back of a winged banshee.
  • Aquatica Orlando’s KareKare Curl features two-passenger rafts and allow riders go high up on a vertical wave wall for a feeling of weightlessness before continuing down.
  • Nona Adventure Park, a water-sports park, features an inflatable, floating obstacle course, wakeboarding cables and a 60-foot climbing tower with a ropes course.
  • Madame Tussauds at ICON Park, the world’s most famous celebrity wax attraction, lets guests get up-close to take the ultimate selfie with their favorite celebrities. This immersive and interactive experience allows visitors to strike a pose with stars like Taylor Swift, Ryan Gosling, Selena Gomez or save the world alongside the Justice League.
  • Screamin’ Gator Zipline at Gatorland takes guests on an aerial adventure 1,200 feet (365 meters) above live alligators and crocodiles.
  • iFLY Orlando features a high-energy vertical wind tunnel that offers indoor skydiving, allowing visitors to float on a column of air. No parachute, no jumping and no experience is necessary.
  • At Andretti Indoor Karting & Games visitors can enjoy indoor kart racing in a climate-controlled track full of turns and high speed. Other activities range from laser tag and ropes course to classic arcade games.
  • NBA Experience at Disney Springs features interactive games and competitions, immersive experiences, a retail store and an adjacent restaurant.

 

ADULTS

  • The Bourne Stuntacular will debut at Universal Studios Florida spring 2020. This cutting-edge live-action stunt show based on Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Bourne film franchise will blur the lines between stage and cinema in a hybrid form of entertainment that has never been seen before.
  • The new Cirque du Soleil show, “Drawn to Life,” will begin performances spring 2020. The show, presented in the Disney Springs building, will feature a cast of more than 65 performers from around the world and will blend the heart, humor and joy of Disney storytelling with new acrobatic performances and effects never before seen in a Cirque du Soleil production.
  • Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360, Epcot’s newest show, located in the Canada Pavilion, takes guests on a journey through Canada’s landscape, culture and scenery featuring new scenes and a new story.
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the remote planet Batuu, features two signature attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, putting guests in the cockpit of the famous space ship, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, where an escape from The First Order turns into all-out battle.
  • Dezerland Action Park, opening April 2020, is Orlando's largest indoor entertainment, events museum complex features the Orlando Auto Museum, one of the largest privately-owned collection of automobilia in the world.
  • Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive day resort, lets guests drift down a scenic river, hand-feed exotic birds, snorkel crystal-clear waters with tropical fish and rays, and even swim and interact with bottlenose dolphins.
  • The Wheel at ICON Park offers guests the ability to have a toast at the top in their own private capsule while soaking up the incredible views of Orlando on the largest observation wheel on the East Coast of the United States.
  • Epic Axe Throwing is the first-of-its-kind in Orlando, a rustic “sport” open to anyone over the age of 13. Guests will have coaches on hand to teach them the art in a safe environment, for a unique new attraction with a competitive “edge”. 
  • The Escape Game Orlando offers guests nine different immersive adventures that bring stories to life in a one-of-a-kind tactile experience allowing visitors have one hour to complete their mission and escape.
  • TopGolf Orlando, a 65,000-square-foot entertainment and golfing facility features 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time, and advanced technology to track the accuracy and distance of players' shots.
  • The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art features the world's most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including his famed leaded-glass lamps, the Tiffany Chapel from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and a restored terrace from Tiffany’s Long Island home.
  • SAK Comedy Lab, located in downtown Orlando, is a live improv comedy club that on select nights features an ensemble of professional improv actors who take suggestions from the audience to make up characters, scenes or songs on the spot.
  • Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour provides a relaxing narrated cruise through the lakes and canals of historic Winter Park, showcasing natural wildlife and mansions that line the waterways.

 

About Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States and Theme Park Capital of the World®. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, Visit Orlando represents 1,200 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community.

 

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