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All-Day Orlando Adventures

If you’re wondering how to fill an entire day of your Orlando itinerary, it should come as no surprise that Walt Disney® World ResortUniversal Orlando ResortSeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort are ideal for such purposes — and then some! But even though we’re best known for our theme parks, you’ll find that water parks and attractions can also fill an entire day with wonder, among other Orlando vacation ideas.

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It’s also easy to spend a day or more enjoying some of Orlando’s most popular neighborhoods and nearby cities, as well as unique day trips and unforgettable ecotourism adventures. For that matter, no one will blame you if you want to spend a day luxuriating at one of our over-the-top resorts. There’s no wrong way to do Orlando!

Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions, restaurants and other businesses for their current status.

Orlando Theme Parks

It’s easy to spend a full day experiencing unforgettable, open-air adventures in Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World.

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A family dancing in a theme park.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Part of Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando

Walt Disney World® Resort

Choose your adventures at Magic Kingdom® Park, EPCOT®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. And through early 2023, you’ll find special surprises throughout Walt Disney World Resort as part of their 50th anniversary gala, The World’s Most Magical Celebration!

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Magic Kingdom® Park

“The Most Magical Place on Earth” continues to live up to its reputation. Experience the rides, shows, fireworks and more that have made this the world’s most famous theme park.

EPCOT®

Travel into the future and around the world at Disney’s tribute to the endless possibilities of imagination. Come in spring or fall, respectively, for the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival and EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is celebrating new attractions and lands that make a day here even more extraordinary, including Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Get set for an immersive experience where you’re not merely watching the story but actually living it.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Thanks to Pandora — The World of Avatar, there are more reasons than ever to roar for Disney’s homage to the majesty of nature.

SeaWorld Orlando lighthouse near the main entrance.
SeaWorld® Orlando

SeaWorld® Orlando

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s original Central Florida park, SeaWorld Orlando has been going strong since 1973.

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SeaWorld® Orlando Theme Park

Experience high-octane thrills on roller coaster rides like Ice Breaker, Kraken, Mako and Manta; visit all your favorite childhood friends at Sesame Street Land™; learn about SeaWorld’s impressive conservation efforts; and come face-to-face with sea life at exhibits such as the heartwarming Dolphin Nursery.

Two girls walking across a splash pad at Universal Citywalk Orlando
Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort

Already home to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure — which share The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Universal Orlando Resort is now working on a third theme park, Universal’s Epic Universe.

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Universal Studios Florida

Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts™, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, and other entertainment icons are all part of the magic that makes Universal Orlando Resort’s original theme park one of the area’s best.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Rides and attractions based on beloved pop-culture properties, including Marvel Comics, Harry Potter™, Jurassic World, Dr. Seuss and more, can be experienced at Universal Orlando's second theme park.

A family riding The Great LEGO Race at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Near Orlando

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is home to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park — and now, they also have The World’s First Peppa Pig Theme Park!

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LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park

Designed for families with children ages 2 to 12, this is the world’s largest LEGOLAND park. Rides, shows and interactive fun abound, as do dining and shopping.

Peppa Pig Theme Park

Designed to be the ultimate day for little ones, the new Peppa Pig Theme Park combines interactive rides and themed playgrounds with character shows and an indoor cinema for quieter moments. 

Orlando Water Parks

If you’re looking for wet and wild adventures, look no further than Orlando’s top-rated water parks. Most of the best can be found at our theme parks, including those featured here, but you can also dive into water parks at resorts and as standalone attractions throughout the area! (Please note that Orlando’s water parks are subject to temporary closures related to maintenance and inclement weather.)

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A little girl coming out of a water slide in Universal's Volcano Bay.
Universal’s Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

Aquatica® Orlando

Rivers, lagoons, more than 40 thrilling water slides (including the all-new Riptide Race) and 84,000 square feet of white, sandy beaches can be found at SeaWorld’s Aquatica® Orlando.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach® Water Park

Presenting a vision of a ski resort that melted in the Florida sun, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park turns slalom courses, toboggan runs and ski lifts into an aquatic adventure.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® Water Park

At Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, you can experience the aftermath of a typhoon’s wake, complete with nine waterslides and the world’s largest artificially created waves.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Water Park

Adjacent to the main LEGOLAND Florida theme park and available as an upgrade to regular admission, this water park features a lazy river, tube slides, body slides and interactive water-play structures.

Universal’s Volcano Bay

Relax, indulge yourself and find adventure at Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando Resort’s water theme park that’s built around the looming presence of a tropical volcano. Get discount tickets.

Island H2O Live!

Splash into more than 20 unique experiences at Island H2O Live!, an immersive, technologically advanced water park adjacent to the Jimmy Buffet-inspired Margaritaville Resort Orlando.

Unique Orlando Attractions

Most Orlando attractions can be experienced in a few hours or less, but these are some you’ll want to take a full day to explore.

Learn more: Things to Do Besides Theme Parks

Girl swimming with a dolphin at Discover Cove
Discovery Cove® in Orlando

Discovery Cove®

Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort that provides the opportunity to swim with dolphins and tropical fish, enjoy relaxing lagoons and lush landscaping, and feast on fully prepared snacks and meals.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

See the spacecraft that carried humanity to the stars at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, just an hour from downtown Orlando. Depending on when you visit, you might even catch a live rocket launch.

Natural Springs

Explore a wilder side of Central Florida by diving into natural springs with crystal-clear water, incredible flora and fauna, and plenty of amenities at Blue Spring State Park, De Leon Springs State Park, Rock Springs at Kelly Park and Wekiwa Springs State Park, all of which are within an hour’s drive north of Orlando.

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Orlando Wetlands Park

The world’s first man-made wetland, complete with a dizzying array of flora and fauna, is located about 30 minutes east of downtown Orlando.

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