Things to do in

Orlando

Come for the theme parks and space center, stay for the hidden gems, from leafy neighborhoods to nature preserves.

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Top ten things to do in Orlando

Orlando is the ultimate playground for kids and anyone who is a kid at heart. Wish upon a star at the Magic Kingdom, then head to the heart-pumping rides at a water park. To top it all off, travel to the stars at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.

Frequently asked questions about Orlando

Planning Your Visit

  • Walt Disney World Resort opening hours and tickets

    Admission only to the Magic Kingdom costs $105, and $97 to either EPCOT, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park or Disney's Hollywood Studios. There are also multi-day passes, and it's possible to add a Park Hopper Option ($64) for same-day entry to all four theme parks.
    The Magic Kingdom is open from 9:00AM-12:00AM; EPCOT from 9:00AM-9:00PM; Disney's Hollywood Studios from 8:00AM-10:00PM; Disney's Animal Kingdom from 9:00AM-6:00PM.

  • Universal Orlando tickets and opening hours

    A day-pass for single park admission for either Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios costs $102 (adult) and $97 (child). A one-day pass for both parks is $147 (adult) and $142 (child). A single ticket for Wet 'n Wild is $47, but it's also possible to add this park to a multi-day pass to combine all three ($242 adult) or two of the three ($197 adult).
    The park is open daily from 9:00AM, but evening closing times vary according to the season.

  • Discovery Cove and Aquatica tickets and opening hours

    "The day resort price costs $249 and $399 for the dolphin experience. The price includes entry to Sea World and Aquatica and Sea World's Waterpark. You can book the day and package in advance online.
    Discovery Park is open daily from 8:00AM-5:30PM.
    A day-pass at Aquatica is $47 when you book in advance online and receive the 10% discount. The park opens at 9:00AM, but evening closing times vary according to the season."

  • Kennedy Space Center tickets and opening hours

    "The KSC is open daily from 9:00AM-6:00PM. Admission costs $50 for adults and $40 for children. You can book your tickets in advance online and select the date and entry time.
    Location: Cape Canaveral is about an hour away by car from Orlando."

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Summers are hot and humid, so if you can, delay your trip until October, when the weather is warm and the summer crowds are gone.

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What people are saying about Orlando

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,837 reviews

Tour guide was amazing! Lots of personality and very funny! He was also very knowledgeable about his sh$t! I would definitely recommend this experience to any and everyone! And yes we saw a few gators as well, it was awesome And the restaurant had great food also! All around great experience

Loved this small zoo because of how close you are able to get to the animals. We were able to view several feedings as well as feed the giraffes. It was warm, as the end of August usually is, but took our swim suits and took a break at the splash park. Lot's of fun!

Seriously the best adventure in years! Would recommend to anyone who has ever wanted to see alligators in their own environment and tour the waterways of the Everglades.

It’s was such a wonderful day to see the Kennedy space Center the pick up was right on time OK efficient driver and tour guide was excellent.

Effie ring bug glitch w transport..first bus was late bc it broke down and had to get on different bus. Guide was great.