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Basic information

  • Area: 261.5 km² (101.0 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +1407
  • Currency: United States dollar ($)
  • Population (EST): 230,519
  • Official language: English
  • Time Zone: EST (UTC-5)

Orlando - Places to Visit

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is beautiful tropical hideaway that is located just off the Central Florida Parkway Road. At the park you can swim with dolphins, explore coral reefs, view exotic birds and float along a tropical river, there are also several pools set in acres of land, so you will always have your own space to relax in. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the website, and if you buy a special Discovery Cove package it will give you free entry into either SeaWorld, Aquatica or Busch Gardens in Tampa.

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Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort is by far the largest and most famous entertainment complex in the world. The resort covers over 250,000 acres of land and it is filled with four theme parks, two mini-golf courses, two water parks, and numerous shopping and dining areas. The Magic Kingdom is Disney’s original park, which opened in 1971, the three other theme park areas are the Epcot Centre, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There are plenty of official Disney accommodation options, from elaborate themed hotel rooms perfect for children, to romantic hideaways for couples. Tickets can be purchased online, or at the park entrance.

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Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

All the family will enjoy a day out at the fantastic themed Pirates Cove Adventure Golf Course, complete with waterfalls, pirates and treasure! There are three separate courses for players of all skill levels: captain’s course, Blackbeard’s challenge and the big 36 hole adventure. The park is located off International Drive, and tickets can be purchased at the course entrance.

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Outta Control Dinner Show

If you fancy having dinner in an exiting and lively environment, then the Outta Control dinner show could be for you, with a night that features comedians, magicians and singers. The dinner includes hand-cooked fresh pizza, salad, popcorn, and unlimited wine, beer and soft-drinks all for a fixed price.

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Universal’s Islands Of Adventure

Another much loved theme park is Universal’s Islands Of Adventure, which boasts hair-raising attractions, such a the Hulk roller-coaster and the duelling dragons ride. The brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter interactive adventure ride allows visitors to explore Hogwarts, and experience what it’s like to be a wizard! Tickets can be bought online or at the park, and for special deals check out the multi-day passes, which let you visit different parks at a discounted price.

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Sammy Duvall Water-Sport Centre

The Sammy Duvall water sport centre offers many types of water-sports including tubing, water-skiing, wake-boarding and water-crafting. The park is open 365 days a year, and it is set on a beautiful lake at the back of the World Disney World Resort.

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