It is quite amazing what there is to explore for the whole family in Florida. There are almost endless activities - and the time never stands still. Here we have chosen to name just a few of the parks Florida offers, but try to google "Florida" on the internet and you will find lots of sites where Florida is described further.
Staying in Florida you absolutelu must visit Walt Disney World , which actually consists of six seperate parks:
Magic Kingdom - Disney's first park with the incredible beautiful Princess castle. An exciting and fantastic park - even for the smallest children. Meet all the Disney characters when they enter the fantastic parades or doing spectacular shows. Remember to buy a book for autographs from the charecters when you arrive at the park - in order for the kids to collect alle the characters' autographs.
Epcot - Offers fantastic and spectacular experiences and attractions, especially recommended; Mission SPACE.
Animal Kingdom - Discover a ZOO when it is absolutely at its best. Here youfind "the tree of life" which has carved more than 300 different animals.
Hollywood Studios - Who is not curious to see how the famous film and amazing stunts become is made? Visit Universal Studios, if you must choose one of the two.
Typhon Lagoon - Large water park with the most incredible waterslides. Here you also find the world's largest pool with waves.
Blizzard Beach - Another large water park which is inspired by snow and ski slopes - converted to a water park. Try slalom courses, bobsleigh and fun water slides.
And then of course there is Downtown Disney, with its very own town featuring Disney shops, market places, restaurants, beautifull theater, music and movie store, shows like Cirque de Soleil and cluns at Pleasure Island. Come the evening when there is lights and plenty of music in the streets. Or at Christmas - Disney is unbelievably beautiful decorated and has beautiful Christmas shows. Each night ends the day with the most incredible fireworks - you just have to experience this!
SeaWorld SeaWorld is also an absolute must for both adults and children, when you're in Florida. Discover the amazing shows with dolphins and sea lions. Watch the show "Believe" with the big, impressive killer whales. And just a couple of tips: Come in time to get good seats for the big show - if you want to get really close to the animals and the water - be seated at the first 10-12 rows, you are guaranteed to get all wet! At Discovery Cove, is also where you can go swimming with dolphins - which are said to be one of the greatest experiences you can get in life.
More fantastic parks: Universal Orlando has two theme parks: one park is Islands of Adventure, with the absolutely wildest roller coasters. The second park is Universal Studios, where you get behind the scenes in film and television studios. There is opportunity to buy a ticket valid for both parks.
Wet 'n Wild - One of the world's largest water parks with the wildest water slides and coolest water canons. Probably one of the most famous water parks in Orlando.
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Alligators belongs in Florida - and you have not been here quite right, if you have not seen an Alligator!
Gatorland is a small park - but it is definitely worth a visit. Here you can get close to alligators, turtles, snakes and a several kinds of birds. You can see shows with "Gator Wrestling" and "Gator Jumparoo", use half a day to enjoy Gatorland, and if the weather is good remember to bring your swimsuit for the kids, as the park has a water playground!
Kennedy Space Center most peoble have heard of Kennedy Space Center before - but have they actually been there? Incredibly exciting experience, but there are a lot of driving around in bus and a guide speaking, so it may well be that small children do not think it's so exciting as adults do.
Pirate’s Cove - Award Winning Mini Golf "The American Way. Pirate's Cove is "the Original Adventure Golf" where dangerous pirates come to life! "Put" you through caves, over bridges and waterfalls, all in an atmosphere of natural wonders and extraordinary landscapes. This is just one of many miniature golf courses, located on International Drive, Orlando.
Boggy Creek Airboat rides. Try the unique experience it is to sail up to 70 km. pr. hour through Florida's shallow water areas with exotic birds, turtles and alligators in their natural element.
One part of Orlando is called Celebration (very close to Kissimmmee) and requires only a right turn at the water tower at U.S. 192 to experience Walt Disney's oasis of a city within the city. Celebration has a special atmosphere with its own university, golf course and the houses are slightly bigger than average. This is the United States, at its best!
Old Town Kissimmee - Florida offers more than that - what about visiting a funfair with a joyride with 90 meter free fall? You will find this in Old Town Kissimmee. Here is (of course) Elvis Night once a week, motorcycle parade, procession of vintage American cars - and then there's music, bars, poker and dancing every night.
The Silver Spurs Rodeo - where else could we discover this American specialty? This is arranged in February and June each year and is one of America's largest rodeo shows. Since 1944, some of the best rodeo riders showed their skills on horseback here. Here you can experience true American culture - remember your cowboy hat!
The list of activities is almost endless .... Florida never gets boring!
There is no law in saying when the stores can be open for public in the U.S., so most stores are open 7 days a week, typically from 09.00 - 23.00 on weekdays and from 09.00 - 21.00 in the weekend.
There are countlessly many beautiful and exciting "malls" in Orlando, but the most exciting - we think - is the outlet centers, where you will find the most famous and delicious branded products at very cheap prices.
Try out the following malls:
Orlando Premium Outlets - located next door to Seaworld, and has 110 shops with many famous brands and there is a lot to savings to do on brands like Georgio Armani, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Gab. Tommy Hilfiger and others.
Prime outlets - not to be confused with the Premium Outlet. This is a more "open" shopping centre with streets between the shops and again a very wide selection of shops.
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores - is also a shopping centret with factory outlets of may famous brands.
Do you like the famous brands and shopping, you can also visit the Mall at Millenia, which is close to Prime Outlets. This is a more luxurious shopping mall with brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Burberry, Cartier and shops, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and Macy's. A very nice, but not necessarily cheap shopping place.