Orlando is renowned globally as the ‘Theme Park Capital of the World’ as it is home to the most magnificent theme parks. This charming city located in the state of Florida in the United States of America (USA) is visited by more than 70 million tourists every year. They also include families that arrive in the city to have loads of fun on the thrilling rides. Of the most visited theme parks in the region of North America, 7 are located in Orlando. Almost all of them are located along the area called International Drive or the ‘I-Drive’. During your time spent in the city, you can also visit some fabulous attractions other than these theme parks.
Your Orlando holidays would give you the chance to explore Universal Studios. This majestic theme park includes the Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. While exploring Universal Studios, you’ll have a great time immersing yourself in the movie world. You’ll also get the right doses of fun and excitement by taking the theme-based rides while getting around in the Islands of Adventure. A massive entertainment complex called ‘City Walk’ is something you must not miss while in Orlando. Also a part of the Universal Studios, this entertainment complex allows you to shop, dine, and indulge in many other things.
The Orlando Science Center is another fascinating attraction you’d like to visit while holidaying in this city. It is home to a range of themed exhibits, which give you the chance to delve into various branches of science, such as mechanics, biology, and applied technology. The touring exhibits displayed in the Orlando Science Centre also fascinate many tourists. If you have children accompanying you during your visit to this place, they would have a memorable time in ‘Kids Town’. You can watch large-format films and laser shows at Dr Phillips CineDome.
Another excellent place in Orlando where your children can have plenty of fun is SeaWorld. It is one of the world’s largest marine parks and features huge aquariums, touch pools, rides, and whale and dolphin shows. This is among the attractions of the city that holidaymakers rarely miss during their time in Orlando. Upon visiting this marine park, they can have close interactions with the aquatic beings without any worries. Both children as well as their parents can also enjoy themselves at the Walt Disney World Resort. It houses different theme parks, such as Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot Theme Park, and MGM Studios.
Constructed in the 20th century, a church known as ‘Basilica of Mary, Queen of the Universe’ is one of the most delightful places worth visiting in the city. Upon getting to this church, you’ll witness a grand statue of Mary having a height of about 8 feet. The fascinating stained-glass windows are also one of the major attractions. The statue of the Mother and Child sculpted by Jerzy S. Kenar, a famous Polish-American sculptor, is also housed in this church. You’ll also get the chance to explore a museum here, which houses a relic of Saint Desiderius, religious sculptures, and paintings.