Top things to do at Florida’s theme parks

A vacation in Florida is the trip of a lifetime for people of all ages. There’s just so much to see and do in Florida’s theme parks, but it makes sense to plan your trip carefully before you leave. Follow our quick guide on things to see at Florida’s theme parks to make the most of your trip.


Enjoy the shows!

There are so many shows at Florida’s top theme parks that it’s hard to know where to begin. We recommend starting out at Fantasmic, which offers a 30-minute long, awe-inspiring display of fireworks, lasers and a sea of dancing water, held at the amphitheater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Visitors will surely marvel at the sheer scale of the performance, and the audience itself becomes a key part of the show because the thousands of Mickey ears worn by watching kids will light up and go dark in sync with the music.

Kiss a dolphin

if you want to get in touch with nature, nothing beats a visit to Discovery Cove, a boutique theme park that’s part of SeaWorld. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped right into the middle of a private tropical paradise, where you can swim with stingrays, feed rainbow colored tropical birds from the palm of your hand and, the highlight, swim with the dolphins. Even better, food and drinks are totally free here.

Scare yourself to death

The Universal Studios theme park has one of the best selections of thrill rides, though Disney’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is just as scary. However, Universal Studios boasts the Incredible Hulk Coaster, and the thrilling Transformers ride where you get to do battle with the evil Decepticons in a action-packed 3D rollercoaster-movie hybrid.

Stuff your face

One of the great things about being on vacation is it’s an excuse to eat more than you would normally do. It’s time to pig out on plate-sized ribeye steaks at Disney’s amazing Yachtsman Steakhouse and jumbo-sized turkey legs from a sidewalk stall. No matter where you are, you surely won’t go hungry, but just be careful not to overindulge or you’ll end up having to use one of the specially built “plus-size” seats when you want to check out the rides.

Take off

Be sure to visit the Kennedy Space Center where you can blast off into space! It’s the ultimate theme park for geeks and dads, the location of every single NASA space flight that’s been launched since 1968. Cape Canaveral, as the base is known, offers a taste of the past, present and future of space flight and is not to be missed.

Buy tickets online

Perhaps the best tip of all is to buy your tickets ahead of time, in order to enjoy big savings. Most Florida theme parks offer an array of ticket choices aimed at all kinds of families and groups, so buy your tickets online at this site to find the most suitable deal for you.