As part of your stay at a Disney World vacation rental, you'll no doubt be checking out the countless attractions on offer in the Kissimmee Disney area. Staying at a condo, townhouse or other type of vacation rental translates to fuller immersion in the community. It gives vacationers the freedom to explore what they want and when, with more space to fit multiple families if need be. Many Disney World rentals are located off the beaten path, but many sit right in the action. With so many popular attractions to take in, you'll never be at a loss for how to fill your time. Of course, you may do Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, but there are other must-sees that you just can't miss, from Old Town to golfing.
Beyond Disney World
For those who have been there, done that, when it comes to Disney World parks, it's time to branch out and explore the other side of Orlando. There really is no limit to what this area has to offer, from shops and go-karts to mini golf and sightseeing tours. If you're into wildlife and animals, Gatorland, the alligator capital of the world, may be an exciting choice for you. It's not your typical theme park, but it appeals to all ages with its many alligators relaxing in their natural habitats. Enter through the signature gator mouth to access this 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve. Check out the thousands of gators and crocs, along with breeding marsh, boardwalk, petting zoo, aviary and educational programs.
For an adventure into the simply bizarre, head to Ripley's Believe It or Not! on International drive. This museum's "odditorium" contains unbelievable and inexplicable artifacts and memorabilia collected over many years by Robert Ripley, from the world's largest rubber band ball to animal oddities.
Wildlife Lovers, Unite!
Discovery Cove is one place you can't miss, if you have the extra cash, time and if you've called ahead-way ahead-for a reservation. Here, you can swim with dolphins, feed exotic birds, relax on white sandy beaches, float through Wind-away River and explore coral reefs. It's not cheap, but it's definitely worth it for the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
A bit further from Orlando is Florida EcoSafaris, where you can go zip lining over the tree tops or take a horseback safari ride to get in touch with nature. If you prefer to take in some culture, head to a museum such as the Orlando Museum of Art. Visit the Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral to witness a shuttle launch or just explore. If lounging on a beach is your idea of fun, you won't want to miss Cocoa Beach, an hour outside the Kissimmee Disney area. Hop in a rental car from your vacation condo and head to this popular beach to take an eco-tour, go deep sea fishing or frolic in the water.
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