Vacation villas in Orlando are perfect for families. The amount of family attractions around the city is quite extensive. With the major theme parks aside, here are 4 great activities that will keep you and your family entertained.
Downtown Disney is an outdoor shopping complex located near the Walt Disney World Resort, which is composed of three different sections. The Marketplace section of Downtown Disney is more focused on the Disney aspect of products sold. There are also several stores and restaurants intended for families, such as the Rainforest Cafe. Kids will love the jumping fountains and life-sized statues scattered outside. The second section is Pleasure Island, and it's really geared toward adults with the amount of bars and clubs. The last section of Downtown Disney is the West Side, which is centered upon entertainment. The House of Blues Orlando and the La Nouba venue are mixed in with smaller shops and cafes. It's great for families, couples and seniors to explore.
At first site the upside down building of Wonder Works can produce a sense of awe in its visitors. The inside is filled with several levels of interactive learning and fun. Exhibits range from experiencing the winds of a tornado to even laying on a bed of nails. The top level is an arcade and there is a gift shop and cafe on-site. Children and adults alike can enjoy the excitement that Wonder Works has to offer. This Orlando attraction is open daily from 9:00 am to midnight and general admission is $19 per person.
Wet n' Wild
Wet n' Wild is the ultimate water park. It has something that every guest will find exciting. Those who want to take it easy will be perfectly content at the wave pool or the scenic lazy river. Families can enjoy rides together in several of the multiple person slides and kids will have a blast at a special kid's section. There are height requirements for most slides. Thrill seekers have many options when it comes to adventure slides. There is even a section of the park for wake boarding. Wet n' Wild is open year-round. Operating hours vary, but normally last from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission for the day is $48. However, if you plan on coming back to the park during your stay at your vacation villa, you can purchase a ticket for the price of one day and come back free for the rest of your stay.
Discovery Cove is a little piece of the Caribbean near Orlando villas. The tropical atmosphere of Discovery Cove has activities for the entire family. There is a freshwater pool with a sandy beach. Parents can watch their children splash in the water as they lounge on the shore. Another exciting activity at the park is the coral reef where visitors can see colorful fish, plants, vibrant coral and even stingrays. The most exhilarating attraction at Discovery Cove is the Dolphin Encounter. Visitors can literally swim and interact with dolphins. A soothing float down a winding freshwater, man-made river is the perfect end to a thrilling day. Exotic birds and a cafe complete this Orlando attraction. Reservations must be made ahead of time and packages vary in price. Admission includes a meal. Operating hours are 9:00 am to 5:30 pm daily.
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