Theme Park Enthusiast Itinerary
If you’re a theme park lover, you’re in for the ride of your life here in Central Florida! From Disney to Universal, there's just no wrong way to spend a day exploring some of the most famous theme parks around.
Theme park lovers rejoice! From thrill rides to chill tides, each of our iconic theme parks is full of unforgettable memories to be made. Over the next five days, you’ll find yourself high in the sky, deep under the sea, and in galaxies far, far away. Make sure you pack comfortable shoes — the fun is about to begin!
A Disney day is a must for the young and the young at heart here with rides, attractions, and spectacles that are certain to put a smile on your face.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens early, making it the ideal spot to start your day. Trek through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve on a guided safari tour, escape the clutches of a yeti on Expedition Everest, or hop aboard a banshee to fly across the moon of Pandora-The World of Avatar on Avatar Flight of Passage.
Make your way to EPCOT in the early afternoon and journey across 11 countries in the World Showcase. Then, take a hang-gliding adventure to famous spots around the world on Soarin’ Around the World, dash through Gusteau’s kitchen with your favorite little chef on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and cap your evening off with the fireworks nighttime spectacular, Harmonious.
Dinos and dragons and Diagon Alley™, oh my! A day at Universal Orlando Resort is sure to satisfy any theme park enthusiast that loves a ride on the awesome side.
Universal Studios Florida
Kick your day off with some seriously epic adventures at Universal Studios Florida. Whether you’re warding off ancient curses, escaping from He Who Must Not Be Named, saving the world from alien invaders, or causing mayhem with your favorite Despicable Me Minions, it’s sure to be a day to remember. When it’s time, board the Hogwarts™ Express to be whisked away to your next destination.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Looking for adventure? Then you’ve come to the right place — it’s right there in the name! Universal’s Islands of Adventure is full of pulse-pounding attractions like Skull Island: Reign of Kong, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™, and iconic The Incredible Hulk Coaster. And there’s (di)no way you’ll want to miss the rush of racing alongside apex predators on the Jurassic World VelociCoaster.
Today seems like the perfect day to cool things down a notch with a wet and wild day at some of our wonderful water-centric parks.
“Sea” the world in a whole new light at SeaWorld Orlando. Pay a visit to Stingray Lagoon, walk through an underwater tunnel surrounded by sharks, and learn about five species of penguins at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Mako, Kraken, and Manta are perfect for roller coaster aficionados, while Sesame Street Land is full of laughter and learning for the entire family.
Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark
42 water slides, exciting wave pools, lazy lagoons, relaxing rivers, and 84,000 square feet of sweet, sandy beaches — Aquatica is an oceanside dream in the heart of Central Florida. Challenge your friends on the Riptide Race, dive into the depths on Dolphin Plunge, and get wacky on Tassie’s Twisters. Then, spend some time relaxing in your private cabana or floating down Loggerhead Lane.
You’re sure to have a spring in your step ending the day at Disney Springs®. With nearly 100 shops, over 60 dining options, and 22 unique attractions, shows, and events, Disney Springs® is the place to play after a day of theme park excitement. Our recommendation? Grab a bite to eat before driving in a vintage amphicar in the lake surrounding area attractions. And if you have some spare time, roll a frame at Splitsville Luxury Lanes.
Sure, Kissimmee is home to some of the biggest theme parks on the planet, but there are also plenty of hidden gems here — and today is their day to shine!
Old Town Kissimmee
Start your day at Old Town Kissimmee. A homage to classic Florida complete with historical architecture and fun throwback rides. Enjoy a magic show at the Great Magic Hall, hop on the carousel, and get a bird’s-eye view of the area in their famous family-friendly Ferris wheel. And, if you’re feeling brave, make your way through the year-round haunted house Mortem Manor, where things are always a little spooky and scary.
Fun Spot America - Kissimmee
The fun continues at Fun Spot America - Kissimmee, just a hop, skip, and a jump from Old Town. If you’ve ever dreamed of driving a multi-level go-kart track, flying high on the world’s tallest SkyCoaster, or riding a roller coaster that’s a real mindblower, you’re in luck. Fun Spot is home to all that, plus midway games, classic carnival rides, bumper cars, and more!
There’s no better way to end your water day than at the Epicenter of Awesome — Universal CityWalk! Grab some dinner at one of the more than 20 restaurants, do a little shopping, and take in some entertainment. Or, be the entertainment at CityWalk’s Rising Star karaoke club.
Disney Day 2
An adventure so nice, you’re doing it twice. A return to the Walt Disney World Resort means a whole new set of worlds to explore and experiences to be had.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
If thrill rides are your thing, you’re in the right place. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can blast off to a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, explore Toy Story Land with Woody, Buzz, and all your friends, then take the ride of your (after)life on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror — all before lunchtime!
Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park
Magic Kingdom Park caps off two days at Walt Disney World Resort with classics like Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, family fare like Jungle Cruise and “it’s a small world”, and mountains of fun, literally! Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad — take your pick. Remember to stay until the end of the day for the fireworks show and immersive projection experience.