Orlando's three main parks are Universal Studios, Sea World, and Disney World (actually located in Lake Buena Vista). Universal Studios includes the newer Islands of Adventure and the Amazing World of Harry Potter, where you feel as though you've stepped into the movie. At Sea World you can sit in the splash zone for a Shamu show and learn about animal conservation. Orlando also has smaller theme parks worth visiting. Discovery Cove lets you spend the day in a wetsuit, swimming with dolphins and sealifeā€”a much more personal experience than Sea World. Gatorland features over 3,000 alligators and nearly 100 crocodiles, as well as death-defying stunts.
Getting Around Orlando
The best way to get around Orlando is by car. Public transit and shuttle options exist, but a car is by far the easiest and most convenient transportation to access the numerous local theme parks and beaches.
Nearby Airports
  • Orlando International Airport-MCO
Airport Taxis
  • $35 to Downtown Orlando
Things to Do and See Near Thornton Park & Lake Eola