Orlando theme parks are an attraction in themselves. The city has an average temperature of around 32 C, and the heat, the rides, the food – it is all part of the experience. However, some do stand out from the rest.
Before your visit, make sure you look up and read about the best of Orlando. Here are the best Orlando theme parks and rides that you should not miss.
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Islands of Adventure – Spiderman Ride:
This indoor roller coaster takes you through a thrilling battle between Superheroes and Supervillains while you’re standing still! It is like no other coaster in or outside of Orlando’s theme parks. You will get close to what feels like peril throughout this ride! As for thrill-seekers, you’ll love every second of this ride!
SeaWorld – Kraken:
The Kraken is a floorless roller coaster that starts with a 300-foot drop. You won’t see any ground until you reach the very end of it! Be prepared for some loops and carousel turns, all while at 128 feet in the air. The Kraken is one of SeaWorld’s most popular rides, and it will be an experience you will never forget.
Magical Midway is known for its extensive collection of midway games, but they have some beautiful attractions too. Their three coasters are the best in Orlando theme parks, including Dragon Challenge (formerly Dueling Dragons), Flying Unicorn, and Fireball. Each of these coasters is a thrill ride like no other.
Wet ‘N Wild:
Wet N’ Wild is one of the best Orlando theme parks and has some pretty cool roller coasters. Atlantis and The Storm are both a lot of fun to ride, but the most memorable part about them is that they have been constructed to run through fountains that spray from the ground! They also have several park shows throughout the day that guests will love watching too!
Walt Disney World – Expedition Everest:
Expedition Everest is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, and it takes you on a fantastic trip through the Himalayan Mountains. You will encounter many dangers along your way, like evil Yeti’s (called the Abominable Snowman), cliffs, and a broken bridge. You will be blown away by this rollercoaster!
Walt Disney World – Big Thunder Mountain:
The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness! This is another roller coaster that will knock your socks off. It takes you through a mine shaft, over sharp turns at top speeds, and even has a drop that makes it feel like you are going straight down. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is one of the most popular attractions in Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Universal Studios Florida – Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts:
For all Harry Potter fans out there, this ride is for you! You’ll experience a 3-D thrill ride where Harry, Ron, and Hermione take you on an adventure to break into the Lestrange’s family vault. There are high-speed turns, steep drops, and the thrilling battle of the fire-breathing dragon.
Universal Studios Florida – The Mummy:
This is another high-speed roller coaster that will give your heart a workout! This one is set in an ancient tomb of Egypt where you have to escape from being buried alive.
You’ll be spiraling through dark passages, running from a wall of fire, and going as fast as 50 MPH before finally escaping! If you’re looking for thrills, this one delivers them!
Wet N Wild: Dominator:
You won’t find any other floorless coaster like this one. It combines both speed and loops for an unforgettable experience. Also, this coaster has a 360-degree loop which is the only one of its kind in Orlando!
Disney Quest: CyberSpace Mountain 2.0
This is another 3D motion simulator you’ve never experienced before! It’s the perfect ride for thrill-seekers. You’ll be flying through space with Buzz Lightyear and heading towards some asteroids along the way. If you are someone who likes surprise endings, this ride will not disappoint you.
Disney World – Space Mountain:
Space Mountain at Walt Disney World is almost identical to Disneyland’s version of this roller coaster (and California Adventure). The theme park has three ride variations at each location (Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland). Each variation is very fast-paced and thrilling.
TIP: Since all of these Orlando attractions are near each other, it might be a good idea to get a pass that will give you access to many of them at one time. You’ll get discounts for booking online ahead of time too! With so much to see and enjoy, the best time to plan your vacation is now.
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