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Visit These 5 Orlando Attractions for a Thrilling Family Getaway

Headed to the Sunshine State? No doubt Orlando comes to mind for family fun and theme parks. That’s because you’ll find dozens of attractions to keep you entertained and a world of accommodations to keep you comfortable during your family vacation. Take a look at these five popular attractions and start planning your ultimate Orlando getaway.

Universal’s Volcano Bay
6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando FL 32819
Love waterparks? You’ll find a fabulous handful located between Orlando and Tampa, but one of the most popular parks is Universal’s Volcano Bay. Whether you prefer to lounge in a poolside cabana or catch a thrill swooping down a speed slide, there’s a little something for every member of the family at this park.

14501 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32837
Take a bite of the action at this family-focused local park. Throughout Gatorland you’ll have opportunity to encounter thousands of crocodiles and alligators, panthers, and other wildlife. Plus, the kids can cool down in the Gator Gully Splash Pad. 

LEGOLAND Florida Resort
1 LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven FL 33884
Let your imaginations run wild at this family theme park. Splash in the waterpark or speed down the Coastersaurus. Combine education with entertainment at the Rescue Academy or Safari Trek. No matter your level of thrill-seeking, you’ll find something for everyone at this creative park.

Universal Studios Florida
6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando FL 32819
Do you have a Harry Potter fan in the family? Or perhaps munchkins who love Minions? Head to Universal Studios Florida for a fun-filled day of meeting your favorite characters, watching interactive performances, and pushing your adrenaline with thrill-seeking rides.

Magic Kingdom Park
1180 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
You wouldn’t plan an Orlando vacation without visiting Walt Disney World, would you? The Disney Resort has so much to choose from, and Magic Kingdom Park is known as “the most magical place on earth.” Meet all your favorite Disney characters, soar and screech on sky-high rides, and indulge in a princess tea ceremony.

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Lori A. May is a Seattle-based travel writer.

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