City Beautiful" holds the mantle of being one
of the world's premier tourist destinations, from swan boats and
Clydesdales to oranges and alligators. Attractions, thrill rides,
restaurants, comedy Clubs, theme Parks: whether you’re talking about
the Holy Land Experience,
SeaWorld Adventure Park
or even the Magic Kingdom
itself, there’s always something magical in the air.
Universal Studios Orlando
Universal Studios Orlando
is a vast complex housing two theme parks (Universal Studios, for movie
rides, and Islands of Adventure, for thrills), an entertainment/nightlife
complex (CityWalk) and a variety of hotels. You can buy passes for
admission to the parks, or just visit the bars, restaurants and stores on
Universal Studios Go beyond the
screen and Ride the Movies! At this real working film and TV studio, an
incredible array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions put you right
in your favorite scenes from your favorite movies.
In addition to being a hugely popular theme park,
Universal Studios Florida
is also the largest motion picture and television production studio
outside Hollywood. Visitors can observe the taping of movies and
television shows, and some are even lucky enough to secure a spot as an
extra. At Nickelodeon Studios,
children can participate in a number of game shows, and Animal Planet
hosts live shows daily. You'll find thrill rides -- many using 3-D
technology -- based on movies such as 'Men in Black, ' 'Terminator, '
'Twister, ' 'Back to the Future' and 'E.T. ' Fans of Barney the Dinosaur
and Curious George can meet both characters in their own special areas of
the park. -- Stacy Noyes And enjoy old classics like 'Jaws'.
The Big Thrills: The combination of live-action stunts and 3-D technology
makes the Terminator 2 ride popular. Another big hit: zapping aliens on
the Men in Black ride.
Must-Have Admission Info: Buy a Bonus Pass -- available only online -- and
get five days of admission for less than the price of two.
Islands of Adventure
If you are looking for an amusement park type of experience, you will
enjoy Islands of Adventure. There are lots of exciting rides, games, water
rides, things for kids, nostalgic cartoon characters
and everything else you would want in an amusement park. I recommend
you get the special access pass so that you can avoid the long lines.
If you love rollercoasters you've come to the right park. The
are thrilling and awesome. Spider Man 3-D ride
was voted best theme park ride in America and is one of the most
technically-advanced adrenaline producing
rides you will ever be on. There are plenty of things for the less adventurous including a
walk through cartoon land, and Seuss
Landing. And if you are into large
lizards of the Jurassic nature, check out
Jurassic Park. It features a
dramatic water type ride will a steep free fall and splash into raptor
inhabited waters...that look scary good.