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Cypress Gardens Website

6000 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven,
Fla. 33884

Cypress Gardens Adventure Park and Splash Island Water Park

Florida's first theme park - Cypress Gardens Adventure Park , opened in 1936. 5 roller coasters and the worlds tallest spinning rapids ride. Visit the attractive historic gardens.

This park has 41 rides, 13 shows and 23 concerts and events planned for the next year.

Find "Wings of Wonder", the renowned butterfly arboretum. Be captivated by extravagant water ski and ice skating shows. For shoppers old style Jubilee has many specialty shops and displays for all the family.

Midway between Orlando and Tampa the park is located less than 60 minutes from both metro areas in Winter Haven. Cypress Gardens is off U.S. Highway 27 south of Interstate 4.

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Splash Island Web Site

Same as Cypress Gardens

Splash Island Water Park

Plenty of refreshing opportunities await as you take a lazy float down Paradise River , then conquer the challenging levels of the Polynesian Adventure as you get drenched by thousands of gallons of water or take some heart pounding rides down the slides of the Tonga Tubes or the Voodoo Plunge. Beat the heat any day at Splash Island , which is of course, included in your Cypress Gardens Adventure Park admission. Then take a pause from the wet and ride the more than three dozen other adventure rides at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park . The park offers a great selection of children's favourites, fun for the whole family attractions and heart-pounding thrill rides, including 4 coasters and the world's tallest spinning rapids ride. Discover two adventure zones filled with exhilarating attractions. Rides in Paradise Pier are set along a boardwalk in the style reminiscent of old–style amusement parks and Adventure Grove offers excitement set amongst a backdrop of the park's natural beauty.

This is beside Cypress gardens.

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Magic Kingdom Web Site

Lake Buena Vista Drive

Disney Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom , which is just over100 acres, first began treating guests to its special combination of adventure and fantasy on October 1st, 1971. Since that opening day countless guests young and old from all over the world have enjoyed and experienced the many sights and sounds of this park.. Magic Kingdom is the place where seven lands of fantasy are filled with plenty of fun. The Magic Kingdom Park is home to three of Florida 's highest "mountains"! Big Thunder Mountain in Frontierland rises 197 feet above ground level, Space Mountain in Tomorrowland rises 183 feet, and Splash Mountain in Frontierland rises 85 feet. The Magic Kingdom perhaps more than any of the other Walt Disney World theme parks epitomises the magic that is Disney.

Disney Magic Kingdom

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Epcot Web Site

Buena Vista Drive

Disney Epcot

Epcot is the place where the magic of Disney comes together with the wonders of the real world. Now with the Happiest Celebration on Earth, you take your imagination to new heights as you wing your way through the skies on a breathtaking, awe-inspiring flight on the newest Epcot attraction "Soaring". Go beyond the sky and feel the full force of a space launch as rocket force pins you to your seat and then blasts you all the way to MARS on Mission Space.

Back on the ground, shift into the fast lane and face the rigors of a real automatic Proving ground - test track. Explore the cultures and cuisine's of eleven nations as you Journey around World Showcase. Throughout the day you will find a world of entertainment around each corner and at night the ultimate finale, Illuminations: Reflections of the Earth - an incredible symphony of lasers, music and fireworks.


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DisneyQuest Web Site

At DownTown Disney

Disney Quest

This 5 storey techno wonderland of virtual fun where you can shoot rapids on a prehistoric river or create your own virtual roller coaster, then ride it! Larger than life pinball machines with lots of hands on techno fun.

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Pleasure Island Web Site

DownTown Disney

Disney Pleasure Island

The hot spot for night life. Chose from the Comedy Warehouse, Adventurers Club , a Rock "n" roll Beach Party and many more. The partiers paradise!


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Disney MGM Studios Web Site

Buena Vista Drive

Disney MGM Studios

Disney's MGM is a working movie and television studio theme park. So for those interested in the history and technology of the movies or those who just want to be entertained Disney-MGM Studios should have something for everyone.

Disney-MGM Studios is essentially divided into two sections. The front of the park is a theme park much like the Magic Kingdom with open access to guests. The rear of the park is the "backlot", with its working sound stages, wardrobe shops and animation studios. Here access is limited to guided tours that are conducted by either walking or by tram.

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Animal Kingdom Web Site

Buena Vista Drive

Disney Animal Kingdom

This 500-acre theme park is the largest of the Walt Disney World theme parks, however it is not size alone that sets it apart from the others. Lush landscaping, winding paths, beautiful gardens, mysterious and exotic architecture and over a 1,000 animals all give guests the sense that you have entered more than just another theme park.

The Animal Kingdom opened in April of 1998 to some disapproval, controversy and even debate over whether a zoo no matter how non-traditional in design was worthy of Disney. Those initial criticisms have in part faded due to the collaborative efforts of Disney Imagineers along with some of the premiere zoological talent in the country who have turned out not only some unique and enjoyable attractions, but also some first class natural animal habitat exhibits.

Disney Typhoon Lagoon

Disney legend has it that a furious storm once roared across the sea, hurling surfboards into trees, blowing small boats through roofs and impaling a shrimp boat on a peak of a great volcanic mountain. Left in the typhoon's wake are twisting tides, roaring rapids, wonderful waterways and relaxing rivers. Whether you are navigating the nine exhilarating waterslides and streams or conquering one of the world's largest artificially created waves, Typhoon Lagoon promises the most wild, wonderful and wet water adventure known to man or fish.

Disney Blizzard Beach

Disney legend has it that after a freak winter storm blanketed the area with snow, Florida 's first ski resort was born. When temperatures returned to normal, the powdery snow turned to slippery slush. Slalom courses, bobsled and toboggan runs became downhill waterslides. The chair lift carried swimmers instead of skiers. The ski jump became the tallest, fastest water slide in the nation. An excellent water park to visit with a variety of water rides areas for all ages and abilities.


This park offers a number of interactive experiences, particularly for the younger child. At "Alligator Alley" children can touch and feed deer, tortoises, emus, llamas, goats and birds. Shows include "Gator Jumaparoo" – where 10-13ft gators try to out-leap each other for a chicken dangling over the pond. Not for the squeamish!

Other popular shows include "Gator Wrestlin" Jungle Crocs of the World and a snake show called "Up Close Animal Encounters"

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TrainLand Web Site

8990 International Drive

Train Land International

See the world recreated in miniature at Train Land International, just what the conductor ordered for train enthusiasts young and old. The museum has one of the nation’s largest indoor G-gauge layouts (with tiny tracks only 1.75 inches wide), and you can see scale-model Aristocraft, LGB, USA, and Bachman locomotives pulling fourteen continuously operating trains through a vast wonderland of forests, farmland, cities, and mountainous wilderness. It’s quite a sight to watch the trains barely miss one another as they emerge from one of the thirty-two underground tunnels, cross one of the twenty-four bridges, or round a curve and switch onto a new track. Don’t leave without hopping on the trolley that takes you for a ride through the outdoor gardens.

Directions: South on International Drive. Train Land International is on the right just past the Pointe Orlando.

Wet and Wild

A 30 Acres of action packed water park loaded with thrills , from the excitement of the Mach 5 , to an out of control cyclone called The Storm. You won't believe how many different ways you can get wet. You can wake board around a half a mile lake course, hurtle through the darkness of the Black Hole, or bounce and slide on a big rubber ball called the Bubble Up. For the kids there is an interactive playground with a tiny wave pool and miniature versions of the hottest rides.

Splash to the hits of the 70's as you spin circles through an enclosed aqua nightclub on Disco H2O Wet and Wilds newest addition.


This museum bills itself as the museum "where science has gone crazy." While not as cerebral as some other area attractions, such as the Orlando Science Center, this attraction will amuse both children and adults and they can pick up some quirky scientific information along the way. This bright place offers more than 100 hands-on exhibits, including: the Bridge of Fire walk-through, simulating the power of 250,000 watts of electricity; a Mystery Lab, in which water flows up, against the force of that pesky gravity; and the Earthquake Experience simulation room.

Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum

Open 365 days a year from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

(Last Admission Sold at Midnight!)

For over forty years the adventurous Robert Ripley explored the uncanny and amazing mysteries of the earth. His travels took him around the world in search of the unbelievable and inexplicable. First published in 1929, Robert Ripley's works were read worldwide in over 300 newspapers, translated into 17 languages and held a readership of over 80 million. Each of the 27 museums worldwide are 90% unique from the others. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museums offer this fantastic collection of the world's strangest oddities! Also found in St Augustine Florida on Gold Coast

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Located at Festival Bay Mall at International Drive, next to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and the Cinemark Theaters, the 15,000-square-foot Ron Jon store features an all-new island look with authentic bamboo and sisal-rope structures, thatched roofs and sand-textured walkways. A beach scene, complete with a 1934-replica Ford Woody, sand dunes and a lighted Ron Jon billboard, greets customers at the store entrance. Inside, island-themed surf shacks display swimsuits, tank tops, sunglasses, sandals, surfboards, skateboards and thousands of other items.

Titanic the Experience

Located at 8445 International Drive - At The Mercado shopping arcade. Full scale recreations of the Grand Staircase, First class suite and more. Authentic artifacts and historical treasures. Guided tours.

Winter Park

A short drive from Orlando’s major attractions, Winter Park charms visitors with tree-shaded avenues and a window onto the world of Florida ’s past.

Today, Winter Park is 8 square miles (20.7 square kilometers) with 20,000 oak trees and is home to almost 28,000 residents. One of the best ways to get a peek at the Winter Park lifestyle is on the Scenic Boat Tour, a local attraction for more than half a century that takes visitors past lakefront mansions and through the city’s historic canals.
Three museums are top draws: The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, with the world’s most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany; the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens ; and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College , one of the top-rated private liberal arts colleges in the country.
Along Park Avenue in the heart of Winter Park, 10 blocks of shops, galleries and eclectic restaurants give visitors plenty to do while lush Central Park, part of the shopping district, provides a relaxing retreat with a graceful fountain, walking paths and tree-shaded benches. Also, visitors can visit the local Saturday farmers’ market, located on W.New England Ave.

Old Town Kissimee

Old Town Shopping, Dining, & Entertainment Attraction Kissimmee, Florida

75 Specialty Shops, 8 Delicious restaurants and 18 Thrilling Rides - Fun for everyone in the family!

Motorcycle Nite Every Thursday: Join bikers for a weekly rally on Old Town 's brick streets and Trophy Row. Bike Nite averages 700 Bikes each week! Even if you don't have your own bike, make sure you come out to see these amazing motorcycles lining the brick streets each and every Thursday.

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Orlando Science Center Web Site

777 E Princeton St Orlando
FL 32803-1250

Orlando Science Center

The largest of its kind in the Southeast, the Center offers interactive exhibits, including a special area for younger children, provides 10 exhibit halls that allow visitors to explore everything from Florida swamps to the arid plains of Mars to the human body. One of the big attractions is the Dr. Phillips CineDome, a 310-seat theater that presents large-format films, planetarium shows, and laser-light extravaganzas.

In KidsTown, little folks wander in exhibits representing a miniature version of the big world around them. In one section, there's a pint-sized community that includes a construction site, park, and wellness center. Science City , located nearby, includes physics lessons and a power plant, and 123 Math Avenue uses puzzles and other things to make learning math fun.


Discover what lies beneath the gentle waves during an excellent day out at SeaWorld. Visit "Shark Encounter", "Penguin Encounter", and "Manatees – the Last Generation". Beluga whales and polar bears are the stars at "Wild Arctic" a recreated habitat that also features a motion simulator ride for those visitors over 42" tall. A milder film version is also available too for all.

See Shamu and family in various shows throughout the day and see how guests sitting in the "splash zone" get drenched.

Ride the floorless roller coaster "Kraken" and the "get wet" "Journey To Atlantis". "Fusion" is a water sports stunt show and the new "Odyssea" is an underwater – themed circus performance.

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is a lush tropical paradise - a once in a lifetime adventure. During your day-long visit, you will have the opportunity to swim and play with a beautiful bottlenose dolphin, swim with exotic marine animals, encounter hundreds of tropical birds, feast on a sumptuous meal and snorkel through the coral reefs, shipwrecks and grottos. Reservations are required. Discovery Cove is located directly opposite SeaWorld.

You get a 30 minute Dolphin-swim session, Snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish in the Coral Reef, wading with the rays in the Ray Lagoon, Hand-feeding birds in the free flight Aviary, Relaxing in the Resort Pool and swimming along the Tropical River.

A Continental breakfast, sumptuous lunch, plus all snacks and beverages throughout the day.

We provide Snorkel gear, swim vest or wet suit, towels, lockers, sunscreen, beach chairs and all day self-parking.

Complimentary photo portrait of you and your party as you enter Discovery Cove.

Admission to either SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay* for seven consecutive days. Or a combination pass with admission to both parks for 14 consecutive days for $30 more.


Universal City walk

The 30 acres of Universal City walk is home to an array of nightclubs, restaurants, concert venues, shops, cinemas, street performers.

Grab a cup of coffee on your way into the theme parks or do a bit of shopping. The ideal place to grab dinner and a movie with restaurants such as Starbucks, Pastamore, Jimmy Buffetts Margarita ville, Hard Rock Café.

Universal Studios

Go beyond the screen and Ride the Movies! At Universal Orlando, an incredible array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions put you right in your favourite scenes from your favourite movies. With over 40 shows, rides, and attractions, there is something for all ages. Help the Men in Black save the world, escape from earthquakes, killer sharks, and giant gorillas! A fun packed day for everyone at Universal Studios Orlando Florida.

Some of the rides are:-

Shrek 4-DTM
Revenge of the MummySM
Terminator 2®:3D
Back To The Future The Ride®
E.T. Adventure®
Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon BlastTM
Animal Actors On Location!SM
TWISTER...Ride It Out®
Live Shows
Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone®

Island of Adventure

Universal's second theme park opened in 1999 with a vibrantly coloured, cleverly themed collection of fast and sometimes furious rides.

The adventure is spread across six very different islands: the Port of Entry, a pass-through zone that has a collection of shops and restaurants, and five themed areas - Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park , Toon Lagoon, and Marvel Super Hero Island . The park offers a concentration of thrill rides and coasters, but there are plenty of places to play for young kids, too.

Some of the rides are:-

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Incredible Hulk Coaster
Doctor Doom's Fearfall
Storm Force Accelatron
Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Jurassic Park River Adventure
Pteranodon Flyers
Dueling Dragons
The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad
Poseidon's Fury
The Cat In The Hat
The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Unrivaled real excitement for guests of every age. Busch Gardens have eight world-class coasters to thrill enthusiasts of all ages. Some of the most popular include:

SheiKra: The tallest dive coaster in the world, SheiKra features a 90-degree drop from 200 feet and is the first ride of its kind to incorporate an Immelmann loop (a rolling maneuver), a second, 138-foot dive into an underground tunnel and a water-feature finale.

Gwazi is a mammoth double wooden roller coaster - the Southeast's largest and fastest. Gwazi races riders through almost 7,000 feet of track and six "flyby" maneuvers in which trains pass within feet of each other at crossing speeds of 100 mph.

Montu is the tallest and longest inverted roller coasters in the Southeast. Experience the thrill of an inverted diving loop while you endure speeds of over 60 miles per hour.

Kumba sends riders through a 135 foot drop, a full 3 seconds of weightlessness, and one of the world's largest vertical loops.

There is also an extensive play area with many rides for young children to enjoy.

Stop at the Moroccan Palace to see KaTonga - Musical Tales from Africa . KaTonga takes you on a journey to the heart of Africa in a 35-minute musical celebration of animal folklore. Masterful puppet design, magical folklore, energetic original music and spectacular African-inspired dance combine to create a show of Broadway-production caliber.

Busch Gardens presents a wonderful environment with lush landscaping and horticulture, colorful shows, a variety of animal exhibits, and memorable sights and sounds. To help you plan your day at the park, please click here to create your personal itinerary on our interactive Park Map.

Kennedy Space Centre

Exploration of Kennedy Space Center includes a bus tour, where you depart the Visitor Complex to see awesome NASA facilities, including the massive launch pads, gigantic Vehicle Assembly Building, and exploring the awe inspiring Apollo/Saturn V Center.

There is much to do at the Visitor Complex when you return, from live action theatrical shows like Mad Mission to Mars, to the inspiring Astronaut Encounter briefing with an actual NASA Astronaut - one of the few people on Earth who have been to space. View ten-story high rockets from all eras of space exploration in the Rocket Garden, walk through a full-size Space Shuttle mock-up, see IMAX space films on gigantic five-story screens, and see an actual Gemini program capsule on display in Early Space Exploration.

There are also two IMAX cinemas showing 3D films of the space station and moonlandings.

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