7-Day Orlando Adventure Tour

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  • Disney Park(s) of Your Choice

This 7 Day Adventure through Orlando is the perfect week-long introduction to all the Sunshine State has to offer:  sun, sand, surf, and thrilling theme park experiences!

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Universal Studios - One of the best ways to be welcomed properly to the city of Orlando? A trip to Universal Studios, of course! Here at the iconic Florida and California theme park you will be able to step inside your favorite movies and TV shows and visit the sets, or worlds, you love to watch on the big screen. Visit to Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, meet the minions of Despicable Me, or experience the 3D interactive Transformers battle ride. There are several options for younger children, such as the many different Disney themed playgrounds, as well as many options for adults, such as live shows, shopping, dining, and a great nightlife. You can stop by Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville before seeing the Blue Man Group live, or maybe just go shopping at the Jurassic Park Outfitters store. Whatever you decide to do here you are bound to have a really excellent time, this being the perfect place to enjoy your Florida vacation the right way! Be sure to bring your camera, wear comfortable shoes, and drink plenty of water throughout the day!

Universal CityWalk - While at Universal Studios you will have to check out the onsite Universal CityWalk, the ultra-popular city within a park that is considered to be the Entertainment Capitol of the Theme Park Capitol of the world! This is the premier spot to grab a bite to eat, see a concert or live show, dance the night away, or relax in a movie theater, all in one place! The 30-acre complex is the ideal destination for large groups, a family fun night, or just to relax and hang out with your travel buddies. The outstanding food, cinemas, shops, and variety of special events draw a large crowd of visitors year round, as you will likely see for yourself. Our suggestion? Grab a classic burger from Hard Rock Cafe, a drink from Margaritaville, then experience the eclectic, humorous, and extremely interesting art of the Blue Man Group live!  Universal Studios

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Islands of Adventure - Rise and shine to another one of Orlando’s biggest attractions, the always exciting and entertaining Islands of Adventure. This is the theme park in Florida in which you can embark on unforgettable expeditions with cutting edge rides to it’s sister park's (Universal Studios) attractions. Ride through the Jurassic Park River Adventure, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, or Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey while here, or maybe just enjoy all the different interactive attractions that bring your favorite myths, stories, and cartoons to life. Be sure to save plenty of time here today to discover all seven of the parks uniquely-themed islands, and also be sure to grab a bite to eat at any of the great on-location eateries, the restaurant Mythos earning ‘Best Theme Park Restaurant on the Planet!’ It’s no wonder this park was voted ‘Best Theme Park’ in 2010 and 2011!

iFly - If you are like us and have always wanted to go skydiving but have been too afraid of heights then have no fear, iFly Orlando is here to catch you with their wildly popular indoor skydiving facility. iFly allows you to experience the thrill of free-fall without the actual danger of jumping out of an airplane! Hop on in the 1000 hp wind tunnel, which creates a cushion of air on which you float the same as you would in traditional skydiving, and enjoy worry free weightlessness! There is practically no age limit, with programs accommodating ages 3 to 103, the low risk facility insuring that you have the most memorable and safe experience possible during your visit. The best thing? You don’t have to actually jump out of a plane yet you still get to fly like a superhero, flip like an acrobat, and soar above the ground like a pro! The entire program lasts roughly around an hour and of course includes safety training and trainer assistance.Roller Coaster at Islands of Adventure

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SeaWorld - On day three you’ll get to connect with the animals of the deep blue sea with an inspirational and educational trip to SeaWorld Orlando! This is your chance to learn all about dolphins, sharks, sea lions, and whales while observing their behavior and habitat in a safe environment. Young children and curious adults alike will really enjoy the animals and attractions at this marine life theme park, the entire complex designed to entertain visitors of all ages. You can get special packages for dining and team building activities while here, as well as different themed group tours, by calling in advance. These activities are the perfect way to get insider sneak peaks, as well as see such animals as the penguins, sea lions, and otters up close. Visit the dolphin nursery, interact with the beautifully majestic Beluga whales, or spend your time clowning around with the clownfish in the aquarium. You’ll even learn all about how the zoo keepers, marine biologists, and zoologists are working together to preserve and rehabilitate these animals!

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Tonight you’ll head out to Kissimmee Castle for dinner and a show with the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, the equivalent of traveling back in time to medieval Spain for entertainment and vittles! Park employees here at this European castle portray characters with unique backstories and personalities, including such people as King Don Carlos, Princess Catalina, and the royal court of lords and ladies! This establishment opened its drawbridge to the public in 1983, today having a sort of landmark reputation in Orlando. Enjoy a delicious and lively dinner while you cheer on your favorite knight in jousting or sword fighting competitions, watch the court proceedings and surrounding drama, and marvel at the thrill of an 11th century story. Feel free to explore the village, so to speak, in between acts and meal courses, as well!

Families can experience a monster-sized splash attack aboard Water Country USA’s Aquazoid®, the mid-Atlantic’s largest special-effects sci-fi raft ride. ©2013 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Water Country USA’s Aquazoid®, the mid-Atlantic’s largest special-effects sci-fi raft ride. ©2013 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Cocoa Beach

Kennedy Space Center - Today you will travel about an hour east to Cocoa Beach on the coast to experience ‘Florida’s Space Coast’. First stop, the Kennedy Space Center, the authentic space history and exhibition center that allows you to be a kid again and explore the mysteries of space. Here you and your group can explore several different expertly engineered exhibits and presentations, get up-close with the space shuttle Atlantis, and have lunch with an astronaut! You can hop in the space shuttle launch simulator to feel what it would be like to rocket off of earth, or visit the Rocket Garden and see real and replicated rockets from the past, the tallest at 110 feet high! Watch a 3D movie about space at the IMAX, check out the Astronaut Hall of Fame, or just take a bus tour of the entire complex before you go, whatever you do surely won’t disappoint!

Cocoa Beach - Of course you can’t come to Florida without hitting the sand and surf at least once, which is why we’ve included Cocoa Beach itself on today’s itinerary. This is the perfect sunshine filled spot to enjoy a really fun day at the beach, one of the only places around here where you can witness a space launch with your toes in the water or watch a rare animal species splash back into the water. Splash around the warm tropical ocean, hop in a kayak to explore the islands, enjoy a 27-hole golf course, cast from the shore for a fresh dinner, surf the day away, or just dig your toes into the soft, hot sand! You may easily spot a playful dolphin or migrating whale in this, the ‘surfing capitol of the East Coast’, truly the perfect spot for perfect weather and perfect beach day activities! P.S. Remember that Cocoa Beach is called thus for a reason, don’t forget your sunscreen so you don’t find yourself too ‘Cocoa’ brown at the end of the day!

Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA at the pier.

Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA at the pier.

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Disney Park(s) of Your Choice (Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios) - You and your group will have 4 great options to choose from with your 3-Day Disney Park Hopper Pass, so take your time and enjoy the ride(s)!

Magic Kingdom - Full of magic, adventure, fantasy, and childhood dreams, your next stop will allow you to find Magic Kingdom, the heart of Walt Disney World (literally surrounding Cinderella’s iconic castle). This entire iconic theme park holds six different ‘lands’ to explore, Main Street, U.S.A always being a good place to start, the land modeled after Walt’s own childhood hometown of Marceline, Missouri. Explore the shops and candy stores here before heading to Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, or any other lands that catch your eye. Visit the top of Space Mountain, laugh at the Monsters Inc Comedy Club, or eat in the ballroom at Beast’s Castle. There are several iconic photo spots that you won’t want to miss, such as the tunnel underneath Cinderella’s castle or the Hall of Presidents animated feature room. No matter your age your are going to have tons of fun while here, and you may even get to meet your favorite Disney character along the way. This is the ‘most magical place on earth’, after all!

Epcot Center - Epcot Center is the perfect place to get a little bit of everything the Disney Park series has to offer, with dozens of world-class attractions, international pavilions, and daily special events and festivals to take part in. The Park is divided into two different, yet highly distinctive, realms, each celebrating the ‘human spirit’ in some way. Enjoy Future World, with unbelievable technological innovations everywhere you look, or the vibrant cross section of culture and cuisine of 11 different countries of the World Showcase. Design and drive your own concept Chevy vehicle, explore the heritage of Norway on the stormy North Sea, or soar high above the surrounding park scenery on the out of this world hang gliding voyage. There is so much to do and see at Epcot, you may want to dedicate a whole day to these adventures, and you will definitely want to wear comfortable shoes!

Animal Kingdom - Welcome to Walt Disney World’s largest theme park, one that will transport you to the depths of Asia, wilderness of Africa, outback of Australia, and even back beyond the time of the Dinosaurs, Disney's Animal Kingdom. This entire park is jam packed full of fun and educational experiences, with over 500 acres of thrills, characters, and, of course, animals! Start at the center of the park’s iconic Tree of Life and admire the bark carvings before heading deeper into the parks Himalayan world, you can even ride the most thrilling ride in the park here, Mount Everest. Head over to Kilimanjaro Safaris for a more authentic animal experience as you travel through the savanna to find hippos, giraffes, rhinos, and lions, or perhaps to the Pangani Forest Trail to see tigers or apes up close. There will be plenty of food opportunities along the way, as well as 3D films and live shows daily!

Hollywood Studios - Hollywood Studios is the premier park in the Disney series to jump directly into your favorite movies, a really fun and exciting chance to get up close and personal to your favorite stars and cinema. Travel back to the time of the Golden Age of Hollywood, zoom into the future with fun Star Wars attractions, or just get whisked away to the glamorous Hollywood life we see today. The entertainment industry will surround you in this park, with billboards and shops right alongside costumes and characters. You can visit set replications of Terminator, Gremlins, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones, as well as ride the thrilling rides of the Twilight Zone and Casablanca. You will never get bored here, especially with all the fully immersive Disney movie experiences to be had, all the delicious food to be eaten, and of course, all the wonderful working animation and cinema magic to unfold right before your eyes!

Gatorland - Gatorland is always a great Florida-esque option while here in Orlando, the perfect place for you to get down and dirty with some alligator wrestling! Not quite your speed? Well don’t worry, this unique and natural theme park will give you a mega dose of other swampland fun as well! This 110 acre ‘natural theme park’ has been a central Florida favorite attraction for over 60 years now, drawing large crowds daily to observe these powerful and majestic creatures. You can take part in the Screaming Gator Zip Line while here, sending you seven stories above the park, or head to the reptile based petting zoo to get a little more up close and personal to the animals themselves. There are several onsite tours and daily educational programs here too, as well as airboat tour options from joining companies such as Boggy Creek Airboats!magic kingdom

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Disney Park(s) of Your Choice - See above.

Orlando Eye - One essential thing to do before leaving Orlando is to give it’s massive iconic Ferris Wheel a spin! The Orlando Eye is one of the newest and most thrilling attractions in central Florida, one of the largest observation wheels on the East Coast, standing at an impressive 400 feet. There is truly no better way to see the layout and scenery of the surrounding city than with a panoramic bird's eye view from the top of the mega wheel, the entire contraption an obvious counterpart to its London sister wheel. You will be able to see the bright lights and dark bayous of Florida from the top, as well as take in one of the best sunset views in the entire state (be sure to charge your camera up for this one). At night this attraction is lit up with bright neon colors, a popular light show that shows off it’s Floridian roots in style!jr_epcot_384

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Disney Park(s) of Your Choice - See above.animal kingdom orlando