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Orlando, one big onion of entertainment, get peeling and only tears of joy will be travelling down your cheeks.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • LGBT
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

22 Places

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22 Places

Happily Ever After Fireworks

Performances, Disney Parks & Activities

Universal CityWalk

Bars & Clubs

Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Restaurants

Universal's Islands of Adventure

Theme Parks

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney Parks & Activities, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Fantasmic!

Performances

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Performances

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Theme Parks

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Theme Parks, Disney Parks & Activities

Magic Kingdom Park

Theme Parks, Disney Parks & Activities

Casey's Corner

Restaurants

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park

Theme Parks, Water Parks, Disney Parks & Activities

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Water Parks, Disney Parks & Activities

SeaWorld Orlando

Theme Parks, Aquariums

Epcot

Theme Parks, Disney Parks & Activities

Electric Umbrella

Restaurants

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Hotels

Wolfgang Puck Express

Restaurants

Universal Studios Florida

Theme Parks

Walt Disney World Resort

Theme Parks, Disney Parks & Activities

International Drive

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Disney's Boardwalk

Piers & Boardwalks, Disney Parks & Activities, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Sasha138's City Tips

  • All pools will close if there are thunder storms looming so be prepared to lose your money at waterparks, go early rather than later to get the most out of your ticket money.
  • Be prepared for a lot more walking than you expect to do.
  • Pack a light raincoat, when it rains it pours and pours.
  • State tax is added to your bill, so factor that in, when paying for anything.
  • Don't forget to use the I-ride up and down International Drive. It takes you to many shopping areas.
  • There's more to Orlando than just amusement parks. Silver Springs has the clearest waters you've ever seen. Visit Church Street Station for some culture and don't forget to see the muscle cars at Old Town Kissimmee. Use the buses, you'll see a lot more than you bargained for and it only costs a dollar.
  • Happily Ever After Fireworks
    Performances, Disney Parks & Activities
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    Sasha138 Says:

    It's a lump in the throat moment. It's one of those experiences no words can ever describe and only others who have shared the experience can understand.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get there there early to save your spot. It gets very overcrowded.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 47 Water & Amusement Parks in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Breathtaking 12/11/2018
    • Disney 2018 trip. MAGNIFICENT display 12/11/2018
    • Happily Ever After Fireworks
    Address:
    1180 7 Seas Dr
    Magic Kingdom Park
    Orlando, FL 32830
    Phone:
    +1 407-939-5277
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Universal CityWalk
    Bars & Clubs
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    Sasha138 Says:

    Probably the closet thing you'll get next to a Mardi Gras for atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make sure you get your reservation for any of the restaurants early as they get booked out very quickly.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 162 Nightlife in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • It's a walk path with restaurants and shops 12/11/2018
    • Always fun 12/11/2018
    • Universal CityWalk
    Address:
    6000 Universal Blvd.
    Universal Orlando Resort
    Orlando, FL 32819-7640
    Phone:
    +1 407-363-8000
    Other:
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant
    Restaurants (Chinese, Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Malaysian)
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    Sasha138 Says:

    It is really the takeaway side you want. The food is fresh, there's plenty of it and it's delicious. We hopped parks just to eat here.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be prepared to share a table, try the orange chicken, it's delicious. All straws are paper here and there are no plastic lids on the drinks either.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #101 of 2,947 restaurants in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best place to eat at Animal Kingdom! 12/11/2018
    • Worth going to 11/11/2018
    • Yak & Yeti Restaurant
    Address:
    775 Werikhe Way
    Disney's Animal Kingdom Park
    Orlando, FL 32830-8511
    Phone:
    +1 407-824-9384
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Theme Parks
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    Sasha138 Says:

    Make this your first stop at onion Orlando. This is big layer of fun, fun, fun. There is not one ride you will not like here. Just be prepared to wait.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get there very very early the park gets packed and for good reason too"
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Universal Studios 3-D rides. 13/11/2018
    • Include this with any Universal Package 12/11/2018
    • Universal's Islands of Adventure
    Address:
    6000 Universal Blvd
    Universal Orlando
    Orlando, FL 32819-7640
    Phone:
    407-363-8000
    Hours:
    Tue
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Wed - Mon
    9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Disney Parks & Activities, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Sasha138 Says:

    Fast pass as much as you can because they only have a few rides worth riding. The shows are good but there are long waits for them all.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go at night if you can, the park empties out quickly so you can do the rides easily.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Toy Story land slinky dog dash 12/11/2018
    • Not What it Used to be 12/11/2018
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Address:
    351 South Studio Drive
    Streets of America
    Orlando, FL 32830
    Phone:
    +1 407-939-1289
    Other:
  • Fantasmic!
    Performances
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    Sasha138 Says:

    It's one of those things you have to tick off your list.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • It gets packed, so go early and get a good seat.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 73 Concerts & Shows in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great show don’t miss it 11/11/2018
    • Fantasmic! 10/11/2018
    • Fantasmic!
    Address:
    351 South Studio Drive
    Sunset Boulevard
    Orlando, FL
    Phone:
    +1 407-824-4321
    Other:
  • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
    Performances
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    See it, see what you think. I've seen them change over the years in theme. It still gets the goosebumps going.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get a fast pass for a good viewing space.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 73 Concerts & Shows in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great fireworks 30/10/2018
    • Awesome fireworks and light show! 18/10/2018
    • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
    Address:
    200 Epcot Center Drive
    Orlando, FL 32821
    Phone:
    +1 407-934-7639
    Other:
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    Theme Parks
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    Sasha138 Says:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome and I'm not even a Harry Potter fan. Universal Studios be proud of yourselves, you've done a great job. Don't forget to ride Kang and Kane at the Simpsons side.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Queues are long for everything but it is worth it.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 13/11/2018
    • Amazing 12/11/2018
    • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    Address:
    6000 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819-7640
    Phone:
    +1 407-363-8000
    Other:
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Theme Parks, Disney Parks & Activities
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    Best for the Expedition Everest ride and Dinoland rides. Get super soaked at Kali River Rapids ride.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Early is best, it gets very humid.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • This trip was the first time. 13/11/2018
    • A good visit 13/11/2018
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom
    Address:
    2901 Osceola Pkwy
    Orlando, FL 32830-8410
    Phone:
    (407) 939-1936
    Other:
  • Magic Kingdom Park
    Theme Parks, Disney Parks & Activities
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    Sasha138 Says:

    Love it for many reasons, best experienced at night for the bright lights. It's also a lot cooler then.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Must have a Dole Whip, no excuses!!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantasy 13/11/2018
    • Grateful of the great experience 13/11/2018
    • Magic Kingdom Park
    Address:
    3111 World Drive
    Walt Disney World
    Orlando, FL 32830
    Phone:
    +1 407-939-5277
    Other:
  • Casey's Corner
    Restaurants (American, Fast food)
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    Old time favourite for long term Disneyites, try the floats.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Eat outside and enjoy.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #472 of 2,947 restaurants in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yummy 07/11/2018
    • Not impressed - actually disappointed 06/11/2018
    • Casey's Corner
    Address:
    Main Street, Magic Kingdom
    Magic Kingdom
    Orlando, FL 32830
    Phone:
    +1 407-939-3463
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
    Theme Parks, Water Parks, Disney Parks & Activities
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    Sasha138 Says:

    Fun for all the family, especially the snow cones.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Have a go with swimming with the Sharks.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #45 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful and well thought out waterpark. 13/11/2018
    • Dirty lazy river! 12/11/2018
    • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
    Address:
    1801 West Buena Vista Drive
    Orlando, FL 32830-8436
    Phone:
    +1 407-939-5277
    Other:
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
    Water Parks, Disney Parks & Activities
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    A big water park, with a lot to do and experience.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go early, in case of inclement weather.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Might be the highlight of our trip! 13/11/2018
    • Disney 2018 12/11/2018
    • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
    Address:
    1145 Buena Vista Drive
    Orlando, FL 32830
    Phone:
    +1 407-939-5277
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • SeaWorld Orlando
    Theme Parks, Aquariums
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    Not much to do. Expensive day out to do nothing interesting.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Experience it to believe it.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great visit! 12/11/2018
    • Day out 12/11/2018
    • SeaWorld Orlando
    Address:
    7007 Sea World Drive
    Orlando, FL 32821-8009
    Phone:
    +1 407-545-5550
    Price range:
    US$99 - US$99
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Epcot
    Theme Parks, Disney Parks & Activities
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    Test Track, best drive ever! Lots of fun educational stuff to do.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Try the different Coke a cola's of the world.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tomorrows World 13/11/2018
    • Moe security needed for the rowdy drunks 12/11/2018
    • Epcot
    Address:
    200 Epcot Center Drive
    Lake Buena Vista
    Orlando, FL 32821
    Phone:
    (407) 939-5277
    Other:
  • Electric Umbrella
    Restaurants (American, Fast food)
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    Good food, big portions, you get well fed here, chill out and relax before you explore.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Make sure you visit the toppings bar.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #729 of 2,947 restaurants in Orlando
    • Good reasonable place to take a break. 06/11/2018
    • Easy fast food in Future World 30/10/2018
    • Electric Umbrella
    Address:
    Epcot
    Lake Buena Vista
    Orlando, FL 32830
    Phone:
    +1 407-939-3463
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
    Hotels
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    A very big complex of hotels. Lovely place to relax.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You will lose a lot of time waiting for your bus to get to the parks.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #189 of 348 Hotels in Orlando
    • Noisy Aircon ruined our stay! 13/11/2018
    • Fabulous hotel 12/11/2018
    • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
    Address:
    900 Cayman Way
    Lake Buena Vista
    Orlando, FL 32830-8411
    Phone:
    (407) 986-4090
    Other:
  • Wolfgang Puck Express
    Restaurants (Italian, American, Pizza)
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    In my opinion it was on the dining plan so we tried it.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Pasta dishes are a hit and miss.
    From the community
    Ranked #203 of 2,947 restaurants in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great value and good food 06/11/2018
    • Great food and service 01/11/2018
    • Wolfgang Puck Express
    Address:
    1780 E Buena Vista Drive Lake
    Orlando, FL 32830
    Phone:
    +1 407-828-0107
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Universal Studios Florida
    Theme Parks
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    What is not to love here? Oh wait, the journey home when the park closes.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try the funnel cakes, yum and make sure you have some Butterbeer too!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Modern theme park 12/11/2018
    • crowded; too many roller coasters 12/11/2018
    • Universal Studios Florida
    Address:
    6000 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32819-7640
    Phone:
    407 363 8000
    Hours:
    Thu
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Fri - Wed
    9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Walt Disney World Resort
    Theme Parks, Disney Parks & Activities
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    It's bigger than you think. A lot of time is wasted travelling between the parks, so plan you visit well. Especially if you want to eat at one of the hotels and then head off to another park.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Always travel with water a good pair of trainers and a pair of flip flops for when the rain drops!!!! Bring your own rain Mac or poncho, the cheap ones in the parks don't last.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth every penny 13/11/2018
    • Is Good 12/11/2018
    • Walt Disney World Resort
    Address:
    World Drive
    Orlando, FL 32830
    Phone:
    (407) 939-5277
    Other:
  • International Drive
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    Shopper and foodie paradise for everyone. There is so much do here, you could spend a week here and still not have scratched the surface here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be prepared to spend a lot a money here.
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tourist Destination 11/11/2018
    • A very interesting area. 06/11/2018
    • International Drive
    Other:
  • Disney's Boardwalk
    Piers & Boardwalks, Disney Parks & Activities, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    Sasha138 Says:

    This place is worth visiting but you'll need at least a few hours to really explore this Boardwalk. It's lovely to look at, lots of delicious food to try as well.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can catch one of Disney's riverboats to here and back to one of the parks.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 394 things to do in Orlando
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Scenic 10/11/2018
    • Very scenic 07/11/2018
    • Disney's Boardwalk
    Address:
    2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd
    Orlando, FL 32830-8442
    Phone:
    +1 407-939-6200
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Other:
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