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All-Day Orlando Adventures

If you’re wondering how to fill an entire day of your Orlando itinerary, theme parks at Walt Disney World® ResortUniversal Orlando ResortSeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort are ideal for such purposes — and then some. But our water parks and attractions and other Orlando vacation ideas can also fill a day with wonder.

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For example, it's easy to spend a day or more enjoying some of Orlando’s most popular neighborhoods and nearby cities, as well as unique day trips and unforgettable ecotourism adventures. Of course, no one will blame you if you want to spend a day luxuriating at one of our over-the-top resorts, either. After all, there’s no wrong way to experience Orlando.

  • It’s easy to spend a full day experiencing unforgettable adventures in Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World.

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    Walt Disney World® Resort

    Choose your adventures at Magic Kingdom® Park, EPCOT®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

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    Magic Kingdom® Park

    “The Most Magical Place on Earth” continues to live up to its reputation. Experience the rides, shows, fireworks and more that have made this the world’s most famous theme park.


    Travel into the future and around the world at Disney’s tribute to the endless possibilities of imagination. Come in spring or fall, respectively, for the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival and EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios is celebrating new attractions and lands that make a day here even more extraordinary, including Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Get set for an immersive experience where you’re not merely watching the story but actually living it.

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

    Thanks to Pandora — The World of Avatar, there are more reasons than ever to roar for Disney’s homage to the majesty of nature.

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    SeaWorld® Orlando

    SeaWorld® Orlando

    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s original Central Florida park, SeaWorld® Orlando has been going strong since 1973.

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    SeaWorld® Orlando Theme Park

    Experience high-octane thrills on roller coaster rides like Ice Breaker, Kraken, Mako and Manta. Visit all your favorite childhood friends at Sesame Street Land™. Learn about SeaWorld’s impressive conservation efforts. And come face-to-face with sea life at exhibits such as the heartwarming Dolphin Nursery.

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    Universal Orlando Resort

    Already home to Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure — which share The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Universal Orlando Resort is now working on a third theme park, Universal Epic Universe.

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    Universal Studios Florida

    Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts™, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, and other entertainment icons are all part of the magic that makes Universal Orlando Resort’s original theme park one of the area’s best.

    Universal Islands of Adventure

    Rides and attractions based on beloved pop-culture properties, including Marvel Comics, Harry Potter™, Jurassic World, Dr. Seuss and more, can be experienced at this Universal Orlando theme park.

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    LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, Part of LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Near Orlando

    LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

    LEGOLAND Florida Resort is home to LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park — and now, they also have the world’s first Peppa Pig Theme Park.

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    LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park

    Designed for families with children ages 2 to 12, this is the world’s largest LEGOLAND park. Rides, shows and interactive fun abound, as do dining and shopping.

    Peppa Pig Theme Park

    Designed to be the ultimate day for little ones, the new Peppa Pig Theme Park combines interactive rides and themed playgrounds with character shows and an indoor cinema for quieter moments. 

  • If you’re looking for wet and wild adventures, look no further than Orlando’s top-rated water parks. Most of the best can be found at our theme parks, but you can also dive into water parks at resorts and as standalone attractions throughout the area. (Please note that Orlando’s water parks are subject to temporary closures related to maintenance and inclement weather. Check with your favorite parks for their current status.)

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    Riptide Race at Aquatica® Orlando (©SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved)

    Aquatica® Orlando

    Rivers, lagoons, more than 40 thrilling water slides (including the all-new Riptide Race) and 84,000 square feet of white, sandy beaches can be found at SeaWorld’s Aquatica® Orlando.

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    Chairlift at DISNEY’S BLIZZARD BEACH Water Park, Part of WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (©Disney)


    Presenting a vision of a ski resort that melted in the Florida sun, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park turns slalom courses, toboggan runs and ski lifts into an aquatic adventure.


    At Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, experience the aftermath of a typhoon’s wake complete with nine waterslides and the world’s largest artificially created waves.

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    LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, Part of LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Orlando

    LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Water Park

    Adjacent to the main LEGOLAND Florida theme park and available as an upgrade to regular admission, this water park features a lazy river, tube slides, body slides and interactive water-play structures.

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    Universal Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

    Universal Volcano Bay

    Relax, indulge yourself and find adventure at Universal Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando Resort’s water theme park that’s built around the looming presence of a tropical volcano. 

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    Island H2O Live! at Margaritaville Orlando Resort

    Island H2O Live!

    Splash into more than 20 unique experiences at Island H2O Live!, an immersive, technologically advanced water park adjacent to the Jimmy Buffet-inspired Margaritaville Resort Orlando.

  • Most Orlando attractions can be experienced in a few hours or less, but you’ll want a full day to explore these standouts.

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    Discovery Cove® in Orlando

    Discovery Cove®

    Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort that provides the opportunity to swim with dolphins and tropical fish, enjoy relaxing lagoons and lush landscaping, and feast on fully prepared snacks and meals.

    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    Witness spacecraft that carried humanity to the stars and see where we’re going next at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, just an hour from downtown Orlando. Depending on when you visit, you might even catch a live rocket launch.

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    Natural Springs

    Explore a wilder side of Central Florida by diving into natural springs with crystal-clear water, incredible flora and fauna, and plenty of amenities at Blue Spring State Park, De Leon Springs State Park, Rock Springs at Kelly Park and Wekiwa Springs State Park, all of which are within an hour’s drive north of Orlando.

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    Orlando Wetlands Park

    The world’s first man-made wetland, complete with a dizzying array of flora and fauna, is in Christmas, about 40 minutes east of our main tourism districts.