5 Best Orlando Family Friendly Destinations

Sea World

At this popular theme park you can feed dolphins, seals and sea lions; visit a man-made ‘Arctic’ ocean, with seals, polar bears, beluga whales and walruses, and take a moving walkway through a naturalistic snowy Antarctic habitat, with more than 200 penguins. You can also get close to sharks, eels, and barracuda; and visit new dolphin mothers and their calves in the popular Dolphin Nursery.

Wet ‘N’ Wild

Wet ‘N’ Wild’s new water ride, ‘Brain Wash’, has a 53-foot vertical drop into a 65-foot domed funnel, where you are bombarded with light, sound and video, as you swirl around the funnel before you finally make your escape. And an exciting new raft adventure joins the popular Surge, Bubba Tub, Black Hole and The Blast. Children love the Kid’s Park, featuring smaller versions of the adult rides.

Discovery Cove

Here the focus is on interacting with dolphins, birds, and marine life, and the big attraction is a swim with a bottlenose dolphin. You will have to make a reservation to visit this popular park, since attendance is limited to 1,000 guests per day. Go for a snorkel among thousands of rays and tropical fish, then visit the huge, free-flight aviaries, where you can feed and touch hundreds of tropical birds.

Islands of Adventure – Universal Studios

Innovative rides and attractions are scattered throughout this Universal theme park: Marvel Super Hero Island where Super Heroes battle diabolical Super Villains; Suess Landing with its Dr Suess characters; Lost Continent, a land of heart-stopping adventure; Jurassic Park where dinosaurs co-exist with humans; and Toon Lagoon where everyone gets soaked on wild water rides.

Magic Kingdom – Disney World

There are seven ‘lands’ here, surrounding the Cinderella Castle, where you and the kids can visit imaginary lands of adventure – take ride on a magic carpet, plunge down waterfalls, hurtle through space – or visit the all-time classics ‘It’s a Small World’, ‘The Haunted Mansion’, and the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.