Orlando's Top 5 Attractions
Orlando is the theme park, attraction and amusement capital of the world. From Shamu to the Mouse to the world's most famous boy wizard, visitors to central Florida suffer an embarrassment of riches when it comes to escapist options. The Travel Channel has put together a list of the top 5 attractions in the Orlando area -- just strap on your best coaster shoes and pick a favorite.
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If you've only got a day and want to steep yourself in vintage Disney, visit the Magic Kingdom. That's where you'll find Cinderella Castle, It's a Small World and the Haunted Mansion -- the classics.
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival runs from late September through mid-November, and if you're into thrill rides make sure to hit the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and The Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney's Hollywood Studios. That said, don't try to see everything -- it's impossible. Pick a few must-do attractions and take everything slowly. It's the details that make Walt Disney World a magical place.
- Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836 US
Gatorland also has the world's largest collection of white alligators, several of which are rather on the giant size. And if you're not careful, a little education can also be squeezed in. Gatorland is a 15- to 20-minute drive from the International Drive area.
- 14501 South Orange Blossom Trail
- Orlando, FL 32837 US