Orlando, Florida: a paradise for theme park enthusiasts

For the theme park enthusiast, there is no better vacation destination than Orlando, Florida. Here are some of the reasons you should consider Orlando for your next trip.

Great deals on accommodations

Outdoor-Traveler Vacations has a lot of great hotel rooms available for the savvy theme park enthusiast. You will not have to sacrifice your comfort to get a great deal. The Fountains Resort offers two bedroom villas that can sleep up to four adults and two children in fantastic comfort and style. Here you will be close to all the main attractions of Orlando. With all the money you save, you might just want to stay a bit longer.

Universal Studios

If you have ever wondered how your favorite movies are made, then you need to pay a visit to Universal Studios. Interactive exhibits, tours, and thrilling rides are all part of the Universal experience. The Harry Potter fan will love the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you will be able to walk down Diagon Alley and shop at the same places that Harry and his friends did in the award-winning films. Make sure you experience the themed ride that recreates Harry’s escape from Gringotts Bank. Afterwards, you can enjoy a glass of Butterbeer at the Leaky Cauldron before boarding the Hogwart’s Express to Hogsmeade, located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, adjacent to Universal Studios.

Disney World

Children can meet their favorite Disney characters and experience thrilling rides and adventures while at Disney World. Some of the world’s most exhilarating rides are available at this sprawling entertainment complex. Be sure to ride the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, or imagine yourself a pirate at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Aspiring young princesses will love Enchanted Tales with Belle. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train provides thrills for those of all ages. Children can learn a lot about history as many of the exhibits have themes that harken back to the past.

Wet ’n Wild Orlando


It can get hot down in Florida, and there is no better place to cool off and have some fun than the Wet ’n Wild water park. For the more daring, there are the huge water slides, but the whole family will enjoy Blastaway Beach or the relaxing and fun Lazy River. You can also experience the thrill of racing your family in the Aqua Drag Racer area. Additional ticket options include affordable all-day food buffets, so you can concentrate on having fun the entire day. Wet ’n Wild is a very affordable and fun day out for the entire family.


There are so many things to do in Orlando that there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone in your family. When not enjoying theme parks, there are zip line tours, hot air balloon rides, and beaches that are just a short drive away. Fantastic dining and scenery will ensure that you never forget your Orlando vacation. Contact Outdoor Traveler today to begin planning your vacation.

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