Florida is one of the coolest places in the world to take your kids away for a family vacation. Arguably the single biggest draw of the Sunshine State, especially when it comes to families, is the vast amount of theme parks which are on offer in the US state.
It can be hard to decide which are the theme parks that you should be heading to when you take your kids to Florida and unfortunately, you cannot do it all. We have whittled down the options for you and here are our top picks for the best theme parks in Florida.
Disney are the ones who set the blueprint for what a theme park should be and this should be at the top of your list for which theme parks you should visit. Disney World in Florida is actually comprised of 4 different theme parks, all set within a huge complex. Here you will find Magic Kingdom with all of your favorite Disney characters, Epcot which focuses on human achievement, Hollywood Studios with film-based rides and Animal Kingdom which is a zoo-themed park. There is something for everyone across the 4 parks and you will need at least 2 or 3 days to fully make the most of it.
Most of us are not fortunate enough to go and see marine life in their natural habitat, thankfully a trip to Sea World in Florida can bring those animals to you. This aqua-themed park features whales and dolphins, an aquarium as well as many sea-themed rides. You can get up close and personal with some of the most impressive sea creatures and learn about them along the way.
Universal Studios gives you the chance to explore the world of film and get behind the scenes with some of the most insane film-based rides that you are likely to find. The topic of the rides changes frequently to reflect which movies are popular. One of the biggest attractions in Universal is Harry Potter World where you can step into the Harry Potter books and join the boy wizard on his adventures. The rides throughout Universal range from rollercoasters to interactive 4D rides, all of which allow you to get right into the action of your favorite movie.
Busch Gardens is a theme park which is based around the idea of an African safari and not only can you indulge in some great rides and rollercoasters but you can also witness some of the world’s most impressive animals as you roam around the park. In this theme park you will find elephants, cheetahs, lions and tigers amongst the attractions and there are many events where you can watch these magnificent creatures in action. Whilst you can do most of Busch Gardens in one day, 2 days is far better and will allow you to see everything in the park, without the need to rush.
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