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Things to see in Orlando

Tourist Offices

Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau

Address: Kissimmee, 1925 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 944 2400.
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0800-1700 (except major holidays).

Website: http://www.floridakiss.com

Visitor Center

Address: 8723 International Drive, Suite 101, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 363 5872.
Opening times:

Daily 0830-1830.

Website: http://www.orlandoinfo.com

Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB)

Address: 6700 Forum Drive, Suite 100, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 363 5872.
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

Website: http://www.orlandoinfo.com

Tourist passes

The Orlando/Orange County CVB offers the free Magicard, with discounts for many of the attractions, restaurants, sports and shops. Download and print from www.visitorlando.com or apply online for home delivery (USA only).

Attractions

Kennedy Space Center

Just a 50-minute drive east of Orlando, the home of NASA offers daily bus tours of the space centre, static and hands-on exhibits, astronaut encounters and giant-screen film shows. The Shuttle Launch Experience simulates the sights, sounds and sensations of a launch.

Address: State Road 405, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Orlando,
Telephone:
Opening times:

Daily 0900-1800.

Website: http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal offers three theme parks - Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. For Harry Potter fans, the iconic Hogwarts castle and Hogsmeade village lie within Universal’s Islands of Adventure; while the Potter-themed rides and other magical experiences are available at Universal Studios Florida.

Address: , 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando,
Telephone:
Opening times:

Daily from 0900; closing times change daily.

Website: http://www.universalorlando.com
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Walt Disney World Resort

The world's largest theme park, Walt Disney World Resort, covers a space twice the size of Manhattan, delivering the Disney promise of magical escapism and thrilling rides. It is divided into four theme parks, alongside water parks, restaurants, theatres and hotels.

The best-known of the theme parks is the Magic Kingdom, which provides traditional Disney rides and attractions and allows visitors to meet their favourite Disney characters. Disney's Animal Kingdom is an animal park, where visitors can learn about the animal kingdom, enjoy shows such as the 'Festival of the Lion King', and go on an animated jungle trek or African-style safari.

Disney-MGM Studios is a Hollywood-inspired theme park featuring rides, shows and tours of Hollywood sets, both real sets and reconstructions, including a children's playground adventure based on the film 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids'. Epcot is a science-based park which explores the earth's natural phenomena and the human anatomy, as well as taking visitors on virtual trips around countries such as China and France (in World Showcase) and offering a glimpse into the technology of the future (in Future World).

Address: , Lake Buena Vista, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 824 4321.
Opening times:

Opening times vary depending on park and time of year. See official calendar (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/calendars) for specific dates.

Website: http://www.disneyworld.com
Admission Fees:

Yes.

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

The Holy Land Experience

A Christian-based theme park, the Holy Land Experience is a recreation of ancient Jerusalem, offering visitors an experience of what it was like in biblical times with most park employees in period costume. There are also live re-enactments.

Address: , 4655 Vineland Rd, Orlando, 32811
Telephone:
Opening times:

Tue-Sat 1000-1800

Website: https://holylandexperience.com
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Fantasy of Flight

An aviation-themed museum with a difference, this one-off attraction just south of Kissimmee offers a clever 'immersion experience' into the history of flight, with flight simulators, an extensive vintage aircraft collection and fascinating behind-the-scenes tours. Stay for lunch or dinner at their lovely Compass Rose 1930s vintage diner.

Address: Polk City, 1400 Broadway Boulevard SE, Orlando,
Telephone: +1 863 984 3500
Opening times:

Daily 1000-1700.

Website: http://www.fantasyofflight.com
Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No