Orlando: The Family Trip Guide to Theme Park Magic and Beyond

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  • Orlando

  • Florida

  • Family Travel

  • Kid-friendly

  • Bucket List

  • Amusement Park

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Fora’s Take

Orlando holds a special place in our hearts because of its proximity to home—this makes it easily accessible, allowing us to embark on spontaneous adventures and create lasting memories. From childhood to now, Orlando has been a vacation spot for countless joyful moments, from exploring magical theme parks to experiencing the excitement of thrilling attractions. The way the magic of Orlando can capture the love of both young and old is amazing, and makes it a place where generations can come together and create unforgettable experiences.

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Where to stay in Orlando

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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort

Luxury resort in Disney World with exceptional Four Seasons amenities including a golf course, spa and multiple restaurants and bars.

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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Sophisticated property with straightforward rooms, set on 63 acres and nearby Walt Disney World.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

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Orlando World Center Marriott

Family-friendly resort near Walt Disney World®, complete with its own waterpark.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

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  • Breakfast daily.

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Things to do in Orlando

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Walt Disney World - Explore the magic of Mickey and all the fairy tales at one of four iconic theme parks—Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios.

Universal Orlando - The place where the movies come alive. Sip a butte beer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, meet superheros at Marvel Island, or go on an adventure at Jurassic Park.

Sea World - An underwater wonderland, where you can see some of the most amazing marine life up close. Sea World offers something for the whole family.

Discovery Cove - This one of a kind all inclusive experience takes you swimming with the dolphins and colorful fish along pristine beaches right in the heart of Orlando!

ICON Park - An exciting entertainment complex that offers family- friendly attractions. Don’t miss a ride on the ICON Orlando—a ferris wheel that offers breathtaking views of the city.

Gatorland - This unique wildlife preserve allows you to get up close to reptiles. This will give you a true taste of Florida’s wild side.

Orlando Science Center - Explore interactive exhibits, engage in hands on learning, and discover the wonders of science that is fun for all ages! 8. Crayola Experience- Feeling creative? Head over to Crayola Experience for interactive exhibits and hands-on learning. It’s the perfect escape, rain or shine!

Places to eat & drink in Orlando

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Victoria & Albert's - Located at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Victoria & Albert's is an upscale restaurant that offers an exquisite modern American fine dining experience.

The Boathouse - The Boathouse is a waterfront restaurant known for its fresh seafood and classic American fare. You can dine inside the restaurant or outside on the patio, and they even offer boat tours of the area.

Rainforest Cafe - Located at Disney Springs, Its jungle-themed setting, animatronic animals, and periodic thunderstorms is sure to appeal to both kids and adults. The menu features a variety of American and international dishes.

Gideon's Bakehouse - Situated at Disney Springs, Gideon's Bakehouse is famous for its thick and gooey cookies that are filled with delicious flavors like chocolate chip, peanut butter, and pistachio toffee. Make sure and get in line early, they sell out!

Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy & His Pals - This character breakfast takes place at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Ravello, one of the resort's restaurants. During the breakfast, guests can meet and interact with popular Disney characters such as Goofy, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse while enjoying a delicious meal.

T-Rex Cafe - Located at Disney Springs, T-Rex Cafe transports guests to a prehistoric world with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and themed dining areas.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen - Found at Universal CityWalk, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is a steampunk-inspired restaurant that combines savory dishes with decadent desserts. Families can enjoy a diverse menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, pasta, milkshakes, and a variety of unique chocolate creations.

The Edison - Found at Disney Springs, it offers a selection of craft cocktails, beers, and wines in a vintage-industrial setting, complete with live entertainment and occasional aerial performances.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Jessica Rausch’s guide, The Ultimate Guide to the Best Food at Disney World.

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