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Orlando’s theme parks are (obviously) a big draw. But there's much more to Orlando than thrill rides and costumed characters. How about a hot-air balloon ride? Indoor skydiving? Parasailing? You’ll find it all here. And whether you're in town for a romantic weekend or on a budget family holiday, there's a hotel in Orlando to suit your taste and budget.

All things to do » Things to do

Wishes Fireworks
Wishes Fireworks
Owner description: Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is the biggest, brightest fireworks extravaganza in Magic Kingdom theme park history.Jiminy Cricket is your host, guiding Pinocchio, Cinderella... more Owner description: Wishes Nighttime Spectacular is the biggest, brightest fireworks extravaganza in Magic Kingdom theme park history.Jiminy Cricket is your host, guiding Pinocchio, Cinderella, Ariel, Peter Pan and other beloved Disney Characters through a fantastic tale told amongst the stars.A magnificent musical score synchs with the fireworks for a stunning aural and visual experience, featuring unique pyrotechnics and special effects.Discover that wishes do come true when you experience Wishes Nighttime Spectacular, a story so big only the sky can hold it!Additional InformationFireworks schedules vary by season. View the online calendar for specific dates and times. Or, refer to the Times Guide, which is available at the Park entrance, at Guest Relations and at most merchandise locations.The show can be viewed throughout the Park, but to see Tinker Bell flying in the sky, a view from the front of Cinderella Castle is recommended. less
Attraction type: Performances; Disney
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Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive tropical getaway where visitors can swim with a dolphin, snorkel a reef and swim with fish.
Attraction type: Nature & wildlife areas; Amusement & theme parks; Water parks; Aquariums
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Fantasmic
Fantasmic
A live Disney production held at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater at Disney-MGM Studios featuring Disney characters, performers and pyrotechnics.
Attraction type: Performances; Disney
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Only at Universal's Islands of Adventure
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Only at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Owner description: There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring... more Owner description: There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It's the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained - you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. Now open: the new, heart-warming and hilarious Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. And coming soon: Transformers The Ride-3D. Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company. less
Attraction type: Amusement & theme parks
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La Nouba - Cirque du Soleil
La Nouba - Cirque du Soleil
Owner description: La Nouba is a mesmerizing and extraordinary avant-garde circus spectacle performed by Cirque du Soleil exclusively in the Downtown Disney West Side area at Walt Disney World... more Owner description: La Nouba is a mesmerizing and extraordinary avant-garde circus spectacle performed by Cirque du Soleil exclusively in the Downtown Disney West Side area at Walt Disney World Resort.La Nouba is performed at an exceptional theater built especially for Cirque du Soleil. The show's international cast of acrobats, athletes and performance artists—including more than 65 artists representing 15 countries—delights and mystifies with daring acts of grace.La Nouba translates to English as ""to party, to live it up,"" and this theme is evident in the energetic performances, the colorful costumes and the moving live music.Join the thousands of fans who leave this Cirque du Soleil performance in awe of the glorious feats and the inexpressible beauty they have witnessed, carrying with them its memory as an inspiration to celebrate life. It truly is a show that makes ""the impossible, possible.""See the magic up close for yourself when you attend a performance of La Nouba! less
Attraction type: Performances; Disney
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Victoria & Albert's
Victoria & Albert's
Ranked #1 of 3,215 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: USD 60 - 120
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 3,215 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: USD 5 - 9
Cuisines: Bakery, Vegetarian, Sandwiches
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Chatham's Place
Chatham's Place
Ranked #3 of 3,215 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: USD 41 - 80
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert
La Cava Del Tequila
La Cava Del Tequila
Ranked #4 of 3,215 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
Dining options: After-hours
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market
Ranked #5 of 3,215 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hampton Inn Orlando - Convention Center
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Orlando - Convention Center
USD 89 - 193
Ranked #50 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Comfort Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites
USD 81 - 190
Ranked #62 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Hampton Inn Orlando-S. Of Universal Studios
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Orlando-S. Of Universal Studios
USD 86 - 160
Ranked #73 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
USD 118 - 214
Ranked #2 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Airport
USD 129 - 244
Ranked #3 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport at Gateway Village
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport at Gateway Village
USD 108 - 234
Ranked #5 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Villas of Grand Cypress
4.5 of 5
Villas of Grand Cypress
USD 203 - 626
Ranked #1 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
USD 491 - 879
Ranked #11 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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Hilton Orlando
4.0 of 5
Hilton Orlando
USD 139 - 409
Ranked #16 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
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