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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: Disney Parks & Activities; Theatre & Performances
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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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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: Amusement & Theme Parks; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Water Parks; Aquariums
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Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Owner description: Universal's Islands of Adventure features some of the most innovative rides and attractions ever made on seven spectacularly themed islands: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter... more Owner description: Universal's Islands of Adventure features some of the most innovative rides and attractions ever made on seven spectacularly themed islands: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing and Port of Entry. less
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks
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Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
Owner description: The first of the 4 theme parks to open at Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom park captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions... more Owner description: The first of the 4 theme parks to open at Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom park captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions, beloved Disney Characters and so much more. less
Attraction type: Disney Parks & Activities; Amusement & Theme Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Victoria & Albert's
Victoria & Albert's
Ranked #1 of 3,499 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: US$60 - US$120
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chatham's Place
Chatham's Place
Ranked #2 of 3,499 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 3,499 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: US$5 - US$9
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot
Ranked #4 of 3,499 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: US$25 - US$50
Cuisines: American, European
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seito Sushi
Seito Sushi
Ranked #5 of 3,499 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Avanti International Resort
3.0 of 5
Avanti International Resort
US$82 - US$159
Ranked #72 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
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Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista
3.0 of 5
Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista
US$79 - US$184
Ranked #99 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
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Comfort Suites Orlando Airport
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites Orlando Airport
US$76 - US$151
Ranked #110 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport at Gateway Village
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport at Gateway Village
US$114 - US$233
Ranked #3 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
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Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
US$121 - US$221
Ranked #5 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Orlando East - UCF Area
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Orlando East - UCF Area
US$123 - US$166
Ranked #6 of 335 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
US$239 - US$644
Ranked #1 of 335 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
US$495 - US$1,991
Ranked #2 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
US$203 - US$389
Ranked #16 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.