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3 days in Orlando

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3 days in Orlando
The area's array of theme parks and outdoor activities provide more than enough activity and adventure for a three-day trip. Energy and flexibility are key to designing an Orlando holiday that anyone can enjoy.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Walt Disney World
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Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is both the largest vacation resort in the world and most visited theme park resort in the world. At over 25,000 acres, the massive... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Magic Kingdom
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Magic Kingdom

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.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Cinderella's Royal Table
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Cinderella's Royal Table

Dine with Disney Princesses inside Cinderella Castle during this one-of-a-kind dining experience. Princesses in Attendance - Cinderella greets Guests in the majestic Grand Hall, before they ascend a spiral staircase to the banquet hall above. (A gilded elevator is also available to transport Guests to the festivities.) Then, as you dine in a storybook setting surrounded by soaring stone... More

Dine with Disney Princesses inside Cinderella Castle during this one-of-a-kind dining experience. Princesses in Attendance - Cinderella greets Guests in the majestic Grand Hall, before they ascend a spiral staircase to the banquet hall above. (A gilded elevator is also available to transport Guests to the festivities.) Then, as you dine in a storybook setting surrounded by soaring stone archways, majestic medieval flags and spectacular stained glass windows overlooking Fantasyland, you may visit with such Disney Characters as: Belle Princess Aurora Jasmine Snow White Ariel Tiaras and glittering gowns are optional, although young Guests are encouraged to dress up for the occasion. Character appearances are subject to change. Once you have a reservation here, you may choose from a variety of enchanting enhancements for your special celebration, from personalized glass slippers to signature slipper desserts. For the ultimate in royal treatment, the exclusive "Her Royal Highness Package" comes complete with a Princess Balloon on your table prior to arrival, a tiara adorned with crystals, and an extraordinary princess-themed cake prepared by Cinderella's Royal Chefs. Less

Cost: $30 - $50
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Wishes Fireworks
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Wishes Fireworks

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... More

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

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Day 2
Universal Studios Florida
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Universal Studios Florida

This vast complex houses two theme parks (Universal Studios, for movie rides, and Islands of Adventure, for thrills), an entertainment/nightlife complex (CityWalk) and a variety of hotels. You can buy passes for admission to the parks or just visit the bars, restaurants and stores on the CityWalk.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Universal's Islands of Adventure
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Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Only at Universal's Islands of Adventure
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Only at Universal's Islands of Adventure

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWoHP), the newest of six islands inside Universal's Islands of Adventure (IOA), is a meticulously conceived and... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Universal CityWalk
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Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk is a 30-acre nighttime entertainment complex offering some of the hottest, most recognizable entertainment experiences in the world with dozens of clubs, restaurants and shops.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 3
SeaWorld Orlando
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SeaWorld Orlando

At SeaWorld you can experience the awe-inspiring power and beauty of the sea and marine life. Get up-close to all of its mesmerizing creatures... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Discovery Cove
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Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is a beautiful, tropical oasis. The park is well run, and the entire staff is very friendly. Buy the picture CD that the park sells if... more »

Fee: Yes
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Pirate's Dinner Adventure
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Pirate's Dinner Adventure

Pirate's Dinner Adventure is an interactive Pirate stunt show that puts you right in the middle of all the action. Over 100 people from the audience is used during the show every night. Voted by Orlando Sentinel readers as Orlando's BEST DINNER THEATER 2011, and runner up Best Themed Restaurant 2012. Visit us for a night of swashbuckling adventure and family fun!

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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