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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
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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: Theme Parks
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Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove
Owner description: Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind experience where you can swim with bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds, play inches from a family of otters, and even walk on the ocean... more Owner description: Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind experience where you can swim with bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds, play inches from a family of otters, and even walk on the ocean floor-all in one day. Between adventures, recharge with unlimited island fare and refreshments. With this all-inclusive experience, your family can unwind, explore, learn, and create memories that will last a lifetime. less
Attraction type: 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: 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; Theme Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Victoria & Albert's
Victoria & Albert's
Ranked #1 of 3,631 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: US$60 - US$120
Cuisines: French, American, European, Gluten Free
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 3,631 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: US$5 - US$9
Cuisines: American, Fast food, Gluten Free
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Chatham's Place
Chatham's Place
Ranked #3 of 3,631 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: Italian, French, Gluten Free, American
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Norman's
Norman's
Ranked #4 of 3,631 Restaurants in Orlando
Price: US$40 - US$80
Cuisines: Gluten Free
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Aloha Isle at Magic Kingdom
Aloha Isle at Magic Kingdom
Ranked #5 of 3,631 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Fast food
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hampton Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Orlando/Lake Buena Vista
US$87 - US$173
Ranked #12 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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Courtyard Orlando International Drive/Convention Center
3.0 of 5
Courtyard Orlando International Drive/Convention Center
US$79 - US$331
Ranked #46 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando Lake Buena Vista
3.0 of 5
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando Lake Buena Vista
US$89 - US$154
Ranked #62 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Orlando East - UCF Area
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Orlando East - UCF Area
US$119 - US$158
Ranked #2 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village
US$109 - US$199
Ranked #5 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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Marriott's Cypress Harbour Villas
3.5 of 5
Marriott's Cypress Harbour Villas
US$175 - US$383
Ranked #6 of 338 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$249 - US$673
Ranked #1 of 338 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$444 - US$1,077
Ranked #3 of 338 Hotels in Orlando
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The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
US$272 - US$713
Ranked #18 of 338 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.