1001 Places I'd Like to Visit before I Die #17 - Florida 1


Over, under, sideways, forward, backward, and all around… the faint of heart need not be scared because this is not what you can expect from your Florida flights. After a safe and uneventful flight to Florida, you can rediscover the child in you and enjoy the exhilarating rides in one or several of this key US city’s theme parks and water fun parks. The kids would of course love it a lot! They love Disneyland and I think no matter which part of the world, they’s be happy to come back.


Three of the theme parks that you can visit in Florida are Disney World, the Universal Studios, and Sea World. When you book your Florida flights, you can already book hotels or any accommodation of your choice at locations near the theme parks that you want to visit. In and around Disney World, for example, are hotels and apartments where you can get park admission packages together with your room and board bookings. There are also shuttle services to take you to Disney World’s park entrance and then back to your hotel’s doorstep at the end of the day.

Disneyland and Kids
My kids always look back to our Disneyland adventure (Paris).

Also within Orlando, Florida are the Universal Studios and Sea World. These two theme parks are within a stone’s throw away from Disney World. The Universal Studios is paired up with another theme park, Islands of Adventure, under the same umbrella of companies. These theme parks have movie-based rides and attractions – you can even sing, dance, or dine with popular characters like Woody Woodpecker, Spiderman, and other Marvel Superheroes. The attractions you can find in these theme parks include the Universal CityWalk, the Revenge of the Mummy, and the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit rollercoaster.

The Sea World theme park in Orlando, Florida is a water and marine mammal park. This park features a lot of thrill rides – definitely not your typical rollercoaster ride. Sea World is particularly known for its Journey to Atlantis ride, the Wild Arctic helicopter ride, and its animal observation stations. Another unique attraction at Sea World is the Shark Encounter. In this “ride,” park visitors are put into an acrylic tube and submerged into a tank to see sharks swimming around. Younger kids can also have some active play time with the park’s mascot, Shamu, at the Happy Harbor.

There’s certainly a lot for the entire family to enjoy in Florida theme parks. Attractions are not limited to heart-stopping and gravity defying rides. A whole lot more attractions and activities are left for younger children, the elderly, or those who just cannot take the extreme excitement to choose from. Strolling along the cobblestoned walks of the theme parks or going into a park building whose interiors have been transformed into a different realm can be just as exciting.