MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS
Bok Tower Gardens offers a peaceful retreat for travelers.
ANIMAL KINGDOM, WALT DISNEY WORLD ‒ From live animals to dinosaurs and animal characters, your imagination runs wild in this beautifully designed park. Hop aboard a safari in Africa for close animal encounters then head to Asia’s Mount Everest coaster. The petting zoo, DinoLand U.S.A. and the themed-playground will win over the kids, along with Finding Nemo and The Lion King musicals. www.disneyworld.com. 407.824.4321. DISCOVERY COVE‒ Swim with dolphins, wade with rays, snorkel among thousands of exotic fish and hand-feed tropical birds in a free-flight aviary. Discovery Cove’s full-day, all-inclusive adventures include all meals, drinks and gear along with admission to SeaWorld or Busch Gardens. www. discoverycove.com. 6000 Discovery Cove Way, 888.800.5447. EPCOT, WALT DISNEY WORLD ‒ Distinguished by its glistening geosphere, Epcot offers visitors a look into the world’s technology. Don’t miss Mission: Space, Soarin,’ Test Track and the aquarium. World Showcase depicts 10 countries around a scenic lake so guests can dine, drink, shop and be entertained from a global perspective. www. disneyworld.com. 407.824.4321. HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, WALT DISNEY WORLD ‒ This theme park dives into Hollywood with live stage shows and movie-themed rides. Must-stops are Tower of Terror, Star Tours, Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster, Toy Story Mania and the Disney Jr. live show. Let the kids loose in the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground or sign up your young Jeti to fight Darth Vader. www.disneyworld.com. 407.824.4321. ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE, UNIVERSAL ORLANDO ‒ Everyone has fun with six uniquely-themed islands: Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon, Marvel Super Hero Island and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Each highlights adventure, storytelling and the most technologically advanced rides, attractions and shows. Best bets are The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Incredible Hulk Coaster, along with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Hogsmeade. www.universalorlando.com. 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, 407.363.8000. LEGOLAND FLORIDA‒ This 150-acre theme park and water park offers more than 50 rides, shows and hands-on attractions geared for families with children ages 2-12. The new Duplo Valley attraction features interactive playgrounds, a train and a tractor ride designed just for toddlers. Save time for exploring the beautiful Cypress Gardens on the lake. www.legoland.com. 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, 877.350.5346.