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Where Orlando - - The Guide -

BUENA VISTA WATER­SPORTS AND PAR­ADISE COVE ‒ Rent jet skis or try wa­ter­ski­ing, tub­ing or wake­board­ing on scenic Lake Bryan. www. bvwa­ter­sports.com. 13245 Lake Bryan Drive, 407.239.6939.

THE COCA COLA OR­LANDO EYE ‒ Hop aboard a 400-foot-tall fer­ris wheel where you’ll ride inside a fully en­closed, air-con­di­tioned glass cap­sule for stun­ning views. The ride is es­pe­cially nice at sun­set or dur­ing the nightly theme-park fire­works. www. of­fi­cialor­lan­do­eye.com. 8401 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 866.228.6438.

CRAY­OLA EX­PE­RI­ENCE ‒ Dis­cover the magic of color with 25 hands-on at­trac­tions. www.cray­ola­ex­pe­ri­ence.com/or­lando. The Florida Mall, 8001 S. Orange Blos­som Trail, 407.757.1700.

GATORLAND ‒ This theme park and na­ture pre­serve com­bines Old Florida charm with ex­cit­ing wildlife ex­hibits and live en­ter­tain­ment. View a breed­ing marsh, climb the ob­ser­va­tion tower, watch the al­li­ga­tor wrestling show and ride the zi­pline. Open daily. www.gatorland.com. 14501 S. Orange Blos­som Trail, 800.393.5297.

I  DRIVE 360 ‒ Visi­tors can hop aboard the 400-foot­tall Coca-Cola Or­lando Eye fer­ris wheel, ex­plore Madame Tus­sauds wax at­trac­tion and dive into Sea Life aquar­ium with 5,000 crea­tures and an ocean tun­nel. I-Drive 360 is also home to an ar­ray of restau­rants, shops and en­ter­tain­ment venues. www.i-drive360.com. 8445 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.999.9985.

K1 SPEED ‒ Race elec­tric, Ital­ian pro-karts that reach speeds of 50 mph, all on a huge, in­door track. Open daily. www.k1speed.com. 9550 Park­south Court, 407.434.7500.

LOCKBUSTERS ES­CAPE GAME ‒ Chal­lenge your mind and have fun at the new­est es­cape game on I-Drive. www.lock­busters­game.com. 8326 In­ter­na­tional Drive.

MADAME TUS­SAUDS OR­LANDO ‒ Ex­pe­ri­ence fa­mous Amer­i­cans with this im­mer­sive and in­ter­ac­tive wax at­trac­tion. Shake hands with the pres­i­dent, get on stage with Lady Gaga or up close and per­sonal with Tay­lor Swift and take the ul­ti­mate selfie. www.madame­tus­sauds.com/ or­lando. I-Drive 360, 8387 In­ter­na­tional Drive 866.630.8315.

OLD TOWN USA‒ This old-timey down­town takes you back to the good old days with restau­rants and spe­cialty shops and plenty of en­ter­tain­ment. Free ad­mis­sion and park­ing. www.my­old­townusa.com. 5770 W. Irlo Bron­son Memo­rial High­way, Kis­sim­mee, 407.396.4888.

RI­P­LEY’S BE­LIEVE IT OR NOT! ‒ Thanks to the TV show with the same name, this at­trac­tion has be­come a fa­vorite with its di­nosaur ex­hibit, Od­di­to­rium and an Egyp­tian mummy. www.rip­leys.com/ or­lando. 8201 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.345.0501.

SAMMY DU­VALL’S WATER­SPORTS CEN­TRE ‒ Para­sail, wake­board, water­ski or just en­joy a guided lake tour from Dis­ney’s Con­tem­po­rary Re­sort. Open daily. www.sam­my­du­vall.com. 4600 World Drive, 407.939.0754.

SEA LIFE AQUAR­IUM ‒ Ex­pe­ri­ence many un­der­wa­ter worlds filled with a huge ar­ray of sea crea­tures. Come face-to-face with sharks, visit the hands-on touch pool and the in­ter­ac­tive “talk­ing” aquar­ium or stroll through the 360-de­gree ocean tun­nel. www.vis­it­seal­ife.com/or­lando. I-Drive 360, 8449 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 866.622.0607.

TREE TREK AD­VEN­TURE PARK‒ This aerial ad­ven­ture course built in a 15-acre tree canopy al­lows visi­tors to test their men­tal and phys­i­cal skills in a se­ries of ob­sta­cles in­clud­ing Tarzan-like swings, lad­ders, sus­pended bridges, scram­ble nets, swing­ing logs, surf boards and a pair of gi­ant 425foot zip lines through the trees. Open daily 8 am to dusk. www.or­lan­dotree­trek.com. 7625 Sin­clair Road, Kis­sim­mee, 407.390.9999

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