Busch Gardens Tampa
What do you get when you combine one of the nations leading zoos and some amazing roller coasters? Bush Gardens Tampa! Bush Gardens has an impressive 2,700 plus animals on their property as well as some world class roller coasters. The park is 335 acres of family fun. It is designed around the theme of an African Safari. Don’t let the African Safri motif full you though, the park is divided into 8 areas, each of which has its own theme.
This is one of our favorite theme parks in the Orlando area. The park includes some amazing marine animal performers. The most popular oh which is easily the parks star attraction, Shamu, the worlds most famous killer whale. Aside from the performances, Sea World also has a kids water playground, some “petting zoos”, shark encounters, and even a few rides.
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If you don’t know about Disney World, you might want to get out a little more. Easily the most popular theme park in the World, the original Disney World can be found in Orlando. Disney World is also Hollywood Studios (movies and magic) and the Animal Kingdom (a zoo with thrill rides) 24 resort hotels, 2 water parks and Downtown Disney (a shopping, dining & entertainment hub). Both of these are included in the admission price. The Magic Kingdom is divided into a variety of themed lands, while Epcot has more of futuristic type feel.
Universal Studios Florida
Sister to the popular Universal Studios Hollywood, the Universal Studios Florida is equally as impressive.
The park is a work film studio, so don’t be surprised if you see some celebs walking around on the back lot tours. The park is full of shows, awesome rides, and a really cool tour of the back lots of the studio.
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