With literally so much to do in Orlando Florida, some of the attractions are often overlooked by first-time visitors to major attractions like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. But the truth is, there are many other smaller attractions that are also worth visiting and you will often find that they are not as crowded as some of the larger ones.

LEGOLAND Florida – One of the newest additions to the theme park capital of the world, LEGOLAND Florida, opened its doors a few weeks ago, on October 15, and offers the same Lego fun we’ve been enjoying in Europe for a while now. This is now the largest LEGOLAND park in the world and features several LEGO Kingdoms and attractions. This is an ideal park to visit with young children.

Gatorland – Considered the alligator capital of the world, Gatorland has been open for 60 years and has a number of crocodile and alligator exhibits and shows. This is one of the most educational attractions in Orlando and offers a series of talks and animal shows where you and the family can learn about these incredible creatures. Get up close and personal with alligators, crocodiles, pythons, lizards and other animals.

Wonderworks – Another educational attraction in Orlando is WonderWorks. This science-based site features over 100 interactive exhibits that aim to educate and entertain visitors of all ages. There is also Lazer Tag, a 4D theater and a fun dinner show that combines comedy and magic to entertain you while you eat.

Aquatica – This is a water park run by the people behind SeaWorld and offers a series of South Pacific themed slides, pools to enjoy in the warm sunny Orlando heat. The Dolphin Dip Slides are probably the most popular attraction in the park that sees you rush down tube slides and not through a pod of Commerson dolphins.

Kennedy Space Center – The United States is synonymous with space exploration and one of the most important sites is the Kennedy Space Center. Head to this wonderful educational attraction and take in some of the fascinating exhibits and displays that document the history and future of space exploration.

If you want to visit a variety of parks and attractions during your Orlando vacation, it is definitely worth purchasing a flexible ticket or purchasing combo ticket packages. Don’t worry as not everyone can see it all, and they will take a few trips to the area before you become a theme park pro and see it all.

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