Although Walt Disney World, Universal and SeaWorld are Orlando's major attractions, there are loads of smaller attractions which are also worth a visit and have the great advantage of being far less packed than some of Orlando's bigger theme parks.
Legoland Florida - One of the most recent additions to the theme park capital of the world, Legoland Florida, only opened on the 15th October. The theme park offers the same Lego fun we have been in enjoying in Europe, except on a much larger scale. This is now the largest Legoland park in the world and features a whole variety of Lego fun and recreation for kids and families with younger children.
Gatorland - Billed as the alligator capital of the world, Gatorland has been open for sixty years and has a number of crocodile and alligotor exhibitions and shows. This is one of the more educational attractions in Orlando and offers a number of talks and animal shows where you and the family can learn about these amazing 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 museum features over one hundred interactiv eexhibitions that aim to educate and entertain visitors of all ages. There is also Lazer Tag, a 4D theatre and a hiliarious dinner show that combines comedy and magic to entertain you while you eat.
Aquatica - This is a water park that is run by the SeaWorld and entertainment group and offers a number of Southern pacific themed slides and pools to enjoy in the hot and sunny Orlando temperature. Dolphin Plunge is probablu the park's most popular attraction. This innovative slide sends you hurtling down tube slides passing through a pool of Commerson dolphins.
Kennedy Space Centre – The US is synonymous with space exploration and one of the most important sites, Kennedy Space Centre, is located right here. Head to this wonderfully educational attraction and take in some of the fascinating displays and exhibits which document the history and future of space exploration.
If you want to visit a variety of parks and attractions on your holiday to Orlando, it is definitely worth picking up a Flex ticket or purchasing a multi-park ticket. However, you musn't worry if you can't see and do it all. There's a lifetime of fun to be had here, which makes it almost impossible to fit everything into one two week holiday.