Closeup of the Universal Studios Islands of Adventure amusement park entrance structure in Orlando, Florida
15 Best Things To Do In Orlando Besides Disney World
Focused on movies and TV shows, Universal Orlando lets you swing from the skyscrapers of New York City with Spider-Man or outrun a Velociraptor. Fans will love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a meticulous recreation of iconic "Harry Potter" locations, where you can spin spells, fly on a wild hippogriff, or have a Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks.
Universal Orlando
Gatorland is an amusement park and wildlife sanctuary home to hundreds of alligators and crocodiles, several bobcats, a zip line over alligator-infested swamps, a petting zoo, and live animal shows. There's also an off-road adventure tour, a moonlit alligator-feeding night show, and the nearby Gator Gully Splash Park to escape the brutal Orlando heat.
SeaWorld Orlando is a traditional amusement park and aquarium rolled into one supremely entertaining destination, famous for its high-volume roller coasters and numerous daily live shows. There are rides for all ages, animal exhibits, a 400-foot rotating observational Sky Tower, and SeaWorld's signature live aquatic shows.
SeaWorld Orlando
An entertainment complex spread over 20 acres, ICON Park has dozens of different shops and dining options, a 400-foot Ferris wheel, an escape room, and Sea Life Orlando Aquarium featuring exotic sea creatures. Visitors to Madame Tussauds' wax museum can interact with life-like statues of Batman, Superman, and Taylor Swift.
Drive Shack appeals to hardcore golfing hobbyists and those new to the sport, with themed driving ranges, from the classic to modified game-within-a-game styles. It also has hundreds of TV screens, each tuned into major sporting events or other great TV shows, and a large selection of above-par bar food and beverages.
Drive Shack