Florida Theme Parks and Attractions
Florida is known for having the best theme parks and attractions in the world. We’ll tell you which ones you must see and what you need to know to make the best use of your time in Florida.
Categories of Florida Attractions and Theme Parks
Florida Attractions Overview A to Z
Below is an alphabetical list of Florida attractions with a brief description.
Click on the pictures or the links listed below to find out more information about the attraction.
Adventure Island – Busch Gardens – Tampa Bay
Home of Splash Attack, which takes guests on a twisty, twirly journey of the unexpected.
Adventure Landing – Jacksonville
Take the plunge into an exciting water park or play arcade games and ride go-karts.
Arabian Nights – Orlando (Permanently Closed)
Arabian Nights, the Kissimmee dinner show with performing horses and a royal story line closed at the end of December in 2013 after 25 years of entertaining tourists and residents.
Whether your idea of water play is serene or extreme, you’ll find it on the state-of-the-art rides and slides at Aquatica. Find one here that’s just your speed. We hope to see you here soon at Aquatica, but sometimes an attraction or ride may be temporarily unavailable. Attractions and ride availability are subject to change.
Bok Sanctuary: Gardens, Belltower and Estate – Lake Wales
The historic Bok Tower is set amid beautiful gardens on Central Florida’s highest point in Lake Wales, Florida. The carillon tower is among the finest belltowers in the world and can be heard daily throughout the sanctuary.
Buccaneer Bay – Weeki Wachee
Take a refreshing dip in the cool crystal-clear waters of Weeki Wachee Spring or challenge the exciting flumes and waterslides.
Stroll through a tropical rain forest while exotic butterflies fly overhead and all around you feeding on the blossoms near the path.
Soar at 60 mph on the world’s two tallest inverted roller coasters, then trek the plains of Africa, escape from fiery volcanoes, or cool off on unforgettable white-water adventure rides.
Caribbean Gardens -Naples Zoo – Naples
Wildlife zoo set amidst tropical gardens featuring big cats, primate expedition cruises, safari canyon and an alligator bay.
Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba – Downtown Disney – Orlando
The Circus of the Sun brings shares its ‘Party’, La Nouba with Central Florida’s visitors.
Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach
Daytona International Speedway, known as the “World Center of Racing,” is a driving force in the world of motorsports.
Daytona Lagoon – Daytona Beach
Daytona Lagoon is an adventure park in Daytona Beach, Florida that provides water play, go karts, laser tag, an arcade and much more!
Dinosaur World – Plant City
Dinosaur World in Plant City, featuring life-size dinosaur replicas in a natural setting along with a museum and hands-on experiences.
Discovery Cove – Orlando
A day of adventure brings a lifetime of memories as you swim with the dolphins, snorkel through coral reefs, and glide among stingrays.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Disney World – Orlando
Explore the unpredictable world of animals on safari, in a prehistoric world, and at stage shows as only Disney can do them! View the variety of animals living in an incredible forests, streams, and tropical jungles filled with natural beauty! Is one of Orlando’s favorite attractions.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Disney World – Orlando
Lights! Camera! Action! Enjoy an amazing array of rides, shows and attractions. Formerly known as Disney MGM Studios. It’s on with the show at Disney-MGM Studios where guests can enter the world of the glitz, glamour and excitement of show business.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom – Disney World – Orlando
The Magic Kingdom, Disney World’s first theme park transports imaginations into worlds of fantasy, adventure and wonder.
Edison-Ford Winter Estates – Fort Myers
Experience the “time of their lives” in sunny Fort Myers. Tours include the winter homes of both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, an artifact museum, and Edison’s laboratory.
Epcot – Disney World – Orlando
An amazing array of attractions and live performances to put you in touch with the future and allow you to travel the world! Travel, explore and discover the future only at Epcot. Enjoy a day filled with unbelievable wonders and experience the entertainers from around the world in World Showcase and Future World.
Fantasy of Flight – Lakeland
Fantasy of Flight is not just an aviation museum, it’s a hands-on experience with adventure biplane and balloon flights available for an additional charge.
Flamingo Gardens – Davie
An eco-experience showcasing lush gardens, a free-flight aviary, alligator lagoon and flamingo island.
Florida’s Gulfarium – Fort Walton Beach
Second oldest marine show aquarium in the world, featuring live perfomances with dolphins, sea lions, and a scuba diver.
The only campground at the Walt Disney World Resort offers a tranquil getaway for families and couples alike.
A unique and innovative multi level attraction where you “Drive the Ride” on multi level tracks, rides and attractions. Featuring 17 hands-on action packed tracks and rides and over 130 games. A safe and family oriented theme park.
Gatorland – Kissimmee
Fifty years of “great tales” has made this attraction the alligator capital of the world! Home to thousands of alligators and crocodiles, some of them have been featured in movies, television shows and commercials. The 56-year-old theme park combines a petting zoo, bird sanctuary, mini-water park, eco-tour and action-packed outdoor entertainment, including daily alligator wrestling shows.
Green Meadows Farm – Kissimmee
An ideal country setting for the entire family to enjoy that includes live animals to touch and see along with pony rides, hayride and more!
Hemingway Home & Museum – Key West
This Spanish Colonial style house belonging to Ernest Hemingway boasts the first swimming pool built in Key West and is listed as a registered National Historic Landmark that is open daily for tours.
Holy Land Experience – Orlando
This Orlando theme park is a living Biblical history museum recreating in authentic detail the city of Jerusalem and its religious importance. It is a total sensory experience that is educational, historical, theatrical, inspirational, and evangelistic, blending sights, sounds, and tastes that transport guests 7,000 miles away and 3,000 years back in time. A wholesome Christian family experience. Re-creates the city of Jerusalem and its religious importance between the years 1450 B.C. and A.D. 66 through costumed characters; dramatic enactments; and high-tech presentations. The Biblical museum is home to the Scriptorium, a collection of biblical antiquities dating back to 2200 B.C.
Take an unforgettable journey to Islands of Adventure. Ride the world’s most cutting edge attractions and challenge all your senses. Around every bend is another epic adventure. Around every corner awaits another once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Take an unforgettable journey through the uniquely themed islands of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where the world’s most cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions bring your favorite stories, myths, cartoons, comic book heroes and children’s tales to life. Universal’s Islands of Adventure, opened in May 1999, is a theme park composed of seven distinct “islands” that are themed to various forms of adventures. Visitors start off in the Port of Entry and make their way through the various islands – Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: the newest island based on the popular Harry Potter franchise was opened on June 18, 2010. Featuring a one-of-a-kind experience with multiple attractions, shops and a signature eating establishment. Bringing the wonder and magic of the amazingly detailed Harry Potter books and films to life.
Kennedy Space Center Vistor Cor
NASA’s launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch. Experience a rocket launch from the Firing Room Theater, view real shuttle pads and walk beneath a moon rocket. Meet a real astronaut, enjoy Mad Mission to Mars view IMAX films and the world’s largest collection of astronaut memorabilia, exhibits, hands-on activities and simulators.
LEGO Land – Winter Haven
This 150- acre family theme park, located in Winter Haven, offers more than 50 rides, shows and attractions geared for families with children ages 2 to 12 and ultimate LEGO fans.
Lion Country Safari – Loxahatchee
World famous as “America’s first drive-through ‘cageless’ zoo”!
Lowry Park Zoo – Tampa
Take a walk on the wild side and explore Tampa’s best kept secret.
Monkey Jungle – Miami
This primate “biopark” allows you to get an up-close view of natural habits via screen-protected path reviewed by About Miami Guide, Renee Chapple.
Parrot Jungle Island – Miami
One of Miami’s oldest and greatest attractions Parrot Jungle Island where the jungle comes alive!
Rapids Water Park – West Palm Beach
Getting wet is half the fun. The other half is the splishing and splashing entry to this website giving you a preview of the fun you can experience in person.
The Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway closed in August 2015 to make way for transportation improvements.Take the chance of a lifetime to get behind the wheel of one of the Indy Cars and test your own mettle on one of the most unique tracks in the world.
Ringling Museums – Sarasota
The Ringling Museum of Art house John Ringling’s extensive art collection. His mansion, Ca da zan, has recently had its 32 rooms and 15 baths restored. The Museum of the Circus houses artifacts from the “Greatest Show on Earth.”
A museum style attraction that showcases oddities, illusions, and artifacts from around the world and appears to be sinking Odditorium houses 16 themed galleries with hundreds of outrageous and interactive exhibits to entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens – Sarasota
A tropical adventure with lush gardens, tropical birds, and Florida’s wildest of wildlife – alligators!
Scott’s Corn Maze – Mt. Dora
Corn Maze at Scott’s Farm in Mt. Dora is open October 1 through November 30 each year. Tuesday through Friday are reserved for large groups of 20 or more. In addition to the corn maze, you can pack a lunch and enjoy picnic area, hayrides and farm tours.
SeaWorld – Orlando
The world’s premier marine adventure park with world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters.
Seaquarium – Miami
Get splashed by a killer whale and up close and personal with the manatees at South Florida’s premier family attraction!
Shell Factory – Fort Myers
This North Fort Myers landmark has the world’s largest collection of rare sea shells, sponges, coral, fossils and sea life specimens. Truly a unique Florida shopping experience with gifts from every exotic shore as well as wildlife exhibits, aquariums and alligators. Spend an hour or a day.
Shipwreck Island – Panama City Beach
Get “double parked” as you splash all day at the many water attractions and scream all night at the wildest amusement park.
Spook Hill – Lake Wales
The Legand of Spook Hill generated thousands of tourists to come to see this optical illusion that causes vehicles to seemingly coast uphill.
Sunken Gardens – St. Petersburg
At this St. Petersburg landmark you’ll enjoy the lush tropical gardens along with tropical bird shows.
The Florida Aquarium – Tampa
Encounter the wonders of Florida sea life while visiting the Tampa Bay area.
Titanic The Experience – Orlando
The World’s first permanent Titanic exhibit is located in Orlando. Recreations of actual rooms from the ship allow you to climb the staircase, stroll among costumed passengers, and view priceless artifacts and treasures.
Hot Air Balloon Rides in Orlando – Balloon Flights in the Disney World area of Orlando Florida. Rides Flown Daily at sunrise in Central Florida. Over 30 Years Experience.
Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump right into the action of Universal Studios’ movies and films at Universal Studios Florida. At this real, working film and TV production facility there are an array of rides, shows, movie sets and attractions that put visitors right in the picture. Visitors also enjoy themed dining and shopping, a variety of exciting special events throughout the year, and you might even catch a real film crew at work on the backlot. Universal Studios Florida, opened on June 7, 1990, is a theme park that lets visitors “Ride the Movies.” The themes of Universal Studio’s are targeted at making guests feel like they are in a movie set with rides, shows, and attractions that are inspired by popular film, television, and music productions. The park consists of six themed areas – Hollywood, Production Central, New York, San Francisco, World Expo and Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone.
Orlando’s hottest spot for entertainment. Home of the best live music, casual and fine dining, shopping, state of the art movies and more.
Wet’n Wild – Orlando (Permanently closed)
The country’s first water park closed its doors permanently on Dec. 31.,2016. Wet n’ Wild, which opened in 1977. The park is owned by Universal Orlando, which is opening a new water park, Volcano Bay in 2017.
Experience the trembling of earthquakes, be blown away by hurricane-force winds and surround themselves with some of the most unique virtual reality experiences available anywhere in the United States. An arcade arena full of interactive fun for the entire family.
World Golf Hall of Fame – St. Augustine
Through a combination of both traditional and interactive exhibit areas, the World Golf Hall of Fame educates and entertains while paying homage to the game’s greatest players and contributors. If you love golf, it’s worth the visit!