Central Florida Attractions and Activities

Welcome to central Florida!  April is a beautiful time of the year in the Sunshine State. Winter has passed and hurricane season hasn't started yet.  Tourists love to come here to visit the many attractions and fun activities.  Whether your kids like theme parks, water parks, or seeing alligators, or if you like to golf, fish, or take a swim in the ocean, this area is for you. 

We have highlighted some of the main attractions for you.  For more information, please go to Visit Orlando, the official source for Orlando travel planning.  You can also download the free ‘Visit Orlando’ App for a personalized experience and to navigate Orlando.

Our conference site, the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort also offers many activities - swimming, volleyball, basketball, and an exercise gym - and you can sometimes get discounts and longer hours at Disney Parks with special deals through the hotel. 

 
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Universal Orlando® ResorT

Ride the Hogwart's Express between Universal Studios and Islands or Adventure, experience exciting movie-themed rides, enjoy a day in the water at Volcano Bay, and have dinner, shop, and go to a movie at CityWalk. 

 
 
 
 By Christophe95 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

By Christophe95 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

SeaWorld® Orlando

SeaWorld® Orlando includes unique sea-themed parks - SeaWorld®, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®, and Discovery Cove®.
 
View the aquariums, killer whales, sea turtles, penguins, sea lions and much more.  Experience the 200-foot-tall coaster, Mako, or ride the mighty Manta®. You can even swim with the dolphins! 
 

 
 
 
 
 Photo by NASA. Public domain.

Photo by NASA. Public domain.

Kennedy Space Center

Get close to the Atlantis Space Shuttle, stare up at a full-size Saturn rocket, and maybe . . .  experience a rocket launch!  

Stroll through Heroes & Legends to learn about our space pioneers. 

Take a bus behind the gates to see the assembly building and launch pads. 

Then see what NASA plans next! 

 

 
 
 
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legoland

The Legoland Theme Park and Water Park offer a truly immersive experience into the land of Legos.  See beautiful sculptures, fanciful beasts and famous characters.  The parks are designed for the young (and the young at heart).  

Ride the roller coasters, jump in the bounce house, build your own Lego design, and much more.  Drive a Lego car, build your own Lego boat, go on Merlin's Challenge, wield a lance at the Royal Joust.  

View Miniland USA - An all-encompassing overview of the Sunshine State! With landmarks from top-to-bottom, don't miss Mallory Square in Key West, Bok Tower in Central Florida and Antebellum Mansions in the Panhandle - all in Legos! 

 

 
 
 
 Photo by  Kyaw Tun  on  Unsplash

Photo by Kyaw Tun on Unsplash

 

gatorland

Get ready for down-home family fun at “The Alligator Capital of the World®” –  Gatorland!  See alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call our Breeding Marsh home. They have the largest collection of extremely rare white leucistic alligators.  Enjoy the free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one-of-a-kind animal shows, thrilling Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and new Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure ensure your day will be chock-full of fun, smiles and special memories!