Thanks to FloridaTix for collaborating with us on this post about Central Florida attractions. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When I think of visiting Florida, I pretty much think of Disney World and the Keys. I know there are other beaches in the Panhandle and all along the Atlantic coast, but, in my mind, I can’t help but see the Keys when I think of Florida beaches.
Until my trip to Kissimmee in June, I thought that Central Florida attractions consisted of Disney World and Universal Studios. To my great surprise and fortune, Central Florida is so much more. Of course, you can find the huge theme parks, but there are also great shows, restaurants, and shopping. If you go outside of the town just a little ways, you can find some incredibly beautiful scenery.
Just look at some of these wonderful shots that I got during an airboat ride on the Central Florida swamps. It still amazes me that I was able to get some of these shots from a moving airboat.
Still, the large theme parks are quite the draw. The Orca Show at Sea World is just spectacular. The creatures are so gorgeous and to watch them fly into the air and splash water at the crowds is just amazing. How can those trainers get those massive animals to do that?
While I got to do a lot during my few days in Kissimmee, there is so much more to be done. I would love to take a hot air balloon ride, try out a few more of the great restaurants, and see a couple of shows. I would also like to discover some of the other theme parks in the area. Personally, I like to plan out my trips well in advance. Why stand in line for tickets, when I could just buy tickets to several attractions like Discovery Cove with FloridaTix.
I have a feeling that, over the next few years, we will be headed down to see more than a few Central Florida attractions. Our kids are still little, but rest assured that we will visit Disney World, Universal Studios, Discovery Cove, and many of the other activities that Central Florida has to offer. They are already asking about these trips and I don’t think we’ll be able to stall them for too much longer.
So where would you go if you were headed to Central Florida? Leave us a comment and let us know.