Orlando, Florida Top 10 Attractions

6: Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

With Jiminy Cricket as a host, you know this event is sure to please. Let all your favorite Disney characters tell you a spectacular tale as you sit in anticipation of the fireworks show to come. The owner description says that "this is a story so big that only the sky can hold it," and perhaps this is true, as Wishes Fireworks is the biggest fireworks event in the entire Magic Kingdom theme park.

Address: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830

7: The Outta Control Dinner Show

The Outta Control Dinner Show

Perhaps not the main attraction but a reason in itself to go, the unlimited pizza, salad, drinks, popcorn, and desserts are more than enough reason to try out this dinner show! The comedy is just the reason to stay. Laugh your night away at the impersonations and improvisations, and "oooh" and "ahhhh" along with the crowd at the magic tricks. This show's atmosphere has the ability to give you one of your most memorable nights in Orlando. Book tickets in advance though, as reservations fill up quickly!

Address: 9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

8: Bob's Balloons

Bob's Balloons

See the Orlando area in a way you'll never have the chance to experience otherwise! Bob's hot air balloons are the ticket to a sunrise experience you will remember forever. The wildlife and scenery able to be seen from the balloon are one-of-a-kind and the staff will almost always fly wherever you wish.

Address: 8293 Champions Gate Blvd, Orlando, FL

9: Gatorland

Gatorland

Originally opened in 1949, this theme park was started as a small-time roadside attraction. Nowadays, it is a 110-acre habitat home to alligators, snakes, crocodiles, and other exotic wildlife that you don't see in the Midwest! Catch a gator wrestling match or a train ride through the swamp. If the ground isn't interesting enough for you, there's a zip line that offers a great aerial view of the park. Gatorland has the world's largest collection of white alligators and is a great place to get educated about the beautiful and oftentimes misunderstood reptiles.

Address: 14501 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32837

10: Lake Cherokee Historic District

Lake Cherokee Historic District

This area is primarily residential- but don't be put off by that initial description! The Lake Cherokee District has over 160 historical structures and some of the best historical architecture in all of Orlando. Most of the building began in the 1870's so you're sure to find plenty of great photo opportunities here. Lake Cherokee is great for a morning or early afternoon stroll, exercise, and picture-taking session to kick start the rest of your busy Orlando day.

Address: 400 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

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