Florida is one of the world’s best destinations for year-round fun in the sun and makes for the perfect family timeshare getaway.
Yet with so many theme parks and attractions, how do you narrow it down?
Here are our top five Florida theme parks for the whole family to enjoy.
1) Aquatica Orlando
This unique park is an aquarium, zoo, water park and theme park all rolled into one. Teenagers and kids will fall for the 38 water slides, while you can relax and unwind among the 84,000 acres of white sand beach and private cabanas for rent. Don’t miss the Dolphin Plunge, a clear tube water slide that takes you through the Commerson’s dolphin habitat.
2) Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios’ theme park masterpiece is the perfect destination for thrill seekers and roller coaster lovers. Wander through the magical world of Hogwarts at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, take a thrilling raft ride past dinosaurs on the Jurassic Park River Adventure, or fly through the air on the Marvel Super Hero Island attractions.
3) Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Kids both young and old will fall in love with the magic of Disney’s flagship theme park. Have your photo taken outside the magnificent Cinderella’s Castle, meet your favourite Disney characters, then wander through the park’s themed areas – Main Street USA, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Tomorrowland and Fantasyland.
4) Discovery Cove
With guests limited to just 1,300 a day, Discovery Cove has all the atmosphere of an exclusive, spectacular resort. Enjoy up-close animal encounters with dolphins, sting rays, tropical fish, sea otters and exotic birds, or enjoy a lazy afternoon in a hammock with a cocktail in hand.
5) Universal Studios
Film buffs will adore this popular theme park, which brings pop culture to life in stunning form. Relive classic and beloved movies such as E.T. and The Terminator, or catch up with the characters of newer releases, like Despicable Me and Shrek.