7 Best Theme Parks Near Orlando

No place on earth has more (or better) theme parks all located in one area, other than Orlando.

In this page, we'll list out the best theme parks near Orlando, what they offer, and where you can buy discounted tickets for those parks.

Table of Contents

  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Universal Orlando Resort
  3. Animal Kingdom
  4. Disney's Hollywood Studios
  5. EPCOT
  6. SeaWorld Orlando
  7. Gatorland Orlando

1. Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is the park that appeals to everyone. Whether you're taking your kids to Disney, your family, your friends, or just your significant other, there's something that everyone can enjoy.

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There are multiple thrilling rides, laid-back rides, shows, and even Disney characters that roam the park whom you can take a picture with.

Also, this is where the famous Cinderella castle is located!

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2. Universal Orlando Resort

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Take your vacation to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort.

Three amazing theme parks, including an incredible new water theme park, immerse you in days of thrills and adventure beyond your imagination.

It's the only place where you can experience the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at two parks, connected by the Hogwarts Express which you can ride* with a Park-to-Park admission ticket.

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Plus, Universal CityWalk offers a dazzling variety of dining and entertainment options from early in the morning until the wee hours of the evening. It's days and nights of endless, high-octane fun for every member of the family. Vacation beyond anything you've experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort. 

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3. Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is another park that is perfect for all age groups, especially if you love animals.

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If the name wasn't a giveaway, this entire theme of this park is around animals (and bugs)!

This 500 acre park is the largest Disney park and home to over 1700 animals. Similarly to how Star Wars is associated with Hollywood Studios, Avatar is directly correlated to Animal Kingdom.

There are plenty of rides, safari tours, and sightseeing that is perfect for all ages.

Additionally the famous and giant Tree of Life is located here. This isn't an ordinary tree, as 400+ animals are carved on the tree.

Located in the center of the Animal Kingdom park, the iconic tree of life towers at 145 feet and can be seen from quite a distance away.

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4. Disney's Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios is a fantastic park that is mostly tailored towards teenagers and adults.

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They have a massive area dedicated to Star Wars, known as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, but that's not all!

In this area, you can find one of the most popular Star Wars rides in Rise of the Resistance. 

Rise of the Resistance isn't your ordinary ride that you hop on, and it's over in under a minute. There's a walk-through portion, a dark ride portion, a simulator portion, and even includes a drop and a lift.

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Aside from the fan favorite Star Wars area, there's a lot of other activities to do.

On Sunset Boulevard, you can test your courage on the Tower of Terror, and even stop by Oga's Cantina to get delicious refreshing drinks.

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5. EPCOT

EPCOT is widely known as an adult park, due to some of the fan favorite offerings such as Drinking around the world.

The park is split into only 2 sections in Future World and World Showcase.

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Future World is the portion of the park that focuses on innovation and technology. It details Walt's vision through unique architecture and design.

Here, you'll be able to find popular rides such as Test Track, Mission: Space, and The Seas With Nemo & Friends.

This portion of the park is exactly what it sounds like, as this area features different countries.

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In each country, you'll find authentic food, drinks and even live experiences. They do a great job of providing guest with a real-life experience around the world.

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6. SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is one of the most unique parks in the world, as it is a theme park & a marine zoological park.

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From heart racing roller coasters, to amazing interactive shows, to feeding the smartest marine animals in the world, there's so much to do.

If you've never seen the power and athleticism of killer whales and dolphins, you're in for a huge surprise.

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7. Gatorland Orlando

Despite the name, Gatorland also showcases a variety of entertaining activities including reptiles shows, a breeding marsh & bird rookery, swamp/nature walk, petting zoo, water park, gatorland zipline, and last but not least, crocodiles!

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It truly is one of the most underrated theme parks in Orlando.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is Better Epcot or Magic Kingdom?

EPCOT is very popular with adults, while Magic Kingdom is popular with everyone, specifically families and kids. Each park offers something unique, it just comes down to your preferences, as far as rides, shows, and activities.