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You'll get a warm welcome whenever you choose to visit Florida. The Sunshine State basks in almost year-round sun. If you're looking for entertainment, Florida should tick all your boxes. From Adrenaline junkies to serial sunbathers, Florida caters to all tastes. You'll find as many stunning beaches as you will roller coasters. With our handpicked selection of Florida villas for 2018, choose the perfect base to explore it all.
Florida's theme parks and attractions are among the most popular in the world. You'll find visitors flocking here from all over the globe. Perhaps you're heading there to satisfy your sense of adventure? Or maybe you're entering a world fantasy that your children will love? Florida is the perfect place for their imaginations to run wild! You'll find your guide to Orlando's top parks below.
You'll find a lot more to Florida than just roller coasters, rides and water parks. The Sunshine State has something for everyone in your group. It's much more than just a haven for thrill seekers, so take a look at some of Florida's other amazing attractions.
Immerse yourself in American art and history at one of Orlando's many museums. Discover the largest collection of Earl Cunningham's works, at the Mennello Museum of American Art. A talented self-taught artist, you'll find pieces from throughout his life.
The Ringling is a fascinating museum for art lovers. Explore exhibitions from across the globe, plus an incredible collection of Asian art. Fascinated by tight rope walkers and big tops? The Circus Museum can be found under the same roof. Lose yourself in the history of these globe-trotting, travelling shows.
Looking to learn a little more about American art and history? Head off for the Orlando Museum of Art! You'll get a tour from the Colonial Period through to 1945, with the American Art Collection. While the Contemporary Collection bridges the gap to the present day
It’s your turn to walk in the footsteps of mankind’s most intrepid explorers! Ignite your family's imaginations at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where the yet undiscovered is waiting to be explored. Take a journey through the history of space exploration, watching big ideas and beginnings evolve into historic voyages.
Discover the pioneers of American space travel with Heroes & Legends - retracing the small steps that led to that 'one giant leap for mankind'. You'll even have the chance to pose for photos with some of your favourite astronauts! The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing uses incredible interactive technology that makes this possible.
Maybe you’d prefer to hear their fascinating stories first hand? Lunch With An Astronaut is one unique experience! They’ll recount what it’s really like to travel to, work in and live in space. Plus you’ll even have the chance to ask questions and pose for photos with them.
Live out your childhood fantasies with Space Shuttle Atlantis®, it’s your turn to become a virtual astronaut and walk among the stars! Sit in the shuttle simulators, practise docking at the International Space Station and so much more. You’ll have your head up in the clouds long after you head home. If you're moon-mad, the Saturn V Center should be top of your list! It's your chance to marvel at the rocket that took twelve men on their lunar adventure. At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, you'll find something for all tastes and ages. An amazing day trip for your Florida villa holiday.
Dip your toes or dive right into the Atlantic Ocean, on one of Florida's breathtaking beaches. If you're considering a 2018 Florida villa, you'll find plenty of beaches in touching distance of your home from home. Plus, there's something different about every stretch of shore.
Daytona and Clearwater's beaches both make for an amazing day out. Watch shoals of fish dance around as you take a dip. Or take in a Florida sunset with loved ones, sharing a magical moment together.
Searching for a quiet spot to soak up the sun? A restful beach to recharge your batteries? Siesta Key should tick all the boxes. You'll enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico as you relax on its fine white sand.
Cocoa beach is just as relaxing. There's a laid-back vibe here, one that you'd expect from a famous surfing beach. Visit the world's largest surf shop or tread a different board, as you explore the historic pier.
Someone mentions Florida and you probably picture theme parks and roller coasters before anything else. But if you take a day away from the rides, Florida's exciting wildlife is just waiting to be discovered. You won't be spun upside down, but a 'swamp tour' is just as exhilarating as a roller coaster ride.
Animal life is waiting to be discovered, as you glide through the Everglades on your airboat. Search for alligators lurking in the swamp. Look up and you'll spot birds flying overhead. Many tours head through the Great Florida Birding Trail, so you might even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle in full flight.
If you're setting off to Florida with toddlers in tow, Walt Disney World Resort should be top of your list. As little ones are able to enjoy plenty of the rides on offer here. Just imagine their delight, as their favourite Disney Characters are brought to life in front of their very eyes. Even the biggest of big kids among you will be giddy with excitement, as you discover attractions loved by all ages.
You’ll find something for everyone in Walt Disney World Resort. There’s six magical Disney Parks to discover, where excitement for all ages awaits! Hoping for enchanting evenings on your Florida holiday? There’s two night-time entertainment districts for all the late-night magic you could need. Plus, there’s plenty of restaurants and shops just waiting to be discovered. Walt Disney World promises the holiday of your dreams. And come true they do – just like magic.
Rides, shows and animal encounters await on your family trip to SeaWorld! Do your little ones love wild adventures? They’ll have a whale of a time exploring Shamu’s Happy Harbor®. It’s paradise for children! Your little ones will find plenty of things to ride, climb, slide and play on! More than any little imagination can dream of. You won’t know where to start the fun – Jazzy Jellies, Swishy Fishies, Ocean Commotion, Sea Carousel or the Flying Fiddler? And although it’s just for kids, jealous parents can ride The Shamu Express too.
Older visitors will love the thrill of Kraken Unleashed®. They'll head off on an underwater adventure, flying through the Kraken's hunting grounds. It's a one of a kind virtual reality roller coaster! There's plenty more thrills to be had on Mako®! Orlando's tallest, longest and only hypercoaster has all the adrenaline you need.
Infinity Falls™ is new for 2018. Be sure to pack your poncho for this ride! You'll be riding your raft down the lost jungle river, waterfalls and exhilarating rapids. It’s got the world’s tallest river rapid drop – so prepare to get very wet!
You'll find a magical combination of exciting rides and family entertainment here. It's also home to 12,000 amazing animals. So Busch Gardens should be high on your 'must-do list' for your 2018 Florida villa holiday.
Take in live shows that kids and parents will love! Opening Night Critters is a family favourite, starring animals aplenty. From rescue dogs to exotic birds, a horse and even a kangaroo. While Elmo Rocks features some of your most-loved Sesame Street characters. Why not stay behind and meet all the stars of the show? Your inner child would probably love to meet Bert and Ernie, or grab a photo with the Cookie Monster.
Did the mention of meeting Bert and Ernie gave you a tingle of excitement? Head to Sesame Street Safari of Fun®! You’ll encounter the characters as you’ve never seen them before. From Elmo’s Safari Go-Round to The Count’s Zambezi Rally - family fun and an animal adventure all wrapped into one.
If you’re craving a thrill, head to Cobra’s Curse® - you’ll come within inches of the Snake King’s eyes and fangs. Spin freely as you whizz around this one of a kind spin coaster. Your weight distribution will determine how the ride spins, so expect it to feel a little different every time.
Excitement for all the family awaits at Discovery Cove. No matter how old you are, the thought of swimming with dolphins and other animals should give you that buzz. Age is just a number after all! Freshwater Oasis® is ideal if you’ve got young children. Explore the water trails, swim and splash around together, and watch the marmosets and otters play.
Feeling adventurous? The SeaVenture® underwater walking tour** should have all the thrills you need. Be brave, as you come face to face with sharks. You’ll pleased to know that there’s a 21 foot long panoramic window sitting between you. Feeding time soon begins (not for the sharks), so you’ll find schools of fish dancing around your feet. Sometimes you just need a break from the action. Snorkel your way around The Grand Reef® or head to Serenity Bay – the perfect spot to relax.
**Please note that an additional charge applies
Get ready to make a splash, at Aquatica. Head to Ihu’s Breakaway Falls®, where you’ll need to hold your nerve. Step into the tube and wait for the drop into the slide. Those few seconds could feel like a very long time. Who’ll drop first? They’ll have a headstart, as you race to the bottom.
Like the sound of some friendly competition? Only one of you can be crowned winner on Taumata Racer®. Grab your mat, zoom down head first and see who comes out on top. Hopefully you won’t have any sore losers to take back to your villa.
All this competition might sound a little tiring. So, why not slow things down on a lazy river ride? Grab your giant, inflatable rubber ring and get ready to relax. The pace might be slow on Loggerhead Lane™ but the sights are spectacular. You'll spot Commerson’s dolphins in their underwater habitat, along with thousands of tropical fish.
Find spectacular entertainment at Universal Studios Florida. Put yourself in the heart of the action with TRANSFORMERS, or indulge your inner child as you meet playful minions. Love the magical world of Harry Potter? It’s your turn to walk through Diagon Valley! Stock up on Quidditch supplies or head to Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes – where you'll have your pick of magical tricks and jokes.
Live life the Waturi Way of your trip to Universal’s Volcano Bay! The carefree attitude of these laid-back pacific islanders has been fully embraced here. So you can expect to find plenty of relaxation among the thrills, without feeling rushed. You’ll have all the power of the TapuTapu Wearable too. Holding your place in a queue has never been easier – it just takes a flick of the wrist. This means that you’ll have more time to enjoy the slides, torrents and lazy rivers.
Your amazing journey is just waiting to begin at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Where you’ll come face to face with incredible heroes. Join forces with Spiderman to battle his enemies, or go on a high-octane adventure with The Incredible Hulk. Your friends back home will be green with envy. Harry Potter fans will be in Hogwarts heaven! Wandering the corridors and sitting in the classrooms – prepare to be spellbound. You’ll find exciting rides here too, such as Flight of the Hippogriff and Dragon Challenge.
If you've seen The LEGO Movie, it'll come as no surprise to you that everything is awesome at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Young children will find a world of excitement, sparking their imagination into overdrive. Perfect for a family day out.
Let your little ones behind the wheel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Children from ages 3-13 can earn their own LEGOLAND driver's licence at Ford and Ford Jr. Driving Schools. Try to resist the urge to become a backseat driver!
Why not fire up your laser guns at Lost Kingdom Adventure? The ride is great for all ages, creating a real sense of adventure. Take on LEGO mummies and skeletons, as you search for lost treasure. Who'll get the highest score? Parents or children?
Do your kids have boundless energy? Lego® Ninjago® World is paradise for active little ones – maybe you’ll finally tire them out? Activities and challenges will help them become the best ninja they can be, before their final test - LEGO Ninjago The Ride. Their final points score will let you know if they’ve gained that vital ninja knowledge. They’ll need to remember their ninja hand waves! They’ll be firing animated lightning bolts and fireballs at their 3D enemies.
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