When you think about Orlando, the first thing that you probably comes to mind is Disney World. There are more things to do down there besides Disney. In today’s post, I want to share with you four things to do in Orlando that is not Disney.
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando is a theme park resort. They are Disney’s biggest competitor. The area consists of Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk Orlando.
Universal Studios Florida is a theme park that focuses on movies and television. It is separated into eight areas which are Production Central, Woody Woodpeckers Kidzone, Hollywood, Park Wide Entertainment, New York, San Francisco (Closed. Being changed into Fast & Furious) and the Wizarding World of Harry Pitter – Diagon Alley.
Universal Islands of Adventure is a theme park that is divided into seven sections. They are Port of Entry, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, The Lost Continent and Seuss Landing.
Universal CityWalk Orlando is the only area that I’ve been to at the Universal Orlando Resort. CityWalk is an entertainment, dining, and shopping district. It is a very fun place to go to. There are numerous places to eat such as Pat O’Brien’s Bar, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, and NBC Sports Grill & Brew. There is also an AMC Theatre and a couple of clubs out there including the Bob Marley club.
Orlando Magic Game
The next thing on the list is to check out an Orlando Magic game. They play their home games at the Amway Center which is located in downtown Orlando. They have a young team and are currently in the rebuilding process. That means the tickets shouldn’t be that expensive. I’ve been to a couple of Orlando Magic games over the years. If you’re an NBA fan, you will enjoy the atmosphere.
Orlando is home to a lot of shopping areas. The Florida Mall is one of the largest single-story malls in the country. It is located near the Orlando Airport. The Mall at Millenia is an upscale mall located International Drive. It is home to the largest Macy’s in central Florida. Orlando is also home to several outlet stores as well. You can find a lot of deals at the outlet stores.
There are over 170 golf courses in the Orlando area. Orlando is the home of The Golf Channel. The Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Reunion Resort, Waldorf Astoria Club and Grand Cypress Resort are a few that you should check out.
As you can see, Orlando has more to offer than just Disney World. The next time you plan a trip, you should check some of these things out.
What else have you done in Orlando besides Disney?