Theme Parks In Florida
Florida or called the Theme Park Capital of the world and nicknamed the “Sunshine State”, provides virtual vacation adventures such as theme parks, entertainment centers, resorts, sports venues and escapades more than anywhere else in the United States.
There are regions in this state that offer wide variety of theme parks as listed below:
- Orlando/Kissimme: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld Orlando, The Holyland Experience, Discovery Cove, Kennedy Space Center, Florida State Fair, Florida Strawberry Festival
- Gainesville/Ocala: Silver Springs Nature Theme Park, Wild Waters Waterpark
- Tampa/St. Petersburg: Busch Gardens Tampa, Weeki Wachee Springs, The Florida Aquarium
- St. Augustine: Marineland, Family Fun Factory
- Miami/Ft. Lauderdale: Wannado City, Sawgrass Recreation Park
Amusement parks in Orlando contribute a tremendous portion in Florida’s economical segment. The Walt Disney World Resort as the top tourist destination in the world, provides four theme parks and over 20 hotels in Lake Buena Vista in Florida. Other major theme parks in this state such as Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens, and SeaWorld also add up more value in tourism section.
Interesting Facts and History:
This peninsula geographically situated on the Gulf Coast has the longest coastline in the continental United States. Tourism is one of the key sectors in economical accretion of this state. Its warm weather and the coastline magnetize over 60 million tourists every year, and claimed to be the top destination state in the spring break 2011.
Being the upmost tourists’ destination in the world, the Government of Florida has established amusement parks, entertainments and resorts since 1970s to get along with the richness of its beautiful coasts and relaxing weather.
Being the host of various types of wildlife, Florida provides animal care, research and educational conservation in zoological parks available in this state.
The wildlife includes Bottlenose Dolphins, Pygmy Rattlesnakes, Florida panther, Meleagris gallopavo (subspecies of Wild Turkey), American Alligator and Crocodile are mostly found in Florida.
This diversity offers exciting expeditions and wild adventures with animals.
Places of Interest:
Orlando is the largest metropolitan area in the United States, and becomes one of the most targeted regions in the state for vacation adventures. The Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld Orlando, and The Holyland Experience escalate the amount of tourists visiting this City.
Gainesville/Ocala hosts amusement parks namely EasyStreet, Silver Springs Nature Theme Park, and Wild Waters Waterpark. The Silver River in this region is the largest artesian spring formation in the world.
Tampa/St. Petersburg is known for its magnificent coastal view offering urban exhilaration within natural contiguous.
The Busch Gardens Tampa, Weeki Wachee Springs, and The Florida Aquarium invite tourists to enjoy the diversity of wildlife and marine attractions.
St. Augustine is the oldest city and port in the continental United States.
This City grabs tourists’ attention for its elite 19th century architectural and Spanish Colonial buildings.
The theme parks of Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, Marineland and Family Fun Factory become the major attraction in this City.
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale is popular for the largest cruising center, and its extensive and complex canal system.
The constructions of Wannado City and Sawgrass Recreation Park contribute a significant increment in tourism sector for their role-playing amusement center and airboat rides.