Universal Studios Orlando and other things to do near Walt Disney World

So you’ve been up and down Disney World: you’ve seen the Magic Kingdom, rode the monorail, gone on all the great rides, and the characters! Well, when you’ve had enough Mickey, Goofy, and all the gang, there’s plenty more for you and your gang to do in the Kissimmee/Orlando area other than Disney.

If your kids are still clamoring for theme parks then you shouldn’t miss Sea World Orlando Adventure Park. A little bit education and a whole lot of fun, Sea World is a place where your family can experience the wonders of the sea up close (including the world-famous killer whale, Shamu!), hand feed sea lions and stingrays, check out penguins in their very own icy environment, and of course, brave some fabulous rides.

Universal Studios Orlando offers an up-close look at big action Hollywood moviemaking at its most exciting best allowing you to walk through major motion picture sets. Of course, if you get tired of that, you can always check out the Universal Studio’s rides or head over to Islands of Adventure. These rides serve up the thrills! Set on five islands, Islands of Adventure theme park offers rides with speed, twists, turns, height, gravity defiance… or how about a man-made tornado or two?,

What if you’ve simply had it with rides, the lines, and the screaming children? How about some world class shopping? There’s more in Kissimmee and Orlando than just Musketeer ears and Disney pins! Get out your plastic because the The Buena Vista Lake Factory Stores (http://www.lbvfs.com/) and Kissimmee Value Outlet Shops offer discount outlet shopping the likes or which even seasoned pros have rarely seen Only Minutes away from Disney World, these discount shopping Meccas are homes to Borders, Converse, Eddie Bauer, Fossil, Gap, Jockey, Nike, Nine West, Old Navy, Osh Kosh, Sony, Bed & Bath, Vanity Fair discount outlet shops and dozens more. And if you still like to shop, but like a great bargain as well as the thrill of the hunt, check out the dozens of flea markets in the area. And you were worried about how much Disney World was going to run you!

If shopping is not exactly fun or relaxing for you, set up a tee time at one o the over 50 golf courses in the area or go for the education and excitement of a If you’re looking for a relaxing game of golf, there’s over 50 courses in the area for you to choose from!

Looking for some truly fun dining entertainment for all? Try Medieval Times! While you and your family enjoy a real four course medieval feast (no forks allowed!) you will be entertained by jousters (yes, on horseback!) and sword play. You and your family won’t be able to help but be caught up in all of the excitement! If you’re thinking that you and yours might find this fun then check them out at www.medievaltimes.com and buy your tix ahead of time as seats fill up fast.

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