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Five Central Florida Day Trips

Central Florida Day Trips
When most people plan a trip to Central Florida, they’re focused on the theme parks and maybe a day at the beach. Yet Central Florida is full of amazing things to see and do – and with much shorter lines than you’ll find at the theme parks! If you stay at one of the resorts in Kissimmee FL, like Fantasy World, you’re in the perfect location to head out and explore some of the other great Florida experiences.

Kennedy Space Center
A trip to the Kennedy Space Center is one for the whole family to enjoy. Kids and adults alike will be amazed at all there is to see and experience. The Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction really puts into perspective just how massive a job it is to go up into space and will leave you in awe. The Shuttle Launch Experience is a real thrill as you get a feel for what it’s like to blast off. If possible, schedule your visit to coincide with an actual rocket launch for an unforgettable experience.

Weeki Wachee Springs
Since 1947, Weeki Wachee Springs has been known for its mermaids. Visitors sit in a special theater built sixteen feet below ground that gives an amazing view into the natural beauty of the springs and the beautiful mermaids who perform regular shows underwater. There are also animal shows, a river boat cruise, and the wonderful spring-fed waterpark for all to enjoy. Pack a picnic lunch, some beach towels and chairs and you’ll have a full day of kitschy fun.

Air-Boat Rides
Once you’ve been on an air boat, you’ll be raving about it forever. This is a thrilling way to explore some of Florida’s marshy waterways. The high-speed adventure takes place on what looks like a boat with a massive fan at the back to propel you along. You don’t have to be a thrill junkie, though. The high speeds produce more giggles than screams and you’ll also have a chance to slow down and see some of the natural wildlife, including gators, fish, and birds. This is a classic Florida experience not to be missed.

Speaking of gators, a trip to Central Florida isn’t complete without a stop at Gatorland. For more than 60 years, this favorite Florida attraction has been welcoming visitors to see plenty of gators – in a safe and secure environment! There’s gator wrestling, a Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, and you can take a backstage tour to feed the gators.

Dinosaur World
Gators look a bit like dinosaurs as it is, but if you’ve got some dinosaur fanatics in your family, don’t miss a visit to Dinosaur World. As well as gem mining and fossil digging, there’s no shortage of dinosaurs to see. This mini theme park doesn’t have any rides, but there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained, not to mention lots of great photo opportunities.

If you’ve booked one of the resorts in Kissimmee FL, these are just a handful of the many day-trip options available throughout Central Florida.

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