To many travelers, Florida is the ultimate vacation destination. Its stunning beaches and thrilling amusement parks attract thousands of vacationers each year. It is a tropical paradise within the borders of the USA. What follows is a list of Florida attractions that are sure to make your vacation a spectacular one:
An attraction appropriate for all ages is SeaWorld Orlando Adventure Park, which is known for his Blue Horizons production. The show combines the best of Broadway and aquatic life. The cast includes human acrobats, dolphins, and tropical birds. It's the type of show you can see again and again and never tire of.
Another worthwhile attraction is Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. This amusement park features ShieKra, which is advertised as the lone dive-coaster in the U.S. The coaster takes riders on an African voyage, allowing them to climb 200 feet before they fall 70 miles per hour at a 90-degree angle. There are only two other such coasters in the world. As a result of ShieKra, Bush Gardens Tampa Bay has been called Florida's "Coaster King."
Of course, no visit to Orlando is complete without a stop at Disney World, which is now celebrating five decades of theme parks.
The Magic Kingdom is hosting a show called Cinderellabration, a musical in which Cinderella is crowned as a princess. Meanwhile, at Disney-MGM Studios, you can witness Lights, Motors Action! Extreme Stunt Show. This thrilling program showcases movie stunts, motorcycle jumps, and illusions involving fire. If you visit Epcot, you can see the robot known as Lucky the Dinosaur and ride Soarin', an attraction in which you feel as if you're flying over the state of California.
Yet another attraction worthy of a day of exploration is Cypress Gardens Adventure Park. The park, which is known as Florida's first tourist attraction, has undergone a $45 million renovation. Attractions there include 38 rides, which include four roller coasters. Cypress Gardens is also home to the world's tallest rapids ride, water skiing productions, and other forms of entertainment.
Meanwhile, Universal Studios Florida encourages visitors to "ride the movies."
The amusement park features attractions that incorporate elements of some of your favorite films. For instance, there's Men in Black Alien Attack, E.T. Adventure, Shrek 4-D, Jaws, and Back to the Future. For the younger set, there's the Curious George play area, Barney's interactive playground, and Fievel's Playland.
If you're interested in space exploration, consider a trip to the Air Force Space & Missile Museum at Cape Canaveral.
The site features an outdoor rocket garden which includes more than 50 missiles. While in the area, you can spend some quality time relaxing at nearby Cocoa Beach.
Of course, this is only a partial list of the exciting attractions you'll find in Florida. Given the number of interesting sites, you might want to schedule more than one vacation in the Sunshine State. It's the type of place that offers both adventure and relaxation, thrills and comfort. Once you make your initial visit, you may not want to leave.
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