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Top 5 Theme Parks in Florida

Top 5 Theme Parks in FloridaTheme parks are a great way to spend a fun day. Whether you are hanging out with friends, your significant other, or even the whole family, a theme park is a great way for people of all ages to have a blast. Florida is one of the most theme park filled States in America, they have several to choose from spread all throughout the state. Today I am going to be talking about my personal favorites and including 5 of some of the best theme parks you can find in Florida. We hope that you enjoy these Top 5 Theme Parks in Florida.

1. Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure – Orlando

Universal Studios is a fun filled theme park that is great for people of all ages. They have a ton of rides that cater to kids and adults and there is a wide variety of themes to cater to whatever you like. They have classic movie themed rides such as E.T. Adventure, Men In Black: Alien Attack, and Revenge of the Mummy. There are more rides catered to kids such as Minions Mayhem, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and The Cat in The Hat. There are also rides for the Superhero lovers like The Incredible Hulk Coaster and The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man. Not to mention of course the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Simpson's Springfield, plus there is a brand new ride catered to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! It's a world of fun and definitely something you don't want to miss out on.

2. Disney Parks – Orlando

Of course you can't go to Florida looking for a theme park without visiting the Wonderful World of Disney! What's great about it is that there are several different Disney parks so you can experience the Disney magic in so many different ways. There are 6 different parks to visit and they are all a blast. If you're into Star Wars, you want to be full of Terror on the Hollywood Tower of Terror, or maybe you want to rock out on Aerosmith's Rock n Roll Coaster head to Hollywood Studios. If you are wanting to experience the jungle and spend the day with Animals, be sure to check out Animal Kingdom. Want to travel the world? You can do that and experience several countries at Epcot. Looking for a fun water experience? Check out Typhoon Lagoon or Disney's Blizzard Beach! Finally, for all things Magic and all the amazing classic Disney experience be sure to head over to the Magic Kingdom!

3. Legoland – Winterhaven

If you have kids that love building with Legos, Legoland is the place for you! Legoland is filled with amazing sculptures made completely from Legos, there are a ton of great rides including Lego NINJANGO the Ride, Flying School, and Coastersaurus. Legoland is a great way to spend the day with the family. There are a lot of fun things to do at Legoland and it's so interesting what can be made of Legos, I definitely recommend checking this one out.

4. Fun Spot America – Orlando

How could you pass up on going to visit a place called Fun Spot America? You are bound to have a fun time! Fun Spot America is full of rides, games, and just pure fun. I love Fun Spot America because it is like a mix between a typical theme park and a carnival. They have some rides/attractions that you would typically find at a Carnival such as the Fun Slide and games like Balloon Bust, Water Gun Fun, and Hot Shot. However, they also have more theme park typical rides such as the Tea Cups, White Lightning, and Space Invader. Either way, you're bound to have a blast at Fun Spot America.

5. Busch Gardens – Tampa

If you are someone that loves amusement parks but also loves animals, Busch Gardens is the place for you. I absolutely love going to amusement parks as well as the Zoo so Busch Gardens is one of my favorite places to go. They have great rides including Cheetah Hunt and Cobra Curse but they also have great animal shows/exhibits like the Animal Care Center where you can peek in on the doctors as they care for and check up on all the animals in the park or the Cheetah Run where you can experience up close and personal just how fascinating Cheetahs are.

Florida is a great vacation spot because there is SO much to do there and so many great family-friendly spots to hang out and have a great time. These are just a few of my personal favorite Florida theme parks but there are still even more than just these. If you're looking to do a vacation with a lot of theme park days, Florida is a great spot because all of the parks I listed are within about an hour or so of one another so you can just any that you would like! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Which of these Top 5 Theme Parks in Florida do you want to go to?

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  1. Disney Parks, of course, is number 1… hands down. I have yet to visit LegoLand but it seems like tons of fun!

  2. There are so many reasons why I want to go to Florida but now you’ve just given me five more. I love going to theme parks are so much fun and it keeps our family close.

  3. Jenna Wood

    There are SO many theme parks, wow! I haven’t been to any of them- looks like I need to plan a trip.

  4. Brianne

    What a great list! I have no idea there was a Busch Gardens there! We are headed there in a few months and can’t wait to check it out! 

  5. Sherry

    I have never been to Florida but I would love to go. I would want to see all of this, especially Univeral Studios.

  6. I haven’t heard of Fun Spot America and it sounds like a different option. I love Busch Gardens—they have awesome rides!

  7. reesa

    I’ve never heard of Fun Spot America! I will have to look into that one!

  8. Meagan Ivie

    Totally agree with Disney! I’ve been wanting to take my kids to legoland! I’ve heard it’s so much fun!

  9. Claudia Krusch

    We are so excited to go to Legoland. We have been lucky to go to Disney a few times and loved it.

  10. I would love to go on a family vacation and go visit all of these parks! These all sound like so much fun. 

  11. Sinisa

    My kids wylive to see them all. Florida is amazing 

  12. It’s always going to be Disney for me but otherwise I’d also like to go to Busch Gardens. A zoo AND a theme park sounds like a fabulous combo.

  13. This is a great list! We’ve visited three of these parks and I can’t wait to see the others!!

  14. Jennifer G

    I have always wanted to go to Florida. I never have been able to do it yet, but I am hoping I can take my family one day soon.

  15. I love florida! We go there once a year and visit the theme parks.

  16. Adaleta

    Those all sound so awesome! What fun to be had!

  17. We’ve never been to Florida yet, but it’s on our bucket list. Thanks for the list. Will keep those theme parks in mind.

  18. Kristi

    We love their theme parks, with Epcot being our favorite but also love their State Parks. Last time we went we did some of both and it was our best vacation.

  19. To think that I lived in Florida for 7 years and never been to Busch Gardens! LOL I’ve been so Sea World though. So much fun!

  20. Oh wow, I had not even ever heart of FUN SPOT AMERICA before! My family loves the carnival experience so I think my 5 kids would love that too. I wonder how it compares price wise with the others?

  21. I haven’t been to all of these but Universal Studios was my favorite. I liked it way more than Disney as a teenager.

  22. Tamra Phelps

    This might sound nuts, but I want to see EPCOT almost as much as I want to see the actual countries, lol. Seriously, it would be like seeing dozens of countries in a few days!

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