Florida Theme Parks

When you think of Florida, one of two things probably comes to mind: beaches and theme parks. Well, here in Bradenton we are spoiled because the beach is just up the road and all of the iconic parks are just an hour or two away! So, if you want to take a break from the beach and make some amazing memories, plan a trip to our nearby theme parks!

 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Where: 10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

Whether you’re a coaster enthusiast or want rides that are fun for the whole family, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is home to some of Florida’s best roller coasters & thrill rides. But, their main attraction is some of the world’s most interesting animals to some of its most endangered which you can see through up-close encounters and tours. Visit their website to learn more and plan your visit!

Things to do:

  • Rides and roller coasters
  • Shows
  • Safaris and tours
  • Animals
  • Kid-friendly rides/activities
  • Restaurants and shops

 

Adventure Island

Where: 10001 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

Located just across the street from Busch Gardens, Adventure Island® is 30 acres of water-drenched fun with an ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages.

Things to do:

  • Water slides
  • Pools and lazy rivers
  • Restaurants and shops

 

Dinosaur World

Where: 5145 Harvey Tew Rd, Plant City, FL 33565

Conveniently located between Orlando and Tampa in Plant City, Florida. Dinosaur World Florida is Central Florida’s only attraction dedicated to the giants of years past. Encounter a wide variety of dinosaurs in a unique, natural lush garden setting. Here you can dig for fossils, pan for minerals, play at our playgrounds, and see artifacts in our indoor museum. Visit their website to learn more and plan your visit!

 

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Where: 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884

The ultimate destination for families with young kids with a creative collection of over LEGO®-inspired 50 rides and attractions, countless shows, 14 water slides in the water park, and more! Visit their website to learn more and plan your visit!

Things to do:

  • Rides and attractions
  • Water parks rides and attractions
  • Shows
  • Restaurants and shops

 

Discovery Cove

Where: 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821

Discovery Cove is a theme park owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and located in Orlando, Florida. It is the sister park of SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando. Visitors to the park can interact with a range of marine animals including bottlenose dolphins. Visit their website to learn more and plan your visit!

 

Kidstar Park

Where: 18505 Paulson Dr, Port Charlotte, FL 33954

This is a great mini indoor-amusement park to adventure in on a rainy day. With go-karts, laser tag, blacklight mini-golf, 3D motion ride, and the liquid laser water show, it is sure to entertain the family for hours. Visit their website to learn more and plan your visit!

 

SeaWorld Orlando

Where: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

SeaWorld theme parks offer up-close animal experiences, roller coasters, and, most importantly, a chance for you to make a difference. Visit Aquatica, to enjoy two wave pools, thrilling slides, and unique play areas for the little ones. Or, Discovery Cove, to connect with dolphins, snorkel with fish and rays, and hand-feed exotic birds. Visit their website to learn more and plan your visit!

Things to do:

  • Rides and attractions
  • Presentations and activities
  • Animal experiences
  • Tours
  • Restaurants and shops

 

Universal Orlando Resort

Where: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Universal Studios is where cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions bring your favorite movies, television, and more to life. From rides for the kids or for the thrill-seekers, Universal is sure to become a family favorite. Split your day between Islands of Adventure and City Walk to get the full experience. You won’t be disappointed. Visit their website to learn more and plan your visit!

Things to do: 

  • Rides and attractions
  • Character encounters
  • Kid play zones
  • Entertainment and shows
  • Restaurants and shops

 

Universal’s Volcano Bay

Where: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

This is not your classic water park. Universal’s Volcano Bay takes it to the next level! With zero lines, no rafts to carry, exquisite dining, and the most stunning water ride you can imagine, it will feel like a vacation on your vacation. Visit their website to learn more and plan your visit!

Things to do: 

  • Water slides
  • Pools and lazy rivers
  • Attractions
  • Restaurants and shops

 

Disney Theme Parks

Where: 10100 Dream Tree Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32836

There is so much to love about Disney World, and we are sure you are familiar with the magic it has to offer. Meet your favorite character, enjoy the exhilarating rides, and spend the day making wholesome memories with the whole family, Disney World has it all. Visit their website to learn more and plan your visit!

 Things to do: 

  • Rides and attractions
  • Tours
  • Character encounters
  • Kid play zones
  • Entertainment and shows
  • Restaurants and shops
  • Disney Destinations

 

Start Planning Your Next Stay

This is just scratching the surface of all there is to do here in Southwest Florida. This is why we personally guarantee that each time you visit, there will be something new for you to do and discover. Click here to plan your vacation today! We are here to help you have the perfect vacation getaway, by offering a wide selection of luxurious accommodations and amenities that perfectly match your needs.