For a long time Orlando remained a small settlement, the peak of development of which was in the middle of the 20th century. Today, it is not only a fast developing industrial and scientific center, but also a major tourist area. Travelers are attracted by picturesque parks, beautiful botanical gardens, amusement parks and numerous museums.
Disney World Theme Park is the most famous attraction of the region. The park is a brilliant idea of the animator Walt Disney. It allowed transforming an empty territory of the city into a fantastic world of fairy tales and fantasies. The opening of the park took place in 1971; since that time this wonderful entertainment complex was visited by millions of adults and children. On the territory of Disney there are more than a dozen of modern theme parks and each of them is individual and unique.
The Magic Kingdom Park is the location of the ghost house which is famous to all children. You can also visit a real cowboy museum and the most thrilling attraction - Space Mountain. EPCOT Centre Park is the place where one can see first inhabitants of the earth and learn much interesting information about the history of our planet. Animal Kingdom is the best chance to get acquainted with the animal world, while Hollywood films lovers should move their feet to MGM Studios.
Besides Disney you will find numerous places of interest in Orlando. You can visit Sea World Aquarium, which has opened recently. In this place you will see numerous aquariums and even an artificial reef; in addition to fish you can see the inhabitants of the Arctic, which live in a separate pavilion.
Excursions to the botanical garden named Cypress Gardens are no less popular. In this garden you can see over 50 types of tropical butterflies and lots of beautiful flowers. Orlando is often called an ideal place for family rest. You will not find such wide choice of entertainments at any other resort.