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Location

Formosa Gardens Estates is just one mile from Highway 192 (otherwise known as W. Irlo Bronson Highway).

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Epcot                                  Magic Kingdom

Location of Formosa Gardens Estates


Attractions

Walt Disney World

www.waltdisneyworld.com

The Magic Kingdom
A firm favorite with young children - and adults too!!

Epcot
This park not only has fantastic rides located in Future World, but also has a lake surrounded by the World Showcase of eleven different countries each serving the cuisine of their particular country. Epcot is a great hit with all ages.

Hollywood Studios
There are a number of rides revolving around the Star Wars theme and there will soon be a whole Land devoted to Star Wars. 'Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular' is a great show for all ages as is the night-time fireworks extravaganza of 'Fantasmic'.

Animal Kingdom
Try the Kilimanjaro Safari (either during the day or on a night-time safari). The photo opportunities are endless and you really believe you are out on the savannah. There are numerous other attractions like the 3D 'It's tough to be a bug' and the major roller coaster 'Mount Everest', an afternoon parade and a great show called 'Festival of the Lion King'. Around the park you find keepers with animals/bugs, and they are happy to tell you all about them. There is also a night-time light show called 'Rivers of Light'. Disney combines education and fun in this park - it is a great day out.

Water Parks

Blizzard Beach
An amazing water park designed to resemble a ski resort - there are ski lifts, a 'toboggan' run 'bobsled' rides - a really fun place for all age groups.

Typhoon Lagoon
There are slides, pools, a slow river, a surf pool and a saltwater artificial coral reef with tropical fish that you can snorkel through.

Universal Studios

www.universalorlando.com

Universal Studios
The major attraction at Universal is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: there is the must-have roller coaster, a train ride which takes you between Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley. It is brilliantly done. There are numerous other rides, from the rather tame, but very cute, 'ET Adventure' to the quite spectacular show 'Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time'.

Islands of Adventure
The big rides in this park are not for the faint-hearted as there are some pretty scary white knuckle rides - a huge hit with teenagers. However attractions such as 'The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman', 'Jurassic Park Adventure' and the water rides are a huge hit with all ages. 'Seuss Landing' has lots of cute attractions for the little ones.

Sea World

www.seaworld.com

Sea World
Sea World not only has killer whales, sharks, penguins, manatees, sea lions, otters and many other fabulous animals, it also has some good white-knuckle rides. Kracken is the tallest longest, fastest and only floorless rollercoaster in Orlando . On their website you will find details of dining, special packages on offer and descriptions of their rides. so if you like animals and rollercoaster rides, you might like to try Sea World.

Discovery Cove

www.discoverycove.com

Just across the street from Sea World is its sister park Discovery Cove. This is a very different experience and is a great place to go to have a break from the hectic theme parks. It is a quiet and relaxing day - and you can even swim with a dolphin.


Attractions a Little Further Afield

Busch Gardens

www.buschgardens.com

A park which has both animal attractions and roller coaster rides.

Kennedy Space Center

www.kennedyspacecenter.com

An amazing place to visit: there are some awesome exhibits as well as IMAX shows, tours round Cape Canaveral and if you time it right, you might just be lucky enough to see a shuttle launch.


Park Services

Useful services provided by all theme parks include:
Lockers, Stroller rentals, wheelchairs (electric also availiable)
All the theme parks provide a range of eateries, from burgers and fries and sandwiches to a three course meal with waiter service - the choice is yours.

Location

  • 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport
  • 60 minutes from Sanford Airport
  • Closest gated community to Disney - just 2 miles (about 5 minutes)
  • Guests describe Formosa Gardens Estates as "the perfect location"