Orlando, a city in central Florida, is home to more than a dozen theme parks. Chief among its claims to fame is Walt Disney World, comprised of parks like the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, as well as water parks. Another major destination, Universal Orlando, offers Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter straddling both.

SeaWorld, with animals like whales, dolphins and penguins, as well as the longstanding Wet ‘n Wild water park, are also draws. Other popular spots include the Legoland theme park, Gatorland's wildlife preserve, and Holy Land Experience, a Christian-themed park. The bigger parks have accompanying hotels, spas and restaurants. Accommodations are diverse away from the parks, and the area also offers golfing, lake fishing and boating tours through swamps to see wildlife like alligators and bald eagles. Fifty miles away, on the Atlantic Coast, the Kennedy Space Center features rocket launches, artifacts and an IMAX theater.

Special Dishes

Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

The absurdly decadent sweet filling is balanced flawlessly with a piecrust so savory, so pumped with butter and salt, that it almost tastes like bacon.

Duck Lovers Pizza

A garlic puree-dressed crust quacks under the weight of duck confit, duck ham and duck sausage, topped with Monterey Jack, scattered with pea tendrils, drizzled with 10-year balsamic and crowned with a fried duck egg.

Chicken and Dumplings

A witty dish that resembles the Southern classic in name only: delicate Asian lobster dumplings paired with shreds of the tenderest chicken breast, dotted with local mushrooms, edamame and a soy-butter emulsion.

Tour Locations

Walt Disney World


The Walt Disney World Resort is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida. Opened on October 1, 1971, the resort is owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a division of The Walt Disney Company. It was initially operated by Walt Disney World Company. The property covers 27,258 acres featuring four theme parks, two water parks, twenty-seven themed resort hotels, nine non–Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including Disney Springs.

Animal Kingdom

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Disney's Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks and Resorts division, it is the largest theme park in the world, covering 580 acres. The park opened on Earth Day, April 22, 1998, and was the fourth theme park built at the resort. The park is dedicated and themed entirely around the natural environment and animal conservation, a philosophy once pioneered by Walt Disney himself.


Radisson Blu Hotel

Perfectly situated for your family vacation, Radisson Hotel Orlando - Lake Buena Vista lies less than a quarter mile from the Walt Disney World Resort. Our hotel offers free shuttle service to Walt Disney World theme parks as well as Universal Orlando Resort and neighboring shopping outlets. Enjoy proximity to SeaWorld, Disney Springs and numerous golf courses.