Discover the Magic of Orlando
Orlando is known as the “Theme Park Capital of the World” and is home to great parks such as Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Studios Florida®.
Orlando is a vibrant and lively city located in central Florida, known for its world-renowned theme parks, beautiful weather, and endless entertainment options. From the magical world of Disney to the thrilling roller coasters of Universal Studios, there are adventure-packed activities for all ages. Although Orlando’s claim to fame is being the Theme Park Capital of the World, that’s certainly not all this city has to offer. Beyond the theme parks, Orlando is home to a thriving arts and culture scene, a bustling downtown area, and some of the best shopping and dining experiences in the state. Even if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the outdoors, Orlando is home to beautiful and naturally diverse parks and waterways that are excellent places for hiking, birding, kayaking, and more within an hour’s drive from the city. You can even explore outer space or watch a rocket launch at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in nearby Merritt Island! With its year-round warm weather and long list of exciting attractions, Orlando offers something for every type of traveler.
A world of adventure
Make Their Dreams Come True at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World isn’t just a theme park – it’s multiple unique theme parks rolled into one larger-than-life experience! It would probably take over a week to see every attraction, which is why Walt Disney World is the perfect destination if you want endless entertainment in a single location. Visit the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Splash all day at Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach Water Parks.
Walt Disney World offers special opportunities for student groups like performance opportunities inside the park, behind-the-scenes tours, and workshops. Send student musicians and vocalists to a workshop about developing soundtracks, introduce future artists or engineers to theme park design and the advanced technology used to bring parks to life, or encourage young leaders at workshops about leadership and innovation. Disney invites your band, orchestra, choir, dance or other student group to a professional workshop to hone their skills, give them a chance to perform in front of a live audience, then reward their hard work with a day of fun at a theme park!
Make it extra crazy
Take them to the Big Screen at Universal Studios Florida
Three theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay – come together to create Universal Orlando Resort. Immerse yourself in the movies you know and love in a way you can only do here in Orlando. Enjoy themed rides, live shows and many dining options.
Universal Orlando Resort offers special opportunities for student groups like stage performances, parades for marching bands, and workshops. Young musicians can learn about the art of sound design and even score a film, while dancers can choose from several workshops led by Universal choreographers. You’re invited to bring your marching band, dance team, orchestra, or other performance group to join a professional workshop where students can refine their talents, showcase their skills to a live audience, and conclude the trip with a day of fun at a theme park as a well-deserved reward!
Travel Out of This World
Show Them the Stars at Kennedy Space Center
It’s only an hour’s drive from Orlando to the Eastern coast of Florida, which is where you’ll find the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Merritt Island.
“Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is organized into Mission Zones where attractions and tours are grouped by chronological era. From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space.”