While the rest of country is battling icy winds and heavy snowfalls, Orlando’s enjoying pleasant 70-degree highs and sunny skies. Jealous? You don’t have to be – winter is one of the best times for planning a vacation to Orlando, especially given all the fun you can have at Universal Studios Orlando, Walt Disney World , and SeaWorld Orlando . It’s the off-season for tourism in Orlando, meaning fewer crowds and shorter lines on your favorite rides. Throw in the pleasant weather, and there’s no doubt that Orlando is looking pretty good this time of year. You may just want to consider ditching work and taking time off to enjoy some of these Orlando theme park highlights.
Disney’s Epcot is about to unveil a new interactive attraction that will have you fighting crime all over the world – the world showcase, that is. The Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure gives Disney guests a chance to be secret agents as they team up with Kim Possible characters using special “Kimmunicators.” Uncover clues and control top-secret equipment at the different World Showcase pavilions to complete missions, fight bad guys, and save the day.
Disney will also begin featuring a new parade in February that will give you a whole other reason to come out into the sunlight. At Magic Kingdom, the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It! Street Party will take to Main Street, USA with floats, lots of Disney characters, and music for a 12-15 minute party taking place three times daily.
And over at Universal Studios, the talk of the park is still the Simpsons Ride, which puts you right at Krustyland along with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. You’ll fly, float, and crash through Krustyland’s kiddie attractions and stunt shows as you embark on a wild, over-the-top ride. With just as many laughs as thrills, hanging with the Simpsons definitely beats work.
When the day’s over at Universal, stick around for Let the Music Move You at Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras. Coming to the park on select nights from February 7th through April 18th, this party in the streets is a great escape from the dull winter. Enjoy live performances by some of the biggest stars in music, as well as a spectacular parade, outrageous street performers, and of course, authentic Cajun food to spice it all up. Don’t forget to stop by Universal’s CityWalk afterwards for the official after party, too.
Finally, nothing beats the winter blues like the Kraken ride over at SeaWorld. This floorless monster will rock you, drop you, and spiral you around for a roller coaster ride like no other. After all, what better way to feel the Orlando wind rushing through your hair than on a mythological underwater beast soaring above and under the ground? And stay tuned for the opening of Manta later this year, another ride that is sure to shake things up at SeaWorld.
There are plenty of attractions and events to keep winter interesting in Orlando, so plan your vacation now! Get discount Orlando theme park tickets at OrlandoFunTickets.com , and you’ll have everything you need to enjoy a warm and fun-filled season.