Believe it or not, there’s more to Orlando than Walt Disney World, and Vacations by Marriott is ready to show you it all. From exciting rides at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to winding waterslides at the hotel, we suggest an itinerary you to keep you cool and busy during your stay in the Sunshine State. Explore our vacation packages to Florida and join us on an exciting trip south.
Day One: You touch down at Orlando International Airport, gather the kids and luggage and pick up a rental car, then are on your way to your home base for the next several days – the Orlando World Center Marriott. It’s a pretty big place, and your choice was made easier when you learned about the resort’s Falls Pool Oasis, which features two 200-foot winding waterslides, a 90-foot speed slide, a kid’s splash park and multiple pools. Once in your room, the family wastes no time getting into swim gear, and everyone is soon enjoying the water and warm sunshine. You make multiple trips down the waterslides, go for a swim under the waterfall, and eventually head over the Falls Pool Bar & Grill for an early dinner. After some Nachos, the burgers arrive just as the sun begins to set and you discuss your options for the next few days. Lots of family adventure to come!
Day Two: The anticipation has been building – you’re off to Universal Studios Florida this morning. You begin the day going “beyond the screen” and into the action at this movie and TV-based theme park, which offers motion rides such as the 3-D Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and The Simpsons Ride, plus the Revenge of the Mummy Coaster and the Jurassic Park River Adventure. You board the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross Station for a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which has to be one of the premier theme park attractions anywhere in the world and features Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, the Dragon Challenge and Flight of the Hippogriff. As your family of mere Muggles tests its collective courage against the fearsome Hungarian Horntail, you realize you’ve made an unforgettable journey today, with more fun on the way.
Day Three: The swimsuits are once again readied as you head out for a day at Wet n’ Wild Orlando. You enter the park and within minutes are experiencing an explosion of pulsating lights, dynamic effects and cosmic energy on The Black Hole: The Next Generation, as your two-person “hydra capsule” blasts off. Next, you encounter a splashing dose of group therapy on Brain Wash, and boogie down on a retro raft adventure called Disco H2O. Downshifting a bit, you take a relaxing journey into the past through as you drift by waterfalls on the Lazy River, then get absolutely soaked on your way down a ruptured pipeline known as The Blast. The little ones loves the Kids' Park, which features smaller but-still-thrilling versions of the most popular adult rides. You soak up the sun by the Surf Lagoon wave pool and eventually work up the courage to challenge the ultimate "free-fall" on the Bomb Bay. What a day!
Day Four: It’s your final full day in Orlando and you’ve saved the most iconic destination on your itinerary for last. Since 1971, Walt Disney World has been capturing the hearts of both the young and the young-at-heart. The list of attractions is absolutely timeless, and you ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, board the Astro Orbiter and Dumbo the Flying Elephant, take a trip to Cinderella Castle, get goose bumps in the Haunted Mansion, float through It’s a Small World, the Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean, check out Monsters, Inc., race around the Tomorrowland Speedway, shake the water off at the bottom of Splash Mountain, explore Tom Sawyer Island, take a seat for the Main Street Electrical Parade, complete with Buzz Lightyear and – of course - Elsa from Frozen, and finish up the evening with fireworks overhead. Tomorrow, you’ll head home with pictures, souvenirs and more, but today’s what dreams are made of.