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Busch Gardens Africa
  Busch Gardens Africa, formerly known as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, opened on March 31, 1959, and has an African theme. The park was originally tagged "The Dark Continent". The theme park is one of America's largest zoological institutions, with more than 2,700 animals. Attractions include: Rhino Rally, Montu, Kumba, Scorpion, Gwazi, Edge of Africa, and SheiKra, a vertical dive coaster which opened in 2005.
     
Discovery Cove
  Discovery Cove is an Orlando, Florida theme park where visitors can interact with a variety of marine animals, most notably bottlenose dolphins. The park, which is operated by the Busch Entertainment Corporation (the theme park division of Anheuser-Busch) is adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando. In addition to swimming with dolphins, Discovery Cove visitors can interact with exotic birds, tropical fishes, rays and land mammals.
     
Gatorland
  Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve located along South Orange Blossom Trail in Orange County, Florida. It was founded by Owen Godwin in 1949, and still privately owned by his family today. Billed as the "Alligator Capital of the World," Gatorland features thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh with boardwalk and observation tower, reptile shows, aviary, petting zoo, swamp walk and educational programs.
     
Islands of Adventure
  Universal's Islands of Adventure is a theme park located in Orlando, Florida. It opened in May 1999 as part of an expansion that, along with CityWalk and the Portofino Bay and Hard Rock hotels, converted Universal Studios Florida into the Universal Orlando Resort. The park's overall theme is that of a journey of exploration, where visitors depart from a main port on an "inland sea" to visit five "islands," each having its own distinct theme, but all emphasizing fun and adventure. A planned seventh island, to open in late 2009, will be based on the popular Harry Potter franchise.
     
Kennedy Space Center
  The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Merritt Island, Brevard County, is home to a number of museums, two IMAX theatres, and various bus tours allowing visitors a closer look at various restricted areas that would otherwise not be possible. The site also serves as an important wildlife sanctuary; Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore are also features of this area.
     
SeaWorld
  SeaWorld is a chain of marine mammal parks in the United States, with operations in Orlando, Florida, San Diego, California and San Antonio, Texas. The parks feature Orca, sea lion, and dolphin shows and zoological displays featuring various other marine animals. The parks' icon is Shamu, the Orca. SeaWorld parks also feature a variety of thrill rides, including roller coasters like Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando.
     
Universal
  Universal Studios Florida is a theme park in Orlando, part of the Universal Orlando Resort. The park, which opened on June 7, 1990, lets visitors "Ride the Movies." It offers many shows and rides, along with countless other things for visitors to see and do. It is separated into 6 several different areas - Production Central, New York, San Francisco/Amity, World Expo, Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone, and Hollywood. The complex has a sister theme park Islands of Adventure, and a nightclub/shopping venue called CityWalk.
     
DisneyWorld
  Walt Disney World Resort is the largest and most visited recreational resort in the world, containing four theme parks, many themed hotels and numerous shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation venues. It is located in Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake just outside the city limits of Orlando. The four theme parks, aeach represented by an iconic structure, are The Magic Kingdom (Cinderella Castle),
Epcot (Spaceship Earth), Disney's Hollywood Studios (The Sorcerer's Hat) and Disney's Animal Kingdom (The Tree of Life)
     
Wet'nWild
  Wet 'n Wild - Orlando is one of two parks within the Wet 'n Wild chain, the other being in Greensboro, NC. It was founded in 1977 and is considered the first major water park in the United States. It has a number of thrill rides including the newest attraction 'Brain Wash' (a 60 foot plunge). There are also multi-person rides, kids rides and other attractions.

 

   
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