While the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale, Daytona, and Panama City have each been popular Spring Break destinations of Florida’s past, Orlando has now taken over as the premier destination for families and college-age spring breakers. An ideal setting for an annual week-long celebration, Orlando’s all-inclusive, packaged vacations offer tons of things for all ages to enjoy. From family-friendly theme parks to refreshingly fun water parks, here are some of Orlando’s best spring break destinations.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Harry Potter-themed attractions have become the go-to destinations for spring breakers who prefer Butterbeer over actual beer. By bringing the books of J. K. Rowling to life, Universal Orlando Resort is literally able to transport guests into the Wizarding World on the Hogwarts Express. The fully-immersive train ride runs between Universal Studio’s Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade located at the foot of Hogwarts Castle in Universal’s Island of Adventure. There are also several themed and interactive thrill rides based on the film such as Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts 3D ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey dark ride, and The Flight of the Hippogriff roller coaster.
Orlando Water Parks
Spring break just isn’t complete without some aquatic fun. Orlando vacationers can cool-off from their studies by slipping and sliding around at these popular Central Florida water parks.
- Volcano Bay – Consisting of four separate villages, Universal’s new water park features peaceful pools and thrilling slides including the Ko’okiri Body Plunge inside the 200-foot tall Krakatau volcano.
- Typhoon Lagoon – The classic Disney water park sits across from Disney Springs marketplace and features multiple tube slide flumes and family raft rides.
- Blizzard Beach – This icy-themed Disney water park won’t leave you chilly with its Slush Gusher body slide and the world’s tallest and fastest Summit Plummet water slide.
- Aquatica – Adjacent to SeaWorld, the water park features two wave pools, lazy and rapid rivers, and multiple slides that navigate in and around aquatic habitats for dolphins and other sea life. Adding to the value of this family-friendly water park, the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards recently certified Aquatica as an Autism-friendly center.
Stay Close to the Action
With so many spring break destinations spread across The City Beautiful, you’ll need a hotel central to all the fun. With nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment options, the Rosen Inn International is conveniently located on I-Drive in the middle of all the attractions. To book a room for your unforgettable Orlando spring break, call us today at 407-996-1600.