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Planning The Perfect Family Reunion? Orlando Is The Place!

Orlando makes the perfect destination for a family reunion. Start with the world’s best theme parks and attractions, beautiful outdoor activities, proximity to the ocean, and add in fabulous restaurants and some of the best accommodations in the world and you’ve got a perfect destination for your gang! Read on for some inspiration and family reunion ideas below!

The activities you choose to include in your family reunion Orlando Fl will, of course, depend upon the age and tastes of the people in your party but here are some of the top options to consider for your family vacation.

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Theme Parks

It’s not a trip to Orlando if you don’t visit at least one theme park! Here are the “big three,” and each has many parks and attractions within them. Visit the park websites and spend time upfront to be sure you find the best fit for your family and make the most of your stay.

Walt Disney World

Hands down, Walt Disney World is the top attraction in Orlando. Everyone who grew up with popular Disney characters like Mickey Mouse loves to see them come alive with their own eyes. Head to the Magic Kingdom, which is the most popular theme park in Walt Disney World. And if the Magic Kingdom doesn’t suit your gang, no worries. Head on over to Animal Kingdom to explore the African backcountry, or tour the world at Epcot. Explore Hollywood Studios and see the magic of the movies.

Universal Studios

For those who want to experience the ever-popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando is a must. Check out Diagon Alley and hop on a simulator ride to feel like you’re part of Potter’s gang. The Simpsons and The Mummy rides are awesome too. There’s lots more for all ages to enjoy at Universal, including heart-stopping rides.

SeaWorld

The combination of amusement park and aquarium works perfectly in SeaWorld which is a must-see attraction and a great option if you’re planning on a family reunion in Orlando. Come and see Shamu wow you with tricks, as he and other amazing animals show off their skills. Both children and adults will enjoy this spot for sure [1]. [1]

Attractions The Whole Family Will Love

There are hundreds of great attractions in Orlando in addition to the “big three.” Here are a few of our favorites.

Madame Tussauds

Get up close to your favorite actors and celebrities in this famous wax museum where you can set up the perfect family selfie [2].

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

This multi-level indoor karting venue is close to iDrive and includes a ropes course, bowling, two bars, laser tag, and video games.

Fun Spot America

If you’re into a family-friendly, amusement park vibe and adventure, Fun Spot America has it all. There is a-la-carte pricing with the fee for single rides ranging from $5 to $10 [4].

Outdoor Activities For All Ages

You are in Florida after all. Why not enjoy the great outdoors? Take a road trip an hour or so east or west to visit one of Florida’s famous beaches, or stick around town and try some of these activities.

Lake Eola

Bring the whole family to Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks for a few hours. There’s plenty to do here. Catch a show at the amphitheater, spread out a blanket and picnic, or feed the famous swans. Take a leisurely ride in a swan paddle boat.

Harry P. Leu Gardens

When you’re ready to take a break from the action and crowds of the parks why not bring your family to Harry P. Leu Gardens? It’s home to 1,000 rose bushes and camellias making this a beautiful garden to visit and the perfect spot for a picnic.

Hot air balloon ride

This one has to be on your bucket list! Make this family reunion Orlando Fl memorable with a ride in a majestic hot air balloon. They take place in the early morning and you’ll enjoy a one of a kind tour of the city from the sky! [3].

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The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando

Your Orlando family reunion will soar to new heights when you experience the stunning views of the sprawling cityscape from above. And there’s only one place to see the city from that vantage point, The Wheel at ICON Park. Standing at 400 feet, this giant Ferris Wheel is the largest in the country and will give you a 360-degree view of the entire city. Book a private capsule for a special family experience.

I-Drive NASCAR

Start your engines! Let your family’s competitive spirit shine with a family challenge. Try out your driving skills at indoor kart racing on international drive at IDrive NASCAR. While waiting for your turn at the track, play some arcade games or bowl a string with the rest of the family. There’s a restaurant and bar inside too.

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

Orlando has several golf courses that are perfect for beginners and pros, so if the gang is up for a family activity, head to Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf where both kids and adults can try their hand.

What are some good family-friendly restaurants?

There’s no shortage of restaurants in Orlando, and most are super family-friendly. You’ll find all of your favorite chains, plenty of celebrity chef restaurants and everything in between.

Medieval Times Dinner Show & Tournament

Enjoy the excitement of medieval times at this very popular dinner attraction. The show is fast-moving and exciting and you’ll see amazing swordplay and more. A great family night out!

Ford’s Garage

Ford’s Garage is a good pit stop for families looking for the perfect burgers. They do have a kids’ menu which will not disappoint the little ones. The fun theme of the restaurant is a nod to Henry Ford, so expect some really great design and a fun environment.

Café Tu Tu Tango

Food meets art in Café Tu Tu Tango where they serve up many different types of tapas. Even kids can have their simple, but tasty meals while watching young artists at work. This is a fun way to enjoy a meal.

Dixie Belle’s Café

This family style restaurant offers classic American Fare with all dishes made with the freshest ingredients. You’ll feel right at home here without breaking the bank.

Where Should You Stay for Your Orlando Family Reunion?

Lots of savvy folks are discovering a well- kept secret when it comes to accommodations. Amp up the style and comfort without breaking the bank by checking out luxury villa rental communities on Orlando. They are the perfect places to have a family reunion in Orlando Florida! Wondering why you might want to consider spending your vacation in a luxury villa vacation rental community? Here are just a few reasons.

Luxury!

These luxurious homes are beautifully appointed with custom design and furniture. Each home is unique and all offer top of the line features such as private theatres, games rooms, and more. Each has a private pool and outdoor area as well as access to resort-style community amenities.

Spacious

These vacation homes are amazing vacation villas that can easily accommodate 10 to 30 people. They can feature as many as 14 bedrooms, and lots of baths, meaning lots of space for everyone. No more cramped hotel rooms! And what a pleasure to have everyone in your party under the same roof with lots of common areas to relax and bond.

Fully equipped kitchen

A great benefit of these vacation homes is the sleek and fully equipped kitchen. Great for the convenience of morning coffee, whipping up a snack, or making a full family meal.

Privacy

Just imagine so many bedrooms and baths, and all that space to roam. And with a private pool and outside area, your family can remain as secluded as you wish. These villa accommodations will quickly become your home away from home with ample privacy for you and the whole family.

Resort-style amenities

These luxury homes are located within luxury resort communities. That means they offer 5-star community amenities such as water parks and golf courses that will rival those of any hotel [5].

What Are Some Great Luxury Resort Rental Communities?

Solterra

Solterra Resort is located in the community of Davenport/Champions Gate with on-site resort amenities that include an expansive heated swimming pool, thrilling water slide, computer room, volleyball, and basketball area. The luxury villas in this community are equipped with a private swimming pool, gaming center, and spacious living rooms which means that you’ll have plenty of space to stretch out.

Solara

If you want to be close to Walt Disney World Resort, Solara is a great place to book your stay. This gated community offers a selection of stunning villas that can accommodate several families under one roof. You’ll also enjoy access to a fully-equipped kitchen, gaming room, outdoor pool and dining area, plus access to the resort’s gorgeous amenities such as heated zero-entry grand pool, FlowRider Surf Simulator, playground, and walking trails just to name a few [6].

Windsor Hills

Book a stay in one of the luxury villas in Windsor Hills and be close to the top theme parks in Orlando such as Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios. Each home offers privacy with the benefit of relaxing and unwinding in your own private pool. The modern kitchen is fully equipped so you can whip up a snack or meal before you watch a movie or two in your own home theater. Step outside and enjoy the amenities the resort has to offer from their recreation park, game room, swimming pool and water park just to name a few.

Reunion Resort

Just 6 miles from Walt Disney World, this luxury resort is another example of places to have a family reunion in Orlando Florida. If you’re a fan of playing golf, Reunion Resort has three Champion Golf Courses that will test your mettle. Of course, the younger guests can take advantage of the amenities in the resort itself such as their onsite resort pools, bicycle rentals, water park with lazy river, and tennis courts just to name a few. In terms of luxury villas, Reunion Resort can cater to various party sizes which makes it a good place to hold your family reunion [7].
Spending your family reunion in Orlando Fl is going to be memorable. From getting lost in the fun and adventure that the major theme parks can provide you with, to exploring great Florida outdoors, dining in family-friendly restaurants, or just chilling in your own luxury villa, you will not be disappointed.

Resources:

[1] Gathered Again; 11 Magical Family Reunion Ideas in Orlando
[2] International Drive Orlando; Family reunions - magical gatherings in the International Drive Resort Area.
[3] Trip101; Top 30 Things To Do In Orlando Besides Theme Parks!!! - Updated 2019, Kirthana, September 18, 2018.
[4] Visit Orlando; 20 Unique Activities in Orlando for $20 or Less, Nate Shelton, June 2019.
[5] Traveling LifeStyle; WHY LUXURY APARTMENTS ARE BECOMING AN ATTRACTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO HOTELS, Lucka Trcek, October 17, 2017.
[6] Magical Vacation Homes; Solara Resort.
[7] Reunion Vacation Homes; Reunion Resort.

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