Amusement Parks in Florida

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Miami Aqua Tours’ fleet of three Coast Guard–certified vessels sweeps away passengers on holiday parties, evening voyages, and picturesque tours of Miami’s coastline that depart seven times a day. Boats, including the company's Island Princess, embark from Bayside Marketplace, cruising along Miami’s glittering coastline as the downtown buildings wistfully wave goodbye. Tours float past Star Island’s majestic celebrity mansions and weave around the Venetian Islands as seafarers gaze into the ocean beyond, searching for lost treasure or the keys to the captain's jet ski. Alternatively, passengers can stroll from port to starboard aboard a schooner or a 58-foot pirate ship on Saturday and Sunday during the daytime or on scenic sunset tours. While drinking in nautical breezes, customers can sip liquefied libations from the ship’s bar as tour guides narrate Miami’s tell-all memoir in both English and Spanish.

401 Biscayne Blvd
Miami,
FL
US

Before coming to America in 1970, young Armando Gort would wander the countryside of Cuba to watch the horses and dream of the day when he would finally own his own horse ranch. After coming to the states and finding his footing, his dream became a reality in 1994. Today, at HorsePower for Kids, Armando lets children with similar dreams or a simple love for horses join him in his fascination for the majestic animal. He also organizes riding and educational programs specifically for inner-city kids and at-risk children. This all takes place on a farm surrounded by Old Tampa Bay wilderness, where children from all walks of life can ride ponies and horses during trail rides and lessons. Alpacas, hogs, lemurs, and baby deer, also call the ranch home, occasionally making themselves available for petting and or high-hooves.

8005 Race Track Rd
Tampa,
FL
US

Fun Spot America's family-friendly amusement park has the charm of a small-town carnival, but the colorful adventure never packs up and leaves. Although there are activities for kids, such as miniature tea cups, a fun slide, and an arcade, where Fun Spot really makes its name is with its thrilling ride for adults. White Lightning, Orlando's only wooden roller coaster, offers 10 moments of air time over it's 2,000-foot track, sending riders down 75-foot drops, around a track filled with twists and turns, and around 90-degree banking turn before pulling back into the loading station.

Speedsters can also head over to a series of Go-Kart tracks that keep riders pushing pedals through banked bowls and hairpin curves on a multilevel track. The park rounds out its attractions list with bumper cars, Enterprise, a Tilt-a-Whirl, and Rip Curl.

2850 Florida Plaza Blvd
Kissimmee,
FL
US

Vortex Spring, dubbed "the Mecca of dive training" by Southern Diver magazine, is more than just a scuba diver's dream destination. While its 68-degree clear spring waters and lack of weeds thrill swimmers, its picturesque grounds also accommodate landlubbers with biking trails and a bevy of camping sites. A staff of PADI-certified instructors helms the family-friendly water emporium, leading students through scuba classes that help bolster their confidence while exploring aquatic environs or searching for underwater real estate.

1517 Vortex Springs Ln
Ponce De Leon,
FL
US

Property Location
With a stay at Disney's BoardWalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, you'll be on a lake and minutes from Disney's Boardwalk and close to Disney's Hollywood Studios®. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 378 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and ceiling fans, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a waterslide. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and supervised childcare/activities. If you're planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

2101 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Orlando,
FL
US

Owned and operated by the Capital Region YMCA for more than 33 years, Camp Indian Springs boasts one of the Tallahassee area’s most venerable summer sleep-away spots. Spread across 77 peaceful acres shrouded by maple, oak, cypress, and pine trees, the campus lets kids truly be kids, as opposed to air-traffic controllers. Campers stay in cabins with 8–12 peers of their same age and gender plus two staff members, promising safety and individual attention with a 1 to 7 staff-to-camper ratio. Camp Indian Springs draws its name from the crystal-clear spring at its heart, and gives kids a venue for swimming and water sports, as well as arts and crafts, archery, and other field sports. Nature-survival instruction teaches outdoor-oriented campers how to fend for themselves, ensuring that the next generation will not forget how life was lived before status updates. Surrounded by living, breathing humans and thrown into situations that don’t contain holograms, they'll re-learn to express themselves without angry emoticons.

2387 Bloxham Cutoff Road
Crawfordville,
FL
US