Is there grownup fun to be had in Orlando, Florida? (Or San Diego...?)
March 3, 2014 9:22 PM Subscribe
We are thinking of visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a much-needed vacation and planning to stay there for a week (since we're flying across the country to get there), but upon cursory research, it seems that the Wizarding World is very small and will take probably half a day.
posted by madonna of the unloved to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Before we decide to commit to this trip, I would love to hear any other suggestions for things to do in the general area. I know that the Wizarding World is inside the Islands of Adventure, so I'm thinking we'll have to buy a ticket for that. I have not been to Disneyworld since I was a child, and even at that age the Magic Kingdom did not leave an indelible impression on me.
I am also a scaredy cat when it comes to rollercoasters, although I'm happy to let my boyfriend go on those alone, as long as I can find something else to do.
I do think I would enjoy the Kennedy Space Center, so we will probably rent a car and that can take up one day. But there are 5 days left.
So basically, I am interested in recommendations for which theme parks have a good balance of non-rollercoaster-y fun and also other attractions in the Orlando area. Our interests are pretty broad. I'm interested in museums and culture, and my boyfriend is interested in food and outdoorsy stuff like wildlife, hiking, and beaches. I read on another thread something about swimming with manatees, which sounds awesome to both of us.
The other possibility we are exploring is San Diego, but we are even more clueless about options there. I'm not really the type to lie on a beach for a week, as I prefer more "focused fun."
If anyone has suggestions for a third option, by all means!
Thank you for reading this floopy question.