There are so many Florida theme parks to choose from with hundreds of rides and attractions to suit everyone in the family. But which ones are best for kids? We’ve got the lowdown on 10 of the Best Family Rides in Florida Theme Parks. Let us know if your favourite ride is on the list!
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#1. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal)
For any Harry Potter fans out there, get a Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure park-to-park ticket. Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and steam your way from Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station to Hogsmeade! And when you get there, there are multiple rides to choose from, including our favourite, the amazing adventure ride inside Hogwarts Castle.
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#2. Antarctica Empire of the Penguin (SeaWorld)
Wrap up warm and enter the icy world of Antarctica on your very own moving car in SeaWorld. Choose a wild or mild ride, depending on how daring you are, and see the majestic South Pole through the eyes of a penguin named Puck.
After your ride, visit with real live penguins in their icy habitat and enjoy their antics, while you get some great pictures to show all your friends back home.
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#3. Test Track at Future World (Epcot)
Too young to drive on the open road? Well now is your chance to get behind the wheel and test drive you own futuristic car with all the family aboard. The thrilling Test Track ride in Future World at Epcot has some small drops and twists, but is suitable for all ages. You can also use the interactive zone to create your dream car!
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#4. Loggerhead Lane (Aquatica)
Pack your swimsuit and take a trip to one of our favourite Florida theme parks! Float in an underwater world of exotic tropical fish, taking in the sights from the comfort of your very own raft, as you glide down Loggerhead Lane in Aquatica at a leisurely pace. So much fun!
#5. Shrek 4-D (Universal)
Behold the mini movie that takes place after the first Shrek and before the second. Lord Farquaad has returned (in ghostly form) to Far Far Away. He’s kidnapped Princess Fiona, and Shrek and Donkey are hot on his trail. You’re along for the ride, watching it all unfold from your cozy seat.
But this is no ordinary movie. With your OgreVision glasses (and a few special effects), you’ll see, hear and feel what’s happening, pulling you into the story like never before. It’s a fun adventure the whole family will love.
#6. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Disney’s Magic Kingdom)
Take a trip though the Diamond mines with Snow White and her 7 Dwarfs – Doc, Sleepy, Grumpy, Happy, Sneezy, Bashful and Dopey. You get to hop aboard the Mine Train for the trip of a lifetime, twisting and turning through the mines. You will climb mountains and glide back down again on this family-friendly ride.
#7. Sand Serpent (Busch Gardens)
With drops, curves and corkscrew turns, the Sand Serpent Coaster in Pantopia at Busch Gardens will thrill the whole family.
One of our favourite bits is that this coaster gives you a completely unique view of the whole theme park – it climbs a whopping FIVE stories before bringing you whooshing back down to earth!
#8. Kali River Rapids (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
The whole family can cool off on the Kali River Rapid Ride in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Take an adventurous trip down the Chakranadi River, through rapids and the mysterious forest beyond, until you come to the hand-painted Asian Temple. This gentle ride has a few surprises along the way, but is great for all ages.
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#9. Flying School (LEGOLand)
Climb aboard and strap yourself in for your flying lesson aboard the suspended Flying School Coaster in LEGOLand. Experience the thrill of letting your feet dangle mid air as you fly along the track and wave to your family below.
#10. Shuttle Launch Experience (Kennedy Space Centre)
Become an astronaut on a shuttle, fuelled and ready to head into space. Hold your nerve as the final countdown starts before blasting you into orbit! You will feel g-forces and speed like never before, but weightlessness takes over once your reach orbit and you will literally float in your seat! See Earth through an astronaut’s eyes and see if you get bitten by the space bug at the Shuttle Launch Experience at Kennedy Space Centre.
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What are your favourite family rides at Florida theme parks? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!