Travel Assistance
Visit your nearest AAA service office for maps, TripTiks and TourBook guides.
Order travel materials online or use our online travel research tools.

New thrills at the Big Three

Visitors can swim with bottlenose dolphins at Discovery Cove. /Discovery Cove photo
Published: Mar/Apr 2001

Orlando’s three big theme parks– Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld–are continually unveiling new thrills. Here’s some of the latest:

DisneyQuest in Downtown Disney offers a ton of virtual fun for the entire family. Activities at this mega-attraction include designing and riding a roller coaster of your own, creating personalized greeting cards using Disney characters, paddling through a virtual jungle and flying on a virtual magic carpet with Aladdin. Call (407) 824-4321 or visit www.disney.com.

Men in Black Alien Attack is the newest attraction at Universal Studios, one of two theme parks at Universal Orlando. Men in Black is a ride-through game in which visitors zap aliens. Call (407) 363-8000 or visit www.universalorlando.com

The highest, fastest and longest roller coaster in Orlando is located, surprisingly, at SeaWorld. The Kraken, unveiled last summer, is a 65-mph, floorless coaster that hurls riders through seven inversions. Call (407) 351-3600 or visit www.seaworld.com.

Across the street from SeaWorld is Discovery Cove, where visitors can swim with dolphins, snorkel in a coral reef lagoon, feed birds in an outdoor aviary and relax on the sandy beach. Visit www.discoverycove.com or call 1-877-434-7268.

–Debbie Hemanson


Contents may not be reproduced in whole or in part unless expressly authorized in writing by AAA Traveler Magazines.