It’s incredible to think that over the last 20 years, annual visitor numbers to Orlando, Florida, have more than doubled.

Back in 1995, 32.4 million visitors came to Orlando, while figures just released show that in 2016 a record 68 million were drawn by its world-class theme parks, entertainment, restaurants, shops, stores and more.

The all-time high, announced by tourism body VisitOrlando, represents a 2.8% rise over 2015 and again means that Orlando is the World's #1 Vacation Destination. A major contributor to the increase is the fact that passenger number at Orlando International Airport rose by more than 72%, reaching 41.9 million in 2016.

68 Million Visitors Can’t Be Wrong!
— Rick Scott - Governor Of Florida

The resort includes 4 Park - Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom plus 2 Water Parks - Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Visitor numbers to the Resort totaled 58.44 Million in 2015

Magic Kindom

Cinderella Castle serves as the center of Mickey’s magical wonderland. Meet your favorite characters and enjoy the rides, from classics like It’s a Small World and Space Mountain to new experiences like Peter Pan, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Under the Sea. Parades provide lively entertainment, with the Wishes fireworks as the grand finale.

Website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/magic-kingdom/

EPCOT

Distinguished by its glistening geosphere, Epcot offers visitors a look into the world’s technology. Don’t miss Mission: Space, Soarin,’ Test Track, "Frozen" Ever After and the aquarium. World Showcase depicts 11 countries around a scenic lake so guests can dine, drink, shop and be entertained from a global perspective.

Website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/epcot/

Disney's Hollywood Studios

This theme park dives into Hollywood with live stage shows and movie-themed rides. Must-stops are Tower of Terror, Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster, Toy Story Mania and the Disney Jr. and "Frozen" live shows. Don't miss the new Star Wars areas and the new "Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular" fireworks show featuring pyrotechnics, lasers and special effects synced to video projections of classic Star Wars scenes and music.

Website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/hollywood-studios/

Disney's Animal Kingdom

From live animals to dinosaurs and animal characters, your imagination runs wild in this beautifully designed park. Hop aboard a safari in Africa for close animal encounters then head to Asia’s Mount Everest coaster. The petting zoo, DinoLand U.S.A. and the themed playground will win over the kids, along with "The Lion King" live show.

Website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/animal-kingdom/

Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach

Chill at the Melt-Away-Bay wave pool, take a ride on the chair lift to the top of the mountain, zip down the 12-story Mount Gushmore or catch a thrill on Summit Plummet. Fun for all ages.

Website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/blizzard-beach/

Walt Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon

Float along a lazy river, snorkel with fish, plunge down nine water slides and take on one of the world’s largest artificially created waves.

Website: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/typhoon-lagoon/

Universal Orlando® Resort consists of 2 Theme Parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, which includes the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Visitors to both parks totaled 18.37 Million in 2015

Universal Studios

Be a part of the Hollywood experience with thrilling rollercoasters, simulators and 3-D shows. Don't miss the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, featuring the Escape to Gringotts ride and Hogwarts Express. Other must-sees are Men in Black, Revenge of the Mummy and the Simpsons Ride. Kids will love the Fievel and Curious George playgrounds.

Website: http://www.universalorlando.com

Islands Of Adventure

Everyone has fun with six uniquely themed islands: Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent, Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon, Marvel Super Hero Island and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Each highlights adventure, storytelling and the most technologically advanced rides, attractions and shows. Best bets are The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, King Kong and Jurassic Park, along with Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Hogsmeade. The new Hogwarts Express connects Hogsmeade with Diagon Alley at Universal Studios.

Website: http://www.universalorlando.com

A Theme Park and a Zoological Park, which is 2015 hosted an estimated 4.7 Million guests, ranking in the 10th most visited amusement / theme parks in the United States and 22nd in the world.

SeaWorld

Immerse yourself in the sea, from up-close animal encounters to awe-inspiring performances to thrilling rides. Come face-to-face with Shamu, play at Happy Harbor, watch a dolphin show, feed a sea lion, ride the roller coasters Mako, Manta and Kraken, and shop and dine at the Waterfront.

Website: http://www.seaworldorlando.com

Discovery Cove

Swim with dolphins, wade with rays, snorkel among thousands of exotic fish and hand feed tropical birds in a free-flight aviary. Discovery Cove’s full-day, all-inclusive adventures include all meals, drinks and gear along with admission to SeaWorld or Busch Gardens.

Website: http://www.discoverycove.com

Aquatica

Enjoy the serene to the wild, with white, sandy beaches, up-close animal experiences, lush landscaping and thrilling rides. Try the new Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, an 80-foot slide with four, 360-degree turns.

Website: http://www.aquaticabyseaworld.com

Disney Springs features an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind eateries and jaw dropping entertainment that will have you wondering "where the day went".

This mega outdoor lifestyle center rolls shopping, entertainment and dining into one. Visitors will find the world's largest Disney store, retail stores at the brand-new Town Center,  themed restaurants and bars, Cirque du Soleil, a bowling alley, movie theater, water taxis, attractions and more. Free admission and free parking.

Website: https://www.disneysprings.com/

The Mall at Millenia, Orlando’s world-class shopping destination, is a spectacularly designed, 1.2 million-square-foot center, offering 150 of the world's finest stores, services and eateries providing an unparalleled shopping experience.

The Mall features an international collection of luxury brands, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Bulgari and Cartier.  Other best of brand retailers include, Applekate spade new york, Brooks Brothers, Tory BurchAnthropologie, Under Armour, Victoria’s Secretlululemon athletica, Pottery Barn, and MAC Cosmetics.  Department stores include Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s.   

The Mall at Millenia also offers outstanding dining and entertainment presenting the most diverse options including Earls Kitchen + Bar, The Capital Grill, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, The Cheesecake Factory, Brio Tuscan Grille, and California Pizza Kitchen

Website: http://www.mallatmillenia.com/

Vineland Road

Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets®, a Mediterranean inspired outdoor village, is one of the country's most upscale outlet centers. A true shopping destination, the center is a must do for tourists and locals. Shop more than 160 outlet designer and name-brand outlet stores including Armani Outlet, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, DVF, Nike, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tory Burch and Tommy Hilfiger. Enjoy exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of 25-65% every day for shopping that's always worth the trip.

Website: http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/orlando-vineland

International Drive

Orlando International Premium Outlets® is Florida's largest outlet shopping destination. Shop more than 180 outlet designer and name-brand outlet stores including Diesel, DKNY, J. Crew, Kate Spade New York, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, UGG Australia, Under Armour, Victoria's Secret and Thomas Pink. Enjoy exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of 25-65% every day for shopping that's always worth the trip.

Website: http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/orlando-international