11:00 AM EST, February 7, 2013
Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:
Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; $24.99 single-day admission for Florida residents (online only, through Feb. 28). Regular admission is $55 adults, $50 ages 3-9; 407-351-3600 or aquaticabyseaworld.com.
Blue Man Group: Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road at Universal CityWalk, Orlando; 407-224-3200 or universalorlando.com; Florida resident admission from $59 through Feb. 15 (online only). Regular admission is $74-$94 adults, $29 age 9 and younger.
Gatorland: 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando; 407-855-5496 or 1-800-393-5297; Florida resident and seniors general admission $9.99 (through March 31). Regular daily admission is $21.99 adults, $13.99 ages 3-12.
Jungle Adventures: 26205 E. State Road 50, Christmas; 407-568-2885 or jungleadventures.com; Florida residents receive $4 off adult admission, $3 off child admission (through Jan. 31). Regular admission is $21.95 plus tax age 12 and older, $18.95 plus tax seniors, $14.95 plus tax ages 3-11, free ages 2 and younger. SeaWorld Orlando: Off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Fun Card admission through 2013 with single-day ticket (Florida residents only). Regular admission is $89 adults, $81 ages 3-9.
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows: 8267 International Drive, Orlando; 407-363-1985 or, outside area, 1-800-393-1985 or sleuths.com; $7 off for Florida residents. Regular admission is $56.95 plus tax adults, $23.95 plus tax ages 3-11.
Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure: Universal Orlando, Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road, Orlando; 407-363-8000 or universalorlando.com; Florida resident admission is $76.50 adults, $71.10 ages 3-9. Regular one-day one-park admission is $88 adults, $82 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger.
Wet 'n Wild: 6200 International Drive, Orlando; 407-351-1800; Florida resident single-day pass $35 all ages, “Buy a Day, Get the Rest of 2013 Free” passes available for Florida residents. Regular price is $55 general, $50 seniors and ages 3-9 (half price admission after 2 p.m.).
More Orlando-Area Attractions
AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER, live birds of prey and environmental education: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays (with “Sir Henry's Valentine Party” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday); 323 W. Lester Road, Apopka; free; 407-461-1056.
BREVARD ZOO, with hands-on area, railroad, “Paws On” kid's area: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 8225 N. Wickham Road, just east of Interstate 95 (Exit 191 off Interstate 95), Melbourne; $15 adults, $14 age 60 and older, $11 ages 2-12; 321-254-9453 or brevardzoo.org.
CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO, native and exotic animals, Tropical Splash Ground, Zoom Air Adventures course: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 3755 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford; $12.95 adults, $10.95 seniors, $8.95 ages 3-12, free age 2 and younger; 407-323-4450 or centralfloridazoo.org.
DREAMCATCHER HORSE RESCUE RANCH: hours vary; 10639 Toad Road, Clermont; pony rides $5-$10, barn tours $5, riding lessons $30; 407-702-8332 or dreamcatcherhorses.com.
FLORIDA AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY, conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190.
FLORIDA ECO-SAFARIS, coach, horseback and zipline tours: departure times vary; 4755 N. Kenansville Road at Forever Florida, St. Cloud; $32 adults, $24 children for coach safari, $60 for horseback safari, $85 for zipline safari; 1-866-854-3837 or floridaecosafaris.com.
GATORLAND, Gator Wrestlin' show, Gator Gully Splash Park, white leucistic alligators: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando; $21.99 plus tax age 13 and older, $13.99 ages 3-12; 407-855-5496 or 1-800-393-5297.
JUNGLE ADVENTURES, with animals, Native American Indian Village Tour, Jungle Swamp Boat Ride: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily (with “Dinner and Adventure Tour” featuring boat ride and storytelling at 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday); 26205 E. State Road 50, Christmas; $21.95 plus tax age 12 and older, $18.95 plus tax age 60 and older, $14.95 plus tax ages 3-11, free ages 2 and younger ($39.50 for “Dinner and Adventure Tour”); 407-568-2885 or jungleadventures.com.
LUKAS BUTTERFLY ENCOUNTER, butterfly nursery and habitat: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; 1909 Slavia Road, Oviedo; $5 general, free ages 3 and younger; 407-365-6163.
REPTILE DISCOVERY CENTER, educational center, museum and reptile farm: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; 2710 Big John Drive, DeLand; $9.50 adults, $6.50 seniors and ages 4-17, free ages 3 and younger; 386-740-9143 or reptilediscoverycenter.com.
UNCLE DONALD'S FARM, barnyard animals, tours, hayrides, pony rides, wildlife exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2713 Griffin Ave., off U.S. Highway 27/441 north of Lady Lake (Lake County); $11 plus tax adults, $9.75 plus tax ages 3-12, $10 plus tax seniors, $3 for pony rides (cash only); 352-753-2882.
ARABIAN NIGHTS, horses and riders in “The American Princess,” plus dinner: daily showtimes vary; 3081 Arabian Nights Blvd., Kissimmee; dinner and show $66.99 adults, $41 ages 3-11, free age 2 and younger; 407-239-9223 or arabian-nights.com.
CAPONE'S DINNER AND SHOW, dinner and original musical in a 1930s Chicago gangland setting: daily showtimes vary; 4740 W. U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee; $59.99 plus tax general, $39.99 plus tax ages 4-12, free age 3 and younger; 407-397-2378.
MEDIEVAL TIMES, knights in armor compete in jousting matches and tournament games: shows daily; 4510 W. U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee; dinner and show $59.95 plus tax adults, $35.95 plus tax ages 3-12, free age 2 and younger ($99 for Valentine's Day Couples Packages); 1-888-935-6878.
OUTTA CONTROL MAGIC SHOW, magic and comedy dinner show: 6 and 8 p.m. daily; 9067 International Drive, Orlando (inside Wonder Works attraction); $24.99 plus tax adults, $16.99 plus tax ages 4-12 and age 55 and older (reservations recommended); 407-351-8800.
PIRATES DINNER ADVENTURE, dinner and show set aboard full-scale pirate ship: shows daily; 6400 Carrier Drive (behind Wet ‘n Wild), Orlando; $61.95 plus tax adults, $37.45 plus tax ages 3-11; 1-800-866-2469 or piratesdinneradventure.com.
SLEUTHS MYSTERY DINNER SHOWS, with audience participation: daily showtimes vary; 8267 International Drive, Orlando; $56.95 adults, $23.95 ages 3-11; 407-363-1985 or, outside area, 1-800-393-1985 or sleuths.com.
TREASURE TAVERN, cabaret variety shows: shows at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 6400 Carrier Drive, Orlando at Pirates Dinner Adventure Complex; $36.95-$61.95 plus tax; 407-206-5102 or treasuretavern.com.
AUDUBON PARK COMMUNITY MARKET, with local produce, goods and art: 6-10 p.m. Mondays; Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road, Orlando; 407-623-3393.
CAGAN CROSSINGS FARMERS MARKET: 4-7 p.m. Fridays; Cagan Crossings Town Center, Highway 27 north of Highway 192, Clermont; 352-242-2444.
CLERMONT FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays; Montrose Street between Seventh and Eighth Street; 407-625-3818.
COLLEGE PARK FARMERS MARKET: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays; Infusion Tea, 1600 Edgewater Drive, Orlando; 407-496-3089.
DEBARY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays; Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary; 407-443-6965.
EDGEWOOD FARMERS MARKET, with food trucks: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays; 405 Larue Ave., Edgewood; 407-851-2920.
FARMERS MARKET OF SEMINOLE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays; 2215 W. First St., Sanford; 407-304-9945.
KISSIMMEE VALLEY FARMERS MARKET: 4-8 p.m. Tuesday; Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E. Dakin Ave.; 407-846-4643 or kissimmeemainstreet.com.
LAKE MARY FARMERS MARKET:2/3/12 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays; behind Lake Mary City Hall, Fourth Street and Lake Mary Boulevard, Lake Mary; 407-585-1428.
LEESBURG SATURDAY MORNING MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays; 501 W. Main St., Leesburg; free; 352-787-0000.
MAITLAND FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays; Lake Lily Park, 701 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland; 407-539-6268.
MOUNT DORA VILLAGE MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays; Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 S. Donnelly St., Mount Dora; 352-735-1191.
OCOEE FARMERS MARKET: 3-8 p.m. Fridays, McKey Street and Bluford Avenue, Ocoee; 321-303-3374.
ORANGE CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; Dickinson Park, Highway 17-92 and East Graves Avenue, Orange City; 386-775-5410.
ORLANDO FARMERS MARKET, featuring food, crafts: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays; Lake Eola Park, corner of Central and Eola Drive, downtown Orlando; 321-202-5855 or orlandofarmersmarket.com.
PRODUCE ON THE PATIO: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays; UCF Student Union, 4000 Central Florida Blvd. on the campus of the University of Central Florida, Orlando; 407-823-3677.
SAND LAKE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; Dr. Phillips Marketplace, Sand Lake Road and Dr. Phillips Boulevard; 321-231-0900 or sandlakefarmersmarket.com.
SANFORD FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; Magnolia Square, 200 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; 407-328-1521 or sanfordfarmersmarket.com.
TAVARES FRIDAY MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays; Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby St., Tavares; 352-742-6267.
VILLAGE PARK FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; The Village at Hunter's Creek, 13568 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando; 407-333-7700.
WINDERMERE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays; Town Square, 614 Main St., Windermere; 407-625-3818.
WINTER GARDEN FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; The Pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden; 321-202-5855.
WINTER PARK FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays; 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; 407-599-3334.
WINTER SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; Winter Springs Town Center, State Road 434 and Tuscawilla Road, Winter Springs; 321-436-5672.
CASA FELIZ HISTORIC HOME MUSEUM, with “James Gamble Rogers II Studio” architecture exhibit: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday; 656 Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-628-8200.
CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILROAD MUSEUM: 1-5 p.m. daily; in former Tavares & Gulf Railroad Depot, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden; free; 407-656-0559.
DELAND HOUSE MUSEUM, home of the West Volusia Historical Society: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday with docent-led tours noon-3 p.m.; 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand; $5 adults, $3 age 6-11, free age 5 and younger; 386-740-6813.
DELAND NAVAL AIR STATION MUSEUM: noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday; 910 Biscayne Blvd. at DeLand Airport, DeLand; free (donations accepted); 386-738-4149.
FLORIDA CARRIAGE MUSEUM & RESORT, with carriage rides and horse farm: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale; $11 adults, $5 age 12 and younger; 352-750-5500.
GAMBLE PLACE, historic home and park: public tours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1819 Taylor Road, Port Orange; $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 ages 6-17; 386-255-0285.
GOLDENROD HISTORICAL MUSEUM, exhibits of local history and early pioneers: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; 4755 N. Palmetto Road, Winter Park; free; 407-677-5980.
GOLDSBORO HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday (with “Goldsboro: An American Story” screening 11 a.m. Saturday); 1211 W. 13th St., Sanford; free; 407-416-0416.
HANNIBAL SQUARE HERITAGE CENTER, Winter Park's African American historical archives, with “Sewn Together: Photographic Quilts Reflecting the Historic Family Ties of Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park” (through April 13): noon-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-539-2680.
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL RESOURCE AND EDUCATION CENTER OF CENTRAL FLORIDA: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland; free; 407-628-0555.
KISSIMMEE AIR MUSEUM, aircraft displays and exhibits: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 233 N. Hoagland Blvd. at Kissimmee Gateway Airport, Kissimmee; $6 adults, $3 ages 6-12; 407-870-7366.
LAKE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 317 W. Main St., Tavares; free; 352-343-9600.
LAKE MARY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, with “Quiltng and Fabric Art” exhibit (through Feb. 23): 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 158 N. Country Club Road, Lake Mary; free; 407-585-1481.
LARRY E. SMEDLEY NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR MUSEUM, with artifacts: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, weekdays by appointment; 300 N. Tanner Road, Orlando; free; 407-601-2864 or nwmvocf.org.
MAITLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND TELEPHONE MUSEUM, with “Telephone Collection Spotlight” (through Aug. 4): 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; 221 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $3 adults, $2 children and seniors; 407-644-2451.
MOUNT DORA HISTORY MUSEUM: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; 450 Royellou Lane, Mount Dora; $2 adults, free age 11 and younger; 352-383-0006.
MUSEUM OF THE APOPKANS, Native American artifacts and exhibits on the historic industries of Apopka: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 122 E. 5th St., Apopka; free, donations accepted; 407-703-1707.
MUSEUM OF GENEVA HISTORY: 2-4 p.m. 2nd and 4th Saturdays or by appointment; 165 First St., Geneva; free; 407-349-5697.
MUSEUM OF SEMINOLE COUNTY HISTORY, with “100 Years of Agriculture in Seminole County: Our Stories” exhibit (through April 30): 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; 300 Bush Blvd., Sanford; $3 adults, $1 children and students plus tax; 407-665-2489.
ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER, interactive displays, Heritage Square park, with “A Year in the Life: Backstage to Onstage at Universal Orlando Resort” exhibit (through Jan. 5, 2014): 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Central Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue, downtown Orlando; $9 general, $7 students, seniors and military, $6 age 5-12; 407-836-8500.
ORLANDO FIRE MUSEUM, displays and equipment from area firefighting history: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 814 E. Rollins Ave. (behind Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park), Orlando; free (donations accepted); 407-898-3138.
PAQUETTE'S HISTORICAL FARMALL TRACTOR MUSEUM: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; Buffalo Nickel Ranch, 615 S. Whitney Road, Leesburg; $10 donation adults, free ages 14 and younger; 352-728-3588.
PIONEER VILLAGE, Osceola County history exhibits: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; 750 N. Bass Road, Kissimmee; donations of $5 adults, $2 ages 6-12, free age 5 and younger; 407-396-8644.
POLK COUNTY HISTORY CENTER: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (with “Spanish Pathways” exhibit opening reception 6 p.m. today); 100 E. Main St., Bartow; free; 863-534-4386.
SANFORD MUSEUM, exhibits on local history and life of city founder: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday; 520 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-688-5198.
STETSON MANSION, private tours of the restored Victorian home: hours by appointment; 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand; $20; 386-479-9017.
VETERANS TRIBUTE AND MUSEUM, historical artifacts: noon-6 p.m. daily; 3831 W. Vine St., Kissimmee; free; 407-931-3133.
WATERHOUSE RESIDENCE AND CARPENTRY SHOP MUSEUM, restored 1884 Victorian home and carpentry shop: noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; 820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland; $3 adults, $2 children; 407-644-2451.
WINTER GARDEN HERITAGE MUSEUM, with displays including citrus history and occupations, schools, businesses, transportation, early residents and pioneer living: 1-5 p.m. daily; 1 N. Main St., Winter Garden; free; 407-656-5544.
WINTER PARK HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-647-8180.
WORLD WAR II FIGHTER AIRCRAFT FOUNDATION MUSEUM RESTORATION CENTER: tours 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; Kissimmee Gateway Airport, 3955 Merlin Drive, Kissimmee; donations accepted; 727-365-1713.
Parks and gardens
HARRY P. LEU GARDENS, trails and botanical collections, butterfly garden: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (with Seed Swap 9 a.m.-noon Saturday); 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando; $10 adults, $3 children (free 9 a.m.-5 p.m. first Mondays monthly, free for Seed Swap); 407-246-2620.
BOK TOWER GARDENS, with carillon tower and Visitor Center: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (with “The Olmsted's Dream” art reception 7 p.m. today); 3 miles north of Lake Wales at County Road 17A and Tower Boulevard; $12 adults, $3 children ages 5-12; 863-676-1408.
HOWELL BRANCH PRESERVE, wetlands and recreation facility: 8 a.m.-sunset daily; 1205 W. Howell Branch Road, Winter Park; free; 407-599-3334.
OAKLAND NATURE PRESERVE: 8 a.m.-sunset daily (with guided hike 2 p.m. Saturday, “Patrick Smith: A Sense of Place” screening 7 p.m. Wednesday); 747 Machete Trail, Oakland; free; 407-905-0054 or oaklandnaturepreserve.org.
TOSOHATCHEE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, fishing, hiking and camping: 8 a.m.-sunset daily; 3365 Taylor Creek Road, Christmas; $3 per person; 407-568-5893.
WEKIWA SPRINGS STATE PARK: 8 a.m.-sundown daily; 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka; $6 for 2-8 person vehicles, $4 single occupant vehicles, $2 pedestrians or bicyclists; 407-884-2008.
BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLANETARIUM AND OBSERVATORY, with exhibit halls and large-format theater: dusk-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, with shows at 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 and 3 p.m. Wednesday; 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa; $7 adults, $6 seniors and students, $4 ages 12 and younger; 321-433-7373.
GILLESPIE MUSEUM OF MINERALS, with “Volcanism: Insight Into Earth's Interior” exhibit: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 234 E. Michigan Ave. at Stetson University, DeLand; $2 adults, $1 children and seniors; 386-822-7330.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, with “Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted,” Shuttle Launch Experience, Astronaut Encounter: from 9 a.m. daily (closing times vary by season); east of U.S. Highway 1 on NASA Parkway, 5 miles south of Titusville; $50 plus tax adults, $40 plus tax ages 3-11; 877-313-2610 or KennedySpaceCenter.com.
MARINE SCIENCE CENTER, with exhibits including stingray touch pool: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet; $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 ages 3-12; 386-304-5545 or marinesciencecenter.com.
ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER, interactive exhibits, Crosby Observatory, giant screen movies, planetarium, permanent exhibits including “Dr. Dare's Laboratory,” “NatureWorks,” and “KidsTown,” also “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” (through April 7): 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday; 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando; $27 adults, $20 ages 3-11 ($5 parking); 407-514-2000 or osc.org.
SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLANETARIUM: public astronomy shows at select times Friday-Saturday; 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; $6 adults, $4 seniors and students K-12; 407-708-2409.
U.S. SPACE WALK OF FAME MUSEUM, space-exploration history organized by former Kennedy Space Center workers: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 4 Main St., downtown Titusville; free; 321-264-0434.
ANIMAL KINGDOM, 500-acre home to more than 1,000 animals plus shows and rides: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (“Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade” at 3:45 p.m. daily); Walt Disney World, off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $14, one-day pass $89 plus tax general, $83 plus tax ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321 or disneyworld.com.
BUSCH GARDENS, African-themed park and zoo, Sheikra roller coaster, Sesame Street Safari of Fun and other attractions: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 8 miles northeast of downtown Tampa at 40th Street and Busch Boulevard; $85 general, $77 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 813-987-5082.
DISCOVERY COVE, interplay with dolphins, exotic birds, fish, stingrays: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily; adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando, off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; $199 and up plus tax with dolphin interaction; $129 and up plus tax without, must be age 6 and older to participate in dolphin swim (includes lunch, swim gear and 14-day pass to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, or Busch Gardens), “Trainer for a Day” packages available starting at $398 plus tax; 1-877-434-7268.
DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, The American Idol Experience: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday (with “Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade” at 3 p.m. daily; “Fantasmic” performances at 7 p.m. today and Tuesday-Thursday, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday); off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $14, one-day pass $89 plus tax general, $83 plus tax ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321 or disneyworld.com.
EPCOT, showcase of technology and foreign cultures: Future World 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; World Showcase 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (with “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” at 9 p.m. daily); off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $14, one-day pass $89 plus tax general, $83 plus tax ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321 or disneyworld.com.
THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE, “living biblical museum” including musical dramas, presentations, indoor model of Jerusalem and crucifixion re-enactments daily: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 4655 Vineland Road, Orlando; $40 adults, $25 ages 6-18, $10 ages 3-5; 407-367-2065 or holylandexperience.com.
ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE, themed areas including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Hero Island and more: from 9 a.m. daily; at Universal Orlando, Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road, Orlando; one-day admission $89 adults, $83 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger ($15 parking); 407-363-8000.
LEGOLAND, with coasters, rides, Miniland USA: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Monday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (with “LEGO Friends Weekend” Saturday-Sunday); 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven; $75 plus tax adults, $65 plus tax ages 3-12 or ages 60 and older; 877-350-5346 or legoland.com.
SEAWORLD ORLANDO, marine and adventure park with “One Ocean” show, Journey to Atlantis and Manta rides, TurtleTrek: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (with “Bands, Brew & BBQ” concerts featuring Chris Young with Jerrod Niemann 4 p.m. Saturday, Merle Haggard 4 p.m. Sunday); off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; one-day admission $89 adults, $81 ages 3-9; 407-351-3600.
SILVER SPRINGS, glass-bottom boats, animal shows, jungle cruise, Big Gator Lagoon, Kids Ahoy Playland, Lighthouse Ride, Fort King River Cruise: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday; 1 mile east of Ocala on State Road 40; $31.99 plus tax general, $24.99 plus tax ages 3-10, free age 2 and younger; 352-236-2121.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, movie-TV park with The Simpsons Ride, Revenge of the Mummy and others: from 9 a.m. daily (with Universal Mardi Gras events Saturdays and select nights through April 20, featuring Lifehouse in concert 8:30 p.m. Saturday); Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road, Orlando; one-day admission $88 adults, $82 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger ($15 parking); 407-363-8000.
WALT DISNEY WORLD MAGIC KINGDOM, Main Street USA, Liberty Square, Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. today and Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-midnight Saturday (with “Main Street Electrical Parade” at 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; “Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade” at 3 p.m. daily; “Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It” street party at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 5:40 p.m. daily; “Wishes” fireworks at 8 p.m. today and Monday-Thursday, 9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday); off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $14, one-day pass $89 plus tax general, $83 plus tax ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321 or disneyworld.com.
AQUATICA, SeaWorld water park: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; $55 adults, $50 ages 3-9; 407-351-3600.
COCO KEY WATER RESORT, aquatic playground with rides and slides: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7400 International Drive, Orlando; $22; 407-351-2626.
WALT DISNEY WORLD TYPHOON LAGOON: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; off Buena Vista Drive near Disney's Hollywood Studios; $52 adults, $44 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321.
WET 'N WILD: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 6200 International Drive, Orlando; $55 general, $50 seniors and ages 3-9 (half price admission after 2 p.m.), free age 2 and younger; 407-351-1800.
AIRHEADS TRAMPOLINE ARENA: 3-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday (with Trampoline Dodgeball tournaments 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through March 28); 33 W. Pineloch Ave., Orlando; $16.95 unlimited jumping; 407-505-5867 or airheadsusa.com.
AMERICAN GHOST ADVENTURES: haunted history tours: 8 p.m. daily; starts at Ceviche, 120 W. Church St., Orlando; $30; 407-256-6225 or americanghostadventures.com.
ARCHAIC ADVENTURES: archaeological day trips to Canaveral National Seashore: from 9 a.m. Fridays; departs from Dixie Crossroads, 1475 Garden St. Titusvile; $135; 321-298-9811 or archaicadventures.com.
BLUE HERON RIVER TOURS, eco/nature tours of the St. Johns and Hontoon Dead River: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily; departs from Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina, 2317 River Ridge Road, DeLand; $22 adults, $20 seniors, $16 ages 3-12; 386-689-8879.
BLUE MAN GROUP, theatrical music and performance art show: 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; Universal Citywalk, Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road, Orlando; $74-$94 adults, $29 age 9 and younger; 407-224-3200.
BOGGY CREEK AIRBOAT RIDES: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 2001 E. Southport Road, Kissimmee; rides from $25.95 adults, $19.95 children; 407-344-9550.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, 90-minute “La Nouba” show featuring circus arts and theater with sets and music: 6 and 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Thursday; Downtown Disney West Side; $57-$124 plus tax general, $57-$99 plus tax ages 3-9; 407-939-7328.
CITYWALK, clubs and restaurants at Universal Orlando including Rising Star, Hard Rock Live, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and more: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily; Universal Orlando, Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road, Orlando; $15 parking ($3 from 6-10 p.m., free after 10 p.m.); no charge to get into complex although some venues have covers (CityWalk Party Passes, which include admission to all clubs, available); 407-363-8000.
CRACKER CREEK CANOEING: nature tours of Spruce Creek: hours vary (with “Pirate Cruise” 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday); Old Florida Pioneer Village, 1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange; pontoon boat tours $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children ($8 adults, $6 seniors and children for Pirate Cruise); 386-304-0778.
DOWNTOWN DISNEY, restaurant and entertainment complex including DisneyQuest, AMC 24 Theatres and more: hours vary; East Buena Vista Drive off I-4, Orlando; free; 407-939-6244.
DRIP, multimedia rock concert and performance art show: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; DRIP, 8747 International Drive, Orlando; $29 online advance, $35 at the door ($65-$80 for Valentine's Day Experience Wednesday through Feb. 16); 347-855-3747 or ilovedrip.com.
FANTASY OF FLIGHT, vintage aircraft collection and interactive exhibits, with “Wing WalkAir” zipline and rope course and “Orlampa Express” tours, also “Legends & Legacies” symposium with Tuskegee Airmen today-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 1400 Broadway Blvd., Polk City; $28.95 plus tax adults, $26.95 plus tax seniors, $14.95 plus tax ages 6-15, free ages 5 and younger ($12-$22 for Wing WalkAir; $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger for Orlampa Express); 863-984-3500.
FUN SPOT, with go-karts and arcade: 10 a.m.-midnight daily, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays; 5551 Del Verde Way (near International Drive and Kirkman), Orlando; $3-$6 ride tickets or $15-$35 all-day passes; 407-363-3867.
IFLY ORLANDO INDOOR SKYDIVING: 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily; 6805 Visitors Circle, Orlando; packages from $54.95 plus tax (ages 3 and older); 407-903-1150 or iflyorlando.com.
MOUNT DORA COCKTAIL TAVERN TOUR: 7:45 p.m. Fridays; from Lakeside Inn, 100 N. Alexander St. Mount Dora; $20; tourmountdora.com.
NATIONAL PRESIDENTS HALL OF FAME, exhibits featuring First Ladies gowns, Kennedy Auction items: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 123 N. Highway 27, Clermont; $14.95 adults, $8.95 ages 6-12 (includes annual pass); 352-394-2836.
OLD TOWN, entertainment complex with nightclubs, shopping and thrill rides: from 10 a.m. daily (with Farmers Market 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, “Old Town Gone Country” events Thursdays), 5770 W. US Highway 192, Kissimmee; free, ride admissions vary; 407-396-4888.
ORANGE BLOSSOM CANNONBALL, steam locomotive rides: departure times vary Saturday-Sunday; Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby St., Tavares; $18-30 adults, $11-$18 ages 4-12; 352-742-7200.
PREMIER BOAT TOURS, narrated eco-tours of the Dora Canal: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and sunset daily; departs from Wooton Park, 200 S. Rockingham Ave., Tavares or Lakeside Inn, 100 N. Alexander St., Mount Dora; $27 adults, $12 children; 352-434-8040.
RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT, exhibits of oddities, video presentations, illusions, animation: 9 a.m.-midnight daily; 8201 International Drive, Orlando; $19.99 adults, $12.99 ages 4-12, free age 3 and younger; 407-363-4418.
SCENIC BOAT TOUR, narrated one-hour cruise through Winter Park lakes and canals, row boats and canoe rentals: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily for cruises and rentals; leaving from eastern foot of Morse Boulevard on Lake Osceola, Winter Park; $12 general, $6 ages 2-11, check or cash only; 407-644-4056.
ST. JOHNS RIVER ECO-TOURS: 9:30, 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily (closed Monday); Highbanks Marina & Camp Resort, 488 W. Highbanks Road, DeBary; $15-$25 adults, $7.50-$12.50 ages 12 and younger; 386-626-9004.
TITANIC: THE EXPERIENCE, guided tours through full-scale recreations and artifacts, with “Jewels of Titanic” exhibit (through March 12): 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (with ghost tours 7 p.m. Thursdays); 7324 International Drive, Orlando; $21.95 plus tax adults, $19.75 plus tax seniors, $12.95 plus tax ages 3-11 ($24.95 adults, $15.95 ages 3-11 for ghost tour); 407-248-1166 or titanictheexperience.com.
WONDER WORKS, interactive activities in mystery lab, physical challenge lab, bubble room, Laser Works (laser tag and video arcade): 9 a.m.-midnight daily; next to Pointe Orlando at 9067 International Drive, Orlando; $24.99 plus tax adults, $19.99 ages 4-12 and seniors, free age 3 and younger ($4.95 first game of laser tag, $2.95 each additional game); 407-351-8800.
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