Orlando, FL

Welcome To Orlando

One of the main driving forces in Orlando's economy is its tourism industry and the city is one of the leading tourism destinations in the world. Nicknamed the 'Theme Park Capital of the World', the Orlando area is home to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. The Orlando area features 7 of the 10 most visited theme parks in North America (5 of the top 10 in the world), as well as the 4 most visited water parks in the U.S. The Walt Disney World resort is the area's largest attraction with its many facets such as the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, and Disney Springs. SeaWorld Orlando is a large park that features numerous zoological displays and marine animals alongside an amusement park with roller coasters and water park. Universal Orlando, like Walt Disney World, is a multi-faceted resort comprising Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, and Universal CityWalk. SeaWorld Orlando also comprises more than one park, alongside Aquatica and Discovery Cove. Orlando attractions also appeal to many locals who want to enjoy themselves close to home. The Orlando Metropolitan Area is home to a substantial theater population. Several professional and semi-professional houses and many community theaters include the Central Florida Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre, and IceHouse Theatre in Mount Dora. Orlando Theatre Project, closed in 2009. Additionally, both University of Central Florida and Rollins College (Winter Park) are home to theater departments that attract an influx of young artists to the area. The Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre had hosted national Broadway tours on a regular basis. The Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival, which draws touring companies from around the world, is hosted in various venues over Orlando's Loch Haven Park every spring. At the festival, there are also readings and fully staged productions of new and unknown plays by local artists. Also in the spring, there is The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, hosted by Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

FIND EVENTS IN Orlando

Weather Forecast for Orlando

This Afternoon

Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind around 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South southwest wind around 5 mph.

Washington's Birthday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Tuesday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. East northeast wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

Thursday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the morning.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.