The theme parks of Orlando are like small cities in their own right, with countless rides and attractions and enough to see in each to keep you and your family busy for a week or more. Even after that long, you could still be missing out on new and memorable experiences. The biggest parks even have their own resorts – in some cases, several of them!
The major advantage of staying in a hotel literally inside a theme park's grounds is that it maximises the time you can spend enjoying the park itself. You are literally steps away from the amazing rides, shows and sights, with unforgettable views from your balcony, such as Disney’s spectacular fireworks show over Cinderella Castle or a herd of giraffes strolling through the grounds of Animal Kingdom. Our list below features the places guaranteed to impress, all right inside your favourite theme parks.
- Gatorland Admission
- Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
- Eat and Play Card – 1 Card for 4 Travelers
- Crayola Experience Admission
- Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
- Boggy Creek Airboat Ride
- Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
- Blue Man Group
- Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket
- Universal Orlando™ Theme Park Tickets
Four Seasons Resort Orlando At Walt Disney World ResortLake Buena Vista
This is the only five-star resort to be found inside a theme park in Orlando, and it really earns those stars! Common areas have a beautiful classic design, like an ancient Roman palace, while the rooms are cool and contemporary. Among the outstanding facilities are a five restaurants and five bars, a full-service spa, three outdoor pools with a lazy river and water slides, a golf course and, naturally, direct access to Walt Disney World, with a free shuttle bus to get you to the entrance. Read More...
Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgeLake Buena Vista
Looking like a lodge plucked right off an African savannah – or, indeed, like something out of The Lion King – a number of the residents of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park can be found grazing right outside your window! Add three great restaurants, two outdoor pools and the really stunning main lobby with its grand fireplace and you have both an exceptional resort and an immersive theme park experience. Read More...
Universal's Hard Rock Hotel ®Orlando
In the Hard Rock brand’s signature style, this hotel combines a great contemporary-styled resort with classic musical memorabilia. Unique to this hotel is direct access to Universal Studios Florida, as well as Elvis Presley’s pyjamas, suits warn by John Lennon and Keith Richards, and guitars played by Paul McCartney, Eddie Van Halen and Paul Stanley of Kiss, among many other items. The hotel’s facilities include a massive swimming pool (practically a small lake), a full-service spa and three restaurants. Read More...
Looking like a grand castle and located in the grounds of SeaWorld, Hilton Grand Vacations is something of a world of water in its own right, with three outdoor pools, a waterfall and two spa tubs. It also has a great restaurant, a pool bar and an impressive selection of other activities available, as well as the Hilton brand’s signature first-class service. Read More...
This resort has a delightful natural feel to it, with rough stone walls and wood floors making it seem like a rustic escape right in the middle of Orlando’s many theme parks. Located at Universal Studios Florida, it is also just a short walk (or free shuttle ride) away from Universal’s CityWalk and Islands of Adventure. The lakeside hotel has a large lagoon-style swimming pool, with various waterfalls and streams around the resort, as well as four restaurants and two bars – the Rum Bar is particularly fun. Read More...
Legoland HotelWinter Haven
Specialising in fun holidays for the kids, Legoland Hotel has special themed rooms, a family-friendly restaurant and Lego-shaped floats in the large outdoor pool. With its colourful design, the entire hotel really does look like it was built from the famous construction toy and it feels like a genuine extension of the theme park it calls home. One thing is for sure: the kids will love it! Read More...