Hidden Magic Within The Kingdom

Orlando. When you hear the name of this city, the first thing that comes to mind is “The Most Magical Place on Earth”. Disney. Universal. Sea World. Fireworks. Rides.  And that is all very true. However, in addition to the “Minnie” theme parks (see what I did there?) Orlando is home to so many other magical experiences that are often overlooked in the shadow of rollercoasters and castles. From beautiful parks to exciting shows to the various unique dining experiences, Central Florida houses so many different adventures and experiences within our entire kingdom. Please keep your hands and arms inside the blog at all times, as I take you on a journey of hidden magic.

Within the heart of downtown Orlando stands a beautiful rainbow colored amphitheater on the edge of a stunning lake. In the middle of that lake you will find a large fountain overflowing with illuminated water against the backdrop of the skyline. Lake Eola has become the go-to place for those looking to take a peaceful walk around the city by way of the scenic route. Along the way, you will find many restaurants and bars available for you to stop at to grab a drink or a bite to eat. Ever so often, you will see swan boats float by and hear music coming from the grounds around the lake. Lake Eola is the perfect setting for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and the feeling of escape within a large city.

Not too far from Lake Eola, you will come upon International Drive. On this lively strip of road, you will find many exciting and unique shows such as Mango’s Tropical Cafe, a dinner show that fills your tummy with amazing Latin and Caribbean food and your night with incredible dancing and entertainment. In addition to Mango’s, a little further down International Drive, you will find DRIP.  DRIP is an extremely unique artistic venue where you will not only be immersed in paint, water and sand, but immersed in art as well as you become a part of the story told by the talented dancers and band. This venue is filled with color, music and theatrics not experienced in many places. Also on International you will find Pointe Orlando which is covered by wonderful restaurants and dining experiences followed by the Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and The Sea Life Aquarium. Each one of these businesses offers a unique experience. From the Orlando Eye, you can see for miles over Central Orlando. Whether you see this attraction during the day or at night, you will receive a stunning view of this magical city. The famous Madame Tussauds gives you the opportunity to meet and take pictures with your favorite celebrities. Have breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn, ride across the moon with E.T or play some golf with Tiger Woods. The imagination has no limit at this insane wax museum. After singing with Madonna, you can head over to The Sea Life Aquarium and swim with sharks and sting rays all while taking in the wonder of what it would be like to be Ariel and live under the sea. International Drive offers so many different adventures and is definitely a must see strip in Orlando.

Like sports? Live for concerts? Then the Amway Center is the place for you! From top listed recording artists to must watch sports teams, the Amway offers you the chance to see many different shows and games. Whether you want to see the Orlando Magic, the Orlando Solar Bears, Ariana Grande or Ed Sheeran, the Amway Center comes to life nearly every night with events and excitement. And while there, don’t miss the rooftop bar overlooking downtown to add to your evening. And speaking of sports events, also near downtown Orlando is Camping World Stadium, which is home to our soccer teams Orlando City and Orlando Pride. The fans and followers of these teams bring such intensity and dedication to this sport that it is a “can’t miss” game scenario. You will love every second of this sporting event while watching the pride of Orlando burst at the seams in the seats. Between these two venues, you will absolutely get an adrenaline rush.

These are just a few of the other magical experiences you can take part in here in Central Florida. Around every turn and off every highway is a chance to live something exciting and unique. This city offers so much and no day is the same. Come take a look for yourself and make your life one of endless adventure and excitement. Thank you for reading and for being such a wonderful audience. Please watch your head and step as you exit the blog. And as always, have a wonderful day here in the Kingdom of Magic.

-Serina Marshall

REALTOR, The Colarusso Group

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