Orlando is justly famous for its fabulous theme parks, which (not surprisingly) are also in demand as meeting sites. Each park features in-park spaces for F&B functions, team building, and more, as well as signature resort hotels (discussed
Orlando is justly famous for its fabulous theme parks, which (not surprisingly) are also in demand as meeting sites. Each park features in-park spaces for F&B functions, team building, and more, as well as signature resort hotels (discussed elsewhere). Here is an outline of what’s on offer:
Walt Disney World, the park that started it all, is comprised of four magnificent theme parks, three fantastic water parks, six golf courses, a sports complex, an auto race track, and 20 resort hotels that stretch across 30,000 acres. It is the largest recreational resort in the world. For meetings, WDW features two nighttime entertainment districts, event services, and unique corporate programs through the Disney Institute, and more.
Universal Studios boasts five theme parks and more than 250,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes hotels but also a substantial amount of parkwide space, For example, there are five amphitheaters onsite that seat up to 2,000, as well as Orlando Studios New York, which can accommodate groups of up to 2,000 for receptions and banquets. It offers theme par buyouts for 20,000 guests, but can tailor programs for groups as small as 200.
Like its colleagues, SeaWorld Orlando is really a complex of theme parks, comprising the original attraction, Discovery Cove, and the Aquatica Water Park. Facilities available to groups include the 12,000-square-foot Ports of Call special event facility and nighttime event venues at Sea Harbor Pavilions (for up to 1,500) and Discovery Cove (up to 400).
A truly unique park that dates back to 1949, Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve that is still family owned and operated. Internationally recognized as the "Alligator Capital of the World," Gatorland is home to thousands of alligators and crocodiles, as well as the 700-square-foot Crocodile Conference Center.