11am to 1pm-Go to Epcot early! Find and ride Soarin’ ASAP, a ride that simulates a relaxing hang-gliding flight over California’s most famous spots, such as the Golden Gate Bridge. The ride certainly feels realistic and is certainly worth a short wait.
1 to 2pm-Definitely go to the Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion for lunch. The steak there is simply amazing and relatively cheap considering you’re at a theme park.
2 to 8pm-Explore as many of Epcot’s pavilions, each of which showcases the culture of a country. For example, the France Pavilion shows a film called “Impressions de France” that examines French culture.
8 to 9pm-Go eat dinner at Restaurant Marrakesh, which is in the Morocco Pavilion. The food is great and it is nice to try something different.
9 pm-Go see the IllumiNations show. It is a 14-minute show of lasers and fireworks that will blow your mind. Heck, give up dinner if you have to in order to get a better view.
Noon to 1pm-Go to TooJay’s Deli on Dr. Phillips Blvd for a good, yet cheap, lunch.
1 to 4pm-Play mini-golf at Congo River Golf on International Drive. It’s fun. Besides, you could always feed the alligators (literally) if you don’t like mini-golf.
4 to 7pm-Go to WonderWorks. It’s like a science museum with fun activities, like virtual sports, for everyone.
7 to 8pm-Go to Pom Pom’s Teahouse and Sandwicheria on Bumby Avenue. The place has some of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had.
8pm-Go hangout at Disney’s Fort Wilderness. There’s a free sing-along and Disney movie. It’s almost impossible to plan a trip to Orlando without at least once succumbing to Disney’s Disney’s “child appeal.”
9 to 10am-Go have a good, cheap brunch at Peach Valley Cafe on South International Parkway.
10am to 4pm-Go have fun with the fishes at Discovery Cove on Sea World Drive. It is expensive, but it’s the price you have to pay to swim with the dolphins.
4 to 6:30pm-Go relax and enjoy downtown Orlando at Lake Eola. You can rent a boat, but I personally enjoy walking around and enjoying the scenery.
6:30 to 7:30pm-Enjoy your last dinner in Orlando at Seito Sushi at either their Baldwin Park or Sand Lake location.
7:30pm-End your trip to Orlando with some memorable laughs at the Improv Comedy Club on International Drive. If you’re doing this on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, note that the acts don’t start until 8pm.
Orlando is my favorite vacation destination, but I have to admit it is hard to figure out how to plan a trip to Orlando because there is so much to do here; it would take way more than three days to get all the city has to offer. Hopefully, however, you’ve gotten the most you could in a three-day trip to Orlando with my insider tips.