Busch Gardens, African-themed park and zoo, bird gardens, Edge of Africa walking tour, thrill rides, Clydesdale Hamlet and other attractions (with "Katonga -- Musical Tales From the Jungle" shows daily): from 10 a.m. daily; 8 miles northeast of downtown Tampa at 40th Street and Busch Boulevard; $53.95 plus tax, $44.95 plus tax ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 813-987-5082.
Daytona USA, NASCAR theme with displays, games, trivia, interactive activities, big-screen racing movie: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach; $21.50 plux tax adults, $18.50 plus tax seniors, $15.50 plus tax ages 6-12, free age 5 and younger with paid adult; 386-947-6800.
Discovery Cove, interplay with dolphins, exotic birds, fish, stingrays: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily; adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando, off Bee Line Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; $229 plus tax including a dolphin-swim experience, $129 plus tax without; must be age 6 and older to participate in dolphin swim (includes lunch, swim gear and seven-day pass to SeaWorld Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, upgrade to 14-day pass for $30); 1-877-4-DISCOVERY.
Disney-MGM Studios, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Jim Henson's Muppetvision 3-D, Beauty and the Beast: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday (with "Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade" at 4 p.m. today and Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, "Fantasmic" performances at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday); off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $8, one-day pass $58.31 general, $46.60 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321 or disneyworld.com.
Epcot, showcase of technology and foreign cultures in Future World and World Showcase: Future World 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; World Showcase 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (with "Illuminations: Reflections of Earth" at 9 p.m. daily); off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $8, one-day pass $58.31 general, $46.60 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321 or disney world.com.
Florida Aquarium, sections on wetlands, bays and beaches, coral reefs, offshore, dive and animal shows, "Explore a Shore" interactive display: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa; $17.95 adults, $11.95 ages 3-12; 813-273-4000 or fla quarium.org.
The Holy Land Experience, 15-acre "living biblical museum," including "Praise Through the Ages" multi-media musical presentation, "The Oasis Outpost" children's area and "Scriptorium: Center for Biblical Antiquities" (with "Light in the Dark Ages" display of medieval texts through December): 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 655 Vineland Road, Orlando; $29.75 adults, $19.75 ages 6-12; 407-367-2065 or theholylandexperience.com.
Islands of Adventure, roller coasters and thrill rides including Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Storm Force Accelatron, Incredible Hulk coaster, Cat in the Hat, Jurassic Park River Adventure: from 9 a.m. daily; at Universal Orlando, Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road, Orlando; $58.31 adults, $47.88 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger ($8-$12 parking, free after 6 p.m.); 407-363-8000.
Marineland of Florida, oceanarium with exhibits and presentations on sea life, scuba diving and snorkeling and dolphin interactive programs: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily except Tuesdays; 9600 Ocean Shore Blvd., Marineland; $14 adults, $9 ages 3-11; 1-888-279-9194.
SeaWorld Orlando, marine and adventure park with Wild Arctic, Key West at SeaWorld, Manatees: The Last Generation?, Shamu, sea-lion and dolphin shows, Journey to Atlantis and Kraken rides, "Pets Ahoy" show, Tropical Reef aquarium, penguin exhibit, Clydesdale Hamlet, "Dine With Shamu," "Shamu & Crew Character Breakfast," "Odyssea" show, WaterFront at SeaWorld shopping-dining-entertainment area, educational behind-the-scenes tours: from 9 a.m. daily; off Bee Line Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $8 cars and RVs, behind-the-scenes tours $15 adults, $12 children (seasonal rates apply), one-day admission $57.46 adults, $47.87 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-351-3600.
Silver Springs, glass-bottom boats, animal shows, jungle cruise, Wings of the Springs, Lost River Voyage, Big Gator Lagoon, World of Bears, Kids Ahoy Playland, Panther Prowl, Historical Showcase, Florida Natives on Ross Allen Island, Lighthouse Ride, Fort King River Cruise: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 1 mile east of Ocala on State Road 40; $32.99 plus tax general, $23.99 plus tax ages 3-10, free age 2 and younger; 352-236-2121.
Universal Studios, movie-TV production studio and park, Animal Planet Live, Men in Black Alien Attack, Twister, Terminator 2 3-D, Back to the Future, Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone, Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast, Shrek 4-D, Revenge of the Mummy and others: from 9 a.m. daily; Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road, Orlando; one-day admission $58.31 adults, $47.88 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger ($8-$12 parking, free after 6 p.m.); 407-363-8000.
Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, Main Street USA, Liberty Square, Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Sunday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday (with "Share a Dream Come True Parade" at 3 p.m. daily; "SpectroMagic" at 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday, at 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday; "Wishes" fireworks show at 9 p.m. Saturday, at 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. Wednesday); off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $8, one-day pass $58.31 general, $46.60 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321 or disneyworld.com.
Weeki Wachee Spring, mermaid shows in underwater theater, river cruise, petting zoo: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; U.S. Highway 19 at State Road 50, Weeki Wachee; $14.95 plus tax age 11 and older, $10.95 plus tax ages 3-10, free age 2 and younger; 1-877-469-3354.
Arabian Nights, horses and riders in 25-act production, three-course prime-rib dinner: dinner shows daily at varying times; 6225 W. Irlo Bronson Highway (U.S. Highway 192), Kissimmee; dinner and show $47 adults, $29 ages 3-11, free age 2 and younger; 407-239-9223.