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Orlandos Theme Parks from K to R

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers tours of behind-the-scenes areas with view of Space Shuttle facilities and launch pads. Meet a real astronaut every day and see Space Station 3D in the world's largest twin IMAX® theater. The Astronaut Hall of Fame features the world's largest collection of astronaut memorabilia, plus displays, exhibits, hands-on activities and simulators. Train for the rigors of space flight and prepare for your own mission aboard a full-scale shuttle mock-up during the new Astronaut Training Experience (ATX). ph. 321-449-4444

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards located in Clermont, is Florida’s largest premium winery. Visitors can take a free tour of the winery, sample wines in the tasting room or purchase a bottle of the award-winning Lakeridge wine at the gift shop. ph. 352-394-8627

Richard Petty Driving Experience takes motorsports fans out of the grandstands and puts them behind the wheel of a stock car. Ride-and-drive programs on the 1-mile (1.6-kilometer), tri-oval Walt Disney World Speedway and 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) Daytona International Speedway are available. Reservations requested. ph. 800-237-3889/407-939-0130

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium, housed in a building that appears to be sinking, looks like it fell victim to one of Florida’s infamous sinkholes. Explore artifacts, collections, weird art/hobbies and interactive exhibits in 16 galleries of the odd and unusual from around the world. ph. 407-351-5803

Ron Jon Surf Park, opening in late 2005, features a large surf pool with 4-8 foot (1.2-to 2.4-meter) waves for intermediate/advanced surfers or body boarders and a training surf pool with 3-4 foot (.91 to 1.2 meter) waves for beginner/novice surfers or body boarders. It also offers a standing-wave and children’s waterplay area, Surf School, World Surf Travel themed Mexican restaurant and Ron Jon Surf Shop.

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