Orlando is America’s top Memorial Day destination, says AAA

As the travelers prepare to hit the road for Memorial Day, AAA has announced that Orlando is the country a top holiday destination.

To celebrate the influx of tourists, the Visit Orlando tourism bureau has pointed out on a number of the newest and most exciting attractions, restaurants and hotels for travelers to consider a visit over the long weekend.

For the theme park enthusiast, the Universal Orlando Resort announced the opening of its new Volcano Bay water park will take place from 25 May. In the Walt Disney World Resort, Pandora – The World of Avatar land will open on Saturday, May 27.

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SeaWorld Orlando opens its first digitally enhanced ride experience June 16 when the Crack is transformed into a virtual reality roller coaster. For those who travel along the Universal Boulevard, the $30 million for the Andretti Indoor Karting & Games facility was opened in June.

Orlando’s dining and nightlife is also in bloom.

Disney Springs recently opened two marquee restaurants—Homecomin’ Florida and Frontera Cocina—and the world-famous, English-based Ace Cafe in Orlando also opened earlier this month.

In the Universal CityWalk section of the Universal Orlando Resort, visitors will find one of the new Tasty Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen (based on characters from the Willy Wonka franchise), with unique takes on classic steak, seafood and pasta dishes, as well as an assortment of chocolate and desserts.

Looking for a hotel in the busy parks? The new The Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal has 1000 rooms and suites, while the Cabana Bay Beach Resort is adding 400 additional rooms and suites. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is also adding new facilities, including a large sun terrace and a zero-depth-entry pool.

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