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Local Area Guide: Things to do

Major Attractions and Theme Parks



Walt Disney World Resort Home to your favorite mouse, beautiful princesses, and exciting villains, the Walt Disney World Resort is just a hop, skip, and a jump down the road from Windsor Hills. Bring the entire family to experience the magic of all four theme parks.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 3 miles

Hours vary by season.


SeaWorld Orlando Don’t miss the thrills this 200 acre marine themed park has to offer. The beautiful shows and educational exhibits can’t be see anywhere else! Make sure you say hello to everyone’s favorite whale, Shamu!

Distance from Windsor Hills: 12 miles

Hours vary by season.


Discovery Cove Orlando Ever wanted to swim with dolphins? Snorkel with exotic fish? Pet and feed sting rays? Discovery Cove Orlando is the all inclusive water resort for you to have a one of a kind experience. Admission is limited, so book early!

Distance from Windsor Hills: 12 miles

Hours vary by season.


Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure Resort Between CityWalk, Hollywood Drive-In Golf, Blue Man Group, and the two huge theme parks, your family has plenty of activities to experience at the Universal Orlando Resort. Be apart of your favorite movies of all time with cinema themed rides and attractions. Beat the nemeses of all our favorite Marvel superheros!  Don’t forget to visit the boy who lived in the brand new Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 15 miles

Hours vary by season.


Busch Gardens Tampa This theme park is perfect for thrill seekers and animal lovers! Home to wild animals you don’t get to see too often in the States, you and your family can ride some of the biggest thrills, board a safari jeep, trek through the savannah, and visit the animal care center for a unique theme park experience.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 65 miles

Hours vary by season


*Inquire with Five Star Vacation Homes for tickets and discounts.


Water Parks and Water Sports


Disney’s Blizzard Beach Escape the Florida heat and cool down in this icy themed water park. Race down snowy hills on toboggans, paddle through frigid rapids, and dare to plunge down one of the country’s tallest and fastest waterslides! 

Distance from Windsor Hills: 5 miles

Hours vary by season.


Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Enjoy 56 acres of tropical paradise at this water park! Swim through six foot waves in the surf pool, float down the lazy river, and snorkel with real live sharks! 

Distance from Windsor Hills: 7 miles

Hours vary by season.


Aquatica by SeaWorld Right across the street from SeaWorld Orlando, this water park is not short of all types of sea creatures. Journey on a water slide that travels right through a tank holding some of the sea’s most intriguing animals, relax in a private cabana, and ride state of the art water rides that are fun for everyone!

Distance from Windsor Hills: 13 miles

Hours vary by season.


Wet ‘n Wild The ultimate thrill experience, Wet ‘n Wild Orlando boasts some of the biggest water adventures in Orlando. Brave the 76 foot, almost vertical solo water slide or the body coaster slide experience. If you aren’t up to these big thrills, enjoy the brand new family water resort.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 15 miles

Hours vary by season.


Wet ‘n Wild’s The Wake Center Try wake boarding, knee skiing, or rafting with a partner on Lake Sandy, just outside the Wet ‘n Wild water park.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 15 miles

Open May through September, noon to dusk.


Orlando Watersports Complex Take either a beginner or advanced class and learn how to wakeboard and do other watersports. 

Distance from Windsor Hills: 19 miles

Hours vary by season.


*Inquire with Five Star Vacation Homes for tickets and discounts.


Small Attractions and Theme Parks

Fun Spot USA Ride all the amusement rides in this theme park or brave the tallest Skycoaster thrill ride in the country at 300 feet high! If these thrills are a little too intense, bring the kids to Kid Spot for rides they will enjoy. Also be sure to check out the arcade filled with over 60 arcade games!

Distance from Windsor Hills: 4 miles

Free admission.

Hours vary by season.


DisneyQuest What to do when you experience the Florida rains during your vacation? Experience the indoor theme park at Downtown Disney! Battle pirates, pilate through asteroids, paddle down a prehistoric river, and create and ride your own roller coaster all in this virtual reality paradise! Play on hundreds of different arcade games and  experience interactive virtual reality. This indoor cyber theme park is the best place to be to beat the Florida weather conditions.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 7 miles

Hours vary by season.


Fun Spot America Drive and race through the go-kart track that reaches almost 4 feet high and take your chances on the thrill amusement rides. Just like Fun Spot USA, Fun Spot has Kid Spot, perfect for the kids to enjoy rides of their own! Take the family on the Ferris Wheel and see beautiful views of Orlando.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 15 miles

Free admission.

Hours vary by season. 


Gatorland Bring the family to this reptile themed park! Full of gators and other animals, your family will certainly learn about Florida's famous native. No where in Central Florida can you see an Albino gator, wrestle gators, zip line over a gator pit, and more! Adventure tours are also available.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 15 miles

Hours vary by season.


Legoland Florida  Structures, attractions, and eateries all constructed out of everyone's favorite childhood toy, legos! Stroll through this city made of legos and catch the water ski and stunt show, the original Cypress Gardens, and all the adventures this park has in store!

Distance from Windsor Hills: 31 miles

Hours vary by season.

Areas within Central Florida


Celebration Discover the quaint town of Celebration, Florida. Enjoy delicious restaurants, unique shops, and stroll through the scenic center of town. Check out their town center for activities and events almost every weekend.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 5 miles


Old Town Bring the family to this Kissimmee classic. Enjoy different bars and restaurants, shops, and theme park rides. Complete with a go cart track, your family will have a great time seeing the different attractions and events. Most days they have old car shows and live music that are a can’t miss! Also home to Fun Spot USA.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 4 miles


Downtown Orlando Filled with restaurants, bars, and clubs, Downtown Orlando is the premier nightlife destination for the city. Church Street Station is the hub of the area; over fifty restaurants, shops, and activities all perfect for a night out. Downtown also has beautiful parks and lakes to see. Lake Eola is the perfect family spot to take in some of Orlando’s most iconic areas. 

Distance from Windsor Hills: 22 miles 


Winter Park Park Ave in Winter Park is home to some of the best boutiques and greatest dining experiences in Central Florida. Make sure to take a walk through the rose garden, then the park for a scenic afternoon. Hit this area on a Saturday morning for the awesome Farmer’s Market!

Distance from Windsor Hills: 28 miles


Sports, Golf, Recreation


Mystic Dunes Golf Club Known as one of the most unique golf courses in Florida, Mystic Dunes is a great place to perfect your game. 

Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest.

Distance from Windsor Hills: .5 miles

Call or book online tee times.


Celebration Golf Club At this golf club, the game is all about the experience. This club is ranked as one of the best courses in the country and holds many awards.

Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest

Distance from Windsor Hills: 6 miles

Reserve tee times online.


Reunion Resort Golf Golf three different championship courses: the Niklaus, the Palmer, and the Watson (all at different difficulties). If you’re a beginner, schedule lessons at the renowned Annika Academy. 

All three courses ranked in Top 100 course in the United States, Golfweek

Distance from Windsor Hills: 5 miles

Call for tee times.


ChampionsGate Golf Club Another one of Central Florida’s golf treasures with many accolades, players can golf either the International Course or the National Course. 

Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest  

Distance from Windsor Hills: 7 miles

Call or book online tee times.


Tennis at Reunion Resort Practice with a pro or sign up from Round Robin Mixers in the six Hydro-grid courts offered at Reunion. Reunion is in the Top 100 of best tennis resorts.

Rated in the Top 50 Tennis Resorts Online's Top 100 Resorts and Camps for 2010 & 2011

Distance from Windsor Hills: 5 miles

Call the tennis pro shop to reserve time.


Lakeside Park at Celebration Play tennis in this scenic Celebration area. There is a single court and a doubles court; the singles courts are reserved Monday-Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm, Saturdays 4:30-6:00pm. Doubles courts are available at any time.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 6 miles

Call for reservations.


ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex This sports complex puts on over 200 events per year, its certain that you'll be able to catch a game at this sports complex! This complex is host to many professional sports teams; catch an Atlanta Braves spring training game or a Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice at their training camp.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 5 miles

Events vary. View website for details.


Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course Mini golf has never been more fun when you can pick between two holiday themed courses! Either play on the “winter” side or the “summer” side. Thirty-six hole course.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 6 miles

Hours vary by season. $12 adults; $10 kids


Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Golf through the classic Disney movie Fantasia. The course is complete with dancing hippos, marching broomsticks, waterworks, and music! Eighteen hole course.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 6 miles

Hours vary by season. $12 adults; $10 kids


Disney’s Fantasia Fairways Play a round of traditional golf in a pint sized form. Fantasia Fairways is designed just like a full golf course, just in a miniature way. Eighteen hole course.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 6 miles

Hours vary by season. $12 adults; $10 kids


Hollywood Drive-In Movie Golf Putt your way through two different movie themed mini golf courses: The Haunting of Ghostly Greens and Invaders From Planet Putt. Thirty-six hole course. 

Distance from Windsor Hills: 15 miles

Open daily, 9:00am-2:00am


Grand Lakes Orlando Recreation This resort offers different outdoor recreation activities, such as kayaking, birdwatching, and guided eco tours.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 16 miles

Hours vary by season. 

Call for reservations.


Cypress Lake Airboat Rides and Eco Tours Ride an airboat through the St. John’s River, which has the most gators than any other Florida body of water. You’re guaranteed to see nothing else but Florida natives: gators, eagles, and other wildlife.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 21 miles

Open daily, 9:00am-5:00pm. $45 adults, $35 kids, ages 3-12. Reservations are required.


Shows, Theatre, and Concerts


Cirque du Soleil-La Nouba Escape to the imagination and wonder of the Cirque du Soleil show, La Nouba. Be amazed by the beautiful singing, dancing, acrobatics, and more. Now playing in Downtown Disney.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 7 miles

Category seating. Prices and availability vary.

Call or book online for tickets.


House of Blues Enjoy a night out at this cool restaurant and concert venue. The best entertainment acts come to this venue; there are plenty of concerts and shows to choose from! With events almost every night of the week, House of Blues is an awesome place to enjoy a night out.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 7 miles

Hours and Showtimes vary by season. Ticket prices vary.

Purchase tickets online or at the box office. 


AMC Downtown Disney 24, Dine In Theatres What's a better snack than popcorn at the movies? What about a full menu with delicious eats! Enjoy crab cakes, various burgers, flatbreads, and much more. Also enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail along with your movie. If you already had dinner, there are also theatres that do not have the dining option.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 7 miles


Splittsville Luxury Lanes With 30 bowling lanes, live entertainment, billiards, and gourmet dining options, this 2 story luxury bowling alley is the best night out for your family! This brand new attraction will be opening December 19, 2012 in the Downtown Disney Westside.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 7 miles


The Orlando Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant Attend comedy shows at the Improv club in Pointe Orlando and see some of the hottest comedians. This very funny outing is the perfect night out getaway. Lots of fun for adults, but might not be appropriate for the whole family.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 14 miles

Hours vary by season. Ticket prices vary.

Book tickets online. 


Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 and IMAX Watch the latest films in the huge movie theatre with all your favorite movie snacks. If you're seeing the latest action packed movie, make sure to see it on the IMAX screen!

Distance from Windsor Hills: 14 miles


Blue Man Group Be entertainment by the blue men we all know and love. Listen to their unique percussion sounds, silly theatrics, and outrageous skits. Always a top rated show, Blue Man Group is the perfect show to enjoy with your whole family.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 15 miles

Ticket prices vary.

Call, book online, or pickup tickets at the box office.


Shopping


Orlando Premium Outlets-Vineland Ave. Find amazing deals at this huge outlet mall. Shop the best designer outlets, grab a snack, and hit the special events at this center. With over 150 designer outlets, you can spend hours shopping without breaking the bank. 

Distance from Windsor Hills: 9 miles

Hours vary by season.


Orlando Premium Outlets-International Drive Another big scale outlet center, the I-Drive outlets are also a great place to shop your favorite name brand stores and designers. With close to 200 stores, impressive savings are certainly found here!

Distance from Windsor Hills: 16 miles

Hours vary by season.


The Florida Mall One of the biggest shopping centers in Central Florida, the Florida Mall has plenty of stores to shop and get everything you need! With great dining options, this mall is perfect for a shopping and lunch day.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 17 miles

Hours vary by season.


The Mall At Millennia Visit this amazingly beautiful shopping mall for all your favorite designer shops. As one of Orlando's premier shopping destinations, The Mall At Millennia is a perfect place to spend a day not at the parks. Enjoy many different fine dining options as well.

Distance from Windsor Hills: 18 miles

Hours vary by season.