Free Yourself in Orlando, FL

In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we take you to Orlando, FL, where Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing.

Yes, we specialize in premier talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial spirit, staying team focused and a true work-life balance.

So, if you find yourself among Disney and Universal Pictures’ greatest imaginary worlds and characters on business or vacation, our local Vaconians have the top five places to Free Yourself in Orlando.

Downtown Orlando

Tours, tours, tours! Go on the American Ghost Adventure, rated top 10 in the world for ghost tours, and hear spooky tales as you wander to historical locations. Not interested in interrupting ghosts? Take a Crafty Cocktail Tour that leads you to the finest cocktail spots in the Central Business District, fill your stomachs during the Orlando Food Tour and experience a diversity of cuisine throughout the town, after you have quenched your thirst, filled your stomachs and been spooked by ghosts, take an Art Tour!

International Drive

International Drive is the place to be to get a true feel of Orlando! Hop in the ICON Orlando 360° and tour the city from new depths. This 400-foot tall observation wheel, formerly known as the Orlando Eye, accommodates up to 15 guests per capsule and takes you on a 20-minute ride. But wait, there’s more! Visit the SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, take a Chocolate Kingdom – Factory Adventure Tour, “Escape” your way out of an Escape Game, or take selfies with Hollywood’s finest celebs at Madame Tussauds’ wax museum. From attractions, nightlife, dining, and shopping, International Drive will not disappoint.

Lake Eola Swan Boat Rides

Get some exercise and paddle around Lake Eola on swan-shaped boats. The lake is in the middle of Downtown Orlando and is surrounded by beautiful scenery; you can even feed the many swans that inhabit the lake! There is also a .9-mile sidewalk that circles the lake; perfect for runners. Grab some grub at Relax Grill or catch a play or concert at the Walt Disney Amphitheatre.

Walt Disney World

You can’t visit Orlando without stopping at Walt Disney World. Become a kid again as you walk through the park with your favorite Disney characters, ride classic rides like Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, the Mad Tea Party, and don’t forget to visit Cinderella’s Castle! Buy souvenirs at the many shops, indulge in delicate cuisine, watch shows, or even get a massage. It truly is, “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

Universal Studios

Ride rides from your favorite Universal Pictures’ films! Have you ever wanted to cast spells in Hogwarts, ride a magic broomstick, or drink Butter Beer? Visit Hogwarts and live all your witch and wizarding dreams! Visit your friend E.T. on the E.T. Adventure ride, feel the strength and speed of The Incredible Hulk Coaster, enter the imaginary world of Dr. Seuss on The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride, and more! Escape reality as you enter the many worlds that Universal Studios holds.