Not only the theme parks, but there is a huge renovation going on in Orlando for Tourist type spots that are very local friendly as well. Check out Pointe Orlando on I-Drive the next time you are in town! The old mall area just received a $45 million facelift and it is really nice with some new upscale dining and shops!
Disney is forever evolving and USF is catching on! The new SeaWorld water park Aquatica is sure to be a hit this yaer as well.
We cannot forget Kennedy Space Center. It is educational and fun as well. I have seen several launches, but they never lose their splendor!
There's a WHOLE lot of vacation in one spot!
With JamesTown/Colonial Williamsburg/YorkTown right next door to BGE, and then within a very easy drive is Mount Vernon and all the museums in Wash. D.C., besides the Confederate White House in Richmond VA, and so many other historical sites in the general area you cant beat the area for a great placce to ride coasters in BGE/PKD/SFA and then see all the varied historical sites.So IMHO there is no other part of the country that can give you great rides and great American History experiences!!
Where else can you visit the beach, the mountains,the desert,the inner city and even another country all in one day ?