A Nightly Fireworks Show: Living Near Orlando’s Theme Parks


For people all around the globe, the mention of Orlando often elicits visions of a famed mouse and his friends, or even a new market entrant – a wizard with a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead – at another theme park just down the road. And while most Orlandoans know that the city goes well beyond the attractions that seemingly define the area, they also know that there are some benefits to living near the “Mouse House” and other area theme parks.

Throughout Central Florida, one would be hard-pressed to find a local who doesn’t have some sort of tie to the theme parks. Maybe they attended camp at Sea World in their youth or worked as a food and beverage attendant at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in between semesters at college. They may even be annual passholders at Walt Disney World who book and use FastPasses during non-peak times, or have an investment property turned vacation home. Just about everyone who has lived in the greater Orlando area for some stint of time has a connection to the attractions.

One of the highest-ranking home selling points for those who enjoy the nightly fireworks displays at the theme parks is the ability to see them from their own yard – or for those who are extra lucky, windows – on a daily basis. Fortunately, Opendoor has several homes currently available in the Orlando area that are well within prime fireworks-viewing proximity.

Dr. Phillips

For example, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom single-family home in the Dr. Phillips community is located in between all three major theme parks, plus many additional attractions such as The Wheel at ICON Park™, Fun Spot, and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The 2,540-square foot home itself features a two-car attached garage, fireplace, stainless steel appliances, kitchen breakfast bar, and a screened-in pool with surrounding patio.


Located in the heart of the Dr. Phillips community, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom single-family home features a lush front yard and a beautiful screened-in pool around back.


A spacious living area overlooks an open kitchen with breakfast bar.


Who wouldn’t want to relax on the covered patio overlooking this beautiful, screen-enclosed pool and quintessentially Florida backyard landscaping?


This home’s spacious kitchen gives way to a dining nook overlooking the pristine pool.


A little closer to the Walt Disney World Resort is this two-story, single-family home in the Windermere area. Built in 2015, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is move-in ready at just shy of 3,000 square feet. This home features a kitchen island, stainless steel kitchen appliances, dual ovens, granite kitchen countertops, a separate tub and shower in the master bathroom, a loft, a covered patio, and a two-car garage. On any clear night, the owners of this stunning home would certainly be able to enjoy the fireworks display from Disney World.


With more than 2,980 square feet, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is located in Central Florida’s Windermere community.


Built in 2015, this Windermere home includes a large, stunning kitchen space, straight out of the dreams of any cooking aficionado.


A master bathroom fit for a king or queen! Featuring a soaking tub and separate walk-in shower – as well as a large walk-in closet – this home’s next residents may never need to leave the master suite!

Osceola County

Heading over the Orange and Osceola County lines, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom townhome is located in the Reunion Resort master-planned community just south of the Walt Disney Resort. An end unit in a golf course community, this home also features a tankless water heater, granite kitchen countertops, and stainless-steel appliances.


This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom end-unit townhome will delight bargain-hunters looking for a piece of the action near Walt Disney World Resort, listed at just $210,000 in the master-planned Reunion Resort community.


This beautiful kitchen features granite countertops as well as stainless-steel appliances, and opens to the home’s bright and airy living space.


Golf enthusiasts will love that this townhome is situated right on one of the community’s pristine courses.

Winter Garden

Located in the burgeoning Winter Garden community, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom single-family home is also near all the theme park action. Built in 2016, this 2,088-square foot home features stainless steel appliances, a kitchen island breakfast bar, a walk-in closet in the master suite, and a two-car garage. As part of the Lakeview Pointe community, residents also have access to the neighborhood’s community pool.


Larger families will love this ample five-bedroom, three-bathroom single-family home near the Orlando-area attractions.


A stunning, open kitchen concept features granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a kitchen island breakfast bar.


This Winter Garden home’s master bathroom shows off dual sinks, a walk-in shower as well as a spacious walk-in closet.

No matter the motivation – to live near a job in the hospitality industry, to be close to the action, or to simply view the nightly fireworks shows, living close to Orlando’s area theme parks has its fair share of advantages. More homes near these parks are being added to Opendoor’s platform all the time, so homebuyers are encouraged to check back often on Opendoor’s website at https://www.opendoor.com/homes/orlando. Buyers in the market for a new home are also encouraged to download the Opendoor mobile app (Android, iOS) to easily access details on available homes, and to use the app as a digital key to unlock Opendoor homes for their own self-guided tours on their schedule.

Opendoor is represented by Opendoor Brokerage LLC, a licensed real estate brokerage in Florida.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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