Best Of 2020

Best Silver Lining to Social Distancing
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Historically Short Theme Park Wait Times

For years, we kvetched about the overcrowded conditions and confusing queue-cutting schemes at Orlando's attractions. It turns out that social distancing was the solution all along: Since the parks reopened with restricted capacity, guests have been walking onto popular E-Tickets like Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Islands of Adventure, with wait times measured in minutes or seconds instead of hours. It might not be economically sustainable for the parks, but it's great for guests while it lasts.

Sports & Recreation: Best of Orlando 2020

Sports & Recreation: Best of Orlando 2020

Sports & Recreation

Best Attraction That's Not a Theme Park
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1st: Gatorland gatorland.com

2nd: Orlando Science Center osc.org

3rd: Wekiwa Springs State Park floridastateparks.org

Best Beach
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1st: New Smyrna Beach visitnsbfl.com

2nd: Clearwater Beach visitstpeteclearwater.com

3rd: Siesta Key Beach visitsarasota.com/siesta-key

Best Bowling Alley
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1st: Splitsville Luxury Lanes splitsvillelanes.com

2nd: Aloma Bowl alomabowlingcenters.com/aloma

3rd: Boardwalk Bowl alomabowlingcenters.com/boardwalk

Best Canoeing/Kayaking
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1st: Wekiwa Springs State Park floridastateparks.org

2nd: Wekiva Island wekivaisland.com

3rd: Blue Spring State Park floridastateparks.org

Best City Park
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1st: Lake Eola Park facebook.com/lakeeolapark

2nd: Mead Botanical Garden meadgarden.org

3rd: Cranes Roost Park altamonte.org

Best Group Fitness
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1st: Camp Gladiator campgladiator.com

2nd: Pure Barre purebarre.com

3rd: Hardcore Fitness Florida instagram.com/hardcorefitnessflorida

Best Gym
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1st: House of Sweat Orlando hosorlando.com

2nd: Pure Barre purebarre.com

3rd: YMCA of Central Florida ymcacf.org

Best Local Pro Athlete
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1st: Alex Morgan, Orlando Pride twitter.com/alexmorgan13

2nd: Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic twitter.com/double0ag

3rd: Ashlyn Harris, Orlando Pride twitter.com/ashlyn_harris

Best Local Sports Team
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1st: UCF Knights Football ucfknights.com

2nd: Orlando City Soccer Club orlandocitysc.com

3rd: Orlando Magic nba.com/magic