What To Do In Orlando?

Number 3 of the "What To Do In ... ?" - Series . There is so much more to Orlando than just theme parks!

NON-THEME-PARK THINGS TO DO IN ORLANDO

Let's start with the things which aren't exactly a typical theme park attraction. I'll list the parks for you further down anyway though.

  1. THE COCA-COLA ORLANDO EYE
    • It is part of the i-360 theme park and gives you a spectacular view over downtown Orlando. It will take you up to 122m (400ft) high!

      TIP: There's free ground level parking behind the Eye, right off  the Universal Blvd.

  2. BOGGY CREEK AIRBOAT RIDES
    • If you go to Florida and don't go on an airboat right, you didn't do it right. 😉
      Enjoy your ride of up to 56km/h (35 miles per hour)! Racing over the water surface you'll get to see plenty of nature and native wildlife. Make sure to wear sunscreen!

      TIP: Book ahead of time and maybe consider a later tour to enjoy the sunset and beat the heat.

  1. WONDERWORKS
    • Rainz day? No problem! At WonderWorks you can experience hands-on science exhibit, which make it very fun to explore. Parents might appreciate the learning experience for their kids as well!

      TIP: The best time to visit are early in the day on weekdays.

  2. RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT
    • Full of rare items and incredible objects. Go have a look at the world's largest tire or an danti-gravity pool table! Or you can go for admiring an authentic vampire killing kit - up to you.

      TIP: Visit early to beat the crowds and get the most of your experience!

  1. CIRQUE MAGIC DINNER SHOW
    • This dinner show is very family oriented and includes a whole dinner with ice-cream as desert.
      It is an interactive dinner with magic tricks, acrobatics and lots of laughter for the whole family.

      TIP: Call and reserve upfront!

  2. CONGO RIVER ADVENTURE GOLF
    • This attraction won 2015's TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award! It's not just mini golf! You can explore caves, play basketball, feed alligators and even go mining for gems!

      TIP: Go with enough time on your hands! Sooo much to do there!

  1. GATORLAND
    • If you want to get a really good feeling for Everglades' nature and animals, then this one is a must for you. It'S wildlife preserve and theme park in one. Make sure you see the rare "white" alligators"!

      TIP: Don't forget the sunscreen! Since there's a waterpark for kids inside, bring appropriate clothes for them.

  2. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
    • Not directly in Orlando, but just an hour to the east, near Titusville, you'll find the Kennedy Space Center. A great place to spend the day! You'll see a lot of exhibitions but also experiences like the Shuttle Launch Experience.

THEME PARKS

Fine! Theme parks. You won't get around them in Orlando. Here my TOP 5:

  1. DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM
    • Yes, Disneyland. The king of all theme parks!
      No further explanations needed.
      (Choose from six different fantasy lands! Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street!
      TIP: Don't miss the haunted mansion!)
  2. UNIVERSAL'S ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE
    • Voted world's #1 theme park in 2015 and 2016 by TripAdvisor reviewers! It's the ultimate experience when it comes to rides and attractions.
  1. DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
    • Combining Disney and Hollywood? Great idea! Make sure to check out the spooky Hollywood Tower!
  2. WET'N'WILD
    • Because you need these water parks when it's warm! Not just for the little ones. You'll find great rides for everyone!

  3. ANIMAL KINGDOM
    • Can't make this Safari trip this year? Go feed some giraffes in the Animal Kingdom.

What's you favourite thing to do in Orlando?

Safe Travels!

What's on your mind? Leave us a comment!