Are you planning a trip to Orlando, and want other things to do that aren’t the main overcrowded theme parks? Maybe you are from the area and want to make sure you’re making the most of your city? You’ll be glad to know that there’s more to Orlando than just Disneyworld. Here are some top rated attractions and things to do in central Florida!
Air Florida Helicopter Tour
Experience Florida like you’ve never seen it before… from a thousand feet in the air. There’s no better way to quickly tackle your fear of heights than to go high up in a helicopter, as you’ll be safely secure. The tours across the city are short and affordable – we know you’ll want to go again and again just to see the fantastic views!
This air boat tour will take you along Florida canals to experience nature up close and personal. You will see the plants and greenery, exotic birds, turtles, and even alligators in their natural environment. Then, you can soar atop the swamps at up to 45 MPH, feel the wind in your hair, and get that incredible sensation of flying.
Congo River Gold
This miniature golf course is fun for everyone. It’s more than just playing a round of mini-golf… You and some friends and family will go on an adventure and complete various putt-putt challenges. Venture through waterfalls, caves, and tropical rain forests. If you’ve got a competitive side, putt against your friends and see who comes out on top!
Come explore Dinosaur World and get up close and personal with lifelike dinosaur models. There are more than 200 life-sized dinosaurs nestled within the park’s dense vegetation, representing a variety of species from prehistory. The atmosphere is so realistic, you’ll swear they’ve come back from the dead! There are also interactive dino-experiences throughout the park that you won’t want to miss!
Hard Knock (Laser Tag)
This laser tag arena will give you great indoor combat simulation. The urban themed arena helps bring the simulations to life, while the bright and neon decorations take the game to a whole new level. Compete against your friends or team up to fight together and become a champion of indoor war.
Those who have a need for speed will love the Kissimmee Go-Kart race tracks and the 1-mile outdoor course. It is designed to accommodate drivers of all ages and experiences. If you’re not into racing, there is also an alligator pool where you can feed the alligators and an arcade full of 50 games to play.
Titanic – The Experience
This museum is dedicated to The Titanic ship and it full of artifacts recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and re-creations of the ship that sank many years ago. Wander through on a self-guided tour and watch as the amazing actors make you feel as if you are right there with them during the sinking.
Paintball World Sports Complex
Sometimes you just want to be a little active, run around, and hit your opponents with paint balls. When that’s the case, Paintball Sports World Complex will be there waiting for you. This roomy facility offers 9 fields that are open year round with equipment available to rent if you need it.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
If you’ve never been before, the Medieval Times Dinner Theater is a must visit hot spot at least once. You sit in different sections of the audience that correspond to different teams in the medieval tournament. The audience interacts with the show and determines the course that the performance takes. You get a crown to represent your color, and it’s extra fun if your section wins in the end!
Blue Man Group
The Blue Man Group puts on great performances that can be enjoyed by all. If you’re just looking to sit back and enjoy a show, this is a great spot to hit up. Lose yourself in the fun and captivating performances of The Blue Man Group as their combination of art, technology and music comes to life with humor and mystery.
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
The Pirates Dinner Adventure is a kid-friendly performance that will take place in front of you while you enjoy a delicious dinner. The drama takes place with acrobatics and music on an 18th-century replica of a pirate ship. Similar to the Medieval theater, each section of the audience has a mascot to represent them through their adventure.
CSI: The Experience
If you’re a fan of the T.V. series CSI, this will be the perfect activity for you! Even if you don’t regularly watch the show, this is great entertainment for those who love science and being a super sleuth. Team up with investigators and take your shot at solving the crime with forensic clues from evidence left behind.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Ripley’s is a museum like none other. There are tons of little oddities, such as shrunken human heads and rare animal skeletons. It’s full of crazy things that happened around the world that are so out-of-this world, they might just be too hard to believe! Don’t forget to take the whole family to enjoy!
Ever wanted to go sky diving, but can’t quite get up the courage to go jump out of a plane? Maybe you have young children who would love to do so, but they’re just too young. This is the perfect compromise! Check out Skyventure – the indoor skydiving simulator. It’s a fun adventure for kids of all ages and parents alike!
Wonder Works is another great museum you’ll find in Orlando. Some museums might seem boring to kids, but this particular one is anything but! Experience more than 100 silly and wacky hands on activities in this upside-down science center and amusement park for the mind that is fun for everyone.