Looking for some different Orlando things to do? Orlando activities don’t always have to revolve around the major theme parks. Look closer and you can find many diversions and attractions experience during your vacation.
It’s not always sunny in the Sunshine State! In the summer months there are frequent downpours and daily thunder showers.
If it’s a rainy day, here are some ideas for staying dry and enjoying your time in Orlando.
If you’re planning a visit to the Kissimmee area, we have some great ideas on our Things to do in Kissimmee page.
Disney Quest Orlando
Disney quest is a six storey building with all the games and virtual reality games imaginable! No matter what the weather is like outside, you could spend a whole day in here alone! The best part about DisneyQuest is the price – pay for a whole days admission and go on as many rides and games as you can.
There are some really cool virtual reality games and rides here such as Pirates of the Caribbean Adventure, Buzz Lightyears AstroBlasters and Jungle River Cruise themed on a dinosaur adventure. Plus create and ride your own roller coaster!
Located at Downtown Disney. Parking is FREE. Open daily 11.30am – 2am.
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WonderWorks Orlando is an indoor science museum/interactive game center for all ages. It’s pretty educational and you’ll learn a lot of weird and wonderful things about science.
This is the only upside down building in Orlando! Things to do include several simulator rides to try, such as flying an F-16 fighter jet, landing a space shuttle, riding your own roller coaster and experiencing a hurricane.
Located on International Drive, open daily 9am – midnight.
WonderWorks also hosts the Outta Control Dinner Show. Shows run 7 days per week at 6pm and 8pm.
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Ripleys Believe It Or Not
Another bizzare building to spot, with even more bizzare artifacts within! The famous Ripleys Believe It Or Not Oddotorium showcases hundreds of strange items collected by Robert Ripley back in the 1930s.
The premise of the museum being that the artifacts are so bizzare you may believe it or you may not! Items include strange human bodies, weird animals, odd art paintings and sculptures from around the world and some world record exhibits, such as the world’s tallest man, shortest man etc.
Located off International Drive, open daily 9.30am – midnight.
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Orlando Things To Do – Sports & Adventure
Sky Ventures Indoor Sky Diving Center – try sky diving inside a wind tunnel. Sky Ventures is one of the few wind tunnel simulators in the USA.
Orlando things to do don’t get more exhilerating than trying out a sky diving session with friends. You’ll receive full training and instruction from qualified SKY Venture staff. You can even buy a DVD of your diving!
Disney Dive Quest – Are you scuba certified? If so try scuba diving at Disney’s Epcot Living Seas Aquarium
Get a behind the scenes look at the huge living seas aquarium in the Epcot center. Scuba dive inside the aquarium as visitors pass by!
Indoor Rock Climbing Orlando – No experience necessary to try rock climbing in Orlando. You can hire equipment on the day and new climbers are welcomed on a walk-in basis.
Pay one price and stay all day at the Aiguille Climbing Gym just north of downtown Orlando.
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Orlando Museums & Galleries
Orlando Science Center – Activities in Orlando can be really fun AND educational! Orlando Science Center is a great day out for families with children. It’s well-known in the Orlando area for providing many interactive children’s activities. There are whole areas dedicated to small kids too.
Adults and kids alike will enjoy watching one of the IMAX films included in the admission price.
Orlando History Center – Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, the grand 1930s courthouse building has 5 floors of Orlando and Florida history. It charts many subjects including the native Indian settlers, Florida wildlife, Orlando before tourism and even modern history such as the rise of Disney in this land of citrus groves and cattle ranches.
The museum also has many revolving exhibitions that change every year.
Orlando Museum of Art – Many permanent collections of Central and South American art from the Aztec, Maya, Moche, Nasca, Inca and Zapote cultures, includes texiles, ceramics and paintings. African art and crafts. Modern paintings and sculptures – plus frequently changing exhibitions throughout the year.
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Orlando Movie Theaters
On a rainy day there nothing better than seeing a new movie. There are many movie theaters in Orlando, Kissimmee and Winter Park. See a map of all Orlando movie theaters, addresses and telephone numbers here:-
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