From zip lines over gators and classic car cruises to a giant observation wheel and soaring coaster, this area's amusements keep the good times going.
Here, you’ll get your fill of everything alligator. There are hundreds of gators in various spots and lots of ways to see them up close and from a distance. Do you dare zip line over the alligator breeding marsh on the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, try your hand at amateur gator wrestling or feed one of these carnivorous beasts? You can also see crocodiles here along with a free-flight aviary, a petting zoo and one-of-a-kind animal shows.
The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
Dominating the scene at the I-Drive 360 mega entertainment complex is the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, a 400-foot-tall observation wheel that offers a wide, unparalleled view of Orlando's skyline and landscape from safe, glass-enclosed capsules. Circling at the relaxing, take-it-all-in speed of one mile per hour, this 20-minute ride is a must-do. Admission includes a pre-flight 4D cinema experience.
Sea Life Orlando Aquarium
Holding over 2 million gallons of water, this aquarium in I-Drive 360 is filled with over 5,000 amazing underwater creatures and exhibits. Explore rock pools and stroke sea anemones, starfish and crabs; watch stunning sharks and sea turtles up close and see them feed. Interactive dive shows in the ocean habitats here and expert talks entertain and inform kids and adults.
At the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museum located in the I-Drive 360 mega complex in Orlando, you'll see realistic, life-size wax replicas of both historical and contemporary entertainment, sports and political celebrities, from Ryan Gosling and Serena Williams to Katy Perry and Martin Luther King Jr. Pose and take a selfie with these iconic figures (and fool all your friends on social media).
Skeletons: ANIMALS UNVEILED!
One of only two skeleton museums in the U.S., Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! is located in Orlando's I-Drive 360 complex and features the bonework of nearly 500 animals from all over the globe. Over 40 exhibits incorporating unique dioramas and active skeletal poses offer rare insights into the animal world. See alligators mid-chomp, and white rhinoceros and pachyderms on the run.
Looking for some good ole American fun? The pedestrian-friendly streets of Old Town harken back to the 1950s with shops, themed restaurants, a target shooting alley and nightclub. The arcade houses video and skill games and The Great Magic Hall stages three shows a day. Don’t miss Old Town’s Friday and Saturday night classic car cruises and check out the Vomatron ride, which is based on the NASA centrifuge that simulates rocket acceleration.
Located in The Florida Mall in Orlando, the Crayola Experience is a place to think—and play—outside the (crayon) box through 26 hands-on attractions. Make custom crayon labels, watch live crayon-making, get inspired by interactive drawing exhibits and, of course, color to your heart’s content. Both adults and kids will have a blast as they channel their inner artist. Shop the huge collections of crayon products at the Crayola Store too.
Imagine that you’re trapped in a room and have just one hour to save the world from destruction. Inspired by video games, two local real-life escape rooms—America’s Escape Game and Escapology—put your sleuthing skills to the ultimate test. To avert the mock disasters facing your group and successfully escape, you and your team will have to collaborate. Bring your smartest, most wily friends (2-10 players) and experience thrills, fun and frustration.
Guests of this“edu-tainment” indoor amusement park in Orlando expand their minds and fire up their imaginations through 100 hands-on exhibits in six Wonder Zones. Learning is rarely this fun! Physical challenges, games and artistic activities boost visitors'understanding of complex scientific principles related to light, sound, natural disasters and space travel. Visitors will also find an indoor ropes course, a 4D Theater, a laser tag maze and a video arcade.
On Chocolate Kingdom's 45-minute interactive Factory Adventure Tour, led by a Prince and Dragon sidekick in Kissimmee and Orlando locations, you’ll learn all about how chocolate is made. You'll visit a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, Chocolate Museum, Mystical River of Chocolate and a micro batch bean-to-bar factory that uses old-world machinery. Chocolates and other cocoa products are also available for purchase.
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