10 Experiences in Orlando Besides Theme Parks: Part II

If you’re moving to the Theme Park Capital of the World, you are probably like us and enjoy spending time in the parks. Orlando is a great place for theme park lovers because there are so many options in and nearby Central Florida. But, there is also so much to experience in Orlando aside from the theme parks. We thought it would be fun to explore the other things you can do that make living in Central Florida so fun. Because there is just so much to do when you live in Orlando, we decided to split this series into a few articles. For more information about each experience, simply click the name in blue to be directed to their websites. I hope you find some exciting adventures in the second installment!

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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There are a number of attractions at the Kennedy Space Center including the Rocket Garden, Lunar Theater, Space Center Bus Tour, Apollo Treasures Gallery, Training Simulators, Shuttle Launch Experience, and more. There is enough to spend an entire day exploring and experiencing everything the Space Center has to offer.

Madame Tussauds Orlando

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Known as the World’s Greatest Wax Museum, Madame Tussaud’s Orlando brings to life some of your favorite celebrities. Madame Tussauds offers single attraction tickets as well as combo tickets where you can add attractions like Sea Life Aquarium, The Wheel at ICON Park, and even Legoland.

Museum of Illusions

Experience a variety of mind tricking exhibits at this museum located at ICON Park. Touted as both a place to socialize, learn, and be entertained, this is an experience appropriate for all ages.

Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park

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Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is known as Orlando’s more thrilling tree top obstacle adventure. Featuring a giant 425′ zip line, 97 areial challenges, and two kids courses with a combined 21 challenges, you’ll find something for all ages of adventure seeking.

Pointe Orlando

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Pointe Orlando is a large dining, shopping, and recitational area. It offers both family friendly locations as well as adults only areas. Aside from shopping and dining, you’ll find bowling, comedy, play places with obstacle courses for the kids, the famous WonderWorks (which we’ll cover below), special events, and more.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not®

Explore hundreds of rare and unusual artifacts and check out a variety of hands-on interactive experiences. Unique to our area, they also offer the new Weird Florida Gallery of oddities special to The Sunshine State.

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

SEA LIFE Aquarium is home to Florida’s only 360 degree ocean tunnel. With nine interactive zones and multiple exhibits, you’ll have plenty to do at the aquarium. Like Madame Tussaud’s, you can choose combo tickets for multiple other attractions like The Wheel at ICON Park, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and Legoland.

Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides

This family-friendly experience will take you safely through Florida’s nature filled swamps and marshes. Throughout your journey, you will see wildlife and beautiful scenery. Boats are small and only hold six guests so that everyone gets a chance to see the sites. For an additional costs, you can also book a private airboat tour.

Topgolf Orlando

You don’t need to know a thing about golf to enjoy an evening at Topgolf. This is a great place to come for a special event or a night out with friends. Reserve a bay to play a variety of games that utilize micro-chipped golf balls and special technology to keep track of every shot. Order food and drinks from the comfort of your bay or check out the dining area after playing.


WonderWorks is best know for it’s upside down building, but there is a whole lot more to it than that. This is a place where science and education meet fun and excitement. With over 100 hands on exhibits, it’s the place to go to challenge your mind and imagination.

There is no shortage of things to do in Central Florida. While researching for this article, I found so many places and experiences I am excited to try and share with you in future articles. If you are ready to make the move to Florida and take advantage of all the great entertainment opportunities, our Moving to Orlando REALTORS are here to help you navigate the market. Take a moment to fill out our contact form, and someone will be in contact with you!

Amy Krieger

Amy loves all things Disney from the theme parks and resorts to the beloved films. She and her husband, Paul are originally from Wheeling, West Virginia but now lives in Central Florida with their two fur-kids, Odie the greyhound and Hermes the Spanish galgo. As Disney Vacation Club members and Disney World Annual Passholders, they visit Disney World property as often as possible. Amy is a contributing writer for movingtoorlando.com, wdwinfo.com, dvcfan.com, and dclfan.com.

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