Orlando is a legendary summer vacation destination for many reasons, but primarily due to its home in “The Sunshine State.” Add the picturesque beaches close-by and the infamous assortment of theme parks, and there’s no question how it became one of the top travel spots in the United States. However, summer in Florida isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. The rainy season begins in June and doesn’t end until the middle of November, and you can usually bet on at least one thunder storm every afternoon. On the rare day full of sunshine, temperatures can climb all the way up into the high 90s and even 100 degrees. Regardless of which extreme the forecast fits, there are some days where it’s just impossible to enjoy the outdoors. Luckily, Orlando is full of attractions of all kinds, here are five places that are perfect for an indoor adventure!
- Walt Disney World’s Indoor Interactive Theme Park, Disney Quest, is full of high-tech virtual activities and classic old school arcade games. Design your own roller coaster and learn how to draw like a Disney Animator at this one-of-a-kind attraction. Disney Quest officially closes on July 2, 2017 so make sure you get there before it’s gone for good!
- In addition to Disney Quest, Disney Springs offers a few other indoor activities perfect for rainy afternoons. Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a modern bowling alley that features 50,000 square feet of bowling, billiard games, live entertainment, food and drinks, all guaranteed to provide a good time for guests of all ages. For a more relaxing experience, head over to the AMC Dine-In Theater, where you can sit back in the the theater’s reclining chairs and order tasty treats from MacGuffins to be delivered straight to your seat! AMC Theaters are located at both Disney Springs and Universal’s Citywalk.
- Wonderworks is a one of a kind attraction that is both educational and entertaining with more than 100 exhibits made to exercise your mind. Visitors can experience natural disasters and physical challenges, test their senses and spark their imaginations in the building’s six WonderZones. Family members of all ages can team up for a game of laser tag, and the extra brave guests can try out the three story glow-in-the-dark rope course, navigating their way through 20 obstacles like suspension bridges and swinging beams. Other entertainment includes the 4D XD Motion Theater and The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show.
- New to the line up of Central Florida’s tourist spots, I-Drive 360 has become famous for its 2-year-old Orlando Eye. However, there are several other attractions in the complex to beat the heat at. The SeaLife Aquarium is an interactive display of over 5,000 different marine animals where guests can learn all about the sea’s colorful creatures and how to help protect them. Madame Tussauds is the world’s most famous wax attraction that allows visitors to get up close to their favorite celebrities. The interactive museum is the perfect place to live out your dream of taking a selfie with Beyonce or being a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Also at I Drive 360 is Skeletons: The Museum of Osteology, home of more than 500 REAL animal skeletons. There are 40 different exhibits inside that use clever skeleton poses and dioramas to teach visitors about the animal kingdom. Tickets to these attractions can be purchased separately or in combo packages.
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not is an “Odditorium” full of bizarre artifacts and exhibits from around the world. Guests can explore the 600 displays of real shrunken heads and cannibal skulls, mind bending brain teasers and illusions, and just plain weird human and animal facts.
Whether you’re dodging rain showers or trying to beat the heat, there’s plenty of fun to be had…You can find tickets for these and many other attractions at tickets2you.com!