What to Do in Orlando When It Rains
You’ve traveled to Orlando for a family vacation full of theme parks and outdoor activities. But when you get there, it’s raining so hard that you want other options besides a soaking wet Disney World. What to do?
Luckily, there are plenty of great indoor activities in Orlando. Here are a few of them.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games has plenty of games, including arcades, bowling, laser tag and pro-racing simulators. It also has a high ropes course and professionally designed, multi-level indoor go-karting.
iFly Indoor Skydiving
This indoor skydiving attraction has two all-glass wind tunnels in an open, single-story floor plan that allows passersby to see skydivers in action.
Bring your kids to Crayola Experience, which has 26 hands-on activities including a color playground and “doodle in the dark.” Kids can also name and wrap their own Crayola crayon and learn how crayons are made in a live show starring animated crayon friends and a meet resident Crayonologist.
Sea Life Orlando
This aquarium has a 360-degree Underwater Tunnel with up close views of sharks and stingrays swimming overhead. There are themed habitats with places to pop up in bubble-tanks for close views.
Main Event Orlando
Main Event combines a restaurant, virtual and interactive games, high-rope adventure courses, pool, 61 big screen TVs and bowling.
This indoor golfing attraction features 230 high-definition TVs, more than 100 climate-controlled hitting bays that can fit up to six players at one time, and the ability to track the accuracy and distance of players' shots.
Madame Tussauds Orlando
Just like the one in London, this museum is filled with detailed wax figures of celebrities from film and television, sports stars, musicians and people from history. The museum also has Orlando-specific statues, including Pitbull and Walt Disney, plus Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez.
Learn how chocolate goes from the bean into a chocolate bar in this interactive museum. You’ll get a personal chocolate tour guide, a handsome prince and a dragon sidekick as you go through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a Chocolate Museum, a Mystical River of Chocolate and a Bean-to-the-Bar Factory using old world machinery.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium
This whacky-looking building hosts a 10,000-square-foot “Odditorium” that looks like it’s falling into a Florida sinkhole. There are exhibits and artifacts ranging from shrunken heads, an authentic vampire killing kit, a shooting gallery and a wild spinning vortex tunnel.
You can also try dinner and entertainment at a range of dining shows, including Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Show.