Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. With over ten main theme parks and an abundance of other sources of entertainment, there is almost an endless supply of thing to do in this one city alone. Assuming you already know of the grandeur of the main theme parks at Disney World and Universal, we’re going to bypass all that greatness and give you a list of things to do in Orlando that you may never have heard of. A little inside scoop from the Orlando locals!
Themed Events at SeaWorld
Some of us who have annual passes to SeaWorld actually don’t even go to spend the day there. Nope, not ever. We use our passes to experience Sea World during their outlandish themed events. And boy, do they know how to throw a party! Whether it be Halloween, Christmas, Weekends celebrations of the beautiful summer nights, you can find live entertainment, DJs, costumes, games, themed foods and even more beautiful Sea World shows. You also can enjoy the normal Sea World shows and exhibits with half of the crowd, the tourists are usually all gone by then, as they’ve spent the entire day there.
This truly is a place where dreams come true. How many times in your life will you actually have the opportunity to swim and frolic around with dolphins? Some of us never get closer than a view from a boat, and that’s if we’re lucky! Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort where the family can enjoy swimming with dolphins, snorkeling amongst thousands of tropical fish and stingrays, feeding exotic birds and relaxing on pristine beaches. There are no lines to deal with, unlimited food and beverages, and even a lazy river that you can float your worries away in.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Maybe the family is in need of something totally out of the ordinary. Perhaps a bit shocking, eye-popping or mind-boggling? We all could use a little stray from the norm. At Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, the array of weird will leave the entire family awe-struck. Experience interactive visual illusions, shrunken heads, vampire killing kits or pose with the tallest man in the world. We can almost guarantee you will leave amazed at this collection of oddities. It’s not often we are faced with the bizarre and mysterious right in front of our faces! And a little insider secret… beware of what you think may be a one-sided mirror! You have to wait until the very end of your visit to find out about this deception!
Blue Man Group at City Walk
If you see one show during your Orlando vacation, book Blue Man Group. It is a comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one and perfect for all ages. The Blue man group delivers and unforgettable experience ending with an interactive toilet paper party. It’s multi-sensory, and you will not be sitting in your seats all night. This is one show where kids of all ages have the chance to dance, sing and scream. They somehow manage to organize chaos! Great for families, not so great for anyone looking for a quiet evening in!
For inquiries and help on buying tickets, contact Kalilei Vacations.
I wasn’t going to mention anything Disney, but if you are looking for a night-out experience, this is the place. If anyone knows how to create a city-like experience, it’s Disney World! Disney Springs is an outdoor complex for shopping, dining, and entertainment located at the Walt Disney World Resort. It has 61 dining options, 16 entertainment options, 110 shopping stores, and 12 activity and event opportunities. If you’ve ever been to anything Disney, you know that they add “extreme” to everything they do. It’s immaculately kept with a variety of amazing architecture from around the world. You are immersed in every store and restaurant with the Disney hospitality. There are dine-in theaters, a bowling alley, the world-renowned Lego Store and Build-a-Bear, and many of upscale shops for adults such as Coach, Free people, Alex and Amani and American Threads.
For all things Disney, contact your Disney Specialist at Kalilei Vacations.
Explore Wild Florida
Right outside of Orlando you can escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades and discover over 200 animals in a 60-minute airboat adventure. Wild Florida Airboats and Wildlife Park in Kenansville, work together to provide you an experience like no other. Visitors board a U.S. Coast Guard-certified airboat and venture into the 4,200 acres of swamps, marshes, and rivers of the Central Florida Everglades. Here’s your opportunity to snap photos of Florida’s wildlife in their natural habitats. Alligators, eagles, turkeys, wild boars, roseate spoonbills, and many other creatures lurk about. A life jacket and ear protection are provided for each guest. There are dining options at the Chomp House Grill, and even opportunities to feed the alligators. Book your wild Florida adventure or contact Kalilei Vacations.
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