Orlando is renowned for its theme parks and resorts, but there’s so much more to this popular destination. The City Beautiful is home to some unique attractions that are fun for the whole family and make group outings more exciting. From mystery and comedy to high-flying adventures, here are seven unique things to do during your next visit to Orlando.
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The Escape Game Orlando
If you’re looking for the best thing to do with friends and family, check out TripAdvisor’s No. 1 escape room in Orlando. The Escape Game is 60 minutes of fun and adrenaline, and any game you choose will be an epic adventure where you will have the chance to solve clues and complete a mission. You and your team can choose from several mission options: break out of prison, find a stash of gold before the mob finds you, recover a priceless painting that has been stolen, or even go to Mars. Every successful escape requires teamwork, communication, wits, and a sense of adventure. This totally immersive experience also involves impressive scenery and technology, as each game is built from scratch by The Escape Game’s expert team of designers, architects, and engineers. The gameplay is designed deliberately with twists and turns to make you feel like you’re in an action movie rather than solving puzzles. This adventure is a must-do the next time you’re in Orlando.
This attraction has over 100 interactive “edu-tainment” exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. Wonderworks combines education and entertainment in six wonder zones full of family fun, from exhibits where you can experience natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes to challenges where you can test your skills at landing a space shuttle.
With 26 colorful attractions across 70,000 square feet of family fun, Crayola Experience is a unique attraction in Orlando that you won’t want to miss. Kids can name and wrap their own crayon, draw on the floor and the walls in the “Scribble Square,” melt old crayons into something new like a racecar or a wearable ring, bring their art to life in several different exhibits, and much more. The family fun also includes opportunities to see how crayons are made, meet your favorite Crayola characters, and take a picture with the world’s largest Crayola crayon.
The Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour is an interactive, guided experience that is fun for the whole family. The informative tour uses story and adventure to educate guests about how chocolate is made. Take your family on a journey with a Prince and his Dragon to discover how beans from a cacao tree can be transformed into your favorite chocolate bar. With opportunities to sample some amazing chocolate or customize your own chocolate bar, anything you choose to do here will be sweet.
Icon360 is an entertainment complex on International Drive that includes 40 restaurants, bars, attractions, and shops. In addition to Madame Tussauds wax museum and Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, Icon360 offers several unique opportunities the whole family will enjoy. Experience the best view of the Orlando skyline on ICON Orlando, the tallest observation wheel on the east coast. If you want something taller and faster, try the Orlando StarFlyer, which will swing you 450 feet in the air at speeds up to 45 mph. Icon360 also is home to a 7D interactive first person shooter ride that includes light, wind, sound, motion, smell, and more. Finally, the Skeletons: Museum of Osteology has 500 real animal skeletons displayed in over 40 exhibits that will give you a whole new perspective on life in the animal kingdom.
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
This is dinner and a show like you’ve never experienced before. Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show is an interactive comedy mystery where you get to do your part to help the detective solve the crime. Enjoy your dinner as you watch a show filled with clues and comedy, and then take part in the live interrogation of suspects. Make your guesses and accusations over dessert, and then watch the detective unveil the answer to the mystery and award prizes to the tables who solved the case successfully. The interactive and improvisational nature of the comedy along with the 12 different shows performed by Sleuths make every night a different experience.