By David Sibila
Family fun in Orlando can heat up fast and sometimes an indoor attraction can really hit the spot. If for whatever reason you're looking for some fun out of the sun, check out our list of indoor things to do in Orlando that can serve up a perfect day of family entertainment, rain or shine!
In a world of color, there are no limitations! At Crayola Experience, located inside The Florida Mall, aspiring artists of all ages can enjoy the 25 unique attractions and experience the fun in learning and creating with color!
The "escape room" game is a new, fun entertainment concept. Teams are locked into a room, and the mission is to escape using logic, creative thinking and the tools in the room to figure out the puzzle as to how to get out within a set time limit. To test your problem-solving skills, visit one of these popular locations: America's Escape Game, Escapology and The Escape Game Orlando on International Drive.
iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving
You don't have to be a skydiver (or be outdoors) to experience the feeling of flying. At iFLY Orlando, visitors are given the chance to safely feel what it's like to fly without having to jump out of a plane! Perfect kids as young as 3 years old to adults as old (or young at heart) as 103.
Indoor Kart Racing
Speed demons can get their race on at two indoor Kart racing locations in Orlando. At both K1 Speed Indoor Karting and I-Drive NASCAR Indoor Kart Racing, novice and expert drivers can challenge themselves and enjoy an authentic racing experience - all indoors.
Madame Tussauds Orlando
Meet your favorite "celebrity" at Madame Tussauds Orlando - a wax museum featuring wax figure versions of A-list celebrities from film and television, sports icons, musicians from all genres, and notable figures from history and pop culture. Located at I-Drive 360 on International Drive.
Whether you fancy high-end brands like Prada and Michael Kors, like to shop exclusive stores like American Girl and M&M's World or enjoy shopping local artisan soaps, décor and accessories, Orlando has a few stops for you to consider. The stylish and sophisticated The Mall at Millenia offers everything from the latest Apple gadgets to international high-end retailers and restaurants. The Florida Mall, Central Florida's largest shopping center, offers an experiential environment featuring more than 250 retail, dining and entertainment options. And home to Orlando's only daily, indoor artisan marketplace, Artegon Marketplace Orlando hosts a community of more than 165 master artisans crafting one-of-a-kind goods, foods and experiences.
Ripley's Believe it or Not! Orlando Odditorium
Right on International Drive, this 10,0000 square foot "Odditorium" looks like it's falling into a Florida sinkhole. Ripley's Believe it or Not! has hundreds of fascinating, outrageous and interactive exhibits, visitors are able to explore an unbelievable variety of artifacts and displays in 16 unique galleries paying tribute to the odd and the strange. Self-guided, self-paced tour allows guests to fully enjoy Orlando's most bizarre attraction.
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Dive deeper into an underwater world at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium located at I-Drive 360. Soak up incredible views from Orlando's only 360° Underwater Tunnel and feel your heart race as majestic sharks and graceful rays swim overhead!
SKELETONS: Animals Unveiled
Get up close with actual human skeletons! SKELETONS: Animals Unveiled is a unique 90-minute attraction that delivers an entertaining and educational experience that is fun for the entire family! Located inside Orlando's I-Drive 360 Complex, this modern museum exhibits over 400 real skeletons from animals that live all around the world.
Located on lively International Drive, WonderWorks is an interactive indoor amusement park for the mind combining education and entertainment with more than 100 hands - on exhibits. While visiting, upgrade to a combo package and stay for the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show.
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Written by David Sibila, Senior Manager of Content and Social Media for Visit Orlando. He's a TV producer turned content and social media strategist, hands-on dad and a casualty of four rescued pets.