Check out 10 ways to have indoor fun in Orlando, including WonderWorks (pictured).
Updated June 21, 2021
Family fun in Orlando can heat up fast, and sometimes an indoor attraction can really hit the spot. If 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. Heading indoors isn’t the only way to stay cool in Orlando, though: Check out this blog for more ways to beat the heat while you’re in town!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions for their current status.
In a world of color, there are no limitations! At the 70,000-square-foot, 2-story Crayola Experience, located at The Florida Mall®, aspiring artists of all ages can enjoy 26 hands-on activities while experiencing the fun of learning and creating with color.
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See how crayons are made in a live manufacturing show, sculpt colorful creations with Crayola Model Magic, make digital art come to life on a huge interactive wall, create unique keepsakes, star in your own coloring page, and much more. You can even name and wrap your own Crayola crayon!
The “escape room” concept has taken the entertainment world by storm, so it should come as no surprise that Orlando has several from which to choose. At each, teams are locked into a room, and the mission is to escape by using logic, creative thinking and the provided tools to solve puzzles, all within a set time limit.
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To test your problem-solving skills, visit one of these popular locations: The Escape Game Orlando (rated as Orlando’s No. 1 escape room by TripAdvisor) and Escapology, both of which are located on International Drive, aka I-Drive.
iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving
You don’t have to jump out of a plane — or even be outdoors — to enjoy the feeling of free flight in Orlando. At iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving on I-Drive, you’ll get the chance to safely experience what it’s like to fly with the attraction’s innovative wind-tunnel technology.
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Perfect for kids as young as 3 (with a signed parental waiver) and adults as old as 103, this attraction recently introduced enhanced scenarios using a virtual-reality (VR) helmet, where you can fly around the globe, experience an Alpine BASE jump, or even enter the animated world of How to Train Your Dragon.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
Speed demons can get their race on in Orlando at an amazing indoor kart-racing venue: Andretti Indoor Karting & Games. Part of Orlando’s International Drive district, this attraction invites novice and expert drivers to challenge themselves and enjoy an authentic racing experience — all indoors.
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Andretti also offers several other ways to play inside, including video and skill games, VR adventures, bowling and more. You won’t go hungry here, either, thanks to onsite restaurants and bars!
Madame Tussauds Orlando
Meet your favorite celebrities at Madame Tussauds Orlando! Our version of the world-famous attraction features realistic wax figures of Hollywood A-listers, sports icons, chart-topping musicians, and notable figures from history and pop culture. And yes, selfies and other photographs are welcome!
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What’s more, Madame Tussauds is the only place in Orlando to see DC Entertainment’s greatest heroes, including wax replicas of Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash from 2017’s Justice League motion picture. Madame Tussauds is one of many attractions at ICON Park® on International Drive.
Orlando’s Shopping Malls
Whether you fancy high-end brands like Prada and Michael Kors, like to shop exclusive stores, or just enjoy buying local artisan soaps, décor and accessories, Orlando has a few stops for you to consider. First, The Mall at Millenia has everything from the latest Apple gadgets to international high-end retailers and restaurants in a stylish and sophisticated venue.
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Central Florida’s largest shopping center, The Florida Mall® offers an experiential shopping environment featuring more than 250 retail, dining and entertainment options. They’re both located close to the theme parks, as are exceptional discount shopping opportunities at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, Orlando International Premium Outlets® and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets®.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Located on I-Drive, the 10,000-square-foot Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® looks like it’s falling into a Florida sinkhole — but trust us, it’s not going anywhere. Inside, you’ll find hundreds of fascinating, outrageous and interactive exhibits, inviting you to explore an unbelievable variety of artifacts and displays in 16 unique galleries paying tribute to the odd and the strange.
The self-guided, self-paced tour also means that you can linger for as long as you want, ensuring you’ll be able to fully enjoy one of Orlando’s most bizarre attractions while making memories that will last forever.
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Dive deep into the underwater world at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, part of the lineup of attractions at ICON Park. Here, you can soak up incredible views from Orlando’s only 360-degree underwater tunnel and feel your heart race as majestic sharks and graceful rays swim overhead.
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As you make your way through this one-of-a-kind experience, you’ll also have the chance to come face-to-fin with sea turtles, starfish and other aquatic animals. Plus, SEA LIFE offers animal feeds, a children’s play area and special events, making it fun for guests of all ages.
Virtual Reality Attractions
Real world too real for you? Escape to realms of pure digital imagination at Orlando’s VR attractions! Standouts include V Play at Main Event Entertainment, the VR Game Room at Universal’s Aventura Hotel, and 7D Dark Ride Adventure at ICON Park, among others.
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Billed as a top-secret research laboratory that was carried from the Bermuda Triangle to Orlando by way of a tornado, WonderWorks features six themed Wonder Zones, including Natural Disasters, Space Discovery and the Far Out Art Gallery. It also offers laser tag, a 3-story indoor ropes challenge course, and an XD Theater 4D motion-simulated thrill ride, ensuring hours of indoor fun.
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