One-of-a-kind adventures meet out-of-this-world affordability. Get our guide to amazing things to do in Orlando that are as memorable as they are value packed (Orlando StarFlyer at ICON Park® pictured).
Expect unforgettable experiences, magical fun and great value for your money when you visit Orlando — named one of the top 5 most affordable cities for family vacations by Forbes Advisor. From high-octane attractions to outdoor adventures, and priceless works of art to wonders you’ll have to see to believe, here are more than 29 ways to enjoy Orlando on any budget … with an emphasis on enjoy.
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The Wheel at ICON Park®
One of Orlando’s most iconic attractions, The Wheel is normally priced at $28.99 per person when purchased online. You can also get combo packages with other attractions at ICON Park® (more on those in a bit), which is on International Drive, aka I-Drive, in the heart of our tourism districts. Providing a 20-minute, air-conditioned ride with spectacular views from 400 feet up, The Wheel is considered an Insta-worthy rite of passage for many visitors: Don’t miss this prime selfie opportunity.
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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Odditorium
Interactive exhibits and artifacts of oddities from around the world can be discovered at this famous I-Drive attraction, which appears to be falling into a massive sinkhole. (Don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere.) Admission to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is $27.99 for adults and $19.99 for children ages 3 – 11. Kids under 3 are free. Ripley’s newest Orlando attraction, Ripley’s Mirror Maze, is adjacent to the Odditorium and priced at $16.99 for adults and $12.99 for children ages 3 – 11 (tots under 3 are free). You can also get combo pricing on both attractions.
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Speaking of unique museums, if your Orlando plans include a jaunt to the east coast of Florida to visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, take in a day on the beach or anything else, heads up that Cape Canaveral is home to The Wizard of Oz Museum, which is ranked as the No. 5 children’s museum in all of North America by TripAdvisor. It features over 2,000 artifacts related to the books and movie, plus much more, and admission is just $28.99 per person.
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Aquatic wonders await at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, one of many can’t-miss attractions beyond The Wheel at ICON Park. Step beneath the waves courtesy of a 360-degree ocean tunnel, and come face-to-fin with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and other amazing creatures. Tickets for adults are $27.99 when purchased from Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com, and $23.99 for children.
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Madame Tussauds Orlando
Rub shoulders with the rich, famous and even super-heroic at Madame Tussauds Orlando, the ICON Park outpost of the famous London original. Adult admission is $27.99 when purchased from Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com, and $23.99 for children ages 3 – 12. Kids under 3 get in free. It’s the only place in town where you can shoot hoops with Shaq, party with Pitbull, or step on the moon with Neil Armstrong — and meet DC Entertainment’s Justice League while you’re at it.
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Attractions at Dezerland Park
Encompassing 800,000 square feet of thrills and fun on International Drive, Dezerland Park is Orlando’s largest indoor entertainment center. On top of free admission, it has a ton of attractions that won’t set you back more than $29 each, including Karting Orlando ($26.95 for adult races), Bowling Orlando ($27.95 for 30 minutes per lane), Jump Start Trampoline Park ($18.95 for 30 minutes), The Pinball Palace ($12 for 60 minutes of unlimited play, or $25 for the whole day), and affordably priced games at Arcade Orlando, plus other ways to play.
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Affordable indoor go-karting can be enjoyed at two standalone attractions in the I-Drive Entertainment District. At K1 Speed, a single race is priced at $25.95. Adult races at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games are $19.99 when purchased from Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com, and junior races cost $12.99. Both locations also feature bowling, arcade games and other ways to have fun, as well as gourmet food and full bars.
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Founded in 1949, Gatorland is one of Orlando’s longest-running, most iconic attractions — and one of our most affordable, with adult admission priced at $24.99 per person and children ages 3 to 12 at $17.99 each when purchased from Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com. Kids under 3 are free. You can also experience the Gator Night Shine tour for just $19.99 per person. The park features 110 acres with thousands of alligators and crocodiles, plus a flight aviary, petting zoo, nature walk, splash pad play area, Bobcat Bayou and much more. Special combo packages that pair general daytime admission with the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure are also available.
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Orlando Science Center
One of Orlando’s premier STEM attractions, Orlando Science Center (OSC) offers 11,000 square feet of hands-on educational fun for kids and their families in Loch Haven Park, just north of downtown Orlando. Exhibits include the chance to turn ideas into reality at The Hive: A Makerspace, finding fossils at DinoDigs, KidsTown for younger explorers, and much more. Admission is $24 for adults, $22 for students and seniors with ID, $18 for children ages 2 – 11, and free for OSC members and kids under 2.
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Located at The Florida Mall®, the 2-story, 70,000-square-foot Crayola Experience provides a full day of creative, colorful, family fun with dozens of hands-on activities, including drip art, a color playground and much more. When purchased from Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com, tickets are $24.50 each.
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