Soak up extreme thrills and jaw-dropping views on high-flying Orlando attractions beyond the theme parks.
Get a new perspective on Orlando with sky-high thrills on some of our most breathtaking attractions — no theme park admission required. From scenic discovery flights and guided aerial tours to high-octane adventures aboard Orlando’s tallest offerings, we have soaring thrills for everyone to enjoy. Strap in and soak up the view on these high-flying wonders.
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SkyCoaster at Fun Spot America
Savor sky-high views over Orlando as you ascend the world’s tallest SkyCoaster at Fun Spot America, which has two Central Florida locations for double the thrills. You’ll find the tallest SkyCoaster, which stands 300 feet tall, at Fun Spot Kissimmee, and its 250-foot-tall counterpart at Fun Spot Orlando. Once you reach the top, let ‘er rip and experience the exhilarating free-fall sensation of jumping out of a plane. The Kissimmee location also has a seated Sky Sled option, in case you’d prefer to keep your legs about you as you soar over our main tourism districts.
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Part of International Drive’s ICON Park® entertainment complex, the Orlando StarFlyer isn’t just the tallest ride in Orlando. It’s the tallest swing ride in the world, towering over I-Drive at 450 feet. Hop aboard for some of the best views of downtown Orlando and our world-class theme parks, along with some surprisingly extreme thrills. The two-seater swings move up and down the tower as they spin, moving at speeds up to 60 mph for an experience as exhilarating as it is beautiful.
The Wheel at ICON Park®
Take your vacation to new heights aboard The Wheel, the luminous, 400-foot-tall centerpiece of ICON Park. Board an air-conditioned capsule for unforgettable views of Orlando’s main tourism districts, including Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando just a few miles away.
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Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding Flight Park
Discover the awe-inspiring thrill of hang-gliding at Wallaby Ranch, the first full-time aerotow hang gliding flight park in the world. Soar 2,000 feet in the air on a tandem discovery flight, pulled by an ultra-light towplane, then free fly with an experienced instructor over 100 acres of lush woodland and nature trails. If you’d like to fly solo in the future, Wallaby Ranch also offers in-depth training sessions with certified tandem instructors.
Rise with the sun on a breathtaking hot air balloon ride, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Orlando’s theme parks, lakes and surrounding cities. Bob’s Balloons can easily customize the adventure of your dreams, with over 100 takeoff and landing sites in Central Florida alone. Additional balloon operators in the Orlando area include Air Hound Adventures, Painted Horizons, Sky Pirates Ballooning, and many more.
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If a tethered adventure is more to your liking, drink in the candy-colored views aboard Aérophile at Disney Springs®. You can see up to 10 miles away on a clear day, all while bobbing 400 feet in the air aboard the world’s largest hand-painted helium balloon.
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Soar over the city’s top attractions on an exhilarating helicopter tour from Orlando HeliTours, which has two locations along International Drive. Choose from a dozen tour options offering a new perspective of Walt Disney World® Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort, along with beautiful lakes and celebrity homes near our main tourism districts.
If you’d prefer to take matters into your own hands, book a discovery flight or sightseeing tour with Flight Ready Aviation. After a brief training session, you’ll take to the skies and soar over your choice of magical destinations ranging from downtown Orlando to a real NASA shuttle landing facility on Florida’s Space Coast. You might even get the chance to fly the plane on your own for a while for a true taste of freedom.
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