10 More Ways to Bring on Spring in Orlando
This spring, Orlando is blooming with outdoor fun and entertainment to make the most of the season's longer days and warm breezes. With new shows and sporting events, adventurous bucket-list experiences and ideas to relax and "smell the roses" — we've picked 10 more ideas to maximize springtime fun, adding to our previously posted "Top 10 Ways to Bring on Spring in Orlando."
All-New Dolphin Experiences
Calling all dolphin lovers! Starting April 1, 2017, SeaWorld Orlando launched a new entertaining and educational show called Dolphin Days. Learn about the unique personalities of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and witness a rainbow of tropical birds in this inspirational show.
Disney Springs by Water and Sky
It's a boat! It's a car! It's an amphicar! Look and feel like you're rolling into the water like a celebrity in one of the many colorful vintage vehicles that launch from The Boathouse. Afterwards, skip through Disney Springs to the air balloon ride called Characters in Flight to ascend 400 feet in the air on the world's largest tethered balloon.
Spa Time by the Pool
At Eforea Spa at Hilton Orlando, non-hotel guests can indulge in relaxation with a pool-side cabana for a Swedish or deep-tissue massage. This luxurious experience includes complimentary use of the pool, 24-hour fitness center, steam room and lockers before or after any spa service.
Adventures in Paradise
Searching for breathtaking tropical atmospheres this spring? Look no further than Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive, day-resort paradise where you and your family can experience up-close animal encounters such as bottlenose dolphins and tropical birds. If you're feeling adventurous, try snorkeling to the saltwater reef to play inches from a family of otters.
Mini-Golf for Pirates Big and Small
Arr, matey! The adventures and legends of pirates come to life through the innovative course designs at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Play 18 or 36 holes through sunken ships, cascading waterfalls and dreaded pirate dungeons. It's fun for pirates of all ages!
Beautiful Gardens and Amazing Dinosaurs
Explore the lush topiary at Harry P. Leu Gardens during the Dinosaur Invasion showcase through April 30, 2017. Throughout the 50-acre botanic gardens, find dinosaur replicas ranging in size from 14 inches to a massive size of 33 feet tall!
Thrill Rides and VR
Fun Spot America unveiled a virtual-reality equipped rollercoaster: the Freedom Flyer. On select seats with the virtual-reality experience, feel like you're truly flying with the added bonus of defeating robots — and the fun doesn't stop there. Have a blast at the Gator Spot exhibit, enjoy mild to wild rides, play arcade games and much more.
Soccer in the Sunshine
Catch the Orlando City and the Orlando Pride soccer team's home games their brand-new stadium in downtown Orlando built with the intention of creating the loudest and most intimidating atmosphere in Major League Soccer, this stadium has one of North America's only safe-standing supporter sections and a low slanted roofline to amplify crowd noise.
Expert or novice, Paddleboard Orlando has lessons for first-timers as well as rentals for more adventurous trips. With three locations — Wekiva Island, Lake Killarney Paddling Center at Shingle Creek, and the new location in Winter Park — you can choose from private or group lessons in several different settings.
Zip Lining and Obstacle Courses
The name says it all: Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is an action-packed adventure through the trees for guests ages 7 and up. Climb and soar with Tarzan swings, nets, ropes, trapeze and more. Hike 50 feet up bridges through the forest and fly down on a 425-foot zip line.
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