Grown-Up Fun at Family Destinations in Orlando
Gathering the kids and heading to Orlando’s theme parks and attractions is a worldwide aspiration. As many adults have learned, though, Orlando’s top draws are also ideal places to reconnect with one’s inner child.
Theme Park Attractions for Adults in Orlando
Walt Disney World® Resort
Magic Kingdom® Park: After being teetotal for decades, the world’s most famous theme park now offers multiple places to enjoy alcoholic beverages, includingBe Our Guest Restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Jungle Skipper Canteen, Liberty Tree Tavern and Tony’s Town Square.
Epcot®: Epcot is easily Orlando’s most adult-oriented Disney theme park, with the World Showcase inviting you to drink and eat around the world. And in spring and fall, respectively, the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and Epcot International Food & Wine Festival are not to be missed, showcasing libations from around the world.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park: See exotic animals from all over the globe via this park’s Kilimanjaro Safaris®, plus some otherworldly varieties at the new Pandora — The World of Avatar.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios®: Many adults have spent their entire lives with Star Wars, and the Force is strongest at this theme park, which features attractions, live performances, replica displays, fireworks and shopping.
Disney’s Water Parks: If you’re looking for hours of wet, wild fun while you’re in town, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park have you covered.
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Studios Florida: This park is home to half of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Oh, and there’s plenty of other fun activities for adults too, including autumn’s Halloween Horror Nightsseparately ticketed event.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ continues here, where you’ll also find heart-pounding rides featuring Marvel comic-book icons like Spider-Man and The Hulk.
Universal’s Volcano Bay: Universal Orlando’s newest water theme park is a blast for thrill-seekers of all ages. In addition to its massive volcano, the park also boasts wearable TapuTapu technology that holds your place in ride lines so you can relax and play around the park until it's time to ride.
SeaWorld®: Their main park features some of the area’s most exciting roller coasters and thrill rides, including the all-new Infinity Falls. Animal encounters, such as the Dolphin Nursery, are also on tap.
Aquatica® Orlando: Wild water slides and wave pools compete for your attention with blissful beaches and lovely landscaping at this water park.
Discovery Cove®: At this all-inclusive day resort, you can swim with dolphins, snorkel among tropical fish and rays, hand-feed exotic birds, and have heartwarming encounters with other animals.
Orlando Attractions for Adults Beyond the Theme Parks
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games: Adjacent to International Drive, this Orlando attraction features multilevel, indoor karting, 12 lanes of retro-chic bowling, more than 120 arcade and prize games, a two-level laser tag arena, a ropes course and zip line, gourmet food, and two full bars.
The Wheel at ICON Park™: Take a relaxing, air-conditioned ride to a height of 400 feet in the tallest observation wheel on the United States’ east coast. While you’re there, visit the world-famous Madame Tussauds Orlando celebrity wax attraction, Orlando StarFlyer and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.
Escape Rooms: Orlando offers several attractions where you and your companions work against time to escape from any number of challenging situations. They include America’s Escape Game, The Escape Game Orlando, Escape Room Entertainment and Escapology.
Gatorland: Approximately 20 minutes from Disney, witness thousands of alligators and crocodiles on 110 acres. They also have an aviary, a breeding marsh, Florida panthers, a nature walk and signature reptilian shows.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: This historic center is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in space exploration or science fiction. It’s about an hour east of Orlando.
Kings Dining & Entertainment: In addition to bowling, this entertainment center on International Drive has billiards, ping pong and an outdoor bocce ball court, plus food, drink and much more.
Main Event Orlando: Enjoy an indoor ropes adventure course, virtual and interactive gaming, billiards, big-screen TVs, state-of-the-art bowling and dining in this entertainment complex on International Drive.
Topgolf Entertainment: This attraction provides a fresh way to enjoy golf, with climate-controlled driving bays and expansive food and drink menus.