Fill a Few Hours or Less in Orlando

Sea Life Orlando Aquarium little girl looking at an octopus

Throughout the Orlando area, you’ll find attractions, entertainment, arts and culture, dinner shows, and outdoor activities that are perfect for filling a few hours during your visit.

Orlando Attractions

It’s easy to fill a few hours with the following options, but keep in mind that these only represent a sampling of all of Orlando’s attractions.

America’s Escape Game
Featuring five different escape rooms, this International Drive venue claims that only 10 percent of its guests escape. Will you and your family or friends be among them? Get discount tickets.

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
Feel the need for speed at this attraction close to the Orange County Convention Center. In addition to providing a fast time, the venue caters to private events. Get discount tickets.

Chocolate Kingdom Interactive Factory Adventure Tour
Located at The Florida Mall, this attraction features two levels and 70,000 square feet of colorful fun. You can even name and wrap your own Crayola crayon! Get discount tickets.

Crayola Experience
Ever wanted to tour a chocolate factory? You can in Orlando thanks to this International Drive attraction, which invites audience interaction. Get discount tickets.

Escapology
Each of the seven scenarios at this International Drive attraction is an adventure in itself, including Budapest Express, Cuban Crisis, Th3 Cod3 and others. Get discount tickets.

Hukoo’s Family Fun Center
Across the street from The Florida Mall, this venue offers 25,000 square feet of indoor fun, including laser tag, bumper cars, mini-bowling, arcade games, a prize store and more.

ICON Orlando
Part of the ICON Orlando 360 entertainment complex, this 400-foot-tall observation wheel will give you a bird’s-eye view of Orlando from inside an air-conditioned capsule. Get discount tickets.

iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving
Always wanted to skydive, but afraid to jump from a plane? You’re not alone. Now, you can do it close to the ground at this International Drive attraction. Get discount tickets.

Madame Tussauds Orlando
One of ICON Orlando 360’s attractions, the famous wax museum’s Orlando location gives you the chance to meet A-listers like Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith and even the Justice League. Get discount tickets.

Main Event Entertainment Orlando
This multipurpose attraction on International Drive offers billiards, bowling, arcade games, adventure courses, 61 big-screen TVs, food, cocktails and other amenities.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Explore some of the world’s most unbelievable artifacts and exhibits at this attraction’s International Drive building, which appears to be falling into a sinkhole. Get discount tickets.

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Explore some of the world’s most unbelievable artifacts and exhibits at this attraction’s International Drive building, which appears to be falling into a sinkhole. Get discount tickets.

Topgolf Orlando
Play a fun, competitive take on golf for all skill levels at this attraction close to the Orange County Convention Center, where you can also enjoy a gourmet food and drink menu.

WonderWorks
Billed as an indoor amusement park for the mind, the iconic upside-down building on International Drive gives you the chance to explore six “Wonder Zones” filled with amazing exhibits. Get discount tickets.

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment in Orlando

Capone's Dinner & Show jailbirds Orlando

Orlando’s shopping, dining and entertainment offerings are legion, providing countless ways to fill a few hours while you’re in town.

Capone’s Dinner & Show
Even with a reservation, you’ll have to knock three times and give a special password to have dinner and enjoy a show that pays homage to the golden age of organized crime.

Disney’s BoardWalk
Part of Walt Disney World® Resort, this area modernizes a charming, 1930s coastal village with an array of contemporary entertainment, shopping and dining, and admission is free.

Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
Head to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to celebrate Polynesian culture with food, music and dance in an open-air theater.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Now featuring a Queen instead of a King for the first time in its history, this legendary dinner attraction invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey and feast. Get discount tickets.

The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show
Featuring a combination of magic, comedy and impersonations, not to mention endless pizza, beer, wine and soda, this dinner show at WonderWorks tends to sell out fast. Get discount tickets.

ROCK Dinner Show
Experience next-level entertainment at this glitzy, glamorous and hard-rocking dinner show at Orlando Forum in the heart of International Drive.

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows
Enter a world of comedy, mystery and intrigue at this International Drive venue, as you enjoy a delicious meal and mingle with unusual characters while solving a crime. Get discount tickets.

Art, Culture & History in Orlando

Orlando Museum of Art visitors looking at Cottrell and Lovett collection

From downtown to Winter Park and many other points throughout the destination, Orlando’s arts scene can help you make the most of a few hours of free time.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
This Winter Park museum has the world’s largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s famous glasswork, paintings, windows, jewelry and lamps.

CityArts Factory
Nestled in the heart of downtown Orlando, and offering free admission, this collective of art galleries showcases a vibrant mix of local and international art, all rotated on a regular basis.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Part of Rollins College in Winter Park, this facility is home to more than 5,500 works of art stretching from the ancient to modern periods. Better still, admission is always free.

Orlando Museum of Art
Located between downtown Orlando and Winter Park, this museum presents 10 to 12 onsite exhibitions each year, plus art-enrichment programs, lectures and more.

Osceola County Welcome Center, History Museum and Pioneer Village
Just 20 minutes from Walt Disney World, this center invites you to step back in time and experience Florida as it was in the late 1800s.

Sports, Recreation & Outdoors

Spririt of the Swamp Airboat Rides carries passengers on a red airboat as it glides over calm waters surrounded by cypress trees.

Throughout the Orlando area, the great outdoors calls to you with swamp tours, animal encounters, safaris and more that can be experienced in just a few hours.

Airboat Rides at Midway
Orange County’s oldest airboat ride company has been thrilling guests since the 1930s. Reservations are recommended, and they’re about 45 minutes east of Orlando.

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures
Offering daytime, nighttime and sunset swamp cruises, this operator has 25 years of experience, and all airboats are piloted by experts who know the wetlands well. Get discount tickets.

Giraffe Ranch
Get up close and personal with nature’s gentlest giants and other animals at this ranch. It’s about an hour northwest of Orlando, but if you’ve ever dreamed of feeding a giraffe, it’s worth the trip.

Kissimmee Swamp Tours
Offering 60- and 90-minute airboat rides through the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, this attraction is located about an hour southeast of Walt Disney World.

Revolution Off Road
Located in Clermont, about 30 minutes west of Walt Disney World, this attraction offers off-roading and fishing among 230 acres of Florida countryside. Get discount tickets.

Safari Wilderness Ranch
Experience a natural adventure by motor vehicle, kayak, horseback or even camelback at this unique location in Lakeland, about an hour southwest of Universal Orlando® Resort.

Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides
This attraction’s small, six-person boats put you right in the middle of prime Florida swampland. They’re in Kissimmee, about 30 minutes southeast of Walt Disney World.

Wild Florida
While half-day tours are recommended here, you can still get a taste of Central Florida’s native beauty with a 1-hour tour. The Gator and Wildlife Park is also worth a visit. Get discount tickets.

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