Fill a Few Hours or Less in Orlando

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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.


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 group be among them?

Chocolate Kingdom Interactive Factory Adventure Tour: Ever wanted to tour a chocolate factory? You can in Orlando thanks to this International Drive attraction, which invites audience interaction.

ICON Orlando: Part of ICON Orlando 360, this 400-foot-tall attraction will give you and 14 other guests a bird’s-eye view of Orlando from inside an air-conditioned capsule.

Crayola Experience: Located near the Florida Mall, this location features two levels and 70,000 square feet of colorful fun. Guests can even name and wrap their own Crayola crayon. Pair this visit with a trip to the Florida Mall for a full day of family fun.

The Escape Game Orlando: Each of the five escapes at this International Drive destination is an adventure in itself, including a heist, prison break and mission to Mars.

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

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 location.

K1 Speed Indoor Karting: Feel the need for speed at this destination near the Florida Mall. In addition to providing a fast time for families, the venue can be booked for private events.

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 Jimmy Fallon, Selena Gomez and Will Smith.

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

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium: Explore some of the world’s most unbelievable artifacts and exhibits at the International Drive home of Ripley Entertainment.

Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland: Don’t have time for a full tour of Gatorland? Speed up the experience by opting in for their zip line, taking you over the park and its reptilian denizens.

Sea Life Orlando Aquarium: Come face-to-face with more than 5,000 aquatic creatures, including fish, seahorses and jellyfish, at this ICON Orlando 360 offering.

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” and their amazing exhibits.

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

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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 the Walt Disney World® Resort, this area modernizes a charming 1930s coastal village with an array of contemporary entertainment, shopping and dining.

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.

The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show: Featuring a combination of magic, comedy and impersonations, not to mention dinner, this International Drive dinner show tends to sell out fast.

Winter Park Village: While Winter Park’s Park Avenue gets most of the attention, there’s plenty of upscale shopping, dining and entertainment to be found at this sprawling outdoor center.

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.

Art, Culture & History

Orlando Museum of Art visitors looking at Cottrell and Lovett collection

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.

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 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

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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.

Giraffe Ranch: Get up close and personal with nature’s gentlest giants 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.

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®.

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 about 30 minutes southeast from Walt Disney World® in Kissimmee.

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


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