Universal’s Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

Best Theme Parks & Attractions for Adults in Orlando

Gathering the kids and heading to Orlando’s theme parks and attractions is a worldwide aspiration. As many adults have learned, though, our top draws are also ideal places to reconnect with one’s inner child.

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Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Additionally, water parks are subject to seasonal closings. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite theme parks and attractions for their current status.

Theme Park Attractions for Adults in Orlando

You don’t have to be a kid to have the time of your life thanks to the best Orlando theme parks for adults, including those at Walt Disney World® ResortUniversal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando.

Walt Disney World® Resort

The magic comes alive at Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs®.

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Magic Kingdom® Park

After being teetotal for decades, Magic Kingdom Park now offers multiple places to enjoy alcoholic beverages, including Be Our Guest Restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Jungle Skipper Canteen, Liberty Tree Tavern and Tony’s Town Square.


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 Kilimanjaro Safaris® at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, plus some otherworldly varieties at 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 Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which features Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, three Star Wars attractions, live performances, replica displays, fireworks and shopping.

Walt Disney World Resort 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, when available.

Universal Orlando Resort

Experience sheer awesomeness at Universal Orlando Resort’s theme parks, water park and Universal CityWalk.

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Universal Studios Florida

This park is home to half of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. There are plenty of other fun activities for adults at Universal Studios Florida, too, including thrilling rides like MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™ and TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, plus special seasonal events.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ continues at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where you’ll also find heart-pounding rides featuring Marvel icons like Spider-Man and The Hulk.

Universal’s Volcano Bay

Universal’s Volcano Bay 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.


Dive into unique, conservation-focused adventures at SeaWorld Orlando’s theme park, water park and ecotourism day resort.

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SeaWorld® Orlando Theme Park

Since 1973, SeaWorld Orlando has boasted some of the area’s most exciting roller coasters and thrill rides, including the all-new Ice Breaker coaster. Animal encounters, such as the Dolphin Nursery, are also on tap, and you can reconnect with childhood favorites at Sesame Street Land™. You can also look forward to fun annual events that are perfect for adults, such as the Seven Seas Food Festival, Craft Beer Festival, Electric Ocean and more.

Aquatica® Orlando

Wild water slides and wave pools compete for your attention with blissful beaches and lovely landscaping at Aquatica Orlando.

Discovery Cove®

An all-inclusive day resort, Discovery Cove gives you the chance to 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

Thrills for adults continue beyond our theme parks at unforgettable Orlando attractions for adults throughout the area.

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Andretti Indoor Karting & Games in Orlando’s International Drive Entertainment District

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Adjacent to International Drive, aka I-Drive, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games features multilevel, indoor karting, plus 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.

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Axecelsior Axe Throwing

One of many indoor attractions at Dezerland ParkAxecelsior Axe Throwing offers traditional-style scoring targets for competitive throwers plus unexpected surprises like moving targets, end-grain wood and a robust mix of games, and even safety axes for kids.

Dezerland Park

In addition to Axecelsior, Orlando’s largest indoor entertainment center hosts numerous other attractions perfect for adults, including Orlando Auto Museum, Bowling Orlando, The Pinball Palace, Arcade Orlando, Karting Orlando and Jump Start Trampoline Park, with more on the way.

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Drive Shack in Orlando’s Lake Nona Community

Drive Shack Orlando

Offering an innovative take on golf in Lake Nona, a future-facing community close to Orlando International Airport, Drive Shack features fun games like Monster Hunt, where you destroy monsters to save a princess, and ShackJack, which is based on classic blackjack.

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Escape Rooms

Orlando offers several attractions where you and your companions work against time to escape from any number of challenging situations. They include The Escape Game Orlando (get discount tickets) and Escapology, among others.

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One of Orlando’s longest-running attractions, Gatorland gives you the chance to see thousands of alligators and crocodiles, plus an aviary, breeding marsh, Florida panthers, nature walk and their signature reptilian shows, all about 20 minutes from I-Drive. Two of its add-on attractions are also ideal for adults, including the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Explore the past, present and future of space exploration at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, located about an hour east of Orlando’s tourism districts.

Kings Dining & Entertainment

In addition to bowling, Kings Dining & Entertainment on International Drive has billiards, ping pong and an outdoor bocce ball court, plus food, drink and much more.

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Lake Eola Swan Boats in Downtown Orlando

Lake Eola Swan Boats

To hear some locals tell it, you haven’t really experienced Orlando until you’ve taken one of these beauties for a spin. What’s more, the swan boats and their dock benefited from a refresh in early 2022. You’ll find Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.

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Madame Tussauds Orlando

Rub shoulders with highly detailed wax versions of A-listers from movies, music, sports, history and more — including DC Entertainment’s Justice League — at Madame Tussauds Orlando, located at ICON Park® on International Drive.

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Main Event Entertainment Orlando

Part of Pointe Orlando on I-Drive, Main Event Entertainment features an indoor ropes adventure course, virtual and interactive gaming, billiards, big-screen TVs, state-of-the-art bowling, dining, and a full bar.

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Museum of Illusions at ICON Park® in Orlando’s International Drive Entertainment District

Museum of Illusions Orlando

With more than 50 exhibits, Museum of Illusions offers hours of mind-twisting, eye-tricking fun at ICON Park.

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Topgolf Orlando

Just off International Drive, discover a fresh way to enjoy golf at Topgolf Orlando with climate-controlled driving bays, a high-tech scoring system, and expansive food and drink menus.

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The Wheel at ICON PARK®

The Wheel at ICON Park on I-Drive is the tallest observation wheel on the United States’ east coast, offering relaxing, air-conditioned rides to a height of 400 feet with unbeatable views of the surrounding area — not to mention one-of-a-kind selfie opportunities.

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