Orlando is so much more than Disney World. Here are 5 family fun things to do with your family in the Orlando area. The extra bonus you will enjoy them as much as your kids. This is your vacation too!
1. The CSI Experience
This hands-on attraction that gives visitors a challenge to solve a crime mystery. By using innovative science and technology, guests can be a crime scene investigator for the day. The CSI experience is $19.99 for adults and $12.99 for children.
2. The Orlando Repertory Theatre
This professional theatre caters to young audiences and families. Performances are based on classical and contemporary children’s literature. $18 adults, $16 seniors/students, $12 children 17 and under.
3. Zip Orlando
This for the thrill seekers. They boast 8 zip lines, from 225 – 950 feet long, upwards of 65 feet high. They have dual racing zips for some family competition. Really want to take your adventure up a notch? Three suspension bridges for a total of over 300 feet of bridges or zip lining. A total of a mile of zipping cables. Tours range from 1.5 hours to 3 hours in length. Tours start at $69
4. The Orlando Eye
This 400ft high observation wheels gives you a ‘birds eye’ view of Orlando. There are capsules your family can stand and get 360 views of the theme parks, lush landscapes, and if you’re lucky on a clear day you can see all the way to Cape Canaveral. Tickets start at $20, with a 25% discount if you book at least a day in advance
5. Kelly Park Springs
This 245 acre park has a free flowing natural spring you can swim or tube down. The water is 68 degrees year round. There are picnic pavilions and a full service concession. $3 per vehicle for 1-2 people; $5 per vehicle for 3-8 people; and $1 for additional person/walk-ins/motorcycles/bikes.
Where to stay?
When traveling with kids I prefer a place with kitchenette and separate sleeping quarters without having to get two rooms. I found the StaySky Hotels and Resorts to be a family favorite pick. They offer a wide range of accommodations, from luxury to budget friendly. Bonus: The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa has a a giant pirate ship IN the pool. While your kids enjoy splashing in the pirate themed pool, you can enjoy the Luau Pool Bar.