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19 Best Things To Do In Orlando At Night - Updated 2020

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Orlando at night is an adult amusement park. From night clubs and comedy clubs to singing competitions, you’ll find something to tickle your fancy in Orlando after the kids go to bed. Keep reading to find out about the best things to do in Orlando at night!

1. Have paranormal encounters in a walking ghost tour of downtown Orlando (from USD 50.0)

If you are looking for fun things to do in Orlando at night, you better sign up for this spooky tour where you’ll get the chance to explore the city in the hopes of bumping into the paranormal. Feel your adrenaline rush once you are briefed about the rules of the tour, told about the kind of haunting you might experience, and given ghost hunting equipment to enhance your encounter with the supernatural. Get goosebumps as your tour guide brings you to several haunted spots and tells you their personal ghost stories about these places. Finally, do your best to hold back your screams as you enter the haunted buildings and try to detect and communicate with the ghosts haunting the area. This is not for the faint-hearted!

Walking Ghost Tour of Downtown Orlando

Duration: 2 hours

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2. Wall Street Plaza

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Wall Street Plaza, in the heart of downtown Orlando, has something for everyone. Located along a single city block, between North Orange and North Court Avenues, Wall Street Plaza is home to eight different venues, each offering something different. On any given night you can roam from a hole in the wall bar to a martini bar to a dance club, all within a few steps of each other.

On Friday and Saturday nights the street becomes one big block party, with music in the street and doors open wide at each venue, to let the party rage on. If it’s a unique local vibe you want, Wall Street Plaza is the place to be.

Wall Street Plaza

Address: Downtown Orlando, FL

Website: Wall Street Plaza

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3. Universal City Walk

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Universal City Walk at the Universal Orlando Resort is home to bustling outdoor shopping, dining, and an experience like no other. Grab a meal at Vivo Italian Kitchen for a fine dining experience, or fly by the Lone Palm Airport for island eating and drinking, under the wing of Jimmy Buffet’s Hemisphere Dancer.

Afterward, catch a show at Bob Marley—A Tribute to Freedom, where reggae plays nightly. Blue Man Group performs almost every night of the week. Enjoy dueling piano’s at Pat O'Brien’s, or dance your legs off at the Groove Nightclub. Universal City Walk is the “epicenter of awesome” so you can bet that this Orlando night attraction has much to offer.

Universal City Walk

Address: 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

Website: Universal City Walk

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4. Orlando Improv Comedy Club

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The Improv Comedy Club has been the launching point for comedians for over forty years, and the Orlando Improv Club is just the place to get your laugh on. See established acts from across the country and globe, as well as new and upcoming comedians looking to get their break in the business. Headliners hit the stage on Friday and Saturday nights. And if you want to try your own hand at comedy, open mic night is on Wednesdays.

Located in the heart of Orlando’s entertainment district, the Orlando Improv Comedy Club is just what you need to tilt your head back and let out a laugh.

Orlando Improv Comedy Club

Address: 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Website: Orlando Improv Comedy Club

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5. Kings Bowl Orlando

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Looking for a classy bowling joint? Look no further than Kings Bowl Orlando, where you can break out of the staid, old nightlife routine and jump into some slick bowling shoes, pick up a ball, and pick off some pins. Kings Bowl, part of Kings Bowl America, seeks to bring the clean fun of bowling into the new millennium. Merging good food and unique cocktails, with a social gaming experience like no other, Kings Bowl will be the highlight of your day. So slip on some slick shoes and slip into fun.

Kings Bowl Orlando

Address: 8255 International Drive, Suite 120, Orlando, FL 32819

Website: Kings Bowl Orlando

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6. House of Blues

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Music feeds the soul. And no music is better food for the soul than the blues. House of Blues Orlando continues the tradition of the House of Blues by booking the hottest names in blues music, to play for you. Stop in for a cozy dinner, or a few drinks, and stay to enjoy the live music of the evening. Every night, see live music in the courtyard, before dinner. And after dinner, stick around for Blues Kitchen, where your favorite artists will be cooking up music that makes the soul feel good.

House of Blues

Address: 1490 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Website: House of Blues

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7. Tin Roof

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Tin Roof is a laid back music and burger joint in Orlando, where the food is good, the music is better, and everyone is welcome. The music on the stage is almost as good as the food coming out of the kitchen. See nationally recognized musicians, but also local and regional acts, who, you might see at Tin Roof tonight, and tomorrow on the Tonight Show. Come to the Roof, where everybody is somebody.

Tin Roof

Address: 8371 International Drive, Orlando FL 32830

Website: Tin Roof

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8. Howl at the Moon

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Howl at the Moon is part concert, part rock n’ roll duel. Two pianos face each other, on stage, and pound out covers of your favorite rock anthems, as well as the latest hits. There’s singing, too, and the performers look to the audience to help out. The whole venue becomes a dance floor as you find yourself tapping your feet to the music. The audience sings, too, and soon enough, the whole building is shaking with the participation of everyone in the house.

If you get there early enough and get close enough to the stage, the performers might call you up to sing a solo. You never know, you’re next career might start the night you decided to Howl at the Moon.

Howl at the Moon

Address: 8815 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Website: Howl at the Moon

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9. CitiWalk Rising Star Karaoke

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Of course, if you want to truly test your vocal chops, you’ve got to take center stage. There’s no better place to do just that than Rising Star Karaoke. This isn’t traditional karaoke. Most nights of the week you can showcase your talent with the help of a live band and backup singers. A host keeps the party moving along, and helps you become the star you always knew you were. So what are you waiting for? Step up to the stage, take the microphone, and sing.

Rising Star Karaoke

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Website: Rising Star Karaoke

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10. Corona Cigar Company & Diamond Club Lounge

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Just a couple blocks from Wall Street, in downtown Orlando, sits the Corona Cigar Company & Diamond Club Lounge. If you’re looking for a place to sit back, relax, and unwind, with a single malt scotch and a good cigar, this is the place. There’s no cover and no membership fee to walk into the lounge, just pick a cigar from what Cigar Aficionado Magazine calls “the largest, best-stocked cigar shop in the world.” Bring your smile to the door and prepare to have a good time, with friends new and old.

Corona Cigar Company & Diamond Club Lounge

Address: 127 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801

Website: Corona Cigar Company

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11. Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show

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Experience Orlando’s best dinner show and best-kept secret. This entertaining and hilariously funny show will give you plenty of laughs and make you say, “wow!” Tony Brent, master of magic, impersonations and high-energy entertainment, will read your mind and bend physical properties as he performs magic with humor, humility, and amazing skill. You’ve never seen a magic show like this.

Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show

Address: 9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Website: Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show

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12. Go on an airboat adventure in Sawgrass Recreation Park

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Unleash your adventurous side by joining this thrilling activity. This one-hour ride allows you to see most alligators seeking out their prey. This exciting tour will bring you into the dark swamp where Florida alligators are nestled. Worry not, because the 17-seater airboats are all regularly inspected. Also, they provide, safety equipment, hearing protection and life vests to ensure a safe joy ride. Moreover, radios are on board for any instant communication needed. This exhilarating adventure does not only give you an adrenaline rush, but it also provides you with knowledge about the ecosystem, making it both fun and educational.

Sawgrass Recreation Park

Address: 1006 N. US Highway 27 Fort Lauderdale Florida, 33327

Website: Sawgrass Recreation Park

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13. Enjoy an evening kayaking adventure

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For a magical night, why not spend one of your evenings taking the bioluminescence night kayaking tour. Under a starlit sky, glide across the water and be amazed at how the production and emission of light by a living organism naturally happens. Marvel at how the less the moonlight, the brighter the bioluminescent sea creatures appear. Available all year round, this activity will allow you to see glowing algae, plankton and comb jellies. So, if you want to be away from the bustling crowd and feel like being in an otherworldly place, then this night kayaking tour might be something you can consider when in Orlando.

BK Adventure - Florida's Best Bioluminescence Tours

Address: 485 N. Washington Avenue 32796 Titusville, Florida

Website: BK Adventure

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14. Attend a fun-filled Disney character dinner

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Ever wonder how it feels to interact closely with your favorite Disney character? Then attend a Disney character dinner. Ideal for families with children who are into Disney films, this activity will give you a happy tummy with its buffet meal plus with the sure appearances of famous Disney personalities. This guarantees you an opportunity to meet and interact with Disney characters and have your own time with them. As you enjoy your meal, fully costumed Disney personalities circle the room and stop at each table to pose for photos, sign autographs, and hug you. If you don’t know what to do in Orlando at night, this fun activity will certainly bring out the child in you and will be an animated night to remember.

Disney Character Dinner

Address: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando

Website: Disney Character Dinner

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15. Watch the spectacular Disney fireworks

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On the lookout for things to do in Orlando at night with the family? How about catching the nighttime fireworks show of Walt Disney World? This unmissable highlight will amaze you how the fireworks light the night with different colors. No matter how tired you may be in touring, this is a sure way to end your Disney day wonderfully. Also, regardless of the number of times you’ve seen fireworks displays elsewhere, Disney’s show will always be an amazing sight to behold. This firework entertainment will give you stunning visuals and awe-inspiring special effects, all set to music from Disney films, thus resulting in a sensational experience and a magical moment among onlookers.

Disney Fireworks

Address: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando

Website: Disney Fireworks

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16. Disney Springs

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Disney Springs is home to Planet Hollywood and Cirque Du Soleil as well as many other attractions geared towards the little people in your life. But there is also a section of Disney Springs, hidden way in the back, that is a hub of adult entertainment hot spots that feature live entertainment and DJ’s. This section of the Springs used to be called Pleasure Island and it has been remodeled to house pubs and clubs. These various venues work as restaurants by day but as night falls these they become restobars.

One of the more famous spots in Disney Springs is the House of Blues. Not just a venue for blues music, this entertainment hot spot often features big-name artists from all across the US, in genres from rock to metal and everything in between. Check out their vast menu of southern favorites including shrimp and grits or St. Louis ribs.

Disney Springs

Address: Walt Disney World Resort, 1490 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830

Website: House of Blues Orlando

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17. Pointe Orlando

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Aside from shopping, bowling and movie theaters, Pointe Orlando is home to a few bars and clubs for adults to enjoy after dusk. This multi-purpose location features a Martini Bar, Ice Bar and a Blues Club for all you old school clubbers out there. For those of you who like to be entertained without the loud music of a club, Pointe Orlando has a comedy club that will keep you laughing all night long. This venue is located in a very bright and lively area of Orlando, in one of the biggest tourist areas on International Drive. If this area piques your interest, boogie your way down to International Drive and stop in - you can’t miss this place. There is even an upside down mansion at the gates!

Pointe Orlando

Address: 9101 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819

Contact: +1 407.248.2838

Website: Pointe Orlando

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18. Church Street District

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Every city has one street that is known for its clubs, pubs and bars and Orlando is no exception. Church Street is Orlando’s nightlife haven and there is always something going on here. This street is quite long and features a variety of bars that range from clubs to pubs and there are restaurants in between. You will enjoy the walk as there are vendors on the side of the road as well as entertainers. If you’re looking for a great burger and a LGBTQ show you must visit Hamburger Mary’s. Depending on your taste in music and scenery there are many bars that you can visit in the Church Street District - check out their website for a detailed listing.

Church Street District

Address: Church Street - downtown Orlando, Florida

Website: Church Street District

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19. Explore Orlando on a helicopter night tour (from USD 97.0)

Some sights are best seen from the top. When in Orlando, soar high by taking a helicopter tour. This 15- to 40-minute ride will give you a bird’s eye view of theme parks such as Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Orlando Eye and even catch some Disney Fireworks display. You can have this breathtaking experience at night or sunset, although flights are available throughout the day. If you want to have some photo souvenirs, you may have an opportunity for photos with your pilot after landing. This activity will certainly offer you a memorable view of Orlando from the top.

Maxflight Helicopter Services

Address: 4010 4th Street Kissimmee, Florida

Website: Maxflight Helicopter Services

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

Helicopter Night Tour Over Orlando's Theme Parks

Duration: 15 to 40 minutes

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Not just fireworks

Orlando at night isn’t just about seeing the fireworks over a theme park castle. There’s a lot to see and do in this thrilling town in central Florida, so make sure you add some of these things to do in Orlando at night.

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Jeffrey Smith loves travel adventures. From drinking buffalo milk in a grass hut in Ethiopia to diving off a Kettuvallam into Kerala’s pristine backwater, he finds adventures everywhere he goes....Read more

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