Orlando City is located in central Florida. It is known to attract tourists from all over the world. It is a top family destination and rated most visited by families in the world. This is due to the incredible mix of fun things to do for kids and families while in Orlando. Known as “The Theme Park Capital of the World”, Orlando has world-renowned tourist attractions in its scope. It is where the Disney Princess Cinderella’s castle is housed and also the famous Walt Disney World comprising of parks like the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, Legoland, SeaWorld and the world-known picture production firm Universal Studios. It is no wonder it’s nicknamed ‘The City Beautiful’. The metropolitan city has a lot of things to do especially for the teenage group of family members. Read on to find out the exciting things to do for teens, while visiting the prime city of Orlando, Florida.
Universal Orlando is the ultimate theme park for the kids to have lots of fun and engage in exciting activities. While on vacation in Orlando, this is a must-visit attraction. Happy lasting memories are made here. It’s the one place where vacation becomes an adventure. Find the Puka Uli Lagoon for example, and enjoy fun pool activities, meet face to face with the T. rex dinosaur in Jurassic Park, enjoy events and festivals and also get a chance to meet your favorite TV hero including Captain America. Don’t forget to carry a souvenir back home as there is also lots of shopping involved.
Universal Orlando Tickets - USA / Canada Residents
Duration: 8 hours
Kids and especially teenagers love the ferris wheel. At Icon Orlando, your kids can have spectacular bird-eye views of the Orlando landscape including the known physical landmarks around. At a height of over 400 feet (122 meters), this is very possible. The kids and adults alike can enjoy the breathtaking half-an-hour rotation in the air-conditioned capsules at Icon Orlando which is open for 12 hours from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm in the night. Do not miss out!
The Wheel at ICON Park
Duration: 30 minutes
This is an artifact exhibition which involves a guided tour experience viewing the many items recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean of the ship wreckage of the Titanic. Recently redesigned, the Artifact Exhibition will give the kids as well as the adults an immersive experience and actual recreations of the notable events that transpired during the time by trained actors and actresses to tell the 100-year-old story like never before. The exhibition features beautiful art galleries and over 400 pieces of artifacts from the ship. What a way to narrate a tale for the kids!
Titanic - The Artifact Exhibition Ticket
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Keeper-for-a-Day-Program is all about being in a one-on-one experience with nature. Here, you get a VIP tour and adventure of the Florida Everglades, a wetland preserve in south Florida. Coastal mangroves, saw-grass marshes, and pine flat woods make up this national preserve and is home to hundreds of animal species including the endangered species like the leatherback turtle, Florida panther, and the West Indian manatee. Children get to see and learn about the animals and their habitat in a fun way and also get a chance to take selfies and feed the animals of course in the presence of experienced professionals. Check it out.
Keeper-for-a-Day Program at Wild Florida
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
The kids, as well as the adults, can also have fun in the zoo or the gardens. At the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, animal species and plant life are the center of attraction. Here, the kids get to experience on a one-on-one basis over 400 animals and plant species. From the most aggressive of animals like the leopards and rhinos to the most gentle and friendly creatures like giraffes, as well as plant life including medicinal herbs, bromeliad and much more. Kids can also engage in activities like the aerial adventure park and WOW Balls and will have a chance to take photographs.
Skip the Line: Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Ticket
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
KIng’s Bowl Orlando offers you the ultimate entertainment package experience. It is a place for both the young and old and especially the family to make exciting memories through competing in the long array of games available including bowling, bocce ball, corn holes, billiards, foosball, shuffleboard and ping pong. There are also great restaurants to grab a bite if the kids or you are feeling hungry. The kids will have a ‘ball’ at the King’s Bowl.
King's Bowl Orlando Packages
Duration: 2 hours
Visit with America’s largest skeleton museum, the Skeletons: Museum of Osteology and enjoy a fun and engaging experience with the family. Located under the Orlando Eye, here you will find over 400 real skeletons ranging from tiny to enormous, some of which are human skeletons, to tiny mice to giant whales! Kids will surely have fun in this one-of-a-kind educational adventure featuring 40 exhibits and displays. Perfect way for kids to learn about bones!
Orlando Museum of Osteology Skeleton Educational Experience
Duration: 2 hours
A trip to Orlando would not be successful without the finale. A visit to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum. Enjoy the bizarre discoveries of the world and unusual items, events, and exhibitions available. Kids will have hands-on interactives on the variety of attractions available. The “Odditorium,” could be a great place to start. It features extremely odd and unusual items including shrunken heads, an authentic vampire kit, and other fascinating items on display. These top thrills are what drives the teenagers, let them find out if they can believe it! Maybe the ‘odds’ would be against them.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando 'Odditorium' Admission
Duration: 2 hours
Orlando is the ‘theme park capital of the world’. Seaworld is one example to explain why it is termed so. The Seaworld Orlando is home to thousands of marine life. It offers the kids and adults the most stunning marine life views of whales, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and many many more. This up-close animal experience is even made more exciting with event shows and displays by sea lions and dolphins. The theme park also features thrill rides, including roller coasters rides that are quite breathtaking. Take a look now!
SeaWorld® Orlando Admission Ticket
Enjoy a full speed kart racing experience and unleash your inner F1 star racing ability. This is just the perfect family fun activity that awaits you. The exhilarating experience of driving is something every child enjoys doing and through the indoor kart racing, they get to experience that. Its a family activity at a bargain. You will definitely enjoy bumping into one another as you race your heart out to be crowned the champion of the race course.
Skip the Line: Indoor Kart Racing Experience Ticket
Duration: 3 hours
Fun and entertainment in Orlando
Time is a resource that can never be recovered. You lose time you lose money! Therefore to help you manage your time well, we have assembled a good list of the top fun and exciting things to do while in Orlando, Florida. Participate in these activities, enjoy them with your family, and be sure to enjoy a great family vacation.
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