Orlando’s Attractions and Theme Parks
Published: February 22, 2013


If  you find yourself with some time to spare amidst all there is to do on the trade show floor, Orlando offers a wide variety of attractions. From high-voltage excitement to down-tempo relaxation, there is something for everyone. Check out this crop of venues when planning your off-hours itinerary:


Blue Man Group
(407) 258-3626
www.universalorlando.com
Blue Man Group presents an avant-garde theatrical production combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics. The blissful party atmosphere created at their live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience.

Cirque Du Soleil
(407) 939-7600
www.cirquedusoleil.com
The show name La Nouba originates from the French phrase “faire la nouba,” which means to party, to live it up. It is a world where dreams and reality intertwine, blending acrobatics, dazzling choreography, whimsical characters and live music.

CSI: The Experience
(407) 226-7220   
www.csiexhibit.com
Enter a crime scene and be responsible for collecting all evidence. The pressure is on. The analysis of your evidence must be scientifically sound to crack the case.

Dinosaur World
(813) 717-9865
www.dinoworld.net
See over 150 life-size dinosaurs displayed outdoors with explanatory signs, search for authentic fossils in a paleontological setting, and see life-size dinosaur skeletons at the Skeleton Garden.

DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park
(407) 828-4600
www.disneyworld.com
Visit this one-of-a-kind indoor theme park and create interactive adventures without leaving the building. Discover five floors of cutting-edge technology and virtual worlds you cannot miss.

Fantasy of Flight
(863) 984-3500   
www.fantasyofflight.com
An aviation-themed attraction, Fantasy of Flight features rare aircrafts on display along with simulators, tours, exhibits and displays to leave the visitor with the feeling of flight.

Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida
(866) 85-4EVER
www.floridaecosafaris.com
At Forever Florida, visitors take a journey through a 4,700-acre eco-ranch and wildlife conservation area boasting beautifully untamed wilderness, natural streams, wetlands and dense cypress forests. Choose from one of three fully guided safari tours by coach, horseback or zipline.

Gatorland
(800) 393-JAWS
www.gatorland.com
This one-of-a-kind, protected habitat for man and beast is known as the “Alligator Capital of the World.” The 110-acre theme park and nature conservatory is home to gators, crocodiles, birds, bears and much more.

The Holy Land Experience
(407) 872-2272   
www.holylandexperience.com
Explore ancient Jerusalem and the world of the Bible at The Holy Land Experience. Closed on Sundays.

iFLY Orlando
(407) 903-1150
www.iflyorlando.com
Indoor Skydiving at iFly Orlando is challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience is necessary, great fun for all ages three and up.

Kennedy Space Center
(321) 449-4444
www.kennedyspacecenter.com
NASA’s launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where visitors can tour launch areas, meet an astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators and even view a launch.

Orlando Grand Prix
(407) 434-7500   
www.orlandogp.com
Indoor go kart-racing. Come and race on our road course and drift track. Available for stop and race, corporate events and birthday parties.

Orlando Science Center
(407) 514-2000
www.osc.org
Orlando Science Center is one of America’s top hands-on science centers, where learning is always fun. Interactive learning and discovery await within the center’s hundreds of exhibits, programs and labs, giant screen films and planetarium shows.

Revolution - The Off Road Experience
(352) 400-1322
www.revolutionoffroad.com
No experience necessary for the driving adventure of a lifetime—ATVs, 4x4s, dune buggies, trophy bass fishing and more.

Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway
(800) 237-3889   
www.drivepetty.com
Richard Petty Driving Experience offers guests the thrill of riding in or driving a stock car at the Walt Disney World Speedway.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium
(407) 345-0501
www.ripleysorlando.com
Explore an amazing variety of weird and unusual exhibits, artifacts and displays in 16 galleries that pay tribute to the odd.

Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland
(407) 855-5496
www.gatorland.com
The all-new Screamin’ Gator at Gatorland takes you on a breathtaking journey along 1,200 feet of high-flying adventure over some of the world’s most feared predators.

Titanic The Experience

(949) 542-4830   
www.titanictheexperience.com
The exhibition features over 100 priceless artifacts and other additional historic treasures from some of the most prestigious private collections in the world—many on display for the first time.

WhirlyDome

(407) 212-3030
www.whirlydome.com
WhirlyDome is Orlando’s newest attraction featuring WhirlyBall, an F1 simulator and the latest in games.

WonderWorks
(407) 351-8800   
www.wonderworksonline.com
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind, with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors to experience.