6 The Best Ways to Enjoy Orlando Beyond Theme Parks

By Charlotte Brown, Posted on 05 Nov, 2022 at 03:45 am

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Orlando is the capital of theme parks in the world, featuring Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld. You can enjoy open-air adventures at any one of these theme parks as well as LEGOLAND Florida Resort. On top of theme parks, you can also enjoy ecotourism adventures beyond theme parks, parks with standalone attractions or other unforgettable ways to play. When it comes to vacation plans, there's no shortage of things to do in Orlando!

To help you plan your trip to Orlando, this blog offers a few recommendations for top attractions. While theme parks are at the top of most people’s lists, we also want to make sure you don’t think they’re the only reason to visit Orlando! Let’s start exploring!

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  1. Zoo in Central Florida and Botanical Garden

Set in native palm trees and lush, tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens offers 23 acres of wildlife and a children's area with animals you can feed, pet, and play with. The zip-line is located in Sanford, a short drive north of the main tourism districts.


  1. Visit Gatorland

This older attraction of Orlando offers affordable family fun for a variety of visitors. Visitors can get close to the alligators and crocodiles, see birds in an aviary, enjoy educational displays, and spend some time in the splash pad. The Screamin' Gator Zip Line and Stompin' Gator Off-Road Adventure let you experience even more thrills!


  1. Make Sure to Visit Epic Paddle Adventures

Epic Paddle Adventures is the place to explore crystal clear springs, intercoastal’s marine life, and the Orlando lakes, which are captivating. So, if you are a water lover, you must visit this place!


  1. Giraffe Ranch – A must Visit!

The ranch offers tours exclusively by reservations, on 47 acres of countryside that adjoins Florida's second-largest wilderness area. Surrounding it is the Green Swamp, featuring natively found orchids and lush pastures.


  1. Make Sure to Experience CRAYOLA!

It may sound like there isn't a lot to do with Crayola Experience in The Florida Mall, but the family-friendly attraction doesn't disappoint. Inside two stories, you'll find 60 interactive activities, including creative make-and-play, coloring and coloring book workshops, crafts, and a huge wall of digital art. Visitors can also learn how crayons are made in live shows and create their own in one of the 60 hands-on activities. There's also an area for modeling with tons of different colored compounds, an amazing digital wall that allows visitors to watch their art come to life in real-time, and a sensory corner with something for every kid: paint pots, building blocks, and more!


  1. Madame Tussauds In Orlando

Madame Tussauds Orlando offers an interactive experience with the world's highest-quality wax figures! It will provide an immersive experience, with recreations of the figures from world-known films and television shows, songs, and sports. With guests such as the Justice League, Wonder Woman, and other heroes you can meet up with.

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Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Brown is a California native who left her career in medicine three years ago to embark on a summer soul searching for the world. She's been to 20 countries and has penned down her experience in her blogs for helping other travel enthusiasts.