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BUENA VISTA WATERSPORTS AND PAR­ADISE COVE ‒ Rent jet skis or try wa­ter­ski­ing, tub­ing or wake­board­ing on scenic Lake Bryan. www. bvwa­ter­sports.com. 13245 Lake Bryan Drive, 407.239.6939. CEN­TRAL FLOR­IDA ZOO & BOTAN­I­CAL GAR­DENS ‒ See more than 400 an­i­mals, ad­mire an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of big cats or take a ride through the lush sur­round­ings on the train. www.cen­tralflori­da­zoo.org. 3755 N. US High­way 17-92, San­ford, 407.323.4450. CHOCO­LATE KING­DOM ‒ Take an in­ter­ac­tive fac­tory tour to learn how choco­late trans­forms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy choco­late bar. The tour guide joins forces with a prince and a dragon side­kick for a jour­ney through a cacao tree green­house, a choco­late mu­seum, a mys­ti­cal river of choco­late and a mi­cro-batch, bean-to-the­bar fac­tory utiliz­ing old-world ma­chin­ery. www. choco­latek­ing­dom.com. 2858 Flor­ida Plaza Blvd., Kis­sim­mee, 407.705.3475. THE COCA COLA OR­LANDO EYE ‒ Hop aboard a 400-foot-tall fer­ris wheel where you’ll ride in­side a fully en­closed, air-con­di­tioned glass cap­sule for stun­ning views. The ride is es­pe­cially nice at sun­set or dur­ing the nightly theme-park fire­works. www. of­fi­cialor­lan­do­eye.com. 8445 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 866.228.6438.

CRAYOLA EX­PE­RI­ENCE ‒ Dis­cover the magic of color with 25 hands-on at­trac­tions. www.cray­ola­ex­pe­ri­ence.com/or­lando. The Flor­ida Mall, 8001 S. Or­ange Blos­som Trail, 407.757.1700. DIS­NEY SPRINGS ‒ This mega out­door life­style cen­ter rolls shop­ping, en­ter­tain­ment and din­ing into one. Vis­i­tors will find the world’s largest Dis­ney store, re­tail stores at the brand-new Town Cen­ter, themed restau­rants and bars, Cirque du Soleil, a bowl­ing al­ley, movie the­ater, wa­ter taxis, at­trac­tions and more. Free ad­mis­sion and free park­ing. www.dis­neysprings.com. 1780 E. Buena Vista Drive, 407.828.3800. DISNEYQUEST, WALT DIS­NEY WORLD ‒ Five floors of in­ter­ac­tive at­trac­tions, rides and games com­bin­ing Dis­ney char­ac­ters and sto­ries with im­mer­sive tech­nolo­gies. You can even de­sign and ride your own roller coaster. www.dis­neysprings.com. Dis­ney Springs, 1500 E. Buena Vista Drive, 407.828.4600. ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS ‒ This sports com­plex on Dis­ney World prop­erty is home to pro­fes­sional base­ball’s spring train­ing and var­i­ous am­a­teur sport­ing events, from cheer­lead­ing to soc­cer. www.dis­ney­world.com. 700 Vic­tory Way, Kis­sim­mee, 407.828.3267. FUN SPOT USA‒ High­lights here are fast-paced, multi-level go-kart tracks; bumper cars and bumper boats, thrilling rides, and an ar­cade filled with video games. All-day or sin­gle ride op­tions. Free ad­mis­sion. Free park­ing. Open late daily. www. funspotat­trac­tions.com. 2850 Flor­ida Plaza Blvd., 407.363.3867. 5700 Fun Spot Way, Kis­sim­mee. GATORLAND ‒ This theme park and na­ture pre­serve com­bines Old Flor­ida charm with ex­cit­ing wildlife ex­hibits and live en­ter­tain­ment. View a breed­ing marsh, climb the ob­ser­va­tion tower, watch the al­li­ga­tor wrestling show and ride the zi­pline. Open daily. www.gatorland.com. 14501 S. Or­ange Blos­som Trail, 800.393.5297. GREEN MEAD­OWS PET­TING FARM ‒ Visit more than 300 farm an­i­mals in a beau­ti­ful, coun­try set­ting. www.green­mead­ows­farm.com. 1368 S. Poin­ciana Blvd., Kis­sim­mee, 407.846.0770. I FLY OR­LANDO ‒ Ex­pe­ri­ence the sen­sa­tion of sky­div­ing in this in­door fa­cil­ity while friends and fam­ily look on. www.ifly­world.com. 6805 Vis­i­tors Cir­cle, 407.903.1150. I  DRIVE 360 ‒ Vis­i­tors can hop aboard the 400-foot­tall Coca-Cola Or­lando Eye fer­ris wheel, ex­plore Madame Tus­sauds wax at­trac­tion and dive into Sea Life aquar­ium with 5,000 crea­tures and an ocean tun­nel. I-Drive 360 is also home to an ar­ray of restau­rants, shops and en­ter­tain­ment venues. www.i-drive360.com. 8445 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.999.9985. I  DRIVE NASCAR ‒ I-Drive NASCAR In­door Kart Rac­ing is an en­ter­tain­ment com­plex with so­phis­ti­cated, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly elec­tric carts. Vis­i­tors can com­pete with each other reach­ing speeds of up to 45 mph. The in­door lo­ca­tion also in­cludes bowl­ing, gam­ing, meet­ing rooms and a res­tau­rant. www.idrive­nascar.com. 5228 Van­guard St., 407.354.3939. K1 SPEED ‒ Race elec­tric, Ital­ian pro-karts that reach speeds of 50 mph, all on a huge, in­door track. In ad­di­tion to a pro­fes­sion­ally de­signed, in­door race­track, there are also spa­cious lounges, snack bars and au­then­tic rac­ing mem­o­ra­bilia on dis­play. Open daily. www.k1speed.com. 9550 Park­south Court, 407.434.7500. KIS­SIM­MEE GO KARTS ‒ Play in the ar­cade or race on a 1-mile track. Dou­ble-seat and ju­nior karts avail­able. www.kissim­mee­gokarts.com. 4708 W. Irlo Bron­son Me­mo­rial High­way, Kis­sim­mee, 407.390.7223. MADAME TUS­SAUDS OR­LANDO ‒ Ex­pe­ri­ence fa­mous Amer­i­cans with this im­mer­sive and in­ter­ac­tive wax at­trac­tion. Shake hands with the pres­i­dent, get on stage with Lady Gaga or up close and per­sonal with Tay­lor Swift and take the ul­ti­mate selfie. www.madame­tus­sauds.com/or­lando. I-Drive 360, 8329 In­ter­na­tional Drive 866.630.8315. OLD TOWN USA‒ This old-timey down­town takes you back to the good old days with restau­rants and spe­cialty shops and plenty of en­ter­tain­ment. Free ad­mis­sion and park­ing. www.my­old­townusa.com. 5770 W. Irlo Bron­son Me­mo­rial High­way, Kis­sim­mee, 407.396.4888. OR­LANDO FLY SPORTS ‒ In just a few min­utes, skilled in­struc­tors at Or­lando Fly Sports teach you to fly us­ing a fly­board, hov­er­board or the all-new jet­pack for a once-in-a-life­time ex­pe­ri­ence. Many guests say the ex­pe­ri­ence is even bet­ter and puts them more at ease than sky­div­ing. Ages 3+. Ho­tel pick up and drop offs are avail­able. www.or­land­ofly­sports.com. 2200 Lee Road, 321.888.1005. OR­LANDO KART CEN­TER‒ This ar­cade and out­door track is a chal­leng­ing course with real curb­ing and bumps. www.or­lan­dokart­cen­ter.com. 10724 Cos­mo­naut Blvd., 407.480.2477. OUTER LIMITZ IN­DOOR TRAMPOLINE ARENA‒ Jump to your heart’s con­tent at this in­door trampoline arena. Play dodge ball, dunk a bas­ket­ball or lit­er­ally bounce on the walls. The fa­cil­ity is also home to a gi­ant foam pit, great fun for lit­tle ones, and a har­ness-less, climb­ing rope course. www. re­bound­er­zor­lando.com. 6725 S. Kirk­man Road, 407.704.6723. REVO­LU­TION OFF ROAD ‒ Learn to ride an ATV, gear up for bass fish­ing, or tool around on dune bug­gies and 4x4s. www.rev­o­lu­tionof­froad.com. 4000 SR 33, Cler­mont, 352.400.1322. RI­P­LEY’S BE­LIEVE IT OR NOT! ‒ Thanks to the TV show with the same name, this at­trac­tion has be­come a fa­vorite with its di­nosaur ex­hibit, Od­di­to­rium and an Egyp­tian mummy. www.rip­leys.com/ or­lando. 8201 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.363.4418. SAMMY DU­VALL’S WATERSPORTS CEN­TRE ‒ Para­sail, wake­board, wa­ter­ski or just en­joy a guided lake tour from Dis­ney’s Con­tem­po­rary Re­sort. Open daily. www.sam­my­du­vall.com. 4600 World Drive, 407.939.0754. SEA LIFE AQUAR­IUM ‒ Ex­pe­ri­ence many un­der­wa­ter worlds filled with a huge ar­ray of sea crea­tures. Come face-to-face with sharks, visit the hands-on touch pool and the in­ter­ac­tive “talk­ing” aquar­ium or stroll through the 360-de­gree ocean tun­nel. www.vis­it­seal­ife.com/or­lando. I-Drive 360, 8337 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 866.622.0607. SHOW­CASE OF CITRUS ‒ A 2,500-acre you-pick farm with 70 va­ri­eties of citrus, when in sea­son. Vis­i­tors can shop for home­made prod­ucts in the coun­try store, en­joy a fa­mous frozen cream­si­cle or take a sa­fari tour on a gi­ant 4x4. www.show­case­ofc­itrus. com. 5010 US High­way 27, Cler­mont, 352.394.4377. SKELETONS ‒ See over 400 skeletons of a va­ri­ety of

an­i­mals in clever and un­usual poses and dio­ra­mas.

www.skele­ton­mu­seum.com. I-Drive 360, 8441 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.203.6999. TI­TANICTHE EX­PE­RI­ENCE ‒ Vis­i­tors can im­merse them­selves in his­tory from over 100 years ago through the in­ter­ac­tive mu­seum, guided tours, full-scale recre­ations of the Ti­tanic’s grand stair­case and real items from the fa­mously doomed ship­wreck. Open daily. Stay for the din­ner the­ater show F and Sa. www.ti­tan­ic­the­ex­pe­ri­ence.com. 7324 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.248.1166. TREE TREK AD­VEN­TURE PARK‒ This aerial ad­ven­ture course built in a 15-acre tree canopy al­lows vis­i­tors to test their men­tal and phys­i­cal skills in a se­ries of ob­sta­cles in­clud­ing Tarzan-like swings, lad­ders, sus­pended bridges, scram­ble nets, swing­ing logs, surf boards and more. A high­light of the course is a pair of gi­ant 425-foot zip lines through the trees. Open daily 8 am to dusk. www.or­lan­dotree­trek.com. 7625 Sin­clair Road, Kis­sim­mee, 407.797.8735. WON­DERWORKS‒ The in­ter­ac­tive “lab­o­ra­tory,” fea­tures 100 sci­en­tific ex­pe­ri­ences, such as hur­ri­cane and earth­quake sim­u­la­tors, along with vir­tual-re­al­ity sports, an in­door ropes course and a laser-tag arena. Stay for the Outta Con­trol Magic Din­ner Show. www.won­der­work­son­line.com. Pointe Or­lando, 9067 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.351.8800. WORLD OF CHOCO­LATE MU­SEUM & CAFE ‒ Learn the long his­tory of choco­late, see world-fa­mous peo­ple and land­marks sculpted in choco­late, watch how choco­late is made then en­joy deca­dent sam­ples. www.wocor­lando.com. 11701 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 407.778.4871.

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