Travelers from around the world set their vacation sights on Orlando, Florida each and every year with good reason! Situated right in the heart of the Sunshine State, Orlando is not only home to a wide variety of warm-weather activities to enjoy, but of course, Disney World too! Whether you’re a Mickey Mouse enthusiast or have come for the scenery, Orlando offers up a plethora of options for fun that are suitable for travelers of all ages and interests. That said, Central Florida weather brings some serious rain from time to time. While you can’t control the weather, you can control what’s on your rainy day activities in Orlando list and turn a gloomy day into your best one yet. The following are a few options and stops you won’t want to leave off the list.
Enjoy Orlando Paintball
When you can’t be out and about in the rain, you might as well be enjoying some friendly competition at Orlando Paintball. This sprawling and exciting paintball complex is the perfect place to come put your strategic skills to the test when the rain is falling in Florida. Found at 7215 Rose Avenue, Orlando Paintball provides guests with a massive indoor and outdoor complex to enjoy as well as options to pair your paintball experience with a round of laser tag too.
Visit the Chocolate Kingdom
Nothing turns a rainy day in Orlando into a sweet moment instead quite like a stop at the Chocolate Kingdom. Found at 9901 Hawaiian Court, the Chocolate Kingdom is a sweets factory and shop where guests can come enjoy a savory tour and pick up goodies to take home on their way out. As whimsical of an experience as it is delicious, this is definitely the rainy day stop to top your list if you’re a person that always has a sweet tooth to satisfy.
Try K1 Speed
There’s no reason to let the rain slow you down when you can pick up the pace at Orlando’s K1 Speed on a rainy day. This indoor electric go-kart track gives visitors a chance to race their way through a gloomy day and enjoy access to a full snack bar too. While you might plan on spending just a few hours here, it’s likely that an afternoon turns into a full day of fun.
Visit the Museum of Illusions
Finding inspiration in something new is half the fun of any getaway. That’s what makes a visit to the Museum of Illusions so ideal when you can’t be enjoying time outside in Orlando. Located at 8441 International Drive #250, the Museum of Illusions is easy to find thanks to its proximity to the iconic Orlando Eye. Stepping inside is an experience in education, intrigue, and wonder. This museum is designed to mend the mind and stretch the limits of the imagination. Guests can enjoy browsing a collection of hands-on exhibits and displays that purposely fool the eye and ask you to rethink what you thought you knew!
Enjoy Time at Putting Edge
If mini-golf sounds like a good time to you and your traveling crew, there’s no reason for the rain to keep you from the fun in Orlando. Head over to Putting Edge at 5250 International Drive and spend the day indulging in blacklight mini golf that’s set up inside! This glowing, neon experience promises to be fun for the entire family and offers up 18 holes that are not only challenging but themed. You’ll walk through space, the jungle and experience the ocean at each one, making for a whimsical and unforgettable day!
Check Out Madame Tussauds
There’s no reason to skip checking off some of Orlando’s most iconic stops off your must-see list just because you find yourself in the city on a rainy day. Begin your adventures at Madam Tussauds and leave rainy day gloom behind as you get up close with life-size replicas of celebrities instead! This picture-perfect stop is a great place to take fun photographs alongside everyone from superhero characters and famous musicians to actors and historical figures alike. It’s an interactive experience quite unlike any other that really puts you in a place to hang out with the stars! Madame Tussauds is situated at 8387 International Drive.
Book Your Getaway and Enjoy Rainy Day Activities in Orlando
When you’re ready for the adventure of a lifetime, there’s no better place to book your getaway than Orlando, Florida. This magical destination promises year-round fun and knowing you’re booked into luxurious, comfortable, and conveniently located accommodations that keep you close to it all makes the experience even better. Reach out to Magical Vacation Homes today to learn more about our many property options in the area available for rent. We’ll make sure you’re settled into a home away from home that meets your every need and exceeds your getaway expectations too! And just in case, these fun rainy day activities in Orlando are available to you!
While a visit to Disney World is on the list for many vacationers who hit the road to Orlando, there are many other activities, attractions, and experiences to fill your time outside of the Happiest Place on Earth. Orlando is one of the largest cities in the Sunshine State by population, combined with loads of tourists heading there for a respite and some fun means there are many and varied activities and Orlando tours to keep you busy and experiencing all the city has to offer throughout your stay.
VIP Insider Disney Tours
There are four Disney parks to choose from in Orlando, and you can spend an entire trip soaking up all the Disney fun and excitement you can dream of and still need to come back for more. Disney fans can turn up the Disney fun and head behind the scenes with a VIP insider tour of a favorite park. The private tour takes you and your group to places behind-the-scenes, to places and activities unseen or off-limits to park-goers during a traditional visit to the park. Park admission is not included in the price of the tour.
Private Helicopter Tour
Go up, up, and away, as you tour the area from a bird’s eye view. Board a helicopter for a unique way to tour the area and see some of the most iconic Orlando landmarks. Soar high above the Orlando area and witness a different view of your favorite attractions. Flights can last from just ten minutes all the way up to an hour. Your pilot will show you around, point out major points of interest, as well as narrate, offering bits of history, information about the development of the area from vacant land to bustling theme parks and tourist destinations. Don’t forget your camera as you’re sure to capture beautiful photos while you soak up the sights, including Disney Springs, Epcot, Old Town Orlando, Sea World, and others. This tour is provided by MaxFlight Helicopters.
Central Florida Everglades Airboat Tour
Choose your starting point and head out on a wild Central Florida Everglades adventure. The airboat tour and alligator encounter is a four-hour journey starting from your choice of 12 points around Orlando. The airboat ride is 30-60 minutes depending on the package you choose and takes you through protected swamps, marshes, and rivers to the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. You’ll get a glimpse of alligators, birds, and lush vegetation as you skim across grassy water, followed by an alligator handling demonstration. The trip also includes a visit to Wild Florida Wildlife Park, where you’ll see alligators, crocodiles, deer, tropical birds, turkeys, zebras, and much more.
Chocolate Kingdom Factory Tour
Chocolate lovers will want to add this sweet stop to the top of their must-see list. Chocolate Kingdom, the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive tour that takes you from the cocoa bean to the creamy, delicious chocolate treats you love to indulge in. Your Personal Chocolate Tour Guide teams up with a “handsome prince” and the prince’s dragon sidekick to take you through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, the Mystical River of Chocolate, and the Micro Batch Bean-to-the-Bar Factory that utilizes old-world machinery in the creation of delicious desserts. The 45-minute tour includes samples along the way, and for an additional fee you can customize your own chocolate bar!
Manatee and Airboat Adventure
Get ready for a day full of outdoor adventure. The package from Real Florida Adventures is three experiences in one trip! The trip lasts a full 12 hours and departs from your choice of three different departure points around Orlando. Breakfast is provided while you are given an overview of the day’s activities. At your first stop, you’ll board a boat on the Crystal River and set out for a swim and snorkel experience with manatees, so you’ll want to make sure you have an underwater camera. Dry off and head to the next stop: Homosassa Springs State Park for lunch and a tour around the park. From there you’ll be whisked away on an airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River before heading back to Orlando.
Enjoy a stress-free, worry-free stay when you book a vacation rental provided by Magical Vacation Homes. Your small group or family will enjoy a two-bedroom unit or plan a reunion and book a unit as large as 15 bedrooms for everyone to tour and experience the town together. Watch the kids play outside on outdoor play equipment, relax on a private balcony or patio, or splash around in a private pool or hot tub at your rental. You’ll love the whimsy of bedrooms decorated in various Disney themes as well as the quiet dignity of professionally designed indoor and outdoor spaces. Many units include flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and spa-like master suites. Make a meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then spread out in an open living area for some relaxation. For a luxury stay like no other, choose a premium unit to include perks like a game room, theater room, and even your own private luxury spa to relax and rejuvenate.
Call us today to start planning Orlando tours full of experiences to remember for a lifetime!
The Orlando area offers so many exciting attractions! While we’re best known for our major theme parks, there are many additional attractions around the area that provide just as much excitement, thrills and fun for the family. In this new series on the blog, we’re going to highlight local area attractions we think you should definitely check out to make your vacation even more magical!
Have you ever dreamed of soaring through the trees on giant zip lines? This is the place for you! Orlando Tree Trek features different high ropes courses suited for all members of the family ages 7 and up, with:
- Four (4) Adult Courses (12+) which includes a giant (425ft) zip line
- Three (3) Junior Courses (9-11) which includes a giant (425ft) zip line
- Two (2) Kids Courses (7-8)
Not the biggest fan of heights? The park has plenty of walking trails near the courses to view your climbers as they work their way through challenging obstacle courses 10 to 50 feet in the air.
Safety is the number one most important factor at Orlando Tree Trek. Your experience begins with an immersive training session, with guides demonstrating the two step safety measures and making sure everyone feels confident before climbing up to adventure through the trees. There are some important requirements before climbing, including a signed waiver form, height requirements for adventurers and waist size requirements (not weight).
Both Magical Vacation Homes and Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park are family owned and operated businesses! Here’s the backstory behind this exciting adventure park:
“The Lemieux and Barbusci families set out to build the most fun and challenging Park possible while ensuring that guests’ safety and satisfaction would always be top priority. So they chose two of the most renowned names in the business, TreeGo and Outplay Adventures LLC, to design and build Tree Trek Adventure Park. The two companies have gained an excellent international reputation as builders of multiple parks throughout both North America and Europe.
From the materials and designs used to build the Park to the actual equipment used by climbers, only the best have been chosen to ensure everyone will have a safe, carefree and exciting experience. It’s important to the Lemieux and Barbusci families as well as to our guests that everything used in the Park’s construction meet or exceed all established industry standards and that all our outdoor operating procedures, including game and equipment inspections, have been established based on a “best industry practice only” basis.”
Truly enjoy every minute at the Orlando Tree Trek without worry!
After a long day of zipping through the trees, retreat back to a vacation home that still feels like you’re in nature! The following rental homes border private nature conservations so you still feel the privacy of being in the woods.
Relax in one of these comfortable sun loungers and dream of flying through the treetops again at the Magic Mansion. This beautiful infinity pool is bordering a nature conservation area so it is as private as it can get. See more information about this beautiful home HERE.
Dine al fresco in your own private tropical tree paradise in this beautiful Reunion Resort home. Surround yourself with nature at this property, see more HERE!
Located close to all of our vacation properties, as well as the Disney parks, the Orlando Tree Trek is a great attraction to enjoy then retreat to your vacation home to relax. Advance reservations are highly recommended, as they limit the number of people on the courses for maximum enjoyment. Get a 15% Off coupon by signing up on their website!
Until the next blog post, we hope you have a Magical day!