The 25 Best Things to Do in Orlando on a Rainy Day When It Pours on Your Vacay

Dec 26, 2021

The 25 Best Things to Do in Orlando on a Rainy Day When It Pours on Your Vacay

25 Things to Do in Orlando on a Rainy Day

With 233 glorious days of sunny weather each year, it’s no surprise that Florida earned its nickname as the Sunshine State - but believe us when we say it’s definitely no stranger to rainfall as well!

But don’t worry.

Although bad weather could render some outdoor attractions off-limits, there’s an abundance of fun things to do in Orlando on a rainy day too. From museums in Orlando Florida to luxury spa experiences, there’s truly something for everyone in this all-popular travel destination, no matter what the elements are doing outside.

Best Things to Do in Orlando on a Rainy Day

Are you concerned that the rain could put a “dampener” on your upcoming Orlando vacation? If you're looking to set your mind at ease so you have nothing to fear, you’ve come to the right place!

Read on for a long list of the 25 best things to do in Orlando when it’s raining. Whether you’re exploring with a group of friends, as a family, or with your partner, having these ideas up your sleeve should ensure you have the best possible time on your travels. Enjoy!

Things to Do As a Couple

1 | Serenity Spa by Westgate | When the heavens open and the rain shows no sign of stopping, why not treat yourselves to some well-deserved R & R at our luxurious Serenity Spa? Located at the Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, you can enjoy everything from aromatherapy and facials to massages and manicures. Trust us, there’s no better way to spend an indulgent rainy day in Orlando!

WHERE: 9500 Turkey Lake Road | WHO: 407-345-0000

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2 | Kings Dining & Entertainment | If you and your partner love bowling, ping pong, and/or pool, then make sure you check out Kings Dining and Entertainment! As the name suggests, it has everything you need for a fun-filled day out in Orlando. You can grab a bite to eat at any of the first-rate indoor dining options and sip cocktails in the two premium bars. From there, you have access to 22 bowling lanes, tons of pool tables, and enough other games to keep you entertained for hours.

WHERE: 8255 International Drive, Suite 120 | WHO: 407-363-0200

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3 | Regal Pointe Cinema | Let’s face it, you never need an excuse to sit back, put your feet up, and watch a good movie. But when it’s raining in Orlando and you have the highly-rated Regal Pointe Cinema at your fingertips, it’d almost be rude not to!

WHERE: 9101 International Dr. Suite 2100 | WHO: 844-462-7342

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4 | Chocolate Museum and Cafe | An ideal place for anyone with a sweet tooth, the chocolate museum offers a delicious combination of culture and cocoa! You’ll discover the secrets of making chocolate, see some incredible chocolate sculptures, and wash it all down with more samples than you can shake a stick at.

WHERE: 11701 International Drive | WHO: 407-778-4871

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5 | Mennello Museum of American Art | There are many Orlando art galleries and The MMAA is another must for any art-loving individuals on the hunt for things to do in Orlando on a rainy day. Believe us, its stunning location on the banks of Lake Formosa is enough to justify a trip! Throw in the thought-provoking exhibits from some of America’s greatest artists, though, and you’re onto a real winner.

WHERE: 900 E. Princeton St | WHO: 407 246 4278

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6 | Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition | Located in the heart of Orlando, this one-of-a-kind exhibition takes you back in time to experience up close the tragic tale of the Titanic. Expect costumed characters, hundreds of fascinating artifacts, and room recreations that bring this infamous part of history back to life.

WHERE: 7324 International Drive | WHO: 407-248-1166

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Fun Things to Do With Kids

7 | Crayola Experience | Crayola Experience offers an amazing way to restore some color to gray and rainy days in Orlando. This amusement park has dozens of hands-on attractions to keep your kids entertained. There’s a color playground, a huge coloring station with thousands of crayons to choose from, and much more. You can even name your own crayon!

WHERE: 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail | WHO: 407-757-1700

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8 | Wonderworks | Travelling to Orlando with slightly older children? Go to WonderWorks. This upside-down house is one of the most unique and engaging attractions you’ll ever visit! It’s packed to the rafters with cool science experiences, not to mention laser tag, virtual reality sports activities, magic shows, and more.

WHERE: 9067 International Drive | WHO: 407-351-8800

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9 | Universal Studios | Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean your kids have to miss out on Orlando’s infamous theme parks! With plenty of indoor attractions, including the magical “Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts” rollercoaster, you’re sure to love Universal Studios. Better still, a train will take you straight to the Islands of Adventure theme park if the weather improves.

WHERE: 6000 Universal Boulevard | WHO: 407-363-8000

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10 | Ripley’s Believe It or Not | Whatever the weather, the hundreds of unusual oddities at Ripley’s Believe It or Not have turned it into another firm family favorite in Orlando. Your kids will marvel at all sorts of wild and wacky exhibits, including shrunken human heads!

WHERE: 8201 International Dr | WHO: 407-345-0501

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Things to Do with Family

11 | Monkey Joe’s | For young kids with bags of energy, rainy days in Orlando won’t get much better than the indoor playground at Monkey Joe’s. There’s a snack shack, arcade games, slides, obstacle courses, and inflatable bouncy houses, all in a safe, colorful, and friendly space.

WHERE: 9101 International Drive | WHO: 407-352-8484

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12 | Kennedy Space Center | Rain or shine, no trip to Orlando’s complete without a stopover at the Kennedy Space Center nearby. Aside from the innumerable interactive educational opportunities, there’s an IMAX theatre that gives an astronaut’s view of space, an awesome Space Shuttle simulation, and the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. Throw in the Children’s Play Dome and family trips don’t get much better.

WHERE: Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953 | WHO: 855-433-4210

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13 | Orlando Science Center | With its mission to “inspire science learning for life”, you can trust this spectacular Orlando attraction to provide fun for the entire family! There’s something for everyone, including powerful telescopes, a wind tunnel, an enormous IMAX screen, a kid’s play area, and so many engaging exhibits it’s hard to know which to see first.

WHERE: 777 E Princeton St | WHO: 407-514-2000

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14 | SEA Life Orlando Aquarium | The aquarium in Orlando is another first-class attraction for friends or family and a perfect rainy day alternative to SeaWorld. Spend the day in this enchanting underwater world, surrounded by colorful sea creatures. Great for all ages, you’ll love the dive shows, ocean tunnel, and endless interactive experiences on offer.

WHERE: 8449 International Drive | WHO: N/A

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15 | Cinepolis Luxury Cinema | Kicking back and watching a movie is also a top option on a rainy day. Not only is the Cinepolis Luxury Cinema located in a beautiful lake view spot but the dine-in theatre offers a full menu of finger lickin' favorites. The reclining seats are super comfortable, the staff is friendly and the lineup of movies includes the latest box office offerings. One more thing, tickets can be purchased online or at the kiosk which offers contactless service.

WHERE: 14111 Shoreside Way, Winter Garden, FL 34787 | WHO: 321-250-3580

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16 | Madame Tussauds | Billed as the World’s Greatest Wax Museum, Madame Tussauds is the best place in town for your family to get up close and personal with their favorite celebs. An absolute paradise for selfie-lovers, you can party with Pitbull, help the Justice League save the world, and practice martial arts with Kung Fu Panda…all under one roof!

WHERE: 8387 International Drive | WHO: N/A

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17 | Amway Center | Orlando might not be as renowned for its basketball as other parts of the country, but seeing the Orlando Magic team play is still a worthwhile experience when you’re in town! Book some tickets in advance and head down to the Amway Center with your family to embrace the positive, energetic atmosphere on game day.

WHERE: 400 W Church St Suite 200 | WHO: 407-440-7900

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18 | Escape Game Orlando | Put your detective hat on and spend a rainy afternoon solving clues in one of Orlando’s premier escape room venues! There are 6 immersive themed rooms available, including a prison cell and an imperiled spaceship. In groups of up to 8 friends, use your problem-solving capabilities to escape before the timer runs out!

WHERE: 8145 International Dr #511 | WHO: 407-501-7222

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19 | iFLY Indoor Skydiving | Experience all the adrenaline of freefalling with none of the danger at iFLY Indoor Skydiving! This state-of-the-art wind tunnel is unlike any other attraction in town and, with kids as young as 3 years old allowed to have a try, it is about as much fun for the whole family as you can have on a rainy day.

WHERE: 8969 International Dr | WHO: 407-337-4359

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Things to Do with Friends

20 | Orlando Paintball | Get ready for some action-packed excitement at Florida’s largest paintball facility. With reasonable prices and indoor as well as outdoor zones, you and your friends can play until your heart’s content, no matter what the weather’s doing outside.

WHERE: 7215 Rose Avenue, Orlando | WHO: 407-294-0694

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21 | Orlando Wall Crawl | When a rainy day risks ruining your Orlando Instagram snaps, there’s no better way to spend it than at Wall Crawl! You’ll find 20+ picture-perfect walls and countless props in this unique Orlando attraction, allowing you, friends, and/or family to have your very own fun-filled photo shoot. Make sure you book ahead to confirm your time slot!

WHERE: 1016 W Church St | WHO: 321-209-0432

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22 | Andretti Indoor Karting Orlando | Looking for more adrenaline-fuelled activities? Try electric karting at the inimitable Andretti Indoor Karting Orlando! Trust us, the exhilaration of racing at 45mph around this 70,000 square foot arena is a perfect answer to any gray and dreary day in Orlando.

WHERE: 9299 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-610-5020

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23 | Museum of Illusions | Of the many amazing Museums Orlando has to offer, few are as memorable or mind-bending as the Museum of Illusions! With over 50 compelling exhibits, this place showcases everything from holograms to anti-gravity rooms. Expect your mind to be boggled from beginning to end!

WHERE: Icon Park: 8375 International Dr | WHO: 386-256-1001

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24 | Putting Edge | Mini golf’s always a fun thing to do on a rainy day. However, Putting Edge Orlando takes things to a whole new level by making it glow in the dark. The lights are dimmed, the neon colors are out, and you’re guaranteed a memorable afternoon with your friends!

WHERE: Dezerland Park 5250 International Drive | WHO: 407-248-0700

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25 | Orange County Regional History Center | If exploring Orlando’s outdoor attractions isn’t possible due to the rain, then consider walking through its rich 12000-year history in the Regional History Center! Located in downtown Orlando, you’ll discover the many faces of this remarkable place and see how it has changed over the centuries.

WHERE: 65 E. Central Blvd | WHO: 407-836-8500

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Last Tips on Things to Do in Orlando When It Rains

As you can tell, there’s no shortage of unforgettable things to do in Orlando when it rains. We’ve only scratched the surface of what’s on offer in this article too! With many more museums, entertainment venues, malls, and other indoor attractions available, you’re guaranteed to have a great time in Orlando regardless of any inclement weather conditions. So, come rain or shine, take your pick from the options and get ready for an incredible vacay!


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