31 Fun Indoor Activities Orlando Vacation Lovers Can Try
31 Orlando Indoor Activities for Vacation Lovers to Try
Vacationers often think that all of the best things to do in Orlando are outside. In reality, there are tons of indoor activities Orlando locals recommend you experience. No matter what the weather is like, be sure to make time for some of these awesome Orlando activities.
Indoor Activities in Orlando
There are all kinds of exciting, unique indoor activities in Orlando. Sing your heart out at the area’s best karaoke Orlando bars. Let out all of the stress from home during a thrilling axe-throwing Orlando experience. In between all the excitement, take in some of the best Orlando art galleries you shouldn’t miss.
Grab a pen and paper. You’re going to want to write a lot of these Orlando indoor activities down.
1 | Orlando Science Center | The world of science at your fingertips.
Science is anything but boring at the famous Orlando Science Center. It's a great fun indoor activity for families and adults alike. This unique museum is packed with interactive exhibits, simulations, immersive theaters, and plenty of entertainment. Make sure to catch one of the many Science Live! performances that are always a mind-boggling show.
WHERE: 777 E. Princeton St. Orlando, Florida 32803 | WHO: 407-514-2000
2 | Universal Studios | Top-notch amusement, rain or shine.
Universal Studios Orlando is universally fun whether you're indoors or outdoors. There are plenty of indoor rides for visitors to enjoy, including themed rides for Harry Potter, Fast & Furious, Transformers, and many more. Once you're done enjoying the thrill of the indoor rides, you can enjoy other indoor activities, as well as plenty of dining and shopping. Make your way to Universal City Walk to explore all the possibilities for indoor fun.
WHERE: 6000 Universal Boulevard | WHO: 407-363-8000
3 | Ripley’s Believe It or Not | Unbelievable indoor fun.
If you can't believe you can enjoy a day indoors in Orlando, Ripley's will make you a believer. Enjoy a jaw-dropping 10,000 square feet of "can't believe what you're seeing" exhibits. A visit to Ripley's is filled with odd artifacts, exhibits, and plenty of interactive experiences. You can also catch some wild performances that you likely won't see anywhere else.
WHERE: 8201 International Dr | WHO: 407-345-0501
4 | Kennedy Space Center | Prepare for takeoff.
You don't have to go to outer space to enjoy all that it has to offer. In fact, you can spend the day indoors at Kennedy Space Center and feel like you're entering a whole new universe. Explore all the experiences that take you through the latest in space exploration technology. You'll get to see firsthand what NASA is working on for the future of space travel. You'll also get to step into the history of the most famous U.S. space launches.
WHERE: Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953 | WHO: 855-433-4210
5 | SEA Life Orlando Aquarium | Inside and under the sea.
Does it count as indoors if you're under the sea? Technically you won't be underwater at SEA Life Orlando, but you'll feel like it when you go through Florida's only 360-degree underwater tunnel. Walk with the fishes and other sea creatures without getting wet. Witness the captivating changing colors of jellyfish at the Jelly Wall. There are also plenty of interactive exhibits and live-feeding shows that make your indoor day under the sea even more special.
WHERE: 8449 International Drive | WHO: 855-450-0680
6 | Madame Tussauds | Vacation with the stars!
A trip to Madame Tussauds Orlando is a red carpet-worthy indoor experience. Spend an afternoon among the stars, or at least their very convincing wax likeness. Travel through world-famous exhibits featuring your favorite stars and celebrities. Make sure that you have plenty of space in your phone camera to take lots of pictures. Each exhibit is set up for the perfect photo op for you and your favorite movie stars. You may even convince your friends that you met them in real life.
WHERE: 8387 International Drive | WHO: 855-450-0581
7 | Epic Axe Throwing | Cut to some epic fun.
Are you looking for the best axe throwing Orlando spot? Turns out you don't need to know how to chop wood with an ax to be able to throw one. It's also a ton more fun to get into some ax throwing at Epic Axe Throwing in Orlando. It's an exciting new experience for families and groups. Practice your ax-throwing skills and maybe add in some friendly competition while you're at it. One thing's for sure, you'll be cutting out the boredom from your day when you spend it here.
WHERE: 47 E Robinson St #104, Orlando, FL 32801 | WHO: 385-429-3386
8 | Orlando Paintball | Paint the town indoors.
There's lots of big fun to be had in Orlando. That includes all the action you can experience at Florida's largest paintball facility. With both indoor and outdoor courses, Orlando Paintball is the perfect destination for an indoor adrenaline rush. The facility has exciting courses with bridges, tunnels, forts, and other fun obstacles. This is definitely the place to go to feel like an action star for the day.
WHERE: 7215 Rose Avenue, Orlando | WHO: 407-294-0694
9 | Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition | Near, far, wherever you are — the fun will go on!
If you were ever curious about what one of the most famous ships in history was like, a visit to this exhibition will give you an immersive experience. See actual artifacts from the Titanic and walk-through beautiful recreations of the ship’s interior. Take the guided tour to get the full experience and learn a lot of really interesting things along the way.
WHERE: 7324 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-248-1166
10 | The Wheel at ICON Park | The best indoor view in Orlando
Being inside doesn’t mean you can’t see it all. The Wheel at ICON Park is a 400 ft. observation wheel that gives you breathtaking views of Orlando. Even though this may be considered an outdoor activity, you actually don’t have to step outside to enjoy the view. The Wheel has enclosed, air-conditioned cabins that allow visitors to enjoy the sights in comfort.
WHERE: 8375 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-601-7907
11 | Dezerland Park | Outdoors? What outdoors?
A visit to Dezerland Park may just have you forgetting about the outdoors altogether. A whopping 800,000 sq. ft., Dezerland is Florida’s largest indoor amusement center. Needless to say, there’s something for everyone here. Get into game mode at the arcade and Pinball Palace. Thrillseekers can zoom around on go-karts on the Karting Orlando track. Car lovers will get a kick out of the classics on display at the Orlando Auto Museum.
WHERE: 5200 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 321-754-1700
12 | iFly Orlando Indoor Skydiving | Let your spirit soar indoors
Not everyone has the stomach to jump from a plane. At iFly Orlando, you can get the thrill of it without the danger — and it’s all indoors! Experience weightlessness and the sensation of flying in the premiere indoor skydiving center’s wind tunnel. It’s safe for everyone three and up, and a total thrill.
WHERE: 8969 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-337-4359
13 | Topgolf Orlando | Climate-controlled golf
Whether it’s excessive heat or rain, golfing in bad weather is no fun. Topgolf Orlando offers indoor gold like you’ve never experienced it. Even those who don’t golf will have a blast exploring all the ways you can play here. Even better, you can eat and drink (adult beverages, too) while you watch your party tee off.
WHERE: 9295 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-218-7714
14 | The Florida Mall | Shopper’s paradise
People come to Orlando to experience a slice of paradise. If you love to shop, you’ll find your paradise at The Florida Mall. It’s Central Florida’s largest mall, with over 250 shops and restaurants across an astounding 1.8 million sq. ft. Be sure to stop at The Dining Pavilion while you’re there. Saying that it’s not your average food court is an understatement.
WHERE: 8001 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809 | WHO: 407-851-6255
15 | Rollins Museum of Art | A museum experience for everyone
Art lovers will appreciate a visit to this impressive museum. Everyone else will too! This museum has a large variety of exhibits and experiences, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. That includes an educational gallery with activities for kids to enjoy. Best of all, admission and guided tours are free for all.
WHERE: Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 | WHO: 407-646-2526
16 | Orlando Shakespeare Theater | Classic theater brought to life
Seeing the character shows at Disney is a lot of fun. The performances at Orlando Shakespeare Theater bring even more lasting works to life on stage. In fact, it’s been doing so for 30 years. This isn’t your boring English class Shakespeare, either. The company puts on inventive shows that bring romance and drama to life. Families can come and enjoy its children’s plays that are fun for everyone.
WHERE: 812 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803 | WHO: 407-447-1700
17 | Chocolate Museum and Cafe | For the love of chocolate
What if there was a place that gave you an excuse to enjoy more chocolate for longer? Welcome to the Chocolate Museum and Cafe. Take a guided tour of the museum to see cool chocolate sculptures and learn about chocolate. Best of all is that it ends with a visit to the sample room. You’ll get to taste fine chocolate from all over the world. Do you need to hear more?
WHERE: 11701 International Dr suite 400, Orlando, FL 32821 | WHO: 407-778-4871
18 | WonderWorks Orlando | An indoor wonder
WonderWorks is an indoor amusement experience that you really have to experience to understand. It has a wide range of different exhibits, rides, games, and performances all under one roof. The goal is to inspire a sense of “wonder” as you go from zone to zone. You’ll definitely achieve that goal on your visit.
WHERE: 9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-351-8800
19 | Amway Center | Catch a big game or concert
If you’re looking for an unforgettable vacation experience indoors, see what’s happening at the Amway Center. Grab tickets to an exciting NBA game during the season. The Amway Center also serves as the venue for major concerts in Orlando. You might just catch one of your favorite Billboard artists on tour.
WHERE: 400 W Church St Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801 | WHO: 407-440-7900
20 | Orlando Museum of Art | Dive into history and art
Looking for the best Orlando art galleries? The Orlando Museum of Art is the premiere art and cultural institution of Central Florida. It’s been preserving and displaying art and cultural relics since 1924. In addition to enjoying its extensive galleries and exhibits, check to see what other programs are going on. There’s always something fascinating and unique happening.
WHERE: 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803 | WHO: 407-896-4231
21 | Crayola Experience | Enter a world of colorful fun
They didn’t call it an “experience” for nothing. Visitors of all ages can easily spend hours of fun at Crayola Experience. The crayon brand offers tons of creative, interactive activities and experiences inside. When you’re done playing, browse the shop’s largest selection of Crayola products in the world. There’s so much stuff in there that you’ve never seen or thought of. Quite the colorful indoor family activity!
WHERE: 8001 South Orange Blossom Trail, Suite 1300A, Orlando, FL 32809 | WHO: 407-757-1700
22 | The Escape Game | Escape the outdoors
Escaping the outdoors is easy when you head to The Escape Room Orlando. Escaping back out is another story, though you’ll have a ton of fun in the process. Immerse yourself in a sense of adventure as you take on exciting missions. You may not know what to do every step of the way, but you’ll be laughing regardless.
WHERE: 8145 International Drive, Suite 511, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-501-7222
23 | Museum of Illusions | Mind-bending fun
Indoor fun and excitement are not an illusion at this museum. You really have to see it to believe it, and even then you might not. This family-friendly attraction has over 50 exhibits that will blow your mind at every turn. Get used to saying, “How did they do that?” And be sure to bring a camera for some really fun photo ops.
WHERE: 8441 International Drive, Suite #250, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 386-256-1001
24 | Cirque du Soleil | Bringing Disney to life like never before
World-renowned Cirque du Soleil has partnered with Disney on its Orlando show, Drawn to Life. The show features the astonishing performance and circus acts Cirque du Soleil is known for. This time, though, it’s to bring all of your favorite Disney animations to life. You’ve never seen Disney like this before.
WHERE: 1478 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 | WHO: 877-924-7783
25 | The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art | For arts and crafts lovers
This museum features an eclectic array of art that goes well beyond the wall. Here you’ll enjoy intricate, beautiful stained-glass pieces. It offers extensive works of jewelry, pottery, and design from famous American designers. It’s definitely a place to visit for those who appreciate arts and crafts in all forms.
WHERE: 445 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 | WHO: 407-645-5311
26 | Orlando Ballet | The magic of dance
It’s not often that you get to see one of the most beautiful art forms of dance. Treat yourself to a ballet performance from the Orlando Ballet. In the past, they’ve even put on fun Disney productions like The Jungle Book. If you happen to be in Orlando during the holidays, The Nutcracker is a must-see.
WHERE: 600 N. Lake Formosa Drive, Orlando, FL 32803 | WHO: 407-426-1733
27 | Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas | Going to the movies: vacation edition
This is how you go to the movies on vacation. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas offers all the amenities you could want and then some. Enjoy the latest blockbuster releases from plush leather recliners. Oh, and you don’t have to wait in line for concessions. Order food and drinks from your seat and they’ll bring them right to you.
WHERE: 14111 Shoreside Way, Winter Garden, FL 34787 | WHO: 321-250-3580
28 | Mango’s Tropical Cafe | Dinner that moves to the beat
Mango’s Tropical Cafe has one of the most vibrant dinner-and-a-show experiences in Orlando. The live band gets the energy going real hot with Latin-inspired music and performance. That’s all while you enjoy delicious specialty cocktails and food to match the vibe.
WHERE: 8126 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-673-4422
29 | Aiguille Rock Climbing Center | For that vacation high
Everyone loves to feel like they’re on top of the world when they’re on vacation. You may get there while you climb to the top of the walls at Aiguille Rock Climbing Center. It’s open to beginners of all ages. Spend the afternoon taking a class and seeing what you can do.
WHERE: 830 S Ronald Reagan Blvd #252, Longwood, FL 32750 | WHO: 407-332-1430
30 | Painting with a Twist | Paint the town indoors
You’ll be taking in a lot of sights, experiences, and attractions on your vacation. This time, get the pleasure of creating something for yourself! Painting with a Twist offers a relaxed, social painting experience. They’ll guide you through painting your very own masterpiece. You can enjoy your work of art as a vacation memento for years to come.
WHERE: 6700 Conroy Rd Ste 125, Orlando, FL 32835 | WHO: 407-601-7800
31 | Orlando Putting Edge | Mini golf, big time fun
A visit to Orlando Putting Edge is always a hole-in-one. Well, metaphorically speaking anyway. This fun indoor mini-golf experience is completely black-lit. Everything inside is glowing, including the smiles of everyone there.
WHERE: 5250 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-248-0700
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Last Tips on 31 Fun Indoor Activities Orlando Vacation Lovers Can Try
Orlando is certainly known as an outdoor destination — on the outside. As you can see, there are a ton of indoor Orlando attractions, from exciting karaoke bars to glow-in-the-dark mini golf, that are a must-visit no matter what the weather’s like. In between your visit to the theme parks and water parks, be sure to try some of these fun indoor activities on your vacation.
If you’re looking for a place to stay that’s close to the action, Westgate’s Orlando resorts are just minutes away.
* Westgate Resorts is in no way affiliated with the attractions featured in this article. Items or places listed are current as of the publishing date of this article. Please call or visit the respective website for the most up-to-date offerings and details.
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