Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fun to Be Had - INDOORS!

If you’re visiting the Orlando theme parks anytime between June and September, you might just find yourself looking for an umbrella! Thanks to Orlando’s subtropical climate, rainfall can be a common occurrence during these popular travel months. While some may find bad weather a hindrance for the more traditional attractions like Universal Studios or Disney World, there are plenty of indoor attractions you can still enjoy while staying dry.

WonderWorks is a great spot for families looking to have fun with their children and learn at the same time. The building is hard to miss, as it is completely upside down! You and your family will enjoy taking pictures outside of WonderWorks before you even step inside. This museum has over 100 exhibits that will educate and entertain guests with their flight simulators, laser tag and a gift shop featuring over 21 different colors of M&M’s and a huge assortment of candy. Land the space shuttle, experience a 5.3 magnitude earthquake or fly a F-18 flight simulator at this attraction that also features one of the best dinner shows in Orlando. The Outta Control Magic Comedy Hour Dinner show is a one-man dinner show with unlimited pizza, salad and beer included with your dinner ticket price. This award-winning show runs twice a night at 6:00 pm and 8:00pm and is a great way to end your day at WonderWorks.

If you must see The Mouse during your rainy day adventure, stop by Disney Quest over at Downtown Disney. This indoor interactive theme park features 5 floors packed with cutting edge video games and even bumper cars. The Disney-themed games are sure to be a hit with your group thanks to games like CyberSpace Mountain, where you can design your own roller-coaster, and Animation Academy, where an instructor teaches you how to draw your favorite Disney character. This state-of-the-art arcade has over 250 games and ride simulations that will make you forget about any bad weather outside. You’ll be having fun within Walt Disney World without having to get soaked in long lines!

For those interested in the arts, Cirque Du Soleil’s only permanent show on the East Coast of the United States is located right here in Orlando. La Nouba, right near Disney Quest in Downtown Disney, is a spectacular event that cannot be missed. The title of this show, which originates from a French term that means to “live it up," clues you in to what your Cirque Du Soleil experience will be like. Your senses will be bombarded by beautiful sights and sounds of live singing, original music compositions and acrobatic performances unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The News & Press Journal called it “the hottest thing under the Orlando soleil”. Why not stop by and see why for yourself?

Whatever your preference for fun, don’t let the weather put a damper on your plans. There are plenty of indoor attractions for you to enjoy!


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