While the Florida theme parks have plenty of thrilling attractions and epic roller coasters, there are lots of amazing experiences to try outside of the theme parks too. If you want to do something a bit different, there are lots of options, but here are a few of our favourites…
1. Embark on a ‘Mucky’ Off-Road Adventure
Mucky Ducks off-road adventure lets you get in the driving seat and take control of the wheel, as you tackle a tough (and very muddy!) course. Up to four people can be seated in the amphibious vehicles, which means this is a great experience for families or a group of friends to enjoy together.
Once you’ve climbed aboard, you’ll be free to go “off-road” and navigate your way around 240-acres of Florida’s countryside. You’ll drive through woodlands, sand trails, lakes and swamps, and will be completely covered in mud by the time you’re done! This exciting adventure is totally unique and loads of fun, so if you’re looking for something a bit different, we’d highly recommend it.
2. Zipline Over a Pool of Alligators
Put your bravery to the test on the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland. This thrilling journey will send you soaring above some rather frightening creatures. You’ll travel along 1,200-feet of zip line, flying above crocodiles and zooming over the Alligator Breeding Marsh which is filled with 130 giant alligators!
The zip lines are more than seven storeys tall, offering impressive views of the park from high above the treetops. Although, we’re sure you’ll be more focused on what lies beneath!
Your ticket also includes a full day’s admission to Gatorland, so you can explore the park and get closer to some of the other residents, including birds, snakes and wild cats.
3. Try Go Karting
Get ready to put your foot to the pedal on this high-octane go-karting experience. I-Drive NASCAR is an indoor, electric go-karting experience that will get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping. If you’re all about the big thrills, then you really must give this a go.
You’ll face an epic circuit that features 12 turns, 1 chicane, 3 hairpins and a famous ‘Senna S’. Prepare to face top speeds of 45mph and put your skills to the test.
There’s plenty to keep you entertained off the track too. Check out the arcade area (which has over 60 games!), the 4-lane bowling alley and the full-service restaurant that gives you great views of the race track.
4. Speed Across the Everglades on an Air Boat Ride
Looking for an exciting adventure? The Boggy Creek Airboat ride takes you on an exhilarating 30-minute journey across the beautiful Central Florida Everglades. You can expect a bumpy ride as you skim the water, reaching speeds of up to 45mph!
The Florida Everglades are home to all kinds of animals, so be sure to keep a look out for exotic birds and turtles along the way. You might even get the chance to see an alligator or two, so have your camera at the ready!
5. Experience the Weird and Wonderful at WonderWorks
WonderWorks is a unique attraction located in the heart of International Drive that has plenty to keep both children and adults entertained for hours. It’s described as an “amusement park for the mind” with more than 100 different hands on exhibits. You might want to take a picture before you go inside as this quirky building is upside down!
One of our favourite things to do here is to brave the Hurricane Hole. This Hurricane simulation lets you feel the effects of 65mph winds! We also love the Anti-Gravity Chamber, the Bubble Lab, the Glow-In-The-Dark Ropes Course and the exhilarating Laser Tag maze. If you’re feeling daring, you can try out the Bed of Nails. This is exactly what it sounds like- a bed made from 3,500 nails!
Want to try something exciting on your Florida holiday? Click here, to view our full range of Orlando attraction tickets.
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