Believe it or not, there’s more to Orlando than Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Here are a few fun alternatives if you’re looking to venture beyond the theme parks and save a few bucks at the same time!
One of America’s top hands-on science centers, Orlando Science Center is home to hundreds of exhibits including interactive learning programs, labs, giant screen films and planetarium shows. KidsTown where children under 48” tall can explore their world in a town designed just for them, DinoDigs where guests become part of a paleontological excavation site, and Our Planet, Our Universe where guests will learn about the mysteries of space are just a few of the headlining exhibits.
Orlando Science Center is located about 10 miles from International Drive on 777 East Princeton Street. General admission is *$17 for adults and *$12 for children (ages 3-11). *Check Orlando Science Center for most updated admission prices.
Orlando Museum of Art is home to numerous collections featuring masterpieces by American artists such as John James Audobon, Ansel Adams, John Singer Sargent, Andy Warhol and William H. Bailey. Orlando Museum of Art is just a short drive on I-4 from the major theme parks and attractions. Admission is *$8 for adults and *$5 for children (ages 4-17). *Check Orlando Museum of Art for most updated admission prices.
Known internationally as the “Alligator Capital of the World,” Gatorland is a fun, affordable, low-tech alternative to the major theme parks. Some of the exciting attractions include: The Gator Jumparoo Show where guests will see some of the world’s largest alligators jump four to five feet out of the water to retrieve food and Gator Wrestlin’ where guests can watch gator handlers catch a 6 to 8 foot alligator and point out survival features to the audience. There are also up-close encounters and petting opportunities. Gatorland is located 15-20 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort. Discount tickets are available from Undercover Tourist.
There are several great dinner shows in Orlando that combine live entertainment and dining at one reasonable price.
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