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Time Out for Fun: 6 Easy Family Road Trips From Orlando

When it comes to family fun in Greater Orlando, do you feel like you’ve been there, done that? Well, maybe you just need to drive a little further. From historical forts and beaches to marine discovery centers and museums, Orlandoans have access to adventure from coast to coast. Ready to start exploring some fantastic spots? Consider these cool day-trip destinations, most of which... Read More

A New Spring in Disney’s Step

In September 2015, something happened to the local attraction formerly known as Downtown Disney: It transformed into Disney Springs, ushering in a new era for the shopping, dining and entertainment destination. While much remains familiar, Disney Springs will more than double the size of its predecessor by the time it’s complete, and the existing additions and improvements are... Read More

Nighttime Family Adventures

Heat up family fun when the sun goes down! Classic nighttime entertainment can always be found at arcades, bowling alleys, community theatres, and miniature golf courses, but we’re shining light on some other attractions & adventures that are best enjoyed after dark! Bioluminescent Boating During the cool months, bioluminescent comb jellyfish (which do not sting) congregate... Read More

American Ghost Adventures

In the middle of Orlando’s attraction area lays a hotel that is home to not only tourists, but “friendly” ghosts as well. Orlando Family Magazine’s staff was invited to participate in an American Ghost Adventures tour in preparation for one of our favorite holidays: Halloween! Our team opted for the Monumental Hotel tour, one of seven choices offered by American Ghost Tours.... Read More

Pirate Paradise: Walk the Florida Planks

Ahoy, mateys! Pirate talk is hard to resist and, in Florida, swashbucklers are a family draw, whether at the theme parks or aboard an authentic pirate ship in the ocean. The Sunshine State is full of tales of pirates plundering for booty, and many sites off our coast boast shipwrecks that only add to the mystery of a time when peg legs and eye patches were commonplace. Central Florida... Read More

Push The Pedal To The Metal And Experience A Nascar Thrill of a Lifetime …For The Entire Family!

For more than a decade, Richard Petty Driving Experience, located just outside the Magic Kingdom, has offered adults the stimulation of roaring around the track at speeds of up to 120 MPH. Kiddos were left to cheer from the grandstands or pit road while their parents pushed fun into high gear. Well there’s no more ‘putting the brakes’ on broods! Richard Petty Driving Experience... Read More

Roughing It…Without The “Rough” Part

You’ve put your closed-toe shoes and long-sleeve shirts away, signaling the end of Florida’s winter. Perhaps you would love to spend some time outdoors with your family, but roughing it isn’t exactly your style… Well, have no fear, because the Central Florida area offers some amazing family-friendly getaways that do not require the purchase of a snakebite kit, hiking boots,... Read More

Unleash Your Imagination at WonderWorks!

A wondrous place where mind meets adventure Looking for a fun place to entertain your entire family during the cooler, winter months?  How does an upside down house with over 100 hands-on exhibits sound? Even your older children will enjoy the many adventures awaiting inside WonderWorks Orlando, starting with the inversion tunnel that will turn them “right side up” to begin... Read More

A Winter Waterland For Family Wonders

Central Floridians can add mermaids to their visions of sugar plum fairies this holiday season, thanks to the annual Winter Waterland Show at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. This unique seasonal performance spreads holiday cheer through underwater choreography synchronized to an eclectic mix of modern and traditional holiday tunes. The environment may be a bit different from the... Read More

Titanic: The Experience

Titanic sets sail again for its 100th Year Voyage!  Step aboard the most famous, exquisite ship in history and experience the voyage of a lifetime. —————————- Titanic: The Experience, located on International Drive in Orlando, is a first class attraction acquired by RMS Titanic, Inc. in 2011 and completely redesigned in January... Read More

A Legoland Adventure

Brick by brick, your family will be amazed at these architectural wonders. And when they are done LEGO gazing, there are roller coasters, shows, a water adventure park, and lots more. It was 1932 in Denmark when Ole Kirk Christiansen began making wooden toys in his small workshop he named “LEGO.” In his wildest dreams, he probably never imagined that his passion would turn... Read More

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Bringing wildlife and educational fun to Central Florida families since 1923 The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens opened its doors to the public in 1923 with a collection of donated animals from the Sanford Fire Department. Over the years, the Zoo relocated to several locations throughout Sanford, until it finally set down roots at its current location on July 4, 1975. Today,... Read More

A Real Jungle Adventure with Safari Todd

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Professional wild animal wrangler, Safari Todd, is Central Florida’s version of Steve Irwin.   You will find him on any given day interacting with enormous alligators, dangerous cougars, slithering snakes, and creepy arachnids at Jungle Adventures, located a half an hour from downtown Orlando. Watching him handle live exotic animals will leave you simply Awwwestruck! Born and... Read More

ZOOm Air Adventure Park Orlando

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A thrilling aerial adventure at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford to test your balance and have you flying over the tree tops! Think swinging from tree to tree is something only for the daring in the exotic Rainforest?  Well, you can experience a tropical arboreal escapade right here in Central Florida. The ZOOm Air Adventure Park located in Sanford offers... Read More