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The Best Indoor Activities in Orlando Florida 2024

We love visiting Florida and on each visit we try and do something we haven’t done before, a new activity or a different day trip. Orlando Florida has so many fantastic activities on offer, with new ones popping up all the time, meaning there really is something for everyone.

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But there are times when we look for indoor activities to do. On those rainy Florida days, when there’s a thunderstorm passing over or when we just need a break from the heat and venture indoors to make the most of the air con!

Even during the rain, we often plough on with our days of fun across the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and the rest of the Orlando theme parks. But even we need some indoor activities at times. 

Here are all the fun indoor activities I’ve been able to find around Orlando and across the Central Florida area. 

ICON Park

8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

ICON Park is a fantastic destination, situated on International Drive so it’s easily accessible wherever you’re staying in Orlando. It’s not an indoor location but it’s home to many indoor activities – and has plenty of covered parking too. Here are some of the activities on offer at ICON Park:

  • The Wheel – An incredible 400ft tall observation wheel that gives incredible views of Orlando.
  • Madame Tussauds Orlando – Meet dozens of famous faces recreated in wax with so many photo opportunities throughout.
  • SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium – Plunge deep into the oceans, explore a 360 degree ocean tunnel, meet a friendly rescue sea turtle and touch exotic sea life.
  • Museum of Illusions – Home to jaw-dropping, walkthrough exhibits that invite you to step outside the laws of nature. An explosion of optical magic.
  • Max Action Arena – A vast family entertainment centre with virtual reality, axe throwing, escape rooms and more.

We’ve written more about the ICON Park attractions here:

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WonderWorks

9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 28,000 square feet of educational entertainment. It’s home to more than a hundred hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. 

Read about our trip to WonderWorks Orlando here

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando

8201 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

At Ripley’s you can marvel at hundreds of rare and unusual artifacts and get hands-on with unbelievable interactive exhibits. There’s a genuine shrunken head, many extraordinary people, and dozens of animal oddities too.

Read about our trip to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not here

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Main Event Orlando

9101 International Dr Suite 1032, Orlando, FL 32819

The Main Event entertainment centre is a haven for families to share a variety of activities all under one very big roof! It’s an entertainment centre that focuses on helping families to make memories and have quality time together. Some of the activities on offer are laser tag, gravity ropes, arcade games, billiards, bowling and more.


The Crayola Experience

The Florida Mall, 8001 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809

The Crayola Experience Orlando invites visitors ro discover the magic of color. It’s home to dozens of hands-on, creative activities that help kids and adults alike explore art and technology, express their creativity and experience color in a whole new way. 


Orlando Wall Crawl

1016 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805

Like taking photos? Visit Wall Crawl. Home to over twenty different backdrops that change seasonally, it’s the perfect place to strike a pose and pass a rainy day – whilst creating a whole bank of Instagram content!

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Dezerland Park

5250 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Dezerland Park Orlando is one of Florida’s largest indoor attractions with over 800,000 square feet of entertainment. It’s really easy to spend a full day at Dezerland and some of the attractions on offer are:

  • Axecelsior Axe Throwing
  • Karting Orlando
  • Orlando Auto Museum
  • Bowling Orlando
  • Jump Start Trampoline Park
  • The Pinball Palace and Arcade Orlando

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

9299 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Another fantastic indoor entertainment venue, Andretti is somewhere you can spend all day doing multiple activities and making memories the whole family will cherish forever. Here are some of the activities on offer:

  • Electric Karting 
  • Arcade 
  • Sky Trail 
  • 7D Dark Ride
  • Racing Simulators
  • Laser Tag 
  • Bowling 
  • Hologate 

Rage Room Orlando

4065 L B McLeod Rd STE G, Orlando, FL 32811

For something different, Rage Room gives you the opportunity to let go of all the stresses of everyday life, by smashing things up in a safe environment. Grab a giant mallet and get smashing!


Trampolining in Orlando

Trampolining is a great rainy day activity. Here’s where you can enjoy trampolining in Orlando Florida:

  • Dezerland Park – 5250 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park – 8010 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32818
  • Rebounderz Orlando – 474 S Hunt Club Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703
  • Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park – 293 E Altamonte Dr #1231, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Arcades in Orlando

Arcades are another fantastic way of passing time indoors. They usually have other activities on offer and great air conditioning too! Here are some arcade options around the Orlando area:

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Go Karting in Orlando

Go karting is such a fun, fast paced and adrenalin filled activity and it’s often indoors too! Here’s where you can go go karting in Orlando:


Bowling in Orlando

Bowling is great fun, especially if there’s a few of you looking to spend some time indoors! Pass an hour or two, grab some drinks and enjoy the classic fun of spending time in a bowling alley. Here’s where you can go bowling in Orlando:

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Axe Throwing in Orlando

Axe throwing has grown massively in popularity over recent years and it’s a really great idea of something different to do indoors on a rainy day or just for a bit of variety. Here’s where you can go bowling in Orlando:

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Paintball in Orlando

You may think that paintball is just an outdoor pursuit, but Orlando Paintball offer both indoor and outdoor paintball sessions, making it a fantastic indoor activity for a rainy day or time out of the sun. 


Laser Tag in Orlando

Laser tag is another indoor and outdoor option but one that is so competitive, great fun and fantastic if you can get a group of people together to battle it out. Here are the indoor laser tage venues in Orlando:

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Escape Rooms in Orlando

Escape rooms are such great fun. Spending an hour or so quick thinking with your friends and family, trying to escape from all different sorts of situations. Here are some of the escape room venues around Orlando:

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Climbing Centres in Orlando

Climbing is another great indoor activity and we love climbing and bouldering as a family. It’s lovely to be about to cheer each other on, tell each other where to move to next and just work together as a team. Here are the indoor climbing venues and places with indoor ropes courses around Orlando:

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Skating in Orlando

Whether it’s rollerskating or ice skating, you cannot beat skating with friends and family as a chance to make memories and laugh until your sides hurt. Here are the indoor skating venues around Orlando:

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Indoor Golf in Orlando

Mini golf and virtual golf are great indoor activities. Here are all the all weather options around Orlando:

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Soft Play and Indoor Play Centres in Orlando

If you have young children then you’ll be familiar with soft play centres. Hours of fun from birth upwards, they are a sensory wonderland just waiting to be explored. Here are the indoor play centre options all around Orlando:

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iFly Orlando Indoor Skydiving

8969 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Indoor skydiving is something completely different that would be great to do on a rainy day – or any other day in Orlando! iFly Orlando Indoor Skydiving is the perfect place to skydive indoors by yourself or with friends and family.


Creative Activities in Orlando

It’s always fun to do something creative and a painting class or pottery painting could be just the thing. Here are a couple of options in the Orlando area:

Painting with a Twist – 6700 Conroy Windermere Rd Suite 125, Orlando, FL 32835

Create memories in an art class by yourself or with friends and family.

All Fired Up – 229 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Paint pottery and make memories that you’ll be able to cherish forever. 


Foodie Activities in Orlando

There are so many great indoor foodie activities in Orlando, perfect if you like a drink, love chocolate or just want to experience the world’s largest McDonald’s! Here are some of the options on offer:

Chocolate Kingdom — Interactive Factory Adventure Tour – 9901 Hawaiian Ct, Orlando, FL 32819

Chocolate Kingdom is an interactive journey that uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the chocolate bar. A Personal Chocolate Tour Guide joins forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, a Mystical River of Chocolate and a Bean-to-the-Bar Factory utilizing old world machinery.

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Quantum Leap Winery – 1312 Wilfred Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

Experience the Quantum Leap Winery Tasting Experience! Whether you are a novice or expert, visit the tasting room for wine and cider by the glass along with tasting flights. Tasting flights change regularly and there are also charcuterie boards and chocolate options.

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Beer Spa – 11787 International Dr Ste 106, Orlando, FL 32821

Perfect for a real beer fan – immerse yourself in beer at the original Beer Spa!

Orlando Cat Cafe – 532 Cagan Park Ave Suite 201-203, Clermont, FL 34714

Relax with that steaming cup of coffee or tea while watching the playful antics of adorable, adoptable cats and kittens. The first cat cafe in Central Florida is a cozy coffeehouse with comfortable furniture, premium coffee, tea, and pastries with 12 to 15 cats roaming freely whilst you relax and unwind.

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M&M’s World Orlando – 1494 Buena Vista Dr Suite B, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

M&M’S at Disney Springs is a state-of-the-art immersive shopping experience. 10,000 square feet of colorful fun, the store fully immerses guests in an interactive M&M’S brand experience and offers exclusive Disney and M&M’S merchandise including apparel, mugs and more.

ICEBAR Orlando – 8967 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

ICEBAR Orlando is the most popular year-round ice bar in the world! In addition to spectacular ice sculptures, everything from the seating to your shot glass is made of hand-carved ice. After chilling at the ICEBAR, warm up in the Fire Lounge with fresh signature cocktails, a mouth-watering menu, nightly specials, live DJs, and VIP bottle service. 

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World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s – 6875 Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

The World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s, also known as Epic McD, is 19,000 square feet of McDonalds awesomeness, making it the largest McDonald’s in the world by square footage. It has menus with options that are exclusive to the restaurant and cannot be found elsewhere like pizza, pasta and so many customisable options.


Dinner Shows in Orlando

Dinner shows are huge in Florida and there are quite a few choices in Orlando – from pirates and knights to gangsters! Here are some of the dinner shows in Orlando:

You can read more about Orlando dinner shows here

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Museums, Art and Culture in Orlando

There are so many museums, galleries and other educational attractions in Orlando that are great for spending a few hours or a whole day in doors. Here are some suggestions:

Orlando Science Center – 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803

Orlando Science Center is Central Florida’s award-winning, hands-on science museum. For more than 60 years, the exhibits and programming have brought science to life for not just residents of Central Florida, but also visitors from around the world.

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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition – 7324 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Step back in time to April 1912 and see more than 300 artifacts, costumed actors, and full-scale room recreations. It’s like stepping back in time and experiencing Titanix for yourself. 

Read about our visit to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition here

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Orlando Museum of Art – 2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Founded in 1924, the Orlando Museum of Art is Orlando’s flagship museum and a leading provider of visual art education and experiences to the central Florida community and visitors from around the globe.

Central Florida Railroad Museum – 101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

The Central Florida Railroad Museum shares the history of railroading in Central Florida through photos, exhibits, maps, signage, charts, historic railroad artifacts and more.

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Rollins Museum of Art – 1000 Holt Ave Box 2765, Winter Park, FL 32789

The Rollins Museum of Art features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Presidents Hall of Fame

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art – 445 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including the artist and designer’s jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows; his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and art and architectural objects from his Long Island country estate, Laurelton Hall. 

Hannibal Square Heritage Center – 642 W New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

The Hannibal Square Heritage Center was established in 2007 as a tribute to the past, present, and future contributions of Winter Park’s historic African-American community.

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida – 851 N Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

The Holocaust Museum is free to enter and strives to use the history and lessons of the Holocaust to build a just and caring community free of antisemitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry.

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Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture – 511 W South St, Orlando, FL 32805

The Wells’Built Hotel has been converted into a museum housing memorabilia of Orlando’s African-American community and displays on the Civil Rights movement along with some African art and artifacts.  

The Mennello Museum of American Art – 900 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803

The Mennello Museum of American Art enriches the public through exhibitions, education, programs, and publications that celebrate the diversity of American Art.

Stetson Mansion – 1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720

The Stetson Mansion is s Florida’s first luxury home and the grandest home ever built in Florida during the 19th century. It was built in 1886 by famed hat maker and philanthropist John B. Stetson as his winter retreat ans was the only richly detailed Gilded Age estate built in Florida. It has been restored and updated in a timeless fashion and is now open to tour at certian times of the year.

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Orange County Regional History Center – 65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

The Orange County Regional History Center is housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando and offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. 

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American Police Hall of Fame – 6350 Horizon Dr, Titusville, FL 32780

The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum was founded in 1960 and is the nation’s first national law enforcement museum and memorial dedicated to officers killed in the line of duty.

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Orlando Fire Museum – 814 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL 32803

Learn about the Orlando Fire Department’s History on a tour at the Orlando Fire Museum.


Shopping in Orlando

Shopping is a great indoor activity and Orlando has so many shopping centres and malls for a full day out or few hours of shopping – along with lunch or dinner too. Here are some of the options around Orlando – and some are open air but with plenty of shops for the indoor experience!

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See a show or concert in Orlando

Shows are a great way to spend time in Orlando and I love nothing more than the air con that theaters and cinemas provide. Here are some of the options for show and concert venues in Orlando:

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Kennedy Space Center

Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953

Not completely indoors and a little way from orlando, but a great day out if you’re in Florida and indoors enough that you won’t mind visiting on a rainy day, The Kennedy Space Center just had to be on this list. From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space. Fuel your quest for inspiration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

You can read about our day at Kennedy Space Centre here

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So there you have all our ideas of things to do indoors in Orlando and the surrounding areas. If you’re looking for more Florida inspiration, these posts might help:

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