Planning on staying in Orlando after your next trip to Disney World? Eat and Play Card Orlando has some ideas for how you can explore the area when you’re not at the parks.
There’s plenty to do in the sunshine state when you’re not riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train for the zillionth time. Especially if you’re already on your way to check out the new Orlando Disney Store in the International Drive (I-Drive) area.
From shops to restaurants to family-friendly attractions, sometimes it’s worth stepping outside the Disney bubble. Here are some suggestions …
What To Do In Orlando
☠️ Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
If your kids caught a serious case of pirate fever after a ride on Pirates of the Caribbean, here’s one stop you have to make before heading home from your Florida vacation. Mini golf is one of those quintessential Florida family vacation activities.
Except Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf takes the pirates-theming to swashbuckling heights. Putt your way around waterfalls, caves, and tricky terrain. Just don’t get too distracted by the enchanting surroundings. That’ll be bad for your score.
🐊 Wild Florida Airboats
Ready to get wild? If you love the Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom, then the day and night airboat tours offered by Wild Florida might be right up your alley. You can even get up close with real live exotic animals!
Take an airboat tour, visit the Gator Park, feed animals in the petting zoo, or go on a drive-thru safari. If you’ve got a hankerin’ for swamp-themed cuisine, stop by Chomp House Grill. There’s traditional BBQ fare on the menu and some offerings for the more adventurous carnivores in your group. (Fried gator, anyone?)
🍔 World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s (aka Epic McD)
Look. Sometimes you’ve got a craving for a Big Mac and nothing (we mean NOTHING) else will do. When you need a quick, reliable meal while on your way back from local sightseeing or the beach … it’s gotta be McD’s. And you can’t miss the Disney connection. Remember those Toy Story Happy Meal toys?
FUN FACT: Florida was home to some of the weirdest and wackiest-themed McDonald’s in the United States. One location looked like a European cathedral from the outside and another was motorcycle-themed.
🛍️ Orlando Premium Outlets
Picture it. You shopped ’till you dropped at Disney Springs … but you’re pretty sure you can fit one more thing into your suitcase before you head to the airport. Enter Orlando Premium Outlets. With two convenient locations (International Drive and Vineland Avenue), you’ll be sure to find that one last thing that’ll make your vacation shopping worthwhile. Plus, who doesn’t love the thrill of getting a good deal?
Thanks To Our Friends At Eat and Play Card Orlando
So whether you’re staying off Disney property, using your Orlando timeshare, or making a day at Disney World just one part of your Florida vacation, you’ve got options for having even more fun in the sun.
These Orlando activity suggestions come from our friends at Eat and Play Card Orlando. The digital Eat and Play Card gives locals and visitors discounts at attractions and dining spots in the city (including the ones mentioned in this blog). Which, when you think about it, is super helpful considering how much those park tickets cost now.
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