When it’s raining and pouring, you don’t want your vacation to be boring. That’s where we come in, with a comprehensive list of indoor activities in Orlando for you and your family. Grab your umbrella and head out to these entertaining options to stay in (and dry).
Brighten a gray day with a trip to the Crayola Experience at The Florida Mall in Orlando. The massive two-story venue offers 26 hands-on activities, like learning how crayons are made in a live show, sculpting with Crayola Model Magic, naming and wrapping your own crayon and much more. This is one of those things to do indoors in Orlando that creates a beautiful picture of vacation.
Dine-in Movie Theatres
Take in a matinee and have lunch served right at your seat with these dine-in movie theatres that offer a full menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts – even cocktails for Mom and Dad.
- AMC Dine-In Disney Springs 24
- Cobb Plaza Cinema Café
- Universal Cinemark
- Aloma Cinema Grill
iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving
One of the most adrenaline-pumping things to do in Orlando when it rains is to go skydiving – and you don’t even have to go outside (or jump out of a plane)! This exciting, safe experience allows flyers as young as age 3 to skydive using the venue’s innovative wind-tunnel technology that even adds in a virtual reality helmet that allows you to envision flying in another world.
Turn on the brain power under rain showers with one of the many escape room challenges in Orlando. Your family will actually team up to problem solve together and unlock the door under a time limit and in an adventurous theme of your choice. A few popular escape rooms to check out are below.
- The Escape Game Orlando
- Lockbusters Escape Game
One of the best things to do in Orlando on a rainy day is to hit one of the malls to shop ’til you drop. The Mall at Millenia features high-end stores and exclusive experiences, like M&M’s World, and everything in between.
The Florida Mall, central Florida’s largest shopping center, features more than 250 shopping, dining and entertainment stops.
And discount shopping outlets include:
- Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
- Orlando International Premium Outlets
- Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
Climb aboard this 400-foot-tall observation Ferris wheel in ICON Park for a clear, dry view of Orlando on a rainy day. Each of the capsules are completely enclosed and air conditioned, so it makes for a great break from the heat on a sunny day too!
Gentlemen, start your engines. If you don’t know what to do in Orlando when it rains, get behind the wheel of a go-cart at one of two indoor racing locations: Andretti Indoor Karting & Games and I-Drive NASCAR, where they also have video games, bowling, restaurants and bars indoors.
Kings Dining & Entertainment
Located on I-Drive, this is a gamer’s heaven, featuring 22 bowling lanes, foosball, Ping Pong, billiards and shuffleboard, plus a full restaurant and full bar.
Madame Tussauds Orlando
Come face to face with celebrity A-listers at this wax museum filled with realistic posed stars from film and TV, pro sports, music and history. Plus, there are replicas of DC Entertainment’s superheroes, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman and many more.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
Enter Ripley’s for an Orlando indoor attraction that will have you doing a double-take at the hundreds of bizarre exhibits with artifacts and displays that will wow you in 16 galleries that cover 10,000 square feet. Meander through at your own pace on Ripley’s self-guided tour.
Chocolate lovers will fall for this kingdom on I-Drive that features an interactive chocolate factory adventure tour full of imaginative elements – even a river of chocolate!
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Get up close to the ocean’s magnificent marine life in this aquarium’s 360-degree underwater tunnel that have sharks, sea turtles, rays and more swimming above and all around you. Kids will also enjoy the animal feeds, a children’s play area and special events, making it fun for guests of all ages.
One of the best things to do inside in Orlando is escape the rain and escape reality at one of the town’s state-of-the-art virtual reality attractions, including: The Void at Disney Springs that escapes into “Star Wars” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” V Play, Nomadic, the VR Game Room and 7D Dark Ride Adventure.
One of our favorite Orlando rainy day activities is a day spent at WonderWorks, the upside-down building that houses an indoor amusement park featuring more than 100 interactive exhibits within six themed Wonder Zones, plus a three-story indoor ropes course, laser tag and an XD Theater 4D motion-simulator. And if you still haven’t had enough fun, stick around and take a seat at the top-rated WonderWorks’ Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show.
Where to Stay
And when you’re played out of playing indoors, relax in one of our vacation rentals in Orlando, Florida. Condo-World offers plenty of options in luxury rentals and home rentals for your family, no matter the size of your group. After you’re done exploring Orlando’s magical theme parks or the activities the city has to offer, you’ll love returning to one of our properties to relax and unwind, with private pools, hot tubs and more.