206 Things To Do in Orlando

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  1. kilee

    kilee <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/sponsors/s

    Jan 20, 2003
    I came across this list and found it to be interesting. Maybe some idea's for those of us that visit often. How many have you already done????

    206 Things To Do in Orlando in 2006

    1. Improve your golf game.
    2. Have a drink at the tiki bar in Tchoup Chop, Emeril Lagasse’s newest restaurant.
    3. Paddle a swan boat on Lake Eola.
    4. Smell the roses at Harry P. Leu Gardens.
    5. Cast a line for bass fishing with a guide.
    6. Marvel at Tiffany glass at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.
    7. Find Chief Osceola in the mural at Celebration Hotel.
    8. Touch a stingray at SeaWorld Orlando.
    9. Experience the thrill of a Dixie Stampede.
    10. Count the manatees at Blue Springs State Park.
    11. Race your friends on go-karts at Fun Spot Action Park.
    12. Airboat through the natural grasslands.
    13. Drive a stock car at 125 mph at Richard Petty Driving Experience.
    14. Tour the world in under a mile at Epcot.
    15. Go whale watching at Port Canaveral.
    16. Dine at the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe.
    17. View the stars from the largest refractor telescope in Florida at the Orlando Science Center.
    18. Get a taste of Hawaiian fusion at Roy’s Restaurant.
    19. Float over the area in a hot-air balloon.
    20. Treat yourself to "a little something" at Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Jimmy Choo or Coach at The Mall at Millenia.
    21. Feel the G-forces on a roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
    22. Swim with the dolphins at Discovery Cove.
    23. Play golf on the same courses as Tiger Woods.
    24. Design and ride your own roller coaster at WonderWorks and DisneyQuest.
    25. Build your own teddy bear at The Florida Mall.
    26. Learn to be a thespian at the UCF-Shakespeare Festival.
    27. See the weird and wild at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium.
    28. Play glow-in-the-dark mini golf at Putting Edge at Festival Bay Mall.
    29. Learn to water-ski at Orlando Watersports Complex or Lake Buena Vista Water Sports.
    30. Go antiquing on Orange Avenue and in Mount Dora.
    31. Body surf at Wet ‘n Wild Orlando and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.
    32. Hold a gator or snake at Gatorland.
    33. See the Bible come to life at WordSpring Discovery Center.
    34. Uncover bargains at flea markets.
    35. Gamble in international waters on Sterling Casino and SunCruz Casino cruise lines.
    36. Jam at Bob Marley’s open-air house.
    37. Capture the grace of dance at an Orlando Ballet production.
    38. Dodge waterspouts in shooting fountains.
    39. Take an art class at Crealdé School of Art or Maitland Art Center.
    40. Pedal an underwater treadmill at Celebration Health.
    41. Recapture the history of the Seminole Indian War at Fort Christmas.
    42. Play in snow during Christmastime at Celebration.
    43. Be rescued by Arnold Schwarzeneger at Terminator 2: 3D.
    44. Visit Key West, St. Augustine, and the Everglades under one roof at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.
    45. Watch golf greats at a national PGA event.
    46. Pedal down the Atlantic boardwalk at Disney’s Boardwalk.
    47. Pick an orange from a tree.
    48. Fly a jet fighter at Stallion 51.
    49. Battle comic villains with Spider-Man at Universal Orlando Resort.
    50. Sip a specialty martini at Blue Martini.
    51. Taste local wines at Lakeridge Winery.
    52. Test new toys at Disney's Once Upon a Toy.
    53. Fly in a World War II plane at Flying Tigers Warbird Museum.
    54. Cause a margarita volcano to erupt at Universal CityWalk.
    55. Be a clown during Cirque du Soleil.
    56. Dine with characters at your favorite theme park.
    57. Swim in 72-degree water year-round at Wekiwa Springs.
    58. Eat fries at the McDonalds with the world’s largest PlayPlace.
    59. Learn country line dancing at Cowboys Orlando.
    60. Visit the oldest African-American municipality – Eatonville.
    61. Catch spring baseball training.
    62. Savor Italian ice cream at the Portofino Bay Hotel.
    63. Shake hands with the most famous mouse in the world - Mickey!
    64. Survive a psychological thrill ride on The Mummy at Universal Studios.
    65. Pose for a photo with a four-story Big Wheel bike.
    66. Learn to Salsa and Meringue at Latin Quarter.
    67. Shop for surf gear 24 hours a day at Ron Jon's Surf Shop.
    68. Record your own music video at Downtown Disney Pleasure Island.
    69. Enjoy a carillon concert at Historic Bok Sanctuary.
    70. Find your birthday on the tile floor at The Mall at Millenia.
    71. Tour International Drive on an I-Ride Trolley.
    72. Meet the stars of “All My Children” and “General Hospital” at ABC’s Super Soap Weekend at Disney-MGM Studios.
    73. See the movies come to life at Universal Studios.
    74. Train like an astronaut at the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
    75. Buy top goods at great prices at the area’s outlet centers.
    76. Savor the real key lime pie – it’s yellow!
    77. Dine outside year-round.
    78. Learn to sky dive indoors at SkyVenture Orlando.
    79. Trade pins at Epcot.
    80. Select a stogie from the 1.5 million cigars at Corona Cigar Company.
    81. Watch the Disney fireworks from California Grill.
    82. Touch an iceberg at Titanic ~ The Exhibition.
    83. Test your BMX skills at Vans SkatePark.
    84. View American folk art at House of Blues.
    85. Learn to hula dance at a luau.
    86. Shoot hoops at NBA City.
    87. Milk a cow at Green Meadows Petting Farm.
    88. Feel the force of an earthquake at WonderWorks.
    89. Come face-to-face with Jaws.
    90. Enjoy a meal prepared by a celebrity chef.
    91. Ride the famous glass-bottom boats at Silver Springs.
    92. Build an animal, car or anything else at LEGO Imagination Center.
    93. Find animals in the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
    94. Feel the "conga beat" at Gloria Estefan’s restaurant, Bongos Cuban Café.
    95. Parasail above Central Florida’s chain of lakes.
    96. Celebrate New Year’s Eve every night at Downtown Disney Pleasure Island.
    97. Marvel at mansions as you boat through lakes and canals in Winter Park.
    98. Grill your own pancakes in an old sugar mill at Deleon Springs.
    99. Relax at one of 11 destination spas.
    100. "Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits" at the gospel brunch at House of Blues.
    101. Stand on the highest point in Florida – Iron Mountain at Historic Bok Sanctuary.
    102. Get married with Mickey as your best man or Minnie as your maid of honor.
    103. Drop 13 stories on Tower of Terror at Disney-MGM Studios.
    104. Perform as a duck master during the Duck March at The Peabody Orlando.
    105. Putt-putt through wild animals and pirates.
    106. Cheer on a cowboy at Silver Spurs Rodeo.
    107. Be surrounded in your own in-hotel room theatre.
    108. Be a marine life trainer for a day at SeaWorld Orlando.
    109. Eat space food at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
    110. Wrap up in seaweed at one of the area spas.
    111. Be serenaded by a singing waiter at Bergamo's Italian Restaurant.
    112. Get shrunk at Disney-MGM Studios.
    113. Take in a moo-ving play at the Mad Cow Theatre.
    114. Rev your engines at a NASCAR race at night.
    115. Become a part of the skyline at Manuel’s on the 28th.
    116. Taste gator bites and gator ribs at Gatorland.
    117. Purchase discount tickets at Orlando’s Official Visitor Center.
    118. Shop at one of nine regional shopping malls.
    119. Buy fresh produce at farmer’s markets.
    120. Discover the lost city of Atlantis at SeaWorld Orlando.
    121. Go hog wild and rent a Harley-Davidson.
    122. Dine at a restaurant owned by 13 famous race car legends.
    123. Watch Walter Farley's Black Stallion at Arabian Nights.
    124. Get chased by a chain saw gang during Halloween Horror Nights.
    125. Discover a bird’s eye view from a helicopter.
    126. Solve a mystery at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows.
    127. Sit in the hot seat at “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire – Play It!” at Disney-MGM Studios
    128. Plummet 125 feet on a water slide.
    129. Team up to protect your home base during laser tag.
    130. Share the spotlight at SAK Comedy Lab.
    131. Scream at Skull Kingdom.
    132. Dine in Cinderella’s castle at Disney;s Magic Kingdom.
    133. Play with your food at The Melting Pot.
    134. Walk down New York Avenue at Universal Studios.
    135. Launch into space on Mission: SPACE at Disney's Epcot.
    136. Sharpen your golf skills at one of 18 golf academies.
    137. Improve your game with tennis lessons.
    138. Enjoy fireworks every night.
    139. See otters and manatees on a kayaking adventure.
    140. Be part of the pit crew at Daytona USA.
    141. Bask in the sun.
    142. Enjoy the opera or the philharmonic.
    143. See the newest independent films at the Enzian Theater, home of the Florida Film Festival.
    144. View jewelry created by local artists at The Grand Bohemian Gallery.
    145. Buy your last-minute gifts at one of the airport’s many shops.
    146. Dance on a spinning dance floor at Mannequins.
    147. Drink a pint and eat fish and chips at Cricketers Arms Pub and Eatery.
    148. Observe downtown Orlando at night from its rooftop bars – Latitudes & Sky60.
    149. Become a Shamu splash victim.
    150. Feed and bark back at sea lions.
    151. Become a crash-test dummy at Test Track at Epcot.
    152. Watch top recording artists perform at House of Blues or Hard Rock Live.
    153. Play Frisbee golf at Barnett Park.
    154. Go rollerblading at West Orange Trail.
    155. Ride the largest, fastest, tallest roller coaster in Orlando at SeaWorld Orlando.
    156. Come face-to-face with wild animals at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
    157. Come this close to a predator of the deep at Sharks Underwater Grill at SeaWorld.
    158. Eat sweet corn at the Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival.
    159. Hang out with Shrek at Universal Studios.
    160. See International Drive upside down from a window at WonderWorks.
    161. Dine with an astronaut at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
    162. Relax on a white sand beach.
    163. Learn how to draw a cartoon at Disney’s animation studios.
    164. Become a particle of food at the Orlando Science Center.
    165. Swim in a guitar-shaped swimming pool at the Hard Rock Hotel.
    166. Gaze out on an African savannah at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
    167. Listen to rock ‘n’ roll music under water at the Hard Rock HotelÒ at Universal OrlandoÒ Resort.
    168. Fly through the air on the sky coaster at Old Town Shopping, Dining & Entertainment Attraction.
    169. Cheer on your knight at Medieval Times.
    170. Pose for the cover of your favorite magazine.
    171. Spot bald eagles and blue herons on Orlando’s lakes.
    172. Hear the tales of great African-American musicians at the Wells’ Built Hotel.
    173. Bring home a can of moon soup from Chalet Suzanne.
    174. Experience Central Florida’s natural beauty on horseback.
    175. Sleep in a castle.
    176. View the workings of a movie studio’s costume department.
    177. Bask in the moonlight during a pedicab ride on International Drive.
    178. Place your bet at a Jai-Alai game.
    179. Celebrate your heritage, whether Irish, Native American or Polish at local festivals.
    180. Learn more about the history of Orlando and the definition of a “cracker” at the Orange County Regional History Center.
    181. Go on an African safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
    182. Careen through the streets of Hollywood on Rock ‘n Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith at Disney-MGM Studios.
    183. Eat lunch or dinner at a drive-in theatre at Disney-MGM Studios.
    184. Enjoy a luxurious, citrus-themed spa treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Grande Lakes.
    185. Laugh at the nation’s best improvisational comics at SAK Comedy Lab.
    186. Set sail for a lunch or dinner cruise down the St. Johns River on the Rivership Romance.
    187. "Ooh and aah" during the famous water ski show at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park.
    188. Sing along with the crowd at a dueling piano bar at Howl at the Moon Orlando.
    189. Eat a peanut butter hamburger at Jungle Jim’s.
    190. Marvel at the mansions in Winter Park.
    191. Buy art off the walls at Café Tu Tu Tango.
    192. Ride in a glass bottom boat at Silver Springs.
    193. Share the “kitchen sink” at Disney’s Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.
    194. Defend the world against aliens at MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack at Universal Studios.
    195. Dine in a private "snug" at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant.
    196. Watch sea turtles hatch on the coast.
    197. Eat fresh, local strawberries in the middle of winter.
    198. Walk under a monster truck at Race Rock.
    199. Have a psychic reading at the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.
    200. See the caricature faces of famous Orlando residents at The Palm Orlando and Jack's Place.
    201. Eat breakfast with SpongeBob SquarePants at Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn.
    202. Picnic on the shores of Lake Eola.
    203. Accelerate to 120mph in under two seconds at G Force Drag Racing.
    204. Get your face painted at one of many area festivals.
    205. Hang glide above California's redwood forests at Epcot's Soarin'.

    206. Make memories of a lifetime . . .
  2. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt

    Oct 26, 2000
    someone was asking what else to do besides WDW...

    so I am moving this thread up.
  3. kilee

    kilee <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/sponsors/s

    Jan 20, 2003
    :) Well here is a pretty big list of things to do besides the parks!!!
  4. FoodLover

    FoodLover Founder of MouseSavers.com

    Dec 19, 2000
    Great list -- I enjoyed looking it over.

    It would be wise to give credit to the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. since this is published on their orlandoinfo.com web site and there is a copyright notice.



    LISAMWDW DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2002
    I like #206.

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