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Tired of Rollercoasters? 5 Awesome Orlando Attractions (That Aren't Theme Parks!)

Posted by Sharon Harley on Aug 12, 2019 11:18:00 AM

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Theme parks are great places to spend the day with your family or friends. The electric atmosphere is always filled with excitement, the smell of great food, and the happy screams of riders. Visiting theme parks several days in a row, however, can get a bit tiresome. Sometimes it's nice to slow things down a bit. Orlando is full of fascinating places--places where you won't find even one rollercoaster! Enjoy a change of scenery at some of these amazing venues in Orlando:

Related Blog: Beyond the Themeparks: Orlando's Top Hidden Gems


1. Sea Life

Get ready for an exciting adventure under the sea. Vivid colors, incredible creatures, and breathtaking shows make the Sea Life aquarium a fantastic destination for the entire family.


360° Tunnel

Become completely immersed in an ocean wonderland when you stroll through the amazing 360° tunnel. You'll have a close-up view of huge sharks, adorable sea turtles, and slippery eels in this exceptional exhibit.


Dive Shows, Talks, and Feed Times

Watch the unique bond between divers and sea creatures in an interactive dive show. Learn fun facts about the aquarium and undersea life at one of the aquarium's many informational talks. Stop by the information desk when you arrive to find out when you can catch your favorite animal's feeding time!


Jellyfish Wall

The aquarium's delightful jellyfish wall makes the perfect photo op! Commemorate your family's trip to Sea Life with a beautiful picture taken in front of this vibrant jellyfish habitat.

Sea Life is open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


2. Medieval Times

Dashing knights, daring sword fights, and graceful horses create a magical atmosphere that's fun for all ages.


Shows and Celebrations

Guests will enjoy a thrilling show inside the soaring stone walls of this majestic medieval castle. Watch jousting tournaments, epic battles, and the incredible "flight of the royal falcon".


Delectable Dinner

Dine with the queen and her royal court during your visit to Medieval Times. Savory roast chicken, creamy tomato bisque soup, herb potatoes, and crunchy garlic bread are just a few of the tasty treats you'll dine on.

Medieval Times offers a variety of showtimes and ticket options to best fit your needs.


3. SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology

Make your trip to Orlando extra special with a visit to America's only skeleton museum!


Incredible Exhibits

Browse more than 40 exhibits featuring a variety of animal skeletons from tiny mice to killer whales. The museum is home to over 500 amazing skeletons!


Special Events

Visitors can take part in special events throughout the year. Bring everyone to enjoy a family fun day or plan a date night at the adults-only "Skeletons After Dark" events.


SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology is located inside Orlando's ICON Park, where you'll find plenty of other great activities as well!


4. Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

Every vacation needs a bit of friendly competition. This captivating golf course is an excellent place to bring the whole family for a little old-fashioned fun.


Pick 'Yer Course, Matey!

Captain's Course: A beginner course that's perfect for younger guests, featuring beautiful waterfalls and daring pirate ships.

Blackbeard's Challenge: A more difficult course with plenty of water hazards, tricky obstacles, and fantastic scenery.

36-Hole Adventure: Why choose just one, when you can enjoy both award-winning courses?

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf is open every day from 9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


5. Orlando Science Center

It may sound like a line, but it's true--learning really can be fun! The Orlando Science Center is packed with interesting exhibits, from plants to dinosaurs to kinetic energy.


Exhibit Halls

Explore eight different exhibit halls, each with its own unique theme. Journey across the ecosystems of Florida and learn about awesome live animals. Test your own innovative ideas and creations in a fantastic makerspace. Discover unbelievable works of art created from a fusion of traditional artistic techniques and the use of STEM ideas and approaches. These are just a few of the astounding adventures waiting in the exhibit halls.


Exhibit Experiences

Interactive experiences will make your trip unforgettable. Learn to fly in a simulator station at the "Flight Lab", become a mad scientist in "Dr. Dare's Lab", or explore the brightest stars in the galaxy at the observatory.


Operating times vary, so check the Orlando Science Center website for daily hours, special events, and ticket prices.




You don't have to spend your entire vacation in a theme park to have a great time. Orlando is home to a wide variety of attractions to visit and explore. The friendly staff here at Jeeves Florida Rentals would be happy to point you in the right direction, so you can make the most of your time in Orlando!


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