Your Orlando vacation is not complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center. Just 45 minutes from popular Orlando attractions and theme parks is NASA's launch headquarters, the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.
Experience more on your vacation to Orlando with a daytrip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where the sky isn't the limit: it's just the beginning.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s new Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit brings visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before – with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. Guests can “be the astronaut” thanks to sophisticated multimedia presentations and more than 60 interactive experiences and simulators that bring to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program and the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station.
An all-new Angry Birds Space Encounter is also open to Kennedy Space Center visitors! Guests will begin their journey by entering an Angry Birds wormhole, where they will have the opportunity to experience exhibits including:
Create Your Own Angry Bird
Angry Birds Sliding Puzzle
Slingshot Target Game
Danger Zone Mirror Maze
Red Planet Laser Challenge
Ticket Details: Single Admission: Kennedy Space Center admission includes full tour of Kennedy Space Center, IMAX space films, all exhibits and shows, the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame with interactive space-flight simulators. Admission tickets include a second day free for use at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame if used within seven days to allow guests to get the full experience.
Parking fee of $10 for automobiles/motorcycles and $15 for RV's & Trailers.
Starting September 2 - December 25, 2014: the Visitor Complex will close at 6PM. December 26, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015: the Visitor Complex will close at 7PM Astronaut Hall of Fame will close at 5:00 PM )
Known internationally as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland is a 110-acre alligator theme park and wildlife preserve, located just minutes away from Sea World, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and the Orlando International Airport on US 441 near the Orlando - Kissimmee border.
Providing affordable family entertainment since 1949, Gatorland has been a vacation destination for millions of visitors from all over the world with its incredible display of huge alligators and crocodiles, train ride, aviary, breeding marsh and bird sanctuary, petting zoo, nature walk, gift shop, and one-of-a-kind shows such as the world famous Gator Jumparoo.
So c'mon inside... your adventure awaits!
We’ve got gators & crocodiles, birds & bears and now the all-new Gator Gully Splash Park has opened at Gatorland, giving guests one more reason to visit Orlando’s only attraction with bite and attitude!
Gatorland's Gator Gully Splash Park is the area's most unique splash zone featuring unusual water sources crafted to resemble some of the parks most popular residents.
Over a quarter-acre and ready to soak, the splash park features a row of giant egrets spilling water from their beaks; dueling water guns mounted on the backs of two giant gators lined up and waiting for a friendly squirtfest with your neighbor; an ol’ jalopy overrun with water and places to splash; a bucket tree that is just perfect for a slow dash and spray for the little ones; and Grandma’s Wet Shack, a veritable fountain of water-based fun for kids of all ages to splash, squirt and play in truckloads of cool H2O. )
Titanic - The Experience has opened their new permanent home at 7324 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, ½ mile North of Sand Lake Road.
Explore full scale recreations of Titanic’s most famous locales, including her Grand Staircase, First Class Parlor Suite, Veranda Cafe and Promenade Deck.
Exceptionally trained historians in period costume portray famous Titanic notables such as Captain Smith and Molly Brown, sharing stories of her passengers and crew during a guided journey. The multi-room exhibit also showcases an Iceberg which guests can touch to experience the cold of that fateful night.
An extensive Underwater/Expedition area displays an 8-foot replica of Titanic as she appears on the bottom of the Atlantic today as well multiple screens showing never before seen HD footage of the wreck shot during the most recent expedition, led by exhibit owner, G. Michael Harris.
Visitors can explore the ships interiors, learn about expeditions to the Titanic and discover answers to what happened the night of the sinking.
This attraction ticket does not include the Dinner Event.)
Clip in and “zip” off on an exciting outdoor adventure with the all-new Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland. Your journey will take you along 1,200 feet of high flying, heart pounding adventure from some of the finest zip line towers in the world. Standing over seven stories tall, these amazing towers feature multilevel launch pads and breathtaking views from high above the treetops.
Soar through the air and defy gravity over some of the theme park’s star attractions, including Cuban and Nile crocodiles, before heading over the Alligator Breeding Marsh, complete with one hundred and thirty giant alligators watching from below!
Screamin’ Gator Zip Line Requirements:
Participants must be at least 37" tall and weigh between 65 and 275 lbs., and must fit safely into the zip line harnesses (Guests may be required to weigh in at time of participation).
Participants must wear closed toe shoes. Skirts, dresses, and short shorts are discouraged.
For the safety of the animals and park guests below the zip lines, cameras and other personal items may not be taken on your adventure. Secure lockers will be available for storing your belongings.
Guests will be required to sign a Release, Liability Waiver, and Consent Agreement prior to their launch. Minors under the age of 18 MUST have a Liability Waiver and Consent Agreement executed and signed by a parent or natural guardian.
48 hour cancellation required for full refund on your zip line reservation. If you need to change your launch date or time, please contact Gatorland a minimum of 24 hours prior to your scheduled launch to reschedule. If your launch is canceled due to inclement weather, a rain check will be issued for a future launch within one year from the date of your originally scheduled visit.
Screamin’ Gator Zip Line Features:
Launch from heights of up to 65 feet
Soar across five intense zip lines ranging in length from 230 feet to more than 500 feet, and carefully cross a swinging bridge over the park’s main walkway
Fly at speeds near 30 miles per hour over alligators and crocodiles
Equipment (helmet, gloves and harness) provided
This incredibly entertaining and educating 2 hour experience begins with a brief safety and orientation session. The best part is the low price of $61.24 includes all day admission to Gatorland, The Alligator Capital of the World.)
Imagine entering a crime scene and being the one responsible for noticing and collecting every trace of evidence. The pressure is on: you know the analysis of your evidence must be scientifically sound to crack the case.
CSI: The Experience is a completely immersive exhibit that invites visitors to enter "crime" scenes where they identify and record evidence. It takes them inside "laboratories" for scientific testing and to "autopsy" rooms for pathology analysis. Then it returns them to the "office" to build their case. The exhibit brings to life the real scientific principles and the most advanced scientific techniques used today by crime scene investigators and forensic scientists.
Jungle Adventures, "A Real Florida Animal Park," is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200 foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and experience Live Guided Wildlife Encounters with Rare Florida Panthers, Black Bears, Wolves, White-Tailed Deer, Tropical Birds, Reptiles and Mammals. Take a Jungle Swamp Cruise and be surrounded by more than 200 Alligators. They'll come chompin' and you'll come stompin' to our Gator Jamboree Feeding.
See how Spanish Conquistadores lived in the 16th Century at our Replica Spanish Fort and go on a Live Guided Exploration of our Native American Indian Village Replica.
It's all so close to civilization...yet still a world apart. )
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to experience. The most eye-catching feature of WonderWorks is the attraction’s dramatic exterior – a three-story tall, classically designed building that appears to have landed upside down, atop a 1930s era brick warehouse.
Experience the trembling of a 5.3 earthquake, be blown away by 71mph hurricane force winds, maneuver the controls of a NASA spacecraft to land the shuttle, step inside an astronaut space suit, feel the sensation of 3,500 nails elevate you, fly a fighter jet, make a 3-D impression of your entire body on the WonderWall, design and ride your own roller coaster, play virtual sports plus much more! New attractions - the XD Theater 4D extreme motion ride and 3 Story indoor ropes challenge course-located in the basement/the 3rd level.
While visiting WonderWorks, don’t miss Orlando’s Funniest Dinner Show, The “Outta Control” Magic-Comedy Dinner Show. Enjoy unlimited fresh hand-tossed pizza, popcorn, beer, wine and soft drinks. To purchase your dinner show ticket or a WondeWorks combo package go to The Outta Control Dinner Show listed under Theatre Shows.)
Excitement, adrenaline and adventure – iFly offers it all in the flight experience of a lifetime. Indoor Skydiving at iFly Orlando is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience is necessary, great fun for all ages, three and up.
Simply put, iFly is flying; you will soar on a column of air inside a vertical wind tunnel. The vertical wind tunnel moves air up in a vertical column, creating the indoor skydiving experience.
SkyVenture is the world leader and most experienced company when it comes to vertical wind tunnels. iFly uses superior technology and is unique; multiple fans located at the top of the flight chamber produce a wall-to-wall airflow that is smooth and fun to fly in. The air flow is totally controllable; this, combined with our professional instructors, makes for the most exciting flight experience possible.
Flyers do not need any previous experience to fly! At iFly, you will learn how to fly your body in a controlled manner with the assistance of your instructor. Our professional flight instructors will provide you with all of your flight gear, along with the fundamental skills for body flight through a classroom training session. All you have to do is get ready to smile because this will be the most exciting thing you have ever accomplished!
Skydivers love freefall because it's the closest possible thing to true human flight. Now everyone can experience the same exhilaration, in a safe environment, in full view of family and friends!
Everything that you need for a flight experience is waiting for you at iFly. No experience is needed, just a sense of adventure and a yearning for the supreme personal flight experience. The innovative sport of body flight is always new and always exciting.
iFly Orlando gives you the flight experience of a lifetime at our attraction centrally located in the Orlando area, just off International Drive.
We are open every day and offer check in times as early as 9:30am and throughout the day until 9:30pm. The entire process lasts roughly 90 minutes. Each of our flight packages includes not only your flight time, but also your pre-flight training and gear rental. We take ages 3 and up and all of our prices are the same for children and adults. Any flyers over 6' tall may not exceed 250 pounds and any flyers under 6' tall may not exceed 230 pounds. We also recommend not flying if you have ever had a history of neck, back, or heart problems or if you have ever had a prior shoulder dislocation. )
This excursion is operated by Florida Dolphin Tours, Inc.
This day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex includes: Ground Transportation, Tour Guide and KSC Tour of NASA’s Launch Headquarters, both IMAX films, all shows and exhibits and a visit to the Astronaut Hall of Fame. The tour includes stops at the four story LC-39 observation gantry where guests get a bird’s eye view of the space shuttle launch pads and parts of the world’s busiest space launch facility.
The second tour stop is the acclaimed Apollo/Saturn V Center, where guests walk beneath a massive Saturn V rocket, relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon and experience the thunderous rumble of a Saturn V moon rocket lift off.
The day continues with IMAX movie screenings of “The Dream is Alive,” where visitors experience life in space, or “Space Station 3-D,” which takes them on a virtual trip to the International Space Station in a fully immersive big-screen environment.
Guests also enjoy the many other shows and exhibits at the Visitor Complex including a chance to meet a real astronaut at the Astronaut Encounter Show and enjoy the zany live-action show “Mad Mission to Mars 2025.”
The day is topped off with a visit to the new Astronaut Hall of Fame, located at the entrance to Kennedy Space Center. This new attraction features the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut mementos, plus historic spacecraft, one-of-a-kind space legacies and hands on activities. Guests can sit in a mission control console, take a virtual moonwalk, feel the pull of 4 Gs in the G-Force Simulator and land the Space Shuttle! )
The Orlando Odditorium appears to be sinking into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes. For over 40 years Robert Ripley, the modern Marco Polo and the real-life Indiana Jones, traveled the world collecting the unbelievable, the inexplicable and the one-of-a-kind. All of it is amazing and much of it extremely amusing. His collection is housed in over 27 museums in 10 countries. Each museum's collection is 90% unique and different. As Ripley's ghost says ..."Come in... look around... and see if you Believe It or Not!")
Catching a wave in landlocked Kissimmee seems like only a dream. But soon tourists and Central Florida locals will experience the rush of sliding, riding and surfing waves when Fantasy Surf at FantasyWorld Resort.
Fantasy Surf features the patented FlowRider™ system that has the look of surfing and wakeboarding, ride of snowboarding, and tricks of skateboarding in a safe and controlled environment. The thrills and techniques developed from this water experience have even spawned a new competitive sport – Flowriding!
Fantasy Surf will feature a FlowRider™ Double system which is 32 feet wide, 49 feet long and can accommodate 25-30 riders per hour. The padded walls, floor and beach is covered by a three-inch sheet of water that creates a surfable wave. This ride, with its cushioned surface, was designed for wipeouts.
Guest's can show up with their E-ticket voucher and ride based on availability.)