So, you’ve grown out of Disney huh? And you’re looking for indoor activities to do in Orlando. Preferably places without screaming kids, Mickey Mouse ears or giant-sized Olafs.
In that case, you should be quivering with excitement because I have an array of super-fun activities for an adult such as yourself!
And the best part?
They are all indoor so you can escape the ridiculously hot Florida sun or on a rainy Orlando day.
All right, let’s begin! These are the 15 best indoor things to do in Orlando for adults.
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1. SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Be magically whisked away inside this aquatic journey deep into the major seas of the planet.
Here at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, you’ll travel through the major oceans and bodies of water throughout the planet such as the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Everglades habitat and so much more!
Boasting Florida’s only 360 degree ocean tunnel, each water habitat exhibit has the environment tailored specifically for the aquatic life that’s known to live in that particular condition.
And although I was invited to enjoy this Orlando attraction, it doesn’t change the fact that this was such a nice break from the Florida theme parks and actually turned out to be a great date for me and my husband.
Behind the Scenes Tour at Sea
You can even do a behind-the-scenes tour for only an additional $10! This incredible tour will show you how the Team Members of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium care for the creatures in this accredited AZA aquarium.
It’s such an exciting experience as you get to see how they maintain the perfect water salinity and temperature for each type of aquatic habitat.
You’ll also get to see the giant aquarium from above where Deep Divers enter to clean or fix anything in the ginormous tanks.
At the end of the tour, you’ll be given the opportunity to feed the fish a snack (which was my absolute favorite part of the tour).
So, be sure to take a break from the Orlando, Florida heat and enjoy discovering the hidden gems inside of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium that’s located in the ICON Park.
- Price: Start at $34.99 for admission to SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium only with the option to add SEA LIFE + Madame Tussauds + The Wheel for only $54.99!
- Address: 8449 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
2. Madame Tussauds Orlando
Get ready to meet your favorite celebrities and changemakers up-close and personal all in one place!
At Madame Tussauds Orlando, you’ll see some of the most incredibly crafted artisan work reflected in the wax statues of people such as Beyonce, Walt Disney, Aquaman, Emma Watson, Steven Spielberg and more!
Take your time using the interactive props next to each celebrity and create that EPIC photo for you to share on your favorite social media channel!
What to Expect at Madame Tussauds Orlando
Inside this unique Orlando attraction, you’ll be delighted to know that it’s divided into seven sections. They are:
- History and Leaders
- Justice League: A Call for Heroes
- Music Stars
- TV Stars
- Movie and Film Stars
- A-List Party
Madame Tussauds Orlando is a great way to avoid the intense Florida weather and a fun thing to do in Orlando other than one of the theme parks.
- Price: Start at $34.99 for admission to Madame Tussauds Orlando only with the option to add SEA LIFE + Madame Tussauds + The Wheel for only $54.99!
- Address: 8387 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
3. ICEBAR Orlando
With lights, music and gorgeous ice sculptures, it’s a wintry paradise. They even have an icy throne especially for you (why should Elsa have all the fun?).
When it gets too cold, you can try their signature cocktails in the Fire Lounge (which by the way has a great party scene). Plus, the food here is incredible! Making it one of the best indoor activities in Orlando.
While you can bring your own warm clothing, they also provide you with parkas and gloves. You need to pay $10 extra if you want a faux fur coat though.
- Price: $21 (check website for offers, hours, and discounts)
- Address: 8967 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819, United States
- Restrictions: Ages 8+: 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.; 21+: After 9:00 P.M.
4. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition on International Drive
This RMS Titanic is the most famous ship of all time. Even if you simply liked the movie Titanic and knew nothing of the history of it, the Titanic exhibit in Orlando will take your breath away.
There are real pieces from the sunken ship, dramatic reenactments and a complete recreation of the ship’s Grand Staircase.
It also boasts of the second-largest piece of the RMS Titanic ever recovered– a three-ton piece of hull.
It’s a truly immersive and educational experience (with loads of discounts available online).
- Price: Starts at $24 (adults); $18 (children)
- Address: 7324 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819, United States
5. The Escape Game Orlando
This next activity is teetering on the edge of your budget.
But if you are going in with great company, it could be a very cherished memory– a bonding experience I am told. Or you can start the game with a bunch of strangers and end it with friends.
It is the usual escape room game: your entire group is locked in a room for 60 minutes during which you can decode a puzzle and escape from the room.
What is unique about The Escape Game Orlando is that they have so many different experiences/rooms you can choose from– prison breaks, spaceship repair or museum heists. Every room is an adventure!
Making it one of the top indoor activities in Orlando.
- Price: Starts at $37.99 + tax
- Address: 8145 International Dr. #511, Orlando, FL 32819, United States
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6. Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Orlando
You want to go someplace really fascinating? Ripley’s basically invented the word. Upon entering the Odditorium, you will immediately see at least 20 things you have never even thought of.
Jaw-dropping pieces of art, curious artifacts (yes, I’m talking about the shrunken heads) and a weird vortex-tunnel– all rolled into a super-fun interactive experience.
Ripley’s is definitely not to be missed. Making it one of the unique indoor activities in Orlando. Oh, and they have free parking for visitors. It just keeps getting better, doesn’t it?
- Price: $26.99 for adults and $16.99 for children
- Address:8201 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819, United States
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7. Mangos Tropical Café Orlando
If you’re thinking of partying it up with style in Orlando, I cannot think of a better place than Mangos.
This is what you can expect from the world-class dinner and show at Mangos: a three-course dinner, dances ranging from Brazilian Samba to a Michael Jackson act and a trip down the musical memory lane.
You can also head down to the nightclub and dance to the beats yourself! Or chill in the Vodou Room with a bottle of wine and friends.
Either way, it will be a night to remember.
- Price: Starting at $39 for the Dinner and Show ticket; the bar has a cover charge
- Address:8126 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819, United States
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8. Orlando Improv Comedy Club
Comedy is everyone’s cup of tea, I’m told. If you’re looking for a heady evening of scandalous jokes, surprising events and overall hilarity, you could not choose a better place than the Orlando Improv Comedy Club.
They have a long line of the best comedians lined up. Many of the world’s best comedians have graced the stage at the Improv.
I’m talking about Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Bruce Bruce, Robin Williams, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and so much more!
- Price: Starts at $20 (price change depending on the comedian)
- Address: 9101 International Dr. Suite 2310, Orlando, FL 32819, United States
9. World of Chocolate Museum
If it has the word chocolate in it, I’m sold!
The World of Chocolate Museum has 25 sculptures carved out of solid blocks of chocolate, a rainforest experience that explains where chocolate comes from and a sampling of the world’s best chocolates.
And then when you get hungry (which you will eventually I promise), you can run along to their cafe. They give you hot chocolate in a mug there.
So? Are you sold yet?
- Price: Starts at $17 per person
- Address: 11701 International Dr. suite 400, Orlando, FL 32821, United States
10. Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
A non-profit organization devoted to art may not seem like the best place to spend a fun evening.
But when you see what they have lined up for you, you may change your mind.
If you’re feeling a little extravagant (or you have just watched Bridgerton and want a reason to dress up) you need to visit the Dr Phillips Center.
You can watch a ballet, a Broadway show or even a concert– feeling like a real lady/gentleman the entire time.
- Price: Depends on the event
- Address: 445 S. Magnolia Avenue Orlando, FL 32801, United States
11. Orlando Magic Game (Amway Center)
I know, I know. We said no magic. But if you skip the name, there’s hardly anything magical about the Orlando Magic Game. Unless you really really really like basketball.
I should explain: Orlando Magic is the name of Orlando’s franchise in the NBA. Yes Hipsters, that’s an NBA game you can go to in Orlando.
Make sure to pick up some jerseys for the home team!
- Price: $80 (average prices)
- Address: 400 W Church St Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32801
12. Jellyrolls Dueling Pianos on the Boardwalk at Disney
I know this is a Disney-free list but this barely qualifies as Disney.
I mean it’s a bar for starters. And they (obviously) serve alcohol (how else would they get people to sing along?).
You sit in a rambunctious crowd inside the bar and try to stump the piano maestros on stage by coming up with obscure songs. Sounds like fun? Try doing it when you’re slightly tipsy.
These maestros have been trained to play virtually any song. And there are very few times when they were stumped.
So, are you up to the challenge?
- Price: $15 entry fee
- Address: 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States
13. The Wine Room Winter Park
Yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a room full of the most delicious and potent wines on this side of the coast.
When you are feeling exceptionally classy and want to have an ‘adult’ evening, what better thing to do than a wine tasting? Am I right?
But, The Wine Room is more than just a wine-tasting place. Someone on TripAdvisor actually called it the adult version of Dave and Busters. They were referring to how you can put money on your card and sample wine.
But I’d like to think they also meant that they had loads of fun there. Especially since it’s located in the beautiful and historic city of Winter Park, Florida.
Don’t forget to try some of their sandwiches and desserts before you start drinking! Making it one of the best indoor activities in Orlando.
- Price: depends on what you buy
- Address: 270 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, United States
14. GameTime Kissimmee
I just looooove visiting any GameTime location. The fondness for this hybrid arcade location began in my earlier days of living in Tampa, Florida. So, you know that I was super excited that we would have one coming to the Orlando area.
After all, it’s filled with action-packed indoor amusements, from classic arcade attractions such as skee-ball, basketball throw-downs, bowling and over 100 interactive games.
Best of all, GameTime Kissimmee features a full-service dining venue and a sports bar with dishes for everyone.
It’s also located in Sunset Walk, which houses top-notch Orlando restaurants, shopping, and entertainment activities!
- Price: Depends on what you do
- Address: 3241 Margaritaville Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747
WonderWorks is where you can use your mind in the most strange, but amusing way! The building has become an iconic landmark on International Drive, making it the perfect Orlando indoor attraction for the mind.
WonderWorks has more than 100 interactive attractions and exhibits for you to explore and discover.
This is also in addition to the science experiments, challenge zones and areas that will take you on a unique adventure.
- Price: Start at $35.99
- Address: 9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
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Final Thoughts on the Best Indoor Activities in Orlando
Whew! That was a LOT of activities we just covered. I don’t blame you if you can’t pick which one to do first. I certainly can’t.
Whether you decide to take a historical tour of the Titanic, visit the wine lounge or party it up in Mangos, I’m sure you will have tons of fun.
Hopefully, now you know that there’s plenty of things to do in Orlando apart from Disney-ing.
And who knows, at the end of it all, you may pay a visit to Walt Disney’s world after all.
What’s one of your favorite indoor activities to do in Orlando? Let us know in the comments section below!
Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
(Original Article Date: May 7, 2021/Updated on June 3, 2022)