Our road trip to Florida (to fly to Cuba) was passed with the longest time in Orlando. I can tell you honestly that my 5-year old and I have been there on three occasions and we have yet to visit one of the amusement parks. We find so many fun things to do that the days pass so quickly.
At Windsor Hills Resort (where we have a condo) there are so many things to do. We play tennis, watch movies in the theater, play for hours in the pool (and waterslide), soak in the jacuzzi and take walks around the neighborhood.
Our favorite off-site activity is the Orlando Science Center. If you go twice, it’s worth it to join as an annual member. They have so many interactive activities like wind tunnel experiments with whirly birds, hurricane simulators and so much more. Ellie loves it!
We also recently bought a membership to the Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall. It was $29.99 for an annual pass and Ellie loves it as well. There are so many art projects to make. If you go during a slow time as we did, they let us make as many as we wanted. We melted crayons into shapes, made things out of modeling clay and Ellie didn’t want to stop playing on the indoor play area. It’s a great indoor activity for rainy times in Orlando (quite often). The Florida Mall is also a very nice mall with a very good food court and lots of great shopping.
So next time you are in Orlando, think outside the Disney Box. Oh I forgot – we have Disney stock – so try something different, as well as, Disney 😉.