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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Beat the Heat

Summer 2017

Summer is time for a fun day out in the beautiful sun! However, when the Florida heat hits, we need to find some fun ways to beat the heat!

The amazing 10,000-square-foot indoor “Odditorium” looks like it’s falling into a Florida sinkhole! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! provides hundreds of fascinating, outrageous and interactive exhibits that will entertain the entire family. Explore an unbelievable variety of artifacts and displays in 16 unique galleries. Marvel at the collection of weird and unusual relics and rare treasures. The self-guided tour allows guests to enjoy Orlando’s most bizarre attraction at their own pace with dozens of new exhibits and displays added to keep old treasures fresh.

AirHeads Trampoline Arena is putting smiles on faces all summer long. Indoor fun at the trampoline park is a great place to beat the heat and keep the kids active. Burning off the crazy energy of a child is made much easier when they can let loose and have a blast. Parents are able to get great exercise as well! The Trampoline Arena offers free Wi-Fi, and plenty of seating both in view of the trampolines and nearby in the concessions area. Cap off the visit with a little time in the arcade. Besides the regular jump passes, numerous daily specials are offered.

WonderWorks Orlando, the upside-down adventure, is a science focused, indoor amusement park for the mind that holds something unique and interesting for guests of all ages. Guests enter through an upsidedown lobby with the ceiling at their feet and the ground above their head. There are 3 floors of non-stop “edu-tainment,” with over 100 hands-on and interactive exhibits with a STEM educational purpose that challenges the mind and sparks the imagination.

WonderWorks is also home to the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. With performances running nightly, the OCDS is full of sketch and improv comedy and amazing illusions that are perfect for date night or family night.

Kings Orlando has the honor of being International Drive’s highest rated and only Five-Bubble restaurant, along with being a top venue for nightlife and family fun. Their award-winning design and menu allows Kings to throw the traditional bowling alley clichés in the gutter. Kings’ Chef-Driven Scratch Menu is adorned by classic comfort food with a twist.

Home to a variety of social gaming such as bowling, foosball, Ping-Pong, shuffleboard and bocce ball, Kings is sure to create endless memories for those who are looking to escape the rain or heat. Family-Friendly during the day, the venue turns to a 21+ atmosphere in the evening where the adults can let loose; enjoy nightly promotions, happy hour specials, music and more!

Chocolate Kingdom, the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive journey that uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar. Personal Chocolate Tour Guides join forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, a Mystical River of Chocolate and a Micro Batch Bean-to-the-Bar Factory utilizing old world machinery. With an opportunity to customize your own chocolate bar for an additional cost, Chocolate Kingdom is the most unique chocolate experience in North America and will inspire and amaze chocoholics of all ages.

Dave & Buster’s is the place to come and beat the heat this summer! As a restaurant, bar and arcade, you can eat, drink and play all under one air-conditioned roof! Play the newest games like The Walking Dead, a life-size Rock’em Sock’em Robots and all of the new games rolling out in the Summer of Games. The food menu is so much more than your traditional bar food. With everything from fresh salads to gourmet burgers to succulent seafood and steak, everyone can be happy!

Enjoy the summer in Florida while staying cool with the many indoor attractions Orlando has to offer!