Florida is known as the Sunshine State, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ever any rainy days. When the rain is keeping you from enjoying your Orlando vacation, there are plenty of places to go and things that you can do indoors.
While it is true that many of the traditional Orlando attractions are meant to be visited in the sunnier and dryer weather, if you get stuck with a rainy day you shouldn’t have to stay in your hotel and watch movies on TV.
Oh, just as a side note, since traditional outdoors theme parks are pretty much out of the equation temporarily in the rain, you’ll want a solution that gives you entry to dozens of secondary attractions and shows in the Orlando area all-in-one. The Orlando sightseeing pass lets you get into over 25 different shows, parks, and attractions for everyone, many of which are indoors. That being said, here are the best things to do on a rainy day in Orlando while you wait out the storm.
Orlando Science Center
Address: 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803
The Orlando Science Center is worth visiting no matter what the weather is. This is an incredible four-story museum located right in the heart of Orlando that is filled with amazing exhibits. The architecture is pretty incredible on its own, but when you get inside and see everything that this place has to offer you will never want to leave. The Orlando Science Center offers educational fun for all ages with topics like space travel, alligators, dinosaurs, mummies and more. They have an amazing IMAX theater where you can watch stunning documentaries and lots of traveling shows so that things are always changing.
If you want a really cool experience than you should check out the Sunrail. The Sunrail is located in downtown Orlando and it is the perfect spot for kids or adults who enjoy riding on trains. The great thing is, this attraction is super easy on your wallet because kids ride for free and adults only have to pay a negligible fare. You can ride on the train for more than an hour and go throughout the entire city of Orlando seeing everything that this part of Florida has to offer from the comfort of a train car. You can even get off at various points of interest like Winter Park and the Florida Mall.
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
Address: 8387 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
If you are going to spend the day inside on a rainy day then you might as well spend it with celebrities. The celebs at the wax Museum may not be much for conversation, but you could spend hours posing with them and get plenty of pictures that you will treasure for many years to come. It’s literally one of the most unique things to do on a rainy day in Orlando and entertaining for everyone in the family. Both adults and kids will find their favorite movie stars, musicians, sports figures and more in life-size wax sculptures that look incredibly real. (If you’re interested in checking out this attraction, call and ask about how you can score 2 free tickets! StayPromo 1(888) 407-3849)
Located at Address: 9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Kids can get pretty wound up when it’s raining and there is nothing better to release that pent-up energy than Monkey Joe’s bouncy houses. This Orlando staple has more than a dozen different bouncy house models with slides and obstacles all located indoors and out of the rain. But there is more to do than just bounce. For adults, there is a large arcade and a café with excellent food and coffee.
WonderWorks in Orlando
Address: 9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Whether you are a grown-up or a kid, if you’re looking for entertaining things to do in Orlando when it rains, you will love hanging out at WonderWorks in Orlando. This interactive museum is located at Pointe Orlando on International Drive and is really incredible. The exhibits are mostly interactive and incredibly diverse, and you will learn a great number of cool things while you are entertained. They also have a magic show with unlimited pizza and soda and/or beer every night which is just as funny as it is amazing, plus there are plenty of things to do at Pointe Orlando with its various shops, restaurants, and movie theater.
The World of Chocolate
Where: 11701 International Dr #400, Orlando, FL 32821
For some people, the World of Chocolate is basically Heaven on Earth. This is a great place to visit if you are a chocolate lover, not only because you will taste some of the best chocolate in the world, but also because of the chocolate sculptures and the whole look of the attraction. You will think you stepped into Willy Wonka’s very own chocolate factory with some of the most recognizable landmarks in the world made out of chocolate on display.
Address: 8969 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Don’t sit inside watching TV if it starts raining. Now you can get inside and experience the incredible thrill and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of indoor skydiving. For many people, regular skydiving can be a really scary experience; but indoor skydiving is less threatening to people. It comes with a training session and it’s in a controlled environment and completely safe. If you have always wanted to go skydiving, but you never had the courage before now, then you definitely want to try out iFly Orlando. This is a great place for kids and adults, and there is more to do than just the skydiving.
The Florida Mall
Where it is: 8001 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809
You have no idea of how much awaits you inside the Florida Mall. This is a huge place that simply has more shops and restaurants then you have probably ever seen. It has something for the entire family. There are more than 200 different places to visit within the Florida Mall, and some of the most popular attractions include the Crayola experience which has 25 different stations and an indoor playground that allows you to color, create art out of crayon wax, name your own crayon colors and a whole lot more. There is also the American Girl store that has become famous for allowing children to pick out their own doll or get books, accessories, outfits and more for an existing doll. There is even a doll salon and bistro that is doll friendly. Also, don’t forget to check out the M&M Store!
Where is it: 9550 Parksouth Ct #400, Orlando, FL 32837
When it rains, one thing that will make it better is an adrenaline rush, and there is no better place to get that adrenaline rush than K1 Speed. This indoor go kart track in Orlando is perfect for anyone who loves to race and especially for families who enjoy a little friendly competition with each other. The place is absolutely huge and the go kart track will keep you behind the wheel for a lot longer than you would think. You’ll have plenty of time during your race to catch up with anyone ahead of you and come out on top. But if you don’t win, you can always go again or you can take a break and visit the huge lounges, snack bars and museum of authentic racing memorabilia that you will find there. This is really one of the best places to go in Orlando when it is raining outside, because you will forget all about the rain the minute you climb into a go kart. For real.
The Kennedy Space Center
Anyone with an interest in space travel will love going to the Kennedy Space Center. Everyone has heard of the Kennedy Space Center, but if you have never visited the place then it should be one of your stops when you are in Orlando whether it is raining or not. It is a little bit of a drive, but if you can stand 45 minutes or so on the road, you will get to see something that will make you feel proud to be an American. This is NASA’s launch complex and it includes things like the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Children’s Dome, Space IMAX Theater and so much more. You will get to see the history of the space program firsthand and go back in time when exiting the atmosphere was just a dream in the mind of a president and a few dozen scientists. No matter what, this should be one of your stops while
you are in the Orlando or Central Florida area.
It doesn’t rain too often in Orlando, but when it does you can’t let it ruin your trip down here and you should know the best things to do on a rainy day in Orlando. Usually the storms only last a couple hours at most, so hopefully this resource will give you a few ideas of some awesome attractions that will help keep you and your family dry. StayPromo offers many great discounted hotel and resort deals, including a stays that bundled to save. You can get a great deal right now on a 3 day Orlando vacation package, and we also have access to discounted passes to many of these great attractions and more. If you’re interested in a particular attraction in the Orlando or Central Florida area, you can always ask and we can check out our inventory and see what we can do for you. If you have any questions you can give us a call at 1 (888) 407-3849 Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM EST and we’ll be more than happy to help you out.