A rainy day doesn’t have to ruin your Orlando vacation because there are several museums, indoor theme parks and attractions that cater to kids of all ages. Rainy days in Orlando are common during the summer months, with thunderstorms rolling in and out of theme park territory nearly every day. If you want to make the most of your Orlando vacation and the forecast calls for rainstorms and showers, here are some fun rainy day activities you can enjoy with the kids:
#1: Visit Titanic – The Experience
If you only spend one day in Orlando, this is an indoor attraction you don’t want to miss. Titanic – The Experience is a full-scale recreation of several cabins and decks of the legendary ship, and you can take a guided tour of the attraction (led by Captain Smith or Molly Brown, of course) to learn about the history of the ship and find out what happened on the fateful night when the ship sunk. The attraction houses authentic artifacts from the original ship, and features several interactive exhibits that are perfect for young children. This rainy day attraction is located at 7324 International Drive in Orlando; call (407) 248-1166 for more information.
#2: Have Dinner at Medieval Times
The Medieval Times dinner show attraction is located in Kissimmee, a short drive from the major Walt Disney World theme parks. Kids of all ages will enjoy watching the jousting match and digging into a royal feast in an authentic stadium designed to replicate the jousting events of the medieval era. The Medieval Times dinner show is a fun rainy day activity that’s available year round. The Medieval Times Dinner Show is located at 4510 West Irlo Bronson Highway in Kissimmee. Call (866) 731-9313 for more ticket information.
#3: Spend the Afternoon at WonderWorks
The WonderWorks attraction is located on International Drive near Universal Studios. Kids can spend an entire day here learning how to fly a space shuttle, playing virtual sports, and experiencing the earthquake simulator. The attraction is also home to a laser tag arena and the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. You can find it at 9067 International drive in Orlando; call (407) 351-8800 for more information.
#4: Visit the Orlando Science Center
The Orlando Science Center is home to dozens of interactive exhibits that teach kids about technology, nature and astronomy, as well as a planetarium that hosts some awe-inspiring shows. The center is open seven days per week and offers special programs, classes and workshops for kids throughout the year. Head here for the amazing laser light show during the summertime, or take a self-guided tour of the grounds for a fun, educational experience. The Orlando Science Center is located at 777 East Princeton Street in Orlando, a short drive north of downtown Orlando. Call (407) 514-2000 for more information.
#5: Play at DisneyQuest
DisneyQuest is Disney’s indoor arcade theme park located in Downtown Disney near the major hubs of Walt Disney World Resort. Head here for an entire day of interactive games, virtual reality rides, laser tag and arcade games. Kids of all ages can enjoy this high-energy play center on any rainy day in Orlando. DisneyQuest is located at 1486 East Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista, Orlando. Call (407) 828-3800 for more information.