Orlando Old Town is a hidden gem nestled amidst the modern attractions of the city, offering a nostalgic, family-friendly experience. This charming district is the perfect destination for families who are tired of the parks and usual Orlando attractions and are looking for something different yet fun to do for a day. Here are the top 10 things to do in Orlando Old Town.
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Kickstart your adventure at the heart of Orlando Old Town – the Old Town Amusement Park. With classic rides, a vintage carousel, and adrenaline-pumping attractions, this park caters to both younger and older kids. Don’t miss the iconic Ferris wheel, which provides breathtaking views of the surrounding area
Every Saturday night, Orlando Old Town comes to life with a classic car parade that will transport you back in time. Kids will be fascinated by the array of vintage cars on display. It’s a great opportunity for families to enjoy some quality time together while soaking in the retro vibes.
For families who love a bit of spooky fun, the Haunted Mortem Manor House offers a family-friendly haunted house experience year-round. With two-floors of engaging storytelling and mild scares, it’s an adventure that will thrill both kids and adults.
4. Old Town Orlando Shopping and Dining
One thing our family knows is that food is just as much as part of your vacation as attractions are. At Old Town Orlando, you’ll be met a few favorites like Shoney’s, Fat Tuesday, and Auntie Anne’s, a few classics like A&W and Nathan’s, as well as a couple of local eateries such as Flipper’s Pizzeria. And of course, there’s an ice cream parlour, a candy shop, and even a place to buy beef jerky. For the adults, there’s sushi, a Latin Bistro, a coffee shop, and coming soon- Maw’s Mountain Moonshine!
You can find a full list of restaurants on Old Town Orlando’s website.
When your bellies are full, you can walk it off by strolling through the cobblestone streets and exploring the eclectic shops and boutiques that line the area. You’ll find the most unique shops to the most budget friendly souvinir stores. No matter your shopping style, you’re sure to leave with something. And even if you don’t, checking out all the shop is an activity all on its own.
If you love to sing or to watch others try to sing, make sure to check out the schedule for Old Town’s Karaoke nights. Or if friendly competition is more your style, make sure to join Old Town’s Trivia nights. These activities will be fun for the entire family.
Located adjacent to Old Town, Fun Spot America Theme Park in Kissimmee is another family-favorite destination. With a mix of thrilling rides and family attractions, it’s a great addition to your Orlando Old Town adventure.
Challenge your family to a round of mini-golf or spend some time playing classic arcade games at the Happy Days Family Fun Center. These activities offer a chance for friendly competition and lots of laughs. You’ll find deals on certain days of the week, such as Family Fun Fridays.
Before heading to Old Town Orlando, check the schedule to make sure you don’t miss out on any live entertainment events, which can range from live music to dance performances, to comedy and magic shows.
Looking for more of a challenge? If you have ever watched Ninja Warrior and thought to yourself, I think I can do that, then the Xtreme Ninja Challenge is the ultimate attraction for you. This ninja course which is the only one in Central Florida is fun for both kids and adults.
10. Drive In Movies
On select nights between October and December, Old Town invites guests to watch Halloween and Christmas movies on the big screen for only $10 per car. You’ll really feel like you’ve gone back in time.
Whether you’re a local looking for a weekend getaway or a tourist seeking an alternative to the usual attractions, Orlando Old Town is sure to create cherished memories for you and your kids.
For up to date information and hours of operation, visit myoldtownusa.com.
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