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Generally, as a family, we try to avoid the over touristy attractions when we visit a destination. Since Orlando is a popular family location, it also tends to draw those cheesy and cheap attractions as well. Which is why I avoided the upside-down building on International Drive for so long. However, when I learned that Wonderworks Orlando had a comedy magic dinner show, I decided it was time to check it out. And I’m glad I did. Here’s why you should add Wonderworks Orlando as one of your must-do attractions the next time you’re in Orlando.
Wonderworks Orlando provided us with entry in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. The following is our review of Wonderworks in Orlando on International Drive.
What to Expect at Wonderworks Orlando
The Wonderworks attraction is 3 floors full of over 100 things to see, touch, and do. I was quite astounded at just how interactive everything was as well as how many thing to look at and explore.
Each floor as a different zone to explore. They are:
- Natural Disasters – which include experiencing a hurricane and earthquake
- Physical Challenge Zone – test your strength and agility
- Light and Sound Zone – a terrific interactive area
- Space Discovery – Get ready to lift off!
- Imagination Lab – fun for the little ones
- Far Out Gallery – Optical illusions
As you head up to the basement (yes, I said up, remember the house is upside down) you experience a glow in the dark indoor ropes course, laser tag, laser obstacle course, and video games. The video games and obstacle course cost extra. Be sure to bring closed towed shoes for the ropes course.
What amazed me the most was how much fun my teenagers had. They can be pretty jaded, especially when it comes to Orlando area attractions – see above about cheap and cheesy! However, they thought the upside down house in Orlando was a lot of fun. They enjoyed the challenges and interactive elements..
Tips for Visiting Wonderworks Orlando
- Get the Combo Ticket – See the Magic Show review below.
- Wear closed-toe shoes
- Wear Your Face Masks
- Bring Hand Sanitizer – Stations are located around the attraction.
- Plan 2-3 hours to visit
- Go early to avoid crowds
- Go “After Dark” to save on ticket prices
The Comedy Magic Show
Inside of Wonderworks Orlando is the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. I highly recommend adding this to your experience.
Not only is the show entertaining and surprising (I won’t give away any of the secrets), it’s an unlimited dinner including salad, cheese or pepperoni pizza, beer, wine, soda, and dessert.
Tony Brent is the resident magician/comedian with guests filling in on his nights off. He performs sleight of hand and audience participation magic tricks while providing comedy relief as dozens of characters.
The show is truly a hidden gem in Orlando. The pizza is pretty decent, and since I have teenagers, did I mention it’s unlimited!
If you’ve ever been to a hands-on children’s museum, Wonderworks Orlando at first feels quite similar. However, it takes interaction to a whole new level. We had a surprisingly great time!
How Long does it take to go through Wonderworks Orlando?
We spent approximately 3-4 hours there, which included the comedy show. I would suggest a minimum of two hours to visit.
9067 International Drive Orlando, Fl 32819
Wonderworks Orlando Hours:
- Open 365 Days a Year
- Open from 9:00 AM – Midnight
- Special After 9:00 PM Tickets Available
Wonderworks Orlando Tickets:
Wonderworks Orlando Prices as of December 2020.
- General Admission – $36.20 Adult/$26.61 Child age 4-12
- Outta Control Magic Comedy – $34.07 Adult/$23.42 Child age 4-12
Save 10% on Wonderworks Orlando admission with an Outta Control Magic Comedy Combo Pass. Prices are $63.89 for Adult and $44.72 for a child.
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