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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.
What to Expect at Wonderworks Orlando
Wonderworks is 3 floors full of over 100 things to see, touch, and do. I was quite astounded at just how interactive everything was.
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!
For even more tips on visiting Wonderworks, check out the Orlando Parents Mag tips here.
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 feel quite similar. However, it takes interactive to a whole new level. We had a surprisingly great time!
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:
- General Admission – $33.99 Adult/$24.99 Child age 4-12
- Outta Control Magic Comedy – $31.99 Adult/$21.99 Child age 4-12
- Combo Tickets – $59.99 Adult/$41.99 Child age 4-12
Discounts and Coupons:
- Florida Ticket Station has discounted tickets to Wonderworks and the Comedy show.
- Best of Orlando has even BETTER discounts! – They don’t have the combo or magic show tickets, however.
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