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Fun Spot’s Birthday Deal

Fun Spot Orlando

If your schedule on Saturday, June 14 is free, and you want to have some fun, head over to one of two Fun Spot America locations in Central Florida. This Orlando attraction and Kissimmee attraction will be celebrating its 16th birthday, and numerous deals and plans have been made. It’s sure to be a HUGE crowd!

Theme Park Specials

If you purchase tickets online (www.fun-spot.com), or arrive between 10:00 a.m. and noon, you can purchase an unlimited armband for only $16 (regularly $40) for up to 6 guests. The first 1,600 guests that enter either location will receive a free Fun Spot T-shirt, bag, sunglasses and other giveaway items. Free entertainment will also be included. Scheduled to appear are magicians, stilt walkers, face painters and more. Specially priced souvenir glasses will be available for $4 that include unlimited refills during the birthday celebration. Sky Coaster flights are not included in the ride armband, but are available for purchase – you guessed it – for $16, and you can ride until 7:00 p.m.

“The Amazing Race” Reality Auditions

In addition to the birthday celebration, CBS will also be holding auditions for the reality series “The Amazing Race.” Auditions are from noon until 5:00 p.m. If you are a Fun Spot annual pass holder, you can get in front of the line for the auditions! Producers are looking for contestants based upon having the following traits:

  • Strong-willed
  • Outgoing
  • Adventurous
  • Physically and mentally adept
  • Adaptable to new environments
  • Interesting lifestyles, backgrounds and personalities

Other qualifications are required as well. Fun Spot makes for a great location to display these characteristics!

Fun Spot Attraction

Fun Spot is a fun one-day attraction. “It’s huge!” The successful slogan is promoted in their television commercials. Rides for all ages, free wi-fi, parking and many other amenities make this a fun thing to do in Orlando or Kissimmee. To read more, see our Fun Spot listing, or go to their website at www.fun-spot.com. Fun Spot Orlando is located at 5700 Fun Spot Way, Orlando, FL 32819, 407-363-3867. Kissimmee’s location is at 2850 Florida Plaza Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34746, 407-397-2509.

Odd, Fun and Free Orlando Event

On Saturday, October 12, Ripley’s Orlando will host the second annual Oddtoberfest from noon to 5:00 p.m. This special event is FREE to the public, and everyone is invited to attend. What is Oddtoberfest? It is one day of fright, fun and festivities, when paying homage and celebrating the unusual is, believe it or not, a lot of FUN!

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: This event is FREE! If you have children, this is a great way to enjoy the afternoon. It is not often you are able to visit the Orlando area and bring your children to something this much fun, at little to no cost. Be sure to purchase tickets if you want to tour the Odditorium before/during/after the event.

Beebs and Her Money MakersLive music will be performed throughout the afternoon by Beebs and Her Money Makers. If you missed them at the Vans Warped Tour, come see them perform for free. The Orlando Odditorium served as their location while shooting the video hit Jumpin,’ and are as close to being Ripley’s house band as you can get. They’ll rock the festivities which will include plenty of other live entertainment.

If you enjoy karate, or you have little ones currently enrolled in karate classes, you’ll not want to miss Sensei Mike Reeves and his Over the Edge Team. Qubits catDuring this free Orlando event, they will display their amazing karate skills and break bricks and boards.  Watch him attempt to break a few world records too! Maybe your kids are into Qubits, or like to build things. The founder of Qubits, Mark Burginger will build a 13-foot tall tower made entirely from Qubits toy pieces. If ABC’s Shark Tank featured them, you know it’s going to be great!

Trevor Dreher trick-ropingTrevor Dreher will be displaying his world-class trick roping talents at this free Orlando event. You don’t see that every day! Nor do you see an amazing vehicle from Parker Brothers Concepts – the famous Green Machine – every day. This is certainly not a kids toy. Powered by a motorcycle engine, this adult size vehicle is powerful and fun to experience.

Other fun events include face painting, bounce house and a temporary tattoo artist. Oddtoberfest is held in the parking lot at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium located at 8201 International Drive. The event will take place rain or shine, so plan to attend Saturday, Oct. 12. Guests who want to tour the Odditorium will be required to purchase tickets. For more information, visit www.ripleys.com/orlando.

Have an odd Saturday of fun and enjoy Oddtoberfest!

About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 12 million people visit its 90-plus attractions in 10 countries each year.  In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.

Fun Things to Do in Orlando that Will Amuse You

Employment is considered to be an essential part of one’s life. It is a way of earning a living to sustain basic needs. Typically, a month-long work corresponds to salary. Salary, if translated to something tangible, will provide an individual a purchasing power called money. Without such valuable piece of paper, a person cannot buy necessities and luxuries he wants to acquire.

Additionally, enjoyment is also vital to satisfy a person. It’s an element of life that should be nurtured while a person is too busy with his job. It balances the positive and negative vibes that are gained from being workaholic. To relax and unwind, it is highly suggested to have a break somewhere that will offer pleasurable things to do, like in Orlando, Florida. This place known as “The City Beautiful” has a lot to offer when it comes to pleasure. Fun things to do in Orlando start from going to amusement parks.

There are a lot of fun things to do in Orlando. This city is also known as “The Theme Park Capital of the World,” hence, famous theme parks are located here. The most recognized recreational area is the Walt Disney World Resort, or simply known as Disney World. Most celebrated Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse and company; Disney princesses including Belle, Cinderella, and Snow White; and those featured in movies can be found here as mascots or memorabilia. Other attractions such as Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney showcase live performances.

Aside from visiting the renowned Disney World, there are other fun things to do in Orlando that will surely make you happy. For instance, Universal Studios Escape or simply named as Universal Studios presents movie and television attractions. Aside from movie sets, there are also rides and shows that have reached more than 40 units. Moreover, it is also the venue of film and television studio for actors, directors, and other members of the production team. In addition, it has an area called the CityWalk where your whole family and friends can dine, shop, and party. With such features, this theme park is considered to be the “No. 1 Movie Studio and Theme Park in the World.”

Furthermore, fun things to do in Orlando can also be experienced from nature-inspired theme parks such as Sea World, Busch Gardens, and Silver Springs. Sea World Florida, a marine-like park that is recognized internationally, exhibits entertaining sea creatures such as dolphins and stingrays that perform various circus acts like acrobatics. This is also a place for education, research, and conservation that preserves and protects the sea creatures.

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New Tour Directory Added!

Although Orlando is the theme park capital of America, there are many more fun things to see and do. The Central Florida area has something for everyone!

We have created a new Tour Directory of Orlando area attractions to help you decide on some of the most popular tours that are offered in the area. There are shopping tours, tours of the Kennedy Space Center, horseback riding, ghost tours, aerial tours, airboat tours, fishing tours, and plenty of tours for water activities, you can even learn to water ski!

We hope you enjoy your visit, and please feel free to come back to our site and let us know how you enjoyed your Orlando trip.

Great time to visit Orlando Science Center

lionThe Orlando Science Center is a great place to make learning fun.  For over fifty years, they have been inspiring curiosity and exploration, and it’s a great place to visit to beat the heat or afternoon thunderstorms.  They always have new events, and there are some new things to check out this weekend:

This Saturday, May 14th, OSC will be hosting “The Science of Wine”.  This event features over 130 wines from around the world, along with foods from local restaurants.  Tickets are $65 per person, and proceeds will benefit their youth educational programs.  There will be interactive workshops such as “The Super Palette, Simple Sensory Evaluation of Wine”.  This fundraising event will take place from 7-10pm, an interesting event for a good cause.

Also debuting on the 14th will be the new big-screen movie, “Animalopolis”.  And, when I say ‘big screen’, this is not your typical movie theater.  The movie will be shown in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, a 310-seat theatre with a giant, 8,000 square foot screen.  The CineDome projects films through a fisheye lens that extends the viewing experience beyond your peripheral vision for a truly unique movie experience.

The new movie, Animalopolis is an all-ages voyage into the magical world of animals.  According to their website, Animalopolis is broken up into 12 humorous segments, each featuring a different animal.  It takes a lighthearted and imaginary look at a variety of animals including cheetahs that race like a Ferrari, bears that run their own fishing school, an operatic lion, sea lions turning somersaults, and much more. For more info, visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.animalopolisfilm.com.

The film “Ultimate Wave Tahiti” will also be returning to OSC this weekend.   This movie is set on the beautiful beaches of Tahiti, and follows world surfing champion Kelly Slater as he searches for the perfect wave.  Using an expert combination of live action and animation, the film explores the hidden forces at work shaping the waves, the sources of a wave’s energy; as well as the atmospheric conditions that shape a wave’s long journey across thousands of miles of open Pacific.  The movie also features ocean wildlife, such as fish, turtles, and sharks.

There is much more to see and do while you are there, with exhibits such as ‘Your Healer Within’, ‘DinoDigs’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘KidsTown’, and more – A fun way to learn for the whole family!