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The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando Blog Stay Cool this Summer: Best Indoor Activities in Orlando

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Embracing the vibrant spirit of Orlando’s summer splendor often conjures images of thrilling theme park adventures and soaking up the sunshine. Yet, amidst the boundless excitement of theme parks and outdoor attractions, the allure of indoor escapades remains equally irresistible. Whether seeking shelter from sudden showers or respite from the scorching sun, Orlando boasts a treasure trove of indoor delights waiting to be explored. From immersive experiences to thrilling simulators, this guide unveils the top indoor activities that ensure your summer getaway remains unforgettable, rain or shine.

1. SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium at Icon Park

Beat the heat by taking your family to experience the SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting ballet of exotic fish, majestic sharks, graceful turtles, elusive eels, and an array of other fascinating aquatic creatures, gracefully navigating their habitats. Witness their captivating movements as they frolic, unwind, and dine in their mesmerizing underwater worlds.
The Coastal Rockpool touch tank allows adults and kids to touch smaller aquatic life and learn about micro-habitats and ecosystems. Take a walk through the 360⁰ Ocean Tunnel to watch and wonder as different sea creatures swim around, ahead, and above you.
Sea Life Aquarium staff member showing a boy a starfish in the touch tank
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2. WonderWorks at Pointe Orlando

WonderWorks Orlando exterior
© WonderWorks Orlando
Nestled in the heart of Orlando, WonderWorks stands as a beacon of excitement and curiosity, offering an unparalleled blend of education and entertainment. This iconic upside-down building sparks wonder from the moment you lay eyes on it, inviting visitors to embark on a journey of discovery within its walls.
From mind-bending exhibits that challenge the laws of physics to immersive experiences that transport you to far-flung corners of the universe, WonderWorks is a playground for the mind and the senses alike. With interactive displays, thrilling rides, and engaging experiments suitable for all ages, a visit to WonderWorks promises endless fun and enlightenment for the entire family.

3. Lumber Jack’s Axe House at the Promenade at Sunset Walk

Test your axe-throwing skills or try for the first time with an afternoon at Lumber Jack’s Axe House (opens in a new tab) where a team of “Axeperts” are available to teach you how to safely land a bullseye.
Visiting with friends and family gives you the chance to start a competition with scoring targets. Other activities that guests of all ages can engage in include miniature golf, archery, log rolling, and target practice with Velcro stick tennis balls on the giant dart board.
Man at Lumber Jack's Axe House excited about getting a bulls-eye
Photo Credit: Rachel Hirshan

4. Escapology at the Promenade at Sunset Walk

Escapology escape room design themed to Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Immerse yourself in the adrenaline-pumping experience of Escapology, where your intellect is put to the test through a series of captivating and fantastical adventures. Whether you’re an escape room novice or a seasoned player, Escapology offers challenges tailored to all skill levels, demanding creativity, teamwork, and unwavering determination to secure your escape.
Channel your inner superhero with Batman: The Dark Knight Challenge, or fend off monsters and ghosts with Scooby-Doo and The Spooky Castle Adventure. You can also solve a murder mystery with Murder on the Orient Express or save fellow space explorers with Star Trek: Quantum Filament.

5. Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral

Located on Florida’s Space Coast, the Kennedy Space Center is NASA’s primary launch center for human spaceflight. Offering visitors a glimpse into the wonders of space exploration, it features rocket launches, immersive exhibits, and a rich history of groundbreaking achievements.
Learn about previous explorers of space in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at Heroes & Legends, as well as about the Apollo Moon Landing at Race To The Moon. Additional attractions include Space Shuttle Atlantis, Hubble Space Telescope Theater, and Shuttle Launch Experience.
Boys taking a selfie in front of the Atlantis Space Shuttle at Kennedy Space Center
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6. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! International Drive – Orlando

Crooked exterior of Ripley's Believe it or Not! in Orlando, Florida
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Immerse yourself in the bizarre and captivating world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in the heart of Orlando, Florida. This iconic attraction invites visitors to explore a collection of oddities, curiosities, and wonders from around the globe.
From shrunken heads to interactive exhibits showcasing astonishing feats and unbelievable artifacts, Ripley’s offers a one-of-a-kind experience that delights and astounds visitors of all ages. Prepare to be amazed as you journey through this unique museum, where the extraordinary becomes the norm.

7. iFLY Indoor Skydiving International Drive – Orlando

Experience the thrill of flight without ever leaving the ground at iFly Indoor Skydiving in Orlando. This state-of-the-art facility offers the exhilarating sensation of skydiving in a safe and controlled environment.
Step into the vertical wind tunnel and feel the rush of air as you soar weightlessly, defying gravity with every twist and turn. Whether you’re a seasoned skydiver or a first-time flyer, iFly provides an unforgettable adventure suitable for all ages and skill levels. Prepare for an adrenaline-packed experience that will leave you soaring long after you touch down.
Woman doing an indoor skydiving experience ay iFly Orlando
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8. Splitsville Luxury Lanes Disney Springs

Family enjoying a meal next to bowling lanes at Splitsville In Disney Springs
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Splitsville at Disney Springs is where bowling, dining, and entertainment collide to create an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages. Set within the vibrant atmosphere of Disney Springs, Splitsville offers a modern twist on the classic bowling alley, featuring upscale décor, gourmet cuisine, and innovative cocktails.
With multiple bowling lanes, billiards, and live music, Splitsville provides the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation for families, friends, and couples alike. Whether you’re a seasoned bowler or just looking for a fun night out, Splitsville promises an unforgettable time in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort.

The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando Luxury Resort Vacation Homes

If exploring the entirety of Orlando doesn’t quite fit your mood, why not indulge in the luxuries of your resort vacation home? As a guest at the Bear’s Den Resort Orlando, a myriad of indoor activities awaits you within the cozy confines of your accommodation.

Immerse yourself in relaxation with our mobile spa and IV Therapy services, enjoy cinematic delights in your very own private theater room, savor delectable cuisine and crafted beverages courtesy of a private chef or mixologist, or engage in friendly competition with tabletop or video games. With a wealth of indoor activities available, your vacation home becomes not just a place to stay, but a haven of luxury and leisure.

Large family of grandparents, parents, and kids happily watching a movie in a Bear’s Den Resort Orlando theater room.
As the sun sets on your Orlando summer adventure, it’s clear that the magic of this vibrant city extends far beyond its outdoor attractions. Whether you’re seeking shelter from the heat or embracing a rainy day with flair, the diverse array of indoor activities ensures that every moment is filled with wonder and delight.
Also, be sure to consider the Bear’s Den Resort when booking your Orlando summer getaway.

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