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Non WDW Orlando Area Attraction Suggestions

We will be staying off-property this June for 7-nights at Fantasy Word Resort. We will have a couple days that we may not be going into the parks, but I know we will want to do something in Orlando area. Our resort does have a waterpark, but looking for other things to do outside WDW.

We are NOT interested in Universal, Sea World or Legoland -- much the the dismay of my kids. We are looking for something 5 of us can do for about $100, rather than spend the on one adult park ticket somewhere.

Also, we will be eating outside the bubble a few times as well. Any suggestions?

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They've got that new Orlando Eye ferris wheel on International Drive. Groupon has the character balloon at DTD on special right now ($11 each).

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Have you gone to the Kennedy Space Center? That's a great way to spend the day. You can get a ticket that gives you the bus tour, plus lets you into the astronaut museum.
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Kennedy Space Center is really nice if you don't mind an hour drive. You could also hit the beach for the afternoon. I loved St. Augustine and the Spanish fort, Castillo de San Marco, that is still standing from the 1600s but that's a 2+ hour drive.

Orlando has a science center and children's museum. Depending on the age of your children, they might be appropriate. Mini golf at Disney is always fun. We usually do 2 courses and you get a discount on your second round. Fantasia Fairways has a harder course if your children are older. And there is always Gatorland Never been though.

For dining, Celebration has a great Tavern restaurant in downtown that's reasonable. If you haven't been to Celebration, it is worth the trip. Giordano's Pizza is a Chicago chain that serves a yummy "stuffed" pizza and thin crust too. Tastes just like home. For more upscale dining, Roy's, Season's 52, and Vines are on Sand Lake Road. They are my brother's favorites.
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Kennedy Space Center is really nice if you don't mind an hour drive. You could also hit the beach for the afternoon. I loved St. Augustine and the Spanish fort, Castillo de San Marco, that is still standing from the 1600s but that's a 2+ hour drive.

Orlando has a science center and children's museum. Depending on the age of your children, they might be appropriate. Mini golf at Disney is always fun. We usually do 2 courses and you get a discount on your second round. Fantasia Fairways has a harder course if your children are older. And there is always Gatorland Never been though.

For dining, Celebration has a great Tavern restaurant in downtown that's reasonable. If you haven't been to Celebration, it is worth the trip. Giordano's Pizza is a Chicago chain that serves a yummy "stuffed" pizza and thin crust too. Tastes just like home. For more upscale dining, Roy's, Season's 52, and Vines are on Sand Lake Road. They are my brother's favorites.
We though about the Kennedy, but seemed a little expense, and concerned if the littlest one would like it.
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For those Disney fans looking for a fun road trip outside of the park, I suggest checking out the planned community of Celebration, Fl. There are plenty of fun Disney elements in this town.
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