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Kennedy Space Center while visiting Orlando

Kennedy

If you will be visiting the Orlando are you may want to consider checking out Kennedy Space Center. The Kennedy Space Center is located  around 50-60 minutes from Orlando, depending on where you are staying. If you have any interest in space it's well worth taking a trip there!

You can rent a car to go to Kennedy Space Center from Orlando, if you are one of the many tourists who didn't drive to Orlando for your vacation. It's a nice drive over there, giving you a view of parts of Central Florida. Visiting Kennedy Space Center is something that is really neat, because of the number of launches that take place from there. If you have the opportunity to watch a live launch when you are visiting the area you will be in for a real treat. It's an amazing sight to see! A great place to view a rocket launch while you are visiting the Orlando are is at Jetty Park. There are quite a few people who will visit Jetty Park during launches. Being at Jetty Park during a launch gives you a great view. It's so great, in fact, that you can feel it.

At Kennedy Space Center you will be able to walk around and check out the exhibits to learn more about the space program. You will learn about astronauts, go behind the gates, see an IMAX movie, and be able to step inside rockets to see first hand what they are like. On the grounds you will also find a a store where you can buy NASA gear, dining, and more. It's an interesting place for people of all ages to explore. You may also have a chance to meet an astronaut. The behind the gates option is a bus tour that will let you explore your area of interest. If you have a science, technology, or space fan in your family and you are visiting Central Florida you won't want to miss going to Kennedy Space Center. You will already be so close that you just have to take the short trek toward the ocean to check out this place that is filled with so much history and information about our space program. 

Tickets for Kennedy Space Center start at $47 for children, and $57 for adults. They do offer senior citizen rates, package deals, and sometimes have special rates that are available. They also offer group rates, which comes in handy if you are traveling with friends and family. goYou can get more information on the tickets here. Kennedy Space Center is open every day of the year. 

If you are interested in timing you visit to Kennedy Space Center with a rocket launch, be sure to check out their schedule here. There is a fee to watch the rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center. If you would like to avoid that per-person fee, plan to watch the rocket launch from Jetty Park, right next door. You can find additional information about places to watch the rocket launch from here.


WonderWorks Orlando

Wonderworks

If you are looking for a family friendly place where everyone will have a great time, you may want to check out WonderWorks Orlando!

WonderWorks Orlando is hard to miss. The building has been designed to look like it's upside down. It's a marvel for anyone who stops to take a look at it. Step inside this fun Orlando attraction and your fun time will get started. This place is about having fun, laughing, and making memories. 

Some of the fun things to do at WonderWorks Orlando include:

  • Laser tag
  • An indoor ropes course
  • Space discovery
  • The imagination lab
  • Space discovery
  • Physical challenges
  • 4D XD Motion theatre
  • Magic comedy dinner show
  • An inversion tunnel
  • Feel hurricane winds
  • Play arcade games
  • Visit the bubble lab
  • Check out the hurricane simulator
  • Ride the wonder coaster
  • Much more!

For those who are interested in learning more about natural disasters they will enjoy this area of WonderWorks Orlando. In the natural disasters area you can visit exhibits that give you a chance to learn more about earthquakes, hurricanes, and experience wild weather. You can also check out Google Earth and test your knowledge on the trivia wall. Those who are interested in space exploration will get a chance to see themselves in a space suit, get up close with a Mercury capsule, take a virtual mission to Mars, and take the astronaut training challenge. For the movie lovers, the 4D XC motion theatre has movies that rotate every season. You won't want to miss them!

There is something for everyone to do at WonderWorks Orlando. The kids can have fun, but the adults will enjoy their time there as well. Participating in the magic comedy dinner show is optional. The meal that is served is unlimited pizza, salad bar, drinks, and dessert. You will need to take close toe shoes if you plan to participate in the ropes course. Ticket prices start at $24.99 for children, $33.99 for adults. The magic comedy dinner show prices start at $21.99 for kids, and $31.99 for adults. You can get a combo ticket and you can also often find coupons and promotional deals to save a couple of dollars per ticket. WonderWorks Orlando is a fun experience for families to add to their list of things to do. The kids will get a chance to explore, burn off some energy, and be challenged. 

Visit the WonderWorks Orlando site here.