Mickey Mouse is a dominant feature in Central Florida's tourism landscape. Many come from all over the world to experience the magic that is Walt Disney World. However, there are plenty of other things to do in Orlando that don't have to involve the region's most famous mouse.

Orlando and its environs are certainly packed with things to do that will fit any budget. The region has long been synonymous with making the make-believe a reality, and it doesn't only apply to the Magic Kingdom.

This is an area in which you can drive a war tank through muddy terrain and crush cars to your heart is content, find magical fairy doors in a secret garden, and even soar over an arena of gators.

You can scream out loud while you descend from 300 feet in the air, and even ride one of the few wooden roller coasters in Florida.

Check out a nighttime kayak cruise in the warm waters of the Space Coast and see a bioluminescent show, or brave some of the tallest rides in Orlando.

Anything is possible in Orlando, even outside the House of the Mouse.

Zip Line Over A Gator Habitat at Gatorland

Price: $39.99

Address: 14501 S. Orange Blossom Tr., Orlando, FL

Why You Need To Go: Geat up and go on a thrilling zip line over a gator habit

Go On A Bioluminescent Kayaking Tour 

Price: $55

Address: BK Adventures, 485 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL

Why You Need To Go: Grab a kayak and go on a bioluminescent tour of the lagoon. 

Drive A Tank And Crush Cars At Tank America 

Price: $349

Address: 9150 Ellis Rd., Melbourne, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Drive a tank around a muddy trail, or crush a line of cars. 

Ride Roller Coasters And Sky Screamers At Old Town 

Price: $5+

Address: 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee, FL

Why You Need To Go: Ride one of the few wooden roller coasters in Florida or soar 300 feet in the air on the Skyscreamer at Old Town

Ride The Tallest Attractions In Orlando At ICON Park 

Price: $19.99+

Address: 8375 International Dr., Orlando, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Brave the tallest rides in Orlando, from the ICON Wheel to the Star Flyer. 

Find Tinkerbell At The Enchanted Fairy Doors 

Price: $10

When: Now until October 31 

Address: Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Find Tinkerbell and other magical fairy homes in this fall scavenger hunt

So get out and explore the many things to do outside of the Magic Kingdom! 


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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