Orlando’s weather can be brutal (rain, heat, or worst case, both); luckily, families have a plethora of indoor entertainment centers to visit where kids and adults can have a blast away from the elements. From arcades and indoor go-kart tracks to trampolines and laser tag, there's something for all ages to experience at these indoor attractions. All of the locations listed offer stress-free birthday parties as well, so keep them in mind when planning your child’s next birthday.
With two locations in Central Florida, Altitude Trampoline Park boasts over 35,000 square feet of attractions, including tumble tracks, trampoline basketball, foam pits, dodgeball, trapeze, battle beam, and more. Both locations host regular events such as Friday Night Friendzy, Glo in the Park, Sensory Days, and Junior Jumper Jams.
There’s something for everyone at Andretti, including high-speed go-karts, an arcade, ropes course, laser tag, boutique bowling, a restaurant, and more. Little speedsters 4-6 years old can race real-life Mini Mario Karts. Teens and adults can challenge one another on the world’s largest indoor go-kart track that spans different elevations and banked turns. There is no admission fee, and all attractions are pay as you go.
Arcade Monsters is the largest arcade in Florida, with over 200 games and seven rooms. Games include modern arcade/console, pinball, classic arcade, virtual reality, and more. There’s also a shop with candy, ice cream, and comics, as well as a Cuban-themed eatery. All games are set to a free play mode, and guests can purchase an unlimited-play wristband upon entry.
Besides the great pizza and mouse show, Chuck E. Cheese has great arcade games.
He may not be Orlando’s most famous mouse, but kids sure love this restaurant’s mascot. Chuck E. Cheese has three convenient locations in Orlando and another in Altamonte. This family entertainment center features arcade games for both big kids and little kids, and a full menu with pizza, sandwiches, and more. Kids may even catch a glimpse of the popular mouse himself.
Indoor entertainment centers are great to handle Orlando's fickle weather. Photo by the author
At indoor action center Dave & Buster’s, guests can choose from hundreds of arcade games and win tickets to claim fun prizes. Little kids will love hopping on board a life-size Hungry Hungry Hippo. Older kids can test out the new Minecraft Dungeons arcade game. There are also a variety of virtual reality games and an onsite restaurant.
This Orlando trampoline park features trampoline dodgeball, ninja obstacle course, foam pits, warped wall, aerial silks, and more. On weekdays, from opening to noon, parents can purchase a special KidJump ticket where they can jump free with their little jumpers ages 6 and under.
Florida’s largest indoor attraction, Dezerland Park, boasts over 800,000 square feet of attractions. These include two indoor go-kart tracks, a trampoline park, pinball games, arcade, axe throwing, bowling, glow-in-the-dark indoor mini golf, and an auto museum. Coming soon are bumper cars and a thunder foam arena.
District Eat & Play is a one-stop entertainment center with an arcade, pinball alley, four escape rooms, axe throwing, and a full restaurant. Next door is District Kids, an indoor playground for little ones to explore.
This Orlando family-fun center includes a synthetic ice rink, bumper cars, escape rooms, kid’s play structure, inflatable arena, and virtual reality games. There’s even a motorcycle merry-go-round ride kids will love.
GameTime locations include the Mega Arcade with over 100 games, including classics, fan favorites, ride simulators, mini bowling, prize machines, and more. There is also a full-size restaurant with great kid’s meals, pizza, build-your-own burgers, and more.
One of the newest Orlando attractions to open in 2021, this 7,000-square-foot venue is located at the popular ICON Park entertainment district on International Drive. It features a mirror maze, 7D motion theater, arcade games, VR experiences, and an escape room. Afterwards, head next door to the Sugar Factory for a sweet treat.
The national Launch Trampoline Park is opening a new location in Orlando this fall. Photo by Rosalind Muggeridge
This 50,000-square-foot family entertainment center is set to open in October 2021. Attractions will include a ninja course, XP arena, 12 lanes of bowling, tactical laser tag, restaurant, arcade, and of course, trampolines. Ongoing events will include teen nights, toddler time, and sensory friendly days.
Known as the world’s largest indoor obstacle course, plan to spend a full day at Planet Obstacle experiencing all the fun attractions it has to offer. The venue boasts a two-level aerial ropes course, a kids rope course, ninja warrior courses, bumper cars, trampoline bungee jumping, rock climbing walls, foam pits, vertical slide, spider wall, toddler area, and several trampolines. There is also a Sky Café onsite.
Rebounderz of Apopka is now Rebounderz of Wekiva Springs, and will be re-opening soon with all new attractions. These include a five-level indoor playground, a ninja warrior course, extreme jump tower, arcade, foam pit, and trampolines galore.
Challenge them to a ninja obstacle course at Sky Zone. Photo courtesy the venue
Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park with multiple attractions for all ages. Little ones can enjoy a toddler play area as well as a kid zone play structure for ages 10 and under. Attractions for all ages include a dodgeball arena, ninja course, foam zone with sky tower, slackline, rock climbing wall, Skyslam basketball, warped wall, jousting, and more. Ongoing events include a Little Leapers program, Parents Night Out, and Glow Saturdays.
Located at the Lake Square Mall, Via Entertainment includes indoor go-kart racing, arcade, bowling, laser tag, escape rooms, axe throwing, and Kid’s Corner indoor playground. There’s also a restaurant with appetizers, burgers, wings, and kids’ meals.
The iconic "upside-down building" on I-Drive is none other than WonderWorks, which features enough activities to fill a full day of family fun. There are six wonder zones with more than 100 interactive exhibits and displays to explore, a 4D motion theater, glow-in-the-dark ropes course, laser tag, and an Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show.