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Wonderworks

This fascinating science amusement park is a modern fun-house of high-tech gadgetry and hands-on discovery for inquisitive young minds.

Nothing is what it seems at WonderWorks Orlando. It starts with the building, which resembles an upside-down white stucco mansion. This self-proclaimed “amusement park for the mind” is devoted to the wonders of science and nature and aims to fire the imagination of young and old.

This unusual attraction has a rich visual appeal throughout, yet virtually all of the 100 or more exhibits have an interactive and educational quality too. After passing through the gravity-defying inversion tunnel you will be subjected to the full force of nature. Experience the sensation of a magnitude-5.3 earthquake or be swept off your feet by a simulated hurricane-force wind, a great photo opportunity.

High-tech virtual reality gadgets play a key role at WonderWorks, giving both mind and body a strenuous workout and endless fun. Fly a jet fighter simulator or experience high-speed visual thrills on the XD Theater 4D extreme motion ride. In the popular WonderCoasters exhibit, design your own virtual roller coaster and then climb aboard and ride it.

Explore the art of illusion, play with shadows and get creative with color in the Light and Sound Zone.

Sharp shooters of all ages can get competitive with a game of all-action Lazer Tag, set in a huge back-lit maze. For a “relaxing” contrast, get horizontal on a real bed of nails. To round off the day in style, finish up at the Outta Control Dinner Show for entertainment including improvised comedy, magic and music to accompany unlimited food and wine.

There is such a lot to take in and experience, especially for kids with a lot of energy to burn, so allow at least three to four hours for your visit. Some of WonderWorks' exhibits have a minimum height restriction for children.

WonderWorks is located on International Drive less than two miles (3.2 kilometers) from downtown Orlando. Pay to park in the nearby lot or use the I-Ride Trolley service, which stops at a number of attractions along International Drive.

WonderWorks is open every day of the year.


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Lodging Near Wonderworks

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Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Universal Studios Area $98
Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Universal Studios Area

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Universal Studios Area

9500 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando
     
    3.8
    of 5, from 8,036 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    The Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Universal Studios Area is perfect for families and closely located to Orlando's theme parks. SeaWorld® and Universal Studios Orlando® are a 5-minute drive, and Walt Disney World Resort is 10 minutes away. The hotel is also just minutes away from the Orlando Orange County Convention Center.

    Orlando Metropolitan Resort $39
    Orlando Metropolitan Resort

    Orlando Metropolitan Resort

    8444 Austrian Court, Orlando
       
      2.0
      of 5, from 5,391 reviews
      2.5 out of 5.0

      Across the Blvd. to The I Wheel on International Drive. The Metropolitan Resort is walking distance to countless restaurants, pointe Orlando's shops, Orlando Convention Center, SeaWorld, Universal Orlando and many other attractions.

      Avanti International Resort $63
      Avanti International Resort

      Avanti International Resort

      8738 International Dr, Orlando
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 6,210 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        This hotel is within 3 miles of SeaWorld and Universal Studios and 8 miles from Walt Disney World Resort.

        Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando $32
        Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

        Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

        9000 International Drive, Orlando
           
          3.9
          of 5, from 3,777 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Set directly on International Drive, this Orlando hotel is just a short walk from the Orange County Convention Center. The hotel is also in close proximity to SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios Florida, and Walt Disney World.

          Sonesta ES Suites Orlando - International Drive $110
          Sonesta ES Suites Orlando - International Drive

          Sonesta ES Suites Orlando - International Drive

          8480 International Drive, Orlando
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 1,673 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Located in the I-Drive Area, Sonesta ES Suites Orlando - International Drive is on the I-Ride Trolley route to attractions like SeaWorld®, Aquatica, and Orlando Premium Outlets, with golfing nearby. Amway Center is within a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

            Quality Suites $65
            Quality Suites

            Quality Suites

            9350 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando
               
              3.3
              of 5, from 3,360 reviews
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Minutes from all major Orlando attractions, this hotel is within 3 miles of SeaWorld and within 6 miles of the Disney Springs® Area. Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom Park are within 12 miles.

              Rosen Plaza on International Drive $114
              Rosen Plaza on International Drive

              Rosen Plaza on International Drive

              9700 International Dr, Orlando
                 
                4.3
                of 5, from 1,329 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Across from the shops and restaurants of Pointe Orlando, this 14-story hotel is within 4 miles of SeaWorld and Universal, and within 8 miles of Disney Springs® Area.

                Hampton Inn Orlando International Drive/Convention Center
                Hampton Inn Orlando International Drive/Convention Center

                Hampton Inn Orlando International Drive/Convention Center

                8900 Universal Blvd, Orlando
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 1,177 reviews
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Wonderworks, Orange County Convention Center, and I-Drive 360. SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica are also within 3 mi (5 km).