The Orlando location is located on International Drive and open daily from 9am to midnight. The ticket prices at the door are $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 4 to 12 (Florida tax not included). The WonderWorks web site does offer a printable coupon for $1.50 off admission. Be sure to allow pop-ups.
From the outside, this upside-down building is something to really look at, but once inside, you are introduced to over 100 interactive exhibits. Orlandoinfo.com calls WonderWorks "an amusement park for the mind."
Inside the building, you can experience everything from a man-made 5.3 San Francisco earthquake to creating your own roller coaster, then riding it in a 360-degree pitch-and-roll virtual ride. As I mentioned before, they have a speed pitch exhibit. This is nothing more than a bullpen set up inside with a radar gun. It gives some of us former baseball players a chance to remember that we are not as young as we once were. Be careful where you lay down, though - you may be sleeping on 3,500 sharp nails in the "Bed of Nails" exhibit. And the entire trip would not be complete without visiting the one experiment that brought the entire laboratory to us in the first place, "Tornado."
This is a destination that people of all ages can enjoy. From young to "not so young anymore," you are sure to have a wonderful experience while at WonderWorks!
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
August 14, 2008
East Haven, Connecticut
September 17, 2005
From journal Orlando Tourist Destinations Other Than Disney
March 14, 2004
It's hard to explain what this place is, but I'll give it a try. First of all, the building is "upside down," which is interesting in itself. The building is filled with all types of fun and interesting educational interactive displays. I'll just give an example of some of the ones that stood out: a giant bubble-making machine, an earthquake simulator, a bed of nails that you can lay on (I had on a thin shirt and this one hurt just a tiny bit), a bunch of different types of simulation games, a lot of informational games and quizzes about earth and science (they are all very fun and interesting), a roller-coaster simulator, and SO much more. There were so many things that it's overwhelming to try to describe them. The nice thing is that there are so many different interactive displays that you can spend your time on the ones that interest you. It's somewhat like an exploratorium, only a little less scientific and more fun and interesting. I would love to go back and visit if we are back in Orlando!
From journal Daytona 500 week in Orlando
March 6, 2003
From journal Orlando and then some
Traverse City, Michigan
February 24, 2003
The attraction is not hard to spot, as it is the only upside down building in the City! If you drive along Intern'l Drive, you can't miss it. But just to be sure you can find it and what it has to offer, click on this link: Woderworks.
The best place to park is in the adjacent parking garage. It's an hourly rate thing, but worth it for the convenience.
The interactive games are a riot, especially Lazer Tag. When we played, and they posted the scores for all to see, we all had a good laugh when mom had zero, zip, natta points. Can you believe that, she played the whole game and did not score a point! She got her revenge though when she took the prize on the Buzz Lightyear Ride at the Magic Kingdom (i.e. Galactic Warrior).
You can easily spend a few hours at Wonderworks. Be a kid and have fun!
From journal Disney World & Orlando--Where the fun nevers stops
warwick, Rhode Island
May 5, 2001
From journal One Week in Orlando