You’ve done Disney and some of the other theme parks and you’re looking for a more low-key day with the kids. What to do? This full day Orlando itinerary could help. (Our featured image of skee ball is by Benimoto)
First up, hop aboard the I-Ride Trolley and make your way along International Drive (the thoroughfare that links many of Orlando’s attractions). The trolley (bus) service runs from 8am to 10:30pm. A single fare is $1.50, and a day pass is $5. Kids under 12 ride for free with a fare-paying adult.
Dave & Buster’s is your first port of call. This family-friendly chain joint is a mix between a restaurant, games arcade and sports bar. Toss a couple of quarters in the Ms. Pac-Man machine or try your hand at a game of skee ball.
For lunch, head over to Tijuana Flats , the fast food Tex-Mex eatery located a mile south on Sand Lake Road. We say go for the “Dos Tacos” and a basket of Chips & Queso. If you dare, add a little of the restaurant’s own Green Ghost hot sauce, which is made with the outrageously fiery Naga Bhut Jolokia pepper.
Pop across the street to Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Here you pour your own frozen yoghurt and freestyle your toppings. Those with a sweet tooth will be satiated. And the dessert might just cool a palate scorched by Green Ghost sauce.
Fun Spot, only a seven-minute drive away, is an amusement park of the old-school variety. This place is all about roller coasters, go-karts, arcades and a whole host of other carnival rides and attractions. It’s a cheap afternoon out, and queues (if there are any) are much less severe than the major parks. Which all adds up to a much more relaxed experience.
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