Whether you are planning a trip for a family reunion, corporate event, birthday, church outing or any other type of group travel, Orlando is a wonderful option for you. As a large group, you’ll be eligible for discounts on hotels, car rentals and airfare (through most major airlines).

    Orlando offers great restaurant options that are suitable for almost every budget, along with limitless activities where your group will not have to worry about waiting in dreadfully long lines. Here is our pick of the best activities for group travellers in Orlando.

    If you're coming from a place where frigid temperatures are something of the norm, relaxing on white sandy beaches while overlooking the turquoise ocean seems like a dream. Take advantage of vacationing in Orlando by packing a lunch and taking a day trip over to Cocoa Beach, where your group can get some much-needed R&R, rent kayaks, take a walk on the pier and pick up a souvenir at the well-known Ron John Surf Shop. The beach is equipped with restrooms and showers, so why not freshen up after a long, relaxing day and head over to the nearby Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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    Location: Cocoa Beach, FL 32931, USA


    Become an astronaut for a day and visit NASA’s launching headquarters – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Deemed both amusing and informative, this is where you can “meet and greet” a seasoned astronaut, experience a spaceflight simulation, and check out the launch areas and astronaut memorabilia. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex also hosts a live rocket launch and an IMAX 3D film where you can take a journey to space without ever leaving your seat.

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    Location: Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953, USA

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 855-433-4210


    Outlet malls in Orlando

    Although Florida is the “Sunshine State”, there are inevitably rainy days. As a group coordinator, it may be best to advise that your group come with some extra spending money and an umbrella, so they are ready to tackle Orlando’s amazing outlet malls. Although there are a few Outlet Malls to choose from, Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive is best for groups as it has seemingly endless options. Whether you enjoy high-end brands or a good bargain, there’s something for everyone. You can count on finding savings as high as 75% off from some of your favourite stores. The food court is worth mentioning as well. Like the mall itself, there’s a variety of options to choose from, perfect for satisfying the needs of many.

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    Butterfly World

    Butterfly World is an excellent place to take a peaceful and serene self-guided tour through acres of botanical gardens. You’ll be surrounded by a variety of flowers, unique plants and colourful butterflies. Take a guided tour through the Leu House Museum, a historic home that reflects the history of 19th-century Florida living. On some evenings, you can take your group to the Leu Gardens where they show an outdoor movie in the beautiful garden. Make it a picnic-like experience as food and beverages are permitted.

    Whether your group is coming to Orlando for a leisure trip or business, Butterfly World is a wonderful place to host your event. They have a variety of spaces to choose from, with easy-to-set-up rooms, catering options, equipment availability and night or weekend options. It’s not uncommon to see a wedding being held on the property.

    Location: Tradewinds Park, 3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 954-977-4400


    Wonderworks is an upside-down house that can be easily spotted while travelling to Orlando’s major theme parks. This fun and interactive amusement park combines both education and entertainment for all ages. There are several exhibits and fun activities to choose from. They also offer an arcade with plenty of games, laser tag, a 4D theatre and a ropes course. After a day of mind-blowing exhibits, plan to attend the famous dinner show. The show offers spacious, banquet-style seating, which makes for a better view of the comedic magic show, while servings all-you-can-eat popcorn, salad and pizza to your party.

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    Location: Pointe Orlando, 9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

    Open: Daily from 9 am to midnight

    Phone: +1 407-351-8800


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    Although only a few hours are needed to enjoy the full effect of Orlando’s Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, it’s definitely worth checking out. The building appears as if it’s sinking into the depths of the earth. There are 16 galleries of fascinating exhibits and artefacts to choose from, with all the rooms having a different theme. You’re encouraged to interact with the exhibits, making for a great opportunity to capture your Orlando memories. You’ll find anything from real shrunken heads to a rotating tunnel to a real piece of the Berlin Wall to optical illusions. It’s smaller in size compared to many of the theme parks, so when going with a group, it’s best to attend in the morning. They offer special rates for groups of 10 or more.

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    Location: 8201 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

    Open: Daily from 9 am to midnight

    Phone: +1 407-345-0501


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    iFly offers a wonderful opportunity for those who want to skydive but can't bring themselves to do it. With high-pressured wall-to-wall vertical wind tunnels, you’ll be able to literally fly in the air within a confined chamber. You begin this journey by receiving flight training from a certified flight instructor. After successful completion of flight training, you’ll put on the proper gear, similar to that of real skydivers. You’ll be led by your instructor to the wind chamber where you’ll be able to take flight. 

    iFly specialises in events for larger parties. When booking as a group, you’re able to access your own event space, enjoy more flight options and have a catered event. They also offer special party packages for groups of up to 12. You can split 24 flights between members of the group at a lower cost.

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    Location: 8969 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 12 pm to 7 pm, Friday from 12 pm to 9 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +1 407-337-4359


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    Become a detective for a night and enjoy a 2.5-hour experience while being entertained by great actors with a comedic edge at The Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Show. This is an intimate and interactive show where you are given the opportunity to assist the performers in solving a murder mystery from your table, or if you are lucky, you can be called upon to be part of the show. The tables seat 10, making it an ideal place for a group activity. The dinner includes a salad, 1 of 3 options for the main course, a dessert, as well as unlimited drinks including beer and wine. Get ready to laugh a lot in this unique setting where it is often stated that “you get more bang for your buck”.

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    Location: 8267 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA

    Phone: +1 407-363-1985

    Ben Reeves | Compulsive Traveller

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