Our Orlando, FL Bucket List: 45 Free & Fun Things to Do When You Visit Disney

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Planning a vacation?  Look no further!  Orlando offers tons of amusement spots which are FREE and exciting.  Here’s the list of sites you can visit in Orlando, Florida:


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Disney Springs

Disney Springs is an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando.

Downtown Disney Marketplace & Boardwalk

Disney’s Marketplace & BoardWalk is an entertainment, dining and shopping area close to Disney Resort Hotels and Theme Parks in Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is a themed camping resort located in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Universal Studios Florida City Walk

The Universal Orlando is an American theme park and entertainment resort complex based in Orlando, Florida.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium has kitschy oddities on display, including shrunken human heads & rare animal skeletons.

The Orlando Eye

Orlando Eye is a 400 ft tall giant Ferris wheel near Orlando, Florida.

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Central Florida Zoo

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a 116-acre zoo and botanical garden located north of Orlando, Florida.

SeaLife Aquarium Orlando

SeaLife Aquarium Orlando offers family-friendly exhibits with a variety of sea creatures.

Lego Imagination Center

Lego Imagination Center is located in Downtown Disney shopping area. Outside of the store are large lego creations that are definitely photo-worthy.


WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands-on exhibits.

Black Hammock Adventures

The Black Hammock Adventure complex includes fantastic airboat rides, an award-winning restaurant, a gift shop, the Lazy Gator Bar, a display of live gators, and more.

On Sundays, you get to see the gators being fed (weather permitting).

Old Town

Old Town is an amusement park and outdoor shopping mall located in Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, United States.

Magic Kingdom Fireworks

Cap off your day at Walt Disney World Resort with the unforgettable sights & sounds of famous Disney fireworks and brilliant light shows.


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Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art is a not-for-profit organization directly serving greater Orlando, Florida.

Mennello Museum of American Art

The Mennello Museum of American Art is an art museum which displays paintings and sculptures. It contains its core a permanent collection of paintings by Earl Cunningham.

CityArts Factory

CityArts Factory is Downtown’s largest collection of art galleries which showcases an infusion of local and international works of art, rotated on a monthly basis.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is located on the Winter Park campus of Rollins College and is the only teaching museum in the greater Orlando area.

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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The Zora Neale Hurston Museum of Fine Arts

The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, also known as The Hurston, is an art museum in Eatonville, Florida.

The Hurston is named after Zora Neale Hurston, an African-American writer, folklore, and anthropologist.

Grand Bohemian Gallery

The Grand Bohemian Gallery, located within the luxury hotels and resorts of The Kessler Collection, is one of the most eclectic and visually stimulating art galleries in the nation.

The Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center is a private non-profit history museum located in downtown Orlando, Florida.

Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center is a private science museum located in Orlando, Florida. Its purposes are to provide experience-based opportunities for learning about science and technology and to promote public understanding of science.


Orlando Repertory Theater

Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) is a professional theatre for young audiences with a mission to enlighten, entertain and enrich children and adults.

Parks & Nature

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Harry P. Leu Gardens

The Harry P. Leu Gardens are semi-tropical and tropical gardens in Orlando, Florida. The gardens contain nearly 50 acres of landscaped grounds and lakes.

Mead Botanical Garden

Mead Botanical Garden is a vast, tranquil green space boasting an array of flowering gardens, wildlife habitats & pavilions.

Lake Lily Park

Lake Lily Park is a 5-acre park with a lakeside boardwalk, playground & paths, plus a gazebo & historic house museum.

Blue Jacket Park

Blue Jacket Park is a sports, recreation, loop path & picnic areas amid stone structures & a fountain on 75 acres.

Kraft Azalea Park

Kraft Azalea Park is a scenic public park located in the city of Winter Park, Florida. 20 minutes north of Orlando, Florida.

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Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is a popular spot for walking, special events, feeding the swans & renting swan-shaped paddleboats.

Ocala National Forest

Ocala National Forest is in Florida, north of Orlando. It’s known for its large areas of sand pine scrub forest.

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Wekiwa Springs State Park is a 7,000-acre Florida State Park in Apopka, Florida. It is located 20 minutes north of Orlando.

Big Tree Park

The Senator was the biggest and oldest bald cypress tree in the world, located in Big Tree Park, Longwood, Florida.

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

Museum in a historic home showing sculptures & other work by Albin Polasek, plus Lake Osceola views.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a 2,241-acre Florida State Park and National Natural Landmark.

Snowhill Mountain Bike Trail

Snow Hill has some great single track mountain biking trails. This is part of the Little Big Econlockhatchee State Forest.

Fort Christmas Historical Park

Fort Christmas Historical Park features a replica of the 1837 fort and other historic old Florida buildings.

Markets & Vineyards

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Farmers Market

The Orlando Farmer’s Market is much more than just your average farmers market. Find seasonal fresh produce, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants, artwork,  and handmade craft items.

We are dog-friendly, so bring your pets and enjoy a perfect family afternoon.

Fleaworld and Funworld

Flea World was a flea market located in Sanford, Florida while  Fun World is an amusement park located adjacent to Flea World.

Chamberlin’s Market & Cafe

Chamberlin’s offer natural and wholesome organic foods for the family.

Orlando Brewing

At Orlando Brewing, you can bring your own food or order from local menus at this organic beer taproom with outdoor live music.

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

Lakeridge Winery offers complimentary tours and wine tasting seven days a week. Discover the art of winemaking via audiovisual presentation, and a guided tour.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

Upscale chain serving New American fare paired with house-label wines in a contemporary setting.

Shopping Malls

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Mall at Millenia

The Mall at Millenia is an upscale, contemporary, indoor shopping mall

Florida Mall

The Florida Mall is a super regional enclosed shopping mall.

Waterford Lakes Town Center

Waterford Lakes Town Center is an outdoor mall in Orlando, Florida, USA., in the Orlando metropolitan area.

Pointe Orlando

Pointe Orlando is an outdoor shopping center, located in Orlando, Florida.


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