Accessible things to do in Orlando besides the theme parks

Accessible things to do in Orlando besides the theme parks

The excitement in Orlando's theme parks is hard to replicate. We love to get carried away on the rides, squeal, laugh, be amazed, be thrilled. However, there are many other accessible things you can do in the Floridian city. In this post we propose some of them.
  1. Rent a Swan Boat at Lake Eola Park

The beautiful Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Orlando. It is accessible to people with reduced mobility, so you can leisurely stroll along the paved paths and watch the beautiful birds that inhabit it.

Rent the accessible swan-shaped boat and paddle around the famous fountain. It’s a fun experience. Also, at the park you can enjoy a picnic with the whole family.

The Walt Disney Amphitheater is also located here. It has accessible seating so that everyone can attend concerts.

  1. Catch an NBA game at the Amway Center

Opened in 2010, the Amway Center stands out for its state-of-the-art technology. Its sports facilities and customer services have won numerous awards. For this reason, it is well worth planning a visit.

The Amway Center specifies that customers with reduced mobility can park in the GEICO garage (advance reservations are recommended). The pavilion has accessible seating in different locations, fourteen elevators and courtesy escorts for people with specific needs.

You can find more information about their resources on their website.

  1. Get inside the museums

Have fun having your picture taken with the best wax figures at Madame Tussauds Orlando. The building is fully accessible for wheelchair users, and the staff is trained to assist you if you need it.

If you are a creative person, you may be interested in the exhibits at the Orlando Museum of Art. You can borrow a complimentary wheelchair for your visit.

You can also delve into the spectacular Titanic The Artifact Exhibition or learn science in a fun way at the Orlando Science Center. Without a doubt, Orlando can satisfy the minds of the most curious travelers.

4.    Escape to Florida’s accessible beaches

Not exactly in the city, but your visit to Orlando can include a getaway to a nearby beach. For example, New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach are located less than an hour’s drive away. Both offer amphibious wheelchairs free of charge at the lifeguard towers.

Daytona Beach specifies on its official website that it also has accessible surf chairs and ramps for swimmers with special needs.

5. Visit the oldest city in the United States

St. Augustine can be visited within an hour and forty minute drive from downtown Orlando. However, it is worth the trip to see its colonial architecture and multicultural heritage.

This city has more than 450 years of history. Due to its age, there are certain places with architectural barriers, but you can discover many of its historical and natural attractions.  

The Castillo de San Marcos has paved paths that wheelchair users can walk along. The fort’s rooms, bathrooms, theater and bookstore are accessible. The weapons deck is only accessible by stairs.

Other sites you can visit are the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum, the Lightner Museum or the Anastasia State Park.

6.    Live an unforgettable adventure on an airboat

South of Orlando, Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures proposes to discover the wild beauty of nature by airboat. Admire the wildlife and witness the Native American spectacles.

According to its website, the company provides a complimentary wheelchair in the park. The boat has three steps and cannot accommodate wheelchairs, so you may have to transfer. Consult your doctor if you have any doubts about whether this is a recommended activity for you.

7.    Explore the oasis of the Harry P. Leu Gardens.

50 acres of gardens are just minutes from downtown. Surround yourself with roses, camellias, azaleas, elms, oaks and camphor trees, among other plants at Harry P. Leu Gardens. As you connect with nature, you will also find unique sculptures.

The property is accessible for people with reduced mobility. In addition, wheelchairs are available at the Garden House Welcome Center.

8. Take an accessible bike ride

The Seminole Wekiva Trail is only a twenty-minute drive from downtown Orlando, and is a great place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city. The trail is wide and flat, allowing for easy acceleration. Many cyclists with reduced mobility often take their bike and experience the charm of this recreational and natural Florida area.

Remember that Travegali has a variety of accessible accommodations in Orlando. We guarantee your adapted room.

Tell us, what other accessible plans would you recommend?

Sources: City of Orlando, Amway Center, Madame Tussauds Orlando, Orlando Museum of Art, Titanic The Artifact Exhibition, Orlando Science Center, Visit Florida (1)(2), Daytona Beach, National Park Service,St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum, Lightner Museum, Florida State Parks, Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, Harry P. Leu Gardens

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