Tykes carom to their heart's content in Puzzles' felicity-inducing indoor playscape, full of things on which to bounce, slide, and merry-make. The center's bounce-house arena hosts a bevy of bounding delights, including the World of Disney, decorated with popular animated characters such as Tigger and Mickey Mouse, and the dodgeball arena, where combatants can face off like the Aztecs of legend: in a bounce house. For less rigorous physical activity, little 'uns can give lower limbs a break while enhancing coordination skills and strengthening digits in the arcade area, or visit the concessions to fill empty tummies with pizza (not included in this Groupon).
Signature service: Bounce House & Party Rental
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Licensed and insured, we can go to parks and events; sanitized [equipment]
Pro Tip: Great customer service; [we speak] Spanish, English, and Portuguese; add-on popcorn machine, chairs, and toddler bouncy
Each year, hundreds of people beg Cirque du Soleil to teach them how to do what they do?only to be told to get off the stage and return to their seat. Orlando Circus School gives you an "in" that doesn't interrupt any shows. The school's founders, Andrei Roublev and Irina Roubleva, both worked in the famous troupe during their nearly 20 years in the circus industry, and a number of their instructors are still active Cirque du Soleil members today.
Orlando Circus School?s studio is equipped with all the accoutrements needed for building one's crowd-wowing skills?plus moveable, colored lights for staging full performances. There, students of all ages can hurt gravity's feelings on the flying trapeze and catch one another in mid-air. Hanging silks and Spanish webs treat you to the sensation of pirouetting perpendicular to the floor. Even if students prefer to remain earthbound, they can hone their juggling, cartwheel across the floor inside a German wheel, or practice tightrope-walking at a height that would hardly terrify an ant.
The rickety bridges and sky walkways of Zip-n-Climb Adventures' ten-foot course lead climbers ages four and up toward a zipline that carries them back to terra firma. Climbing elements and obstacles on the 20-foot and 30-foot levels connect to multiple zip lines that send participants flying back to earth. For a more intense adventure, the leap of faith lets thrill seekers leap to the ground from the top of a 20-foot pole. Six total ziplines crisscross the intricate aerial ropes course, which can accommodate individuals and groups for recreation, parties, or teambuilding activities.
Before invading Hunter's Creek Golf Club, you may want to invest in a stronger navy; the course is loaded with water hazards. Designed by Lloyd Clifton, the 18-hole course unfurls rolling fairways through 13 ponds, most of which nestle in the shadows of windswept cattails. Timbers and sandtraps also pock the layout, which stretches to an imposing 7,268 yards from the tips. Golfers who can stripe the fairways and evade greenside traps still have a test awaiting, as vast greens make any two-putt a tricky proposition. Before rounds, golfers can munch on pub food anchored by local produce and seafood at The Creekside Grill, where panoramic windows give way to views of the course and the migratory patterns of caddies.
The only way to get into Gatorland is to walk straight into an alligator's toothy maw. The giant mouth provides entrance to 110 acres of marshy wildlife preserve––home to a vast ecosystem populated by thousands of alligators, crocodiles, and birds, including rare wading birds and four rare white alligators. Among these, more than 130 gators splash and lounge in the park’s breeding marsh, which visitors can view safely from a three-story observation tower or while sitting on the shoulders of Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
Yet one of the biggest thrills of Gatorland is the reptile's raw power. Visitors can see this on full display during the Gator Jumparoo show, where alligators leap four to five feet out of the water to snag food directly from a trainer’s hands, or during the Gator Wrestlin' Show, where a handler demonstrates survival skills. True thrill-seekers can even dangle over the breeding marsh while riding the 65-foot-tall Screamin’ Gator Zip Line. And to experience the unsettling sensation of stumbling upon a swamp filled with alligators at night, the Night Shine takes participants deep into gator territory armed with only a flashlight and a few hot dogs.