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.
Twice a month at Orlando Kart Center, drivers experience a personal rendition of the movie Speed: they zoom around the outdoor course for a full two hours, competing in an endurance competition. Each lap around the sinuous road covers .8 miles, forcing drivers to encounter bumps and stay within curbing as they accelerate up to 45 miles per hour. This event is just one of many breakneck offerings at the center, whose karts and expert staff immerse guests in an authentic racing environment.
Owner Andre Martins oversees the raceway with impressive credentials at his back. As the manager of the Tony Kart US racing team, he led drivers to multiple national championships. He has also raced alongside champions himself, traveling to countries such as Belgium, Canada, and Brazil to showcase his steering finesse and seatbelt-buckling capabilities. Today, he welcomes drivers of all experience levels to tackle Orlando Kart Center's course—including pro racecar drivers, who utilize the track for training. Drop-in customers contend against each other in 10-minute heats, companies rent out the road for forced team-building events, and kart owners can reserve hours for private practice. Online scoreboards log the fastest times by day, week, and month, compiling track records for patrons to challenge.
At SeaWorld Orlando, the world of undersea wonder comes alive like no place short of the ocean itself. From the graceful might of the killer whales in the Shamu show One Ocean to the epic 3D voyage of sea turtles in the 360 TurtleTrek, the park explores the vibrant life that bustles just below the water's surface. The voyage even takes visitors to the cold shores of Antarctica, letting them see the world through the eyes of a the world's best-dressed bird in Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.