Less prone to explosions, bird collisions, and painful butt burns, the segway has edged out the jetpack as the official ride of the 23rd century. Glide along on a leisurely chariot of pretend fire with today's Groupon: for $29, you get 30 minutes of training and a one-hour segway tour from Old Town Segway Adventures (a $55 value).
Old Town Segway Adventures careens its guests along on a relaxing, nonwalking stroll through Orlando's Old Town and the nearby Walt Disney–created burg of Celebration, imparting glimpses of distinctive stores, picturesque trails, and local wildlife. After a 30-minute driving lesson, high-tech rollers set out on a meandering one-hour tour, stopping to window shop, peruse eateries, and glean environmentally conscious living tips from animated bluebirds. Segways, which are designed to be controlled by intuition, quickly respond to your every move, shifting the way you shift and dancing the way you dance to create a memorable tour experience. Call ahead to check availability and schedule your excursion.
As of April 28, 2011, Old Town Segway Adventures has moved to a new location on West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. Though some Groupon customers had negative experiences at the original location, this is the first Groupon being offered for the Orlando location, which runs different tours with a different staff.