#18 of 49 – Visit WonderWorks

Okay, I’ve decided kid or no kid, if I see something I want to do, I’m doing it.  Every time I’m in Orlando and drive by this crazy building I wonder what’s inside.  Sure, I get it; it’s for kids.  But screw it.  I’m a kid at heart and the building looks so cool I finally decided to take a tour even if I didn’t have kid with me.

Did I feel weird as a grown ass man standing in line with all these kids?  Yes.  Did I care?  Yeah, a little.  Was it worth it?  Yes!  Because I satisfied my curiosity on what’s inside.

Would you like to know what’s inside???

Germs.  Lots of them.  This place is a germaphobe’s worst nightmare.  Just about everything has a hand rail to hold, a button to push, a lever to pull, or a screen to touch.  So needless to say, I spent a lot of time in the bathroom washing my hands, and walking around with my hands in my pockets.  Now despite that, there were some pretty cool things to enjoy for kids, or kids at heart. If I had a 10 year old son, I could see us making this place our second home.

The highlight of the attraction for me was the very first thing:  A bridge you walk across inside a rotating tunnel.  Why?  Because as a kid I remember watching the 6 Million Dollar Man and there was an episode where Steve Austin was chasing Big Foot through a spinning ice cave.  I wanted so badly to try running through that tunnel.  This attraction pretty much took me right back to when I was a 10 year old kid, sans Bigfoot.

Something I became quite familiar with due to my excessive hand washing, but never fell for once, was the old, “Woman’s sign inside the men’s bathroom trick”  Nice try WonderWorks, but you gotta work a little harder to trick this guy.

If you have a young son or daughter with a curiosity for science I would have to say this should  be a must to take them to.  The kids looked like they were having the time of their lives in this place.

There is an entire space science center inside that lets you try to land a Space shuttle in a simulator, ride on a zero G spinning thing, and so much more.  They have an indoor ropes course, laser tag, hurricane simulator, and 4-D movie theatre that I could have stayed in for hours on end.

Would I go back?  Sure, but I’d want to bring some rubber gloves or a large spray can of sanitizer.

Got any ideas for the remaining 31 adventures?  Leave a comment below and let me know! I might even ask you to join me.

 



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