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Annual Manual 2013

Orlando Sports & Recreation

Spectator sports, biking and hiking, canoeing and kayaking, yoga and more

Photo: Fernando Medina, License: N/A

Fernando Medina

Orlando Magic


Orlando Balloon Rides
2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee
407-894-5040
orlandoballoonrides.com
One-hour long flights departing from the Disney area end with a champagne toast and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration.
 
Thompson Aire
Maingate Lakeside Resort
7769 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee
407-421-9322
thompsonaire.com
Also taking off from Kissimmee at sunrise with post-landing champagne and breakfast, Thompson is slightly pricier ($185 for adults) than its competition, but it offers a discounted rate of $105 for youth ages 10-15.

Laser Tag

Battlefield Live Orlando
3755 N.W. Highway 17-92, Sanford
407-547-8188
battlefieldliveorlando.com
Set out on an outdoor laser tag mission at the Central Florida Zoo. Pay $20 for an hour of play, which typically includes five 10-minute-long games.

Hard Knocks
5707 Dot Com Court, Oviedo
407-359-9091
hardknocksorlando.com
Urban-themed adventures allow players to defuse bombs, rescue hostages and, well, shoot each other up. Combat time is $22 for 30 minutes, but all-day gaming packages are also available.

Paintball

Orlando Paintball
7215 Rose Ave.
407-294-0694
orlandopaintball.com
Eight fields, both indoor and outdoor, mean you can play paintball here even during a torrential summer downpour. Admission is $10.95, and equipment rental packages, which include all-day admission, start at $30.95.

Paintball World Sports Complex
4801 W. Colonial Drive (at the Central Florida Fairgrounds)
407-218-9490
paintballworldorlando.com
Five fields to play on, with junior paintball leagues, paintball parties and holiday specials available. Admission is $15.95, and rental packages with admission start at $16.95.

Xtreme Paintball Xperience
1300 S. Poinciana Blvd., Kissimmee
407-873-9793
xtremepaintballxperience.com
This facility calls itself a “theme park for paintball” and boasts the largest playing fields in Central Florida, offering woods, themed fields and more. Admission is $10 per individual player and rental packages start at $15.

Skateboarding

Orlando Skate Park
400 Festival Way
407-246-2800
This outdoor concrete park is located near Fashion Square Mall. Now that Vans Skate Park is closed, it’s the only major skate park left in town.
Skydiving
 
Skydive DeLand
1600 Flightline Blvd., DeLand
386-738-3539
skydivedeland.com
DeLand is the skydiving training capital of the world, and this full-service facility caters to both the quivering newbie and the grizzled veteran. There’s also a bar where both can pound beers after landing.
 
Skydive Space Center
476 N. Williams Drive, Titusville
800-823-0016
skydivespacecenter.com
Do a tandem jump from 18,000 feet – one of the highest dives in the world – over the Space Coast. You can also enroll in “accelerated freefall training” to hone your mid-air acrobatics.

Wakeboarding

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