Annual Manual 2013
Orlando Sports & Recreation
Spectator sports, biking and hiking, canoeing and kayaking, yoga and more
Published: April 12, 2013
Orlando Balloon Rides
2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee
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.
Maingate Lakeside Resort
7769 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee
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.
Battlefield Live Orlando
3755 N.W. Highway 17-92, Sanford
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.
5707 Dot Com Court, Oviedo
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.
7215 Rose Ave.
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)
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
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.
Orlando Skate Park
400 Festival Way
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.
1600 Flightline Blvd., DeLand
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
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.