Adventure Experiences in Florida, or You Did What! While You Were at Annual Conference

We may be librarians, but that doesn’t mean we spend all our time behind a circulation desk.  If you have a sense of adventure or a need for speed, maybe one of these activities are just ticket for a break from annual conference.

Indoor Trampolines –

*Rebounderz – Indoor Trampoline Arena

6725 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32819

Admission:  All Access Unlimited Pass $38.99 +Jumps Socks $2.75


*Airheads – Indoor Trampoline Arena

33 West Pineloch Ave., Orlando, FL 32806

Admission:  Unlimited Jumping: $19.95 + Grip Socks: $2.99                                                                                                                   

*Jumpers 2 & Under: 50% off Admissions – Not combinable with other existing deals


Indoor Sky Diving –

*IFLY Orlando — Experience true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY’s vertical wind tunnel creates a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float. There’s no parachute, no jumping and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air, and it’s the most incredible adrenaline rush.

6805 Visitors Circle, Orlando FL 32819

Admission:  Price Packages, see website for details

Tandem Sky Diving

*Skydive Space Center – With minimal ground training, you are able to experience the exhilaration of freefall for nearly one minute before your tandem jumpmaster opens the parachute.

476 N Williams Ave, Titusville, FL

Admission:  Price Packages, see website for details


Hot Air Balloon Rides

*Orlando Balloon Rides – Get carried away in a Hot Air Balloon adventure.  Sunrise flights lasting approximately 1 hour, see the sites of the area.  Fully licensed and insured.  FAA certified.

Admission:  Weekday $155 Adult, $99 Child; Weekend $185 Adult, $109 Child


*Aerostat Adventures – Hot Air Balloon Rides — Aerostat Adventures Hot air balloon Team has been offering Hot air balloon rides in Orlando for over 16 years, making us one of the original and premier hot air balloon companies in Orlando. Reserve your sunrise Hot air balloon ride in Orlando today and catch sights of spectacular wildlife, pristine untouched wilderness and breathtaking views!

Admission:  $149 per person


Small Plane Rides

*Warbird Adventures — Come fly like the aces of yesteryear in some of the most significant military aircraft in history  and prepare yourself for the experience of a lifetime! Whether you want a thrilling aerobatic adventure or a smooth straight-and-level flight, the experience will never be forgotten. Great for first time fliers, nostalgia buffs, modelers and pilots.

233 N Hoagland Blvd, Kissimmee, FL

Admission:  Flight Packages beginning at $250


*Stallion 51 Corporation — Stallion 51 offers the rare opportunity to experience the legendary P-51 Mustang and the historic T-6 Texan in flight. Pilots and non-pilots alike can take the controls in dual-cockpit, dual-control authentic WWII vintage aircraft. Hands-on orientation flights include pre and post flight briefing, video recording of your flight, photo and certificate.

Stallion 51 has been a leader in WWII aviation for 25 years offering high quality orientation and check-out training flights. Keeping aviation history safe, exciting and available for everyone. Located at Kissimmee Gateway Airport.

3951 Merlin Drive, Lissimmee, FL 34741

Admission:  Call for Pricing


Zip Line Adventures

*Tree Trek Adventure Park — Orlando’s premiere aerial adventure course featuring zip lines, nets, Tarzan swings and other fun obstacles for every age and ability. Orlando Tree Trek’s color coded courses become progressively more difficult and are designed to challenge both the mind and body. Prepare yourself for the ultimate family adventure and explore Orlando like never before!

7625 Sinclair Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Admission:  Kids Course (7-11) $29.95; Junior Course (9-11) $38.95; Adult Course (12+) $49.95; Seniors (65+) $39.95

Discount rate for active or retired Military $39.95 (Be sure to bring your valid military ID when you come to climb!) 7% sales tax will be added to the admission fee.


Race Car Ride Along or Off Road Experience

*Richard Petty Driving Experience — Experience the real life thrills by riding shotgun in a 2-seat NASCAR race car driven by one of our professional driving instructors. 3-lap qualifying run at speeds up to 165 MPH. The Ride-Along program is operated at NASCAR racing locations nationwide.

Admission:  $99 – $135

Revolution Off Road – ATV’s, Dune Buggies, Mudding

Admission:  Check website for price packages


Vandy Pacetti-Donelson is a Library Media Specialist. She is a Florida Native, library advocate and Board Director for the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME). Find her online or follow her on Twitter @VandyPD.