Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Florida Mall
8700 S Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 996-4600
Fax: (407) 996-4601
M&Ms World is located in the Florida Mall just a little southeast of downtown Orlando. Come prepared to be awed in this very amazing 16,000-square-foot, brightly colored store specializing in everything M & Ms. Anything you could imagine and anything you couldn't is available here with an added M&M touch. This consists of more than 4000 unique and delicious gift items. Be amazed at the massive wall display of every color of M&M made and create your own collections. It also has the #38 NASCAR M&Ms full-scale racing car on display. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
All kids and many grownups love this place. It offers a 10,000-square-foot, two-story arcade filled with high-tech video games. Outside, you'll find time-tested rides like go-karts, bumper cars and bumper boats. The park's KidsSpot offers mild thrills appropriate for children ages 2-6. If all this activity leaves you hungry, eat at the on-site snack bar. Admission is free, but you do pay for each ride you take and each arcade game you play.
This mini golf complex is full of fun for the whole family. From the usual arcade and 18-hole course, this unique venue also features 25 live alligators that visitors can feed! The Congo River Adventure Golf offers more than just your run-of-the-mill course, put past waterfalls, rock formations and the zebra striped plane. You can also check out the gemstone mining area and find glittering gems and treasures.
Thrills are for sharing! Only Wet 'n Wild Orlando gives you more themed, multi-person thrill rides than any other water park around. Signature hits like Disco H2O, Brain Wash, The Flyer and more — high-speed, seriously twisted, multi-person family adventures that let you experience the excitement with up to four people at a time. So whether you visit with friends or family, Wet 'n Wild makes it easy to feel the fun and share the rush!
One of the first theme parks to open in Orlando, SeaWorld has been operating here for more than 30 years. The 200 acres of attractions and animal shows make this a perennial favorite with Florida visitors. Many new attractions and rides have been added to the original fun including a laser-fireworks-water extravaganza and high-tech thrill rides. The park also hosts a number of family-friendly events, including February's Bud & BBQ Fest. See website for latest info.
WonderWorks bills itself as a museum “where science has gone crazy.” This attraction will amuse both children and adults and they can pick up some quirky scientific information along the way. This bright, upside-down establishment offers more than 100 hands-on exhibits, including the Bridge of Fire walk-through (which simulates the power of 250,000 watts of electricity), a Mystery Lab and the Earthquake Experience simulation room. Visit for a quirky and educational experience.
Holy Land Experience is not your typical Orlando theme park. The park provides guests of all ages with affordable and educational fun, where the whole family is included in interactive story-telling. Located southwest of the downtown area, the park was designed to show visitors how Jesus' life was lived out so many centuries ago. Step back in time to the Holy Land where you can witness a variety of stories taken directly from the Bible (and acted out before you), and discover interesting artifacts that are on display in numerous exhibits.
Dance, drink, shop, and see it all in one place–Universal CityWalk®. Only here can you walk from some of Orlando’s most popular restaurants into some of its hottest clubs, trendiest shops and state-of-the-art theatres. It’s anything and everything you want to make your night come alive–Universal CityWalk, the Entertainment Capital of Orlando℠.
Experience the excitement of two spectacular theme parks, non-stop nightlife, and more at Universal Orlando® Resort. Here you’ll soar above Hogwarts™ with Harry Potter™. Save the city from certain doom with Spider-Man®. Be transformed into a Minion on the heartwarming and hilarious 3-D ride based on Despicable Me. And join the battle on the new TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride–3D, now open. It’s an entire universe of action, fun, and excitement that takes you and your family where you never thought you’d go. Vacation Like You Mean It, at Universal Orlando® Resort.
Have a magical day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Based on the well-known book series and the amazing movies, this theme park brings the story to life. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is separated into different areas based on the movies with fantastical attractions in each section. Dine at the Three Broomsticks, find a unique treat at Honeydukes and have an adventure on the thrilling Dragon Challenge roller coaster. If you're a Harry Potter fan you can't miss this theme park!
Take an unforgettable journey through uniquely themed islands where your favorite adventures come to life. Step into the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™; help save the city on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®; and escape the jaws of a T-rex on the Jurassic Park River Adventure®.
Make the great escape at Escapology. This attraction features fun themed game rooms for groups of up to six players. Participants can select a mission, and have only 60 minutes to solve clues and puzzles to succeed. The missions include gunfight at Arizona Shootout, nuclear war at Cuban Crisis, and the excursion in the Chinese ship at Shanghaied.