By Allison Davies

Orlando has so many attractions for tourists that it can be very difficult to suggest a one-day itinerary that could give you a glimpse of its appeal. However, if you have just one day to spare and want to give your family the best possible time without going to any of the really expensive theme parks, you could think of a three-stop schedule for the day that covers the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, the Cirque Magique Dinner Show,and WonderWorks,.

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The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye

Established in 2105, the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is a recent addition to Orlando’s I-Drive. It is a 400-foot tall observation wheel that towers majestically to give visitors a completely new perspective of Orlando. If you are visiting Orlando for the first time, it is definitely a must-do that can act as a perfect beginning to your sightseeing day. The tallest observation wheel on this side of America allows you to get into an observation pod that gives you a fabulous view of the surrounds. What’s more, every pod is fitted with a touchscreen device that allows visitors to interact with the sights and learn more about what they are viewing from high up.


This is an indoor amusement park cum edutainment center that visitors of all ages will enjoy. You will be awestruck seeing the upside down structure of the entire complex that is divided into various Wonder Zones that are specially designed to entertain, spark imagination, and challenge the mind. The entire purpose of this facility is to open up the mind to the limitless possibilities of science and demonstrate some scientific fundamentals with the help of hands-on experiences. There are different zones like Indoor Ropes Course, 4D Extreme Motion Ride, the Natural Disasters zone, Light & Sound zone, Physical Challenge zone, Imagination Lab, Space Discovery, and the Far Out Art Gallery. It definitely ranks very high on the list of things to do in Orlando besides theme parks.

The Cirque Magique Dinner Show

Circus artists from all over the world come together at the Cirque Magique to provide entertainment like nowhere else. The 2½ hour show features clowns, comedy magicians, acrobats and even performing puppies in a variety of acts that are sure to mesmerize you and make you roar with laughter. With shows that are unique and performers that can’t be readily seen elsewhere, the show is already a big hit and has rocked the Orlando dinner show circuit. Bundled together with the show is the dinner; at Cirque Magique, the menu will please both kids and adults. You get a choice of entrees like chicken burgers, Black Angus cheeseburgers, hot dogs with French fries and delicious onion rings, and a mouthwatering choice of desserts; three whole scoops of ice creams with toppings of every kind. You can buy as much as you like circus treats like chicken nuggets, cotton candy, and popcorn.


If you are going to be visiting Orlando for just one day, then the three choices mentioned above represent your best options. Do remember to pick up an Orlando Explorer Pass that will save you loads of money over ticket prices at the gates.

Author Bio: Allison Davies is a travel writer. She has written a series of articles on top things to do in Orlando besides theme parks for a leading travel portal.

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