Our latest trip to Orlando was really a sport all on its own. I made sure to really plan our days accordingly so that we would have time to do almost EVERYTHING we wanted to do out there. We got in pretty late on a Monday so planning anything aside from a bite to eat was a waste of time. The next day was activity day and the first thing on our list was a visit to Crayola Experience in Orlando. Here are my top 3 reasons why visiting the Crayola Experience in Orlando is a MUST...
What is the Crayola Experience? The Crayola Experience is a hands-on color experience mainly geared towards kids, although I found myself having lots of fun. This location, along with the others that are opened or opening, feature hands-on attractions, a Crayola Cafe, and a Crayola Store. We LOVED the store!
Reason 1: SO MUCH TO DO!
There are 26 Hands-on attractions within Crayola Experience which all starts as soon as you walk in. The Crayon Experts say that you should plan to spend 3-5 hours inside of this place, but I can easily see people being there a full day as long as you got the snacks and the energy on hand.
Reason 2: SOUVENIERS
I'm not talking about the stuff you will buy at the gift shop on your way out. I'm talking about the fun, personalized stuff that you get included in your admission. When you walk in, you are handed a clear bag with 2 tokens for you to name your own crayon and to get a pack of Model Magic. Each person in your party gets one so my kid was lucky to get double the stuff. We Named our favorite colors of crayon, then got some model magic. The Model Magic station has all the tools you need to create, but my kid just wanted to bring it back to NYC. Our Drip Art didn't last in the luggage, but after peeling off the rest of the crayon, it still looked wonderful. We also caught the Crayon Factory show and received a brand new Baby Red Crayon! The clear bag doubles as a spot to put our gifts and creations.
I can't forget to mention that my favorite "souvenir" was made at the Be A Star stations. We got to take pictures and literally be inside our own coloring pages!
Reason 3: ENERGY BURNER
As parents, I know you can all relate to wanting our kids to calm down just a little. The Color Playground was a hit. My kid stayed there for a full Hour before she realized she was too tired to keep playing. We revisited the playground once more before we left and she actually requested a nap!
Making this our first stop of the day was perfect because we were the 1st ones there. That meant that we got to do EVERYTHING more than once before the crowds started to join in. More than 70,000 square feet of wonderful, whimsical adventures await your family at this one-of-a-kind attraction located at the Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida. To recap, Crayola Experience help kids and adults alike explore art and technology, express their creativity and experience color in a whole new way.