Five Heart Pounding Orlando Experiences

Things to Do — By Kristen Manieri on October 27, 2010 at 1:37 am

Put some zest into your lazy vacay by spicing it up with a few experiences that will get your pulse racing.

Start by swallowing your pride when you step up to the microphone at Rising Star, Universal CityWalk’s karaoke bar where you’ll sing your guts out with a live band and back-up singers. Don’t worry…  these guys can make ANYONE sound like the next American Idol. And speaking of AI, why not audition while you’re visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Every day, one lucky contestant wins the chance to try out for the real deal.

NASCAR by James Marvin Phelps

Next, fuel your need for speed at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. This authentic NASCAR experience offers a wide variety of options from tame ride-alongs to full-throttle drives in your own speed racer. Either way, you’ll be hitting speeds of up to 165 MPH.

Skydiving by Snap Man

Who hasn’t dreamed of the thrill of swimming with sharks? Make that dream into a reality at the Shark Deep Dive at SeaWorld. This 90-minute plunge will have you floating in a cage as several shark species curiously swim nearby. Epcot’s DiveQuest offers a similar experience in their 5.7 million gallon tank filled with sharks, fish, and sea turtles.

Finally, experience what some would call the ultimate thrill – skydiving. Depending on your level of courage, you can go for the full monty, jumping from a plane a the Skydive Space Center, or the less brave can opt for the skydiving simulation experience at SkyVenture Orlando. Not quite as thrilling, but it’s still tons of fun.

For even more exhilarating experiences… check out this guide. Happy adventures!