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See Orlando for Free With Our Ocean Explorer Package

  • By Tammy van der Westhuizen
  • Published 06 September 2023
  • Revised 06 September 2023
See Orlando for Free With Our Ocean Explorer Package
  • By Tammy van der Westhuizen
  • Published 06 September 2023
  • Revised 06 September 2023
See Orlando for Free With Our Ocean Explorer Package
  • By Tammy van der Westhuizen
  • Published 06 September 2023
  • Revised 06 September 2023
As we bid farewell to summer, there's still a lot to anticipate on the horizon. And our September Sale promises to brighten your day with its remarkable deals. In addition to enjoying savings of up to 40% on your holiday and cutting down on dining costs with our dine4less card, you'll also receive four FREE sought-after Orlando experiences with our Ocean Explorer Package, offering you more choices than ever.

First, you get two of our favourite experiences as standard: 7-day access to the I-Ride Trolley on International Drive and a $20 Mall of Millenia shopping voucher for all those aged over 12. Next, you get to tailor your experience by choosing two other activities. How about taking in 400-foot views of Orlando aboard The Wheel at ICON Park or dining with bottomless pizza and wine on International Drive? Or perhaps you'd rather escape the city for the Alligator Capital of the World, enjoy an airboat ride through the Everglades at Boggy Creek, or meet over 200 species of animals at Wild Florida. If you need any help deciding, look no further than our guide below…

Ocean Explorer’s Set Experiences

7-day I-Ride Trolley Access

In Orlando, there is one major thoroughfare that trumps them all - International Drive. Thankfully, you’ll have free access to the I-Ride Trolley for seven days, so you get to hop on and off at I-Drive’s thrilling spots at your pleasure. Some major stops along the route are SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, ICON Park, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, WonderWorks, FunSpot America, and other fun attractions. 

What’s more, some of Orlando’s top restaurants and shopping centres lie on this route, so you can stop for lunch or some retail therapy in between your adventures. Enjoy frequent transport every 20 minutes on the air-conditioned bus - a perfect respite in the Orlando heat. Operating between the hours of 8 am and 10:30 pm, you’ll have the whole day to explore International Drive’s entertainment strip on the I-Ride Trolley route. 

$20 Mall at Millenia Shopping Voucher with Valet Parking

No other place in the world outshines America’s malls. And Mall at Millenia is Orlando's crowning jewel. With over 150 stores, services, and eateries, you’ll have a world of choice to spend your $20 gift card. But first, you will arrive with free valet parking to the value of $12, so you can take your time exploring the mall for your perfect purchase. What's more, when you see the beauty and cosmetics shop Sephora, pop in to collect another free gift from us!

Please note that adults and children aged 12 and above are eligible for this voucher.

Ocean Explorer’s Optional Extras 

Now we hand you the wheel. You can head to night-time entertainment on i-Drive or venture out of O-town to the rural side of Florida for a nature retreat. Learn more about your options below, and choose two of the experiences to complete your Ocean Explorer bundle.

Admission to Gatorland

We’re delighted to offer you free tickets to Gatorland, the Alligator Capital of the World. And you won’t only find alligators in this swampy marshland - wild cats, exotic birds, tortoises, snakes, and capybaras are among the resident species. 

Think alligators can’t put on a show? Well, you’re yet to watch Alligator Jumparoo, where you’ll cheer on gators as they compete for a tasty chicken lunch. Watch them jump up to 4 feet out of the water to sink their teeth into a meaty meal. 

Another one of Gatorland’s popular shows is Alligators - Legends of the Swamp. You’ll shake your head in disbelief as a daring staff member climbs into the alligator enclosure to demonstrate the gator’s sharp survival skills. You may hold your breath at moments, but this spectacular performance is an absolute must-see. Then, if you’re feeling brave enough, participate in the Up-Close Encounters show, where you can pet a spider or even hold a snake.

Gatorland offers exhilarating extras for an added cost. You can zipline 350 feet over a breeding gator marsh, enter a barrier-free gator swamp and stand within a few feet of these predatory reptiles. Or you can board the Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure for the ride of your life through a teeming gator pond!

The Wheel at ICON Park

Gain a new perspective of Orlando from 400 ft above on The Wheel at ICON Park. Enjoy an 18-minute ride in the sky as you survey the landscape and try to locate Orlando’s world-famous attractions. From your pod, you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of Universal Orlando Resort’s sprawling theme park, while SeaWorld Orlando and Walt Disney World’s parks are also visible. See who is the first in your party to locate Volcano Bay, Hogwarts, and VelociCoaster! And if it's a clear day, you can view Kennedy Space Center along the Atlantic Coast. 

While daytime gives you a sweeping panorama of Orlando and its surroundings, a nighttime ride on The Wheel is a show-stopping spectacle. A total of 64,000 dazzling LED colour-changing light bulbs illuminate the Orlando skyline as The Wheel slowly rotates. If you time your ride correctly, then you can admire Disney’s brilliant firework display from above and watch the pyrotechnics burst to life right in front of you. 

Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show Tickets

For an evening of endless entertainment, and just as importantly, endless food and drink, visit the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. There’s a reason why this is Orlando’s longest-running dinner show, and it's perfect for young families.

Watch disappearing acts unfold before your eyes as you perform your own on bottomless pepperoni pizza and salad plus unlimited drinks - including wine, beer and soda. What’s more, the show's host, Tony Brent, is not only a master of magic but something of a comedy genius. Expect bellyaching laughter and a memorable night your kids will talk about all trip. And if you want your time in the spotlight, you can participate in magic tricks too!

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventure

For a chance to view Florida’s wildlife in their natural environment, take an airboat tour at Boggy Creek - the gateway to the Everglades. You’ll discover a wide range of animals, including everything from gators and bald eagles to roaming deer and wild hogs - depending on the time of day. So bring your binoculars, lather on the sun lotion, and discover the rural side of Florida.

After your swampy boat ride, spend time at Boggy Creek’s interactive parkland to learn about the fascinating ecology and history of Central Florida’s wetlands. Head to the Gator Pond to observe Florida’s reptilian beasts as they bathe in the warm sunshine and splash about in the water. To lure the gators closer to you, why not purchase gator food at the park? Then enter the Butterfly Enclosure and Garden for a calmer experience. Here's our top tip: if you stand still enough, a butterfly may just land on your nose! 

Next, view the Native American Village for an enlightening exhibition of Central Florida’s Jororo Tribe’s lifestyle. Enter the thatched Chickee huts, where you’ll find the Big Mountain family’s authentic artefacts and crafted items for daily use. For an extra fee, you can participate in engaging demonstrations from Little Big Mountain about his culture’s traditions and lifestyle. What’s more, you can also dig for treasure at Boggy Creek’s diamond and fossil mine at a cost - and whatever you find, you keep! 

Admission to Wild Florida

Wild Florida is a must for animal lovers of all kinds. Here, you can discover over 200 native and exotic species. Familiarise yourself with some of Wild Florida’s resident predators, like Crusher, the 1,000-pound alligator; Nala, the panther; and Luke the ring-tailed lemur. Some animals, like Crusher, also star in shows, demonstrating the fascinating skills unique to their species. Please note that the animals are not forced to perform, and that shows are sometimes cancelled if the animals are not up for it.

For a chance to interact with Wild Florida’s tamer beasts, head to the Petting Zoo where you can feed goats, alpacas, zebras and get to hold baby animals. Then walk through the shaded cypress boardwalk to explore the Hawk Swamp, keeping your eye out for owls resting in the trees. Feeling a little adventurous? Then why not dine on gator bites at the Chomp House Grill for a one-of-a-kind lunch. 

Wild Florida also has a range of paid extras for you to enjoy. Hit the road on the Drive-Thru Safari Park and observe African species roaming on the grasslands. You can also take an airboat tour of the wetlands, or book an intimate animal encounter to learn more about your favourite animal.

Ready to book your Florida holiday? Check out our best deals for Orlando in 2024 and beyond here

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