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What’s New at Orlando’s Non-Themed Attractions

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(Courtesy KRUSH BRAU Park)

Krush Brau Park

Currently under construction at the abandoned Jungleland Zoo site in Kissimmee, Krush Brau Park will transform this vanished destination into a multicultural experience. What is the final vision? “If EPCOT and Boxi Park had a baby, it would be Krush Brau Park,” says Kerri Hofmann, the park’s front desk manager. Hofmann says the park will open in phases, with the earliest being late 2023 for the first phase. However, the German-inspired biergarten (brasserie and restaurant) should be completed by the end of 2022, hopefully in time for Oktoberfest. When completed, Krush Brau will also include an outdoor festival space and a five-acre Around the World Adventure with container bars and restaurants, entertainment and animatronic animals from each region. “L’une des choses les plus importantes pour nous et le propriétaire[WaylonKrushillustréci-dessus}estd’enfaireuneexpérienceabordable”déclareHoffmannotantundroitd’entréeminimalde”pasplusde10$à15$paradulte”Elleditqueleparcoffriraégalementdenombreusesoptionsadaptéesauxfamillestellesqu’unesalledesportdanslajungleuncentredejeuxunzoopourenfantsetuntrainsansrail[WaylonKrushpicturedabove}ismakingthisanaffordableexperience”saysHoffmannotingaminimalentrancefeeof“notmorethan-peradult”Shesaystheparkwillofferplentyoffamily-friendlyoptionstoosuchasajunglegymplaycenterpettingzooandtracklesstrain[WaylonKrushillustréci-dessus}estd’enfaireuneexpérienceabordable”déclareHoffmannotantundroitd’entréeminimalde”pasplusde10 $à15 $paradulte”Elleditqueleparcoffriraégalementdenombreusesoptionsadaptéesauxfamillestellesqu’unesalledesportdanslajungleuncentredejeuxunzoopourenfantsetuntrainsansrail[WaylonKrushpicturedabove}ismakingthisanaffordableexperience”saysHoffmannotingaminimalentrancefeeof“notmorethan-peradult”Shesaystheparkwillofferplentyoffamily-friendlyoptionstoosuchasajunglegymplaycenterpettingzooandtracklesstrain-KG


(COURTESY OF THE CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE)

Crayola Experience

Calling all creatives! Crayola’s colorful experience recently launched its first fully animated theater show attraction called “Chaos & Creativity”. Featuring its signature crayon characters and introducing new-to-the-world Crayola characters named Periwinkle and Cat, the show peels back the packaging to showcase the colorful chaos of running this creative paradise. Characters give guests a behind-the-scenes look at the Crayola Experience Command Central. The performance features Periwinkle (the new intern) who leads the show steeped in silly antics, blossoming friendships, and lessons in confidence at every turn. -KG


(COURTESY OF WONDERWORKS)

WonderWorks

This longtime Orlando favorite – the Upside Down House on I-Drive – offers the perfect getaway on a hot or rainy day. Dubbed “an amusement park for the mind,” this 35,000 square foot edutainment entertainment center offers a day of indoor games to challenge the mind and spark the imagination. Well known for its six “Wonder Zones” and over 100 interactive exhibits, WonderWorks recently launched two new interactives in its Physical Challenge Zone. (If you’ve never lain on the bed of nails in this area, it’s the perfect photo opportunity!) First up, try Twister, a modern digital take on the beloved ’60s game that transforms players into tangled human pretzels, as they put their hands and feet on the colorful game board. Then take on the Playbox challenge, which combines hand-eye coordination with a competitive edge. Also look out for the new “STEAM” room which houses science and art exhibits with a focus on education, including shark anatomy and digital art. -KG


(Courtesy City of Orlando)

Art²

Also known as “Art Squared,” this pocket-sized public city park is currently under development at the southwest corner of Orange Ave. and Robinson St, with an expected opening in fall/winter 2022. incorporate a café, art gallery, stage, seating, gift shop and digital video wall. With an artificial grass yard, concrete patio, picnic tables, hammocks and two food truck spaces, the space will host outdoor events such as movie nights, yoga and live performances. direct. -KG


(Courtesy ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER)

Orlando Science Center

OK, you’ve taken the kids to the orange grove dozens of times, attended Otronicon, and stepped back in time to prehistoric times at DinoDigs. What’s left to do at the Orlando Science Center? A lot! To get started, check out the ever-changing calendar of special events. While you might have missed the 10th annual Science of Wine fundraiser in April, check out Science Night Live, adult-only programming featuring special speakers, exhibits and workshops. Of course, stargazing at the Observatory never gets old (and makes for a romantic evening). And watching a larger-than-life educational film (like “Amazon Adventure” or “Into America’s Wild”) in the massive Dr. Phillips CineDome continues to mesmerize guests. From May 21, look for “Bionic Me,” a traveling exhibit that mixes physical activity with problem-solving tasks to test the limits of visitors’ personal abilities. In the fall, check out the Hot Wheels-based exhibit coming to OSC on October 8. On the horizon? Beloved NatureWorks will make way for “Life,” a new nature and conservation exhibit that will premiere in the summer of 2023.-KG