In just two short months, MRO Americas 2018 will be taking place at the Orange County Conference Center in Orlando, Florida from April 9 -12. Although this conference offers a heavy schedule with a wide variety of events, you may find that you have some free time during afternoon and evening hours. To make the most out of your trip, we’ve put together a guide of five untraditional sights to see and things to do for while visiting the Sunshine State.
Looking for something different than Disney? Head on over to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum where you can explore hundreds of wacky and weird exhibits. From the bizarre building structure, to the fascinating and unique artifacts, this museum will definitely be for one the books. The best part is the museum is located within a few miles of the Orange County Convention Center and is open until Midnight.
If you frequently indulge on shopping or dining, then Pointe Orlando is the place for you. With over 40 stores, restaurants and entertainment centers, this outdoor shopping mall has something to offer everyone. This excursion is a short 11 minute walk from the Orange County Convention Center and a quick 4 minute drive. Hours vary depending upon store or restaurant location, but general hours are 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Do you feel like kicking back and enjoying some live music after a long day? Blue Martini is an upscale martini bar offering a variety of after-work cocktails, dinner options and nightly live entertainment. The lounge opens at 4 pm and is located a half of a mile away from the Orange County Convention Center.
I’m sure Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has had you wondering how exactly chocolate is made. Although you won’t experience a chocolate waterfall, Chocolate Kingdom offers an awesome and interactive factory tour uncovering how chocolate is transformed from a bean into the creamy bar we all know and love. The tour takes approximately an hour and includes the chance to create your very own, customized chocolate bar. Notably, the last tour takes place at 5 pm. This excursion is less than a mile from the Orange County Convention Center.
This museum brings the Titanic back to life with actual artifacts and recreations of the ship. Tours are led by trained actors who portray real-life Titanic passengers. Your purchased ticket will be your boarding pass to go on an hour and half adventure looking back into the Titanic’s tragic past. This exhibit is two miles away from the Orange County Convention Center.