Located in The Florida Mall, at the crossroads of the Sand Lake Road and the Orange Blossom Trail (Highway 441), Crayola Experience Orlando is an interactive, hands-on art center perfect for families.
Whether you are looking for a rainy day activity, time away from the theme parks or just somewhere to let your creative kid create enjoy a day of play — Crayola Experience Orlando is the place to go for fun!
My family and I recently spent time exploring Crayola Experience Orlando and came home with great artwork and plenty of ideas of how we could create more art at home too.
Here’s a look at our experience –
A Look Inside Crayola Experience Orlando
At 70,000 square feet and 26 hands-on, interactive, activity stations – the bright colors welcomed us as we made our way up the stairs to the attractions. From the massive Color Playground to the Colossal Caddy, filled with thousands of crayons and coloring pages – we had a hard time deciding where to start first. Everything looked fun!
All of the stations were hands-on and interactive – and I loved that instructions were easy enough for even the little ones to catch on without much lead.
At the Color Magic station, our coloring pages came to life. We scanned the pictures into the touchscreen computer and the images came to life in an augmented reality on the screen! We could move our characters and even create backgrounds for them.
Another activity that we spent a lot of time at creating was the Art Alive area! Color a pre-determined picture or create your own from scratch and watch it appear on the wall-sized projection screen. My girls loved seeing their artwork come to life — and the colors were everywhere.
I used to love making drip art pictures as a kid and the oversized Drip Art activity was tons of fun — and yes, the adults can create their own artwork here too. Just load a crayon into the Drip Art machine and watch it melt, dripping crayon wax onto your swirling creation.
One of our favorite activities of the day was going to the Crayola Factory Show. Held numerous times a day, the show is about 15 minutes long and shows the process of how crayons are made and packaged for sales.
If you go, be sure to arrive a bit early to get a seat in the very front of the theater. Spots fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss seeing the action and fun of creating crayons!
We even got to pick out and name our own crayon at the Wrap It Up attraction. Just choose your favorite crayon color and customize your own Crayola crayon wrapper. The personalized crayon was a great keepsake of our fun day.
When you enter Crayola Experience Orlando, each person receives two tokens – good for use at both Wrap It Up and the Modeling Madness attraction – all other attractions are included with admission. Additional tokens are only 50 cents if you’d like to try it again.
Things to Know About Crayola Experience Orlando
Here are some helpful things to know when planning your visit to Crayola Experience Orlando –
Bring Your Own Bag – Each person receives a bag when you enter Crayola Experience Orlando, but I’d suggest bringing an additional bag, purse or maybe a bookbag. We made so many great pieces of art during our visit that I wanted to keep them all safe and flat during our time there!
Tickets Are Good All Day – Crayola Experience Orlando is attached to The Florida Mall and admission tickets are good throughout the day, so you can come and go as you please making this great for families looking to shop during their visit too.
Hungry? Check out Cafe Crayola – Cafe Crayola, the on-site dining spot features pizza, salads and plenty of great snacks. The Trading Post also sells Icees (with fun, color names) and tons of popcorn with a souviner bucket too.
Upgrade to Annual Pass – If you think you’ll be in the area numerous times over the next year, I’d highly suggest upgrading your daily ticket to an annual pass. The prices are affordable and it is worth the upgrade!
Save Time for the Gift Shop – Like all good attractions, the exit is located through the gift shop. And this one is colorful and filled with unique souvenirs. For the ultimate takeaway, check out the Pick Your Pack display. Choose from a small or large container and pack your container of a variety of colors.
Learn More About Crayola Experience Orlando
The Crayola Experience Orlando website has tons of special offers on tickets. From free admission to teachers (every day!) to free admission within 7 days of your birthday, you can also save money by purchasing your tickets in advance on the website too.
If you’re in need of a rainy day outing or just somewhere to get creative during vacation, this is the place to go. The average time spent at the attraction is about 3-4 hours. My family and I arrived when it opened at 10 a.m. and loved having some time to explore before others arrived!
For the latest news and planning your own visit, be sure to follow Crayola Experience Orlando on Facebook and on Twitter at @VisitCrayolaORL. To see more of the fun artwork and activities, check out Crayola Experience Orlando on Instagram.
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** My family and I received complimentary admission to Crayola Experience Orlando. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own. **