For many visitors, a trip to Orlando is synonymous with a trip to Walt Disney World. However, locals know that there’s more to this Central Florida city than its theme parks and convention centers. Whether you’re based in Orlando or visiting for one of its many conferences, enjoy one of these awesome team outing ideas in Orlando to see another side of this beautiful city. Be prepared to be impressed by this eclectic city!
1. See a rocket launch at the Kennedy Space Center
The world’s most famous launch pad is less than an hour’s drive east of Orlando. Why not take your team here to see a real-life rocket launch in person? In addition to lift-offs, you’ll find dozens of other exhibits at this iconic location. You can marvel at the Space Shuttle Endeavor up close, or take part in hands-on experiences that include simulators and a microgravity chair. If you’ve ever dreamed of going to Space Camp, then this is one of the most exciting team outing ideas in Orlando for you! Take part in the Astronaut Training Experience for the most comprehensive outing.
2. Rent a memorable venue on Peerspace
For a fully customizable team outing, find a venue on Peerspace where you can get away from the office for an off-site meeting or team retreat. From this creative event space where you can take team photos to a modern home with a swimming pool and game room, you’ll find dozens of spaces all over the state that can accommodate groups of all sizes and interests.
Plus, you can call up the Concierge service to book a professional caterer, rent furniture or A/V gear, or line up a workshop facilitator. If you’re visiting Orlando for a convention, this is a great way to make sure that you have everything you need for a successful business trip.
3. See the local wildlife at Gatorland
No trip to Florida is complete without a sighting of one of the state’s most terrifying creatures — the alligator. Gatorland makes for a great team outing idea in Orlando, with its zip lines, off-road adventure tours, and other thrilling team-building experiences. Start the trip off with a zip line ride over an enclosure of live alligators, then head to the Crocodile Conference Room for a catered lunch or workshop for up to 40 people. If you’re feeling brave, stick around for the Gator Night Shine, when you can explore the Alligator Breeding Marsh after dark!
4. Swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove
For a less threatening animal encounter, take your team to Discovery Cove, where you can rent a private cabana and enjoy an afternoon on a tropical beach. The best part of this resort, though, is how close you can get to the wildlife. Discovery Cove gives you and your team the chance to feed rays, swim with sharks, and even play with dolphins. For the most immersive experience, take an underwater walk through a coral reef on the SeaVenture tour. A special helmet makes the reef accessible for people who can’t swim or are too claustrophobic to scuba dive.
5. Ride an all-terrain vehicle at Revolution Off Road
Drive your own eight-wheeled vehicle through the swamps of Central Florida on a private tour with Revolution Off Road. Your team will break up into groups of four to take the amphibious “Mucky Duck” vehicle on a trip through land and water. All you need is a driver’s licence to get behind the wheel. They also offer dune buggy rides and other group activities, such as archery.
6. Visit the observation deck at the Citrus Tower
Florida isn’t exactly known for its mountains, and this 226-foot tower that was built in 1956 is still the highest viewing point in the state. Rent out the top level for an off-site meeting or retreat at an affordable hourly rate. There’s room for up to 25 guests and two wait-staff. You’ll have A/C to keep you comfortable as you enjoy the views from the glass-enclosed observation deck.
7. Take a tour of the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp
Cassadaga is known for being the center of the spiritualist movement in the United States. A designated Historic District, Cassadaga has 55 Victorian-era houses, many of which are home to resident mediums, psychics, and other spiritualists. You don’t have to believe in spiritualism yourself to enjoy learning about the history of this unconventional community. If you’re feeling brave, you can go on an Encounter Spirit Night Tour or have your own private psychic reading.
8. Have a team-building event at WonderWorks
This kid-friendly museum is a fun team outing idea in Orlando for groups of all ages. You’ll enter the museum through an upside-down house and find yourself in a 35,000-sq.ft. facility with laser tag, a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, 4D XD Motion Theater, and more. Rent the banquet room for up to 125 people, or buy out the whole facility for up to 750 guests. You’ll enjoy team photos, A/V equipment, catering options, and the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show.
9. Sing karaoke at CityWalk’s Rising Star
Head to Universal Orlando’s CityWalk for a one-of-a-kind karaoke experience. You’ll get more than a microphone at this age 21+ venue, which provides a live band and backup singers on some evenings. Book the VIP Service to have your own seating area and server, but don’t be shy to get up in front of the crowd at this popular Orlando venue!
10. Ride in an amphibious car at the Boathouse
We’ve already seen one kind of amphibious car on this list, so now is your second chance to go for a spin. These stylish vintage “Amphicars” were built in West Germany in the 1960s and only a few of them are still used today. You’ll find several of them docked at the Boathouse in Disney Springs, where groups of three to four people can go for a guided tour led by an experienced captain.
Orlando is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country for a reason. With its sunny weather and variety of attractions, you’ll find more than enough team outing ideas in Orlando to keep anyone entertained. Whether you want to see the local wildlife, learn about space travel, or host your own event at a Peerspace venue, this list is a great starting point to help you plan a fun outing for your team! Remember, you can always call up the Concierge if you need additional services or gear delivered to your Peerspace rental.