Two free days with teen in Orlando in March

Jan 8th, 2019, 12:05 PM
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Two free days with teen in Orlando in March

We are traveling with our 16 year old son to Orlando in the third week in March. We will have 4 days at Disneyworld, but need something to do for the 2 other days. We are not looking for anything too pricey. He likes the outdoors and sports. While seeing a beach might be fun, he won't want to hang out all day with mom and dad at the beach! We will be relying on Uber for transportation to and from sites and are staying near DW. We would like to do something less-touristy and more to do with the authentic experience of the area. Any ideas would be appreciated!
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Jan 8th, 2019, 01:57 PM
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See if you can get to the Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral). Or is there a baseball game with one of the pro teams nearby? Look on Stubhub for less expensive tickets.
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Jan 9th, 2019, 08:48 AM
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Thank you for the suggestion!
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Jan 10th, 2019, 09:21 AM
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According to
the Orlando Magic have home games on March 14, 17, 20, and 22.
Since the Magic are not exactly burning up the NBA this season, getting tickets should not terribly difficult.
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Jan 10th, 2019, 09:55 AM
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Great idea!! Thank you!
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Jan 11th, 2019, 06:34 AM
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Orlando Solar Bears are also in town that week. (March 13, 15,16). It is a minor league hockey team (ECHL) that also plays in the same arena as the magic (Amway arena). Tickets are significantly less expensive that Magic ($12 - $50 range).
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Jan 11th, 2019, 08:15 AM
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Your "two free days" probably won't be free in touristy Orlando. Ha. Ha. Uber to the space center, or even shuttles, can be costly. Renting a car for the day might be the cheapest option.

Baseball probably won’t work. Spring training seems mostly in south Florida these days. Even the Braves have moved away from Disney. Lakeland (Detroit Tigers) probably the closest.

Disney Springs is free, except for the shops and restaurants. There are paddle boats and the like there, but there also are some I believe that may be less expensive on the lake in downtown Orlando.

Wild Willy’s airboat tours? See alligators. They say to check groupon for discounts.
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Jan 14th, 2019, 02:23 PM
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Great suggestions. Thank you!
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Jan 19th, 2019, 12:59 PM
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If he likes the outdoors, how about a visit to one of our beautiful state parks?

Wekiwa Springs State Park…

Blue Spring State Park

At Blue Spring, you can see some manatees in their natural habitat.
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