Crayola Experience Orlando Review
Even though we are not huge theme park people we still love visiting Orlando. They have cool hotels, a ton of restaurants and lots of attractions that are not theme parks, Crayola Experience included. We have gone as a family a few times now and this Crayola Experience Orlando review is long overdue. My kids enjoyed it both times we went and it is somewhat affordable, especially when compared to theme park tickets. So if you need a break during your week in Orlando look no further.
What Is The Cost?
The cost to visit the Crayola Experience Orlando is currently $25.99 for anyone age 3 and up. You get a $3 discount buying them ahead online. We bought our tickets on Groupon though and there is currently a deal there for $28.79 but you also get $10 in Groupon Bucks back plus shopping portal discounts.
The real deal, if you think you would go more often then once a year, is the annual pass for $38.99. It drops down to $35 if you purchase 3 or more passes at once.
The Crayola Experience Orlando is located in the Florida Mall. Original name, I know. We took an Uber there for like $10 from our hotel on International Drive.
Here is the address and contact number:
8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
Crayola Experience Orlando Review: Section By Section Guide
I figured the best way to do this review is go over what they have to offer inside the Crayola Experience and break down each section you can take advantage of.
Wrap It Up
The first section you come to when you go upstairs at the Crayola Experience Orlando is Wrap It Up. This might be my favorite area, and one where you get a cool keepsake to remember your experience. You get to make your own Crayola Crayon and name it whatever you want. You pick from one of the colors, one of the designs and then pick the name that goes on the wrapper.
The machine then dispenses the crayon and your wrap. You then go over to the wrapping machine and roll the crayon in your unique, one of a kind Crayola cover. It is pretty neat and something your kids will love.
Crayon Factory Theater
We didn’t make it into this attraction but you can see how crayons are made in a live theater show.
Be A Star
Right next to the Crayon Factory is the Be A Star area. This is another keep sake making attraction. Here you get to make your own coloring pages and you are the star. Take as many pictures as you want with whatever background you choose. The paper is instantly printed and you can go to one of the many coloring tables to fill it in.
Rockin Paper & Silly Selfies
Across from Be A Star is Silly Selfies. Here you take a picture with a tablet and the change it up with goofy art work. Fill in the colors and then send it up to the main screen and watch it in action!
Every wanted to put on a rock show? How about one with just paper and binder clips? You heard that right. You color in some cut outs to make a figure and then attach binder clips to the bottom. You then take them over to the Rockin Paper employees and they set them up for the show. It lasts about a minute and your designs dance to music. It is pretty cool to watch.
Next to Rockin Paper is a Modeling Madness and crafts area. This is an additional cost but if you want to follow the instructions you can create the figure they have set up for with instructions. Or you can just play with the clay. The tokens cost 50 cents each and each clay package costs one token.
Across from Modeling Madness is Kaleidoscope where you become the artwork. It is a video screen of what you would look like in a kaleidoscope. And you can email the video to yourself.
A color lover’s dream! A big round table with 100’s of crayons stuffed in front of every seat. The perfect place to fill in those Be A Star pages.
Color Playground & Toddler Town
Are your kids full of energy but you need a break? Head to the middle of the Crayola Experience Orlando and let them burn it off in the two play structures.
Do your kids drawn on the floors, walls and car at home? No? Well they can here. Everything is ready to be chalked up in Scribble Square.
Turn your coloring page into a movie on the small screen. You color in one of the pictures and it scans it and turns it into live action on a computer screen.
Starting the second half of Crayola Experience Orlando is the Trading Post. Here you can do some next level stuff like hand wax art etc. It comes with an additional fee so most people will pass this over with everything else there is to do.
You Design & Scribble Scrubbies
Off to the right of Trading Post is You Design & Scribble Scrubbies. Scribble Scrubbies is free with entry and you get one animal per person (you should get a redemption ticket upon entry). You can color your tiny pet as many times as you want and wash it off and do it all over again!
You Design is a cool interactive area where you can color a car or a fashion show outfit. You upload them to the system and your design is tossed up onto the big screen. You can see your car design in action or your dress design walk down the runway.
Kind of like a mini kids escape room the Adventure Lab has a few different problems for your little ones to solve. Almost like an escape room for kids.
Cafe Crayola & Show
The Cafe Crayola is a place to sit down, take a break and grab a snack. There are a few different snack areas throughout the Crayola Experience but this is by far the largest. And if you time it right you could chow down while one of the Crayola Experience Cafe Shows is going on. It is usually science themed and somewhat interactive.
Don’t forget Crayola isn’t just about crayons they love paint too. You can make a masterpiece in the Paint Palette area and they have a quick dry set up so you can take it home without making a mess.
Have you ever done a crayon melting art project? It is fun isn’t it? Well now you can do it without worrying about all of the mess. Crayola Experience has specialized heating guns that melt the crayons for you as you wax draw. It is pretty awesome!
Melt & Mold
Staying with the melting theme there is a Melt & Mold area that lets you melt down a crayon and turn it into things like a car or a ring you can actually wear.
The last area of the crayon melting variety is Drip Art where you melt a crayon and then make a design while it drips down onto your piece of paper. Make it go faster or slower to change up the design. You can choose two different colors to mix together.
Crayola Experience Orlando Review: Final Thoughts
Crayola Experience Orlando is a fairly inexpensive way to fill up a morning or afternoon when visiting the area. You could even hit the worlds largest McDonald’s before or after your visit. It is a nice way to get out of the sun from the pool or theme parks and still offer something fun for the kids.
It is probably best to go early in the day or midweek since it can get pretty cramped in there overall during peak days and times. If you plan to visit more than once the annual membership is really cheap and you won’t feel bad leaving early if it gets too busy at any point.
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