Spending Memorial Day Weekend in the central Florida area? There are lots of fun activities to enjoy this holiday weekend. Whether you're all about theme park thrills or prefer to take in scenic vistas, there's something for everyone to love in Orlando. If you’re looking for Orlando Memorial Day Weekend 2020 ideas, check out some of these local activities and fun things do in Orlando in May, including…

  • Visit the exciting I-Drive 360 Complex
  • Explore Lake Eola Park
  • Take a trip to the Kennedy Space Center
  • Check out the animals living in the Everglades
  • Visit Lion Country Safari
  • and more...

Save on Attraction Admission

Regular admission to a number of these attractions are included on the Go Orlando pass. Choose as you go from dozens of Orlando attractions & activities and save up to 50% off combined admission vs paying at the gate. See all available passes and Orlando attractions – Learn more. Please note, some of these special May and Memorial Day weekend events may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Orlando pass.

Head to a Theme Park

Visit Fun Spot America Theme Park for classic rides and theme park fun Celebrate the start of the summer season at one of Orlando's many theme parks. Spend some time enjoying classic theme park rides at Fun Spot America Theme Park. Kids and adults alike can take their turn on the famous, multi-level Go Kart tracks, knock around on the bumper boats, take a spin on The Revolver wheel, and more. Getting In: Fun Spot America tickets are included with the Go Orlando pass.


LEGOLANDFLORIDA-LEGOMOVIE-0001 Another top theme park option is LEGOLAND® Florida. This 150-acre park is filled with attractions that are just perfect for kids 12 and under. Your kids can go on over 50 rides, see a show, and explore the Miniland cities in Miniland USA. Don't forget to visit LEGO Heartlake City, where you can meet new friends and play around with the whole gang. Then, there's the "LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure," which allows fans to continue their love for the LEGO Movie. Getting In: LEGOLAND Florida tickets are included with the Go Orlando pass.

The I-Drive 360 Entertainment Complex

The-Orlando-Eye--1 Check out the exciting area all the locals are buzzing about. Filled with shops, restaurants, and attractions, this fun-packed entertainment complex right in Orlando, promises visitors a memorable time. Be sure to take a ride on ICON Orlando (formerly Coca-Cola Orlando Eye), take pictures with your favorite celebs at Madame Tussauds, walk through the 360-degree underwater tunnel at SEA LIFE Aquarium or discover a new appreciation for anatomy at Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! Getting In: ICON Orlando tickets and Madame Tussauds tickets are included with the Go Orlando pass.

Visit Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy-Space-Center-Visitor-Complex-5 Visit one of the world's greatest hubs of technology and discovery, the Kennedy Space Center, and explore where many of mankind's greatest accomplishments have taken place. Tour NASA's launch and landing facilities, play around with interactive simulators, and meet a real astronaut! Getting In: Kennedy Space Center tickets are included with the Go Orlando pass.

Lion Country Safari

Lion Country Safari Orlando Visit America's first wildlife preserve where over 900 animals (lions included) roam free over two safari parks. Families and animal lovers will want to visit Lion Country Safari, where you can drive the four-mile route through hundreds of zebra, rhinos, giraffes, wildebeest and of course, lions. There's also a walk-through safari with a chance to feed giraffes and visit a petting zoo. Getting In: Lion Country Safari tickets are included with the Go Orlando pass.

Explore Central Florida Everglades

Go on a Boggy Creek airboat ride through the Everglades this Memorial Day Weekend Explore the Everglades on a Boggy Creek Airboat tour and see gators, turtles, birds, and more in their natural environment. Glide across the surface of the water between walls of tall grass. To help you plan, it's important to know that the best time to see the most wildlife is in the morning between 9AM and 11AM. Getting In: Boggy Creek Airboat tour tickets are included with the Go Orlando pass.

Tour Winter Park

winter-park-scenic-boat-tourOne of the most beautiful suburbs of Orlando is Winter Park, a city filled with indie shops, tasty restaurants,  delightful gardens, and lovely architecture. In addition to popping in a few local businesses, why not take a boat tour of Winter Park's peaceful canals and lakes? It's a great way to spend a relaxing hour. Getting In: Winter Park Boat Tour tickets are included with the Go Orlando pass.

Explore Lake Eola Park

By Visitor7 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons By Visitor7 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Located right in the heart of downtown Orlando, the scenic Lake Eola Park is a great place to spend a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend with friends and family. Visitors will enjoy seeing the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain which is the "official" icon of the City of Orlando. Take a stroll on the scenic walking paths, pack a picnic and toss a Frisbee around, or rent a swan-shaped paddle boat and paddle around Lake Eola. Getting In: It's free to explore Lake Eola Park.

Stroll the Beaches

Whether you want to head all the way to New Smyrna or Cocoa Beach, or feel like exploring the tiny but delightful Winter Park Beach, there are fabulous beach options to fulfill your Memorial Day summer dreams. Get to the beach early to get a great spot, grab a towel and you're pretty much set to go! Getting In: Beach admission is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go Orlando pass. For more information, please visit the website of your chosen beach.

Remember to Save on Admission

There you go - plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Orlando in May to help you plan your Memorial Day weekend itinerary. Remember, many of these great ideas are included on the Go Orlando pass, where you can save up to 50% on combined admission vs paying at the gate. We really hope you consider adding a few of these popular options to your upcoming plans. Enjoy!