One Day in Orlando Itinerary – Experience Orlando in a Day for Under $100

Only have one day in Orlando to explore? Here’s a suggested itinerary for how you and your family can best spend your limited time in sunny Florida.

It’s a great one day itinerary for families, and is an exciting alternative to some of the more pricey theme parks. We know you will have a blast visiting these top attractions.

This one day itinerary includes:

  • The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
  • WonderWorks
  • The Cirque Magique Dinner Show

Spending more time in Orlando? Then take a peek at one of our sample 2 day or popular 3 day itineraries.

Save on Attraction Admission

Pick up a 3-Choice Orlando Explorer Pass and save off combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Remember, this 1 day in Orlando itinerary is just one of many ways to experience the area during your trip.

Our pass gives you the flexibility to create your own itinerary, so you can choose from dozens of top attractions and create a vacation tailored to your interests.

Stop #1: The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye


Newly added to Orlando’s I-Drive in 2015, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is a 400-foot tall observation wheel that allows you to view Orlando from a whole new perspective and a must-see Orlando attraction–the perfect start to your day of sightseeing.

Go on a ‘flight’ in an observation pod to get 360-degree views of the surrounding Central Florida area. Each pod has a touch screen device that lets you interact with the sights you see so you can learn more about your surroundings and get your bearings.

Fun fact: it’s the tallest observation wheel on the east coast!

Want to make the most of your visit? Check out our local expert’s tips for visiting The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye.

We recommend reserving between 1-2 hours for this attraction.

Getting In: The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye tickets are available as an option on the Orlando Explorer Pass.

Stop #2: WonderWorks


Image Credit: WonderWorks Orlando

Next, head to WonderWorks, a fun and funky interactive learning center/indoor adventure museum geared towards kids of all ages.

This upside-down museum features multiple “Wonder Zones” designed to make you think, inspire creativity, and demonstrate some basic fundamentals of science through hands-on experiences.

Inside you’ll find exhibits devoted to weather, space, light and sound, speed, bubbles, and even illusions – plus tons of great fascinating and informative content.

Check out our tips for visiting WonderWorks Orlando during your trip.

Tip: be sure to wear appropriate attire–the ropes course requires participants to have close-toed shoes and wear either pants or shorts (no skirts or dresses).

Getting In: WonderWorks tickets are available as an option on the Orlando Explorer Pass.

Lunch on I-Drive

There are so many tasty dining options to choose from in this neighborhood that it’s hard to choose just one.

Everyone loves the classic Italian fare available at Maggiano’s, Dave & Buster’s is a family-favorite, and Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar will appeal to the adults in the family.

Stop #3: The Cirque Magique Dinner Show


This extremely popular dinner show is an absolute blast for the whole family.

The Cirque Magique Dinner Show is conveniently located on Orlando’s International Drive, with the other 2 attractions listed in this one day itinerary.

You’ll enjoy a totally unique and fun dining experience – packed full of circus performers, clown,s magicians, and more.

You’ve Never Been This Close to A Circus Before at The Cirque Magique!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy a full-service dinner (including an ice cream dessert).

Getting In: The Cirque Magique Dinner Show tickets are available as an option on the Orlando Explorer Pass.

Let’s Recap

Follow this one day in Orlando itinerary with your family when you pick up an Orlando Explorer Pass pass and save on combined admission when you visit The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, WonderWorks and The Cirque Magique Dinner Show.

Enjoy the excitement of high-quality attractions without the excessive price of some other parks.

The Go Orlando® Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility during your vacation.

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