Our Trip to the Crayola Experience – Orlando
Location: Crayola Experience
8001 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, Florida 32809
Recently my family went to the Crayola Experience. Imagine this, teen, preteen (is it tween
these days?), and elementary kiddo all being dragged away from the electronic devices for a day
of family time. As you can imagine, this was not automatically the first choice on everyone’s list.
But that wasn’t the case for long.
Once we got inside, ALL 3 kids were ready to check it out. Not one complaint. Not one “Can
we go now?!”. It was fantastic!
I can’t remember the last time we ALL had fun at the same field trip or theme park.
For those who have never been here before, The Crayola Experience has 26 unique
attractions to explore. When you arrive, you purchase your tickets and go past a ticket check
employee at a podium. When you buy tickets, they give you a bag for your art projects and
tokens for a couple of the attractions which require tokens. You CAN purchase more tokens and
I found this to be helpful as my children enjoyed the token vending machines.
Once past the purchase area, you go upstairs via stairs or elevator (yay highly accessible) and
proceed to have a BLAST! You walk in near the Wrap it up exhibit where you name and put the
label on your own crayon, then proceed though the other attractions at your own pace. The
Crayola Experience includes model magic, painting, mystery challenges, spin art, art alive, a play
structure, food, a gift shop, a place to draw ON the walls in Scribble Square, and more!
Because I am the mom, I have to add my two-cents. I LOVED the Melt and Mold area! You
choose a color and melt the crayon into a shape you choose from options currently available. I
chose a sea horse. My son chose a ring. Sure, you can use these to color, but I plan to save mine
as a keepsake.
My most finicky child love, love, loved the Doodle in the Dark area. We all liked it, don’t get
me wrong, but she LOVED it. I nearly had to drag her away when it was time to go. She cannot
wait to get back and draw with the neon colors in the blacklight area. LOVE it!
My littlest kiddo enjoyed creating a frog to put into the Rockin’ Paper show. He colored a
frog. The attendant added clips the bottom of the frog’s body. Then the frog danced! So cute! It
was a tiny bit loud so if you have kids with sensory avoidance issues, bring noise cancelling
My oldest daughter loved nearly everything, including making her own crayon (name and all)
and the marker and crayon vending machines. The model magic vending machine was high on
her list, too, because we LOVE to sculpt with model magic at home, too.
The Crayola Experience is an awesome opportunity to practice social skills, map skills, learn how
things are made, practice working alone as well as on a team, practice using money and tokens,
and much more. Because this can be a loud outing, be sure to consider any special needs and
plan accordingly. If you have any questions, please give The Crayola Experience a call. They
were very, very thoughtful and kind during our visit and I am sure they would be willing to help
you as best they can, too.
Check out upcoming events like:
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween – (10/7 to 10/31) Halloween themed activities abound
during this event!
Crayola After Dark (for adults) – (10/19) Meet up with your friends or a date to sample wine
and make a craft!
Check the calendar for other activities and hours of operation.
Needless to say, we will be back.
Also, using this link and the code TRC, you will qualify for a special lower
price ticket for The Crayola Experience in Orlando, Florida. This code is not good at other
locations so be sure to follow the link to get your tickets to the Orlando Crayola Experience.
Also, homeschoolers can book a field trip in October 2017 for only $8.99 per
person, including parents or other chaperones for groups of 15 guests or more (kids under the
age of 3 are free). Please Contact Denise McKinnie for details at 407-757-1718 or
firstname.lastname@example.org . She is a pleasure to work with and will help make your trip a
Please note that this post is the result of free tickets given in exchange for my honest opinion of
The Crayola Experience,