Orlando is almost year round summer fun in the water, on land or in the air. With nearly 2,000 lakes, springs and rivers, the Central Florida area offers virtually unlimited boating, canoeing, tubing, jet-skiing and water-skiing opportunities. Places like Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre at Disney's Contemporary Resort offers 450ft and 600ft parasailing as well as Personal Watercraft rentals and tours, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and tubing trips. Another place is the Orlando Watersports Complex is a unique watersports park designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating, kneeboarding and waterskiing. Orlando is also home to one of the World's tallest and fastest free-fall body slides. Located inside Disney's Blizzard Beach is the Summit Plummit, a 12-story thrill ride that sends you down a 360-foot long flume and through a darkened tunnel at speeds reaching 50 to 60 miles per hour!
If dry land is more your thing, check out these great opportunities. Get behind the wheel of a 600-horse-power Nextel Cup race car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Try out your military skills at Orlando Paintball the largest indoor/outdoor facility and pro-shop in Florida or Paintball World Sports Complex. Then visit Hard Knocks, the nation's first indoor combat simulation arenas open for entertainment, law enforcement training and corporate team building. It features 30,000 square feet of urban-themed combat area and one of Florida's largest Gaming Lounges. Not to mention all the theme parks and rides as well as 1000 ft zip line, rope bridges and giant swings located in some local adventure attractions.
When you're ready to take your thrill seeking to the next level and to the air, here are some extreme Orlando aerial opportunities. Skydive indoors at SkyVenture Orlando, enjoy a breathtaking sunrise hot air balloon ride, or hang glide at Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding Flight Park, the first year-round hang gliding flight park in the world. But, when it comes to sky diving it's either go big or stay home! So, if you want to go big, try Skydive Orlando or Skydive Space Center. Not only does this place boast the World's highest tandem jumps at 18,000 feet, but you also have a scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian River, and the Kennedy Space Center including all the launch sites and the main shuttle assembly building. You can fly some of the most significant military aircraft in history at Warbird Adventures Orlando.