Believe it, Or Not!

Akeorlando & I spent our Sunday afternoon playing tourist. First, we had lunch at the Village Tavern just outside Mall at Millenia, then it was off to visit one of International Drive’s attractions … Ripley’s Believe It or Not!


Since neither of us had ever been to Ripley’s Orlando, we weren’t sure what to expect … so we snapped a couple photos and headed inside. I took the fact that there were a few people ahead of us in line as a good sign.

After checking in (thanks for the tickets, Joe!), we made our way into the ‘museum.’ There was a bit of a backlog because the entry hallway doesn’t allow for much more than a single-file line. Soon we were able to pass through and made our way into 1982. That’s right, it truly was like stepping back in time. Not sure when this particular location opened, but needless to say that it needed a little update.

Ripley’s did have some pretty cool stuff, like this Mummy:


And a to-scale Rolls Royce made of Matchsticks. They even featured dog goodies from local dog bakery, Bark Avenue Bakery in their dog/cat room.

It was a pretty fun experience all in all, but I think at $18.95 per adult that it’s an overpriced attraction. Bring your kids under 3 for free, or pay $11.95 per child age 4 to 12.

Ripley’s is open 365 days a year from 9:30 a.m. to Midnight. Ripley’s is located in the heart of I-Drive at 8201 International Drive.

For more info: 407/363-4418.

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