Saturday, 15 September 2018

Our Florida Holiday: Visiting The Crayola Experience

I am glad I am starting to write about what we got up to during our trip to Florida.  You can read my earlier post about Gatorland but another attraction we thoroughly enjoyed as a family was the Crayola Experience.

Based at the Florida Mall the Crayola Experience was a fun attraction to visit.  My boys were 9 and 10 when we were there, and they had a whale of a time.  They enjoyed the opportunity to be creative.  So many different activities you can do here.  It’s very interactive and hand’s on!  Plenty of chances to colour in and see your art come to life!  You are given a few tokens when you enter the attraction and you can use these to label your very own crayon or buy some dough to model.  It was quite relaxing being here.  Not rushing just taking our time.

We spent about 21.99 dollars each to visit the attraction.  But we did get quite a few hours entertainment for the price.  For me it was more about doing something different to the theme parks.  We spent most of our time at Disney or Universal, so I enjoyed having a little breather to catch our breath and not rush from ride to ride.

The Crayola attraction have used technology effectively in some of the activities, so you can see your artwork moving on big screens.  It’s very effective, but I am glad that they have chosen to keep a good mixture of activities that require no technology too!  I don’t like my boys spending the whole time at an attraction glued to screens.

The Crayon Factory Show was very interesting, and we learnt so much about how crayons are made!  The boys were in their element listening to it and seeing the real factory equipment used in the process of making crayons.

One of their favourite parts was the Adventure Lab, you are given your own screen and you must solve a few challenges before the time runs out! 

We started watching a stage show in the café but unfortunately the fire alarm went off and the building had to be cleared!  It was quite a while before we could re-enter the building but as we hadn’t managed to get around everything we waited until we could head back inside.

When we finally left we were laden down with all the things the boys had created!  The drip art was a lovely original piece of artwork that they relished making!  Then even had some colouring sheets they had printed with their faces on much to their amusement.

Afterwards you’re in a good spot for some shopping being at the mall! 

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