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“Beware Tourist Trap!”

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando
Ranked #94 of 388 things to do in Orlando
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Come escape the normal! Haven't you heard? Odd is in! Orlando's most unique experience brings the beloved TV show and books to life. Open every day from 9 a.m. until Midnight (last ticket sold at 11 p.m.) over 10,000 square feet filled with over 600 of the most bizarre, amazing, unusual, odd finds imaginable from around the globe. Wacky, wild, and interactive family fun for all ages. Unbelievable? Believe It or Not!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Talk about a huge disappointment. You see a cool looking building that is tilted with the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not sign and you assume it will be an engaging fun time for the family. Talk about a bad assumption. I should have been alerted by the tacky gift shop full of overpriced trinkets rather than paying $70 for the family to experience this disaster.

This whole experience is a poorly put together maze of cheaply made signs that and worn out video screens describing the oddities around the world. Add in the old and dusty mannequin of the tallest man in the world as well as a car made of wood and you have and royal waste of money. The exhibit is so small that if you have eight people in front of you, you have to wait until they read all of the daunting posters and adds to move to the next station. Our delay was close to 30 minutes. Overall, this place is a disaster. New on the outside and dirty and worn out in the inside. Our kids were bored in 10 minutes, no joke. If you like to burn money, this is the attraction for you.

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OrlandoBION, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

We are sorry we missed the mark on your experience. We try to have as many unique and weird artifacts and exhibits to meet the needs of our Guests who are looking for the weird and the odd.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were looking for something to fill a morning so decided to give Ripley’s a try, it looked like a different concept to the regular theme park offerings in the area.
$19.99 per person, we used the 30% early bird discount before 11am, so for two of us including tax it was less than $30. Frankly that was just about right, the museum is laid out so you follow a path around the exhibits, fact boards and interactive exhibits. Unfortunately, there was not much by way of a wow factor. The space inside was small and I certainly wouldn’t want to be there when it was busy.
I guess the concept is good, but mostly I wandered around looking for the next thing rather than being engrossed in anything I saw. In this area of Orlando, you need to be more cutting edge and reinventing yourself all the time, Ripley’s, though a museum, could certainly do with being more attractive to the social media savvy audience.
The tour took us just one hour, I was expecting more, it was enjoyable, but I will not be looking to return to another Ripley’s in a hurry.

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OrlandoBION, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

We are sorry we missed the mark on your experience! We are always looking for new ways to entertain our Guests and greatly appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We went to the Orlando area in March/April this year with our family including our granddaughters ages 9, 6 & 6 months. One of the highlights of our visit was to Ripley's Believe it or Not. The older girls wanted to get their hands made into wax statues. A wonderful young lady named "Mara" was creating some beautiful copies of various hands. When it was our turn, she took as much time with each girl as she needed to make sure they were comfortable & answered all our concerns & questions in a professional manner. She was very patient & kind & created some beautiful souveniers for them to take home. She made great suggestions for each girl & we all came away completely satisfied with the experience. The rest of Ripley was very entertaining & educational. Head to see Mara to take home a lovely keepsake when visiting Ripley's.

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OrlandoBION, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words and shout out to Mara! We will make sure she is recognized! We are so glad you had fun!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I visited with my friend and we had a lot of fun looking at all the interesting artifacts and puzzles. The slanted billiard room was my favorite, and it was fun having the spinning tunnel to go through to exit. It’s pretty cheap compared to everything else in Orlando. I would go again. :)

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OrlandoBION, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for the great review and so glad you had so much fun!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

another fun activity to do on International Drive, aside from theme parks, spent afternoon in the area and took advantage to try something different, had a good time, my teenager enjoyed it

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OrlandoBION, General Manager at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

So glad we got your teen to like it! We try to have a great mix for everyone here. Thank you for making us a part of your day!

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