Orlando, Florida: Wonderworks - Upside-Down BuildingIt was made to look like a mansion uprooted by a tornado and dumped upside-down in the middle of the block.
- 9067 International Dr., Orlando, FL
- I-4 exit 74A, east on Sand Lake Rd, then an immediate right onto International Drive. South about a half-mile, on the left.
- 9 AM - Midnight. (Call to verify)
- Adults $23, Kids $18
Visitor Tips and News About Wonderworks - Upside-Down Building
Don't even bother going to this place. It's like most any other science/nature exploratory museum, but way less available. They have a handful of exhibits with bare minimum explanations of what you are experiencing, leaving you wanting more. I would rank this place third out of the three exhibits I have visited, the second being the Science Museum of Miami and the first being MOSI of Tampa. Also, I would never go on a weekday as about a hundred kids were packed into this very small building, and the laser tag and glow ropes courses were an additional fee.[Jonathan, 09/14/2013]
Yes, but the Science Museum of Miami and the MOSI of Tampa aren't in buildings whose outsides are upside-down.
It's pretty cool especially if you're an architect or a builder/carpenter. Easy to take a pic from the grassy median. It's $25/adult for admission to visit inside. but the gift shop and restroom is open to the public.[Lois Little, 05/25/2012]
Wonderworks still looks amazing and is still a crowd pleaser, as I was nearly fighting people just to get a good photo of the place.[Tyler Salls, 05/08/2012]
An upside-down building will create a shutterbug crunch nearly every time.
Large upside down building on the main tourist drag, International Drive, a few blocks north of the Convention Center at the Pointe shopping center (Samoan Court).
It houses video and laser tag type games. The Ripley Believe it or Not Museum is a few blocks North and is not conventional also in that it is tilted rather than straight, but this one is much more dramatic.[Tom Rose, 12/19/1999]
They're building a new attraction [Wonderworks] in Orlando, Florida, on International Drive. It was still under construction while I was there. The building is created to look like a building uprooted by a tornado and planted upside down in the middle of the block. It's apparently going to be a walk-through with Guiness/Ripley style illusions and whatnot.
In Kissimee and fairly new is the Haunted Mansion. A run-of-the-mill boring live actor walk through...however their free Horror museum includes a wax two headed baby, shrunken heads, a fiji mermaid, real electric chair and other oddities.[Graham Trievel, 03/08/1998]