10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN ORLANDO

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With over 60 million visitors every year, Orlando, Florida is packed with activities, amusement parks, lush scenery and offers an excellent choice for your next company retreat

Whether you’re looking to bond while exploring the great outdoors, or build stronger communication and teamwork through skill-building games, there’s something for everyone in this city of fun. 

If you’re headed to the sunshine state and planning to explore Orlando, be sure to read through our recommendations below to make the most out of your team building experiences.

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Adventure along Orlando’s waterways

  • Enjoy the great outdoors, bask in the sunlight and build new skills as you explore Orlando’s waterways via kayak. 
  • Suitable for all skill levels, certified instructors will walk you through everything you need to know from safety instructions to basic paddling technique, ensuring even first-time kayakers enjoy themselves. 
  • Your knowledgeable guides will provide plenty of fascinating information about the crystal clear waters and tropical swamps teeming with marine life and scenic, undisturbed rivers.
  • Generally there are multiple kinds of tours, with varying lengths available and some kayak tours even have camping options available for extended experiences. 
  • While this experience can run on the pricier side, depending on the package your team selects, there are budget-friendly options available as well. 

Make your team building dreams come true at Disney World

  • Orlando is home to some of the most well-known and cherished amusement parks in the country, making it a great choice for your next company retreat. 
  • At Disney World you’ll discover something for everyone on your team from fun rides and delicious eats to character meet and greets and shopping experiences. 
  • Plan ahead and determine if there are any specific activities you want to participate in while visiting and be sure to purchase tickets in advance. 
  • Pricing varies significantly between parks and experiences making it possible to accommodate a wide range of team budgets.
  • Dress for the day! Comfortable footwear is an absolute must as even the smaller parks require a significant amount of walking.

Fuel your appetite with a culinary tour

  • A food-tour is a delicious and fun-filled way to experience Orlando while sampling the best of the best! 
  • With guided tours that provide culinary insights about the local culture, your team is sure to learn alot about the history, architecture and culinary landscape of the city. 
  • Expect to try a sampling of 5-7 restaurants as you walk approximately 1.5 miles through the city. 
  • Although team members won’t be on their feet for the entire duration of the tour (which runs around 3 hours) it’s important to wear comfortable footwear as there’s still plenty of walking to be done. 
  • While on the pricier side, the lively atmosphere of the city and the treat to your taste buds makes the price tag for this experience worthwhile. 

Put your heads together to solve an escape room 

  • Choose an escape room for an immersive team-building option that will promote problem-solving, communication, time management and teamwork skills in Orlando. 
  • You and your team will have 60 minutes to put your heads together, solving puzzles, cracking codes and looking for clues, all before the clock runs out. 
  • Most facilities can accommodate even the largest groups, depending on the size of your team, enter a room all together or separate into teams to see who comes out on top. 
  • Staff will provide a briefing and are available to answer any questions. Plus, should your team not escape in time they can walk you through the solution. 
  • Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your booking to sign waivers and have your rundown, oftentimes arriving late means time will be redacted from your gameplay.

Take in the views via airboat 

  • Sit back and relax as you take in the wild side of Orlando’s swamps and waterways for a unique perspective of the great outdoors that is sure to be memorable. 
  • Experience wildlife of all kinds, including alligators, a vast number of bird species and beautiful flora and fauna. 
  • This is a great experience for smaller groups with tours typically accommodating 6-10 passengers.
  • Tours run for around 2 hours and will go out rain or shine, so check the weather forecast beforehand so that you and your team can dress accordingly. 
  • Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your booking to get settled in your boat and sign the necessary waivers. 

Get competitive with a paintball tournament 

  • When in Orlando, have a paintball tournament with your team to improve communication, teamwork and leadership skills. 
  • Staff will take you through everything you need to know, from how to use the equipment, game play and strategy to safety instructions that will ensure all players feel safe and have fun. 
  • With various fields available, many locations will update their game arenas making this a great choice for new and returning teams. 
  • Play on a single team or separate coworkers to battle it out amongst each other, adding some friendly competition to your team’s dynamics. 
  • The price is definitely affordable and a great option for teams on a budget! 

Get creative with a paint night 

  • Choose a paint night for your next company retreat and unwind while coworkers work their creative muscles and paint their masterpieces. 
  • Instructors provide detailed steps, ensuring even novice artists will shine while providing commentary on various techniques and colors. 
  • You and your team will be provided with everything you’ll need, from canvases, brushes and easels to paints and aprons. 
  • Many facilities have alcoholic beverages for purchase and generally allow you to bring in your own snacks and hors d’oeuvres so that you can sip and snack while painting! 
  • A good fit for groups of all sizes, choose this team building exercise if you’re looking for a unique and memorable experience in Orlando. 

Have a need for speed? Try go-karting 

  • Challenge your coworkers to a fast and fun-filled race through a go-karting experience that will have everyone laughing and enjoying themselves at 45 mph. 
  • Staff will take you through everything you need to know, including safety protocols and techniques for mastering those corners! 
  • Race against one another to see who has the fastest time or create a round-robin tournament to determine who the best driver is. 
  • Some facilities offer more than one track making this a great choice for larger teams. 
  • The prices are quite reasonable for teams on a budget and discounts are sometimes available based on the size of your team with some locations even offering specialized team building experiences specifically designed for corporate retreats.

Dive into the fun with indoor skydiving 

  • Have your colleagues enjoy the thrill of skydiving, without going 10,000 ft in the air, for an unforgettable experience that will leave them feeling inspired. 
  • Highly trained instructors will allow you to have a safe flight, providing instruction and joining you in the air columns throughout your flight experience regardless of your experience level.
  • Flight times generally last for about 60 seconds but various packages and times are available. 
  • Even the largest groups of 100+ can be accommodated - however, keep in mind that most facilities have weight restrictions and cannot accommodate flyers who exceed 250 lbs.
  • This activity comes with a fairly hefty price tag, but if it’s within your team’s budget it’s sure to be a memorable experience. 

Channel your inner Viking with ax throwing  

  • Try your hand at a new experience as you hone your ax throwing skills with team members.
  • With safety being a top priority, staff will walk you through all safety precautions and will provide tips and techniques on how to get the most from this activity.
  • Have fun and introduce some healthy competition as you compete against one another, or in teams, to see who can hit the bullseye! 
  • This is a great option for teams of all sizes as many facilities can hold up to 30 participants - just be sure all team members wear closed-toed shoes! 
  • A perfect choice for teams on a budget, larger groups generally receive a bit of a discount based on the size of their group and length of play. 

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You can book these team building activities exclusively as a part of our retreat package.

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