Is Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Worth It for Teens

 Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum Review by Two Scoops Travel 2018

Trying to decide whether or not to take your teen tribe to Ripley’s Believe it or Not?  We understand - it’s a challenge to find attractions that will pacify our moody offspring.

We took a leap of faith and, believe it or not(pun intended), we all had a blast at Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Orlando, FL.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

When planning the visit, we knew at least one teen in our group would be entertained by the long list of useless factoids that live in places like Ripley’s and the Guinness World Record Book.  

Our daily life consists of conversations such as, “Hey mom, did you know peanuts are an ingredient in dynamite?” 

Sigh…more wine please.

 Collage of fun moments at Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum Orlando - copyright Two Scoops Travel 2018

Anyway, before you go, you should know it takes a minimum of an hour to go through the entire museum.  Depending on your group, your visit may take a little longer.  Ripley’s has numerous interactive displays and lots to read. 

As such, it’s a great half-day stop on an Orlando sightseeing itinerary.

OUR FAVORITE ODDITIES AT RIPLEY’S

First stop - the bathroom.  Even if you don’t have to ‘go’, you should totally ‘go’.  And by all means, press the button!!

 Ripley’s Orlando - Bathroom Facts - copyright Two Scoops Travel 2018

The bathroom alone is tons of fun.  But there is still a whole museum to see! 

Talented at tongue twisting?  You absolutely MUST try it out in order to receive the surprise at the end, so don’t skip it.

Floating pool balls, a cockroach painted like Michael Jackson, shrunken heads, skin masks, two-headed calf, tallest man who ever lived, Ripley's has it all! 

 Collage of exhibits at Ripleys Orlando - Ekoi Skin Mask and Michael Jackson by Two Scoops Travel 2018

I challenge you to walk through the tunnel without getting dizzy! 

TEEN REVIEW OF RIPLEY’S

We visited Ripley’s with our Two Scoops Tweens, Sydney and Holli, and big brother Jayce who was 14 at the time of the visit. 

The verdict?  Every single one of them LOVED Ripley’s.  In fact, the consensus was they all liked Ripley’s better than Sea World!

Really?  Either we have really boring kids, or Ripley’s is more fun for teens than we anticipated. 

 Things to do at Ripleys Orlando by Two Scoops Travel 2018

THE INSIDE SCOOP

LOCATION:  8201 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819, Telephone: (407) 345-0501, info: orlando@ripleys.com

PARKING:  FREE for cars and coaches. There are 3 parking areas conveniently marked.  Buses and Motor Coaches are encouraged to use the bus parking area in the north side parking area, where it is marked "Buses".

HOURS: Open 365 days a year, open from 9:00 am until midnight, Last entry at 11:00 pm.

DURATION:  Takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours to enjoy the entire museum. 

TICKET INFO:   

Adults - $19.99 at door / $16.99 online.

Children (3-11) $13.99 at door / $11.99 online.

Click here for tickets. Sign up on the website as there are constant specials.  It is also cheaper to purchase on Ripley’s website than at the entrance. Online tickets can be presented on your phone, printed copies not necessary.  Tickets are non-refundable.

ACCESSIBILITY:  Entire museum is wheelchair accessible. 

BOTTOM LINE

If you have a couple of extra hours in Orlando, Florida, we highly recommend a stop at Ripley’s Believe it or Not.  

Have you been to one of the Ripley’s Museums?  What was your favorite weirdness?