KidCon Orlando, a kid-centric event for ages 0–100, is scheduled for September 1, 2019, at the Royale Caribe Convention Center. The family-friendly event celebrates everything that makes children fun and unique. Attendees can shop, learn, and play; there will be interactive events like slime-making, obstacle courses, and coding.
Kids under the age of 16 years old receive free admission with every adult ticket purchased. Besides general admission, there are also VIP tickets available for $75, which give you a gift bag, access to all sessions, free face painting. Plus they have free access to Nerf Wars, Laser Tag, and Archery Tag all day. If you’ve got some active young ones, this might be the best value.
KidCon starts at 9 a.m. EST and lasts until 4 p.m. EST. An attendee badge is given with every adult ticket purchased and children’s free ticket awarded. You and your family are then able to come and go as you please. If you need to take a break or want to leave to eat something at a restaurant outside of the Royale Caribe Convention Center, you can.
Family-Friendly Hotels to Stay At While Attending KidCon
There is a block of discounted rooms for KidCon attendees at the venue, the Caribe Royale Hotel. This hotel, located just a few minutes from Disney World, is fun for kids and adults. There are many relaxing activities for mom and dad, like sunrise yoga, spa treatments, poolside bars, and more. Rooms in the KidCon block regularly sell out early, though, so you’ll want some other options just in case.
The Hyatt Place Orlando Lake Buena Vista puts you and your family close to all the attractions that Orlando has to offer. It’s also very close to the Royal Caribe Convention Center. The rooms at the hotel are generous in size, making it easy to spread out. They offer free Wi-Fi so you can relax, check email, or even upload vacation photos to share with the rest of the family. When the kids have rested some, you can take them to the heated outside pool for a swim before grabbing a bite to eat and calling it a day.
What to Do When the Convention is Over
There are many things to do as a family once the convention finishes. You can quickly go the theme park route and visit Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld or Universal Studios Orlando. If you’d prefer to do more low-key activities, you could go to Disney Springs or see what International Drive has to offer.
I-Drive has museums galore to check out. There is WonderWorks which resembles an upside-down home, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. Pointe Orlando has a lot of fun rides, eateries, and stores to shop. You and the kids can even try indoor skydiving at iFly Indoor Skydiving. You’ve got plenty of fun options to choose from just one street in the city.
Places to Eat in the Area
Some kid-approved places to eat in the area include Flipper’s Pizzeria, Noodles and Company, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and Joe’s Crab Shack among many other choices.
Embrace Your Inner Child While Entertaining Your Kids in Orlando
Be a kid again, with your kids, at KidCon. Orlando provides you with exciting adventures each day of your visit to the city. Prepare to have the time of your life at the Royale Caribe Convention Center. While you’re in O-Town, schedule at least one day to check out the theme parks and visit the many shopping centers and malls in the area. You’re even sure to find some great back-to-school deals.