Crayola Experience in Orlando, FL opened in the Summer of 2015. It is a hands-on family attraction full of creative activities that are fun for the whole family!
In this guide you will find pictures and descriptions of all the attractions and activities.
My family had a great time being creative at Crayola Experience in Orlando, FL. We spent about 7 hours there and brought home tons of crafty art and coloring pages, along with personalized crayons and Crayola Model Magic modeling clay all included in the admission price.
*It is important to note that the images, videos and text on this website consist of personal experiences me and my family had. Everything in the guide is our own opinion and is in no way endorsed by Crayola Experience Orlando, FL.
Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall
8001 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, Florida 32809
Hours of Operation:
Opened July 1, 2015.
10:00 AM- 8:00 PM Daily
Crayola Experience recommends allowing at least 3-4 hours to enjoy all the attractions.
Food can get pricey here so bring your own lunch.
Or, get your hand stamped at the Store (first floor) Exit and eat in the Mall food court.
Bring a large bag. You get a small plastic bag with your ticket purchase. You will find that having a bigger bag to carry your artwork will work easier. Plus we noticed a lot of lost baggies laying around.
$19.99 Ages 2 and Up
Free Ages 2 and under
Buy tickets online HERE
We used a coupon for $4.00 off up to four people that we got in our local mail.
I would check Groupon and other similar sites for the best deal before you buy tickets.
As you enter Crayola Experience Orlando, FL you will be welcomed by bright colors, 3D Crayons and a stanchion line to purchase tickets.
Purchasing tickets was quick and easy. However you can score discounted tickets on their Website if you purchase before you arrive. We used a coupon for $4.00 off up to four people that we got in our local mail. I would also check Groupon and other similar sites for the best deal before you buy tickets.
Included with your ticket purchase price you will get a plastic goody bag and two silver tokens. The tokens can be used at Modeling Madness and Wrap It Up. More on token use below.
Large Bags will be searched due to safety rules. It's a quick process and then you are off to the Experience.
COOL MOVES is an interactive playpad that you stand on and become a crayon on the giant screen. When you move the Crayon moves. This attraction in powered by XBox One so even my 12 year old thought it looked cool. This was the only attraction we did not do because we planned on hitting it before we left. However the fire alarm went off right before we left and everyone was evacuated. Bummer...
Head up the stairs and the first thing you will see is WRAP IT UP. This is where you can name your own crayon!
To begin choose your color.
Put One Token in the machine.
Choose your shape.
Type your Crayon name.
Approve and Print.
Grab your Crayon label and Crayon.
Head over to the wrapping machine.
We loved making our own Crayon names up. Here is what our crew came up with
You can purchase other colors for an additional .50 each. There are machines by MODELING MADNESS that you can insert a dollar into to get more coins.
Look on the wall behind WRAP IT UP and you will see a very handy TV with show times and other important info. Be sure to check it out. I am sure show times change. There are a few other screens around the Experience with the same info. This one was super convenient because it was located close to the entrance. I love that they show a clock too!
Straight across from WRAP IT UP are the lockers. You can choose to keep your personal items and art in a locker for the day. This is a good idea because you will have a bunch of art and you may not want to carry everything around with you the whole time you are there.
The cost is in addition to your ticket purchase price:
Standard Size Lockers holds one backpack worth and is $3.00 for the day.
Large Size Lockers holds two backpacks worth and is $5.00 for the day.
At the CRAYON FACTORY you will watch a LIVE show featuring a Crayonologist (staff member) and Scarlet & Turk (Red & Turquoise digital Crayons).
The show begins with a short video about the history of crayons. Next the Crayonologist comes out and goes through the process of making a crayon. She pours the wax, scrapes off the excess and then lets them dry. Next the new crayons are "born" by dumping them onto the table and everyone yells Happy Birthday!! Cute!
Next we watch the crayons get sorted to weed out the defected crayons. Then the crayons go through the wrapping machine to get their labels attached.
At the end of the show everyone gets a Crayon souvenir! We saw the red crayons being born so we each got a red crayon! What a neat surprise!
At MODELING MADNESS you can use a Crayola token to purchase model magic clay. Just walk up to the clay vending machine, choose the color you want and press the coordinating buttons to purchase the clay. Then you pick a table to sit at and work on your creations. On the table there are complimentary tools to use to roll, cut and shape your clay.
You can purchase other colors for an additional .50 each. There are machines that you can insert a dollar into to get more coins.
At ART ALIVE you sit at a table full of individual touchscreens and create digital art. You can draw your own image or select an image to color in. There are so many fun color options from regular colors to glitter. Next you choose an animation you would like your image to have and then you project it on the wall.
The coolest feature is walking up to the wall and interacting with your digital drawing. You can move your drawing around on the wall by swiping your image and if you tap your image you will see your chosen animation bring your digital drawing to life. Super cool technology!
At TODDLER TOWN children ages 1-3 can play and enjoy the smaller sized play area. There is a fun ball drop activity, little dog chairs, and a jumbo lite brite wall that is sure to keep toddlers entertained!
My big kids loved the lite brite wall. There are jumbo clear colored pegs that you stick into the black wall. They light up when inserted. My crazy kids learned they can stick their finger in the slots to light up their finger too. As you can see the doggy chairs are quite small. This area is definitely tailored for toddler fun. The miniature sized playground looked fun as well but we stopped by to look but didn't stay long because our youngest is 8.
The SNACK SHACK is one of three places to get a bite to eat inside the Experience. With a few quick choices to choose from, this is a great place to stop for a quick treat. The cost is in addition to your ticket purchase price.
Crayola Souvenir Popcorn $5.99
Crayola Souvenir Soda $6.99
Regular Soda $2.99
Large Soda $3.49
(Prices subject to change)
At SCRIBBLE SQUARE there are fun dry erase style items to draw and color on. Such as a dog, car, mailbox and trees. Along with a chalk board floor and walls you can also write and draw on. There are complimentary buckets of dry erase markers, crayons and chalk for you to use. This activity is a Florida Native and is only available at Crayola Experience in Orlando, FL
COLOR MAGIC is another cool high tech activity that is fun for the whole family!
First, you color a coloring page. The day we went you could choose from a beast or a princess. There are plenty of tables with complimentary crayons to sit at and color your creations. We noticed that you only really need to color the main character as that is all that will be MAGICALLY used.
Next, you take your coloring page to the Computer Station with touchscreens and touchmats and press start. No Seats available? No problem just check the back side for more touchscreens!
You will be asked to place your coloring page on the mat and the computer will scan it. After scanning you can bring your art to life by adding a background and animation. When you are finished playing with your art you can choose to take a picture of your art or even a selfie! Which can then be emailed to you.
The email you receive with your selfie from crayola is short and sweet. Plus, I got it right away!
Subject: Look what I made at the Crayola Experience
I made this at the Crayola Experience!Like the picture below?
Go to www.crayola.com/coloralive for more Color Alive Action!
At YOU DESIGN you get to watch your coloring pages come alive digitally on the projected wall. This activity is a Florida Native and is only available at Crayola Experience in Orlando, FL.
To begin: Pick your coloring page. Choose from a girl or a car or truck.
Color your page with the complimentary Crayons.
Then bring it to the scanning station and scan it into the computer.
Add accessories and your own unique style.
Then post it to the wall to watch your art come alive.
The car and truck will run a course and the girl will walk the runway in a fashion show.
But the best is yet to come...
The coolest part about YOU DESIGN is the individual stations where you can try on your outfit and/or pose beside your coloring page creation!
Using Xbox One Kinect technology you again scan your coloring page and then you can move around, spin and even dance in your design! The car and truck image works similarly but it's more of a stand and pose next to it instead of wear it. You choose a background and animations too! Lastly, take a picture with and type in your email address to send it to yourself. What a cool memento!
The TRADING POST is another place you can score yummy treats. They also sell a few souvenir items like plush toys and sand art. The cost is in addition to your ticket purchase price.
Sweet Treats Choose From:
Box of Candy $3.50
Fill your own:
12" Pucker Powder $2.99
18" Pucker Powder $3.99
36" Pucker Powder $4.99
Bottle of Water $2.99
(Prices subject to change)
Souvenirs Choose From:
Fabric Bear $12.99
Fill your own:
Small Sand Art $5.99
Large Sand Art $9.99
All other items are priced as marked.
(Prices subject to change)
At PUZZLE IT you draw and color your own picture. Just sit at a table with the blank cardstock sheets and complimentary Twistables Crayons and draw and color any thing you want!
Then you run your drawing through a small machine that die cuts puzzle shapes into your drawing. This was a fun activity because you could draw and/or write whatever you wanted. Unlike other activities that give you specific coloring pages to use.
STOMP & PLAY was a huge hit with the younger kids. My oldest wasn't too impressed. To play, just stomp, step, jump and dance on the interactive floor. The scenes change over time so there is plenty of fun interaction to play here for a while.
At MELTDOWN there are stations with melted crayon bins. Each station is a different color with lots of shades to choose from. Each color shade bin has it's own paint brush.
To get started grab a blank card, choose a color pick up the paint brush. Then paint whatever you want with the melted crayon wax. Be careful not to get the melted crayon wax on you, it is pretty hot. You can mix the colors on your paper to draw fun pictures. The smell of melted Crayons is a familiar scent.