If you are looking for the best Orlando individual attraction to experience after you have completed all of the best rides and shows at Orlando’s theme parks, the best individual attraction outside of the theme parks is the Dr Phillips CineDome and Planeterium at the Orlando Science Center.
Dr Phillips CineDome
More immersive than an Imax theater, the Dr Phillips CineDome is a cross between Soarin at Epcot and Mickey’s Philharmonic at the Magic Kingdom. What would be considered an E-ticket attraction if it was part of one of Orlando’s theme parks, the CineDome completely surrounds you in a way that no theater ever has. In fact, my two year old was reaching out to touch the animals in the film when we first sat down like children often do for 3-D movies, but the film that was showing was in 2-D.
Dr Phillips CineDome Specifications
The CineDome is a 310 seat Iwerks Theater and Digistar II Planetarium that is 8 stories tall and contains 28,700 watts of digital sound from speakers that are located behind the screen. Prior to the showing of the main event, the Orlando Science Center lights up the areas behind the screen to reveal the speakers surrounding you and to give a quick behind-the-scenes look at what you are about to experience.
Movies on the CineDome
The movies on the CineDome are constantly being switched out but are always of high quality and educational. The movies being shown on our visit included Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees, Animalopolis, and Ultimate Wave Tahiti.
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Dr Phillips CineDome at the Orlando Science Center
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