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Top 10 Adrenaline-Rush Activities in Central Florida

Central Florida’s Polk County is the ultimate outdoor destination in Florida, and is packed with thrilling adrenaline pumping activities to help you leave your comfort zone! So leave the tea-cup rides behind and strap in and get ready for the ultimate, active Florida vacation.

Top 10 Adrenaline-Rush Activities in Central Florida

1. Skydiving

Nothing quite gets the adrenaline pumping like jumping out of a plane at tens of thousands of feet above sea level. At Jump Florida Skydiving, first-timers and and experienced jumpers can both hurtle through the sky, as a highly experienced team puts you through the motions. And if you have already made a tandem skydive Jump Florida can help you get your skydiving license (AFF). We love Jump Florida for their years of experience and great customer reviews.

Located in Lake Wales

3 jumpers coming out of plane, mid air, at Jump Florida Skydive in Lake Wales, FL

2. Cable Skiing

For a truly exhilarating experience for all ages why not try cable skiing at Elite Cable Park in Auburndale. Unlike being attached to a boat, with cable skiing you can fly around the lake multiple times without stopping for air! Here riders will have the chance to waterski, wakeboard, and kneeboard. First timers will get a personal one-on-one training before hitting the lake.

Located in Auburndale

3. Off-Roading

If you fancy yourself as a Ricky Carmichael, or just want to experience Florida’s natural trails in a killer vehicle then Bone Valley ATV Park is for you! ATVs, buggies and dirt bikes are in store for visitors to Bone Valley. Located only moments from the Streamsong Resort, Bone Valley provides acres of ATV and motocross trails. Bring your own vehicle or rent one on site with Revolution Rentals.

Located in Fort Meade

ATV Bike at Bone Valley

4. Experience Aerotow Hang Gliding

As seen on the Today Show and ABC News, Wallaby Ranch in Davenport, not far from Disney World, is one of America’s most respected locations for aerotow hang gliding. Get ready as your plane tows you in your glider up to 2,000 feet, where you’ll soar over Central Florida getting a whole new view of the world below. And don’t worry if this is your first time, during a Tandem Discovery Flight, Wallaby Ranch’s seasoned instructors will show you the ropes!

Located in Davenport

Hang Gliding at Wallaby Ranch


5. Wakeboarding

Central Florida is truly the Water Ski capital of the USA, and Ski Fluid offers a range of thrilling boat-towed water ski activities including wakeboarding and ski jumping lessons.

Located at Lake Grew in Polk City

Ski Fluid Skier

6. Defy Gravity in Lakeland

If you have ever wanted to be an American Gladiator, now is your chance! Your ultimate indoor adrenaline-rush activities for all ages, Defy in Lakeland offers ninja obstacle courses, extreme dodgeball, super trampolines, battle beams and lots more.

Located in Lakeland


7. Power Over the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes

Winter Haven Water Sports is your stop for jet skis, fly boarding, wakeboarding and CraigCat compact power boats. Book a wakeboard lesson, learn some expert tricks and get into the air. You’ll experience Winter Haven’s famous Chain of Lakes like no-one else!

Located in Winter Haven


8. Airboat Ride

Get propelled over the Florida waterways while strapped to a giant V8 powered propeller. Florida is known for its spectacular and exhilarating airboat tours, and Central Florida has a wide selection of great tours on offer, with some boats reaching 600 horsepower.  Some of our favorite tours include Guy Harvey’s Camp Mack, Alligators Unlimited Airboat Tours, and Westgate River Ranch.

Located in Lake Wales

9. Endurance Mountain Bike Ride

Rent a Mountain Bike and bike over 13 miles of rugged terrain at the former phosphate mines at Loyce E. Harpe Park. Loyce E Harp will test the endurance of even the most experienced mountain bike rider. Bike Rentals are available in Lakeland from LeyRoys Bikeworks.

Located in Mulberry

10. See one of the World’s Most Thrilling Air Shows

We round of your top 10 adrenaline activities with one of the world’s premier air shows. At Sun ‘n Fun watch fighter jets as they scream overhead, or marvel at some of the world’s greatest aerobatics performers performing impossible stunts. Sun ‘n Fun attracts enthusiasts and spectators from all over the world. The show is held every spring.

Located in Lakeland


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