National Crayon day, March 31, is a bittersweet day. This day, reserved to celebrate the beloved crayon and the joy of coloring, is also the day Crayola retires a color. Don’t fret. There is a way to preserve your favorite color forever.
Goodbye Lemon Yellow, Blizzard Blue, Mulberry…
Over the years, we’ve lost a lot of great colors such as lemon yellow, violet blue, and magic mint. More than 50 colors have silently slipped from the crayon box. There is a way to save your favorite color and leave your mark in crayon history at Crayola Experience in the Florida Mall. Before you make history, let’s run through the history of crayons. Did you know…?
- Only professional artists used coloring tools in ancient Egypt, Greece, and throughout the Roman Empire. The coloring sticks in these times were made of beeswax and color pigments.
- In the Middle Ages, again only professional artists used coloring tools. These tools looked more like our crayons today but were more like pastels made of oil, color pigments, and charcoal.
- Crayons became super popular in the Victorian era. In 1828, Joseph Lemercier, a famed lithographer, created a crayon that replaced chalk with a key ingredient: wax, and took out a lot of the toxic ingredients so kids could enjoy some coloring fun.
- In 1885, Crayola was founded by Binney and Smith in New York City.
Hello Creamsicle Orange
Now that we know the history, let’s make some history of our own. When you visit Crayola Experience in Orlando, Florida, stop by the Wrapping Station where you can name a crayon and have your new name printed on the wrapper of your personalized crayon. This keepsake will last a long time but keep it safe and away from heat. Unlike crayons from history, todays are made with paraffin wax and other non-toxic ingredients that melt easily.
Colorful Family Fun at Crayola Experience Orlando, FL
There’s so much to do at Crayola Experience in the Florida Mall. Families can expect to spend about 3 to 4 hours visiting the attractions here. Everyone will have fun in the activity studio—a themed cut, color, and paste experience, solving puzzles and riddles in the adventure lab, and interact with your coloring page as it comes to life in the color magic lab.
There are tons of photo opportunities with amazing backdrops, character meet and greets, as well as with the world’s largest Crayola crayon. This crayon weighs an impressive 1,352 pounds and is 15.6 feet long. (Did Crayola make a sharpener big enough for this crayon?)
As you would expect of a place focused on coloring, there are tons of artistic and craft-like activities for all ages. The cool part is these range from the physical realm—making sculptures and then coloring them, to the coolest of virtual reality—playing in a rainbow of colors that reacts to your movement.
An Affordable Attraction
Aside from the invaluable time spent enriching your children in a world of color and art, families love that this attraction is affordable.
Quick Savings Tips
- Save 15% off full price tickets by subscribing to their email.
- First responders get in free every day, while their immediate family get in free on Sundays.
- Free annual pass for teachers with proof of teaching certificate and photo ID.
- Entry is free on your birthday.
- All tickets are $10 off after 5 p.m.
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