Make A Day of it: Family Fun on I-Drive

Thursday, January 11, 2018
There is no end to family fun on I-Drive! From theme parks to waterparks and tons of attractions in between, your family will never be bored when they’re in Central Florida’s most dynamic district! Here’s how we suggest making a day of it! 
 
Early Morning:
 
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Rise and shine – you’re on I-Drive! Hop out of your comfy bed at Coco Key Resort, Hard Rock Hotel, Floridays Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Hilton Grand Vacations, or one of our other amazing hotels and resorts on International Drive and get ready for breakfast! You’ll need fuel to make a day of it!
 
Breakfast:
 
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If your hotel includes breakfast, enjoy! If not, you’re still in luck. We have tons of great eats on I-Drive. Enjoy some of your favorite griddled grub at Friendly’s, a grand slam at Denny’s, pancakes, pancakes, and some more pancakes at IHOP, or a budget friendly meal at the world’s largest McDonald’s!No matter where you go, eat well! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
 
Your Ride:
 
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The best way to get around I-Drive is via the I-Ride Trolley - the exclusive, convenient, and affordable transportation to hundreds of exciting destinations within the International Drive Resort Area! The smiling busses begin their rounds at 8:00 am, just in time for you to get to your favorite attraction! Make sure to get your passes before you ride at one of our 100 Official Pass Sales Locations or to purchase them online prior to your visit. Note: passes not sold on Trolleys.
 
Where to Go:
 
There are a few ways to do I-Drive!
 
      1. Attractions
 
 
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Have you heard about Orlando’s only upside-down attraction? It’s an experience for the body and the mind! Feel a 5.3 earthquake, touch 100,000 volts of electricity, play virtual sports, design your own roller coaster, climb the 3-story indoor ropes challenge course, and more!
 
 
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Experience the world in a way unlike any other! Explore an amazing variety of exhibits, artifacts and displays that pay tribute to the odd, bizarre and unbelievable. You’ll quickly discover that truth is indeed stranger than fiction!
 
 
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Located in the heart of Orlando’s popular International Drive district, you’ll find I-Drive 360. Make a day of it exploring the underwater world at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, strutting with the stars at Madame Tussauds, and taking flight on The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye! Plus, grab a bite to eat in their terminal before hitting the arcade and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology!
 
 
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If you haven’t been to I-Drive in the past year, you haven’t experienced Andretti’s yet! One of Orlando’s newest entertainment destinations, Andretti’s features high speed karts, bowling, arcade, laser tag, simulators and 7-D ride, and much more! It’s a perfect way for kids, and kids at heart, to spend a day on International Drive.
 
      2. Theme Parks
 
 
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Have the #BestDayEver with roller coasters, thrill rides, the SkyCoaster, 100 arcade games, and much more at Fun Spot America!
 
 
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Make a day of it at Aquatica – International Drive’s whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark, where rivers range from relaxing to racing and slides spin and soak you! Plus, splash through a habitat with playful black and white Commerson’s dolphins!
 
 
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If you’re a thrill-seeker, you MUST visit Magical Midway! Complete with the world famous sling shot, and swings that take you high into the sky, your family will never get over their incredible time at this thrill-park!
 
Universal Orlando
 
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You can do Universal one of three ways. Explore Hogwarts, play with superheroes, flee from raptors, and take a color tour of Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure. Visit Springfield, fight aliens, fly through New York City, be despicable, and meet tons of your favorite television and movie characters at Universal Studios. Escape to the islands at Volcano Bay where you’ll feel instantly transported to an exotic place. Whichever way you explore, you’ll create incredible memories with your family!
 
 
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SeaWorld Orlando immerses guests in the mysteries of the sea through up-close animal discoveries, amazing attractions, and unforgettable performances. Whether diving deep and flying high on Manta, getting drenched by Shamu, counting the teeth on a shark or feeding sea lions, your family’s adventure will create lifelong memories.
 
      3. Escaping the Every Day Grind
 
 
There are tons of Escape Rooms on International Drive that will test your skills – both mentally and strategically. Make a day of it by testing out our variety of games. Advice: Let each member of your family pick a game at one of our six businesses offering this fun, family activity, and use the I-Ride Trolley to hop through each one!
 
Dinner:
 
You’ve had your fun but now it’s time to relax. We recommend making the most of your day going to one of our dinner shows.
 
 
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Known for it’s nightlife, you may be surprised to find out Mangos also offers an incredible dinner show, complete with food and entertainment. Your little ones with “ooh” and “aah” all the way through their meal.
 
 
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There’s a reason why this comedy experience was voted the best dinner show in Orlando! This hilarious show combines high-energy comedy improvisation with spectacular magic to thoroughly entertain audiences of all ages. Plus, enjoy unlimited hand-tossed pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda, and dessert.
 
 
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Step into a world of comedy and intrigue and spend your evening as a detective! Your family will enjoy a delightful dinner while they solve a mystery.
 
If you’re too tired from your day, don’t forget about our wonderful restaurants! From Dave & Busters to Red Robin’s you can always find a delicious meal on I-Drive!
 
Thanks for making a day of it with us!
1/11/2018