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Orlando Magical Dining Month: Get a taste of I-Drive's vibrant culinary scene and save Aug 25 through Oct 12

Mark your calendar! It’s the month that visitors and locals look forward to all year: Orlando’s Magical Dining Month.

International Drive welcomes the Russell Athletic Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country...

Help provide new clothing for 1,000:
Join I-Drive District's 15th
Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The I-Drive Business Improvement District and the I-Ride Trolley Service are again partnering with the Salvation Army and WKMG News 6, for its 15th annual Angel Tree program for the 2016 holiday season.

I-Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the 2016 Holiday Season!

The I-Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each holiday season to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers.

Orlando Magical Dining Month: Sample I-Drive's culinary scene and save August 29 through October 2

It’s the month that visitors and locals look forward to all year: Orlando’s Magical Dining Month.

There's more family fun in Orlando than just Disney

If you're planning a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, check out some local family fun venues as well.

I-Drive and its District Partners surpass goal in 14th Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The I-Drive Business Improvement District was able to bring some holiday joy to 922 area disadvantaged children when it partnered with the Salvation Army, along with WKMG News 6, for its 14th annual Angel Tree program for the 2015 holiday season. This equates to 25% of all Angels adopted in...

International Drive Hosts BIG12, ACC, Big Ten and SEC Teams leading up to the Russell Athletic Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is host of Russell Athletic Bowl’s ACC and BIG 12 teams and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl’s Big Ten and SEC teams.

More than $1 Billion in development planned through 2017 for the International Drive Area

ORLANDO, FL--December 2015--As we head into the holiday season, it’s an exciting and busy time in Orlando’s I-Drive area with new attractions, dining, entertainment, accommodations and much more. For returning visitors as well as those coming to the area for the first time, there is a huge selection of new...

International Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the 2015 Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each holiday season to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers.

Main Event Entertainment to open first Florida location at Pointe Orlando

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment has announced that it will open its first Florida location at Pointe Orlando in a 48,000-square-foot space on the first level of the complex. Main Event is the fastest-growing bowling-anchored entertainment center in America and currently has 20 locations.

Cowgirls Rockbar Orlando is NOW OPEN

The new restaurant and bar at I-Drive 360 features Orlando's only mechanical bull and is the perfect place to kick up some dust, enjoy a cold longneck, sip a whiskey or grab some BBQ.

I-Drive 2040 Strategic Vision

International Drive and the Convention Plaza District are known as a world destination. Its continuing success depends on establishing and implementing a comprehensive vision for this area.

Help provide new clothing for 850 area children:
Join I-Drive District's 14th Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The I-Drive Business Improvement District and the I-Ride Trolley Service are again partnering with the Salvation Army and WKMG News 6, for its 14th annual Angel Tree program for the 2015 holiday season. Will you help by adopting an Angel or two?

Travel Around I-Drive at Pointe Orlando

The inaugural Travel Around I-Drive at Pointe Orlando event took place on May 5th, 2015 to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week.

Want to save on vacation? Check out these tips for stretching your budget in the International Drive

Looking to save on your Orlando vacation (and who isn't?)! In the heart of Orlando’s tourism district, International Drive offers accommodations, dining, attractions and shopping for every budget. And special deals are always available by searching this site.

I-Drive and its District Partners pass goal of helping area children in 13th Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The International Drive Improvement District was able to bring some holiday joy to 790 area disadvantaged children when it partnered with the Salvation Army, along with WKMG Local 6, for its 13th annual Angel Tree program for the 2014 holiday season.

More than $1 Billion in development planned through 2016 for the International Drive Area

ORLANDO, FL--It’s an exciting and busy time in Orlando’s I-Drive area with new attractions, dining, entertainment, accommodations and much more.

International Drive Resort Area Welcome Fans for Orlando Bowl Week

Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 29; Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Jan. 1, 2015 The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site of Orlando Bowl Week Fan Headquarters, beginning Dec. 26 and leading up to two Florida...

International Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the 2014 Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each holiday season to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers.

Support I-Drive District's 13th Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The International Drive Improvement District is again partnering with the Salvation Army, along with WKMG Local 6, for its 13th annual Angel Tree program for the 2014 holiday season. I-Drive’s goal is to provide new clothing for 700 children in the Orange County community.

It is Fun (and Easy) Being Green in the Orlando Tourist Corridor with I-Drive Green Initiatives

It’s easy being green even when you visit the International Drive Resort Area! Orlando's popular tourist destination offers lots of ways for its guests to put environmentally responsible practices.

Save the date! I-Drive 12th Annual 5k Run on May 10

Orlando, FL--It's time to channel your favorite superhero (or princess), and head for I-Drive's Pointe Orlando for the 12th Annual 5K Run to win prizes, have a lot of fun and benefit the YMCA Aquatic Center "Safe Start" Water Safety Scholarship program.

From the World's Largest to the World's Best, the I-Drive Resort Area Offers Endless Dining Adventures!

Dining is just one more adventure for visitors to the International Drive Resort Area! With a surprisingly diverse array of epicurean delights, culinary choices include American, Brazilian, Caribbean, Chinese, Greek, Ethiopian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Italian and Thai.

Be an angel: Help area children have a bright holiday this year

The International Drive Improvement District is again partnering with the Salvation Army, along with WKMG Local 6, for its 12th annual Angel Tree program this 2013 holiday season. I-Drive’s goal is to provide new clothing for 600 children in the Orange County community.

International Drive Resort Area Dazzles for the 2013 Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each holiday season to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers.

Orange County Convention Center gets high 'green' rating

The Orange County Convention Center has received a prestigious energy-saving certification, making it the largest such exhibit hall to obtain a gold standard seal forgreen building design.

In the International Drive Resort Area
Plan a Fall Getaway

Great deals, new attractions, spooktacular Halloween events and more! There are so many reasons to take a break and head to Orlando’s International Drive Resort Area this fall!

More than $500 million in development planned for 2013-2014 in International Drive Area

ORLANDO, FL--It’s a busy time in Orlando’s I-Drive area.

Support the I-Drive Improvement District's
11th Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The International Drive Improvement District is again partnering with the Salvation Army, along with WCPX-TV, for its 11th annual Angel Tree program this 2012 holiday season. This year’s goal is to provide new clothing for 500 children in the Orange County community.

International Drive Resort Area Dazzles for the 2012 Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each holiday season to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers.

International Drive Improvement District welcomes thousands for Orlando Bowl Week at I-Drive's Pointe Orlando Dec. 27-Dec. 31

The world’s No. 1 tourist destination once again will be the focus of the entire country as Orlando’s I-Drive is the site of a week of fun fan activities leading up to the big games.

IAAPA Names Local Fun Spot the Best in the USA

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the Brass Ring Awards portion of the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) the locally owned and operated Fun Spot Action Park, located just off International Drive was named the “Best Family Entertainment Center in the USA”.

Orlando's Orange County Convention Center Launches Their Redesigned Website!

Orlando's Orange County Convention Center is pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned Orange County Convention Center website - www.occc.net.

2012 Angel Tree Program

The I-Drive District is partnering for the 11th year with the Salvation Army in their Angel Tree Program to provide new clothing for children within the Orange County community. Our goal is to fulfill 500 angels - which is a commitment of about $25 per Angel to provide one outfit...

Pine Hills Elementary School receives 7th year of support from International Drive Improvement District for 2012-13 School Year

At Pine Hills Elementary there is a saying: "Begin with the end in Mind...Building our way to an A!" And the International Drive Improvement District plans to help students achieve that goal as it begins its seventh year of support.

Florida Resident Discounts and Offers

Check out what offers are available for Florida Residents at International Drive Resort Area attractions!

WhirlyDome is Now Open - Let the Games Begin!

WhirlyDome, Orlando's newest attraction, is NOW OPEN and guests are learning what the sport of WhirlyBall is all about.

Orange County Convention Center ranked best in nation

The Orange County Convention Center has received a big honor and national recognition. Business Review USA has ranked it the No. 1 convention center in the country.

10th Annual I-Drive 5K Run to Benefit YMCA Aquatic Center

The 10th Annual I-Drive 5K Run will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2012, to benefit the YMCA Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Scholarship program. The I-Drive community gets involved in this 3.1 mile run through the heart of I-Drive every year by rallying their employees together to participate...

Transporting visitors along Orlando's tourist corridor

Popular I-Ride Trolleys upgrade system with SmartBus technology providing NextTrolley information to visitors.

Pine Hills Elementary School receives 6th year of support from International Drive Master Transit & Improvement District for the 2010-2011 School Year

Projects included providing 1,000 birthday certificates, 500 honor roll certificates, 500 honor roll pencils, 50 binders and 1,000 perfect attendance certificates. In addition, 300 "Reading is Achieving" pencils were provided as part of the school wide reading initiative.

Annual I-Drive 5K Benefits YMCA Aquatic Center - Learn to Swim

The 9th Annual I-Drive 5K Run on May 7, 2011 raised $13,250 to benefit the YMCA Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Scholarship program.

I-Drive kicked off Holiday Dazzle at Nov. 30 at Pointe Orlando with a holiday tree lighting and special performances, benefiting the Edgewood Childrens Ranch

Over 150 people enjoyed the lighting of I-Drive’s 45-foot holiday tree, special performances by the Central Florida Christian Academy Singers, Dr. Phillips High School “Dance in Motion” Company, Pointe Orlando Strolling Carolers and the I-Ride Trolley Quartet. Santa made a special appearance and visitors were able to take pictures with...

I-Drive Improvement District - 10th Annual Angel Tree Program helps 561 Orange County children for the holidays

The International Drive Improvement District was able to provide clothing for 561 children plus 20 bicycles when it partnered with the Salvation Army, WKMG Local 6 and 40 I-Drive District Partners for its 10th annual Angel Tree program this 2011 holiday season.

International Drive Improvement District welcomes thousands for Orlando Bowl Week at I-Drive Pointe Orlando
December 27 - January 2012

The world’s No. 1 tourist destination once again will be the focus of the entire country as Orlando’s I-Drive is the site of a week of fun fan activities leading up to the big games.

SeaWorld Orlando Announces Major Expansion for 2012 and 2013

SeaWorld Orlando announces the largest attraction expansion in its history – and news of not one, not two, but three exciting new attractions coming to SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove over the next two years.

International Drive Resort Area Dazzles for the Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each December to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers.

International Drive Visitors Enjoy Parking the Car and Taking the Popular I-Ride Trolley to All the Fun in Orlando's Tourist Corridor!

Since it began in 1997, the I-Ride Trolley has been one of the most popular attractions in the I-Drive Area. Combining the charm of the past with today’s modern comforts, the Trolleys provide an affordable, fun and convenient way to transport visitors to the attractions, shopping and accommodations.

Pink Heals National Cancer Awareness Tour Returns to Central Florida

ORLANDO (September 9, 2011) –A fleet of pink fire trucks are traveling the nation to spread cancer awareness as part of the "Pink Heals Tour." The tour will bring professional firefighters in full pink gear who call themselves the "Guardians of the Ribbon."

Florida Teachers get Free Admission to Ripleys Orlando During Teacher Appreciation Month

ORLANDO, Fla. - (Sept. 7, 2011) - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium is thanking Florida teachers for all they do by offering free admission during Teacher Appreciation Month.

Pine Hills Elementary School receives sixth year of support from International Drive Master Transit & Improvement District for 2011-2012 Year

It may not sound like such a big deal. Spiral notebooks. Packs of pens. Pencils. Paper. Binders. Crayons. All basic supplies that students need.

New name, details emerge for I-Drive wheel attraction

Once it's built, you may walk to it, you may drive to it, but one thing's for sure: "It" won't be called I-Walk Orlando.

Best of Orlando 2011

Congratulations to all of our International Drive Resort Area partners that were named in Orlando Magazine's Best of Orlando 2011!

First App from Ripley's Believe It or Not! is Tough to Swallow

Ripley's allows users to sharpen their sword swallowing skills with new app for iPhone, iPod Touch

12 Cost Saving Tips to Stretch Travel Budgets While Having Fun in the International Drive Resort Are

Let’s be honest, planning a vacation in this economy has become a little more of a challenge as everyone is looking for bargains, value-added amenities, hot deals and just plain ways to stretch the budget to make a family vacation fun and not a thing of the past!

Annual I-Drive 5K Run Benefits YMCA Aquatic Center

The 9th Annual I-Drive 5K Run on May 7, 2011 resulted in raising $13,250 to benefit the YMCA Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Scholarship program.

Driving to Ripley's Attraction is Within a Half Tank of Gas of 53% of the U.S. Population

Company has Diverse Offering of Aquariums, Odditoriums, Miniature Golf, Wax Museums, Fun Zones, Haunted Adventures, Mirror Mazes, Motion-Based Theaters and MORE!

Get Fresh Home Improvement Ideas For Spring!

Central Florida Home & Garden Show April 15-17 Did you know that more remodeling projects are started in May than in any other month?

Pack your summer - not your suitcase! Stay local and enjoy all the fun I-Drive offers!

The I•Drive Resort Area is home not only to 6 major theme parks but also to 22 additional attractions just perfect for a summer packed with family fun!

Its an odd lot at I-Drive Ripley's Believe It or Not

For nearly two decades, the Ripley's museum on International Drive and I have co-existed. But until recently, I had not darkened the door of the Odditorium — believe it or not.

I-Drive Segway is a Success

Congratulations go out to the cast and crew of I-Drive Segway Tours. Out of one hundred and sixty-five Orlando attractions, this fledging company has shot up to number five in popularity on Tripadvisor.com in only a matter of three months.

I-Drive Improvement District's Ninth Annual Angel Tree Program helps 585 Orange County children for the holidays

The International Drive Improvement District was able to provide clothing for 585 children when it partnered with the Salvation Army and WKMG Local 6, for its ninth annual Angel Tree program this 2010 holiday season.

Remembering Haiti... The Earthquake

January 12, 2011 - Candlelight Vigil by G.H.A.C.C. Many door prizes... Haitian Food and Arts Display.

Fun Spot Buys Land to Expand to Triple Its Size

Orlando, FL (December 30, 2010) - Fun Spot (Attractions) said Thursday it plans to triple the size of its amusement park on North International Drive, as the company faces the potential of a rival park across the street.

Orlando Bowl Week & International Drive Resort Area Prepare To Welcome Tens of Thousands of Fans for Champs Sports Bowl & Capital One Bowl Dec. 27 - Jan. 1!

The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site of Orlando Bowl Week Fan HQ, beginning Dec. 27 and leading up to two Florida Citrus Sports bowl games.

International Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the Holiday Season!

Dazzling theme park events, spectacular decorations, Santa, nonstop entertainment

SeaWorld Orlando Announcement - It's a Boy!

Great news! Our new baby killer whale is a BOY.

Ming Court - See Us on Fox TV 35

Tuesday Morning, Nov. 16th, about 9:45am & See How to Make Turkey Lettuce Cups!

Support the I-Drive Improvement District's Ninth Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The International Drive Improvement District is again partnering with the Salvation Army, along with WKMG Local 6, for its ninth annual Angel Tree program this 2010 holiday season.

Sleuths Thrilled to Win Best Dinner Show Award!

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows was the proud recipient of the “Best Dinner Show” award as nominated by the readers of MyCityEats magazine for the second year in a row and is featured in the Summer 2010 edition of the publication.

Ming Court Has Tasty New Recipe for Smart Phones

Ming Court has launched a new interactive web interface for smart mobile phones and other web enabled phones.

I-Drive Resort Area Blood Drive

June 30th, 2010 - Give Love, Give Life, Give Blood!

I-Drive Resort Area Blood Drive

June 11, 2010 - A perfect way to start the summer! Give Love, Give Life, Give Blood.

For the American Cancer Society
International Drive Relay for Life Went Hollywood with Movie Theme at Pointe Orlando

The Third Annual International Drive Relay for Life took on a lighter tone this year as it partners with Regal Cinemas and Pointe Orlando offered participants and visitors a chance to experience some of their favorite movies May 21-22, 2010 at Pointe Orlando!

Rosen Hotels & Resorts Announces Rebranding of Three of Four Orlando Leisure Hotels

Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Florida’s largest independent hotel chain with seven properties totaling 6300 guest rooms and suites in Orlando, has just announced that it will rebrand three of its four leisure hotels as of Oct. 1, 2010.

Public-Private Partnership results in Tourist Oriented Policing Squad

ORLANDO, FL (April 19, 2010)—One of the world’s top tourist and meeting destinations, the International Drive Resort Area, continues with enhanced support of its highly successful prototype safety program, thanks to a grant that has been awarded to Orange County through the US Department of Justice stimulus program.

I-Drive 5k Run to HELP YMCA Learn to Swim Program

Orlando, FL- The 8th Annual I-Drive 5k Run will take place on Saturday, May 8th at 7:30 am to benefit the YMCA Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Scholarship program.

Blooming Ideas at the Central Florida Home & Garden Show

Visitors looking for spring will find inspiration at the Central Florida Home & Garden Show March 19-21, Hall North B in the Orange County Convention Center’s North/South complex off Universal Boulevard. The premier home improvement event boasts the area’s largest selection of the latest products and services for virtually every...

I-Drive Hotelier Organizes Immediate Community Opportunity to Raise $1,000,000 for Urgently Needed Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

Visitors to the International Drive Resort Area, businesses, partners and residents have a chance to join in the Haitian earthquake relief effort by making a financial contribution or by donating supplies. The Harris Rosen Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, headed by I-Drive hotelier, Harris Rosen, has joined forces with...

Third Annual International Drive Relay for Life

ORLANDO, FL—The Third Annual International Drive Relay for Life is set for May 21-22 at I-Drive’s Point Orlando. As the national fund-raising event of the American Cancer Society, this unique, fun-filled day- and-a- half offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer.

International Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each December to make this Orlando destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers.

Florida Citrus Bowl Games '09

International Drive Resort Area Welcomes Thousands of Fans for Orlando’s Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest December 28, 2009 -January 1, 2010! The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site for the five day Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest beginning December 28, 2009...

AAA to Offer Tow to Go Program through Holiday Season

For those who do a little too much celebrating this holiday season, AAA is offering its successful AAA Tow to Go program beginning Thanksgiving Day and running through January 2, 2010.

More Than 21.5 Million Trips on I-Ride Trolley

One of the most popular attractions among visitors to the International Drive Resort Area is the I-Ride Trolley.

I-Drive Resort Area Development Updates

More than $2 billion in current and new development projects will bring more accommodations, shopping, mixed use development, dining and a major new themed ride at one of the area’s world-famous attractions…all to the International Drive Resort Area.

COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) grant

ORLANDO, FL--When we go on vacation or attend a meeting away from home, it’s natural to relax, let our guard down, put our minds on auto pilot. After all, it is our well-earned vacation. Or in the case of meetings, a chance for a break from...

Looking for a Cool Summer Escape in Southwest Orlando?

International Drive Resort Area offers hot deals and “cool” ideas that won’t break the budget! It’s summer. It’s hot. The economy is…we all know about the economy. Gas prices are creeping up as they always do when we would like to take off for someplace where...

I-Drive Resort Area Event a Huge Success!

The 7th annual I-Drive 5K Run held on May 9, 2009 during National Tourism Week was an incredible success.

2nd Annual International Drive Relay for Life
Raises Money to Benefit American Cancer Society
during Celebrations Around the World

ORLANDO, FL—The 2nd Annual International Drive Relay for Life raised a total of $27,446 during the March 20-21 American Cancer Society fund-raising event held this year at International Festival Shopping Center.

I-Drive Spring Blood Drive - A Great Success!

Give to Live! On Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 the International Drive District in partnership with Pointe Orlando hosted a blood drive.

International Drive Master Transit & Improvement District Supports Pine Hills Elementary School in the CFHLA
Adopt-A-School Partnership Program for 2009/2010
and Looks to the Future

The International Drive Master Transit and Improvement District continues its support of Pine Hills Elementary School for the 2009-2010 school year with new plans for this ongoing partnership. The school which is located in Orlando, opened its doors in 1954. The District began working the school during the 2005-2006...

ArtsFest 2009

February 6 - 15, 2009 - 83 organizations in 75 venues acroos 4 counties! All Arts. All Week. All FREE!

International Drive Resort Area Holiday Blood Drive

The International Drive Improvement District in partner with Florida's Blood Centers is hosting a Blood Drive on December 22, 2008 at Pointe Orlando. Give Love, Give Life, Give Blood...

Florida Citrus Bowl Games
International Drive Improvement District
Welcomes Thousands of Fans for
Orlandos Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest International Drive
December 26, 2008 - January 1, 2009!

The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site for a weeklong Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest leading up to two Florida Citrus Sports Bowl games December 27, 2008 and January 1. 2009.

International Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each December to make this Orlando destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers. Filled with fun for the entire family, the area's 100 hotels and resorts, five of the world's great theme parks, more...

More Than 17.5 Million Trips on I-Ride Trolley

One of the most popular attractions among visitors to the International Drive Resort Area is the I-Ride Trolley. Combining the charm of the past with today’s modern comforts, the Trolleys transport millions of visitors to the attractions and accommodations located in Orlando’s tourist corridor.

The 6th Annual I-Drive 5k Run Donates to the YMCA for Scholarships

The 6th Annual I-Drive 5k Run, a 3.1 mile race that starts and ends at Pointe Orlando, raised $15,000 to benefit kids and families at the YMCA Aquatic Center, located in the International Drive corridor at 8422 International Drive.

Pampered Pet Expo

The Pampered Pet Expo is coming to Orlando, Florida August 8th – 10th and will be held at the Orange County Convention Center – West Building, Hall WC.

Inaugural International Drive Relay for Life
Raises Money for Walk the World for a Cure

ORLANDO, FL—The first International Drive Relay for Life raised a total of $53,351.00 during the April 11-12 fund-raising event at Festival Bay Mall.

Coverings 2008 - Ceramic Tile and Natural Stone Expo

Coverings 2008 is the leading event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry that showcases new suppliers and products from around the world. Coverings 2008 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 29 - May 2.

Inaugural Relay for Life on International Drive

April 11th -12th - Walk the World for a Cure...In 2008, over 1.3 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. Here is your chance to make a difference and join us in the fight against cancer.

International Drive Resort Area Easter Blood Drive

It's the time of the year to give love, give life... what a more perfect time than Easter! Please join us on Friday, March 21st, 2008.

Central Florida Home & Garden Show

The Central Florida Home & Garden Show will be taking over the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from March 7-9. The Central Florida Home & Garden Show features the area’s largest collection of the latest outdoor and indoor products and services for your home and garden.

Premiere Orlando Beauty Show

Premiere Show Group will be holding its 17th annual Premiere Orlando Beauty Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on June 1 and 2. More than 41,000 members of the professional beauty industry are expected to attend the two-day event, which focuses on providing the most comprehensive...

International Drive Resort Area Hosts Annual ArtsFest Events

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Two Free Performances - February 16 at Rosen College of Hospitality

2008 I-Drive 5K Run - May 10, 2008

Rally friends, family and co-workers to team up and have fun at the 6th Annual I-Drive 5K Run! The 6th Annual I-Drive 5K Run will be held on May 10, 2008.

International Drive Resort Area Sparkles With Holiday Excitement

It is almost impossible not to feel the holiday spirit when you see the nostalgic I-Ride Trolleys, decked out in wreaths and garland, traveling throughout the I-Drive area packed with holiday visitors.

Be an Angel for the Holidays!
Support the I-Drive Improvement Districts
Sixth Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The International Drive Improvement District is partnering with the Salvation Army and WKMG-TV for its sixth annual Angel Tree program this holiday season.

Florida Citrus Bowl Games
International Drive Improvement District
Welcomes Thousands of Fans to the Resort Area as It Hosts
Orlandos Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest December 26-31!

The world’s # 1 tourist destination will be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site for a weeklong Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest leading up to two Florida Citrus Sports Bowl games, Champs Sports Bowl and the Capital One Bowl.

International Drive Resort Area Blood Drive

It's the time of of year to give love, give life... What a more perfect time than Thanksgiving! Please join us on Wednesday, November 21, 2007.

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2007

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is returning to Orlando, Florida for their annual conference and trade show. The IAAPA Attractions Expo 2007 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from November 12 - 16.

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007

Orlando will host the upcoming 2007 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions at the Orange County Convention Center from November 3 - 7.

Now is the Perfect Time to Plan a Great Fall Getaway!!!

There are so many reasons to take a break and head to Orlando’s International Drive Resort Area this fall!

Surf Expo

Surf Expo is coming to Orlando September 14 - 16. Over 15,000 attendees are expected at this trendsetting event which showcases the latest in board, beach and fashion styles. The Surf Expo will be held in the North / South Building SA, SB and NA and is open to industry...

2007 Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show

The 2007 Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show comes to Orlando on the weekend of September 7th through 8th at the Orange County Convention Center. This premier event for the food service and lodging industries will be held in Hall B of the West Building and an expected 23,000 professionals...

Premiere Orlando 2007: Premiere Beauty Event Orlando

The 2007 Premiere Beauty Show, known as Premiere Orlando 2007, comes to the Orange County Convention Center June 10th and 11th, 2007. This Premiere Beauty Event is easily one of the biggest events for beauty professionals during the year, with an expected attendance of over 40,000.

2007 National Hardware Show® and Lawn & Garden World®

May 8-10, 2007 - This May the 62nd National Hardware Show® and Lawn & Garden World® comes to Orlando. With an expected attendance of 45,000 it is definitely one of the big shows of the year to come to the Orange County Convention Center in 2007.

Bacchus Bash 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007 - Feast on the very best entrees, appetizers, desserts, and drinks from more that 60 premier restaurants, resorts, and hotels. Enjoy live music, incredible shopping and win great raffle prizes.

2007 I-Drive 5K Run

May 19, 2007 - LAST CHANCE!... Rally friends, family and co-workers to team up and have fun at the 5th Annual I-Drive 5K Run!

Fun, Cost-Effective, Efficient: I-Ride Trolley Continues to Improve for Visitors to International Drive Resort Area

Orlando, FL—What’s fun, convenient, a great way to see all of the excitement that I-Drive has to offer and only costs $1.00 per ride?

International Drive Resort Area in Orlando Provides Vacation Excitement for the Entire Family and a Convenient Way to get Around!

ORLANDO, FL (April 13, 2006)—The International Drive Resort Area provides visitors to the Orlando area with world-class attractions, entertainment, dining and shopping fun for the entire family as well as a stress-free way to get there on the I-Ride Trolley Service.