Coming to I-Drive in 2024

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
There’s always something new happening on I-Drive, 2023 was an exciting year for I-Drive, and 2024 is shaping up to bring even more fan-favorite experiences to Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood. Whatever brings you to Orlando during your next trip, be sure to keep an eye out for these destinations that are coming to the area soon!

What’s New at the Hollywood Plaza Garage?

 

Tom’s Watch Bar

Established in 2014, Tom’s Watch Bar offers the ultimate experience in sports entertainment. With a commitment to providing "All the Sports, all the Time," Tom’s Watch Bar meticulously selects sports programming that spans across collegiate, professional, and international events. Tom’s Watch Bar is an 11,000 sq. ft. sports bar concept created by Smashburger’s founder, Tom Ryan. Estimated to be completed by early 2024, this sports bar will be occupying the roof-top space of the garage!
 
Credit: MastiFacebook 

Masti Indian Street Eats

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the upcoming arrival of Masti Indian Street Cuisine. Located at the Hollywood Plaza Garage, this culinary gem will offer a delectable menu inspired by the vibrant street food culture of India. MASTI (means ‘fun’ in Hindi) offering Indian street food in a modern, colorful, yet approachable environment for everyone interested!

Theme Parks on the Rise

 

DreamWorks Animation Land

Universal Studios Orlando will be replacing the former KidZone, with a new DreamWorks Animation Land, based on some of the most popular film franchises. Expected completion is 2024! Guests can expect to unleash their creativity, captivated by the lively hues, sights, and sounds enveloping them. They'll partake in memorable encounters with beloved characters such as Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse, and delve into uniquely designed, interactive play zones and attractions that vividly breathe life into well-known franchises like Shrek, Trolls, and Kung Fu Panda, ensuring an imaginatively delightful experience!
 

Penguin Trek at SeaWorld Orlando

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for SeaWorld Orlando’s new family-friend launch coaster, Penguin Trek, coming spring 2024! Get ready for an exhilarating research expedition like never before! Brace yourself for Penguin Trek, an unforgettable family roller coaster journey across the stunning expanses of Antarctica.
 
 
Hop on your snowmobile and zoom alongside your expedition crew, reaching speeds of up to 43 miles per hour. Upon reaching the finish line, you'll unveil the ultimate revelation: an actual penguin habitat! 
 
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Tassie’s Underwater Twist

Aquatica is debuting the first of its kind water slide, called Tassie's Underwater Twist, with full video projection and music! This 129 ft. water slide will be one to talk about for ages! Prepare yourself for the exciting reinterpretation of waterslide excitement. Dive into an extraordinary aquatic environment located just beneath the ocean's surface, where the scenery bursts with vibrant yellow-green seagrass in Australia's Shark Bay.

Welcome to Vineland Pointe 

Pinstripes, Bistro, Bocce, Bowling

Vineland Pointe will be welcoming Pinstripes, bistro, bocce, bowling, a 28,000 SF restaurant with a February 2024 opening date! From bowling and bocce to private and catered events, Pinstripes will have something for the entire family. As for their delicious menu, from wood-fired pizzas to seasonal gelato, each and every Italian-American dish is made in-house.
 

Torchy’s Tacos

With countless tacos eaten, over 90 locations opened, and thousands of Taco Junkies added to the Torchy’s family, some things have certainly changed, but the dedication to making high-quality, cooked-to-order, Damn Good tacos remains the same! Torchy's Tacos, an Austin, Texas based taco chain, is opening one of their first Florida locations in Vineland Pointe in 2024!
 

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao, a taste of Southern Brazil, has started construction on their second I-Drive location, with this location being located in Vineland Pointe. The Brazilian Steakhouse will be 8,000 SF and completion is early 2024. From mouth-watering steak and seafood to dry-aged bourbon, this ought to be on your list of places to dine. 
 

The First Chuck Lager’s American Tavern on I-Drive!

Located on International Drive, Chuck Lager’s American Tavern will be a classic American Tavern but with an international flair from celebrity chef Fabio Vivani! With vast varieties of cold beer, bourbon, and other delicious eats, Chuck Lager’s American Tavern will be the place to dine every night! The completion of this delicious tavern is scheduled for 2024!
 
International Drive is home to some of the most diverse restaurants, attractions, and nightlife. With new construction constantly on the rise, visitors in the area will always have something fun to do! Stay tuned for more information on completion dates, new construction, and much more!
 
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