Thrills and Chills on I-Drive

Friday, April 6, 2018
International Drive is full of attractions of all kinds, but when visitors take a break from their everyday lives for a trip to I-Drive, an adrenaline rush is highly appealing. After all, what’s a better way to let go and enjoy some thrill than putting your hands in the wind and enjoying the twists and turns of a rollercoaster?
 
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A day on I-Drive just wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Fun Spot America! With 4 multi-level go-kart tracks, 100 arcade games, a gator spot, a 250 ft sky coaster and two rollercoasters that are sure to spark some excitement in your soul; there is no doubt that you’ll have the best day ever! Hop aboard Orlando’s only wooden roller coaster and get taken back in time to the old-school thrills of gravity-driven speed and unexpected airtime! White Lightning reaches speeds of 48 mph and is said to provide one of the smoothest rides you’ll ever experience! Take sight-seeing to a whole new level while you enjoy the twists and turns on this coaster, as you’ll get a great view of many other major park attractions.
 
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Another coaster you’ll find yourself eager to brave during your day at Fun Spot America is the Freedom Flyer. Let your feet dangle in the sky as you experience heavy G forces while whipping through tight turns. A ride on this steel suspended inverted coaster is sure to leave you feeling ecstatic. But now you can take it a step further with Orlando’s first Virtual Reality coaster experience. In select seats on the Freedom Flyer, you will have the opportunity to put on a VR headset that will put your skills to the test as you soar though the sky on the Freedom Flyer and work to defeat robots!
 
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SeaWorld is a theme park full of all kinds of adventures and experiences; but, be ready to get a whole new understanding of the ocean and its many wonders as you find your seat and prepare for a thrilling adventure on each of their roller coasters.
 
 
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Find out what it’s like to glide, skim and spin just like a manta ray on Manta! This ride will taunt you with face-down inverted nose-dives as you brace yourself on the only flying roller coaster of its kind in Florida! Are you familiar with the tale of the Night Kraken? This tale has struck terror in sailors for centuries, and now at Sea World’s Kraken Unleashed coaster you can feel the wrath of this massive, mythological underwater beast as it is unleashed from the depths of the sea! In Orlando’s only floorless roller coaster, prepare yourself for highway speeds and heights reaching more than 150 feet. But the thrills don’t stop there, as you take to Mako; Orlando’s tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster! This coaster is named after one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks and as your surging through ship wreck reefs at 73 mph and braving deep dives from 200 ft up – you’ll quickly see why!
 
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Don’t worry if you’ve got a little traveler, Sea World also has the Shamu Express that is the perfect first coaster experience for your little adventurer.
 
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Hang on with superhuman strength as Hulk-like power propels you upside down into a weightless zero-gravity roll, racing faster and faster down the track. The Incredible Hulk coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure takes you inside of the high-security research compound commanded by Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, after you’ve bravely volunteered to be a test subject for a potentially life-altering science experience based on Dr. Bruce Banners research. After being launched upward of 150 ft at 67 mph, flying through seven inversions and diving into two subterranean trenches – you’re sure to feel superhuman when this coaster ride comes to a stop.
 
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Do you love music and need a good rush? Hollywood Rip Ride Rock It coaster at Universal Studios has what you’re looking for. This adrenaline pumping, and music thumping thrill ride allows you to choose a song to hear above your screams! After climbing up at a 90-degree angle, and dropping at a speed of 65 mph, this riveting experience is going to be one you want to relive over, and over, again – and what’s even cooler is that you’ll be able to! Purchase either a picture or music video of your ride that will let you remember the adventure for a lifetime!
 
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But of course, there are also other thrilling and kid friendly junior roller coasters, like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Flight of the Hippogriff. A ride that is both magical and thrilling, this coaster is family friendly and takes you through the pumpkin patch swooping past Hagrid’s hut! Another perfect coaster to ease first-timers onto the track is Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster; full of corny jokes, and gentle swoops and turns, this coaster will be sure to have the whole family smiling!
 
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The opportunities for a good thrill are endless on International Drive, because after all, what is a vacation without a little adventure? Come put your hands up and let loose while experiencing the thrill of lifetime during your next visit to International Drive! 
4/6/2018