What's New on I-Drive

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
International Drive has long been a beloved destination for tourists and locals alike. With an incredible mix of entertainment, dining, and attractions, Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood continues to evolve with exciting new developments. During your next visit to I-Drive, be sure to check out these exciting new additions and keep your eyes peeled for a variety of developments that are in the works so you don’t miss a thing during your next trip!

Pipeline at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld is known for immersing its guests in the mysteries of the sea through up-close animal discoveries, amazing attractions, and unforgettable performances - and the Coaster Capital of Orlando has added yet another adrenaline-pumping experience to their lineup of experiences with the opening of a first-of-its-kind surf coaster! Strap in and get ready to feel the awesome power of the ocean in a whole new way on Pipeline: The Surf Coaster.
This all-new coaster launches riders 110 ft up in the air at 60 mph, and gives riders a chance to feel every bank and curve as if they're really riding the waves thanks to innovative dynamic seats that give riders unparalleled freedom of movement for the ultimate thrill! This is a can’t-miss experience for thrill-seekers to enjoy during their next trip to Orlando. Learn more about the ride here and be sure you don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind ocean adventure during your next visit to SeaWorld.

Turi's Kid Cove at Aquatica

Looking to make a splash this summer? Aquatica Orlando, SeaWorld’s water park, officially opened a new and improved kid area, Turi’s Kid Cove, this May.
Formerly Kata’s Kookaburra Cove, Aquatica has made various enhancements to this popular kid play area, including exciting new play elements, an expanded pool, and all-new slides including, Tamariki Twirl an exciting new experience. Aquatica Orlando is a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark that only SeaWorld could bring to life. Enjoy rivers that range from relaxing to racing, slides that spin and soak you, and incredible signature rides that take you speeding through lively lagoons filled with playful black and white Commerson’s dolphins, and more! Whether you’re splashing around at the all-new Turi’s Kid Cove, finding a shady spot on the beach where you can sit back, relax, and sip on a delicious refreshment, or you’re catching a thrill on one of the exciting water rides here - a trip to Aquatica is the perfect spot for the whole family to make a splash in Orlando during summertime.

The Great Florida Road Trip at ICON Park

A trip around The Wheel is obligatory during a visit to the City Beautiful. It’s the perfect way to catch some of the best views of Orlando and all the action on I-Drive from an air-conditioned capsule ascending 400 ft up - and can be enjoyed by all ages! But to add to the experience, ICON Park has just released their all-new Great Florida Road Trip experience. This immersive adventure takes guests on a virtual journey through the Sunshine State, highlighting its iconic landmarks and breathtaking natural wonders. From the comfort of a capsule on the state-of-the-art Wheel, you'll set out on an adventure with a feathered family of flamingos as they pile into an old station wagon for a rollicking road trip to Florida’s classic attractions and destinations on a nostalgic holiday through mid-century Florida, before the era of sprawling theme parks and resorts.
This experience is part game, part educational opportunity, and each participant is given a camera-like device to photograph destinations during their ride to earn points. A “winner” from each capsule will receive a $5 gift card to be used at “In the Game Arcade” inside the wheelhouse! Learn more about this new experience at one of I-Drive’s most ICONic destinations here

New Dining at The Pointe Orlando

The Pointe Orlando is a vibrant entertainment and dining complex on I-Drive home to some of Orlando’s top dining destinations, nightlife and entertainment spots, exciting attractions, boutique shopping stops - and now boasts two all-new culinary hot spots!
Kavas Tacos + Tequila brings to I-Drive both good food and good vibes too! Here you’ll find a diverse menu with Tex-Mex flavors, playful takes on Mexican street fare, and classic favorites like Guacamole, Equites, Queso Fundido, and a wide array of Mexican-inspired cocktails! But, that’s not all. This new dining stop offers irresistible daily Happy Hour specials and a mesmerizing nightly fire show at 7 and 9 pm.
Also, the newly-opened JoJo’s Shake Bar now calls Pointe Orlando home, bringing guests a nostalgic 80s/90s-inspired diner experience! This next-generation restaurant and bar offers the perfect spot for dates, hangouts, and family meals, and is complete with arcade game tables and a walk-up window for quick and easy ordering. On the menu, you’ll find a variety of drool-worthy American fare, but be sure to save room for dessert - because they're best known for their specialty shakes that boast bold flavor and are stacked high with wildly tasty toppings.
A meal at JoJo’s is sure to leave kids in awe while transporting adults back to simpler times and satisfying everyone in your group’s sweet spot.

Minion Land at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort brings the magic of the beloved "Despicable Me" franchise to life with the introduction of Minion Land. Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of Gru, his adorable Minions, and the mischievous supervillain, Vector.
Complete with a new Minion Cafe, Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast, Bake My Day retail shop and even a theater. This lively land features interactive experiences, thrilling rides, and colorful attractions that will transport you into the heart of the Minions' misadventures - it's can’t-miss for Minion fans visiting the International Drive area.
Have a trip to Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood in the books? Here are some developments still in the works that you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for updates on.

Masti Indian Street Cuisine at Hollywood Plaza Garage

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. The word Masti in Hindi means fun, and this dining destination provides guests a truly fun meal! Experience the diverse flavors, aromatic spices, and authentic culinary traditions of this fascinating country from right here in Orlando.

Arcade Monsters

Calling all gamers and nostalgia enthusiasts! I-Drive is soon to be home to Arcade Monsters, a haven for arcade gaming enthusiasts of all ages. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of retro and modern video games, pinball machines, and classic arcade cabinets. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just looking for a fun-filled time, Arcade Monsters is sure to capture your heart. Plus, each location has a full bar and restaurant, so you can fuel up for victory after victory. Learn more about this new attraction coming to I-Drive here.

Senso Beach Club

Want to go all-out with a luxurious stay on I-Drive during your next visit? Senso Beach Club is sure to become a premier destination for those seeking a luxurious beachfront escape while in the heart of the action on I-Drive. This upcoming addition is set to open in Fall 2023 and will offer a tranquil oasis where guests can relax by the pool, savor handcrafted cocktails, and enjoy a beach-inspired atmosphere. Learn more about this new resort coming to I-Drive, and get ready to soak up the sun and unwind in style at Senso Beach Club.

Divina Carne Brazilian Steakhouse

Prepare your palate for a carnivorous delight at Divina Carne Brazilian Steakhouse. This soon-to-open establishment promises an authentic Brazilian dining experience, where succulent cuts of meat are served fresh from the grill. Enjoy traditional churrasco-style service, paired with an impressive selection of sides and salads, creating a truly unforgettable dining experience.
Year after year, International Drive draws visitors and locals alike with unmatched excitement, entertainment, and culinary delights. And with so many unique experiences and new developments always happening, no matter how many times you've visited - you’re always sure to find a new adventure.
So, whether you're a local looking for a weekend adventure or a visitor seeking unforgettable memories, be sure to explore these new attractions and taste the many flavors that make I-Drive an unforgettable destination. Stay up to date on all of I-Drive’s developments, and get ready for a journey filled with fun, flavor, and endless possibilities in Orlando's Most Dynamic Neighborhood.