What's New on International Drive

Thursday, February 9, 2023
There’s always something happening on I-Drive, 2022 was an exciting year for I-Drive, and 2023 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 newly opened destinations, as well as some that are coming to the area soon!

A Trip to Orlando’s Major Attractions

If your next trip to I-Drive will include a stop at one of the major attractions that call Orlando home, keep an eye out for these new experiences!

Universal Orlando

What’s a trip to Universal without a night out at Universal’s City Walk? An escape room has made its way to Universal, inspired by Jurassic World and Back to the Future. Universal’s Great Movie Escape opened late in 2022 and has been ‘wowing’ guests with an experience that lets you escape into the movies like never before. Find yourself in a secret genetics lab and use your wits to avoid becoming the prey in Jurassic World: Escape. Or stop Biff Tannen from sabotaging the timeline in Back to the Future: OUTATIME. This is no ordinary escape room experience, click to learn more

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is always bringing guests in Orlando new and innovative experiences to enjoy, and 2023 will be no different. Coming to SeaWorld soon is a brand new, first-of-its-kind surf coaster! This new coaster will be a must-ride for all extreme thrill-seekers.
Feel the awesome power of the ocean in a whole new way on Pipeline, the surf coaster. Experience the rush of launching 110 feet up and sensing every bank and curve as though you’re really riding the waves, thanks to an inventive harness that keeps you secure while giving you unparalleled freedom of movement.
The seventh addition to the Coaster Capital of Orlando leaves nothing but amazement in its wake. Are you ready to get on board? Learn more about this exciting new attraction today. 

Roboland: The Future is Now (At Least in Orlando it is!)

Roboland, the world famous robotic show, is officially open in Orlando! Meet the most popular robot in the world. The one and only: Titan the robot. This new experience brings the best of robotics to Orlando, along with the opportunity to interact with them, and see them in action. Enjoy the latest VR technology with Virtual Reality attractions that let you access and interact with artificial worlds like never before, and enjoy an exciting show featuring Titan the Robot - a true superhero that combines the talent of a comedian, dancer, flirt, and a nanny all in one!
It is sure to be an experience unlike any other! Learn more about this exciting new attraction here

The Pointe Orlando

Pointe Orlando has an exciting, and tasty year in store! Set to open in early 2023 is a new dining destination that will bring guests at Pointe Orlando delicious Mexican cuisine, daily happy hour, and nightly entertainment!
Kavas: Taco & Tequila, will have a a diverse menu curated by the same team behind fan-favorite dining spots, Tapa Toro and Taverna Opa, here you’ll find Tex-Mex flavors and playful take on Mexican street fare - with classic favorites like guacamole, esquites, queso fundido, and of course a large array of Mexican-inspired cocktails to keep the good food and vibes going strong! There’s no doubt that KAVAS will become a new favorite for guests visiting Pointe Orlando.
Also set to open in early 2023 is JoJo’s Shake BAR, a shake bar with a focus on creative desserts. This next-generation restaurant and bar offers a modern, yet familiar, diner experience that is grounded in nostalgia and focuses on creative desserts and elevated diner favorites. Let’s just say, browse JoJo’s menu here, and get ready to dig into something delicious. This new dining destination is sure to be a foodie-favorite.
Pointe Orlando will also be welcoming two new attractions in 2023!
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Will To Escape is an immersive escape room experience taking to The Pointe this year, bringing with it the opportunity to unravel real detective stories during your experience. With full rooms that fully immerse you into the atmosphere of your adventure, including decor, stunning effects, and shocking plot twists - this is more than an escape room, it is a true adventure. Click here to learn more about this new experience. 
And finally, tee off at The Greens Indoor Golf & Bar, a golf simulator, that will be opening at The Pointe in 2023! This golf stimulation and bar experience will be a haven for anyone who enjoys games and a get time in the heart of Orlando. Stay tuned for more details, here.


ICON Park had an exciting 2022, and 2023 is shaping up to be full of exciting new experiences as well!
In 2022 ICON Park welcomed Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, a famous New York restaurant serving classic southern comfort food and North Carolina BBQ - a new dining destination you’ll want to add to your next I-Drive food tour.
ICON Park also opened a new attraction in 2022, The Carousel on the Promenade, adding to the nostalgia of the courtyard at ICON Park, this grand carousel is 36 ft in diameter, and features 30 different animals! Another new family-favorite attraction that opened in late 2022 is Max Action Arena, an 8,000 SF, entertainment center featuring, Zero Latency VR, Adventure Rooms, Axe-Throwing and an Escape Room. Learn more about what’s new at ICON Park here
And as we look forward to an exciting 2023, ICON Park will be offering an all-new interactive photo experience at The Wheel called The Great Florida Road Trip. This interactive experience follows the flamingo family on a photo travelogue vacation through mid-century Florida. The expected completion is early 2023, and is sure to take your next trip around The Wheel to new heights!

Vineland Pointe

Vineland Pointe will be welcoming two new destinations in 2023 bringing each offering new tastes and experiences to enjoy during your next trip to I-Drive.
Pinstripes, bistro, bocce, bowling is a 28,000 SF restaurant set to open in early 2023! Born in the Midwest, Pinstripes is known for uniquely combining made-from-scratch Italian/American cuisine with bowling, bocce, and a memorable place to host private events. With extraordinary, magical connections - from the first strike, to the first bite, to the first kiss, and the first laugh, with bringing out the best in everyone at the forefront of their mission.
And a new Taco Tuesday spot where you can dig into tacos in between your I-Drive adventures! Torchy’s Tacos is an Austin Texas based taco chain, and they’ll be opening the doors of their first Florida location right here on I-Drive in the summer of 2023.
There’s always something happening on I-Drive, 2022 was an exciting year for I-Drive, and we’re getting excited for another year full of exciting developments in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood!
During your next trip, be sure to add these new stops to your itinerary, and stay up to date on all I-Drive developments here