International Drive – located just minutes from most of Orlando’s major theme parks – offers a plethora of unique experiences all on one street. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking to fly high on International Drive’s newest attraction, the Starflyer, or you’re looking to grab selfies with some of today’s most popular celebrities, there’s an attraction that fits everyone’s wants and desires when visiting this synonymous street. But with so much to see and do, which it’s difficult to determine which attractions are must-do’s, and which experiences are meant to be skipped. Fortunately, Tim and Jenn have already weeded out some of the very best experiences along International Drive. Come along as we break down 5 Unique Experiences Found on International drive.
Standing 450 feet in the air, the Starflyer – located at Icon Park Orlando on International Drive – was created with adrenaline junkies in mind. Combining safety, speed, thrills and views all in one, be sure to hold on tight and take in the sights and sounds of the theme park capital of the world as you rise over the city of Orlando to incredible heights. The Starflyer reaches speeds of up to 45 miles per hour, so be sure to hold on to your personal possessions, and enjoy your flight around International Drive.
2. Madame Tussauds Orlando
Ever wanted to grab a selfie with Ryan Gosling or Selena Gomez? I mean, who wouldn’t, am I right? Admittedly, this can be a difficult feat to accomplish out in the real world, but that’s where Madame Tussauds Orlando saves the day! Impress your friends with a photo next to your favorite A-List movie star, or travel back in time and stand face-to-face with some of history’s most influential leaders, including Walt Disney. Ever wondered what it’s like to stand face-to-waist with Shaquille O’Neal? Experience all of this and more with a visit to Madame Tussauds Orlando, located on International Drive at Icon Park Orlando.
3. Sea Life Orlando Aquarium
Looking for a one-of-a-kind sea aquarium experience in Orlando? Look no further than Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, located on International drive at Icon Park Orlando. Offering Orlando’s only 360-degree sea tunnel – allowing you to observe everything under the ocean without getting wet – Sea Life Orlando Aquarium places guests at the center of the marine life experience, giving those who visit an up-close and personal encounter with jellyfish, stingrays, and more! Whether you’re a casual fan of marine life, or you enjoy all of the creatures the ocean has to offer, there’s sure to be an enjoyable experience for all who take a dive into Sea Life Orlando’s Aquarium on International Drive.
4. The Wheel at Icon Park Orlando
The Wheel at Icon Park Orlando is hard to miss. Rising 400 feet into the air, this impressive wheel is an unforgettable portal into an entirely different experience in Orlando. Providing guests with a unique opportunity to view all that Central Florida has to offer, (even the Kennedy Space Center on a clear day) The Wheel at Icon Park affords guests a 20-minute, high-in-the-sky ride aboard 1 of 30 capsules, making for the perfect date night idea, family-friendly ride at night for Disney Fireworks, and/or more!
5. Wonderworks Orlando
Wonderworks Orlando – located on International Drive near Pointe Orlando – is an indoor amusement park experience situated inside of an upside down building. From its Physical Challenge Zones – including a bed of nails that guests are invited to lay on top of- to its Creative Labs, where individuals are able to experience what it would be like to create with a giant Lite-Brite, Wonderworks Orlando is unlike any amusement park experience out there today. And the greatest benefit to this amusement park – it’s climate cooled, providing all-day comfort for those looking to spend a full day of play at this one-of-a-kind attraction on International Drive.
When stepping outside of the theme parks, Orlando hosts a wide array of unique experiences to choose from, with a large majority of them living on International Drive. From the Starflyer to Madame Tussauds Orlando, there’s something for everyone to see and do on International Drive. Next time you decide to explore the area, stop by one of these 5 unique experiences found on International Drive, and be sure to have fun!