International Drive I-Drive Orlando

Of course you know Orlando’s theme parks, but did you know that they are only a part of what makes an Orlando vacation so magical and appealing? “The City Beautiful” is chock full of entertainment, and there truly is something for everyone here. Regardless of your vacation goals, age, or interests, Central Florida is a dazzling place where unparalleled memories and experiences are just waiting to be discovered. We’ve developed a series of sample itineraries, categorized by interests and travel motivators, to serve as an original guide to the Central Florida area. There will be no theme park recommendations in this series, because chances are that you already have these destinations in your sights. If you’re looking to change it up a bit and try something new, these suggestions will be a perfect fit. See our area from a unique perspective when you take some time to explore, and leave your social media audiences in envy of your shared vacation experiences. You’re already staying like a local in your Contempo vacation home. You may as well have fun like a local, too!

International Drive (or I-Drive, as it’s commonly known) is an 11.1 mile thoroughfare that serves as one of Orlando’s premier entertainment districts. Here, you’ll discover some of the area’s best shopping, dining, attractions, and nightlife! You can easily spend a full day – or more – exploring this ever-expanding stretch of diverse amusements. Here are a few of our favorite I-Drive hot spots!

I-Drive NASCAR

5228 Vanguard St, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 581-9644
www.idrivenascar.com

I-Drive NASCAR Indoor Kart Racing is an entertainment complex which includes the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly electric karts. In this amazing venue, visitors can challenge themselves and also have an exhilarating and pleasurable experience competing with each other reaching speeds of up to 45 mph. For those looking for a more personable experience, visitors will receive a “Racer Card” that allows guests to track their own racing times, which are also used to queue them up for upcoming races. Also includes a variety of fun for diverse tastes, such as bowling, gaming, meeting rooms and restaurant.

Escapology

11951 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 278-1515
https://www.escapology.com/

Orlando’s premier live escape game offers a thrilling, mind challenging experience. Teams of up to 6 players race against the clock to find clues, solve puzzles and escape the adventurous game room within 60 minutes! Escapology has 7 interactive game rooms with 7 different themed games.

Mango’s Tropical Cafe

8126 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 673-4422
www.mangos.com/orlando

The world famous Mango’s Dancers continue to entertain millions of guests each year and at Mango’s, entertainment is paramount! Live bands and dance performances are continuous throughout the entire venue. Outdoor covered patio spaces include our Sidewalk Cafe and the 2nd Floor Veranda. The world famous Mango’s Dancers perform on a fantastic Italian glass mosaic Main Bar stage in front of the VIP seating area. Surrounding that is the copper sculpture Mambo Bar, the mystical Samba Bar, and the incredibly lovely Mermaid Bar. Climb the winding Waterfall Grand Staircase to the warmth and coziness of the mezzanine for more art, dining and lounging choices. There you will find the fabulous Mojito Bar and the “Havana Lounge” area along with dining tables surrounding the balcony overlooking the Main Bar Stage and its exciting, live entertainment. Also on the mezzanine you will find The Vodou Room, a heart-pounding DJ Ultra-Lounge. This dazzling, lavish room and its original painted bars are breathtaking works of art. Mango’s Orlando, which opened in 2015, is a dream venue that “changes the game” on International Drive. Its decadent design across 55,000 square feet creates an epic experience people will always remember.

Titanic

7324 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 248-1166
http://www.premierexhibitions.com/exhibitions/3/41/titanic-artifact-exhibition/titanic-artifact-exhibition-orlando

Stroll through full-scale recreations of famous Titanic rooms, including her Grand Staircase, First Class Parlor Suite, Boilers, and Promenade Deck, where you can walk out and feel the chill of the cold Atlantic air as you gaze at the stars. Exceptionally trained actors in period costume portray famous Titanic notables such as Capt. Smith and Margaret Brown, sharing stories of her passengers and crew during an hour-long guided journey on board the most famous Ship in history. The exhibit showcases well over 400 artifact and historical treasures, including the second largest piece of Titanic ever recovered.

Chocolate Kingdom

9901 Hawaiian Ct, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 705-3475
www.chocolatekingdom.com/

Chocolate Kingdom, the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive journey that uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar. A Personal Chocolate Tour Guide joins forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, a Mystical River of Chocolate and a Micro Batch Bean-to-the-Bar Factory utilizing old world machinery. With an opportunity to customize your own chocolate bar for an additional cost, Chocolate Kingdom is the most unique chocolate experience in North America and will inspire and amaze chocoholics of all ages. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Main Event Entertainment

Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Dr #1032, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 352-3300
https://www.mainevent.com/locations/orlando-fl

Main Event Entertainment, the fastest growing entertainment destination is an ideal place for groups to get together and let their fun out.  Main Event combines dining, virtual and interactive game play, high ropes adventure courses, billiards, 61 big screen TVs and state-of-the-art bowling in nearly 50,000 square feet. Their Eat.Bowl.Play experience features a chef-inspired menu featuring innovative American fare and handcrafted cocktails in a high-energy bar and grill atmosphere and signature-style artisan pizza at LaBella’s, the center’s fast casual café.  Main Event also offers full-service catering with private rooms, free Wi-Fi and the latest audiovisual technology for private events such as holiday parties, company meetings, birthday parties, and social gatherings.

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

6400 Carrier Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 206-5100
www.piratesdinneradventure.com/

Set sail on the high seas on board a pirate ship anchored in a 300,000-gallon indoor lagoon for swashbuckling thrills, combined with the perfect blend of comedy, romance, action and adventure. Enjoy breathtaking feats of aerial agility and spectacular musical talent as you dine on a Port of Call Feast. In addition, more than 150 guests have the chance to play an actual role in each show as the evil Captain Sebastian the Black leads his crews of renegades. Watch out though as an angry sea dragon threatens the very existence of the pirate crew!

DRIP

8747 International Dr #102, Orlando, FL 32819
(347) 855-3747
ilovedrip.com/

Dance Show | Rock Concert | Bar Party
A full theatrical love story with dancers performing in paint, flying water and sand backed by a LIVE rock band. Adults only.

WonderWorks

Pointe Orlando, 9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 351-8800
www.wonderworksonline.com/orlando/

An indoor amusement park for the mind combining education and entertainment with more than 100 hands – on exhibits for all ages. Inside, you will be able to explore six Wonder Zones: Natural Disasters, Physical Challenges, Light and Sound, Imagination Lab, Space Discovery and the Far Out Art Gallery. Journey through each zone, testing your knowledge, physical capacities and creativity! Become a human lightning rod by touching 10,000 volts of electricity or experience hurricane force winds! Gather up your strength to lift your weight using a pulley system or build up courage to lie down on a bed of 3,500 rising nails. Navigate through space on a mission to Mars and design and ride your own roller coaster! In the basement, you’ll find more thrilling adventures, including an XD Theater 4D motion simulated thrill ride, 3-story indoor ropes challenge course and laser tag. Upgrade to a combo package and stay for the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. Unlimited pizza, salad, popcorn, beer, wine, soda and dessert will be served.

I-Drive 360

8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 601-7907
i-drive360.com

Orlando’s new $250 million attraction and entertainment destination. The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye’s 400 foot iconic observation wheel is the centerpiece of this metro-chic themed complex featuring a dynamic blend of attractions, restaurants, clubs and shops. Joining the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye as part of I-Drive 360’s unique line-up of attractions are world-famous Madame Tussaud’s, SEA LIFE Aquarium and Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! Popular brand restaurants including Outback Steakhouse, Carrabbas’ Italian Grill, Yard House, Buffalo Wild Wings and Shake Shack are joined by unique establishments such as Tapa Toro, Lisbon Portuguese Restaurant, Paramount Mediterranean Cuisine, Kotai Sushi and Sugar Factory. High energy entertainment is on tap at Tin Roof and Cowgirls Rockbar featuring Orlando’s only mechanical bull.

IFly

6805 Visitors Cir, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 903-1150
https://www.iflyworld.com/orlando

Experience true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY’s vertical wind tunnel creates a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float. There’s no parachute, no jumping and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air, and it’s the most incredible adrenaline rush. Children as young as three, to adults as old (or young at heart) as 103 can fly. It’s safe for kids, challenging for adults and realistic for skydivers. All the gear is provided and a personal instructor will guide you through your flight.

Pointe Orlando

9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 248-2838
www.pointeorlando.com

A place where you can elevate your dining experience at restaurants offering everything from casual fare to haute cuisine. Where you can discover a diverse collection of specialty shops. And where, when the sun sets, you can find a place pulsing with energy, music & live entertainment. Pointe Orlando offers over forty unique stores, delicious restaurants and exciting nightlife

Zombie Outbreak

7364 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 745-4068
www.zombieoutbreak.co/florida

Zombie Outbreak is a live action zombie experience! You and your team will use state-of-the-art weapons to clear a military base full of walking dead. This is a real-life video game that is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you don’t want to miss. The weapons you use are real-life replicas; their size, form and function are similar to real models. Pull the trigger for bang, recoil and muzzle flash. The zombies will be wearing cutting-edge targets to produce statistics of your zombie kills. The stats will be recorded for posterity and bragging rights, don’t forget to aim for the head! Travel through an apocalyptic military base overrun with zombies clearing the undead and surviving the mission. Zombie Outbreak is a totally immersive form of entertainment you must experience to believe!

Dave & Buster’s

8986 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 541-3300
www.daveandbusters.com/orlando

Enjoy a mouthwatering selection of affordable appetizers, entrees and desserts that will not only fill you up, but also get you started on the fun. Need a drink? From ice-cold beers to customized concoctions, one of our lively, fully stocked bars will give you something to cheer about. We have two Happy Hours: M-F from 4:30-7pm, and Sun-Thurs 10pm-Close that feature 1/2 price cocktails and $2.50 Domestic drafts. There’s no better place to up the ante with your choice of hundreds of single and multiplayer games everyone will enjoy. With delicious food, epic drinks and scores of new games, HDTVs and ticket opportunities, it’s the ultimate complement to any of the activities you may already have planned.

For information on these and other area attractions, or to purchase tickets, please contact our friends at Visit Central Florida or Kissimmee Guest Services!