19 Fun Things to do on International Drive: For Kids & Adults (Map)

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Florida is best known for its palm trees, ‘gators and of course the playground on steroids, Orlando. A record seventy-six million people vacation in ‘the city beautiful’ and while the masses flock to see Mickey Mouse there is more than meets the mouses’ eye to this vibrant vacation destination and most of the fun is found around I-Drive. This guide details the best things to do on International Drive, Orlando all year round.

Many of the Orlando attractions discussed in this guide are part of the Eat, Play, Shop Discount Card which offers up to 50% off tickets and restaurant bills!

You may also like our guide to restaurants on International Drive and Orlando on a budget.

Fun Things to do at International Drive, Orlando

Orlando is cheesy, there is no getting away from that but if you are the type of traveler who wants to let their hair down while soaring to high heights, energetic International Drive is for you.

We’ve split this guide into the following sections so you can create your Orlando itinerary with ease:

  • Activities everyone can enjoy
  • Things to do on International Drive for adults
  • Things to do on International Drive for kids

Things to do on I-Drive for Everyone

Go Crazy Golfing

Hit a ball at a pirate-themed mini-golf course which has 18-holes and is landscaped with waterfalls and caves.

According to visitors, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf (8501 International Drive) is great value for money.

‘Real’ golfers enjoy it too.

Catch a Movie

Sit back in comfortable chairs while watching the latest releases at the Regal Pointe Orlando which showcases movies in both IMAX and 4DX for an immersive cinema experience.

Look out for anniversary classics as well as new movies.

iFly

Don’t want to parachute but would like to fly to high heights?

Then iFly (see what they did there?) is so you.

The iFly team equips you with a fetching jumpsuit, goggles and hat then takes you to their wind tunnel.

The guide then supports you until you are flying without wings.

There is no parachute and no need to jump out of a plane but you still feel the flight experience, and it is a thrill for adventure lovers!

iFly indoor sky diving tower on International Drive Orlando Florida

Titanic Artifact Exhibition

Hop aboard the Titanic without setting out at sea via the Titanic Artifact Exhibition (7324 International Dr).

Learn about the ill-fated ocean liner through a variety of galleries and interactive exhibits.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

You cannot miss the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not (8201 International Dr) building collapsing into a sinkhole on I-Drive!

This self-guided museum displays all things strange throughout its 16 galleries.

This is one of the top things to do indoors on International Drive and the only place you’ll find shrunken heads, an authentic vampire killing kit and a shooting gallery.

Tip: expect to spend around 1-1.5 hours in this Odditorium.

Ripleys Believe it or not International Drive sunken building in Orlando Florida

I-Ride Trolley

I-Ride trolley offers a hop on/off service from morning until night making it easy for holiday-makers to pick and choose their fun I-Drive itinerary.

Take advantage of unlimited journeys and travel by air-conditioned vehicle between the main shopping centers and Orlando’s key attractions

Note: I-Ride trolley does not go to Walt Disney. Ensure your hotel offers a drop-off/pick up service.

Reserve your I-Ride passes here.

Outta Control Dinner Show

If you like casual dining with your comedy, consider the Outta Control Dinner Show (9067 International Dr) which is suitable for all ages.

Dine on pizza and salad at family-style tables while laughing at the acts and trying to work out the magic tricks.

This is Orlando’s longest running dinner show and the man behind it is Tony Brent.

See Orlando from the Sky

Take a ride on the Ferris wheel at ICON Park to see above and beyond the I-Drive attractions!

This observation wheel rotates at the height of 400 feet and provides stunning views of Cape Canaveral, downtown Orlando, and the Floridian landscape from an air-conditioned cabin.

Book a capsule here.

Ferris wheel at iDrive in Orland

Orlando Attractions for Adults

Relax at a Hammam Spa

Be whisked away to Morocco without leaving I-Drive at Royal Mansour Moroccan Spa (11951 International Drive).

Book the hammam ceremony, which has been practiced for thousands of years, and leaves visitors feeling rejuvenated.

The up close and personal ritual lasts 60 minutes and involves a series of cleaning and scrubbing experiences.

Other services include wraps, waxing and a barber.

Book via the website.

Watch a Game

Catch a game on the big screen at Miller’s Ale House.

Take advantage of the games day specials on food and enjoy cold beers and cocktails as day turns into night.

Happy Hour in Orlando

A two-week vacation in Florida can get pricey but you can keep the costs down by looking out for restaurant happy hours.

Most will have signs out front.

It is also worth asking your hotel for discount books or signing up for the Eat, Play, Shop Discount Card for big savings.

A sign saying - live music joint at a bar on International Drive

International Drive Activities For Kids

Museum of Illusions 

Check out over 50 exhibits at the Museum of Illusions in ICON Park.

Challenge your senses at different optical illusion areas and take on the mind-bending indoor museum.

Book your tickets here.

Go Ice Skating

If the heat is getting too much, hit the ice at Funtania Family Fun Center (International Festival Plaza).

Prices include skate and sock hire.

Try to Escape

Challenge yourself to an escape room experience where you have to answer a series of questions and work out puzzling scenarios to get you and your team’s freedom back!

Get Lost in VR

Also located at Funtania is a Virtual Reality room with VR plates and pods.

There are six alternate worlds to explore!

One of the best indoor things to do in Orlando for kids who like computer games.

Outer Limitz Indoor Trampoline Arena

If getting high is your thing, check out iDrive’s indoor trampolines for small kids and the bigger ones too.

Outer Limitz Orlando (6725 South Kirkman Road) trampolines cover 24,000 square feet of ground and walls!

When the kids are bouncing off the walls you can literally make them bounce off the walls, safely.

Get higher! Visit Kennedy Space Center and lunch with an astronaut.

Things to do in Orlando at Night

Eat Pizza at Flippers Pizza

Flippers Pizza (11062 International Drive) is a casual pizza restaurant.

Guests state the brick oven pizzas are the best on International Drive.

Drink Cocktails at The Hampton Social

Dine on coastal-inspired cuisine such as lobster, chowder and steaks and sip hand-crafted cocktails at this modern I-Drive restaurant located at 9101 International Drive.

Enjoy a Rum Flight at Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar (9101 International Drive) will take you back in time to Havana years gone by.

The menu consists of contemporary cuisine such as ceviche and empanadas.

Cocktail fans can choose from an extensive Mojito list, Caipirinha and rum flights!

You may also like our guide on the best International Drive restaurants.

International Drive Attractions Map

Click this link to access the I-Drive attractions map which will help you plan your Orlando itinerary.

Final Words

In Orlando, the fun does not stop when you leave Walt Disney World or Universal Studios!

With these International Drive activities, there is never a dull moment on Florida’s eccentric street.

Red rollercoaster at Universal Studios

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