Florida is best known for its palm trees, ‘gators and of course the playground on steroids, Orlando. A record 68 million people holidayed in ‘the city beautiful’ and sure the masses flock to see Mickey and the Walt Disney World parade but there is more than meets the mouses’ eye to this hot, vibrant holiday destination and most of the fun is found around idrive. Here are 5 fun things to do on idrive for all of the family.
The unmissable 5 things to do on idrive
Orlando is cheesy, there is no getting away from that but if you are the type of traveller who wants to let their hair down while soaring to high heights the energetic International Drive is for you. Holidays in Orlando can be consumed with visits to the parks including Walt Disney and Universal (some holiday inspiration here) but time should be set aside for some I-Drive action.
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 take 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!
- Address: 8969 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, EE. UU.
- Website: iFly
Tip: many of the Orlando hotels actually offer coupons, you can get money off lots of the activities on i-Drive. Just ask reception.
If getting high is your thing check out iDrive’s indoor trampolines for small kids and the bigger ones too. Outer Limitz Orlando 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.
- Address: 6725 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32819
- Website: Outer Limitz
Get higher! Visit Kennedy Space centre and lunch with an astronaut
You cannot miss the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not building sucked into a sinkhole on I-Drive! This self-guided museum displays all things strange over the 16 galleries, including shrunken heads.
Tip: expect to spend around 1-1.5 hours in this Odditorium.
- Address: 8201 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, EE. UU
- Website: Ripley’s
Personally, I found iDrive easy enough to conquer by foot but we did visit in one of the cooler months (January) and without kids in tow. 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.
- Website: I-RIDE Trolley
Warning: I-RIDE trolley does not go to Walt Disney. Ensure your hotel offers a drop-off/pick up service.
Happy hour in Orlando
A two-week holiday in Florida can get pricey but you can keep the costs down by looking out for restaurant happy hours. For example, Miller’s Ale House offers cocktails for $2 to help the purse pinchers out.
Read more: budget tips for Orlando
In Orlando, the fun does not stop when you leave Walt Disney World or Universal Studios! With these idrive activities, there is never a dull moment in Florida’s eccentric street.