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Things To Do On International Drive With Kids – iDRIVE Orlando

There are plenty of things to do on International drive with kids (or iDRIVE as its also known as) It’s a popular route to all the parks and home to many other Orlando attractions itself. Day or night, there is always something going on with world-class attractions, entertainment, dining and shopping fun for all the family! If you don’t want to use an Uber or Mears taxi or a hire car, the easiest way to navigate IDRIVE is by the I-Ride Trolley. More on this below along with all the many attractions and things to do on the buzzing strip!

Things To Do On International Drive With Kids - iDRIVE Orlando

I-Ride Trolley

Hop on the I-Ride Trolley to explore International Drive. Fares are payable by exact cash and passes cannot be bought on board. Passes are available at over 100 locations within the International Drive Resort Area and from the I-RIDE.

The Red Line Trolley route services the International Drive both north and south bound. Red Line trolleys arrive approximately every 20 minutes.

The Green Line Trolley route is the counterpart to the Red Line Trolley route beginning service in the Major Boulevard business district, travels along Universal Boulevard and then shadows the Red Line Trolley Route on South International Drive. Green Line trolleys arrive approximately every 30 minutes.

Cash fareUnlimited Ride Passes
Single fare is $2.00 per ride
One Day Pass:$5.00 per person
Child fare $1.00 per ride (ages 3 to 9 with paying adult)Three Day Pass:$7.00 per person
Senior citizen (65 and over) fare is $0.25 per rideFive Day Pass:$9.00 per person
Exact change is requiredSeven Day Pass:$12.00 per person
Drivers do not carry cashFourteen Day Pass: $18.00 per person
Passes not sold on Trolleys. Passes are consecutive day use once activated
 

ICON Park 

ICON park is home to several attractions for kids in Orlando, including The Wheel, Sea Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and the Museum of Illusions. You can purchase tickets for multiple attractions like the Sea Life and Madame Tussauds combo which is cheaper than buying each separately.

The Wheel

The Wheel at ICON Park is a 400 ft tall giant Ferris wheel.  We saw this from Orlando’s International Drive tourist district. The main attraction is the 400-foot tall former CocaCola Orlando Eye, is one of the world’s tallest observation wheels, but it’s also home to the IFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium & Madame Tussauds Orlando. With its lights and views it makes for a great activity to do in Orlando at night.

Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life has a 360º ocean tunnel to walk through and watch as fish, sharks, turtles, and eels swim above, beneath, and all around you. Look out for the rescued sea turtle. other exhibits include the jelly fish , rockpools, a shipwreck and travel through the everglades in the floor to ceiling replica of this amazing ecosystem!

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is where you activate the trident with Aquaman and see other Justice League was models or see history, sports, music and more film stars, all under one roof. It takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete a visit at Madame Tussauds; however, you may take as little or as long as you need to experience the entire attraction. You can use a stroller. The only restriction is they need to remain under 36″ in width.

Museum of Illusions

The Museum offers interactive, immersive and fun experience for all the family, revealing how the human eye can be tricked into what seems impossible!

Fun Spot America

Have fun with thrilling roller coasters, other thrill rides, a 250 ft. SkyCoaster, 4 multi-level go-kart tracks, and 100 arcade games. Gator Spot now included with single day pass. Free admission for those not going on rides. Free parking and on iTrolley stop #6. Ticket button below includes free Gator Spot access

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf IDRIVE Orlando

With lush landscaping, and entertaining pirate theming, the Pirate Cove Adventure Golf is a lot of fun. Children under aged 3 go free. For more putt putt themed mini golf see here.

Sea World Orlando

INDOOR THINGS TO DO ON INTERNATIONAL DRIVE WITH KIDS

Wonderworks upside down building Orlando

Wonderworks is an indoor amusement park. The outside building is an upside down design of the White House. There are more than 100 types of display for family and kids to learn and experience.

The 4th floor has laser tag game and walk rope to enjoy. Experience the trembling of a 5.3 earthquake, be blown away by 74mph hurricane force winds, land the shuttle, fly a fighter jet, lie on a bed of nails, design and ride your own roller coaster, play virtual sports, plus much more!

Special features of the attraction include a 4D extreme motion ride, 3 story indoor ropes challenge course, and a nightly magic comedy dinner show. Get tickets deals here.

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games IDrive Orlando

This pay as you go indoor karting offers other attractions including a zipline too. The youngest drivers must reach 48″ tall. The Zip wire is also 48″ minimum height requirement, whereas the laser tag is 42″. Another option to add to your list of rainy day activities in Orlando. See ticket deals here.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

At Ripley’s Believe it or Not Orlando you can find shrunken heads, an authentic vampire killing kit, a shooting gallery, and a wild spinning vortex tunnel! Get ticket deals here.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving – I-Drive Orlando

Fly indoors and experience the free fall conditions of skydiving without jumping from an airplane. 

K1 Racing – Formerly IDrive Nascar

I-Drive K1 offers high-speed all-indoor electric go-kart action, 60 arcade games, 4 bowling lanes, restaurant, and ample event space. There is no age requirement to race at K1 Speed, just a height requirement of at least 48″.

Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition

The Titantic Museum has artifacts Directly from the wreck site, & dramatic room recreations.

Pirates Dinner Adventure

This kid-friendly dinner drama with acrobatics & music takes place on an 18th-century ship replica.

Escape Game Orlando

The Escape Game is a live 60-minute adventure with 5 themed rooms to escape from. Choose from The Heist, Mars, Gold Rush, Classified or Prison Break.

Rooms have a maximum capacity ranging from 6-8 people. The games are suitable for ages 13 and up, although younger players are allowed.

Kings Bowling I-Drive Orlando

Kings bowling has indoor and outdoor dining and other onsite activities like billiards and foosball.

Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life has a 360º ocean tunnel to walk through and watch as fish, sharks, turtles, and eels swim above, beneath, and all around you. Look out for the rescued sea turtle. other exhibits include the jelly fish , rockpools, a shipwreck and travel through the everglades in the floor to ceiling replica of this amazing ecosystem!

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is where you activate the trident with Aquaman and see other Justice League was models or see history, sports, music and more film stars, all under one roof. It takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete a visit at Madame Tussauds; however, you may take as little or as long as you need to experience the entire attraction. You can use a stroller. The only restriction is they need to remain under 36″ in width.

Museum of Illusions

The Museum offers interactive, immersive and fun experience for all the family, revealing how the human eye can be tricked into what seems impossible!

FUN FAMILY RESTAURANTS IN ORLANDO’S IDRIVE

There are plenty of cool places to eat in Orlando, from the world’s largest McDonalds to fun themed restaurants with pirates, dinosaurs, rainforest animals and more. Some of these fun kid friendly restaurants in Orlando are centrally based along the IDRIVE.

The World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s

With digital self-order kiosks to browse a HUGE menu which includes custom omelettes, Belgian waffles, pasta, pizza and a full Dessert Counter. Upstairs, experience the 22ft. tall Play Place and video arcade, perfect for kids of all ages!

Shake Shack iDrive

Hip, counter-serve chain for gourmet takes on fast-food classics like burgers & frozen custard.

sugar factory
Image courtesy of the Sugar Factory

Sugar Factory

Sugar Factory Orlando, features delectable dinner selections. This celebrity favorite is sure to satisfy any sweet-tooth craving. Signature treats include famous Couture Pops, smoking Goblet Drinks, candy infused cocktails, and the one-and-only King Kong Sundae pictured above.

coco Key Hotel waterpark
Coco Key Hotel and Waterpark

CoCo Key Hotel and Waterpark Resort IDRIVE

Guests have free access to the onsite resort waterpark but day passes are available for non guests Sunday through to Thursday if park is not at capacity. This Orlando water park is an outdoor and partially canopy-covered facility, so indoor slides and pools are available. The family friendly hotel and water park combination located in the heart of Central Florida offers everything needed for an ideal family getaway to Orlando. Guests of CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort can enjoy a 54,000-square-foot water park, a 6,500-square-foot games arcade and activity center, complimentary scheduled shuttle services, a fitness center, a business center, and more.