• Posted on 03/30/2015

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Orlando's newest major retail, dining and entertainment complex on International Drive is just weeks away from the official grand opening and buzz about I-Drive 360 is sky high. The project has altered Orlando's skyline forever with the construction of a large observation wheel named The Orlando Eye at the center of the complex. Beginning May 4, 2015 vacationing in Orlando will reach new heights with all new family fun and thrilling attractions.

New Attractions from Merlin Entertainments

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Anchoring the massive new complex are three new attractions from Merlin Entertainments - operators of LEGOLAND Florida. The attraction you can now see from all over Orlando is The Orlando Eye where guests can enjoy the sights from 400 feet in the air. Day or night, "flyers" will enjoy a breathtaking experience in one of 30 capsules. To enjoy the full flight experience, guests are encouraged to pair their ride on The Orlando Eye with a pre-flight 4D Cinema Experience.

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Opening with the new Madame Tussauds is a line-up of music stars, Hollywood film legends, sporting greats, historical icons and local heroes displayed in a way that has made the attraction world famous. Included in the Orlando collection will be figures important to the Florida area. Visitors can grab a ‘selfie' with A-listers from Selena Gomez to Ricky Martin, measure up against sporting greats like Orlando local, Tiger Woods and former Orlando Magic player, Shaquille O'Neal and relive the Apollo missions with astronaut Neil Armstrong.

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Discovering the magic beneath our oceans comes alive in a whole new immersive attraction called SEA LIFE Orlando. The design and feel of this unique 25,000-square foot aquarium attraction puts guests in the middle of a lost underwater city teaming with marine life. Visitors will enjoy interactive exhibits, bubble aquariums, floor-to-ceiling displays, and 360-degree and 180-degree ocean tunnels featuring more than 5,000 sea creatures.

"First to Fly" Weekend
We have an exclusive opportunity for you to be among the first to experience these attractions before they officially open. The "First to Fly" weekend is a special ticket that can get you access to one or all three attractions between March 1 - 3, 2015.

Buy Tickets: First to Fly Weekend Promotion 

More Fun, Dining and Shopping

Boasting a wide range of dining options, I-Drive 360 offers everything from live entertainment to the largest collections of craft beers on tap in Orlando. When fully opened, there will be something for every food craving and shopping urge.

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Enjoy some fresh food and some fresh tunes at Tin Roof where the menu is influenced by generations of popular American music.

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At Yard House you can sip from 140 beers on tap including a rotating selection of seasonal and limited draughts on the "Chalkboard Series."

SEE ALSO: Orlando's First Yard House Opens on International Drive

Carrabba's and Outback Steakhouse are also currently serving up classic food favorites.

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Your quest to have a cool drink in the Florida sun just got easier. Get your official Orlando tumbler at the new Tervis store. America's favorite insulated drinkware has made its local debut.

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Make no bones about it, SKELETONS: Animals Unveiled will be one of the most talked about attractions along International Drive when it opens this April. You can browse 300+ REAL bones of 300 species of animals, including humans.

Kicking up in May will be Cowgirls Rockbar Orlando, where guests can ride the mechanical bull, or drink and dance with "sassy" cowgirls.

Sugar Factory Orlando, a celebrity favorite will satisfy any sweet-tooth craving. Try a delicious goblet drink or splurge for The King Kong Sundae begining in May.

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One of I-Drive 360's biggest benefits is the free parking. Oh, and did we mention that the free parking is in a convenient, covered garage?

The full I-Drive 360 Tenant Lineup

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Open Now
  • Carrabba's
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Tin Roof
  • Yard House
  • Tervis
Opening in April 2015
  • Skeletons
  • Ben and Jerry's
  • Flip Flop Shop
  • Café De Paris
  • Great American Cookies
  • Terminal Building Food Court
Opening in May 2015
  • The Orlando Eye
  • Madame Tussauds
  • SEALIFE Aquarium
  • Tapa Toro (formerly Toca Boca)
  • Paramount Fine Foods
  • Cowgirls
  • Sugar Factory
  • 360 Gifts
  • Expo Electronics & Caleoni Sunglasses
Opening in June 2015
  • Naru Sushi
  • Wine Bar
  • Arcade
Opening Late Summer/Early Fall
  • Shake Shack
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Walgreens Gift Store

Orlando is a destination filled with fun things to do. Let Visit Orlando make planning your vacation even more fun. Request a free Orlando Vacation Planning Kit.

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