See 10 top reasons to visit ICON Park in Orlando, including attractions, dining, nightlife, shopping and more.
Updated Feb. 5, 2021
Looking for fun attractions in Orlando? How about memorable dining and nightlife? Maybe unique shopping? Great news: ICON Park® (previously ICON Orlando 360) is a one-stop shop for all of them on International Drive, the heart of our main tourism district! And like our other attractions, theme parks, restaurants, resorts and other businesses, ICON Park is prioritizing your peace of mind with enhanced safety measures designed to protect you.
Here are our 10 favorite reasons to visit this vibrant, open-air, all-in-one entertainment complex — and why you’ll want to experience it the next time you’re in Orlando!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions for their current status.
Relaxing Views Aboard The Wheel
What better way to view Orlando than from above ... way above! Standing 400 feet tall, The Wheel at ICON Park — formerly ICON Orlando — offers spectacular views of the Orlando area, from the theme parks to downtown and beyond. The observation wheel also serves as the centerpiece of ICON Park’s nightly light shows, which don’t cost a penny to witness.
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If you’re traveling without children or taking a break from the little ones, The Wheel offers private parties where you and up to nine companions can enjoy complimentary beer and wine. Staff will also be happy to help arrange special events aboard the roomy, air-conditioned capsules, including proposals, weddings and more.
Fast Times at Orlando StarFlyer
Towering over The Wheel at 450 feet, Orlando StarFlyer is the world’s tallest swing ride, providing 360-degree views of Orlando at speeds up to 60 mph. And thanks to a seatbelt, lap bar and between-the-legs harness, you’ll be safe and secure as you embark on one of Orlando’s wildest rides.
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Each of the attraction’s 12 seats can accommodate two side-by-side guests, which also makes it a great option for a fast-paced date. But no matter who you choose to ride with, you won’t find views this high and fast anywhere else in Orlando.
Sizzling Dining & Nightlife
ICON Park isn’t just home to fun attractions — it also hosts tasty restaurants and vibrant nightlife! On the dining front, top choices include full-service eateries like Blake Shelton's all-new Ole Red (which also hosts live music), Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Yard House, Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurant, Sugar Factory and others, plus many quick counter-service options. Ever eat a chocolate piñata before? You can at Uncle Julio’s!
You can also grab a delicious bite at Tin Roof, but the biggest draw there is live music and dancing. Or, just chill with a hookah at iLounge Istanbul, which features a cozy atmosphere and live DJs. Many of these establishments also have outdoor seating so you can dine under Orlando's gorgeous skies.
A-List Celebrities at Madame Tussauds Orlando
Where in Orlando can you sit down with Oprah, co-host The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, rock out with Elvis, and team up with Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and Aquaman? Only at Madame Tussauds Orlando!
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Our edition of the world-famous wax attraction will get you up close and personal with huge Hollywood stars, chart-topping musicians, unforgettable cultural icons and history’s most famous leaders. Feeling star-struck? Snap a photo! All figures are perfectly posed for selfies, and photography is always encouraged.
Aquatic Exploration at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Want to explore the oceans without getting wet? SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium doesn’t just boast a 360-degree underwater tunnel — it’s the only one of its kind in Florida! Also offering interactive dive shows, this state-of-the-art attraction invites you to see aquatic life from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, including sharks, fish, turtles and eels.
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Seven Dimensions of Thrills at 7D Dark Ride Adventure
At 7D Dark Ride Adventure, step into the ultimate game theater and take on everything from zombies to a mad scientist’s robots in a virtual-reality shoot-‘em-up. After taking a seat and strapping on your special glasses, you won’t just see and hear your enemies, but feel them as well thanks to motion and wind effects. The experience is also family-friendly, setting the stage for some fun competitions!
ICON Park has a little something for everyone when it comes to shopping. Bring your Orlando memories home with a souvenir from Wheelhouse Gift Shop or 360 Gifts. Perfect your vacation look with gear from Flip Flop Shops and Caleoni Sunglasses. And if you have a sweet tooth, Sugar Factory’s onsite candy store has more than 300 varieties of confections, including bedazzled Couture Pops.
Games and Prizes at Arcade City Orlando
Exciting games, memorable amusement and the chance to take home incredible prizes? Game on at Arcade City Orlando! Inside, you’ll find a menagerie of modern arcade and prize games the whole family can enjoy together. Whether earning high scores, sinking baskets or mastering the claw machine, there’s endless excitement for everyone.
Blow Your Mind at Museum of Illusions
Billed as a brain-bending “edutainment” experience, Museum of Illusions is ICON Park’s newest attraction, with more than 50 incredible exhibits that you won't believe even after you see them! Dive into a wild collection of interactive, immersive and decidedly incomprehensible exhibits based on math, science and psychology, including countless illusions that will keep everyone in your group entertained.
Free Parking, Admission & Entertainment
Not only is there a ton to see and do at ICON Park, but parking and admission to the complex is always free. As a result, it’s a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy nightly light shows, dancing fountains and rarified people-watching on the central green, all without spending any money. Take the cash you save and put it toward building unforgettable memories as you shop, eat and play your way through ICON Park!
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