Press Tour Information
Immediately following the press brunch, Visit Orlando is pleased to invite IPW media attendees to enjoy one of 12 unique Orlando tours from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sample some of the city’s best foods, get the VIP treatment at the world’s top theme parks, get adventurous at some of our best outdoor thrills or experience first-hand why Orlando has become a shopping mecca for international travelers.
Space is limited, so please register now to select your top choices. Tour activities and schedules are subject to change.
This is the Ultimate I-Drive Experience, and we're turning International Drive UP to a level ten for IPW. Enjoy Icon Park and the best I-Drive attractions at your leisure, including an IPW block Party, live entertainment and more. Move around locations by foot, exclusive Pedi-cabs and the famous I-Ride Trolley. Use your IPW badge for admission and access to more than 10 attractions.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort & Peppa Pig Theme Park
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is the ultimate family vacation destination, where every experience is built for kids to take the lead! This awesome tour will start at Florida’s NEWEST Theme Park!
The World’s First Peppa Pig Theme Park is designed with preschoolers in mind with six rides and six themed playscapes that are perfect for “little ones”. We’ll even get to meet Peppa Pig, herself!
After some oinktastic fun, we’ll traverse the length of 150-kid steps over to LEGOLAND® Theme Park, where we’ll enjoy a chef-built lunch along with our world-famous Granny Smith’s Apple Fries. Adventure will build as we explore the park’s more than 50 LEGO® inspired rides, including roller coasters, attractions, and live shows. We’ll also get a look at the seasonal AWE-Summer event. On our tour, we’ll pop into the Master Builder workshop before end with a quick walk around at LEGOLAND® Water Park. Open year-round, the water park features more than a dozen water slides, and other interactive LEGO® play areas.
Our team will also share how our Resort has earned our accreditation as a Certified Autism Center as we build memories to last a lifetime at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort!
Thrills and Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort
Experience the award-winning theme park destination during an exclusive VIP Tour Experience for media, where you'll be personally escorted by a Universal Orlando expert on a guided group tour through both Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure. You'll get exclusive backstage access, learn fun insider information, enjoy the parks' most amazing rides and attractions without waiting in line, get discounts at select Universal Orlando merchandise locations in the theme parks and CityWalk, and more.
Universal Orlando will have two different exclusive VIP tour experiences available for media: Thrill- Seeker and Adventure-Seeker. The two options are described below:
- Thrill-seekers will have the opportunity to experience Universal Orlando Resort’s most thrilling, high-speed coasters, including Florida's fastest and tallest launch coaster – Jurassic World VelociCoaster, the epic "story coaster" Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, and the towering Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
- Adventure-seekers can enjoy some of Universal Orlando’s most iconic, non-coaster experiences, including TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride-3D, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, The Bourne Stuntacular and more.
Walt Disney World Resort
The World’s Most Magical Celebration is in full swing across all four theme parks and beyond, bringing new attractions, entertainment and experiences for our guests. Hop aboard Aladdin’s magic carpet as the Walt Disney World Public Relations team takes you to see our World – all shiny, shimmering and EARidescent for the resort’s 50th anniversary.
There’s so much new to see, with even more on the horizon. Adventure awaits at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, whether it’s a trip through the cartoon world in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway or living your own Star Wars story in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Over at the Magic Kingdom Cinderella Castle shines as the center of the 50th Anniversary celebration, welcoming guests with gleaming gold bunting and other sparkling embellishments.
As our guest for this tour, you’ll also learn more about future expansions, from a magnificent multi-year transformation of EPCOT to new enhancements coming to Disney Resort hotels and the Disney Springs retail, dining and entertainment complex.
All of this just scratches the surface of what’s in store during this unforgettable tour – which may include a few magical surprises along the way!
Experience the world's most popular marine life adventure park featuring 200 acres of sea-themed rides, including the all-new Ice Breaker, SeaWorld Orlando’s first launch coaster, featuring four launches, both backwards and forwards, culminating in a reverse launch with a 93-foot tall spike with 100-degree angle, the steepest vertical drop in Florida. Get a chance to tour SeaWorld Rescue and explore how SeaWorld has cared for more than 39,000 rescued animals over 50 years. You'll see manatees and sea turtles while learning how SeaWorld rescues and cares for the animals.
LGBTQ+ Pride in Orlando
As a diverse, welcoming and inclusive community, Orlando has been a pioneer in LGBTQ+ tourism dating back to the original Gay Days in 1991 and was named the first-ever “City of the Year” by GayCities.com. Experience's Orlando's expanding LGBTQ+ scene, including entertainment, dining and learn more about the many LGBTQ+ events and activities including, Gay Days, Come out with Pride and the Pulse Memorial.
Shopping in Orlando
Shop ‘til you drop at one of Orlando's popular outlet malls, the newly renovated Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. The tour will include a reception with light refreshments, a swag bag from retailers and plenty of time to enjoy one of Orlando's most popular activities.
The Perfect Pair – Shopping & Dining
Get the VIP experience at one of Orlando's most luxurious malls, The Mall at Millenia. Enjoy a front row seat at a fashion show, expert advice from a stylist and some special surprises along the way. We’ll cap off the tour by enjoying a tasting at one of Orlando's best restaurants.
Technology & Transportation
Innovation abounds in Orlando! On this tour, you’ll get a firsthand look at some exciting developments to our transportation infrastructure to make getting to Orlando easier for visitors. Get a preview of the largest construction project in airport history underway at Orlando International Airport, The South Terminal Complex, opening later this year. Learn more about Brightline’s arrival to Orlando, a high-speed rail service expected to carry passengers from Miami to Orlando in early 2023. And explore Lake Nona, a neo-urban community filled with innovation, technology and a health focus.
Orlando's Great Outdoors
Get your adrenaline pumping with a fun filled afternoon of outdoor adventures. At Gatorland, Florida’s leader in alligator safety and education since 1949, soar through the air on a zipline over some of the park’s star attractions, including the Alligator Breeding Marsh complete with 130 giant alligators below. At Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, you'll take to the waters on board an airboat to explore the headwaters to the everglades looking for snakes, turtles, Bald Eagles, birds, American Alligators, and more.
Like a Local in Orlando
Enjoy some of Orlando's charming neighborhoods like the locals do. In Downtown Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village explore an eclectic mix of unique eateries and shops in this beautiful and historic lakeside neighborhood. Take to the waters with a fun paddleboarding experience on Lake Ivanhoe and cap off the tour with a stop at local brewery, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.
Orlando's Arts & Culture Highlights
While most travelers know Orlando for its family-friendly atmosphere and theme park attractions, the area is home to rich cultural experiences that rival those of larger cities. Attracted by an atmosphere of creativity, more than 360 arts and cultural organizations call Orlando home, giving life to museums, live theatre, music, dance, art, film and more. This tour will share highlights of Orlando's thriving arts and culture scene.