For vacation this year, my family rented another villa in the Kissimmee, Florida area. Just like last year, we visited Disney and Legoland, but I wanted to do something different. During my search, I discovered I-Drive 360 on International Drive that has a lot of activities for families.
I-Drive 360 is the home to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Toussauds, Sea Life Aquarium, Skeleton Museum and Arcade City. We initially wanted to do the package with the Orlando Eye and Aquarium, but my oldest nephew chickened out on the Ferris Wheel ride.
The ride on the Coca Cola Orlando Eye is 25 minutes. It is the tallest observation wheel on the east coast and you can see views from nearby theme parks to Cape Canaveral on a clear day. At night, the Orlando Eye lights up in different colors making it a fun experience for families or a romantic one for couples.
I was really amazed by the Sea Life Aquarium. It had interactive games and activities and we were able to see sharks, turtles, seahorses, jellyfish and more. There is also a touch pool available to pet starfish and other sea creatures. Our favorite part was going from station to station collecting stamps to get a special prize from the gift shop. Some of the stamps didn’t match the station number, but my nephew was smart enough to match his correctly.
In addition to family-friendly attractions, I-Drive 360 has a food court for lunch time or restaurants for regular dining like Sugar Factory, Outback Steakhouse and other nightlife activities. While waiting to go home, we were even able to catch some live entertainment. It is a nice area for photo opportunities by the man-made lake or taking a nice walk. To save some money, you can bundle an Orlando Eye ride with admission to Madame Tussauds Orlando, SEA LIFE Orlando and/or Legoland Florida.
Besides the regular theme parks, what are your favorite attractions in Orlando?