Type: Aquariums, Attractions, Family Friendly, Food & Wine, Great Views, Museums, Sightseeing
ICON Park (formerly I-Drive 360) is a relatively new entertainment complex on International Drive, and an easy one to locate sans GPS as its icon is visible for miles. The glittering Wheel at ICON... Read More
ICON Park (formerly I-Drive 360) is a relatively new entertainment complex on International Drive, and an easy one to locate sans GPS as its icon is visible for miles. The glittering Wheel at ICON Park towers at 400 feet. One circuit takes about 20 minutes and passengers ride in climate-controlled capsules allowing for 360-degree views. Down at terra firma, other attractions abound: Madame Tussaud's world-famous wax wonders allow for selfies with everyone from E.T. to Donald Trump, Superman to Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Bieber to Jimmy Fallon to Johnny Depp. The SeaLife Aquarium's wonders, however, are very much alive, representing bodies of water far and near and Skeletons: Animals Unveiled? Well, not a lot of life in here, but this brilliantly entertaining museum satisfies cravings for science fact and a bit of fiction (cryptozoology), its residents staged in poses that almost bring them back to life. The complex houses a host of restaurants, as well, along with an arcade. Whether your kids are 3 or 23, I-Drive 360's a safe bet for fun, food and photo-ops.