We all know that there are tons of things to do in Orlando with kids- it’s like the mecca of theme parks, right? However, it can be overwhelming to figure out what things to do in Orlando with kids are actually worth a visit and what’s just a tourist trap.
This is a fun time for me to write this post because it was just announced that the new name of the Orlando Eye is ICON Orlando 360.
Other changes on the horizon at ICON Orlando 360 include the new high-tech Justice League: A Call for Heroes experience at Madame Tussauds Orlando, opening May 25, and the Orlando StarFlyer, a massive swing ride that will give extreme thrill seekers one-of-a-kind, open-air views from 425 feet above the ground opening June 1.
We recently visited I-Drive 360 with the kids in order to check it out for this blog, and we loved it. I can’t wait to go back next time we are with the kids in Orlando. There was so much to do that we stayed all day. It’s an area that is rated top on my list for things to do in Orlando with kids besides Disney!
Explore I-Drive 360 in Orlando with Kids
I-Drive 360 Prices
When you go to I-Drive 360, you can buy tickets to one attraction or bundle them. Ticket prices for I-Drive attractions are cheapest when you bundle them together. Even if it’s raining, go ahead and buy a ticket for The Orlando Eye to bring down the price. If the weather is too bad for a ride, you can get a rain check to use over the next 30 days.
Bundle all 3 attractions for $49.95 or…
Add tickets to LEGOLAND Park and do all 4 attractions for $99.
It’s definitely the best deal to get the LEGOLAND Park tickets too.
Or, you can do the even better deal and get an annual pass to everything at I-Drive and LEGOLAND Park all for only $149.99
This is a huge deal since gate prices at LEGOLAND are $93.99 for adults!
The Orlando Eye
Even if you are afraid of heights or if your kids don’t like rides, you should give The Orlando Eye a try. We did it with my kids who don’t like rides at all, and they loved it. Robert, 4 at the time, kept asking if he could go again!
SEA LIFE Aquarium
$39.95 for adults | $34.95 for kids for Orlando Eye + SEA LIFE Aquarium combination tickets
Sea Life Aquarium includes a touch tank, daily shows with feedings, and even behind the scenes tours. Our kids loved the “scavenger hunt” to learn facts and get a stamp. At the end of the hunt they exchanged their stamps for a little prize.
Madame Tussaund’s Wax Museum
$39.95 for adults | $34.95 for kids for Orlando Eye + Madame Tussaund’s combination tickets
I know what you’re thinking. Are kids actually entertained by a wax museum? Yes, the answer is, absolutely, if your kids love taking pictures with TV and movie characters. Stop in to get a picture with Shrek, E.T., and Kung Fu Panda.
Where to eat at I-Drive 360
When it comes time to eat, there are 16 different places to choose from at I-Drive 360. You can choose from nice sit down restaurants or quick service places. Here are the restaurants to choose from:
- Wild Wings
- Carrabba’s Italian Grill
- Lisbon Portuguese Cuisine
- Outback Steakhouse
- Sofra Mediterranean Grill
- Sugar Factory
- Shake Shack
- Tapa Toro Spanish Restaurant
- Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurant
- Tin Roof
- Yard House
We visited Sofra Mediterranean during our visit and absolutely loved it! Like most attractions in Orlando, I-Drive 360 is full of trendy touristy restaurants ready to wow you with crazy foods and even crazier price tags. However, not every restaurant at I-Drive 360 is priced too high. There are several authentic cuisines of various ethnicities represented with one standing out for it’s farm to table flavors of the Mediterranean- Sofra Mediterranean.
Not only does Sofra offer authentic flavors, the establishment has amazing prices too. Lebanese flatbreads set up like a pizza start at only $5.99 and can easily feed one person for lunch or serve as an appetizer for the table. The beef with cheese manakeesh is especially flavorsome with succulently marinated beef cooked with onions and tomatoes and topped with cheese.
The platters and wraps delight the palate as well. Save a little money at lunch by ordering a wrap instead of a platter and get your dish wrapped up in a fresh baked pita.
The pitas are not to be missed here. Pitas are served fresh and warm straight from the oven. They are soft on one side and crispy on the other making them perfect for dipping into the homemade hummus.
Kids won’t be disappointed either. The menu includes pizzas made on fresh pitas that are authentic enough to make mom and dad happy, but kid friendly enough to impress little tummies.
With a fun bar atmosphere, a weekend brunch, kid friendly food, and great prices, Sofra Mediterranean has it all for families visiting I-Drive 360. Prices range from $5.99 to $80 for a full family sized platter.
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We loved I-Drive so much that we can’t wait to head back!
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