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For anyone needing a further fix of dazzling entertainment, I-Drive has a host of excellent dinner shows that the whole family will love. Youngsters will be enthralled by the swashbuckling action at the Pirates Dinner Adventure, while kids of all ages will enjoy a full meal and a comical murder-mystery at the Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Theatre.
Feel the speed of the Cheetah at Cheetah Hunt, a one of a kind launch coaster that rushes in and around the African landscape. Up the ante with SheiKra, North America’s first dive coaster, reaching speeds of up to 70mph.
SeaWorld: Experience the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the eyes of the penguin at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, and see the energetic and exciting Shamu® show, One Ocean.
Aquatica: Hit the waves at Big Surf Shores or Cutback Cove, the world’s only side-by-side wave pool. For those after a more relaxing adventure, float along Loggerhead Lane, a lazy river with a spectacular underwater view of the Commerson’s dolphins and exotic fish.
Busch Gardens: Head into the wild and come face to face with orangutans and Bengal tigers at Jungala®, or unleash you inner safari explorer at the Edge of Africa®, and encounter hippos, giraffes and more!
SeaWorld: Explore the world of the turtle with TurtleTrek, the world’s first 3D 360° experience or head to the mystical Blue Horizons show where acrobatic dolphins, whales, water works and soaring birds showcase an unforgettable experience.
Aquatica: Splash, play and ride your way around the amazing Walkabout Waters or Kata’s Kookaburra Cove. These irresistible water wonderlands feature fountains, rides, slides, water cannons and colourful water playgrounds for hours of fun-time for the kids.
Busch Gardens: Don’t miss the 20-minute musical show Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation which follows the antics of Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, Mort and the penguins during a holiday adventure.
This being Orlando, there’s even a wealth of entertainment to be found at I-Drive’s various shopping malls. Pointe Orlando features a good range of quality restaurants and nightlife options among the 40-odd specialty retailers, while Festival Bay Mall’s Ron Jon’s Surf Park offers the opportunity to try your hand at walking the board – despite being miles from the nearest ocean! For those that just love to shop, the many cut-price bargains to be found at the recently redeveloped Prime Outlets are a world of excitement in themselves.
SeaWorld: Fly face down through sea and sky on Manta® or head to Orlando’s tallest and only floorless rollercoaster Kraken; taking you upside down, no less than seven times!
Aquatica: Embrace the need for speed on Taumata Racer where you can race down a 300-foot slide and around a 360º turn before hitting the finishing line. Or, experience an adrenaline rushing experience like no other on Ihu’s Breakaway Falls™, the world’s longest drop tower multi-slide ride of its kind.
Busch Gardens: Feel the speed of the Cheetah at Cheetah Hunt®, a one of a kind launch coaster that rushes around the African landscape. Experience Busch Garden’s latest attraction Falcon’s Fury® which is 335 feet tall and takes you plunging 60 mph straight down. With no connecting structures, it’s the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America.
The Busch Gardens Shuttle Express is a free bus service for anyone buying a Busch Gardens® inclusive multi-park ticket. This bus picks you up from SeaWorld® Orlando, as well as various locations in Orlando and Kissimmee, and drops you off at Busch Gardens®. Reservations are a must and these can be made by calling 1-800-221-1339.
Arguably the world’s most exciting street, International Drive is the beating heart of Orlando’s never-ending action. Located right in the middle of the fun and close to all the main theme parks, I-Drive is practically awash with attractions, restaurants and fun things to do. Here’s where you’ll find such big names as SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove® and the all-new Aquatica™
In Orlando, many hotels we feature offer scheduled transportation to most of the theme parks. There is also the I-RIDE Trolley which travels up and down International Drive stopping at various locations along the way.
Driving is the easiest way to get around Orlando and with clear signage and easy to drive roads, it is also a great destination to pick up driving stateside.
Understanding that not everyone wants to drive and for those who want the ease of organised transfers, Virgin Holidays have a range of options available, all of which can be pre-booked before you go.
For that ‘something special’ on arrival in Orlando, why not book a private transfer from £159 per car return? Or to really unleash that VIP feeling, we can book a limo transfer for you from £299 per car return.
The Busch Gardens Shuttle Express is a free bus service for anyone buying a Busch Gardens® inclusive multi-park ticket. This bus picks you up from SeaWorld® Orlando, as well as various locations in Orlando and Kissimmee, and drops you off at Busch Gardens®. Reservations are a must and these can be made by calling 1-800-221-1339.Back to top