What to expect
Going from north to south, here are the best road stops along I-Drive.
Universal Studios – Universal Studios is where the magic of film becomes a reality with real life studios, rides and shows modelled after smash hit films. It’s where you can spend mornings wandering through Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, afternoons with the minions from Despicable Me and your evenings on the river ride in Jurassic Park territory. And from May 2017, Universal will be privy to its own waterpark known as Volcano Bay, which will feature 18 attractions with an island theme.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – The Odditorium at Ripley’s Believe It or Not is something you have to see to believe, mostly because you probably wouldn’t buy it if we said that here, you can see shrunken heads, exhibits on the longest-living chicken with its head cut off and galleries packed with optical illusions.
The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye – You can’t miss the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, mostly because it towers 121 metres in the air. It’s Orlando’s version of the London Eye, providing pretty incredible views of Florida’s landscape.
WonderWorks – According to the story, WonderWorks is held in a secret lab that once existed in the Bermuda Triangle before a tornado picked it up and carried it to Orlando, where it crash landed upside down. Nowadays, it’s a museum for the mind, packed with interactive exhibits on light, sound and natural disasters, plus places for laser tag and a ropes course.
Walt Disney World Resort – This dream land needs no introduction. It’s home to seven incredible parks, including the famous Magic Kingdom and two waterparks, a downtown shopping and eating area, as well as the world’s best-known mouse. The Walt Disney World Resort is not only the happiest place on I-Drive, but the whole world.