8 Things to do at ICON Park Orlando

Jan 21, 2021

8 Things to do at Icon Park Orlando
By Erik Sandberg

8 Things To Do At ICON Park Orlando

Searching for fun things to do in Orlando that don’t involve long lines or expensive tickets? That’s easy! Check out ICON Park on International Drive! Whether you’re vacationing with your family or on a romantic date, ICON Park has you covered. From amazing amusement park style rides like the Orlando StarFlyer, jaw dropping photo opportunities with Hollywood’s finest at Madame Tussauds, to delicious International Drive restaurants, ICON Park has something for everyone!

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There is so much fun and entertainment to be had at ICON Park, and thanks to its fabulously compact footprint, you won’t be wearing out your shoes to get from one attraction to the next. So, the next time you’re looking for romantic places in Orlando or wondering what to do, be sure to check out these 8 Things To Do At Icon Park!

1 | The Wheel at ICON Park | Measuring in at an astounding 400 feet tall, the Wheel at ICON Park is an observation deck meets thrilling ride combination that will have everyone on board oohing and awing as they take in the sights around them. There is nothing like being 400 feet in the air, safely in an air conditioned capsule that fits up to 15 passengers and being able to see for miles around. The Wheel moves at such a smooth and leisurely pace, that you may not even believe you’re moving at all, that is until you’ve reached the top. Also, if you’re with a group of friends or on a date, the Wheel at ICON Park offers ICON Park Sky Bar, where you can purchase your favorite beverage or cocktail to enjoy while riding up, up, and away!

Where: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | Who: 407-601-7907


2 | Madame Tussauds Orlando | Famous the entire world over, Madame Tussauds offers the finest, most lifelike wax statues ever! Madame Tussauds Orlando is the perfect place for anybody looking to rub elbows with the most famous celebrities and Hollywood Stars. Add to your social media feed and make your friends jealous with a picture next to the likes of Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, or sit in the Oval Office with the President! Even better, right now Madame Tussauds Orlando is featuring Superhero statues, so you’ll be able to get some great photos next to Super Man, Wonder Woman, Batman, the Flash, and more!

Where: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | Who: 407-270-8610


3 | Museum Of Illusions Orlando | Prepare to put your sense of sight to the test at the Museum Of Illusions! With all kinds of quirky illusions to amuse you and your family for hours, you won’t believe your eyes when you see some of these at work. From the shrinking and growing power of the Ames Room and the Beuchet Chair Illusion, to the mirroring fun of the Infinity Room and the Clone Table, the opportunity for an unforgettable time and priceless photos is all but guaranteed at the Museum Of Illusions Orlando.

Where: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | Who: 833-541-0992


4 | SeaLife Orlando Aquarium | Go on an underwater adventure at SeaLife Orlando Aquarium, where you and your family will be submerged under the sea in an ocean world that you’ve only dreamed of visiting! Taking pictures of you and your family next to all the sea creatures is easier than ever at SeaLife, thanks to plexiglass bubble domes that place you right inside the aquarium. Don’t forget to get your hands wet and touch the different sea creatures, such as sea anemones and starfish, at the end of your SeaLife Orlando Aquarium adventure!

Where: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | Who: 407-270-8610


5 | Orlando StarFlyer | If you are a true adrenaline junkie, the Orlando StarFlyer is going to be right up, up, up, and up your alley. Standing at 450 feet tall, a whole 50 feet taller than the ICON Park Wheel for you mathematicians out there, the Orlando StarFlyer is the old carousel swing ride gone beast mode! You will swing around with the breeze blowing by as you take in all the sights of Orlando below with your feet dangling freely. There is absolutely nothing that compares to the unforgettable experience you will have riding the Orlando StarFlyer.

Where: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-640-7009


6 | 7D Dark Ride Adventure | For all you gaming fanatics, you will absolutely fall in love with the first person shooter action at 7D Dark Ride Adventure. Equal parts exhilarating ride and action packed 3D video game, 7D Dark Ride Adventure combines the elements of movement, sound, and touch to bring you a fully immersive seven dimensional experience. Whether you’re blasting your way through hordes of zombies or hunting down an evil robotic mad scientist, you and your family will be able to compete against one another for the top score and a chance to be immortalized in the 7D Dark Ride Adventure Hall of Fame!

Where: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | Who: 407-675-3166


7 | Shake Shack | After a full day of action-packed adventures and filling up your Instagram account with unforgettable pictures, you’re bound to get hungry! Lucky for you, there are plenty of restaurants to fill your appetite at ICON Park, but none are quite like Shake Shack. I know what you’re thinking, “Another burger joint?”, and at first I was suspicious too, but Shake Shack does burgers right, it’s as if they’ve managed to combine all that is good about their competitors and packaged it into the perfect burger. Apparently, they have extremely good chicken sandwiches, I wouldn’t know, for me the burgers are too good to warrant getting anything else. I recommend the Shack Burger with everything on it and extra Shack sauce on the side, so good!

Where: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | Who: 407-205-0362


8 | Sugar Factory | If your sweet tooth senses are tingling while visiting ICON Park, then head on over to the Sugar Factory! Home to the most decadent milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, cake pops, cupcakes and more, Sugar Factory has something for even the most discerning sugar fiend. Offering up some fantastic savory fare, if sweets aren’t your thing, don’t feel like you have to be left out of the party, you too can enjoy all that is the Sugar Factory!

Where: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | Who: 407-270-7082


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With so much to do and see at ICON Park Orlando, you’ll be wanting to come back for more every time you visit Central Florida. Don’t forget, with free parking and free admission, you and your wallet can take a break from the seemingly endless vacation spending and enjoy creating priceless memories with your loved ones. When you're done taking in the sights and having your fill of laughs, check out the fun things to do in Kissimmee or other great ideas from our Travel Blog!

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* Westgate Resorts is in no way affiliated with the attractions featured in this article. Items or places listed are current as of the publishing date of this article. Please call or visit the respective website for the most up-to-date offerings and details.

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