NEW International Drive attractions you must visit in Orlando

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March 22, 2019

Orlando is a city that is constantly changing!  Perhaps you have visited us before and feel like you have seen and done everything there is to do in the City Beautiful. However, there are always so many new attractions popping up every year in Orlando that is pretty hard to keep up with everything that is new even if you are a Florida resident and is often able to visit us at the Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista.


If you are visiting us this year, here are a few of the newest attraction you can’t miss in Orlando:


The Starflyer: This is a ride like no other so if love height thrills, this one should definitely be on your list! Standing at 425 feet tall, the Starflyer is one of the tallest structures in Florida and it is even higher than the ICON Orlando observation wheel that is also located on International Drive. The ride has swinging chairs that fit about 20 people at the time and will go as fast as 60mph. Pro tip: make sure to time your day in a way that you can avoid any big meals around the time of riding it!

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Arcade City: For a more relaxing attraction, check out this amazing arcade complex that is sure to please adults and kids of all ages! Game prices range from 0.25 to $3 per play and you can purchase $25 Play Card for $20, $65 Play Card for $50 or $145 Play Card for $100 if you want to get one card for the whole family! This arcade paradise is located right by the Madame Tussauds Museum, the Sea Life Aquarium and all the other major attractions at the ICON Orlando 360.


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iFly: This exhilarating indoor skydiving has already been a fan favorite for many Orlando tourists and residents!  There is a chance that you have even flown with them before! But have you trained a dragon with them before? The new “How To Train Your Dragons” is a virtual reality flying experience that is available for kids 6-12 years old. Please not that for First Time Flyers –you will need to learn how to fly first! You can buy a special three-flight package that includes two training flights and also your “How to Train Your Dragon VR Experience.”



Besides all of the new attractions, Orlando also has plenty attractions and restaurants that are already so beloved that our guests are excited to repeat their experience at those places.  If you are looking for the best Orlando hotel suites when you come explore all the things to do in Orlando, make sure to check our website for rates and availability. We hope to see you very soon in magical Orlando!