Family Bonding on I-Drive

Monday, November 7, 2022
November is National Family Stories Month! Whether your family has been making memories and creating cherished stories on I-Drive for years, or you’re hoping to start making some new family traditions, there’s no place better than Orlando!
 
If you’ll be visiting I-Drive with the family, add a stop to these family-friendly destinations to enjoy an unforgettable Orlando vacation that will leave your family with plenty of stories to share and look back on together for years to come.
 

Gather around the table at these family-friendly dining spots!

If you want to try something new, head to Taverna Opa for authentic Greek cuisine and entertainment! That’s right, Taverna Opa is a whole dining experience, from the delicious food to the flaming appetizers to the belly dancers making their way around the restaurant!
 
Dance, stomp on the tables, toss napkins through the air, and enjoy a true Greek dining experience with the whole family during your next trip to I-Drive. Learn more about Taverna Opa today. 
 
 
Benihana, because what says a special dinner out like sliced vegetables flying through the air and an onion volcano?
 
If your family is visiting I-Drive to celebrate something special, consider a celebratory dinner at one of the hibachi tables at Benihana! Sip on saki as you enjoy watching your chef create your meal right before your eyes and prepare to be amazed as they pull off some pretty crazy tricks with their cooking utensils along the way!
 
The chefs at Benihana are highly skilled, something that will become evident upon biting into your perfectly cooked steak, chicken, seafood, or veggie dish!
 
The best family memories are made around the hibachi table, so be sure to make time for a special family meal at Benihana during your next trip.
 

Dining for Gamers

If your family loves video and arcade games, treat them to game time and a delicious meal in one stop! Dave and Buster’s has something for everyone; from classic games like Pop-A-Shot, Pac-Man and Skee-Ball, to the newest games in their all-new Million Dollar Midway! Plus, they have an amazing selection of virtual reality games for the ultimate escape, and of-course billiards and bowling for those looking to make a full game night out of the visit!
 
For the adults, enjoy selecting beverages from their drink menu, crafted behind their full bar. Then leave your tastebuds feeling victorious with some of your favorite game-day dishes like wings, fries, burgers, pizza, and many equally tasty healthy entree options!
 
Everyone in the family is a winner when you do game night and dinner at Dave and Busters. Learn more here.
 
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Hash House A Go Go

Fuel up for a fun-filled day with the family exploring all that I-Drive has to offer with breakfast at one of Orlando’s favorite breakfast spots, Hash House A Go Go
 
Hash House keeps the fun in food while pulling from experiences of farm-fresh agriculture, live stock, and old recipes with a twist! Order up tractor-sized pancakes, their famous Andy’s Sage Fried Chicken Biscuit, or something else from their extensive menu of breakfast, lunch, and brunch favorites! And for the adults, enjoy sipping on a signature craft cocktail from the Farm Tractor Bar, or try their BLT Bloody Mary.
 
Whatever you do, don’t forget to snap a pic on the old farmhouse tractor here to remember the experience!
 
 
When it comes to enjoying new and exciting experiences with the family, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions along I-Drive, but here are a few favorites:
 
Wonderworks Orlando, you can’t visit I-Drive without stepping inside the only upside-down attraction in Orlando! WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind! With over 100 interactive exhibits, whether you’re touching 100,000 volts of electricity, feeling a 5.3 earthquake, designing your own roller coaster, climbing the 3-story indoor ropes challenge course, competing in a game of laser-tag, or something else, the whole family is sure to have a blast at this I-Drive attraction.
 
Andretti Indoor Karting is the perfect spot to get some friendly competition going! If your family has a need for speed, everyone will enjoy racing the unique indoor karting tracks in their high-speed go-kart during their visit to Andretti. Once you’ve finished racing, head to their arcade, bowling alley, laser tag room, or 7-D ride to keep the games going!
 
iFly, ​​​​because what is a better way to make memories than facing fears together as a family? Take to the wind tunnel at iFly where you can enjoy the feeling of free falling, no parachute needed! Although the iFly experience is so similar to real skydiving that professional skydivers use the wind tunnel for training; it's also safe enough for kids 3 years and up to enjoy! So gear up and get ready to fly into some serious family fun at iFly https://www.internationaldriveorlando.com/things-to-do/orlando-recreation/ifly-orlando.htmlduring your next Orlando vacation!

Finally, catch some live entertainment with the whole family!

Orlando is known for its nightlife and entertainment scene, and although most think of this scene as 21+, on I-Drive we have lots of entertainment options that are fun for the whole family!
 
If you’re hoping to enjoy a ‘dinner and a show’ experience on I-Drive with the whole family during your trip, check out these shows
 
 
Step into adventure and experience a taste of pirate life at the Pirates Dinner Adventure Show! During this show, you’ll set sail with their cast of entertainers, acrobats, and cutthroats as they chart a course through danger and romance! Swordfights, songs, sea monsters, and a captain’s feast – no other Orlando dinner show packs so much entertainment into a single evening. Learn more here
 
 
Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Head to Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show and step into a world of comedy and intrigue where you become the detective! This interactive dinner show is non-stop fun as you and other audience members work to solve the mystery! Plus, during your show enjoy a delicious meal, with unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks!
 
Each show offers improvisations and audience participation, so you never know what will happen next! Learn more about this exciting dinner show experience today! 
 
And if you’re looking for a variety of entertainment, experiences, attractions, and dining options in one location - you can’t miss a stop at one of Orlando’s top entertainment complexes!
 
 
Dezerland Park is Orlando’s Largest Indoor attraction, and although there is really too much to do and see for us to explain in this blog post, here are just a few of the experiences you can enjoy while visiting Dezerland Park: Go Karting, The Auto Experience Museum, Bowling, The Pinball Palace, Axe Throwing, Trampoline Park, Bumper Bard, Thunder Foam Arena, and Putting Edge, an indoor glow in the dark mini golf course! See everything that awaits you during your trip to Dezerland Park here
 
 
And of course, a stop at ICON Park, home to The Wheel that you can spot from almost anywhere on I-Drive, is always a must! With famous attractions like SeaLife Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, and In The Game arcade in The Wheelhouse, you won’t have to travel far between each exciting experience that awaits you here! Plus, this outdoor complex is home to many dining spots, shopping spots, and two popular attractions that give you the best views of I-Drive, the Orlando StarFlyer, (which also happens to be the World’s Tallest Swing Ride) and the observation Wheel that stands 450 ft tall!
 
Learn more about ICON Park Orlando today! 
 
Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood is the perfect place for a family getaway! If your family is hoping to make some new memories during your next trip to I-Drive, be sure to stop at these popular family-friendly destinations to take your family fun in Orlando to the next level.
11/7/2022


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