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What’s happening on International Drive in 2015? This Orlando tourist district is about to get even better

Prepare for awesomeness and tastefulness as I-Drive becomes the newest (and best) hotspot for entertainment, family fun and even business traveler enjoyment!

For years, International Drive has undergone waves of enhancements, changes and transition from just being a lodging haven—and now the iconic strip set between Universal Studios and SeaWorld Orlando is experience a renaissance of sorts. Behold, I-Drive 2.0 is here and it is simply amazing!

idrive mapLet’s start with the most noticeable things first. The Orlando Eye is now fully built and has become an icon on its own, as well as a point of reference for figuring out where to eat or stay. Expected to open in the spring of 2015, the Orlando Eye will give tourists a bird’s eye view that will let them see as far as the Disney World Area. And this is just the beginning since there will the tallest roller coaster in the world is set to open right next to the Orlando Eye. Stay tuned to this blog for more news on that soon.

The intersection of International Drive and Sand Lake Road is also experiencing a change. The southeast corner of the intersection has been redeveloped with new landmarks to include Cooper’s Hawk and Chuy’s Mexican restaurants, along with a modern-looking Walgreens pharmacy and store in the corner.

The southwest corner is also having changes of its own as the iconic Mango’s restaurant and dance club is set to open this year. Mango’s is a popular destination for the rich, famous and affluent in Miami Beach and now it is coming to Orlando to add some Latin spice, flavor and rhythm to I-Drive. Do you have your dancing shoes ready?

Finally, between these two locations you can now experience a lot more dining options since the progress made on I-Drive has led to other redevelopment projects to modernize and in some cases tear down entire restaurants to be rebuilt with a newer and more exciting look. Everywhere you look on International Drive you can see plenty of work being done in buildings in preparation for what is expected to be the busiest tourist season ever in Orlando.

Well, the best part of it all is that Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is located just down the road from all of these amazing additions to the International Drive Area. Isn’t it time for you to start planning your next Orlando vacation—then be sure to search for dates and book early to ensure you have your spot!

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