Best Places for Kids on International Drive

Visiting the International Drive area on your next vacation? Take a break from the Theme Parks - there are plenty of kid-friendly activities to explore on I-Drive.

01 of 07

Monkey Joe's

Inside Monkey Joes
Monkey Joes

Monkey Joe's indoor play area, located in Festival Bay Mall, is a good place for kids to run, bounce, slide and simply burn off pent-up energy. Snacks can be purchased at the concession stand. The facility is open for walk-in play time seven days a week. This is a good option to keep in mind for a rainy day. 

9101 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

02 of 07

Putting Edge Fun Center

Putting Edge Fun Center
Putting Edge Fun Center

Glow-in-the-dark mini-golf at Putting Edge ​is mini-golf with attitude. Once you grab your glow-in-the-dark golf ball, the experience begins. Making your way around the course with its pulsating music and black-lit everything is a truly unique experience. Wear a white shirt and you'll glow in the dark, too. The Fun Center also has a small arcade.

Festival Bay
5250 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

03 of 07

Congo River Golf

Congo River Adventure Golf
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Congo River is a jungle themed course featuring 36 holes of challenging play. Divided into two courses, the Stanley (easier) and the Livingston (more difficult) have many fun features like waterfalls, water hazards, and tunnels. In true adventurer mode, you can win prizes by playing the Exploration Game, looking for lost treasure while golfing. There is also a gator pen where visitors can see baby gators up close and have the experience of feeding them. Miniature Golf at Disney's Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens.

6312 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

04 of 07

WonderWorks

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Wonderworks is easy to spot. It's in the upside-down building on I-Drive. Kids of all ages will enjoy the many hands-on activities within this amusement/science center facility. The hurricane ride (65mph winds), the earthquake ride (5.2 magnitude), the virtual coaster and the bed of nails are just a few of the popular features to be found. Most people enjoy the many interactive arcade-like science stations located throughout the exhibits. Also at Wonderworks is the nightly Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show...a mix of high-energy comedy, improvisation, magic and audience participation....suitable for the whole family.

9067 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

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05 of 07

Fun Spot Action Park

Located just off I-Drive near Wet n' Wild, Fun Spot is a destination that will keep the whole family busy for the better part of a day. Older kids and adults will enjoy the 100 ft. Ferris wheel, bumper boats, bumper cars, and many other rides, but it's the multilevel Go-Kart track with its twists and turns that is arguably the most popular attraction. Kid Spot, for the under-seven crowd, has a beautiful Americana Carousel, and an array of rides suitable for smaller children. The latest virtual reality and classic video games are featured in the park's video arcade. A quick phone call can arrange for the Fun Spot shuttle bus to provide transportation from your I-Drive hotel to the park.

5700 Fun Spot Way
Orlando, FL 32819

06 of 07

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe it or Not

 Ripley's Believe it or Not

World traveler, Robert Ripley spent over 40 years in search of the unusual and inexplicable. His amazing collection is housed in over 27 museums in 10 countries, each with unique and different exhibits. The Orlando Odditorium, located a building that looks like it's falling into a sinkhole, houses 16 themed galleries with many outrageous and interactive exhibits to entertain and inform.

8201 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

07 of 07

I-Drive YMCA & Aquatic Center

YMCA members from out of town can complete an AWAY guest membership registration and use the facilities at this YMCA and aquatic center located right on I-Drive. In addition to the 3 heated pools, there is a state-of-the-art wellness center, 4 wall racquetball courts, spinning and much more.

8422 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

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