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 09
    Wet'n Wild water park in Orlando, Florida is part of the Universal theme parks.
    ••• Wet'n Wild water park in Orlando, Florida. simon17964/Flickr

    6200 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

    Wet 'n Wild is a water park for the entire family. The thrill-seekers will love water rides like the Brain Wash, The Storm and Mach 5. The park offers Orlando's best variety of multi-person rides. Family members can share the fun while riding down chutes and slides on large tubes and rafts. You can take a break from water sliding and go surfing in the wave pool surf lagoon or play a little beach volleyball. There is also a Kid's Park and other smaller scale rides for the youngsters to enjoy. A wide selection of food and beverage stands are located throughout the park.​

  • 02 of 09
    Inside Monkey Joes
    ••• Monkey Joes is an indoor play area for kids. Monkey Joes

    Festival Bay
    5250 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

    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. 

  • 03 of 09
    Putting Edge Fun Center
    ••• Black light everything at the Putting Edge Fun Center. Putting Edge Fun Center

    Festival Bay
    5250 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

    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.

  • 04 of 09
    Congo River Adventure Golf
    ••• Congo River Adventure Golf. Neil Thompson/Flickr

    6312 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

    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.

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  • 05 of 09
    Wonderworks
    ••• Wonderworks. Marcus Winter/Flickr

    9067 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

    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.

  • 06 of 09

    5551 Del Verde Way
    Orlando, FL 

    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 and 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.

  • 07 of 09

    8201 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

    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.

  • 08 of 09

    5220 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

    Vans Skatepark is the second largest indoor skateboard facility in the world. Beginner's to professionals can hone their skating skills on a wide array of ramps, jumps, and chutes. An elevated walkway provides easy viewing for those who would rather watch than jump. Safety gear is mandatory. Skateboards and safety gear are available for rent.

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  • 09 of 09

    8422 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819

    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.