Area Stats

Information at a Glance
• 5 of the World’s Greatest Theme Parks . . . SeaWorld®, Discovery Cove®, Aquatica, SeaWorld's Water Park®, Universal Studios® and Islands of Adventure®!
• Plus 35 Additional Thrilling Attractions!
• 3 Entertainment Complexes!
• 55 Music, Comedy and Nightlife Venues! 
• 3 Stadium-Style Movie Cinemas!
• 600+ Designer, Brand-Name and Outlet Stores!
• 275+ Spectacular Restaurants!
• 120+ Fantastic Hotels and Resorts!
• The Nation’s 2nd Largest Convention Center!
• Convenient, Fun I•RIDE Trolley Service!
 
Economic Impact
• International Drive is comprised of a total land parcel count of 10,387
• Representing $8.4 billion in Gross Taxable Value to the Orange County Tax roll as of fiscal year 2016
• Encompassing 6,000+ Acres
 
International Drive Visitors
8.2 Million overnight visitors and 4.7 million in day visitors.
 
Average Room Occupancy
201577.4% 
2014 74.5% 
2013 71.6%
2012 69.4%
2011 70.5%
2010 65.45%
Source Visit Orlando
 
 
Employment
Employs 75,000 people
 
Major Shopping
• Orlando International Premium Outlets
• Pointe Orlando
• Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
 
Dr. Phillips Hospital
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital (part of Orlando Health) is a full-service medical/surgical facility serving the Orlando’s tourist areas and the residents of Southwest Orange County. In addition to a highly qualified team of nurses, support staff and physicians, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is equipped with the latest technology in diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular catheterization and angiography. http://www.orlandohealth.com/drpphillipshospital/index.aspx
 
Rosen College of Hospitality – University of Central Florida
With some of the world's top-rated attractions, resorts, restaurants, and convention spaces located just minutes from campus, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the industry's leading market.  In addition to studying under our faculty of internationally-recognized experts, students benefit from our unparalleled industry partnerships that provide access to guest speakers, internships, memberships, scholarships, and networking opportunities that help stimulate successful careers in this exciting and thriving industry.  http://hospitality.ucf.edu  
 
Orange County Convention Center
As the second largest convention center in the country, the award-winning Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) provides a multitude of event options in two beautiful facilities - the West Building and the North/South Building - for a combined offering of the following features:
  • 2.1 million-square feet of exhibition space
  • Two 92,000-square foot general assembly areas
  • 74 meeting rooms/235 breakouts
  • The 2,643-seat Chapin Theater
  • A 160-seat Lecture Hall
  • The 62,000-square foot multi-purpose Valencia Room
  • Three full-service restaurants/8 food courts
  • Three business centers
  • In-house electric, plumbing, rigging and technical services, plus wireless mobility throughout the complex
  • On-site parking for 6,227
  • Covered boarding for 59 buses
  • Three covered loading docks/173 truck bays
  • Surrounded by over 116,000 guest rooms, including over 5,000 directly connected to the facility by pedestrian bridges
 
Total Convention Center Attendance
Year Ending Attendance

Number of Events

2015

1,351,053

189 (estimate)

2014

1,350,545

188

2013 1,247,234

194

2012 1,316,431

181

2011 1,210,956

178

2010

1,176,613

200

Source Orange County Convention Center
Source Attendance estimates provided by Orange County Convention Center clients.
 
Air Transportation
The Resort area is serviced by two international airports:
 
 
2011
 

2012

 

2013

 

2014 

   2015 
Orlando International Airport             
     Domestic
 

31,923,422

 

31,504,158

 

30,871,580

 

 31,272,695

  33,725,097
     International
 

3,245,799

 

3,784,729

 

3,948,757

 

 4,278,888

  5,084,240
 Source Orlando International Airport         
 
 
 
 
          
 Orlando Sanford Airport         
     Domestic  

1,129,496

 

1,362,284

 

1,613,381

 

 1,885,193

  2,232,871
     International  

     447,811

 

453,445

 

418,799

 

 299,508

  247,251
 Source Orlando Sanford Airport         
 
Surrounding Area
International Drive also is supported by local visitation. The Orlando, Florida metropolitan area has a population of 2,387,138 and it is the 3rd largest metro area in Florida, and the 24th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city-proper population is 270,934 making Orlando the 73rd largest city in the United States. It is Florida's 4th largest city by population.
Source Visit Orlando