Area Stats

Information at a Glance

  • 6 of the World’s Greatest Theme Parks . . . SeaWorld®, Discovery Cove®, Aquatica, SeaWorld's Water Park®, Universal Studios®, Islands of Adventure® and Universal's Volcano Bay™!
  • Plus 35 Additional Thrilling Attractions!
  • 4 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 $9.5 billion in Gross Taxable Value to the Orange County Tax roll as of fiscal year 2018
  • Encompassing 6,000+ Acres

International Drive Visitors

14.1 Million overnight & day visitors.

Average Room Occupancy

2017 80.9% 
2016 77.0%
2015 77.4%
2014 74.5%
2013 71.6%
2012 69.4%
2011 70.5%
2010 65.45%
Source Visit Orlando
 
I-Drive Resort Area Accommodations Listings Map with Room Counts in PDF Format

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
Convention Center District Map & Legend in PDF Format
 

Total Convention Center Attendance

Year Ending Attendance Number of Events
2017  1,530,157  193 
2016 1,456,816 226
2015 1,373,000 192
2014 1,347,572 189
2013 1,253,162 194
2012 1,309,481 181
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 2016 2017
Orlando International Airport
Domestic 31,923,422 31,504,158 30,871,580 31,272,695 33,725,097 36,330,689 38,698,970
International 3,245,799 3,784,729 3,948,757 4,278,888 5,084,240 5,592,710 5,912,295
Source Orlando International Airport
Orlando Sanford Airport
Domestic 1,129,496 1,362,284 1,613,381 1,885,193 2,232,871 2,449,035 2,626,363
International 447,811 453,445 418,799 299,508 247,251 303,375 296,083
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