District News

The International Drive Resort Area is comprised of businesses that are within the boundaries of a specific taxing district, the International Drive Business Improvement District. The District is responsible for the marketing and promotion of the International Drive Resort Area as one cohesive destination. In addition, the District also operates the I-Ride Trolley Service which provides transportation to businesses within the Resort Area; while making recommendations to government agencies on matters relating to traffic, pedestrian safety and overall mobility and security for the District.

The International Drive Resort Area spans 6,000+ acres and showcases a collection of theme parks, attractions, hotels, resorts, restaurants, outlet malls, shopping centers and the nation’s second largest convention center. 14.3 million domestic and international visitors annually to the Resort Area.

This area of the web site is the information hub for what is happening in the District. This page is updated regularly to keep everyone informed. For specific information about the District Board Members and meeting dates click here.


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What's Happening on I-Drive!
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What's New on I-Drive!

ORLANDO, September 21, 2021 - Orlando's tourism corridor: More than $2 billion of high-profile development planned for 2021 and beyond in the I-Drive Resort Area. The I-Drive Resort Area continues to increase its presence as a major player in Orlando's booming hospitality industry. The past several years have brought changes...
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All-New Adventures Await and Fan Favorites Return at SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, Featuring New Stops Along the Trick-or-Treat Trail

Orlando’s only daytime theme park trick-or-treating event is happening on Saturdays and Sundays from September 18 to October 31!
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SeaWorld Orlando announces new rollercoaster, Ice Breaker, to Open in February of 2022

Artic adventure awaits as SeaWorld Orlando’s first launch coaster, boasting the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida, is set to open
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Trick or Treat at Museum of Illusions Orlando

Trick or Treat at Museum of Illusions Orlando, Central Florida’s newest mind-bending “edutainment” destination, where tricks of perception combine with treats in the form of complimentary candy and reimagined Halloween themed exhibits for the most amazing snaps.
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World's tallest attractions on schedule to open December 2021 in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 28, 2021) – Two world-record-setting attractions are on schedule to open in Orlando’s ICON Park this December.
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SeaWorld Orlando Announces More Frightening Details for Howl-O-Scream

SeaWorld’s first separate-ticketed, nighttime Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream, premieres this fall joining the daytime Halloween Spooktacular to offer spooky fun by day and terrifying frights by night
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It Pays to Stay and Play at Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando

Now, when you stay one night or more at any of the four spectacular value-focused Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ leisure properties, you save even more.
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Bring Your Fur Baby to Museum of Illusions Orlando’s 2nd Puppy Paw-ty

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 28, 2021) – Want you and your pet to be Insta stars? Back by “poop-ular” demand, Museum of Illusions Orlando is once again throwing a one-day-only “Puppy Paw-ty” to give museum guests and their fur babies a one-of-a-kind opportunity to capture lifetime memories.
I-Drive Announcements
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Orlando Magazine Best of ORL 2021 - International Drive Winners!

75 years strong, Orlando Magazine has never been more excited to report on the best of our fascinating city. Every year they ask readers for their picks for Best of ORL. Below are businesses on International Drive that made the list.
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Michael McMullen Named New Executive Chef at Rosen Centre in Orlando

To Michael McMullen, the new executive chef at Rosen Centre in Orlando, it is the little things that count when impressing the 1334-room hotel’s tens of thousands of guests each year.
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New Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center Impacts Orlando Meetings and Tourism

New Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center on International Drive in Orlando Celebrates Opening With Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Southeast’s Largest Competitive Swim Facility And Workout Center Will Host More Than 50 Meets Annually and Individual Orlando Visitors with Daily/Weekly Passes.
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Getting the Word Out About Who's Open on I-Drive

ORLANDO, October 14, 2020 - The I-Drive District has been busy ramping up our digital presence to help our partners get the word out that they are open for business.
I-Ride Trolley Service Updates
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Planning an Orlando vacation? I-Ride Trolley utilizes latest technology to transport visitors along tourist corridor

If you're planning a vacation to the Central Florida area, the I-Ride Trolley is a must-do for your visit. It's easy. Saves time. Affordable. Stress-free. And it delivers you right to where you want to go!
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Value-Added Opportunity: Hotel Voucher Program

This program is a win-win for everyone! Hoteliers provide I-Ride Trolley transportation vouchers to guests at check-in. Hotels are offering this convenient service for their guests and providing just one more reason to visit their property and the International Drive Resort Area! For details on this program...
Community Involvement
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I-Drive and District Partners: Helping Children with Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

ORLANDO, January 15, 2020 - It doesn’t get any better than providing clothing and toys to more than 800 Orange County children for the 2019 holidays. That’s what the season is all about as far as the International Drive Business Improvement District is concerned.
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I-Drive Business Improvement District utilizes successful Tourist Oriented Policing Squad (TOPS) safety program

ORLANDO, FL--One of the world’s top tourist and meeting destinations, the I-Drive Resort Area, continues to utilize the enhanced support of its highly successful prototype safety program, Tourist Oriented Policing Squad (TOPS).
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Crime Prevention Unit - Auto Burglaries

A statement that is regularly heard by Law Enforcement Officers across the nation from victims of an auto burglary is “But I was only away from my car for a minute”. That is how much time it takes for to become a victim of a crime.
District Partner Opportunities
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Add Impact To Your Website With A Direct Link to www.InternationalDriveOrlando.com

Let visitors know that your business is located in “Orlando’s Most Dynamic Destination!” Add a link to the Resort Area’s official information packed website –