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, January 5th, 2023 - Orlando's tourism corridor: More than $4 billion of high-profile development planned for 2022 and beyond in the I-Drive Area. I-Drive continues to increase its presence as a major player in Orlando's booming hospitality industry. The past several years have brought significant changes to the tourism...
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Max Action Arena now open at ICON Park

8,000-square-foot entertainment center features free-roam VR, adventure rooms, axe throwing, escape room. If you thought you’ve experienced all the interactive attractions Orlando has to offer, think again! Max Action Arena is now open at ICON Park and families can take fun to the max like never before.
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I-Drive Business Improvement District’s official holiday tree returns to ICON Park

Tree lighting event to take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. The halls are decked, the smell of gingerbread is in the air, Santa is already here at ICON Park… there’s just one thing left – The holiday tree! The I-Drive Business Improvement District’s official holiday tree is returning...
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The Sights, Sounds and Flavors of the Holiday Season Return for the Entire Family During SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 28, 2022) – SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning Christmas Celebration is returning this year and it’s bigger and better than ever.
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SeaWorld Orlando Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Roller Coaster: Pipeline - The Surf Coaster as the Theme Park’s Newest Attraction to Open in 2023

SeaWorld Orlando is excited to announce the opening of the theme park’s NEWEST roller coaster, “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster”, in the Spring of 2023.
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36,000 SF of Immersive Dining and Entertainment Experience Coming to Pointe Orlando

NEW YORK (Aug. 26, 2022) – Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX) and Live! Hospitality & Entertainment, a division of The Cordish Companies, have signed an agreement to bring best-in-class dining and entertainment to Pointe Orlando. Located on International Drive, Pointe Orlando is just a short drive from Orlando, Florida’s...
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Brother Jimmy's Is Now Open at ICON Park

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2022) – Mouthwatering food, endless drinks, poppin’ music and lively staff – Brother Jimmy’s knows the recipe to a good time. And now, Orlando can get a taste of this legendary New York concept at ICON Park!
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 –