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The Ultimate Guide to ICON Park: Orlando’s Premier Entertainment Complex

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If you're planning a visit to the vibrant city of Orlando, there's one destination that simply cannot be missed. Nestled in the heart of the city's tourism district, ICON Park stands as a beacon of excitement, entertainment, and unforgettable experiences. This sprawling complex is a haven for thrill-seekers, families, and anyone looking to immerse themselves in a world of adventure. Stay on this page to learn everything about your next visit to ICON Park!

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Handy information

⏰ Suggested Duration: 1 Day
☀️ Best Time to Visit:Early Morning on Weekdays
🎟️ICON Park : $36.20

Must-see at ICON Park

  • The Wheel
  • Madame Tussauds
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium

Opening Hours and Address

Sunday - Thursday: 11 AM to 11 PM Friday - Saturday : 11 AM until 12 AM

8375 International Drive
Orlando - USA
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Why is ICON Park Worth Visiting?

  • Soar above Orlando on "The Wheel," ICON Park's famous observation wheel at 400 feet tall.
  • Experience an outdoor entertainment complex offering over 40 vibrant restaurants and shops to discover.
  • Enjoy attractions such as SEA LIFE™ Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando, and Arcade City Orlando.
  • Experience an illuminated night scene with live performances, nightlife, and incredible views of Orlando's skyline.
  • Ride the world's largest slingshot, "The Orlando Slingshot," at over 400 feet high. Don't forget to scream!

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Highlights of ICON Park

1The Wheel

The Wheel at ICON Park

Enjoy a 400ft high panoramic view of Orlando on the iconic Wheel. With air-conditioned capsules, this ride is perfect for all weather conditions. This iconic observation wheel offers breathtaking views of the city's skyline, theme parks, and surrounding attractions. The fully enclosed, air-conditioned capsules provide a comfortable and thrilling experience for visitors of all ages. Enjoy panoramic vistas day or night!

2Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds at ICON Park

Get up close and personal with your favorite celebrities and take selfies with their wax figures at Madame Tussauds. Madame Tussauds at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida, offers an extraordinary encounter with lifelike wax figures of famous celebrities, historical icons, and beloved fictional characters. Immerse yourself in an interactive world where you can pose with A-list stars, political leaders, and sports legends.

3 SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium at ICON Park

Explore the underwater world at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. With over 5,000 sea creatures and interactive exhibits, this experience is perfect for all ages. Dive into a mesmerizing world of marine wonders, from vibrant coral reefs to majestic sharks and playful sea turtles. Get up close to fascinating creatures and learn about conservation efforts. An unforgettable aquatic experience awaits!

4 Arcade City

Arcade City at ICON Park

Test your gaming skills at Arcade City. From classic games to modern video games, there's something for everyone. Step into an immersive arcade wonderland filled with state-of-the-art games, classic favorites, and cutting-edge virtual reality experiences. Win exciting prizes, challenge friends, and relive nostalgia in a fun-filled atmosphere that delights gamers of all ages. Let the games begin!

5 Orlando StarFlyer

Orlando StarFlyer at ICON Park

Experience the thrill of a 450ft high swing ride on the Orlando StarFlyer. With views of International Drive, this ride is not for the faint-hearted. Feel the rush as you swing at thrilling speeds, taking in breathtaking views of Orlando's skyline. This iconic swing ride offers an exhilarating experience for thrill-seekers, making it a must-visit attraction in the city.

6 7D Dark Ride Adventure

Orlando StarFlyer at ICON Park

Immerse yourself in a 7D interactive adventure at the Dark Ride. With state-of-the-art technology, you'll feel like you're in the middle of the action. Soar 450 feet above the city, experiencing heart-pounding excitement as you spin through the air. This thrilling adventure offers panoramic views of Orlando's iconic landmarks, creating unforgettable memories for all who dare to ride.

Best Time to Visit ICON Park

We recommend visiting ICON Park during the autumn or spring season when the weather is pleasant. There are also fewer crowds during these seasons, which means you can enjoy your time without the hustle of big crowds. If you're coming to enjoy the rides and attraction, we advise visiting during the daytime when lines are shorter.

ICON Park Opening Hours

  • ICON Park is open from 11 AM to 10 PM daily.
  • Last admission to all attractions is at 9 PM.
  • The Wheel at ICON Park is open until 11 PM on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • ICON Park is open every day of the year, including holidays.

Getting There


If you're coming from downtown Orlando, take the Lynx bus #08, which runs directly to ICON Park. It's a quick and affordable option, and has several stops along the way, including the I-Drive 360 entrance.


Take the SunRail train to the Sand Lake Road station, which is about 3 miles from ICON Park. From there, you can transfer to a bus or take a taxi to reach your destination.


If you're in a hurry or need to get to ICON Park straight from your hotel or airport, taking a taxi is always an option. You can find taxis outside most hotels or call for an Uber or Lyft.

Insider Tips to Visit ICON Park

  • Arrive early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid crowds.
  • Purchase a CityPASS to save money on admission.
  • Take advantage of ICON Park's free parking and shuttle service to other nearby attractions.
  • Plan your visit on a clear day for the best views of the city from The Wheel.

Restaurants At ICON Park

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The Wheelhouse Market

This market-style eatery is a foodie's dream. Serving up everything from poke bowls to Cuban sandwiches, with plenty of vegetarian options. Don't miss their famous Wheel Burger with house-made special sauce.

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Tapa Toro

This lively Spanish restaurant will transport you straight to Madrid with its tapas-style plates and flavorful sangria. Don't miss the churros with chocolate dipping sauce.

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Ocean Prime

With an elegant atmosphere and expertly crafted seafood dishes, Ocean Prime is the perfect place for a romantic dinner. Start with their lobster bisque, followed by the Chilean sea bass or filet mignon. Save room for their famous peanut butter pie.

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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

For an upscale seafood experience, head to The Oceanaire. The menu changes seasonally but highlights include the pan-seared scallops and the Maine lobster tail. Be sure to try their key lime pie.

Places to Stay Near ICON Park

Things to Do Near ICON Park


What is ICON Park?

ICON Park is a 20-acre entertainment complex with attractions, bars, restaurants, and shops located in the heart of International Drive.

What are the main attractions at ICON Park?

The main attractions at ICON Park include the Wheel, a 400-foot observation wheel, The Orlando StarFlyer, a 450-foot-tall swing ride, and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.

Is there parking available at ICON Park?

Yes, there is ample parking available at ICON Park. There is a paid parking garage or valet parking also you can use ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft.

What is the best time of day to visit ICON Park?

The best time to visit ICON Park is in the late afternoon or evening when the attractions are lit up. However, it's ideal to avoid peak hours to avoid long lines.

Are there any food options at ICON Park?

Yes, there are over 40 restaurants and bars at ICON Park offering a variety of cuisines and dining experiences.

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