LEGOLAND owner Merlin Entertainments has officially announced details of three more attractions coming to Central Florida, prominently featured on Orlando’s famed International Drive.
I-Drive 360 is now the name of the project formerly known as I-Drive Live, announced to open in Spring 2015 featuring multiple attractions, restaurants, and shops close by Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and Walt Disney World.
Its biggest attractions will be The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life aquarium.
The Orlando Eye will be the centerpiece, a little sister to London’s world-famous landmark. The giant observation wheel will offer views of the surrounding area from within fully enclosed, air-conditioned glass capsules. The attraction will begin before boarding with a 4D film featuring fireworks, wind, smells, and lighting.
The world-famous celebrity wax attraction, Madame Tussauds, is also coming to Orlando for the first time as part of I-Drive 360. It will feature detailed, lifelike wax figures of celebrities and historical figures in areas named A-list party (below), Sport, and Music History.
Just a few minutes’ drive from SeaWorld Orlando, Merlin is building their own aquarium-based attraction called Sea Life Orlando, featuring displays of more than 5,000 sea creatures, including fish, sharks, jellyfish, sea horses and more. It will feature winding tunnels, floor-to-ceiling tanks, bubble aquariums, and an interactive touch pool across 25,000 square feet along with educational components.
All three of these attractions are scheduled to open in Spring 2015.