Last Updated on March 31, 2024

In this post, I’ll be sharing the top things to do at Icon Park Orlando and nearby!  This place has become a must-visit whenever I’m in Orlando and should be on your Orlando vacation list, too.

Icon Park is a fun place for theme park fans with some of the best restaurants and bars in the area, as well as home to the aquarium at Sea Life Orlando and the famous Ferris wheel, The Wheel.

You can also purchase regular and ticket packages for most of the attractions here in this post.

 

 

 

 

Icon Park Orlando – Complete Visitor’s Guide For 2024!

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The Ferris Wheel At Icon Park

 

 

 

 

Orlando Starflyer

This giant swing at Icon Park Orlando looks really cool at night from the top of the Ferris wheel.

Kids over 44″ tall can ride.

 

 

For another odd museum, you can check out Madame Tussaud at Icon Park. This wax museum is a great option for adventures at the park.

There are several different sections that feature the likes of movie stars, sports stars, superheroes, singers, and other figures from history.

If you’re a big celebrity fan, Taylor Swift, Jimmy Fallon, and Shaquille O’Neal are just a few of the many wax celebrities that are here.

Taylor Swift, Jimmy Fallon, and Shaquille O' Neal are just a few of the many wax celebrities that are at Madame Tussauds

My girlfriend posing with Vin Diesel 

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Madame Tussauds Orlando

 

 

Sea Life has jellyfish, coastal rockpool, and ocean exhibits.  Here, they have sharks, turtles, octopuses, stingrays, and other sea creatures.

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Sea Life Orlando

 

 

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Restaurants

 

One of the best places to eat at Icon Park is Tin Roof!
The Wheel House Market is right by the Wheel Ferris Wheel and has tacos, pizza, sandwiches, and pasta.
The Wheel House Market is right by the Wheel Ferris Wheel and has tacos, pizza, sandwiches, and pasta.

Inside the Wheel House Market, there are eateries such as Tin & Taco, Brick & Fire Pizza & Pasta Parlor, Let’s Jess Bake, and Chicken On Fire.

I’ve also dined at King’s Restaurant right next to the park. The place is nice with a retro vibe to it.  It’s a restaurant with 2 bars and a bowling alley.

We went on a Saturday night and it was a 2-hour wait for bowling, so we didn’t do that.

You may just want to plan ahead if you want to go bowling.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango is another restaurant close to Icon Park Orlando and is known for its signature dishes

The day before, I had drinks and some tasty jerk chicken appetizers at Cafe Tu Tu Tango.

This restaurant is a short distance from Icon Park, just a block or so from the park.

It’s been around for 30 years and is known for its art, live music, and tapas-style dishes.

Definitely a restaurant worth going to if you’re in the area.

 

 

Other Things

To Do At Icon Park Orlando And Nearby

In The Game has many different price options for arcade games

 

 

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Is Icon Park Orlando Free?

Free parking and free admission!  Icon Park is free to walk around and has a large parking lot and parking ramp that are both free to use.

What Is Inside Icon Park?

√ Icon Park is filled with rides such as The Wheel (Orlando Eye), Starflyer, and other attractions and restaurants/bars listed above.

It also has shops such as Wheel House Gift Shop, Icon Park Gifts, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Calenoi Sunglasses, and Sugar Factory.

 

 

When thinking of Orlando, Florida, the first thing that usually comes to a person’s mind is Disney World or one of the other big theme parks, but there are a lot of other fun places in Orlando to check out and one of them is Icon Park! 

In fact, Icon Park is just a couple of miles from Universal Orlando Resort.

I really love Orlando.  Not only is there sunny, Florida weather and tons of activities here, such as jet skiing, but Orlando is also in a great central location.

With that being said, it’s an hour away from the Atlantic Coast and less than 2 hours away from the Gulf beaches

 

 

Icon Park is a great place! It’s an outdoor amusement park and shopping mall area with lots of amazing restaurants and bars (over 40!), and boutique shops.

There’s also live music and great entertainment here.

Although probably best known for the Ferris wheel, this Orlando area is growing and they are adding new things to do.

The park and nearby area are kid-friendly with lots of fun things to do, including Santa’s Workshop during the holidays and In The Game Arcade.

This place has some awesome Icon Park attractions and there are many fun things to do nearby.  And parking is free.

Here is my list of the top things to do at Icon Park Orlando!

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Is Icon Park Safe?

Yes, Icon Park is a safe place to visit. However, as many people already know the tragic incident in March 2022, a 14-year-old Tyre Sampson was sadly killed after falling off of the Drop Tower Ride.

This accident seems to have been caused by a ride operator error and the ride has been permanently shut down.

Also, on New Year’s Eve 2022, The Wheel suffered a mechanical issue and lost power, stranding 60 riders on The Wheel for several hours.

Fortunately in the latter incident, the riders were rescued by the fire department and nobody was hurt.  (The ride has been temporarily shut down).

Icon Park has pledged guest safety after these incidents and remains a safe place to visit, overall.

 

 

Things To Do For Kids At Icon Park?

Icon Park has many great things for kids- here are some of the best options!

√ Pearl Express Trolley

√ In The Game Arcade

√ 7-D Adventure Ride

√ Sea Life Adventure

√ Build-A-Bear-Workshop

√ The Carousel

√ Marvel Adventure Lab

And don’t forget to get them some treats at The Sugar Factory!

 

 

For more fun at Icon Park, check out the Museum of Illusions!

 

 

Still Looking For More To Do At Icon Park?

√ Check out the Museum of Illusions 

Flavors of Icon Park Foodie Walking Tour

 

 

Where To Stay Near Icon Park?

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Universal's Endless Summer Resort is one of the best places to stay in Orlando near Icon Park

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort

I stayed at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort during my most recent stay in Orlando, and I really enjoyed the location and amenities.

It’s really just a short drive from Universal Studios and Icon Park.

There’s so much to do in Orlando, but with the conveniences of the resort, you could just spend a great time hanging out here if you wanted.

Grab some food at Beach Break Cafe, work out at the gym, or hang out by the pool.  Plus, they have a Starbucks for coffee.

 

 

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Another place to stay near Icon Park Orlando is Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn Orlando Near Universal Blv/International Dr

 

 

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Wyndham Garden is a nice option for a place to stay near Icon Park in Orlando

Wyndham Garden Orlando Universal / I Drive

 

 

 

 

My son and I taking a picture at Icon Park

My son and I taking a picture in front of the Starflyer swing at Icon Park

Summary: Complete Guide To Icon Park Orlando!

 

In summary, there are lots of things to do at Icon Park and the nearby area.

With the great places to shop, some of the best restaurants in Orlando, and attractions that provide big thrills, Icon Park is a fun place to spend the day at!

What did you think of this list of the top 10 things to do at Icon Park Orlando?

 

 

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  1. Cyndi

    Really enjoyed your description of things to do at Icon Park. You can check this place out multiple days during your visit because there’s so much to see. You gave enough info for us to dig deeper into each site commented on and this place is definitely worth checking out when in Orlando!

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