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12/7/2016 - International Drive welcomes the Russell Athletic Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country... Read More

11/2/2016 - Help provide new clothing for 1,000:
Join I-Drive District's 15th
Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The I-Drive Business Improvement District and the I-Ride Trolley Service are again partnering with the Salvation Army and WKMG News 6, for its 15th annual Angel Tree program for the 2016 holiday season. Read More

10/20/2016 - I-Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the 2016 Holiday Season!

The I-Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each holiday season to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers. Read More

8/10/2016 - Orlando Magical Dining Month: Sample I-Drive's culinary scene and save August 29 through October 2

It’s the month that visitors and locals look forward to all year: Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. Read More

1/28/2016 - I-Drive and its District Partners surpass goal in 14th Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The I-Drive Business Improvement District was able to bring some holiday joy to 922 area disadvantaged children when it partnered with the Salvation Army, along with WKMG News 6, for its 14th annual Angel Tree program for the 2015 holiday season. This equates to 25% of all Angels adopted in Orange County! Read More

12/7/2015 - International Drive Hosts BIG12, ACC, Big Ten and SEC Teams leading up to the Russell Athletic Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is host of Russell Athletic Bowl’s ACC and BIG 12 teams and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl’s Big Ten and SEC teams. Read More

12/1/2015 - International Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the 2015 Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each holiday season to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers. Read More

12/1/2015 - More than $1 Billion in development planned through 2017 for the International Drive Area

ORLANDO, FL--December 2015--As we head into the holiday season, it’s an exciting and busy time in Orlando’s I-Drive area with new attractions, dining, entertainment, accommodations and much more. For returning visitors as well as those coming to the area for the first time, there is a huge selection of new experiences. Read More

11/20/2015 - Main Event Entertainment to open first Florida location at Pointe Orlando

Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment has announced that it will open its first Florida location at Pointe Orlando in a 48,000-square-foot space on the first level of the complex. Main Event is the fastest-growing bowling-anchored entertainment center in America and currently has 20 locations. Read More

11/19/2015 - Cowgirls Rockbar Orlando is NOW OPEN

The new restaurant and bar at I-Drive 360 features Orlando's only mechanical bull and is the perfect place to kick up some dust, enjoy a cold longneck, sip a whiskey or grab some BBQ. Read More

11/10/2015 - Artegon Marketplace Sets the Stage for Week-Long First Anniversary Celebration

Free Admission festivities includes amped up signature events, concert with superstar recording artists, fun for all ages... and a Real Housewife of New Jersey! Read More

11/5/2015 - I-Drive 2040 Strategic Vision

International Drive and the Convention Plaza District are known as a world destination. Its continuing success depends on establishing and implementing a comprehensive vision for this area. Read More

11/2/2015 - Help provide new clothing for 850 area children:
Join I-Drive District's 14th Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The I-Drive Business Improvement District and the I-Ride Trolley Service are again partnering with the Salvation Army and WKMG News 6, for its 14th annual Angel Tree program for the 2015 holiday season. Will you help by adopting an Angel or two? Read More

9/2/2015 - Travel Around I-Drive at Pointe Orlando

The inaugural Travel Around I-Drive at Pointe Orlando event took place on May 5th, 2015 to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week. Read More

1/13/2015 - I-Drive and its District Partners pass goal of helping area children in 13th Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The International Drive Improvement District was able to bring some holiday joy to 790 area disadvantaged children when it partnered with the Salvation Army, along with WKMG Local 6, for its 13th annual Angel Tree program for the 2014 holiday season. Read More

1/5/2015 - More than $1 Billion in development planned through 2016 for the International Drive Area

ORLANDO, FL--It’s an exciting and busy time in Orlando’s I-Drive area with new attractions, dining, entertainment, accommodations and much more. Read More

12/8/2014 - International Drive Resort Area Welcome Fans for Orlando Bowl Week

Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 29; Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Jan. 1, 2015 The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site of Orlando Bowl Week Fan Headquarters, beginning Dec. 26 and leading up to two Florida Citrus Sports bowl games. Read More

11/12/2014 - International Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the 2014 Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each holiday season to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers. Read More

10/28/2014 - Support I-Drive District's 13th Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The International Drive Improvement District is again partnering with the Salvation Army, along with WKMG Local 6, for its 13th annual Angel Tree program for the 2014 holiday season. I-Drive’s goal is to provide new clothing for 700 children in the Orange County community. Read More

4/22/2014 - Save the date! I-Drive 12th Annual 5k Run on May 10

Orlando, FL--It's time to channel your favorite superhero (or princess), and head for I-Drive's Pointe Orlando for the 12th Annual 5K Run to win prizes, have a lot of fun and benefit the YMCA Aquatic Center "Safe Start" Water Safety Scholarship program. Read More

11/14/2013 - Be an angel: Help area children have a bright holiday this year

The International Drive Improvement District is again partnering with the Salvation Army, along with WKMG Local 6, for its 12th annual Angel Tree program this 2013 holiday season. I-Drive’s goal is to provide new clothing for 600 children in the Orange County community. Read More

11/7/2013 - International Drive Resort Area Dazzles for the 2013 Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each holiday season to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers. Read More

9/1/2013 - In the International Drive Resort Area
Plan a Fall Getaway

Great deals, new attractions, spooktacular Halloween events and more! There are so many reasons to take a break and head to Orlando’s International Drive Resort Area this fall! Read More

7/1/2013 - 11th Annual I-Drive 5K Run to Benefit YMCA Aquatic Center

The 11th Annual I-Drive 5K Run took place on Saturday, May 11, 2013, to benefit the I-Drive YMCA Aquatic Center ”Learn to Swim” Scholarship program. This family event raised more than $7,300, drew over 900 runners and helped 350 kids learn how to swim!
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4/17/2013 - Florida Millionaire Helps Kids Go To College

Hotelier Harris Rosen, who grew up poor in New York City, is using his self-made success for good, providing free day care in a low-income neighborhood in Orlando, and offering free tuition to state colleges when the kids grow up. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports. Read More

3/14/2013 - OCCC 30th Year Anniversary Report

Kathie Canning's, Executive Director of the Orange County Convention Center, presentation at the I-Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce March luncheon. Read More

3/12/2013 - Orange County Convention Center Adds New Managers

Orange County Convention Center’s Executive Director, Kathie Canning is pleased to announce the selection of Rodney Gutierrez and Michelle Neely to management positions at the Convention Center (OCCC). Read More

3/1/2013 - New Orlando Skybridge to Honor Late Industry Giant

Rosen Hotels & Resorts celebrated a milestone today as it announced plans to build a new skybridge connecting Rosen Plaza, its 800-room convention hotel, with the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Read More

1/23/2013 - More than $500 million in development planned for 2013-2014 in International Drive Area

ORLANDO, FL--It’s a busy time in Orlando’s I-Drive area. Read More

12/4/2012 - Mayor Jacobs Names Kathleen Canning to Lead Orange County Convention Center

(Orange County, FL) – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Canning to the position of executive director of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Canning currently serves as general manager and will continue to direct and supervise all aspects of finance, marketing and operations of the facility. Read More

11/29/2012 - Support the I-Drive Improvement District's
11th Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The International Drive Improvement District is again partnering with the Salvation Army, along with WCPX-TV, for its 11th annual Angel Tree program this 2012 holiday season. This year’s goal is to provide new clothing for 500 children in the Orange County community. Read More

11/28/2012 - International Drive Resort Area Dazzles for the 2012 Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each holiday season to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers. Read More

11/28/2012 - International Drive Improvement District welcomes thousands for Orlando Bowl Week at I-Drive's Pointe Orlando Dec. 27-Dec. 31

The world’s No. 1 tourist destination once again will be the focus of the entire country as Orlando’s I-Drive is the site of a week of fun fan activities leading up to the big games. Read More

11/15/2012 - IAAPA Names Local Fun Spot the Best in the USA

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the Brass Ring Awards portion of the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) the locally owned and operated Fun Spot Action Park, located just off International Drive was named the “Best Family Entertainment Center in the USA”. Read More

11/8/2012 - Orlando's Orange County Convention Center Launches Their Redesigned Website!

Orlando's Orange County Convention Center is pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned Orange County Convention Center website - www.occc.net. Read More

11/8/2012 - 2012 Angel Tree Program

The I-Drive District is partnering for the 11th year with the Salvation Army in their Angel Tree Program to provide new clothing for children within the Orange County community. Our goal is to fulfill 500 angels - which is a commitment of about $25 per Angel to provide one outfit per child. Read More

9/1/2012 - Pine Hills Elementary School receives 7th year of support from International Drive Improvement District for 2012-13 School Year

At Pine Hills Elementary there is a saying: "Begin with the end in Mind...Building our way to an A!" And the International Drive Improvement District plans to help students achieve that goal as it begins its seventh year of support.
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8/31/2012 - Mayor Appoints New Management Team at Center

(Orange County, FL) – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has appointed new managers to key positions that will continue the successful trends at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Kathleen Canning, Jan Addison, Yulita Osuba, Kris Shoemaker, David Ingram and Terry Devitt have all been appointed in new positions at the OCCC. Read More

6/4/2012 - Orange County Convention Center Adds Sustainability Coordinator

Abby Gulden has been named sustainability coordinator at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). In this new role, Gulden will work directly with event planners and the Center to promote green initiatives. Read More

6/1/2012 - Florida Resident Discounts and Offers

Check out what offers are available for Florida Residents at International Drive Resort Area attractions! Read More

5/21/2012 - WhirlyDome is Now Open - Let the Games Begin!

WhirlyDome, Orlando's newest attraction, is NOW OPEN and guests are learning what the sport of WhirlyBall is all about. Read More

4/25/2012 - Orange County Convention Center ranked best in nation

The Orange County Convention Center has received a big honor and national recognition. Business Review USA has ranked it the No. 1 convention center in the country.
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4/18/2012 - 10th Annual I-Drive 5K Run to Benefit YMCA Aquatic Center

The 10th Annual I-Drive 5K Run will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2012, to benefit the YMCA Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Scholarship program. The I-Drive community gets involved in this 3.1 mile run through the heart of I-Drive every year by rallying their employees together to participate in this worthy event. Read More

1/25/2012 - Transporting visitors along Orlando's tourist corridor

Popular I-Ride Trolleys upgrade system with SmartBus technology providing NextTrolley information to visitors. Read More

1/23/2012 - Pine Hills Elementary School receives 6th year of support from International Drive Master Transit & Improvement District for the 2010-2011 School Year

Projects included providing 1,000 birthday certificates, 500 honor roll certificates, 500 honor roll pencils, 50 binders and 1,000 perfect attendance certificates. In addition, 300 "Reading is Achieving" pencils were provided as part of the school wide reading initiative. Read More

1/23/2012 - Orlando Police Department - 2012 NBA All-Star Meeting

Friday, February 10, 2012 - Invited speakers will discuss all aspects of the upcoming NBA All-Star Event. Read More

1/23/2012 - Annual I-Drive 5K Benefits YMCA Aquatic Center - Learn to Swim

The 9th Annual I-Drive 5K Run on May 7, 2011 raised $13,250 to benefit the YMCA Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Scholarship program. Read More

1/23/2012 - I-Drive kicked off Holiday Dazzle at Nov. 30 at Pointe Orlando with a holiday tree lighting and special performances, benefiting the Edgewood Childrens Ranch

Over 150 people enjoyed the lighting of I-Drive’s 45-foot holiday tree, special performances by the Central Florida Christian Academy Singers, Dr. Phillips High School “Dance in Motion” Company, Pointe Orlando Strolling Carolers and the I-Ride Trolley Quartet. Santa made a special appearance and visitors were able to take pictures with Santa for free! Read More

1/23/2012 - I-Drive Improvement District - 10th Annual Angel Tree Program helps 561 Orange County children for the holidays

The International Drive Improvement District was able to provide clothing for 561 children plus 20 bicycles when it partnered with the Salvation Army, WKMG Local 6 and 40 I-Drive District Partners for its 10th annual Angel Tree program this 2011 holiday season. Read More

1/19/2012 - FDOT Public Information Meeting

February 8, 2012 - I-4 project at Kirkman Rd. and Grand National Drive Ext. over I-4 Read More

12/8/2011 - International Drive Improvement District welcomes thousands for Orlando Bowl Week at I-Drive Pointe Orlando
December 27 - January 2012

The world’s No. 1 tourist destination once again will be the focus of the entire country as Orlando’s I-Drive is the site of a week of fun fan activities leading up to the big games.
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11/8/2011 - SeaWorld Orlando Announces Major Expansion for 2012 and 2013

SeaWorld Orlando announces the largest attraction expansion in its history – and news of not one, not two, but three exciting new attractions coming to SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove over the next two years. Read More

11/1/2011 - International Drive Resort Area Dazzles for the Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each December to make this Orlando vacation destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers. Read More

10/11/2011 - Hospitality Appreciation Nights at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows

Hospitality employees receive the special rate of $25.00! But Hurry, this offer is only good until Novebmer 10, 2011! Read More

10/10/2011 - International Drive Visitors Enjoy Parking the Car and Taking the Popular I-Ride Trolley to All the Fun in Orlando's Tourist Corridor!

Since it began in 1997, the I-Ride Trolley has been one of the most popular attractions in the I-Drive Area. Combining the charm of the past with today’s modern comforts, the Trolleys provide an affordable, fun and convenient way to transport visitors to the attractions, shopping and accommodations. Read More

10/4/2011 - Orlando Fun Partner Party

Oct. 19th from 12 noon - 8:00pm at Fun Spot USA located on Hwy. 192. Free food, drinks & fun! You can even come after work if you like! Check out the new rides and bring the family for some FUN! Read More

9/9/2011 - Pink Heals National Cancer Awareness Tour Returns to Central Florida

ORLANDO (September 9, 2011) –A fleet of pink fire trucks are traveling the nation to spread cancer awareness as part of the "Pink Heals Tour." The tour will bring professional firefighters in full pink gear who call themselves the "Guardians of the Ribbon." Read More

9/7/2011 - Florida Teachers get Free Admission to Ripleys Orlando During Teacher Appreciation Month

ORLANDO, Fla. - (Sept. 7, 2011) - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium is thanking Florida teachers for all they do by offering free admission during Teacher Appreciation Month. Read More

9/1/2011 - Pine Hills Elementary School receives sixth year of support from International Drive Master Transit & Improvement District for 2011-2012 Year

It may not sound like such a big deal. Spiral notebooks. Packs of pens. Pencils. Paper. Binders. Crayons. All basic supplies that students need. Read More

8/29/2011 - Hospitality Days are Back!

Aug 28 - Sept 30, 2011: Set sail for the World's most interactive dinner show! Ahoy Friends of the Pirates and Treasure Tavern! Read More

8/23/2011 - Orlando Fun Partners - Card Pick Up Event

Aug. 31st, 11am - 6pm at iFly Indoor Skydiving. Come by throughout the day and pick up your Orlando Fun Partner Card. Watch guests fly and meet the Fun Partners! Read More

8/21/2011 - New name, details emerge for I-Drive wheel attraction

Once it's built, you may walk to it, you may drive to it, but one thing's for sure: "It" won't be called I-Walk Orlando. Read More

8/8/2011 - Central Florida Concierge Association to Host Statewide Conference in Orlando

150 Florida Concierge to Visit Area in September

The over 120 members of the Central Florida Concierge Association are enthusiastically preparing for the 15th Annual Florida Concierge Conference September 6 - 9, 2011 in Orlando, FL to be held at the newly renovated and expanded Peabody Orlando. Read More

8/1/2011 - Best of Orlando 2011

Congratulations to all of our International Drive Resort Area partners that were named in Orlando Magazine's Best of Orlando 2011! Read More

7/29/2011 - First App from Ripley's Believe It or Not! is Tough to Swallow

Ripley's allows users to sharpen their sword swallowing skills with new app for iPhone, iPod Touch
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7/12/2011 - Red Tie Celebrity Golf Extravaganza

August 5, 2011 - Commissioner Samuel B. Ings invites you to play at the Red Tie Celebrity Golf Extravaganza benefiting programs for Seniors and Children. Taking place at Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. Read More

7/12/2011 - Improving Convention Center Connectivity

Orlando continues to improve connectivity within the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) area, allowing attendees to walk from their hotel room to the tradeshow floor quicker and easier. Read More

7/11/2011 - Congratulations to the W.H.O. Star of the Quarter!

W.H.O. would like to recognize Sue Visser, Sales and Marketing Manager, Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf for her outstanding support of the W.H.O. Program and Westgate Resorts. Read More

6/1/2011 - Get Prepared and Stay Connected During Storms

Have you taken these ten steps to prepare for hurricane season? With June upon us and strong spring storms continuing to blow through Florida, it’s time to prepare for hurricane season.
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5/24/2011 - Annual I-Drive 5K Run Benefits YMCA Aquatic Center

The 9th Annual I-Drive 5K Run on May 7, 2011 resulted in raising $13,250 to benefit the YMCA Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Scholarship program. Read More

5/11/2011 - Leading Meeting Planner Publication Names Rosen Shingle Creek One of Nation's Top Hotels in Food and Beverage for Second Time

Orlando Convention Hotel Receives Second Prestigious Gold Platter and Fourth Gold Key and Gold Tee Awards from M&C Magazine Read More

5/10/2011 - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's neighborhood & community summit

Join Mayor Dyer for the sixth annual Neighborhood & Community Summit on Saturday May 14 at the Doubletree Hotel at the entrance to Universal Orlando. Register for only $10, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and workshops. Read More

4/27/2011 - Orlando Business Journal: Executive Profile: Terry Prather

Terry W. Prather, president, SeaWorld Orlando Read More

4/25/2011 - Driving to Ripley's Attraction is Within a Half Tank of Gas of 53% of the U.S. Population

Company has Diverse Offering of Aquariums, Odditoriums, Miniature Golf, Wax Museums, Fun Zones, Haunted Adventures, Mirror Mazes, Motion-Based Theaters and MORE! Read More

4/8/2011 - International Drive - Electrical Charging Stations

Did you know that the International Drive is going to have an “Electric Avenue” soon? Read More

4/5/2011 - International Green Building Code & ASHRAE Standard 189 Roundtable Discussion

U.S. Green Building Council Central Florida Chapter - Program Announcement. Read More

4/1/2011 - Get Fresh Home Improvement Ideas For Spring!

Central Florida Home & Garden Show April 15-17
Did you know that more remodeling projects are started in May than in any other month? Read More

3/14/2011 - Pack your summer - not your suitcase! Stay local and enjoy all the fun I-Drive offers!

The I•Drive Resort Area is home not only to 6 major theme parks but also to 22 additional attractions just perfect for a summer packed with family fun! Read More

2/24/2011 - Its an odd lot at I-Drive Ripley's Believe It or Not

For nearly two decades, the Ripley's museum on International Drive and I have co-existed. But until recently, I had not darkened the door of the Odditorium — believe it or not. Read More

2/21/2011 - I-Drive Segway is a Success

Congratulations go out to the cast and crew of I-Drive Segway Tours. Out of one hundred and sixty-five Orlando attractions, this fledging company has shot up to number five in popularity on Tripadvisor.com in only a matter of three months. Read More

2/18/2011 - Hospitality Days at Fun Spot

February 27 - March 3, 2011 Read More

2/18/2011 - Villaverde Named Hotelier of the Year

Alan Villaverde, managing director of The Peabody Orlando and president of Peabody Hotel Division, was named the 2011 Hotelier of the Year by Preferred Hotel Group. Read More

2/14/2011 - Visit Orlando - Fourth Quarter Report

1/20/2011 - Harris Rosen named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2011

Harris Rosen '61, president and chief operating officer of Rosen Hotels and Resorts Inc. in Orlando, Fla., has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. He will be honored on campus during the Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration, April 14-15. Read More

1/13/2011 - I-Drive Improvement District's Ninth Annual Angel Tree Program helps 585 Orange County children for the holidays

The International Drive Improvement District was able to provide clothing for 585 children when it partnered with the Salvation Army and WKMG Local 6, for its ninth annual Angel Tree program this 2010 holiday season. Read More

1/5/2011 - Remembering Haiti... The Earthquake

January 12, 2011 - Candlelight Vigil by G.H.A.C.C. Many door prizes... Haitian Food and Arts Display. Read More

12/30/2010 - Fun Spot Buys Land to Expand to Triple Its Size

Orlando, FL (December 30, 2010) - Fun Spot (Attractions) said Thursday it plans to triple the size of its amusement park on North International Drive, as the company faces the potential of a rival park across the street. Read More

12/23/2010 - Orange County Convention Center provides Holiday Cheer to the Russell Home in Orlando

December 23, 2010: the management & staff of the Orange County Convention Center donated presents, gift cards and over $1,600.00 in cash to the Russell Home today. Mr. John Terwilliger, Director of Administrative Support at the Convention Center said “I cannot express how proud I am of the staff for raising this amount of money in such a short period of time and under the current difficult economic circumstances we live in”. Read More

12/5/2010 - Orlando Bowl Week & International Drive Resort Area Prepare To Welcome Tens of Thousands of Fans for Champs Sports Bowl & Capital One Bowl Dec. 27 - Jan. 1!

The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site of Orlando Bowl Week Fan HQ, beginning Dec. 27 and leading up to two Florida Citrus Sports bowl games. Read More

11/16/2010 - International Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the Holiday Season!

Dazzling theme park events, spectacular decorations, Santa, nonstop entertainment Read More

11/11/2010 - SeaWorld Orlando Announcement - It's a Boy!

Great news! Our new baby killer whale is a BOY. Read More

11/11/2010 - Ming Court - See Us on Fox TV 35

Tuesday Morning, Nov. 16th, about 9:45am & See How to Make Turkey Lettuce Cups! Read More

11/1/2010 - Support the I-Drive Improvement District's Ninth Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The International Drive Improvement District is again partnering with the Salvation Army, along with WKMG Local 6, for its ninth annual Angel Tree program this 2010 holiday season. Read More

10/25/2010 - iFly Indoor Skydiving - Hospitality Special!

iFly Orlando is proud to announce that from October 2010 through December 31st, 2010, Hospitality staff in Central Florida are able to receive Buy One Get One FREE on flights at the attraction. Read More

9/21/2010 - FREE Counterfeit Currency, Fraud & Robbery Awareness Seminar

Presented by the I-Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce, the United States Secret Service and the Orange County Sheriff's Office, this seminar is FREE and a must for anyone in the hospitality industry who handles, distributes, or manages currency or credit cards. Read More

9/8/2010 - Pirate's Dinner Adventure Hospitality Days

It is that time for everyone to come and have a great night out at Pirate's Dinner Adventure. Come out and enjoy the adventure! Read More

9/1/2010 - Sheriff's Community Crime Summit '10

Working Together to Keep Our Community Safe! Read More

8/25/2010 - Southwest Orlando Transportation Infrastructure Plan (SOTIP) Workshop

This study focuses on the North International Drive area. The City is developing overall transporation strategies that will improve mobility in the study area and will guide future transportation investment decisions. Read More

7/25/2010 - Harris Rosen / Rosen Hotels & Resorts receive Ability Award

The Able Trust recently recognized Orlando's Harris Rosen and the Rosen Hotels & Resorts with a 2010 Ability Award for their outstanding contribution to advance employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the community. Read More

7/19/2010 - Sleuths Thrilled to Win Best Dinner Show Award!

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows was the proud recipient of the “Best Dinner Show” award as nominated by the readers of MyCityEats magazine for the second year in a row and is featured in the Summer 2010 edition of the publication. Read More

7/16/2010 - Ming Court Has Tasty New Recipe for Smart Phones

Ming Court has launched a new interactive web interface for smart mobile phones and other web enabled phones. Read More

7/15/2010 - I-Drive Resort Area 3rd Annual School SOAP Supply Drive

Through the CFHLA Adopt-A-School program, the I-Drive District is in need of your assistance! Our adopted school, Pine Hills Elementary, is in need of hand soap, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial products - anything you have in your office supply inventory! Read More

7/14/2010 - Treasure Tavern

You are cordially invited to have the time of your life! A special invitation to hospitality employees! Read More

7/1/2010 - Center News and Views

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is always striving for ways to keep our clients and members of the community updated on what's new at the OCCC and the surrounding area. Our newsletters aim to do just that. Read More

6/30/2010 - I-Drive Resort Area Blood Drive

June 30th, 2010 - Give Love, Give Life, Give Blood! Read More

6/4/2010 - I-Drive Resort Area Blood Drive

June 11, 2010 - A perfect way to start the summer! Give Love, Give Life, Give Blood. Read More

5/26/2010 - Hospitality Nights at Salt Island Chophouse

Beginning every Wednesday Night in June from 10pm - 2am! Read More

5/21/2010 - For the American Cancer Society
International Drive Relay for Life Went Hollywood with Movie Theme at Pointe Orlando

The Third Annual International Drive Relay for Life took on a lighter tone this year as it partners with Regal Cinemas and Pointe Orlando offered participants and visitors a chance to experience some of their favorite movies May 21-22, 2010 at Pointe Orlando! Read More

5/15/2010 - Rosen Hotels & Resorts Announces Rebranding of Three of Four Orlando Leisure Hotels

Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Florida’s largest independent hotel chain with seven properties totaling 6300 guest rooms and suites in Orlando, has just announced that it will rebrand three of its four leisure hotels as of Oct. 1, 2010. Read More

4/19/2010 - Public-Private Partnership results in Tourist Oriented Policing Squad

ORLANDO, FL (April 19, 2010)—One of the world’s top tourist and meeting destinations, the International Drive Resort Area, continues with enhanced support of its highly successful prototype safety program, thanks to a grant that has been awarded to Orange County through the U.S. Department of Justice stimulus program. Read More

3/9/2010 - MEETING PLANNERS RANK ORLANDO #1

NATIONAL METROPOLL STUDY RANKS ORLANDO TOPS AS A CORPORATE AND ASSOCIATION MEETING DESTINATION

Corporate and association meeting planners across the country have named Orlando the top spot for a major convention, trade show, conference or seminar according to Metropoll, a nationally syndicated bi-annual study conducted for the meeting industry.
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2/26/2010 - I-Drive 5k Run to HELP YMCA Learn to Swim Program

Orlando, FL- The 8th Annual I-Drive 5k Run will take place on Saturday, May 8th at 7:30 am to benefit the YMCA Aquatic Center Learn to Swim Scholarship program. Read More

2/25/2010 - Blooming Ideas at the Central Florida Home & Garden Show

Visitors looking for spring will find inspiration at the Central Florida Home & Garden Show March 19-21, Hall North B in the Orange County Convention Center’s North/South complex off Universal Boulevard. The premier home improvement event boasts the area’s largest selection of the latest products and services for virtually every area of the home, indoors and out, all under one roof.
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2/25/2010 - I-Drive Hotelier Organizes Immediate Community Opportunity to Raise $1,000,000 for Urgently Needed Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

Visitors to the International Drive Resort Area, businesses, partners and residents have a chance to join in the Haitian earthquake relief effort by making a financial contribution or by donating supplies.

The Harris Rosen Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, headed by I-Drive hotelier, Harris Rosen, has joined forces with Sen. Bill Nelson’s office and various local Haitian community leaders to provide direct assistance to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. In the past the Harris Rosen Foundation has collected and personally delivered food, water filters, school supplies and medical supplies to the citizens of Haiti. Now plans are underway to send emergency relief to those in need. Read More

2/22/2010 - Third Annual International Drive Relay for Life

ORLANDO, FL—The Third Annual International Drive Relay for Life is set for May 21-22 at I-Drive’s Point Orlando. As the national fund-raising event of the American Cancer Society, this unique, fun-filled day- and-a- half offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Read More

1/27/2010 - Citizen of the Year Award

Harris Rosen, President and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts was recently presented with the Citizen of the Year Award by the Florida School Boards Association. Read More

1/27/2010 - Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award for Community Leadership

Recently the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA) presented Jim Atchison, President & CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, the 2009 CFHLA "Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award for Community Leadership." Read More

1/20/2010 - Orlando Fun Partners' Valentine's Bash

The Orlando Fun Partners want you to feel the "LOVE" so wear your best Valentine's outfit and come on down. There will be food, music, plenty of giveaways and lots of surprises!! Read More

12/1/2009 - International Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each December to make this Orlando destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers. Read More

12/1/2009 - Florida Citrus Bowl Games '09

International Drive Resort Area Welcomes Thousands of Fans for Orlando’s Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest December 28, 2009 -January 1, 2010! The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site for the five day Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest beginning December 28, 2009 leading up to two Florida Citrus Sports Bowl games December 29, 2009 and January 1, 2010. Read More

12/1/2009 - AAA to Offer Tow to Go Program through Holiday Season

For those who do a little too much celebrating this holiday season, AAA is offering its successful AAA Tow to Go program beginning Thanksgiving Day and running through January 2, 2010. Read More

11/1/2009 - Be An Angel for the Holidays!

Support the I-Drive Improvement District’s Eighth Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. The International Drive Improvement District is again partnering with the Salvation Army and WKMG-TV for its eighth annual Angel Tree program this 2009 holiday season. Read More

10/1/2009 - More Than 21.5 Million Trips on I-Ride Trolley

One of the most popular attractions among visitors to the International Drive Resort Area is the I-Ride Trolley. Read More

9/1/2009 - I-Drive Resort Area Development Updates

More than $2 billion in current and new development projects will bring more accommodations, shopping, mixed use development, dining and a major new themed ride at one of the area’s world-famous attractions…all to the International Drive Resort Area. Read More

7/22/2009 - COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) grant

ORLANDO, FL--When we go on vacation or attend a meeting away from home, it’s natural to relax, let our guard down, put our minds on auto pilot. After all, it is our well-earned vacation. Or in the case of meetings, a chance for a break from the routine. It’s easy to assume that because we are in a vacation paradise, we don’t need to think about our safety. Read More

7/21/2009 - Looking for a Cool Summer Escape in Southwest Orlando?

International Drive Resort Area offers hot deals and “cool” ideas that won’t break the budget! It’s summer. It’s hot. The economy is…we all know about the economy. Gas prices are creeping up as they always do when we would like to take off for someplace where the humidity is below 100.
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5/14/2009 - I-Drive Resort Area Event a Huge Success!

The 7th annual I-Drive 5K Run held on May 9, 2009 during National Tourism Week was an incredible success. Read More

5/1/2009 - Orange County Convention Center - 1st Quarter 2009 News

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is always striving for ways to keep our clients and members of the community updated on what's new at the OCCC and the surrounding area. Read More

3/27/2009 - 2nd Annual International Drive Relay for Life
Raises Money to Benefit American Cancer Society
during Celebrations Around the World

ORLANDO, FL—The 2nd Annual International Drive Relay for Life raised a total of $27,446 during the March 20-21 American Cancer Society fund-raising event held this year at International Festival Shopping Center. Read More

3/10/2009 - I-Drive Spring Blood Drive - A Great Success!

Give to Live! On Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 the International Drive District in partnership with Pointe Orlando hosted a blood drive. Read More

2/19/2009 - New Schedule for Orange County Public Works Sidewalk Project

Detailed list of locations and dates for repair work. Read More

2/19/2009 - International Drive Master Transit & Improvement District Supports Pine Hills Elementary School in the CFHLA
Adopt-A-School Partnership Program for 2009/2010
and Looks to the Future

The International Drive Master Transit and Improvement District continues its support of Pine Hills Elementary School for the 2009-2010 school year with new plans for this ongoing partnership. The school which is located in Orlando, opened its doors in 1954. The District began working the school during the 2005-2006 school year. Read More

2/18/2009 - 3rd Annual Party at the Pointe!

February 18, 2009 - Join us for the 3rd Annual Party at the Pointe! It's back again and this year is bigger and better than ever! Read More

2/17/2009 - Orange County Public Works Sidewalk Project

Please be advised that the Orange County Public Works department will be conducting sidewalk repairs within the following areas & dates throughout the I-Drive Area: Read More

2/6/2009 - I-Drive Chamber Leadership Tourism Orlando - Transportation Day, February 6th, 2009

A unique experience and education in tourism! Go behind the scenes of the I-Ride Trolley Service and experience just ONE of our many events. Learn the history of the Trolley and "Hop on Board' to experience "International Drive Resort Area...Orlando's Most Dynamic Destination!" Read More

2/1/2009 - ArtsFest 2009

February 6 - 15, 2009 - 83 organizations in 75 venues acroos 4 counties! All Arts. All Week. All FREE! Read More

12/22/2008 - International Drive Resort Area Holiday Blood Drive

The International Drive Improvement District in partner with Florida's Blood Centers is hosting a Blood Drive on December 22, 2008 at Pointe Orlando. Give Love, Give Life, Give Blood... Read More

12/8/2008 - Florida Citrus Bowl Games
International Drive Improvement District
Welcomes Thousands of Fans for
Orlandos Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest International Drive
December 26, 2008 - January 1, 2009!

The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site for a weeklong Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest leading up to two Florida Citrus Sports Bowl games December 27, 2008 and January 1. 2009.
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11/21/2008 - International Drive Resort Area Sparkles for the Holiday Season!

The International Drive Resort Area pulls out all of the stops each December to make this Orlando destination one of the most popular in the country for holiday travelers. Filled with fun for the entire family, the area's 100 hotels and resorts, five of the world's great theme parks, more than 150 restaurants, more than 485 shopping outlets and entertainment complexes are all decked out for the season. Read More

9/1/2008 - More Than 17.5 Million Trips on I-Ride Trolley

One of the most popular attractions among visitors to the International Drive Resort Area is the I-Ride Trolley. Combining the charm of the past with today’s modern comforts, the Trolleys transport millions of visitors to the attractions and accommodations located in Orlando’s tourist corridor. Read More

7/16/2008 - The Heat is On!
Come Find Out What's Hot in Orlando This Summer!

Plan to attend the first Orlando CVB Tabletop Mixer this year and expand your business opportunities. You'll have the chance to mix and mingle with CVB member exhibitors who want to showcase what they have that's hot this summer! Read More

6/12/2008 - The 6th Annual I-Drive 5k Run Donates to the YMCA for Scholarships

The 6th Annual I-Drive 5k Run, a 3.1 mile race that starts and ends at Pointe Orlando, raised $15,000 to benefit kids and families at the YMCA Aquatic Center, located in the International Drive corridor at 8422 International Drive. Read More

5/30/2008 - 2008 State of Orange County Address

On behalf of the Honorable Richard T. Crotty, You are invited to attend the State of Orange County Address on Friday, May 30, 2008 at the DoubleTree Hotel – Major Boulevard. Read More

5/29/2008 - Pampered Pet Expo

The Pampered Pet Expo is coming to Orlando, Florida August 8th – 10th and will be held at the Orange County Convention Center – West Building, Hall WC. Read More

4/30/2008 - Inaugural International Drive Relay for Life
Raises Money for Walk the World for a Cure

ORLANDO, FL—The first International Drive Relay for Life raised a total of $53,351.00 during the April 11-12 fund-raising event at Festival Bay Mall. Read More

4/29/2008 - Coverings 2008 - Ceramic Tile and Natural Stone Expo

Coverings 2008 is the leading event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry that showcases new suppliers and products from around the world. Coverings 2008 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 29 - May 2. Read More

4/11/2008 - Inaugural Relay for Life on International Drive

April 11th -12th - Walk the World for a Cure...In 2008, over 1.3 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. Here is your chance to make a difference and join us in the fight against cancer. Read More

3/21/2008 - International Drive Resort Area Easter Blood Drive

It's the time of the year to give love, give life... what a more perfect time than Easter! Please join us on Friday, March 21st, 2008. Read More

3/13/2008 - W.H.O. is Blazin

March 13th - Come hang out with your fellow W.H.O. sponsors and partners at Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill, where you can pull up a tble and stay as long as you like! Read More

3/13/2008 - Free Crime Prevention Seminar

March 13th - FREE Seminar on Counterfeit Credit Cards and Counterfeit Money. Read More

3/7/2008 - Central Florida Home & Garden Show

The Central Florida Home & Garden Show will be taking over the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from March 7-9. The Central Florida Home & Garden Show features the area’s largest collection of the latest outdoor and indoor products and services for your home and garden. Read More

3/1/2008 - Premiere Orlando Beauty Show

Premiere Show Group will be holding its 17th annual Premiere Orlando Beauty Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on June 1 and 2. More than 41,000 members of the professional beauty industry are expected to attend the two-day event, which focuses on providing the most comprehensive hair, nail, skincare and business education that the industry has to offer. Read More

2/16/2008 - International Drive Resort Area Hosts Annual ArtsFest Events

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Two Free Performances - February 16 at Rosen College of Hospitality
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2/1/2008 - CFHLA 2008 Hospitality Expo

The International Drive Improvement District will be participating in the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association's 2008 Hospitality Expo on Thursday, August 21, 2008. Read More

2/1/2008 - 2008 I-Drive 5K Run - May 10, 2008

Rally friends, family and co-workers to team up and have fun at the 6th Annual I-Drive 5K Run! The 6th Annual I-Drive 5K Run will be held on May 10, 2008. Read More

2/1/2008 - I-Ride Trolley Route Expansions

Popular I-Ride Trolley Service Expands Route to Include
Aquatica - SeaWorld’s Water Park, the New Point Orlando Resort and the newly Renovated Westgate Palace Resort
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12/1/2007 - Be an Angel for the Holidays!
Support the I-Drive Improvement Districts
Sixth Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

The International Drive Improvement District is partnering with the Salvation Army and WKMG-TV for its sixth annual Angel Tree program this holiday season. Read More

12/1/2007 - Florida Citrus Bowl Games
International Drive Improvement District
Welcomes Thousands of Fans to the Resort Area as It Hosts
Orlandos Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest December 26-31!

The world’s # 1 tourist destination will be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site for a weeklong Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest leading up to two Florida Citrus Sports Bowl games, Champs Sports Bowl and the Capital One Bowl. Read More

12/1/2007 - International Drive Resort Area Sparkles With Holiday Excitement

It is almost impossible not to feel the holiday spirit when you see the nostalgic I-Ride Trolleys, decked out in wreaths and garland, traveling throughout the I-Drive area packed with holiday visitors. Read More

11/21/2007 - International Drive Resort Area Blood Drive

It's the time of of year to give love, give life... What a more perfect time than Thanksgiving! Please join us on Wednesday, November 21, 2007. Read More

11/16/2007 - Downtown Orange County Stakeholders Meeting

Come learn about all the new and exciting things happening within the International Drive Resort Area, compliments of Mayor Crotty. Read More

11/13/2007 - Orange County Convention Center - Traffic Advisory

On November 13 - 18, 2007, there are multiple events that are being hosted at the OCCC. Read More

11/12/2007 - IAAPA Attractions Expo 2007

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is returning to Orlando, Florida for their annual conference and trade show. The IAAPA Attractions Expo 2007 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from November 12 - 16. Read More

11/2/2007 - 3rd Annual Toys for Tunes at Howl at the Moon

You are cordially invited to attend this year's Toys for Tots Hospitality Bash on Friday, November 2, 2007 at Howl at the Moon. Read More

11/1/2007 - American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007

Orlando will host the upcoming 2007 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions at the Orange County Convention Center from November 3 - 7. Read More

10/25/2007 - I-Drive Adventure Rally

This event has been rescheduled for October 25th, 2007. Hop on Board the 2nd Annual I-Drive Adventure Rally!
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9/25/2007 - Orange to Green Climate Change Summit

Orange County hosts the "Orange to Green" Climate Change Summit to discuss climate change and explore opportunities in transportation, alternative fuels, green buildings, recycling, business and citizen action steps.

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9/14/2007 - Surf Expo

Surf Expo is coming to Orlando September 14 - 16. Over 15,000 attendees are expected at this trendsetting event which showcases the latest in board, beach and fashion styles. The Surf Expo will be held in the North / South Building SA, SB and NA and is open to industry professionals. Read More

9/1/2007 - What's New at Festival Bay Mall at International Drive

New Stores! New Restaurants & Entertainment ! Coming in 2008! Read More

9/1/2007 - 2007 CFHLA Hospitality Expo

The International Drive Improvement District participated in the 2007 CFHLA Hospitality Expo in August 2007 as a corporate sponsor. Read More

8/21/2007 - Lynx Presents T.E.A.R.

Transportation Emergency Action Response. Be prepared for the unexpected. Employee emergencies arise whether they are weather related, personal or any other type. Read More

6/27/2007 - Orlando CVB - June Member Mixer

June 27, 2007 - The Orlando CVB invites you to get your motor running at the June Member Mixer... Read More

5/24/2007 - 2007 Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show

The 2007 Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show comes to Orlando on the weekend of September 7th through 8th at the Orange County Convention Center. This premier event for the food service and lodging industries will be held in Hall B of the West Building and an expected 23,000 professionals are expected to be on hand. Read More

5/22/2007 - 2007 State of Orange County Address

June 8, 2007 - The 2007 State of Orange County Address Community Luncheon is being held at The Peabody Orlando with The Honorable Richard T. Crotty, Mayor, Orange County speaking. Read More

5/1/2007 - New Volunteer Program created by O.C.S.O. Sector V
Tourist Information Policing Specialist (T.I.P.S.)

Orlando has long been perceived as the place where dreams come true! But kids aren't the only ones with dreams! If asked, "What did you want to be when you were a child?" the overwhelming response is a police officer. Well the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is implementing an innovative program where you can actually fulfill that dream – sort of! Read More

4/21/2007 - Premiere Orlando 2007: Premiere Beauty Event Orlando

The 2007 Premiere Beauty Show, known as Premiere Orlando 2007, comes to the Orange County Convention Center June 10th and 11th, 2007. This Premiere Beauty Event is easily one of the biggest events for beauty professionals during the year, with an expected attendance of over 40,000. Read More

4/19/2007 - More Than 15.3 Million Visitors Chose I-Ride Trolley

ORLANDO, FL—(April 19, 2007) One of the most popular attractions among visitors to the International Drive Resort Area, is the I-Ride Trolley. Combining the charm of the past with today’s modern comforts, the Trolleys transport millions of visitors to the attractions and accommodations located in Orlando’s tourist corridor. Read More

4/6/2007 - International Drive Master Transit and Improvement District
Supports Pine Hills Elementary School in the
CFHLA Adopt A School Partnership Program
for the 2006 2007 School Year

Orlando, FL, April 6, 2007--One of the most important volunteer efforts that takes place each school year is the International Drive District’s involvement in The Central Florida Hospitality and Lodging Association (CFHLA) Adopt-A-School program. Read More

4/1/2007 - I-Ride Trolley Service

The popular I-Ride Trolley continues to make improvements to this popular transportation system that has logged more than 18.5 million trips since it began in 1997. Combining the charm of the past with modern comforts, the Trolleys transport many of the millions of annual visitors to the International Drive Resort Area, Orlando’s tourist corridor. Read More

3/1/2007 - 2007 National Hardware Show® and Lawn & Garden World®

May 8-10, 2007 - This May the 62nd National Hardware Show® and Lawn & Garden World® comes to Orlando. With an expected attendance of 45,000 it is definitely one of the big shows of the year to come to the Orange County Convention Center in 2007. Read More

2/1/2007 - Bacchus Bash 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007 - Feast on the very best entrees, appetizers, desserts, and drinks from more that 60 premier restaurants, resorts, and hotels. Enjoy live music, incredible shopping and win great raffle prizes. Read More

1/1/2007 - ArtsFest 2007

Help us kick-off the United Arts fundraising campaign with ArtsFest! Presented by Bank of America and sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel, Progress Energy and the International Drive Improvement District, ArtsFest includes 244 free arts and cultural events held in 54 locations throughout Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. ArtsFest provides you with a little taste of everything the arts community has to offer in your own backyard! Read More

1/1/2007 - 2007 I-Drive 5K Run

May 19, 2007 - LAST CHANCE!... Rally friends, family and co-workers to team up and have fun at the 5th Annual I-Drive 5K Run! Read More

1/1/2007 - Fun Spot Action Park
Annual Block Party

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15; 4 – 7 PM
We at FUN SPOT ACTION PARK are having our Annual “Block Party” for Int’l Drive Employees. Come Party with Us, Neighbor!
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11/1/2006 - The Peabody Orlando Celebrates

On behalf of the CFHLA Board of Directors, the Association congratulates Alan Villaverde and the team at The Peabody Orlando on their recent 20th Anniversary (November 1, 2006). During this time frame, The Peabody Orlando has welcomed 9 million hotel guests and has contributed to the success of the Central Florida tourism industry. CFHLA salutes The Peabody Orlando on this historical milestone! Read More

10/1/2006 - I-Ride Trolley Continues Improvements to Enhance Guest Experience in the International Drive Resort Area

ORLANDO, FL (October 1, 2006)—The popular I-Ride Trolley continues to make improvements to this popular transportation system that has logged more than 13.5 million trips since it began in 1997. Combining the charm of the past with modern comforts, the Trolleys transport many of the millions of annual visitors to the International Drive Resort Area, Orlando’s tourist corridor. Read More

7/1/2006 - I-Drive 5K 2006 Run a Huge Success!

The 4th Annual I-Drive 5K Run in May 2006 was a great success. With more than 665 registered participants, a 10% increase from last year, $14,500 will be donated to the YMCA Aquatic & Family Center Scholarship Fund. This is a major increase from the $4,000 raised in 2005. Read More

7/1/2006 - ArtsFest 2006

This year in 2006, along with presenting sponsor Bank of America and sponsors Orlando Sentinel and Progress Energy, I-Drive sponsored this celebration that kicks off the United Arts fundraising campaign. More than 285 free arts and cultural events were held throughout Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties.
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7/1/2006 - Streetscape and Beautification of North International Drive

In 2006 the International Drive Improvement District completed a 3-year program for more then $600,000 in improvements which has included widening the sidewalks, installation and upkeep of an irrigation system from Sand Lake to Kirkman roads. Read More

7/1/2006 - 2006 CFHLA Hospitality Expo

International Drive Improvement District participated in the 2006 CFHLA Hospitality Expo on Friday, August 11, 2006 at the Royal Pacific Resort. Read More

7/1/2006 - Orlando Fun Partners 2006 Summer Event

The I-Ride Trolley was the main event sponsor for the Orlando Fun Partners summer event that took place June 26, 2006 at Glo Lounge on International Drive. About 150 Guest Service, OPC's, Concierge, Bell Stand, Valet, Frontline Employees, Sales Teams showed up for a great evening and to retrieve their FREE Orlando Fun Partner Event Savings card. Read More

4/1/2006 - CFHLA Adopt-A-School Program

One of the most important District volunteer efforts (and one that we are very proud to participate in each year) is our involvement in The Central Florida Hospitality and Lodging Association (CFHLA) Adopt-A-School program. This important program began in 2002 with the mission to identify, develop and promote positive community partnerships between every public school in Central Florida and CFHLA Membership. Read More

4/1/2006 - Pow Wow

Orlando, along with co-host Visit Florida, will host the Travel Industry Association of America's International Pow Wow trade show May 6 - 10 at the Orange County Convention Center. The trade show will bring more than 1,000 U.S. travel organizations from throughout the country, approximately 1,500 international and domestic buyers from more than 70 countries and an estimated 400 travel journalists representing more than 40 countries. Read More