Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive
9956 Hawaiian Court
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 351-5100
Fax: (407) 352-7188
Aquatica is a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark that’s only in Orlando and could only come from SeaWorld. There is one river where you float through an undersea world of colorful fish and another races you into rolling rapids. There are also slides that spin and soak you, and their incredible signature ride – two awesome, enclosed tube slides that send you speeding through a lively lagoon filled with playful, black and white Commerson’s dolphins. Delight in the serene-to-extreme waters in the gigantic double wave pools and soak in the sun (or the cooling shade) on the white sand beach. Aquatica is where the fun is as endless as the sea itself.
One of the first theme parks to open in Orlando, SeaWorld has been operating here for more than 30 years. The 200 acres of attractions and animal shows make this a perennial favorite with Florida visitors. Many new attractions and rides have been added to the original fun including a laser-fireworks-water extravaganza and high-tech thrill rides. The park also hosts a number of family-friendly events, including February's Bud & BBQ Fest. See website for latest info.
Opened in December '03, David Harman designed, this par-72 (7,205 yard) championship golf course featuring undulating fairways and interconnected waterways. Bordered by a natural backdrop of dense oaks and pines, Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club lies along historic Shingle Creek headwaters to the Florida Everglades, providing an ideal and unforgettable golf experience. For further information, call 1866 996 9933 (Toll free).
Hoist your jib and set your sails for this pitch and putt course, where playing putt-putt is a little like walking the plank. You'll find plenty of pirate references to amuse you, including shipwrecks and skulls with eye patches, but don't worry, Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf is strictly family fare. From its two separate courses to its complimentary leis, it's a tropical tee-off, as you escape cascading waterfalls and rubber swords. Don't forget to check out the snack bar on your way out, and you can't leave without a handful of free Pirate's Cove stickers, plastic doubloon rings and pirate flags.
Renowned golf course architect Steve Smyers has designed one of Central Florida's most dynamic new golf courses. With credits including three mainstays on GolfWeek's 100 Greatest Modern Courses list, Smyers, together with player consultant Nick Faldo has created a thinking person's golf course. From its lakes and tall pines, through its oaks and palms to its Tif Eagle greens, the features and contours at Grande Pines make shot selection as important a consideration as any other aspect of your game. With each magnificent hole at Marriott's Grande Pines Golf Club, the decision is yours. The more conservative player can always take the safer route. The bolder competitor can challenge the hazards and obstacles and be greatly rewarded. The contoured, rolling fairways will accept most tee shots, and the well-bunkered, multi-tiered greens will reward accuracy on approach shots. This golf course will challenge the best in each player. Check the website for timings and prices.
When you have decided you have finished playing around and need help playing a round, consider a visit to Grande Vista Golf Club. Located on Marriott Grande Vista Resort property, this 35 acre golf course is set on a gorgeous location near the Florida Everglades and is surrounded by trees. Grande Vista Golf Club has a nine hole course, a putting course and practice grounds. The golf course encourages this game to be a family activity by offering specials for children 15 years old and younger who play after 3p with their parents. Private instruction is also available.
This just might be the most fun you and your family will have in Orlando! Mini golf just doesn’t get any better. Swing to the sounds of reggae, ska, and soca on an 18-hole golf course that winds through a 4-story volcano that frequently erupts in flames. Motion activated life size dinosaurs seem to appear out of nowhere. Putt your way to fun through a lush tropical landscape that offers more surprises and challenges at every hole. There are suspended bridges, cascading waterfalls, a meandering river with paddleboats, glow in the dark caves and parrot shows for exploration and enjoyment. The Lava Lagoon Gift Shop has a great selection of gifts so you can take home memories of your day at Tiki Island Volcano Golf.
Congo River Adventure Golf is conveniently located on International Drive near the Universal Orlando Resort, and it provides a fun time for the whole family. This miniature golfing center offers two very creative courses to choose from—the "Livingstone" and the "Stanley"—or you can purchase a specially priced admission ticket to play on both courses. The grounds of the courses are lushly landscaped, multi-leveled, and offer a number of challenging obstacles like gushing waterfalls, various caves and rocky peaks. Congo River Adventure Golf also has an arcade with the latest games to play and offers refreshments to purchase, plus it's the home of several gators that you can feed, if you dare.
Located near International Drive, this is the closest you can get to skydiving, while still on the ground. Inside a huge simulator that looks more like a spacecraft than a building, visitors of all ages can experience skydiving in a wind tunnel or opt for the free-fall simulator. Either way, there's an experienced staff on hand to help calm your nerves, and there's plenty of padding in case you take a fall!
Thrills are for sharing! Only Wet 'n Wild Orlando gives you more themed, multi-person thrill rides than any other water park around. Signature hits like Disco H2O, Brain Wash, The Flyer and more — high-speed, seriously twisted, multi-person family adventures that let you experience the excitement with up to four people at a time. So whether you visit with friends or family, Wet 'n Wild makes it easy to feel the fun and share the rush!
All kids and many grownups love this place. It offers a 10,000-square-foot, two-story arcade filled with high-tech video games. Outside, you'll find time-tested rides like go-karts, bumper cars and bumper boats. The park's KidsSpot offers mild thrills appropriate for children ages 2-6. If all this activity leaves you hungry, eat at the on-site snack bar. Admission is free, but you do pay for each ride you take and each arcade game you play.
Get your adrenaline pumping at the Orlando Grand Prix. This indoor facility is a thrilling go-kart race track that will enable visitors to experience the excitement of first-hand racing. A large projector screen keeps spectators and drivers posted on the speeds and lap-times. Compete on one of the two race tracks and see if you can drive faster than your friends. Kids can race on junior karts.