ICON Park Orlando | Florida

We were recently invited to come check out all the fun that ICON Park has to offer. With all the times that we’ve been to Orlando, can you believe that we’ve never visited before?! ICON Park Orlando is a HUGE entertainment complex with over 40 restaurants, bars, shops, attractions + some amazing amusement park rides.

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Thank you so much to ICON Park for hosting us – we received complimentary admissions, but all opinions are honest and my own. This post may contain affiliate links and we may earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you!) if you choose to purchase when you click on the links. Thank you for supporting Love Dwells Here!!

There are multiple ticket options at ICON Park. You can go the à la carte route and just pay admission for the activity (or activities) that you’re interested in but the absolute best deal is the ICON Park Play Pass.

ICON Park Play Pass

Offering over a 50% discount vs individual ticket prices, the ICON Park Play Pass is $69 and covers all 7 attractions for one low price + an arcade play card + shopping and dining discounts.

ICON Park Orlando 7-D Dark Ride

7D Dark Ride simulator at ICON Park

The kids wanted to start our day at ICON Park with the 7D theater. They let Ellie pick which movie/ride to do and she picked the “scariest” one and they all said it was great fun!


Madame Tussauds entrance Orlando

Have you ever been to a wax museum? We’ve walked past the Madame Tussauds in Hollywood a few times but never ventured inside and after visiting the one in Orlando, I’m kicking myself that we didn’t check it out sooner because Madame Tussauds Orlando was outstanding!

Teen and Walt Disney wax museum figure

While you’re not supposed to touch the wax figures, you can sit/stand next to them. The kids enjoyed seeing their favorite historical figures and celebrities and had a BLAST posing with them.

Kids helping Superman with helicopter at Madame Tussauds

Some of the exhibits are interactive like this one where you can help Superman lift a helicopter. Don’t worry, we used hand sanitizer before and after!! Madame Tussaud’s has gone the extra mile with their star-studded safety plan requiring masks, distancing, decreased capacity, and increased deep cleaning.


SeaLife Aquarium Orlando

Directly across the main building (the one with The Wheel) from Madame Tussauds, is the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium. Though on the small side, this aquarium packs in a lot of exhibits, and we had a great time.

watching rays at the Orlando aquarium

I think my kids could spend hours staring at tanks full of fish, especially when they have rays that seem to just glide through the water.

Touch tank at Sea Life Aquarium Orlando

The touch tank was a HUGE hit with our crew! We’ve done countless touch tanks before but this was the first time the kids were able to touch a sticky sea anemone. Did you know the tentacles will grab your finger and wrap around it?! We had no idea but did it over and over and over!


Museum of Illusions Orlando

Brand new to the Orlando scene in 2021, the Museum of Illusions Orlando is well worth a visit. In addition to learning how optical illusions work, there are also photographic illusions like the Ames Room. Ben was excited to be “taller” than Lexie for a change!

Climbing wall at Museum of Illusions Orlando

The climbing wall illusion was definitely the favorite for our group. They were shocked that you could get an image of them climbing a rock wall (above) when in reality, they were laying on their stomachs (below)!!

Museum of Illusions Orlando rock wall

The Museum of Illusions is the only place that we encountered at ICON Park that required a reservation. If you buy tickets online, you can set your timed entry up at that point. Since we had the ICON Park Play Pass, we made our reservation in-person and then had a quick snack while we waited for our time.


smiling kids on The Wheel ICON Park Orlando

The Wheel at ICON Park is probably the most recognizable aspect of the park itself. If you’ve ever driven down I-4 through Orlando, I’m sure you’ve seen it because there’s really, there’s no way that you could miss the giant 400-foot observation wheel – even from miles away!

Observation wheel in Orlando views

Every capsule on The Wheel has air-conditioning and stability control plus interactive informational displays so that you can find all the Central Florida landmarks like Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and Sea World! It takes about 20-minutes to go all the way around and right now, you can do it from the comfort of a private capsule.


StarFlyer spinning swing ride Orlando

Our last attraction of the day was the Orlando StarFlyer – standing 450-feet high, it’s the world’s tallest swing ride attraction. Nick, Lexie, and Ellie(!) were the only ones brave enough to try it out and they LOVED it!

View of StarFlyer from The Wheel ICON Park Orlando

Grab a partner for this double-seated attraction that sends you high in the sky and offers a one-of-a-kind view of Orlando below your feet as you spin in the breeze. It’s all lit up at night and the kids wished that they’d saved their tickets to ride in the dark so we’ll make sure to do that next time.

Smiling kids at ICON Park Orlando

Thank you so much for inviting us out, ICON Park – we had an amazing time and we’ll be back again soon!

Tips for Visiting ICON Park Orlando

  • FREE PARKING is available behind The Wheel and also in the parking garage near Star Flyer.
  • Buy your ticket online for the best deals – either the combo tickets or the Play Pass offer the most savings.
  • The Museum of Illusions currently requires a reservation time. We made ours for the next available spot (30 minutes later) which gave us time to get a snack!

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  1. April 3, 2021 / 7:32 am

    I havent been here in so long! In fact, it was called something else LOL I gotta check out all these updates. Maybe not the star flyer, but my kids would love that

    • Jennifer
      April 7, 2021 / 8:51 am

      Yesss! The kids would LOVE it! I was shocked at how much there is to do at ICON Park!

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