Tag: International Drive
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Scott PowersFebruary 21, 2017

With a rapid increase of pedicabs that apparently now include many that are currently unregulated, Orange County officials laid out a proposed ordinance Tuesday to require permits, insurance, inspections, and enforcement along International Drive. The ordinance is largely supported by a handful of pedicab companies that already are operating under a separate set of rules […]

Associated PressDecember 1, 2015

Orlando’s hope of having the world’s tallest roller coaster is one step closer to becoming reality. Orange County’s board of commissioners granted zoning approval Tuesday night for the $500 million Skyplex Orlando project. The unanimous vote means that developer Joshua Wallack and his family can go forward with plans to build the 570-foot “Skyscraper” coaster […]

Associated PressDecember 1, 2015

It’s decision day for a developer’s planned $500 million project that would bring the world’s tallest rollercoaster to Orlando’s International Drive. Orange County’s Board of Commissioners is set to vote Tuesday on whether to grant zoning approval for Skyplex Orlando. Opposition led by neighboring Universal Orlando says the proposed 570-foot “Skyscraper” coaster, which would have […]

Associated PressNovember 8, 2015

When the Wallack family announced plans last year to construct the world’s tallest roller coaster as the centerpiece of a $500 million entertainment complex on Orlando’s International Drive, their vision was praised by business owners hoping it would help draw tourist dollars to an aging strip between Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. More than a year […]


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