Best Of 2019

Best New Twirl-N-Hurl
Photo via Icon Park / Facebook

Orlando StarFlyer at Icon Park

8375 International Drive,

It's impossible to miss the LED-lit tower smack-dab in front of the Orlando Eye these days – even less so when the swing chairs go flying through the air at 45 miles per hour, 450 feet up. It's the tallest StarFlyer in the world (we're supposed to be proud of that, I suppose), and caps off the attractions at the newly renamed (yet again!) Icon Park, formerly Icon Orlando, formerly I-Drive 360. The StarFlyer's website even suggests imbibing a few alcoholic beverages at the Star Bar before riding so you can find out how fast puke falls from 40 stories up. Science!

Sports & Recreation: Best of Orlando 2019: Orlando's best teams, players, springs, theme parks and more

Sports & Recreation: Best of Orlando 2019

Photo illustration by Adam McCabe

Sports & Recreation

Best Adult Sports League

1. Orlando Roller Derby,

2. Orlando Sport and Social Club,

3. Mayhem on Mills

Best Attraction That's
Not a Theme Park

1. Orlando Science Center,

2. Gatorland,

3. Leu Gardens,

Best Beach

1. New Smyrna Beach,

2. Clearwater Beach,

3. Siesta Key,

Best Bowling Alley

1. Splitsville,

2. Aloma Bowl Winter Park,

3. Boardwalk Bowl Union Park,

Best Canoeing/Kayaking

1. Wekiwa Springs,

2. Wekiva Island,

3. Kings Landing,

Best City Park

1. Lake Eola Park,

2. Mead Botanical Garden,

3. Kraft Azalea Garden,

Best Dog Park

1. Lake Baldwin Park,

2. Paw Park Sanford,

3. Barber Park,

Best Escape Room

1. Escapology,

2. The Escape Game Orlando,

3. The Escape Effect,

Best Go-Kart Center

1. Andretti Indoor Karting & Games,

2. Fun Spot,

3. Lil 500 Go-Kart Track,