Once you've entered the massive glass wall of a main entrance you'll be sure to notice how high tech this stadium really is. It's clean, sleek, and surprisingly energy-efficient with all the LED displays. There are definitely some standout areas to check out. On the east side of the Terrace Level, you'll find the Magic Fan Experience - an interactive area that's part entertainment, part sports history museum.
Also check out the Ozone Deck on the Promenade Level (level 5). It's a huge party area with a kids' play area called Stuff's Magic Castle as well an adult play area: the O3 Bar - a classy dining and bar area with great views of the city on one side and a view of NBA action on the other.
As for concessions, Amway Center has definitely stepped it up compared to other NBA arenas. You'll find a few great bars open to every ticket holder other than the O3 Bar - the Budweiser Baseline Bar, Coors Light Mountain Bar, and Gentleman Jack Terrace. As for food, you'll find some variety beyond the standard hot dogs and burgers. There's Latin foods at En Fuego (Sec 105) and Mexican fare at Big Blue Taco (Sec 102 and 218) to just name a couple.
Be sure to check out the stadium maps for exact locations on all these and other great spots inside.
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The Arena and Neighborhood:
The Amway Center is fairly new - open since October 2010 and located in downtown Orlando just a mile south from the old Amway Arena. It's one of the most high tech venues in the country with state-of-the-art displays both inside and outside. With 5 concourses, numerous concessions, and almost 1,500 club seats, it truly is a top notch arena. Bounded by Hughey Ave, South Street, Division Ave, and popular Church Street, the main entrance faces north to Church Street, creating a natural extension of the nearby downtown hub.
For pre or post game food and drink, you'll have plenty of options. Check our "Before & After the Game" map for specific suggestions on local bars and restaurants nearby. Or there's Magic Fan Fest just outside the arena on Church Street which starts 2 hours prior to tip off. There you'll find live music, interactive games, and food and drink.
Located just off I-4 and the 408 Expressway, getting there by car is fairly easy. As for parking, the garages right across from the Arena will be prepaid only. You can purchase parking online at cityoforlando.net/parking although many of those will be sold out early due to season ticket holders.
There are plenty of lots, however. Some are directly underneath I-4 or just to the east of it. Many of these lots will be available for online purchase the day off through us and our affiliate Parkwhiz. The lot at 521 W Central Blvd and the Wells Fargo Tower Garage at 20 N. Orange are 2 good options - and only around $5. Look for those and other parking icons on our map. Keep in mind that many will be cash only if you don't book online.
LYNX is Orlando's Bus service and there are several bus stops surrounding the arena on the 20, 36, & 40 lines (to name a few). They do have an online trip planner so go to www.golynx.com to check it out.
Also be sure to read our Fanzooloo Faves in the "During the Game" section for info on everything inside the arena.