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Orlando. Pop. 185,951. State – Florida FL. Currency – US Dollar, Language – English. Time Zone – GMT minus 5 hours. Main Airport – Orlando International Airport MCO. Average Temperatures 16°C (Jan), 27°C (Jul). Best time to go – winter – summer can be very hot, humid and busy. Orlando is best know for a number of world famous tourist attractions the best know being the Walt Disney World Resort which is technically in the town of Lake Buena Vista. Other famous attractions near Orlando are SeaWorld, Universal Orlando Resort, Gatorland, and Wet 'N Wild. The founding of Orlando dates back to 1836 when a soldier named Orlando Reeves died in the area, during the war against the Seminole Indians. A more plausible explanation is that Orlando Reeves operated a sugar mill and plantation nearby. From 1875 to 1895 Orlando developed into the centre of the Florida citrus fruit industry. Further expansion of the city took place as it developed as a popular resort, partly due to its inland location and relative safety from Atlantic and Caribbean hurricanes. However, arguably the most significant event in the history of Orlando was the decision of one Walter Elias Disney, better known as Walt Disney, in 1965 to build Walt Disney World. The resort opened in 1971 and Orlando experienced explosive population and economic. As a result, tourism became the principal driver of the area's economy and Orlando is now consistently ranked as one of the top vacation destinations in the world. The city sees over 50 million tourists a year and is reputed to be the 2nd largest city in the US for number of hotel rooms. Orlando is also a Mecca for golfers with courses for all levels of ability. Other major attractions in the Orlando area include - Arboretum of the University of Central Florida, Blue Spring State Park, Cypress Gardens Adventure Park, Discovery Cove, Hard Rock Café, International Trolley and Train Museum, Harry P. Leu Gardens, Old Town, in Kissimmee, and Wekiwa Springs State Park. Further away, the Kennedy Space Center is 45 minutes from Orlando and south of Daytona Beach. Visitors can tour launch areas, see giant rockets, "train" in spaceflight simulators, and much more.

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Orlando Hotel Reservations

Orlando Hotels Reservation including - Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel, Renaissance Orlando Hotel Airport, Sheraton Vistana Resort, Peabody Hotel, Ritz-carlton Grande Lakes Hotel, Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Portofino Bay at Universal Hotel, and Ritz-carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Hotel.

Orlando Hotel Reservations

The Florida & Conference Center Hotel Orlando

The 11-story Art Deco-style hotel offers 510 well-appointed guestrooms and is located at the Florida Mall. The Florida Hotel and Conference Center is a 20 minute drive from the Walt Disney World Resort. Ideally connected to the Florida Mall, guests are within minutes from the many shops and restaurants of Central Florida’s largest indoor shopping center.

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Orlando - wikipedia

The city is best known for the many tourist attractions in the area, particularly the nearby Walt Disney World Resort, which is in the Reedy Creek Improvement District (outside Orlando city limits). Other area attractions include SeaWorld and Universal Orlando Resort. Despite being far from the main tourist attractions, downtown Orlando has recently seen much redevelopment, with many more projects currently under construction or planned.

Orlando - wikitravel

Orlando, Florida, for most people conjures up the image of theme parks, mainly Disney World, but it has a lot more to offer than that. In fact, Disney is technically not in Orlando, but is in nearby Lake Buena Vista. Make sure that you don't miss downtown Orlando and charming Winter Park.

Orlando Travel & Visitors Bureau

Orlandoinfo.com is the official web site of the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau and is the ultimate travel guide for Orlando and Central Florida.

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SeaWorld Orlando - wikipedia

SeaWorld is a chain of marine mammal parks in the United States, with operations in Orlando, Florida, San Diego, California, San Antonio, Texas, and previously Cleveland, Ohio. The parks feature killer whale, sea lion, and dolphin shows and zoological displays featuring various other marine animals. The parks' icon is Shamu, the killer whale.

Walt Disney World Resort - wikipedia

Walt Disney World Resort, often referred to as simply Walt Disney World or Disney World, is a major recreational resort most famous for its theme parks. The resort is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts segment of The Walt Disney Company. It's located in Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida, outside the city limits of Orlando.

Cedar's Restaurant Of Orlando

Reviews, menu, coupon. Delight your taste buds with exciting middle eastern dining! Mouth-watering lamb, seafood, vegetarian, patio dining, belly dancing, minutes from disney.

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Disney World and Orlando maps

Walt Disney World and Orlando maps. Includes maps of Disney World, the theme parks, hotels, Orlando area, other Orlando parks, and more.

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