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Old 01-11-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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The last time I went to Orlando there was road construction and had to take a detour, got a bit lost and ended up at the Bojangles Biscuit Eating Contest. It was on Colonial Drive.


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Old 01-11-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I've been to Orlando twice: once in 1989 and once during my Spring Break on the way to South Beach.

There was a great West Indian club there. We left the city as soon as the party was over.

Other than that, I think EPCOT center.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Florida
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touristy, Florida-y and Disney. I just wonder what Orlando was like BEFORE Disney came along.
Visit the core of Orlando, which was developed from the late 1800s/early 1900s. (downtown, thornton park, delaney park, lake eola heights, winter park, etc) and you will get a feel of what it was like. Those are the most unique parts of Orlando.

And here's some history for you

http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/T...o-History.html
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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I've been to Orlando twice: once in 1989 and once during my Spring Break on the way to South Beach.

There was a great West Indian club there. We left the city as soon as the party was over.

Other than that, I think EPCOT center.
Well Orlando's metro population has nearly doubled since 1989 so unless that spring break you're talking about was within the last 5-10 years, I think (with all due respect) your experience/perception of what the city, let alone the metro, has to offer is a little outdated.

Orlando Metro Population
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