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Old 03-09-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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Can we catch a break?


Spring break survey: Orlando ranked the most dangerous destination in the country
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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Sorry, but what a bunch of BS. They have places like LV, New Orleans and Miami further down the list, any of which are much more dangerous than Orlando IMO

I can't take this "article" very seriously.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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agreed with Chop, I find it hard to believe that NO and MIA are safer than Orlando for visitors. Also Naples and Steamboat Springs made the lists. Nuff said.

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Old 03-09-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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What a ridiculous list. Where do they think the tourists are staying? Parramore?
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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As long as visitors use an ounce of common sense and don't stray out of the typical tourist corridors, Orlando is a very safe place. Of course if they start looking around for hookers or drugs... Duh.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:05 PM
 
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Exactly. I didn't take the article too seriously. But yeah, I'd definitely feel a lot more safe on I-Drive or LBV than I would at Mardi Gras right now.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Here is my question though....

Spring Break for Families?

Or Spring Break for College Students?

Because I can tell you that Orlando is not a destination for college students during Spring Break.

Secondly this is an excerpt from the article:

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An analysis of crime and accident stats coupled with doctor and lawyer rankings of 25 popular spring break destinations found that Orlando is the most dangerous place to visit.
Their definition of "dangerous" includes CRIMES and ACCIDENTS. Accidents are slips and falls in busy restaurants and hotels. Accidents are the scenes we see on I-4 and I-Drive. So in this regard the Orlando is DANGEROUS.

But I don't think Orlando is MORE dangerous --crime wise-- than other cities during Spring Break.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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I think the methodology used to calculate spring break destinations are a little misleading. For example, Orbitz simply used the number of trips being booked to a destination during the spring break time period. Without distinguishing between college spring breakers, family vacationers and business travelers places like Orlando, LV, LA, MIA and NYC would make any list of any time period. I agree I wouldn't normally think of Orlando as a college spring break destination, maybe Daytona.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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Dangerous? Maybe if you're visiting SOBT at 3AM?
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