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Old 06-20-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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Well, both are very similar. At least that is how people who have never been to Florida feel about it.

This is what one travel agent wrote in a memo to her supervisor:

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A man called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that is not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state. He replied, "Don't lie to me. I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state."


From travel jokes
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:25 AM
 
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Orlando is landlocked. No breeze...full of tourists...we drove through it to go to Daytona and it was a mess.

That is because of the rampant building of Poinciana...Kissimmee...we avoid it like the plague. There is no Miami feel at all, its maybe Miami rejects feel...
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Seems to me that Orlando is more racially diverse than Tampa - the couple of times I've been there it seemed that Orlando had more of a Miami feel to it - more Hispanic population from what I saw.
Winter Park is nice, but it would be nicer if it was by the beach somewhere. LOL
Their crime seems rampant too...would never live there.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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The Miami feel was reference to population, not buildings. I've been in areas of Orlando where I was the minority (I'm white).

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Old 06-21-2013, 06:29 AM
 
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The Miami feel was reference to population, not buildings. I've been in areas of Orlando where I was the minority (I'm white). Lots of Spanish-speaking -
I got that; hence my comment; Orlando is never going to look like Miami building wise.
I have seen the Orlando population and it is awful; no manners, loud, obnoxious, rude, cut in line at Publix. I've seen some of that here too by CP mall; loud, obnoxious, rude, bumping into people not say "excuse me/sorry" etc.

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Old 06-21-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Downtown St. Pete
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Tampa Bay is a much larger metro area than Orlando. The population of St. Petersburg alone is larger than Orlando's. I don't think this allows anyone to fairly compare the two. They are on 2 different tiers.

That being said I like being a coastal city instead of landlocked. The gulf breeze is sure nice, Orlando gets even more muggy than here. I like the options of having 3 big cities to experience... mixing it up between Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater is better than just having Orlando. Tampa Bay has a lot more history than Orlando which translates to more culture (even though neither city has a lot of it). 3 Sports teams is better than 1, doesn't hurt that my 3 favorite sports are here. The women seem to be better looking here (no offense Orlando you have beautiful women too). The toll roads are ridiculous in Orlando.

Now what I do like about Orlando... dining is better, downtown is better than Tampa's though I'd say I like St. Pete's better. Orlando is a much newer city, I think its cleaner, more money in Orlando, The Golf is about equal to me, I could do without the theme parks but I do like the shopping and dining they bring with them. All the lakes are pretty cool as I enjoy wake skating, though Tampa Bay has a fair share of lakes. Traffic isn't as bad in Orlando, and the people seem to be more courteous which I believe has a lot to do with there being so many people in the service industry there.

I like both cities a lot, but I think it would be more fair to compare Orlando to Jacksonville.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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Orlando is absolutely awful....no comparison to me.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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Orlando is absolutely awful....no comparison to me.
any particular reason why?
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I got that; hence my comment; Orlando is never going to look like Miami building wise.
I have seen the Orlando population and it is awful; no manners, loud, obnoxious, rude, cut in line at Publix. I've seen some of that here too by CP mall; loud, obnoxious, rude, bumping into people not say "excuse me/sorry" etc.
agree w/ that - Orlando drivers are likewise rude
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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I would agree...plus being around all the tourists-ALL the time...and seeing mouse ears everywhere...it would drive me batty. I love going there for a weekend but that's about it.
Lots of crazy opinions being thrown around in here that are seriously questionable, but this one made me laugh so hard.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I would agree...plus being around all the tourists-ALL the time...and seeing mouse ears everywhere...it would drive me batty. I love going there for a weekend but that's about it.
stay away from International Drive, if that's the case.
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