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Old 05-11-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Later this Month,My Wife and I are going to WDW. Is there anything that Y'all would recommend to go do or see while in Orlando,besides WDW?
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Universal studios/Islands of adventure.....fewer babies/kids with strollers. I enjoy MUCH more than WDW.

Seaworld is nice. More relaxing than WDW but still nice shows and rides.

Aquatica near Seaworld. I haven't been there, but a water park with many animal attractions.

Discovery Cove - part of Seaworld. I haven't been there, but hear wonderful. Limited admission, snorkeling man-made reef, swim dolphins, etc.

We enjoy dinner shows, although they can be a bit corny - Pirates dinner show and Medieval Times.

Blue Man Group at Universal - worth every penny.

Circue de Soliel at disney - worth every penny.

Take in the fireworks at each park. Disney, Seaworld and Universal each have one and they are very different and special. Universal projects images from movies onto large "balls" in a pond with music, and Seaworld sprays water into the air and projects onto it, all while lasers and fireworks are going.

Downtown orlando has some museums, but we never seem to make it there. There are also many flea markets around that are fun to wander through.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: DC
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My parents drove out to Cape Canaveral with some friends when they were in Orlando a few months ago. They said it was really fun and interesting. If you want a beach you could drive to Cocoa Beach or Sarasota (a little further, but I like it better).

Universal is fun, but I'd only give it a day or two, tops. I was there for longer and got bored, and noticed that they spent a significant amount of time bashing Disney (I get it, you have a rivalry--though WDW could seemingly care less about you, now entertain me since you've already taken my money). Cirque du Soleil is amazing. I've seen it twice and would happily go again.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:08 PM
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You might*take a day and drive the two hours to Tampa,where the Cuban old town,Ybor City,is packed with good restaurants and museums. Unfortunately it shows better at night when it's lit up like Vegas.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Universal studios/Islands of adventure.....fewer babies/kids with strollers. I enjoy MUCH more than WDW.

Seaworld is nice. More relaxing than WDW but still nice shows and rides.

Aquatica near Seaworld. I haven't been there, but a water park with many animal attractions.

Discovery Cove - part of Seaworld. I haven't been there, but hear wonderful. Limited admission, snorkeling man-made reef, swim dolphins, etc.

We enjoy dinner shows, although they can be a bit corny - Pirates dinner show and Medieval Times.

Blue Man Group at Universal - worth every penny.

Circue de Soliel at disney - worth every penny.

Take in the fireworks at each park. Disney, Seaworld and Universal each have one and they are very different and special. Universal projects images from movies onto large "balls" in a pond with music, and Seaworld sprays water into the air and projects onto it, all while lasers and fireworks are going.

Downtown orlando has some museums, but we never seem to make it there. There are also many flea markets around that are fun to wander through.

I like Pleasure Island,I'll probably take My wife there and do some dancing in the 8Trax club
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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It's been a while since we visited Orlando - but we enjoyed Sea World and also a side trip over to Coco Beach and a day at Cape Canaveral. The Coco Beach area has some reasonably priced accomodations. I couldn't leave Florida without putting my toes in the sand and salt water.
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:35 AM
 
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Once you eliminate all the theme parks and all their offerings Orlando slips back to being anytown USA,i'd head for the coast for some beach
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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Welcome to Florida State Parks

Wekiwa Springs State Park has a great natural spring to swim in. Also, there is an opportunity to rent canoes and paddle along the Wekiwa River and Rock Springs Run.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I seem to remember something not far from International Drive called Circus World. Found that interesting--but that was over 20 years ago. Church Street Station, may or may not be around. I was in boot camp there, and we were warned away from...Rose Street? something like that.

It seems to me that WDW is actually outside of Orlando proper. Lake Buena Vista, perhaps. But very close.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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I seem to remember something not far from International Drive called Circus World. Found that interesting--but that was over 20 years ago. Church Street Station, may or may not be around. I was in boot camp there, and we were warned away from...Rose Street? something like that.
I think that you need to get back to Orlando more frequently - both attractions are closed:

Circus World at Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_...ation_(Orlando)
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