A November 2003 trip
to Orlando by JimandBill
Quote: Imagine two gay guys in a world full of families, crying children, over-crowded strollers, rain...and we actually enjoyed ourselves -- well, sort of.
The resort was centrally located for most attractions and sufficient breakfast and dinner locations to choose from in the area. It was closely located to what I like to call "tacky souvenir boulevard." This is the place you go at the very last minute to bring back those snow globes, key chains, and 20-for-$10 t-shirts from places like Orlando for all your relatives and co-workers. Located not far from the Interstate or toll road, this resort did not leave you in the middle of a tourist congestion, nor did it strand you out in the boonies for transportation. I’m not sure if we would do Orlando again, but if it became a future travel plan, Sunterra Polynesian Isles is the perfect place to stay.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2004
Sunterra Polynesian Isles
Orlando, Florida 32801
Restaurant | "Melting Pot"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2004
Melting Pot The
7549 W Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, Florida 32819
Restaurant | "Giordanos Pizza"
Giordano's Restaurant and Pizzeria
7866 W Irlo Bronsn MMRL Hwy
Orlando, Florida 34747
If you’re looking for biscuits and gravy, they’ve got it. If you want waffles, you’re going to have to decide from a long list. Their Georgia Peach pancakes (or something like that) were excellent! Even with all the meat choices, my vegetarian partner was able to make it out of that place without touching any animals to his lips. Yahoo! The gift shop is quaint, and if you manage to not get distracted on the way in (their restaurant is past the gauntlet of gifts and gadgets), you’ll certainly meander past all the great holiday trinkets and speciality food items to bring home to the loved ones. Again, another place to snag those ever-so-wonderful souvenirs of your trip to Orlando and Florida in general. I don’t think they stock any alligator foot key chains or alligator teeth snow globes, but you can pick those up just down the street, at one of the millions of tacky souvenir shops along your way.
Cracker Barrel restaurants are identical up and down the Florida state and are definitely one of your best bang-for-your-buck-type eateries.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 6, 2004
6699 S Semoran Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32822
Attraction | "Island of Adventure"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 6, 2004
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort
Attraction | "Epcot Center"
The architecture and details that went into many of the countries exhibited there were fabulous. Even in this off-season and mid-week visit of Epcot, the crowds were pretty thick in many areas.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 7, 2004
Walt Disney World Resort Epcot Theme Park
Attraction | "Disney World - Magic Kingdom"
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on December 7, 2004
Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom
Interstate 4 At U.S. Highway 192
We would love to own a condo or home in Fort Lauderdale and make that
our vacation get-away on a semi-regular basis. But that would be
my hopes of hitting the Lotto speaking.