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Great Orlando!!

A November 2003 trip to Orlando by cmcintire77

Quote: What can I say, there is so much to do in Orlando, from great theme parks to eating and shopping. You could never be bored there with so much going on.

Sheraton Studio City Hotel

Hotel | "Sheraton Studio City"

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This hotel has an Old Hollywood theme. It's located 5 minutes from Universal Studios and 15 minutes from Walt Disney World, the Sheraton Studio City is a hotel that celebrates classic films and film stars. You have people dressed up as Marilyn Monroe walking around. The building can't be missed, as it has what looks like the Universal globe on top. The rooms have an art deco interior decorated so well to fit the entire theme of the place. There are pictures of stars like Marlon Brando and James Dean! They even have some cars sitting out front to really take you back. The pool is also nice, with a movie studio theme.This hotel offers complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Se...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Sheraton Studio City Hotel
5905 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 351-2100

Wyndham Orlando Resort

Hotel | "Wyndham Orlando"

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The property is beautiful. The property's amenities include three landscaped swimming pools, game room, gift shop, Jacuzzi, and 24-hour workout facility (with his and hers locker rooms with steam rooms, dry saunas, and showers). The rooms are well decorated, but the property is what stands out in my mind! There is a lot to do at this resort for both couples and families. Kids can enjoy the playground, game arcade, and specialty room facilities. The hotel also houses Augustine's (Floridian-inspired cuisine), Gatorville Bar and Grill, Screams (ice cream parlor), Augustine's Deli (for sandwiches and salads), and Augustine's Lobby Bar. Even though it is in the center of International Drive, you don't feel...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Dr
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 351-2420

Clarion Inn & Suites

Hotel | "Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel and Suites"

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This hotel offers affordable accommodations for budget-conscious travelers, and it is located approximately 12 miles from the Orlando airport. They also offer free transportation to Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and Wet’n Wild. For onsite recreation, enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub situated the courtyard. While at the Howard Johnson, guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast with their room rate, and coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day. The Palm Patio Lounge is a casual spot to enjoy snacks and cocktails during your stay. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, meeting space, express checkout, laundry/valet services, a safe-deposit box, and complimentary parking. They off...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 18, 2005

Clarion Inn & Suites
9956 Hawaiian Court
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 351-5100

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

Attraction | "Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf"

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Miniature golf is the thing to do when on vacation in Orlando. If you have not tried it yet, go to Pirates Cove. They have an awesome theme and 2 great courses, Blackbeard's challenge or the Captains challenge. They are open year round and have some of the best manicured mini-golf courses around, complete with sunken ships; cascading waterfalls; pirate dungeons; and lush, tropical vegetation. Kids will love it! Just watch out for stray cannons being shot into the lagoon! My husband and I go every time we are in Orlando.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
8501 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
(407) 352-7378

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Attraction | "Typhoon Lagoon"

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There are so many different water rides there for people of all ages to enjoy. If you like to sit back and relax your day away, try the lazy river. While floating around, if you feel like an adventure, you can get off at one of the stops and go swimming with the fish in their man-made reef tank or take the plunge down the speed slide. They have pretty much any water ride you can think of. Then relax on the beach and take in some sun by one of the world's largest wave pools. The surf's up all day long as body-surfing enthusiasts catch waves toward the sandy shore.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
1801 West Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, Florida

Universal's Islands of Adventure

Attraction | "Islands of Adventure"

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You get to emplore five islands with the most cutting-edge thrill rides, shows, and attractions around! You have Toon Lagoon, Seuss Landing, Marvel Super Hero Island, Jurassic Park, and the Lost Continent, each with its own very unique theme and rides and attractions to see, so there is really something for everyone.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 23, 2005

Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida