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Christmas/New Years Vacation: Part One

A December 2012 trip to Orlando by CarolinaPanthers1983

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Carrabba's Italian Grill

Restaurant | "Say Ciao To Your Appetite!"

Carrabba's Italian Grill Photo, Orlando, Florida
My wife mentioned this restaurant many times, but we don't have one in our neck of the woods. We saw this restaurant next to our hotel, which is walking distance away. Even so, we decided to drive over there to eat there. We walked in the restaurant expecting a long wait for a table, but the hostess surprised us when she mentioned that there was no wait. Immediately, we found our table to sit. We were greeted quickly by our server. She was very professional, and I enjoyed the fact that she suggested some dishes to try. Also, I liked that she mentioned that the restaurant was serving alcohol for a two for one deal on many brands. I decided to order Sam Adams Winter Beer and my wife ordered a blackberry...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 6, 2013

Carrabba's Italian Grill
8702 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32821

Flippers Pizzeria

Restaurant | "How Pizzia Should Be Made!"

Flippers Pizzeria Photo, Kissimmee, Florida
My family and I had pizza at two locations. The first time we ate pizza at this franchise, we ate at the location down in Kissimmee, FL. The second time, we ordered pizza from the Kirkman Road location to have someone deliver to our hotel.At the Kissimee location, my wife and I ordered the Caprese D'Arugula for an appetizer, which was fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil. This appetizer would whet our appetite for delicious pizza. We ordered Carne Di Italia whereas my children received a cheese My Pie. Boy, I am glad that we ate here. My wife and I finished our 14-inch pizza so quick that we were were licking the pizza dish. My children loved their My Pie; it was the perfect size for both o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 6, 2013

Flippers Pizzeria
5770 W US Highway 192
Kissimmee, Florida 34746
(407) 397-9509


Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "Gators Galore!"

Gatorland Photo, Orlando, Florida
This is my family's and my first time visiting this place. I received a big discount for tickets because I am in the military. I was glad that I took my family to this place. I have never been to a place with so many alligators in one place. This attraction has every single gator that you can think- Big, small, and even white alligators. Not only were there alligators but also different wildlife such as flamingos that anyone at any age will enjoy.One thing that I would suggest anyone who visit this attraction is to watch a show. The attraction will offer different shows throughout the day, but one that I think that anyone should watch is the alligator wrestling show. This show is engaging, enter...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 6, 2013

14501 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, Florida 32837
(407) 855-5496


Restaurant | "Decent Breakfast"

Denny's Photo, Orlando, Florida
My family and I visited this restaurant after waking up from a long drive from North Carolina. We decided to visit this restaurant. I am a HUGE fan of Denny's- Grand Slam breakfast meal never fails me. When we sat down at our table, I decided to try something different instead of the Grand Slam. I was in the mood for an omelet. I decided to order Meat Lovers Omelet. The omelet would come with tons of meat, especially prime steak (At least that's what I was hoping). My omelet came out, and I was disappointed. The omelet was small, and it didn't have the amount of meat that I wanted in my omelet. I wanted more prime steak in the omelet, but I had little. The pancakes helped me get over the disappointmen...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 6, 2013

3162 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, Florida 32803-5108

Extended Stay Deluxe Orlando-Covention Center Photo, Orlando, Florida
I took my family to this hotel for Christmas vacation. The hotel is a very nice place to stay and has a great location to just about everything you need or want to do in Orlando. The location of the this hotel is very safe. The service is very professional and polite; they will take care of you for anything that you need. For example, my wife wanted more towels. The service brought quickly to our room towels AND extra pillows. My only problem with this place is the breakfast. Even though they offer breakfast, it is not breakfast. It is more like a morning snack- Yogurt, muffins, and bagels. You are better off going to a grocery store to cook breakfast than eating at the hotel's breakfast. Another thin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 6, 2013

Extended Stay Deluxe Orlando-Covention Center
Orlando, Florida 32819