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A century ago, oranges were the main attraction in Orlando. Now, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld Orlando draw millions of visitors each year. Even the most jaded adult can find something wondrous in this eye-popping land of marvels—with or without kids. And if amusement parks aren’t your thing, there are actually things to do in Orlando other than Disney—see the IgoUgo journals Less Obvious Orlando and Not Just Amusement Parks for ideas. Plus, Orlando’s nightlife is alive and well despite the kid-focused parks, especially at the clubs of Paradise Island and in downtown Orlando, where the locals play.

Picking a restaurant in Orlando is difficult only because there are so many to choose from. ... Read More
A century ago, oranges were the main attraction in Orlando. Now, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld Orlando draw millions of visitors each year. Even the most jaded adult can find something wondrous in this eye-popping land of marvels—with or without kids. And if amusement parks aren’t your thing, there are actually things to do in Orlando other than Disney—see the IgoUgo journals Less Obvious Orlando and Not Just Amusement Parks for ideas. Plus, Orlando’s nightlife is alive and well despite the kid-focused parks, especially at the clubs of Paradise Island and in downtown Orlando, where the locals play.

Picking a restaurant in Orlando is difficult only because there are so many to choose from. Chef Mickey’s, Crystal Palace, and Wolfgang Puck Café are very popular, but if you want to get out of the parks, try Boston Lobster Feast for seafood and Golden Corral for breakfast. Places to stay in Orlando are plentiful, too, especially if you’re looking for kid-friendly hotels or hotels with pools.

Whether you’re headed to the parks or not, browsing our travelers’ photos of Orlando is a great way to check out what the city has to offer before you go. Then find a flight and say hi to Mickey for us.    Close

Stories and Tips Orlando

Filled with magic

Written by linzeeloulabelle on 17 Nov, 2013

My husband and I spent our honeymoon (and got married) in Orlando, Florida in September/ October this year. However, we weren’t planning on this being a wedding and honeymoon at the time we booked it. The holiday was supposed to be a celebration for his…Read More


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We Came, We Saw, WE KICKED BUTT, Part 2!

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 19 Apr, 2013

Now with my trip to Nationals booked, it was a good night's rest before our next morning's Medical Assisting Competition. Pam, Danielle, and I planned to dress in identical Grey's Anatomy scrubs in the color Cabernet for States, but Pam got a pair of…Read More


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We Came, We Saw, WE KICKED BUTT!

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 19 Apr, 2013

The purpose for our trip to Orlando was because as the only Medical Assisting students in our class, Danielle, Pam, and I automatically qualified for the State HOSA Spring Conference. Danielle finished first, yours truly second, and Pam finished in third. If we…Read More


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10 Disney World Summer Packing Tips

Written by Lyora on 10 Apr, 2013

When you think of Disney World in the summer what do you picture? You probably picture a magical place where the sun shines bright and the fun never stops. Well, the last part is true: Disney is an adventure to remember for a lifetime. But…Read More


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Other Information

Written by dkm1981 on 30 Oct, 2012

There is a train that goes around the park, The Walt Disney Railroad, and stops in each of the lands. It is free to use and is a quick way to get around if you aren’t up to walking. The first stop is at the…Read More


Getting the Best from Universal Studios

Written by dkm1981 on 25 Oct, 2012

Lots of the rides in this park are wheelchair accessible and many of the show type rides have assistive listening or sign language interpreted shows, so that everyone can enjoy them. Just pick up one of the maps as you enter the park because they…Read More


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Disney Dining Plan Evalution

Written by megnews on 03 Oct, 2012

When you buy a Disney vacation package or rent Disney Vacation Club points, you have the option to add a Disney Dining Plan to your vacation. There are a variety of options for every budget and type of eater. Often Disney will offer…Read More


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Magic & Memories on Our Last Day At Disney World

Written by megnews on 01 Oct, 2012

For our last day, I had originally planned Magic Kingdom for the nighttime entertainment, the Main Street Electrical Parade, the Magic, the Memories, & You, and Wishes. But now I was having trouble deciding whether to return there, since we’d already done most of…Read More


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Tons of Fun at Animal Kingdom

Written by megnews on 30 Sep, 2012

After breakfast at Mara quick service and some photopass pictures in the lobby, we hopped on a bus for our shortest bus ride of the trip, a quick 5 minutes, if that, to Animal Kingdom since it’s so close to Animal Kingdom Lodge. We…Read More


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Our Perfect Magic Kingdom Day

Written by megnews on 30 Sep, 2012

Day 6 Wednesday May 9 Magic Kingdom!I think I would have to say this was the best day we had. We arrived about 8:30 and were a bit back from the rope to the left in line with a tree for some shade which was…Read More


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