- Travel Information
|Best Time to Visit:
||Anytime of the year.
||Lake Buena Vista, SeaWorld , The
Magic Kingdom, The Universal Studios, Orlando Science Center.
|Major Entertainment Centers:
||Discovery Cove, Orange County
Regional History Center, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Museum of Art.
||Orlando Fashion Square, Florida
Mall, own Disney Marketplace, Universal Citywalk, Renninger's Twin
|Near by Places (Excursions):
||Crystal River, Kennedy Space
Center, Jungle Island, Clearwater Beach, Miami Sea Aquarium.
|Famous Food & Beverages (Gourmet's Delight)
||Arroz Con Pollo, Banana
Fritters, Black Bean and Rice Salad, Guava Pie, Conch Chowder, Gazpacho,
Gulf Shrimp With Lemon, Low Country Chicken Pilaum, Orange-Cranberry
|Foreign Embassies & Consulates:
||Britain, Mexico, France, Russia.
|History & Evolution
The city of Orlando is named after a soldier of the Seminole War, Orlando
Reeves However, The first settler in Orlando was Aaron Jernigan who was
cattleman. Orlando became the seat of Orange County in 1856. The city of
Orlando was prominently a village where the major occupation was cattle
grazing and Farming. Orlando suffered a lot during the American civil war.
The city was incorporated as a town on July 31, 1875. Orlando was
incorporated as a city in 1885.
The city of Orlando was in a Golden Era between 1875 to 1895. The city
became a center of citrus industry during this period. Orlando real estate
industry registered a rapid growth in 1920s. The Orlando Army Air Base
served as a strategic location during world war II. Several army men
who were stationed here became the permanent residents of the area. The Walt
Disney World was opened in October 1971. This is regarded as one of the most
important developments in the economy of the city till date. Today Orlando
is ranked as one of the top tourist attractions of the world. Th city has
more theme parks and entertainment attractions than anywhere else in the
The city of Orlando is one of the most loved city of USA. The city attracts
millions of tourists all round the year. The city of Orlando is one of the
busiest cities of USA. Orlando is undergoing several developmental projects.
From beautiful golf courses to amazing historical sites, the city has
something for everyone.
Walt Disney World Resort:
The Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited and largest recreational
resort in the world. The place is loved by kids and adults equally. The
resort is the most popular entertainment facility in Orlando. The resort
consists of four theme parks, two water parks, twenty-three themed hotels,
and numerous shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation venues. The
Resort was opened on October 1, 1971. The resort also has the world famous
Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom.
The other attractions of the Walt Disney World indlude:
- Typhoon Lagoon
- Blizzard Beach
- Disney's Wedding Pavilion
- Disney's BoardWalk
- Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
- Walt Disney World Speedway / Richard Petty Driving Experience
- Downtown Disney
The resort is also a dream destination for golf lovers. The Walt Disney
World has five golf courses. The Resort's lakes offer ample fishing
opportunities as well.
Southwest of Orlando.
Sea World is a popular marine mammal park in Orlando. The parks has
exhibits and adventure rides featuring varied marine animals. With a variety
of thrill rides, including roller coasters like Kraken , the Sea World is
truly one of the most loved adventure parks of USA. The parks is owned and
operated by Busch Entertainment Corporation.
The 'Shark Encounter' is the most popular adventure ride of the park. In
this ride the people are carried through a submerged acrylic tube into the
sharks' tank. The 'Wild Arctic' provides a unique experience of being with
the Arctic polar bears, Pacific walruses, and beluga whales. The Penguin
Encounter is another major attraction of the Sea World.
7007 Seaworld Dr
Universal Orlando Resort:
Universal Orlando Resort is a popular theme park resort owned by the NBC
Universal and the Blackstone Group. The resort is second largest resort in
Orlando and was opened on June 7, 1990.
The resort consists of the following:
- The Universal Studios Florida
- The Universal's Islands of Adventure
- The Universal CityWalk
- Loews Royal Pacific Hotel
- The Hard Rock Hotel
- The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
One can easily reach the Universal Orlando Resort by taking LYNX Bus
numbers 21, 37, 40, 43, and 444.
West of Kirkman Road