What Does Orlando Mean To You

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  1. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Staff Member Administrator

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    If you had to choose the things that describe what Orlando means to you, what would they be?

    Oh and just to make it more difficult, anything Disney related can only be one thing :lol:
     
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    For me it would be Disney (Mickey) - obviously , blue skies, palm trees, Universal Studios, it's my home from home, good friends and special memories.
     
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    It's the gateway to my dreams. I look forward to that first moment when I step out of the airport and feel the warm air. It's the home of my favourite place, WDW, and I love the sunshine.
     
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    Orlando means 2 weeks in my favourite place with people I love and new friends that I meet while I'm there. Warm sunshine, happy faces and very importantly NO WASHING UP FOR 2 WEEKS :yes::yes:
     
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    Means two weeks of running around like a big kid, where the most difficult decision I have to make is what to have for breakfast or what ride to go on next.
     
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    Escapism,happiness,freedom,fun,family,friends,laughter,food,tears.
     
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    Loving all these answers :yes:

    I'll never forget that first time, stepping off the plane and feeling that blast of Florida warmth then waiting outside for the towncar in the sun. There's just something different about Orlando sun as well :lol: it's NEVER like that over here even in summer.
     
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    Is that because it's actually hot?!
     
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    it could well be that :D

    but but but, it's weird in Orlando? The sun is, as you say, hot. The atmosphere is hot (and humid I guess). The cars are always sparkling (don't they get dirty?), yet they're all quiet too.

    Everything, even the stuff we have over here that SHOULD be the same, is just.. different!
     
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    Universal studios, IoA, and SUV's. And royal Pacific. Everyone is very chatty and friendly. The whole thing is just awesome. Or is it different because I don't have to get up for work?
     
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    The first thing I notice when landing at MCO [apart from the heat obviously] is how clean everywhere is compared with the UK. It also seems as though the rain actually cleans the cars over there instead of them looking like they have competed in a rally, especially when we have salt on the roads in the Winter.
    I have too many good memories of Orlando to list, however apart from the obvious WDW, it is a great place in a central location to explore the rest of Florida.
     
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    Funny thing is I feel like I have never been to Orlando. In all of my visits I have never been to the city of Orlando . I have been to WDW US & SeaWorld and have rarely gone off of the beaten path other than Crossroads and Walmart.
     
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    yeah me too :yes:
     
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    We rarely visit the city of Orlando. Back when Old Town was alive and well we went down and once when we had car problems we had to go to an Orlando dealer to get the problem fixed.
     
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    I used to go to Church Street Station in Orlando many years ago which was great at the time before it started to get a bit "run down" before closing for good.
    My DW and I went to several bars etc in Orlando with Ricardo a few years ago but to be honest I would not go there unless I was with a "local" as there are some dodgy areas.
     
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    Same with us Terry, he had us walking round for ages trying to find the bar :lol: I'd have hated it had just been Chris and I :lol:
     
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    We managed to find loads of bars during our visit ! :mugs: :guitar:
     
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    He wanted to go to this specific place but he couldn't remember where it was :lol:
     
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    I knew Old Town wasn't the term I was looking for but I couldn't think of Church Street Station. :lol:
     
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    Old Town is in Kissimmee, not Orlando. :)
    The city is making a clean up effort of the Church St. and surrounds, area.
    It's a working city, with not much to recommend for visitors. There are a few parks, with Eola being the largest. Loads of restaurants, of course, and if you go as far north in Orlando as Colonial (50) you can visit the Little Viet Nam area which is essentially a strip of Asian restaurants, some shops, and other businesses. It's not a well laid out city by any means. There are no districts, or things like that. It's a good idea to go during the day if you want to explore. After dark you really need to mind where you are.
     

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