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What to do in orlando on non-park days?

Discussion in 'Shopping & Other Activities' started by disneymom, Feb 26, 2012.

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    disneymom Imagineer

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    If we're there for two or three weeks, we wouldnt go to Disney or universal on every single day

    Sure there'll be some downtime I hope LOL some lounger days but other than that, what are some good things to do and see in Orlando or Florida in general?
     
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    Will you have your own transport?

    If so, many people like to visit the beach for a day. I'll send you to the Atlantic side, as I am a true Atlantic ocean lover. Cocoa Beach is an easy ride from Disney. Other folks will send you to the Gulf side, which is a nice experience too. A bit further from WDW (though not much). St. Pete's Beach is nice. :yes:

    Blue Springs is not far from WDW (heading north out of Orlando) and if it's cold, you will see manatees. :yes:

    The lighthouse at Ponce Inlet is good. Be ready to climb though! :eek: I forget how many steps to the top, but it's long. :D Two hundred and something??? :unsure:

    There is a nice science center in down town Orlando, and a few nice museums if you like that sort of thing.

    If you like to "antique" there is a strip on Orange Ave, (north of Colonial/50) that has several shops worth poking around in...

    All depends upon what you like to do!
     
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    my plan so far
    day1] arrive
    day 2] seaworld,
    day3] u.s./i.o.a.
    day4] aquatica, booked a cabana
    day5] u.s. adr nascar sports grill
    day6] shopping. adr at d.c.r.
    day 7] clearwater beach
    day 8] boggy creek airboat ride, gatorland. celebration
    day9] daytona beach
    day10] seaworld
    day11] u.s/i.o.a.
    day12] wet n wild. shopping
    day13] r&r adr at ohana
    day 14] d.t.d. meal at planet hollywood head to airport
     
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    Maybe I am bit thick here.... no trip to WDW at all?
     
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    no disney this trip, last time we went we did disney everyday except for 1 day at kenedy. so we all decided we will do the above.
    but dont worry jeff we are already planning our next holiday:
    fly to new york pick up dcl and cruise to castaway cay then get off in fort lauderdale then stay onsite for 1 week in disney :thumbsup:
    this will be 2014 for my 40th
    sarah
     
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    we have been a few times without going to disney :)
    we like to go and relax at celabration for half a day :)
     

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