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Monday, July 23, 2007

What's in Orlando? - Disney Land!

My best friend is bringing her kids to Orlando - for what else but Disney Land (lucky brats! - lol). So we did some research together to find out out about accommodations and other activities she and her family can do while they are there.

We also find out some fun facts about Orlando like, did you know that the official nickname of the city of Orlando is "The City Beautiful," although it is also known as the "O-Town" (like the boyband) and before Disney, you can easily see cattle grazing along the expressway because of the considerable amount of cattle ranching in Central Florida. More fun facts are like:

  • According to Carlson Wagonlit Travel's 2006 Travel Trends Survey, Orlando is the second most popular domestic travel destination in the country (Las Vegas placed first).
  • Out of the estimated 50 million tourists who visit Orlando each year, over 2 million are international visitors, with the majority of foreign tourists coming from the United Kingdom.
  • There are now 20,000 to 25,000 rental properties in Central Florida, mostly located near the theme parks.
  • The official nickname of the city of Orlando is “The City Beautiful,” although it is also known as “O-Town.”
  • Ever wonder why there are so many Olive Gardens and Red Lobsters in town? Orlando is the corporate headquarters of Darden Restaurants, which also runs the Bahama Breeze, Smokey Bones, and Seasons 52 restaurants.
  • Even though few people outside of Florida knew where Orlando was before Walt Disney World opened in 1971, the city of Orlando had been around for more than century before that; it was incorporated in 1875.
  • Orlando is the county seat of Orange County, Florida, although the vast citrus groves for which the county was named no longer exist.
  • Before there was Disney, there was also a considerable amount of cattle ranching in Central Florida; you can still see cattle grazing along certain stretches of the 417 GreeneWay Expressway.
  • Although many of Orlando’s citizens (especially the most famous ones) are originally from somewhere else, there are a few celebrities who were born and raised in Orlando, including Wayne Brady and Delta Burke.
  • Beat generation icon Jack Kerouac lived in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando during the time his novel On the Road was published in 1957.



Oh well.. I hope she brings me back some Disney souvenirs.




This is a sponsored post by Orlando Hotels

4 comments:

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  2. Hi! You have made a nice post, and I hope you get paid for it by Creamaid. This is the third time they have not paid me for posts they have approved and added to the conversation widget. I didn't get paid for this post, nor a single cent at all. I don't know why sometimes they pay and yet they have missed to pay 3 out of 6 posts I have written for them which have been syndicated already.

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