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Orlando


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Lake Eola, Orlando, Florida
Orlando is a city in Orange County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, its population was 185,951 with 1,644,561 living in the metropolitan area.

Orlando is visited by an estimated 52 million tourists per year, and is famous for the tourist attractions around it, including Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando Resort.

Attractions in the Orlando area include:
Orlando, Florida


Orlando Facts


Here is some more information about Orlando:
  • The principal airport serving Orlando is Orlando International Airport.

  • Probably the most famous educational institution in Orlando is the University of Central Florida. The University of Central Florida is a public university founded in 1963.

  • Probably the best-known sports team in Orlando is the basketball team, the Orlando Magic.

  • Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful".

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Fodor's Florida 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-11-17
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Fodor s Florida 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

From the Panhandle's white sandy beaches to Disney World and the Space Coast to hip Miami with its trendy hotels, dining and nightlife, Florida's attractions, along with balmy weather and beautiful people, lure over 80 million visitors to the state every year. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Florida takes a smart insider's look at the state, with helpful planning advice at the start of each chapter.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on shelling, the Daytona Speedway, Art Deco Miami, Spring Training, the Everglades Ecosystems, and fishing. 
· Major sights such as Walt Disney World, South Beach, Key West, Universal Orlando, Kennedy Space Center, Tampa Bay, The Dali Museum, Palm Beach, Broward's Inland Waterways, and Little Havana 
· Coverage of: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, Naples, Daytona, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Sanibel and Captiva, the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and more.

Planning to focus on just a part of Florida? Check out Fodor's travel guides to South Florida and The Florida Keys.

Lonely Planet Florida (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Jennifer Rasin Denniston & Benedict Walker

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Lonely Planet Florida (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Florida is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dance to Caribbean beats in Miami, fulfill your inner child at Walt Disney World, or kayak the Everglades' shallow waterways; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Florida and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Florida Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, art, literature, cinema, music, art-deco architecture, cuisine, landscapes, wildlife.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Miami city map (included in print version), plus over 20 color maps
  • Covers Miami, South Beach, Everglades, Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, Cape Canaveral, Tampa Bay and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Florida, our most comprehensive guide to Florida, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just the highlights? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Florida, a photo-rich guide to the state's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Miami? Check out Lonely Planet's Miami & the Keys guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or Florida & the South's Best Trips, for amazing road-trip itineraries.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Adam Karlin, Jennifer Denniston, Paula Hardy and Ben Walker.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Fodor's Walt Disney World 2016: With Universal & the Best of Orlando (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-10-13
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Fodor s Walt Disney World 2016: With Universal & the Best of Orlando (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

For generations, Americans have come to play and dream in Orlando. Whether visitors want to wander the halls of Hogwarts or dine with Cinderella, Fodor's Walt Disney World provides everything they need to know. Color photos and features highlight the best of the theme parks, area hotels and restaurants, golf courses and spas, and Orlando.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on park planning tips and the legacy of Walt Disney
· Coverage of Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Seaworld, Discovery Cove, Wet 'n Wild, Orlando and Environs

Planning to visit more of Florida? Check out Fodor's state-wide travel guide to Florida as well as our South Florida guide.

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2017

By Seth Kubersky

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Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee, and based upon decades of research from a team whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando by Seth Kubersky is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider details on Harry Potter's Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, as well as the new Skull Island: Reign of Kong attraction.

Step-by-step detailed touring plans allow you to make the most of every minute and dollar during your Universal Orlando vacation. Includes info on where to find the cheapest Universal Orlando admission tickets, how to save big on Universal on-site hotel rooms and skip the regular lines in the parks, when to visit Universal Orlando for the lightest crowds, and everything else you need to know for a stress-free Universal Orlando experience.

Orlando - A Dreamland - A Travel Guide for Orlando, Florida

By John Davidson

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Table of Contents Overview: Basic Information on the City of Orlando: The Name: History Marker: Commercial Hub: Climate and Weather: Music and Culture: Cultural Events in Orlando: Sports and Games: Food and Cuisine, Festivals and Culture: Best Time to Visit: Roads and Transport Facilities: Important Thing You Must Know: Places of Interest and Tourist Attractions: Theme Parks: The Magic Kingdom: Universal’s Land of Adventure: Universal Studios: Disney Hollywood Studios: Sea World: LEGOLAND: Discovery Cove: Epcot: Gatorland: Aquatica: What Else You Can Do? International Drive: Theaters and Shows: Shop Your Way Around: Harry P. Leu Gardens: The Arts District: Sports Complex: Airboat Tour: The Science Center: Kennedy Space Center: The Beaches: Final Tips for Travelers: Publisher Overview: One of the most famous and visited tourist destinations of all time is the city of Orlando. It is a hub for all types of recreational activities and theme parks. Ideal for all sorts of holidays, vacations, and business retreats, Orlando has something to offer everyone. From shopping sprees to delicious food to exotic coastal locations, you will enjoy every second of your stay in this tourist’s dream world. Hotels and restaurants in Orlando are packed with fun-filled activities and the best state of the art services that you can only dream about. All types of foods and drinks from around the world can be relished at the large number of restaurants in this city. Whether you are an old citizen wanting to enjoy some time off after a long-awaited retirement from work, or a young man or woman looking for some adventure during spring break, there’s something for everyone. A heavenly place to relax and unwind for grown-ups and kids alike, Orlando is a one-stop-shop for every type of tourist needs.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2017 (Easy Guides)

By Jason Cochran

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Frommer s EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2017 (Easy Guides)
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Preparing for a visit to Orlando can turn into a full-time job, and paying for it can devour a small fortune. Most books on the market make the problem worse, either burying vacationers in tiny details and anxieties or functioning as unquestioning cheerleaders for the high-priced theme parks and resorts. But Frommer’s’ 2017 Easy Guide cuts through the noise and hyperbole to deliver what no other book does: Honest talk, frank advice, and an affectionate insider’s secrets to appreciating and affording Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World, and the inimitable attractions of Orlando and Central Florida.

Praised by locals and visitors alike, it’s the only guide to show you Orlando the way you actually want to see it. No other guide book is as comprehensive while remaining so concise and so honest. No other book synthesizes advice, history, and good sense in such an easy-to-read format.

This Orlando guide is so novel and groundbreaking that its author, Jason Cochran, was awarded Guide Book of the Year from the Society of American Travel Writers for creating it. Cochran, who is also the editor-in-chief of our popular website, Frommers.com and the co-host of the Frommer Travel Show, keeps you on top of the newest developments in this ever-shifting tourist scene.

- Rankings of the area’s best resorts and well-priced hotels
- Smart appraisals of what’s worth waiting in line for — and what you can skip
- Reviews of non-chain restaurants — a full chapter’s worth — so you can find the best flavors beyond the usual franchises
- Money-saving tips and hacks to tame the high cost of an Orlando holiday
- Tips on navigating the complex theme park systems that aren’t down with unnecessarily obsessive details—Learn what you need to know and then relax.

The book is in the lightweight and easily-carried format of our Easy Guides, and it also contains a valuable fold-out map.

The Independent Guide to Universal Orlando 2017 (Travel Guide)

By Giovanni Costa

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The Independent Guide to Universal Orlando 2017 (Travel Guide)
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New Edition with hundreds of Full Color Photos

This 2017 edition of the guide has been completely revised and rewritten with all new information on new attractions and other park additions! It covers the period from September 2016 to December 2017.

Highlights:
*The most up to date information on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter including Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. A look at every ride, shop and restaurant.
*Learn about the new King Kong ride and Sapphire Falls hotel, plus Jimmy Fallon's ride and the full coverage of Volcano Bay water park coming in 2017.
*Spend less time waiting in lines with our exclusive touring plans for Universal Orlando - saving you hours throughout the day.
*A detailed look at EVERY ride, show, attraction, restaurant and on-site hotel.
*Get tons of money-saving tips, including how to slash the price of on-ride photos and in park drinks.
*Our exclusive Top Tips throughout the guide help you get ahead of other visitors.
*Find out how to save on tickets and Express Passes, get free coupons and much more...

The Most Up to Date and Useful Travel Guide - This guide book is updated throughout the year, meaning that at the time of purchase you'll have the latest guide, and not something that went to print 6 or 12 months ago. This is particularly important as changes just keep on coming throughout the year!

Full contents:
1. Introduction
2. Tickets - Save big bucks with our tips and a look at every ticket option
3. On-site accommodation - A look at all 5 on-site hotels
4. Getting there - A comprehensive guide on getting to resort, including travelling to and from Walt Disney World to Universal Orlando, and the airport.
5. Universal Studios Florida - A full park guide including every ride, show, restaurant and more - includes full coverage of the Harry Potter: Diagon Alley area and King Kong.
6. Islands of Adventure - A full park guide including every ride, show and restaurant - includes detailed coverage of the Harry Potter: Hogsmeade area.
7. Volcano Bay - A look of this brand new water park with a look at all the attractions that will be part of it.
8. Universal CityWalk guide - Full coverage of restaurants, nightclubs, mini-golf, movies theatres and more.
9. Services - Learn about Photo Connect, Express Passes, Child Swap, Internet Access, Package Delivery, Stroller and Wheelchair rentals and much more.
10. Things for the little ones - Keep the smaller members of the family entertained too.
11. Guests with Disabilities - Guest Assistance Cards, discounted tickets, wheelchair rentals and much more.
12. Dining - The top 10 dining locations, how to make dining reservations, a full look at Universal's Meal Plan options and much more.
13. Tips, savings and more - Money saving tips, spend less time queuing, ride height requirements, early park admission, character meet and greets, and more.
14. Comparing Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World - Been to Walt Disney World? This chapter compares the two resorts.
15. Seasonal events - Find out about Halloween Horror Nights, Rock the Universe, A Harry Potter Celebration, the Christmas Holiday season, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras and many more events in detail.
16. Touring plans - Save time by following our expertly crafted touring plans and make the most of your time. Included are several different plans - choose the best for you.
17. The Future - A look at changes being worked on now and a peek into the future.

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando

By Seth Kubersky

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The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando
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Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee, and based upon decades of research from a team whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider insight on Harry Potter's Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley attractions.

Step-by-step detailed touring plans allow you to make the most of every minute and dollar during your Universal Orlando vacation. Where to find the cheapest Universal Orlando admission tickets, how to save big on Universal on-site hotel rooms and skip the regular lines in the parks, when to visit Universal Orlando for the lightest crowds, and everything else you need to know for a stress-free Universal Orlando experience.

StreetSmart Orlando Map by VanDam -- Laminated, pocket sized family vacation Map to all resorts, theme parks and attractions. Legible and easy to use ... Studios and International Drive. 2015 Edition

By Stephan Van Dam & editor

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StreetSmart Orlando Map by VanDam -- Laminated, pocket sized family vacation Map to all resorts, theme parks and attractions. Legible and easy to use ... Studios and International Drive. 2015 Edition
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  • Features maps of Greater Orlando, International Drive, Downtown Orlando, and Walt Disney World
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VanDam's award winning Orlando StreetSmart maps all top attractions including Walt Disney World, hotels, major architecture, and shopping - all at an immensely legible super-scale of 1:18,800, complete with 3-D building illustrations. Clear information design allows users to read the map from three feet away and has earned VanDam maps a place in the MoMA Collection.

Orlando StreetSmart includes a stunning dimensional detail of Walt Disney World, Downtown Orlando, and International Drive. Edition also includes a map of Greater Orlando.

Simplicity reigns supreme in information design to make complex cities clear and understandable. Our typography creates character and reveals the true bones of the city. VanDam uses a letter grid to identify locations on maps - no confusing and cluttering K-28 or V-34s - its just the city from A-Z. Our covers map the icons of each city and turn them into collectible graphic art. Each sleek and laminated city map package opens to 24" x 9" and then easily folds down to 4" x 9" to snuggly fit into a shirt pocket or purse. Gain instant Orlando StreetSmarts and a sexy souvenir to boot!

1. Orlando/Central Florida Travel Ref. Map 1:12,500 (International Travel Maps)

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An easy-to-use double-sided road map of Orlando and Central Florida to plan your trip, to prepare your itinerary, and to travel independently in this part of the State. One side shows a street map of Orlando and Walt Disney World, the other side covers Central Florida, from Mexico Gulf to the Ocean.


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