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Unique Orlando Experiences

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by CosmicPrincess, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. CosmicPrincess

    CosmicPrincess Active Member

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    So my girlfriend and I will be in Disney World from June 22nd-30th, Seaworld on the 2nd, and Universal from the 3rd-6th. As you can see, I've left July 1st completely open. I didn't want us to have to rush around as we transferred hotels and got settled in but I also realized that it's not like we need the whole day to get comfortable in the new hotel.

    So my question is what are some good half day experiences to spend some time doing on that day? Nothing too big or fancy or anything! And preferably not too far away as we won't have a car so will have to rely on cabs/uber for all our transportation needs.

    Thanks for any suggestions!!
     
  2. NiarrNDisney

    NiarrNDisney Well-Known Member

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    Wandering around Celebrations "downtown" area is always fun plus there is a lot of great restaurants down there for a great meal. Also Winter Parks downtown area is also a great leisurely paced area to get lost in and get a bite to eat away from the crowds and tourists.
     
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  3. Disneyhead'71

    Disneyhead'71 Well-Known Member

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    Gatorland is as Orlando as you can get. And it's a lot more fun than you would think.
     
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  4. kap91

    kap91 Well-Known Member

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    Downtown Winter Garden, Gatorland, Nature Trails (disney actually has a conservation area a bit south you can go through). Some of the IDrive attractions are pretty good too. Highly recommend Lake Eola too - especially if there's a festival going on.
     
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  5. Bairstow

    Bairstow Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big fan of Fun Spot Orlando. They've got two small but very fun rollercoasters, a collection of neat go-kart tracks, and a miniaturized Gatorland outpost. It's a 6-minute uber ride from Universal, and $40 gets you unlimited rides on everything. There's just something about it I really like- especially at night it feels less like a tourist trap and more of an idealized version of what a small, classic amusement park can be.
    It's also the cleanest amusement park I've ever been to. Like, cleaner than Disney. Surgical ward clean. It's almost weird.

    The Kissimmee location is ok, but the Orlando one is cleaner, newer, and neater.
     
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  6. pilka214

    pilka214 Active Member

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    If you haven't set plans yet, depending on your age and what you enjoy, downtown Orlando offers great night time entertainment, fantastic bars, clubs and restaurants and an uber is easy and affordable.

    Possibly nearby the Orlando Eye and its surrounding complex are really cool and a great way to spend an evening SUPER touristy though.
     

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