Why can Orlando attract so many tourists?
Orlando, Florida is a popular tourist destination known for its theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. Orlando also offers a vibrant nightlife, shopping, and dining scene, making it a popular destination for both families and young adults. In 2019, the city welcomed a record-breaking 75 million visitors, making it one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the United States.Read full story
Are there ways to get discounted Disney World or Orlando Universal tickets by staying in hotels nearby?
I plan to visit my friends in Orlando for a few days. I just wondering can I get discounted tickets by staying in hotels nearby? I'm hoping Orlando residents can help shed some ideas. Any help will be much appreciated! "Read full story
Orlando Science Center vs Orlando Museum of Art?
"In your opinion which spot would be best for a first date (30M/F). Never been to either and I've heard OSC is more geared toward kids but it can be fun for adults too. Not sure about OMA. Please give me some suggestion. Thanks in advance!"Read full story
Are there any good, used video game stores in Orlando?
Anybody got a good recommendation on used video game stores in town?" I like Royal Empire Gaming in Longwood. Been there a few times to finish my MegaMan Battle Network collection. Lots of stuff new and vintage. Has decent prices. The guy is chill and friendly. Recently purchased a couple of systems from him, one didn’t work and he replaced it with no issues. Gives warranty. Would go back if it wasn’t so far lol.Read full story
Where can I find local childcare in Orlando?
My husband, son and I relocated last year to the area. The little man just turned 3, soon to be 4 and we are planning on putting him in day care. Welcome to leave any information we should know. Thanks a lot. "Read full story
What is your Orlando alternatives?
Which cities are you considering if you’re forced/decide to move away from Orlando? Right now I’m considering Atlanta since I can get my 2 car garage and there’s a truly international airport which will make traveling slightly cheaper."Read full story
What’s your favorite thing to see while driving around in Orlando?
"Hi guys, just wondering where are your eyes looking at when driving around. I’ll start by saying people in wheelchairs using electric scooters to propel themselves." The tiny Statue of Liberty on Orange Ave by the Magnolia I-4 entrance. It is some I would expect to see in a Times Square gift shop, but for no reason it sit in the median by I-4.Read full story
Is Freeze Publix Key Lime Pie worth to buy?
"Hi all, I’m in from out of town and read in one thred that Publix has some of the best Key Lime pie in Orlando. I was wondering if it freezes well? Thinking about grabbing a couple before I head fly home and would love if I could freeze one to save for future. Thanks for any advice."Read full story
Where can I get Harry Potter merch outside Universal in Orlando?
I don't want to have to pay for an Islands of Adventure ticket just to buy Harry Potter stuff. My niece wants an HP-themed birthday this year. she's never been to Universal. I'd like to be able to get her some cool and unique gifts. Thanks for any input. "Read full story
What I should know about daycare in Orlando?
We have a baby coming in a few months and while we have some PTO to use for leave I wanted to start planning for daycare. Does anyone have any experiences they can share where they do or don't like specific places or services? If you could provide ballpark prices too it would really help us make these decisions. "Read full story
Which Orlando hotel is the best to go to?
“Hey guys. My family and I are planning to go to a vacation and we were looking for a resort in Orlando. We want one that has cleanliness and good services, offers very good meals, spa, nice amenities. I am looking for at least 4 star or more. Any advice?”Read full story
What is the Best museum in Orlando?
"Hi there. Whenever I research on museums in Orlando I can barely find anything. Anyone have favorites? Please give me some inspiration no matter what kind of museum it is. Really appreciate about it."Read full story
Any recommendation of curly hair salons?
"Hi there! I'm new-ish to Orlando (just moved back basically) and am looking for stylists/salons that work with wavy to curly hair in the area :3 Winter Park/Orlando preferred but am willing to travel a bit for quality! Thanks!"Read full story
What is your rational (or irrational) pet peeves about Orlando and Central Florida?
"I'll go first, I hate seeing 4 Rivers bumper stickers and I hate seeing those Pink Autonation license plate borders. How about you?" Excessively long traffic lights... I have never seen anything like it anywhere else in the country. Not only long but programmed in a way that I swear is designed to increase traffic. Lights that are over 2:30 red and under :20 green are not uncommon.Read full story
What should a first-time visitor eat in Orlando, FL?
I'm going to Orlando for business. I'll stay there for week, because this is my first time there so I just wondering what kind of food that I can't miss. Thanks!" Depends on what you like. I am a seafood fan. Head out the 528 (beachline) to Port Canaveral. Fish Lips is my favorite for fresh seafood. For BBQ, 4 Rivers.Read full story
Any recommendations of secret springs in Orlando?
"Hey guys. Do y’all know of any springs around the central Florida area? Not necessarily secret, just not as crowded as wekiwa. Appreciate about it!" It seems like all the springs are very busy these days. If you're just looking for a secluded spot and not concerned about being right at the boil, your best bet is kayaking down a spring run. I did the weeki wachee spring recently on a weekday and only saw about 6 people all the way down. Juniper springs is another good one for that. Lithia springs was always my favorite for a less crowded option.Read full story
As a fast food worker, what is the weirdest thing a customer did in Orlando?
I just changed my job as a fast food worker, wondering what is the weirdest thing a customer did in your place, welcome to share your stories." I work at McDonald’s, today we had a customer come in and ask for a cheeseburgerno cheese, no mustard, no ketchup, no onion, no pickle, no meat and no salt. So basically…. just a toasted bun.Read full story
Any ideas of job market in Orlando?
Looking to move to Orlando from new jersey. How is the job market down there? I have 1 year old son and want to give him better life. " I guess it all depends on your industry. I get on average between 1-2 recruiter/headhunter calls each week as someone with just a few years into his career. I would start researching the top recruiters for your industry in Orlando and reach out - I bet you'll get some great feedback before too long.Read full story
Any 24 hour grocery store in Orlando?
I was wondering if anyone can recommend a grocery store with a Mexican or Asian focus. Even a mainstream grocery store that has large isles with these food genres or 24 hours grocery store would be really great. Thank you! "Read full story
What is your favorite Winter Park restaurant?
"Hey. Any good suggestions on local restaurants in Winter Park? Going to be over that way for a funeral and looking at off the beaten path and locally owned restaurants. Nothing spicy (Mexican, Ethiopian, etc) due to gastro issues. American, French, seafood, Vietnamese, Japanese etc are okay. No BBQ. Thanks!"Read full story