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Orlando Area Travel Information

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Orlando, FL is best known for its various tourist attractions in the area.  As one of the most visited cities in the United States, Orlando thrives on the business of tourism today.  In 1872, however, the area wasn't quite as busy.  The first people to settle the newly incorporated city of Orlando were Army personnel who had been stationed at the Pine Castle AAF.  After World War II was over some of these servicemen chose to stay in the area and raise their families. Combine these hotel and theme park packages to have an enjoyable and safe time

Orlando City Info

  • County seat of Orange County
  • Land Area: 100.9 sq. miles
  • City-owned parks: 97
  • Number of radio stations: 5 AM; 7 FM
  • Number of television stations: 15

Orlando Weather and Climate:

  • Average daily temperature — Jan: 60°F; July: 83°F
  • Average annual rainfall — 48.7 inches
  • Average annual snowfall — 0.0 inches

Distances to other Metropolitan Areas from Orlando:

  • Atlanta, GA — 439 miles
  • Charleston, SC — 380 miles
  • Charlotte, NC — 525 miles
  • Chicago, IL — 1,158 miles
  • Dallas, TX — 1,090 miles
  • Memphis, TN — 827 miles
  • Miami, FL — 238 miles
  • New Orleans, LA — 532 miles
  • Nashville, TN — 688 miles
  • Raleigh, NC — 595 miles
  • Washington, DC — 852 miles

Orlando Safety Phone # and Major Hospitals:

  • Ambulance: 911; Police: 911; Fire: 911
  • Florida Hospital — Address: 601 E Rollins Ave, Orlando, FL, United States, 32803; Phone: 407-303-6611
  • Lakeside Alternatives Hospital — Address: 1800 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL, United States, 32808; Phone: 407-875-3700
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center — Address: 1414 S Kuhl Avenue, Orlando, FL, United States, 32806; Phone: 321-841-5111

Orlando Top Tourism Draws and Seasons:

Orlando Major Shopping Areas:

  • Altamonte Mall
  • Belz Factory Outlet Mall
  • Florida Mall
  • Lake Buena Vista Factory Shops
  • Osceola Square Mall
  • Oveido Maketplace
  • Orlando Premium Outlets
  • The Mall at Millenia

Orlando Major Dining Areas:

  • Downtown Orlando
  • Kissimmee
  • West Orlando
  • Metro Orlando
  • Florida Mall
  • Church Street
  • International Drive
  • Disney — Lake Buena Vista

Orlando Famous Landmarks & Historic Places:

  • Apopka Seaboard Air Line Railway Depot
  • Carroll Building (Apopka)
  • Old Orlando Railroad Depot
  • Annie Russell Theatre
  • Tinker Building
  • Twin Mounds Archeological District

  • Callaham Neighborhood

  • J.A. Colyer Building

  • Orlando Coolidge House

  • Astronaut Hall of Fame (Titusville)

  • Kennedy Space Center

  • Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium

 


Orlando Famous Natives and Residents:

 


  • Wesley Snipes (Actor)

  • Johnny Damon (MLB Player)

  • Backstreet Boys (Musical Group)

  • NSYNC (Musical Group)

  • Mickey Mouse

 


Notable Moments in Orlando History:

 


  • 1872 — City of Orlando Incorporated

  • 1956 — Lockheed Martin established plant in Orlando

  • 1965 — Walt Disney announces plans for Walt Disney World

  • 1971 — Walt Disney World opens

  • 2004 — Three strong hurricanes hit the area in a single season

 


Interesting facts about Orlando:

 


  • Orlando attracts more visitors than any other amusement/theme park destination in the U.S.

  • No city in Florida is more than 75 miles from either the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico.

  • The popular sports drink, Gatorade, was developed at the University of Florida and named for the Florida Gators football team.

  • Disney World covers 30,500 acres (46 square miles) which makes it twice as big as the island of Manhattan.

  • The Backstreet Boys were named after an Orlando Flea Market.

  • Universal Studios in Orlando is the largest motion picture facility in the country outside of Hollywood.

  • Money gathered throughout the year in Walt Disney World them park fountains is donated to local non-profit organizations.

  • More than 26,000 feet of lights outline the World Showcase Pavilions in Epcot.

 


Orlando Population and Demographics:

 


  • City of Orlando Population — 185,951 (as of the 2000 census)

  • Male — 90,080 (48.4%)

  • Female — 95,871 (51.6%)

  • White — 50.8%

  • Black — 26.9%

  • Asian — 0.7%

  • Other race — 5.4%

  • Two or more races — 3.5%

  • Hispanic/Latino — 17.5%

  • 2000 percent population 18 and over - 77.9%

  • 65 and over - 11.34%

  • Median age — 32.9 years

  • Median household income - $35,732

 


Orlando Colleges and Universities:

 


  • University of Central Florida

  • Valencia Community College

  • Mid-Florida Tech

  • Clinton Technical Institute-Motorcycle/Marine Mech.

  • Florida Metropolitan University — North Orlando

  • Florida Technical College

  • High-Tech Institute

  • Orlando Tech

  • Southern College

  • National College of Oriental Medicine

  • Herzing College

  • Florida Hospital School of Medical Technology

  • United Bible College and Seminary

  • Florida A&M University Law School

 


Florida Economy & Business — Notable Companies based in Orlando:

 


  • Walt Disney World

  • Universal Studios

 


Orlando Hispanic Community Media and Churches:

 


  • El Sentinel — Hispanic Newspaper

  • La Prensa — Hispanic newspaper

  • Ahora Orlando — Hispanic Magazine

  • Iglesia de Dios - Church

  • El Nuevo Dia — Publication

  • Nuestra Imagen Hispana — Publication

  • Nota Musical Magazine — Publication

  • Venezuela en la Florida Central — Publication

  • Buena Nueva FM — Radio

  • Power 95.3 — Radio

  • WNUE 98.1 FM La Nueva — Radio

  • Azteca America Orlando WAU21 — Television

  • Fox 35 WRVW UPN 65 — Television

  • Telemundo WTMO-TV 40 — Television
Reviews
Gatorland
If you are traveling to central florida - make sure you spend a day at gatorland. My twelve year old and myself took part in the trainer for a day program - it was a birthday gift for him. It was well worth the money !!!! We got up close and personal (holding, feeding, wrestling) the gators and a ton more of hands on with other creatures. This was an experience of a lifetime. Our guide was great and took the time to answer all of my families questions. Disney is always great - but knock a day off the park hopper and make arrangements to do the trainer for a day at gatorland. The staff is gatorland is very friendly and couldn't do enough for us.
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-- J. Paul - Lykens, PA
SeaWorld - Orlando, FL
My family and i had a great time. I wish we had more time to spend at seaworld.
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-- Leann McCabe - Pigeon Forge , Tennessee
Walt Disney World® Theme Parks
It really is the most magical place on earth! My husband, son and myself had a wonderful time in the magic kingdom. It was definitely a great way to spend mine and my sons birthdays!
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-- Brandy Fisher - Knoxville, TN
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