Orlando is America's most popular tourist destination attracting nearly 60 million visitors each and every year. This AAA guide to Orlando, #Florida features popular attractions such as, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World Florida, Old Town and many more. It also gives popular eating destinations like, Shakers American Cafe, White Wolf Cafe, and Seasons 52.
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Walt Disney WorldÂ® Resort opened in the Orlando area in 1971, setting
into motion a Florida tourism boom of grand proportions. With a clone of
the West Coastâ€™s Disneyland in their back yards,
devotees of all things Mickey Mouse east of the
Mississippi no longer had to trek across country to
tap into the magic. As Disneyâ€™s East Coast kingdom
grew exponentially, so, too, did the competition that
eventually transformed Orlando into one big theme
park of a destination. Walt Disney World set the bar
for wholesome family fun and then raised it time
after time with faster rides, cuter characters and
livelier entertainment to captivate every age group.
Beyond Orlandoâ€™s man-made wonders are sparkling lakes, lovely
gardens, relaxing state parks and, within shouting distance, a string of
Atlantic Coast beaches. Add to this list championship golf courses, luxury
resorts with spas, cuisine to please the international palate and shopping
districts that run the gamut from bargain outlets to upscale malls, and
Orlando measures up to a full-out, year-round crowd pleaser.
With Disneyâ€™s four major theme parks, Universalâ€™s two, and marine
adventure parks SeaWorld and Discovery Cove, plus more than 90 other
area attractions, fantasy is always on tap here. If Orlando could be
squeezed and reduced to concentrate, like the juicy citrus that used to
grow nearby in abundance, its essence would be pure entertainmentâ€”
nectar for all who thirst for a family-oriented good time.
Go to Gatorland, a slice of roadside Americana since 1949, and watch
with amazement as alligators lunge for lunch and wrestle with handlers.
Feed the swans or ride paddleboat likenesses in downtown Orlando's
centerpiece, Lake Eola Park, where locals stroll and relax. T