Local Area Attractions
Orlando (15 minutes)
"Take a Look at Orlando!"
In 1856 Orlando became the county seat of Orange County, Florida. The “Town of Orlando” was incorporated on July 31, 1875 with an area of 4 square miles. Orlando incorporated as a city in 1885. Today, the City of Orlando as a result of numerous annexations has an area of over 100 square miles and is still located entirely within Orange County.
Orlando might be home to some of the nation's greatest theme parks, but there is a lot more that the City has to offer visitors. Here is some useful information on City events and activities for you to enjoy on your visit to The City Beautiful.
Disney World (30 minutes)
Walt Disney World was opened on October 1, 1971 and used the full name of its creator in its title. To paraphrase his brother Roy Disney at the opening, everyone had heard of Ford cars, but not necessarily Henry Ford who invented them. He wanted everyone to remember it was Walt Disney's dream and creation
Around 48 million people visit Disney World each year. The annual attendance at Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park is around 17 million, followed by Epcot with 10.9 million, Disney’s Animal Kingdom with 9.6 million and Disney's Hollywood Studios with 9.5 million.
There are over 6000 rides in Disney world including Animal Kingdom, located within the park. Disney has some of fastest and scariest rides
Disney World is located in Orlando, Florida. The first theme park, the Magic Kingdom, opened in October of 1971. Epcot was added in 1982, followed by Disney's Hollywood Studios in 1989 and Disney's Animal Kingdom in 1998. The recreational "world" also features 2 water parks, 23 hotels, shopping and dining. Visitors from all over the world travel to Florida to enjoy a "magical" vacation.
Seaworld (30 minutes)
Sea World Orlando is the smallest of the three major theme parks in central Florida, but it is one of the most refreshing theme parks to visit. If you are traveling with children in particular, then you will really want to visit Sea World Orlando. After spending a few days at the "other larger parks", Sea World Orlando will give you and your family members a break from the long lines. Sea World Orlando has only a few rides and the rest of the park is designed around shows such as Believe, starring Shamu, so there is no waiting in lines.
Golfing in the Area
If golfing is your sport, then we have some of the finest courses in the area. From beginners to expert, we have a course for you! - Mount Dora Golf - Mission Inn Resort - Forest Lake Golf - Rock Springs Ridge - Errol Estate Resort - Dubsdread - Metro West - Eagle Dunes - Black Bear Golf Club - Magnolia Plantation Golf Club
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Florida Strawberry Festival
Each spring, the Florida Strawberry Festival rolls out the red carpet to welcome visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts. The fabric of American life is woven into the Festival through social events, contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, and parades with glorious floats and high-stepping marching bands.