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 Disneys Magic Kingdom® Park is around 17 million, followed by Epcot with 10.9 million, Disneys 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
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
41st Annual Bicycle Festival
41ST ANNUAL MOUNT DORA BICYCLE FESTIVAL
Dates: October 09-11, 2015
Attracting over 1,300 cyclists; this is Floridas oldest and largest bicycling event! With rides of varying lengths and skill levels, cyclist of all ages come to see why Lake County is recognized as one of the best places in the world to ride. Call 352-383-2165 Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce or www.mountdorabicyclefestival.com.
Location: 341 N. Alexander St. Mount Dora, Florida
Times: All Day Event
Contact: Tracy Draper, Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 352-455-3545 or 352-383-2165
31st Annual Craft Fair
31ST ANNUAL MOUNT DORA CRAFT FAIR
Dates: October 24-25, 2015
This nationally ranked juried event continues to attract over 200,000 visitors and over 350 of the best crafters in the country. For more information call 352-217-8390 or email contact@MtDora.org. WWW.VisitMountDora.Com
Location: Downtown Streets of Mount Dora, Florida
Contact: Visit Mount Dora
20th Annual Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair
20TH ANNUAL MOUNT DORA PLANT & GARDEN FAIR
Dates: November 7-8, 2015
Located at Sunset Park downtown Mount Dora. Admission is free. Central Floridas top growers bring more than 12,000 plants. The event features orchid growers and includes native plants, butterfly-attracting perennials, herbs, roses, camellias, and begonias with a complete selection of rare and unusual tropical plants. Garden antiques, festive flags and unusual containers are also a focus. For more information please call Ms. Cole at 352-729-2170.
Location: Sunset Park Downtown Mount Dora
Times: All Day Event
Contact: Christine Cole
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Enjoy the party of the season at Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom. Mickey and gang want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas by throwing the biggest party in town. See parades and get free hot chocolate and cookies from your favorite characters dressed up for the holidays.
Renninger's Antique Extravaganza
RENNINGERS ANTIQUE EXTRAVAGANZA
Dates: November 20-22, 2015
An antique lovers dream! This event held at Renningers Twin Markets, is one of the largest gatherings of antique dealers in the south with over 1500 dealers attending.
Location: Renningers Twin Markets 20651 US-441, Mount Dora, Floirda
Phone: 352-383-8393 or 800-522-3555