WALT DISNEY WORLD
Walt Disney World is a huge complex of assorted diversions, including several theme parks, along with resort hotels, shopping and entertainment complexes, golf courses, and water parks. So do plenty of research before you go, and make a plan. Then relax - and have a wonderful time.
Have a look at my travelogues for more pics of the different theme parks.
I don't have to tell you this....
I don't have to tell you this. Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and, MGM, and the water parks are not to be missed. I think everyone will love Fantasia, which is performed each night at MGM. If you're a thrill-seeker, you'll love Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain,Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. If you're into culture, EPCOT's World exhibits will delight you. My two best memories are:
1) picking oranges from the orange trees at Westgate with my son, Jonathan. He was seven at the time. we took them back to the condo and used the juicer they provided to make juice each morning.
2) riding with the engineer at the front of the monorail.
WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL
Eevry March, Winter Park hosts one of the best art festivals in the Country. Park ave is closed down to make room for the artists. All the shops have sales as well. It is a great time and you will be thankful to be exposed to so many talented people.
Do NOT forget the sunscreen!!!
It is very hot here during the summer, and usually during the fall also. However, most of the restaurants, stores, and other indoor places have their airconditioning on like 50 degrees F, and I never go out without bringing a jacket, to wear indoors during the summer. The humidity is worst in August, so be prepared for sweating a lot outside. On most days during the summer there will be a thunderstorm in the afternoon, so be prepared for large amounts of rain in a short period. You MUST wear sunscreen outside ( SPF 30 and up) , if you are out more than 5 minutes most of the year. Everyone, regardless of how well you tan. If you stay outside all day without sunscreen, you will most likely end up in the emergency room with a severe sunburn. Don't camp in a tent in July or August: too hot , too many thunderstorms and bugs. If you camp, do it in March or April, maybe May.
located about 20 miles northeast of the theme park area of orlando is the charming town of winter park. park ave. in central winter park is lined with upscale shops, restaurants, bars, and outdoor cafes. winter park has several excellent art museums and is home to the famous winter park sidewalk art festival each march. a fun, safe and interesting place to visit when in the orlando area. see my winter park page and tips for an overview of the this beautiful town.
from downtown orlando take I-4 east to fairbanks ave. take fairbanks ave. east about 2 miles to park ave. most of the attractions of winter park are walking distance of park ave.