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Orlando Helicopter Tour from International Drive Area
"Flying in the comfort of an air-conditioned professionally piloted helicopter there are 6 different itineraries to choose from one for every budget and all time constraints. See the Itinerary for more details.For those wanting to get a taste of touring by helicopter enjoy an introductory flight over the parks of SeaWorld including Discovery Cove and Aquatica. If you are looking for a little more adventure a SeaWorld/Universal Helicopter Tour includes both of these famous Orlando theme parks. On the Disney Re Animal Kingdom Epcot
From $32.00
I-RIDE Trolley Unlimited Ride Pass
"Book a 7-day or 14-day Unlimited Ride Pass and enjoy convenient transport to top attractions in Orlando. Travel along two I-RIDE Trolley routes: the Main Line and the Green Line. (Please click on the 'View Additional Info' tab below to see the two different trolley routes.)The Main Line trave with 85 convenient stops arriving approximately every 20 minutes. The Green Line begins and ends on International Drive but primarily travels along Universal Boulevard with 22 convenient stops arriving approximately every 30 minutes.Perhaps plan a visit to Wet 'n Wild Orlando a water park with world-class rides. SeaWorld® Orlando
From $12.00
City Tour of Orlando
"Lake EolaFirst stop is the iconic Lake Eola. Discover the story behind the city landmark and why it's now considered the city's centerpiece.Leu GardensA 50 acre botanical oasis that is sure to inspire. Known as Orlando’s best kept secret; with a stop for a private boat tour through the canals and waters on Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Or opt to stay on land for extra time to experience the charm of Winter Park with their outdoor cafés and bistros alongside upscale boutiques and specialty shops. Everyone will have time to shop and dine before departure.""""Orlando is often called the ""Theme Park Capital of the World"" however there is so much more to explore just around the corner from the mouse house. From Orlando's humble beginnings as a cattle town to the modern day city adorned with art galleries come along and discover how Orlando earned its name
From $79.00

Crime Related Tips (27)

A robbery happens every 3 minutes in Florida!

A robbery happens in Florida every 3 minutes. To protect your future, invest in a Del-Air security system. Previous Del-Air customers are eligible for 3 months free and insured homeowners will get a discount on premium. Medical pendants are also available for senior citizens or people with medical issues (included in monthly premium). Standard rate 29.99 mo. Without a house phone 39.99. If you live in the Orlando area call 407 342 0475 to speak to a Del-Air Security representative for more information about security consultation.

Oct 03, 2011

Most robberies happen through the front door!

A robbery happens in Florida every 3 minutes. To protect your future, invest in a Del-Air security system. If you live in the Orlando area call 407 342 0475 to speak to a Del-Air Security representative about security consultation. Previous Del-Air customers get a discount as well as insured homeowners.

Oct 03, 2011

Crime in Orlando

I moved here from Detroit, Mi and this isnt crime here Orlando....I happen to love Orlando and the Metro West Area. I have had no problems with crime. Everyone who thinks they know crime vistit Detroit or Chicago and maybe they will change their mine. There is crime everywhere you live. Some areas have more than others. People think crime is always happening in areas where it's low income...Not true!!! Its happens anywhere where someone is not paying attention to their surroundings or not being cautions. I dont care where I live I am always on the look out for anything that can happen.

Jun 13, 2011

Orlando/Kissimmee 192 crime & YUCK

OK - If your a tourist -stay on property! It is your safest bet. If you are staying off property & along 192, keep to the tourist area (west of 535) once your east 535 that area things go down hill for about 12 miles. There are many abandoned buildings (34%) that the local homeless people have been squatting in (viking motel). the whole Kissimmee area gets slum like/ blighted after hoagland blvd. & even the county is formatting a plan to give to the feds to fix up the blighted 192 area. One other thing- Days inn next to Old Town ( which is great) is known by the locals as "Club Meth" since the rooms smell like someones been cooking meth in them - spend an extra 10 bucks & get a better place to stay

Feb 05, 2011
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rkopel (user on this site) is a Racist from FL

Be careful of the racism. A member on the Orlando Crime forum named "rkopel" is a racist from Fl and a KKK member who posts nasty things about people of color on this site. His comment is on the page about crime in Orlando. Watch out for people like him in Florida And on this forum.

Jul 28, 2010


for the most part orlando is a safe place to visit but for the tourist unfamiliar with the area there are high crime areas in orlando that you must be aware of. one of these areas is the parramore section just west of downtown orlando. this area is boardered by I-4 to the east and south, SR50 (w. colonial drive) to the north, US 441 (orange blossom trail) to the west. when visiting downtown do not venture west of I-4 especially after dark. another area that should be avoided is the pine hills section of orlando. locals call the area "crime hills". pine hills is west of downtown orlando between SR50 (w. colonial drive) and clarconna-ocoee road. there is some crime in the tourist areas but if you stay aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your valuables you should not have any problems. because of very good security the major theme parks are virtually crime free. to see crime statistics by orlando neighborhood and zip code see the attached website.

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Jun 17, 2010

"Upscale" Neighborhoods in Orlando

"I live in the Orlando Metro area. I have lived in Oviedo in , Windermere , East Orlando, and Altamonte Springs. "NICE AREAS" and I have been a victim to or witnessed crime from all races and classes of people. EVERYTIME the police did nothing."

Jun 16, 2010

Skip the trip to Orlando, go to a County Fair

I moved out of Orlando due to the high, senseless crimes, not to mention the traffic. I dare you to walk out of your hotel/home/condo/apartment after dark. Don't even consider using an ATM during the late hours, I wouldn't even use it during the daylight hours. You stopped at a yellow light? How dare you! The driver behind you is in a hurry, therefore he will either ram your car or pull out his handgun and kill you. Are you bringing your young children to the parks? Sexual Predators are numerous, they will find your daughter, they love little girls. Don't be surprised if your sleeping child has been taken right out of their hotel bed in the wee hours of the morning. Heading to one of the retail shopping areas? Oh, they will kill you there too and take your car and your money, perhaps even you wife or daughter, and they don't care that you have your 6 month old strapped in a carseat in the back seat, they'll still take your minivan. A Magical place no longer. If you tip the United States on it's side, all the sludge ends up in Florida. Watch an episode of 48 hours, I guarentee the person who is being charged with murder is associated with The Sunshine State. Sad, very sad....

Nov 02, 2009
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Orlando does have crime!

Recently our family took a trip to Florida. On the way to the airport we stopped at the Black Angus Steak house directly across from Wet 'n Wild on International Boulevard. It was about 12:30 in the afternoon. We went in for lunch. When we came out all of our bags had been stolen from our rental car! The rental car was locked when we got back to the car (we know it was because the kids were whining that it was hot and wanted Dad to open it up faster for them.) So, in the middle of the afternoon on a highly populated street, some thugs stole all of our stuff (even our 5-yr-old's new Ariel baby doll). Then locked the doors to the car before getting away. We were parked directly in front of the restaurant too. (The restaurant has NO security cameras outside). Beware in Florida, folks. Criminals don't vacations even when we want to! And oh, we waited 1 1/2 hours for the police to arrive then we had to catch our flight home. No police ever showed eventhough we saw two marked cars pass by the restaurant on our way out. Makes me really re-consider Orlando for vacation.

Aug 02, 2009


the SOBT, US441, (south orange blosson trail) runs through the highest crime areas of orlando. the SOBT is lined with sleazy strip clubs, adult bookstores, bars, and run down motels. the SOBT is a high prositution and drug dealing area that should be avoided any time of the day. the bad section of US441 runs from SR438 (silver star road) to the north and to the orlando city limits to the south. for crime statistics for orlando neighborhoods and zip codes see the attached website.

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Jun 29, 2008

heroin alley

state road 436 from curry ford road to the south and to SR50, (colonial drive) to the north is called herion alley by orlando locals. this major north-south road from the airport to central orlando is perfectly safe to travel on but the neighborhoods to the east and west of SR 436 are infested with gangs and drug dealers. also late at night people race on this section on 436 which is a safety hazard. you will have no problem if you drive to and from the airport on SR436 as long as you avoid the neighborhoods that boarder this road. for orlando crime statistics by neighborhood and zip code see the attached website.

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Feb 22, 2008

Nav and camera break in

Festival Bay Mall at International Drive
5250 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 351-7718

My wife and I were in orlando, at the above mentioned mall. We came out after about an hour of shopping to find the driver's window of our s.u.v. smashed and the contents rifled though. I later found out that the mall was in a "not so great" part of town. The cowardly robbers took my digital camera, which they thought was a "TOM TOM" Nav unit. The O.P.D. officer who showed up on the scene told me that because I left the cradle on the windshield, I put up a red flag that apparently read "please break in to my car". He also told me that the mall was a daily cars thieft spot, Nav units are stolen DAILY there.

festival bay security 407-210-2405

o.p.d. 407-246-2470

Oct 18, 2007

Things to Do Near Orlando

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Orange County Regional History Center

the orange county regional history center is located in the old 1927 orange county courthouse in downtown orlando. the history center has exhibits on the central florida history on four floors in...
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Lake Eola

Lake Eola Park is one of those places to visit if you wish to relax. There is a path around the circumference of the lake and is nearly 1 mile in length. We visited midweek and in the winter which is...
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Thornton Park

Thornton Park is Orlando’s first stylishly renewed historic district, full of shops and restaurants at the edge of downtown. Panera Bread (407/481-1060) The Coffee House of Thornton Park...
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Citrus Bowl

Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium 1610 W. Church Street Orlando, FL 32805 Originally constructed in 1936, with seating for 8,900 people. The first annual bowl game was held in 1947, for the benefit of the...
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Science Center

The Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park is an excellent alternative to the usual theme parks in Orlando. The OSC itself is a huge 5 story building filled with fun exhibits, They even offer...
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Leu Gardens

Henry P. Leu Gardens Looking for a sedate escape from the theme parks? Not far from downtown Orlando, the Henry P. Leu Gardens offers a serene and scenic departure from the typical Orlando vacation....
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