Top things that attract people to Orlando?
Orlando is known to many as “The Theme Park Capital of the World” and more than 62 million visitors visit Orlando annually. It’s nickname is “The City Beautiful” and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola.
Orlando is served by two main airports The Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Sanford International Airport.
1) Orlando’s world famous attractions
The Walt Disney World Resort – The Magic Kingdom, The Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, DisneySprings, The Universal Orlando Resort which includes the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Islands of Adventure and Universal City Walk, Seaworld Orlando and Discovery Cove and Aquatica, Gatorland, Wet n Wild, The Orlando Eye, Sealife Centre, Madame Tussauds.
2) Industry , Conferences and Conventions and Education
Today Orlando is a major industrial and high tech centre and many international companies have facilities in Metro Orlando. The Central Florida Research park is home to over 100 companies. Orlando is fast becoming known for its tech industries as many new companies are setting up and relocating along the I4 corridor. Many household names from large American Companies also have their headquarters in Orlando. The City is one of the busiest American Cities for conferences and conventions. The Orange County Convention Centre is the second largest in the United States. Orlando is home to many education establishments including the University of Central Florida and Rollins College. It is also the home of the new Medical City at Lake Nona which includes the new Nemours children’s hospital and Veterans hospital as well as the Research Centre and the University of Florida’s College of Medicine.
Orlando has several museums – Orlando Science museum, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum
3) Sport,Golf and Recreation.
Whether for watching sport or participating there is professional sport including baseball spring training – The Atlanta Braves or for basketball – Orlando Magic, soccer – Orlando City or Orlando Predators, Ice Hockey - The Orlando Solar Bears or amateur School and College tournaments. Tennis is popular and and Golf of course! Numerous golf courses can be found including Bay Hill Club, Isleworth and the Three Signature Courses at Reunion Resort.
2016 will also see The Invictus Games being held in Orlando.
Can be found in the new Dr Philips Centre, The Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre and the Amway Centre. Orlando City Ballet, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre, The Orlando Caberet Festival, The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orlando Film Festival to name a few local companies. All the major artists play the Amway Centre.
Orlando is a fabulous shopping destination with modern malls and great outlet malls. The Florida Mall, The Mall at Millenia and The Premium Outlets are loved by all.
Orlando offers more than 5,300 restaurants which offer every kind of ambience imaginable and a wide range of cuisine.
Orlando has a humid subtropical climate and as such there are two main seasons each year. One hot and rainy lasting from May until late September and the other dry and relatively cool late October through April bringing less frequent rainfall yet warm temperatures.