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Old 03-02-2008, 03:35 AM   #1
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Useful links - Orlando and Cental Florida

The Main Attractions
Walt Disney World
Universal Orlando
Sea World
Busch Gardens
Discovery Cove
Kennedy Space Center
Disney Cruise Line

Entertainment Complexes
Downtown Disney
Disney’s BoardWalk
Old Town, Kissimmee
Pointe Orlando

The Water Parks
Blizzard Beach
Typhoon Lagoon
Wet ‘n Wild

Other Attractions
Cypress Gardens
Daytona 500 Experience
Fantasy of Flight
Fun Spot
Historic Bok Sanctuary
The Holy Land Experience
Magical Midway
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Ron Jon Surf Park
Silver Springs
Skull Kingdom
Terror in Orlando
Titanic – The Experience

Behind the Magic
Magic Kingdom Tours
Epcot Tours
Animal Kingdom Tours
Epcot DiveQuest
Universal Orlando VIP Tours
Specialty Cruises at WDW
Kids' Programs at WDW
Surf Lessons at Typhoon Lagoon
Pal Mickey
Michael's VIPs
Gator Tours

Dinner Shows
See separate thread - Useful Links - Dining

Other Night-time Entertainment
BB King's Blues Club
Cirque Du Soleil – La Nouba
Blue Man Group
Howl at the Moon
Rix Lounge (at Disney’s Coronado Springs)
Blue Martini
Club Hush
Glo Lounge
The Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House
Information on the following can be found by following the appropriate link under “Entertainment Complexes” above
* 8-Trax (Downtown Disney Pleasure Island)
* Adventurers’ Club (Downtown Disney Pleasure Island)
* BET Soundstage Club (Downtown Disney Pleasure Island)
* Mannequins Dance Palace(Downtown Disney Pleasure Island)
* Motion (Downtown Disney Pleasure Island)
* The Comedy Warehouse (Downtown Disney Pleasure Island)
* Red Coconut Club (CityWalk)
* Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom (CityWalk)
* Pat O’Brien’s (CityWalk)
* CityJazz (CityWalk)
* the groove (CityWalk)
* Jellyrolls (BoardWalk)
* Atlantic Dance Hall (BoardWalk)
* ESPN Club (BoardWalk)

Live Music
Hard Rock Live
House of Blues
The Social
Amway Arena
St Pete Times Forum, Tampa
Adobe Gila’s
BB King’s Blues Club
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
The Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel

AMC Celebration 2
AMC Pleasure Island 24
AMC Universal Cineplex 20
CineMark Festival Bay
Regal The Loop 16
Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
Regal Winter Park Village 20
MrMovietimes – listings for all Orlando area cinemas

Sporting Venues
Amway Arena
St Pete Times Forum, Tampa
Disney’s Wide World of Sports

Sports Teams
Orlando Magic
Miami HEAT
UCF Knights
Orlando Preditors
Miami Dolphins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Rays
Florida Marlins

Anna Maria Island
Charlotte Harbor
Cocoa Beach
Daytona Beach
Fort Myers
Longboat Key
Marco Island
St Pete’s/Clearwater
Sanibel & Captiva

Outdoor Pursuits
(See separate listings below for Golf and Fishing)
Aquatic Wonders Boat Tours
Boggy Creek Airboat Rides
Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour
Bob’s Hot Air Balloons
Magic Sunrise Ballooning
Orlando Balloon Rides
Warbird Adventures
Biplane Rides Over Kissimmee
Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding
Air Florida Helicopter Tours
Disney’s Wilderness Preserve
Green Meadows Petting Farm
Forever Florida Eco Safaris
Horse World Riding Stables
Grand Cypress Equestrian Center
Rock Springs Riding Ranch
Tri-Circle-D Ranch & Farm at Disney’s Fort Wilderness
Bike Rentals at WDW
Jogging Trails at Walt Disney World
Marina Watercraft Rentals at WDW
Watersports at WDW

Edwin Watts
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill (you might even bump into Arnold – we did!)
Celebration Golf Club
Disney’s Osprey Ridge
Disney’s Palm
Disney’s Magnolia
Disney’s Lake Buena Vista
Disney’s Oak Trail
Eagle Creek
Falcon’s Fire
Faldo Golf Institute
Grand Cypress
Grande Pines
Harmony Golf Preserve
Hawk’s Landing
Highlands Reserve
Hunter’s Creek
Metro West
Mission Inn
Mystic Dunes
Orange County National
Orange Lake Resort & Country Club
Plantation Golf Resort & Spa
Reunion Resort
The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes
Shingle Creek
Southern Dunes
Stoneybrook West

Mini Golf
Congo River Adventure, I-Drive/Universal Blvd
Congo River Adventure, I-Drive near Wet ‘n Wild
Congo River Adventure, Marker 12 Hwy 192, Kissimmee
Disney’s Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland
Hawaiin Rumble (locations at Lake Buena Vista and I-Drive)
Magic Mining Company, Marker 5 Hwy 192, Kissimmee
Pirate’s Cove, I-Drive
Pirate's Cove, Lake Buena Vista
Putting Edge Glow in the Dark, I-Drive
Tiki Island Volcano Golf, I-Drive

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Bass Pro Shops
Walt Disney World Fishing
A#1 Bass Guide Service
AJ’s Freelancer Bass Guide Service
Ace Bass Guide Service
Captain Russ Rivers
Central Florida Sight Fishing Charters
Chuck’s Guide Service
Fish Orlando!
Florida Bass Adventures
Gators Big Bass Guide Service
Hugh Crumpler – A Bass Guide
Incentive Fishing Charters
Orlando Fishing Guide
Orlando Trophy Bass
Pro Bass Guide Service
Saltwater Adventures of Central Florida
Swanny’s Bass Fishing Guide Service
Tom & Jerry’s Guide Service

Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Gaylord Palms
Disney’s Grand Floridian Spa
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Spa
Eleuthera Spa & Salon at Bahama Bay Resort
Mandara Spa at Portofino Bay
Mandara Spa at WDW Dolphin
Papillon the Spa at Westgate Lakes
Plantation Inn Spa
Regal Palms Spa & Health Club
The Ritz-Carlton Spa at Grande Lakes
The Spa at Bay Hill
The Spa at Buena Vista Palace
The Spa at Lighthouse Key
The Spa at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Shala Salon & Spa at The Peabody

Greater Orlando Shopping Guide
The Mall at Millenia
The Florida Mall
Festival Bay
Orlando Premium Outlets
Prime Outlets
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
The Loop
Pointe Orlando
Old Town
Winter Park
Altamonte Mall

Supermarkets and Pharmacies
Albertsons (Click on “Store Locator” and use zip 32830 to find those within 10 mile radius of WDW)
Whole Foods Market (There is a store in Winter Park with another under development in Turkey Lake Road)
The Fresh Market
Chamberlin’s Natural Foods
CVS Pharmacy
British Supermarket

Transportation and Maps
I-Ride Trolley
FL Tours
Mears Transportation
Orlando Taxi Service
Quick Transportation
Tiffany Towncars
Yellow Cab Company
Orlando International Airport
Sanford Airport
Port Canaveral
I-Drive Interactive Map
Kissimmee Interactive Map
Lake Buena Vista Interactive Map
US Hwy 192 Interactive Map
Google Maps
Google Earth
Live Maps
Airline Network Car Hire
US Rent A Car
Dollar - Dollar Check-in - Dollar Check-in with additional drivers.

Visitor Information
Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau
International Drive Resort Area
Visit Florida
Visit Florida UK Site
Orlando Sentinel
Local 6
The Weather Channel
Weather Underground
WESH Weather

October 1992 ~ Enclave Suites, I-Drive May 1996 ~ Omni Rosen, I-Drive October 1998 ~ Villa-Clear Creek August 2000 ~ Beach Club/Villa-Sunset Lakes July 2001 ~ Animal Kingdom Lodge/Hard Rock Hotel/Villa-Formosa Gdns Christmas 2001 ~ Villa-Formosa Gardens October 2002 ~ Hard Rock Hotel/Villa-Formosa Gdns May 2003 ~ Portofino Bay/Villa-Cumbrian Lakes January 2004 ~ Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes/Villa-Formosa Gardens July 2004 ~ Grand Floridian/Portofino Bay/Villa-Formosa Gardens December 2004 ~ Villa-Rolling Hills/Disney Wonder Cruise/BoardWalk Grand Villa/Contemporary April 2005 ~ Washington DC, Shenandoah, Blue Ridge Parkway, Charleston, Savannah, Royal Pacific Resort/Villa-Acadia Estates January 2006 ~ Reunion Resort/Royal Pacific Resort April 2006 ~ Celebration Hotel/NCL Jewel Cruise/Hotel Victor, Miami/Beach Cottage-Disney's Vero Beach October 2006 ~ Reunion Resort/BoardWalk Villa/Rosen Shingle Creek August 2007 ~ Saratoga Springs//Reunion Grande January 2008 ~ Saratoga Springs/Beach Club Villas/Reunion Resort November 2008 ~ BoardWalk Villas/Royal Pacific Resort/Saratoga Springs March 2011 ~ Celebrity Cruise/Veness Towers, a stone's throw from the Magic Kingdom November 2012 ~ Bay Lake Tower/Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota/Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, Jupiter/Saratoga Springs September 2013 ~ Kidani Village/Saratoga Springs May 2014 ~ Beach Club Villas/Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek/Bay Lake TowerJanuary 2015 ~ Four Seasons Golden Oak/Bay Lake Tower

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