Located in Central Florida, Orlando is one of the most active tourist cities in the world. Its popularity is due to its proximity to an abundance of family-friendly theme parks, most notably Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando?, and Universal Orlando Resort?. Orlando is also near Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center?.
Orlando, however, has more to offer than family fun. Its population is full of diversity which has created areas of town such as Little India and Little Vietnam, as well as heaps of Hispanic restaurants and culture.
Orlando slowly emerged in to being in the 1830’s during the Seminole Wars. The name Orlando is thought to have come from a soldier that died during those battles. Orlando first gained prominence during the late 1800’s when it became a major orange producer. But it wasn’t until 1965, when Walt Disney announced his intentions to build his theme park there, that Orlando truly became a widely known city.
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Orlando and its surrounding area, known locally as “Greater Orlando,” is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the nation. This has lead to increasingly bad traffic congestion during the rush hour periods.
Walt Disney World
Universal Orlando Resort?
Kennedy Space Center?
Blue Spring State Park?
Ripley's Believe It or Not!?
Wekiwa Springs State Park?
Wet n' Wild?