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Orlando, Florida travel guide


The scoop:Orlando is home to both the Happiest Place on Earth and some of the Cheesiest Stuff On Earth.


Theme Parks

Epcot Center
You might actually learn something attending this theme park. more ...

Islands of Adventure
Great, fun park with nice rides, better than Universal Studios. more ...

Hotels

Crestwood Suites
Value hotel more ...

Holiday Inn Family Suites Resort
Good once, awful once. more ...

Transportation

L&M Car Rental
No complaints. more ...

Rides

Back to the Future the Ride
Bumpy ride across time chasing Biff. more ...

Dr. Doom's Fear Fall
Free fall, great view, maybe not worth the wait. more ...

Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Fast, wet flume ride. Hold onto your hat! more ...

Dueling Dragons
Double the fun on an inverted coaster. more ...

Incredible Hulk Coaster
Awesome outdoor roller coaster. more ...

Jurassic Park River Adventure
Get in a boat, avoid the raptors, watch a T-Rex and get very, very wet. more ...

Maelstrom
Lame. more ...

Mexico: The River of Time boat ride
Read this and save time by skipping the actual ride. more ...

Pirates of the Caribbean
Classic ride that is fun for all. more ...

Popeye & Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges
Very wet, lots of fun. more ...

Revenge of the Mummy - The Ride
Fun indoor roller coaster, somewhat scary. more ...

Rock 'n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Indoor roller coaster. Aerosmith. Enough said. more ...

Space Mountain
Classic indoor roller coaster. more ...

Splash Mountain
Pretty good flume ride if you can stand "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" more ...

Star Tours
Star Wars ride that needs to be updated more ...

Terminator 2: 3D Battle Across Time
Better than the Terminator 3 movie. more ...

Test Track
Great ride (when it's working). more ...

The Amazing Spiderman Ride
An awesome, simulated 3-D action adventure ride (with water, too) more ...

The Haunted Mansion
Best ride in the Magic Kingdom. more ...

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Best. Drop. Ever. more ...

Restaurants

Dan Marino's Town Tavern
Good food, Marino memorabilia more ...

Hollywood Brown Derby
Didn't like the menu. more ...

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Good place to chill out after a day at the Universal parks. more ...

Kabuki Japanese Steak House
Best Japanese steakhouse in Orlando (or anywhere else). more ...

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Dinner and a show. more ...

L' Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante
Fresh pasta from the inventor of Fettuccini Alfredo more ...

Moose Juice Goose Juice
Satisfied my thirst. more ...

Mythos
A great meal! more ...

Twin Dragons Chinese Restaurant
Out of business. more ...

Shopping

Florida Mall
A regular mall with a huge food court. more ...

Hess Express
A convenient, pricey alternative to Wal-Mart. more ...

Main Gate Flea Market
Junk for sale! more ...

Old Town
Fun area with good shops. more ...

Orlando Premium Outlets
A pleasant place to shop, some bargains even. more ...

Pointe Orlando
Fun mall, convenient location. more ...

The Mall at Millenia
Upscale mall with three big plusses. more ...

Wal-Mart Super Center
Insane. more ...

Activities

Hawaiian Rumble Adventure Golf
Two great courses and ice cream too! more ...

Miscellaneous

Information Booth in Kissimmee
Aggressive ticket sales. more ...

Islands of Adventure First Aid Station
Got a headache? Head here. Broken glass in your foot? Head elsewhere. more ...