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Central Florida Attractions  Places to Go !
Sparkling blue waters, brilliant white sand and sun-kissed skies grace Florida's shores with a timeless beauty and ageless appeal. It's no wonder that from the Panhandle to the Keys, Florida's magnificent beaches are worldwide favorites, and are perpetually rated among the top 10 in the United States. University of Maryland professor and coastal geomorphologist Stephen Leatherman, otherwise known as "Dr. Beach," travels the nation's 650 beaches and ranks them annually. His evaluations are based on 50 criteria, including soft sand, clear blue water, abundant wildlife, and far-reaching views. Florida has continued to capture stellar ratings since the survey began in 1991, and its beaches make up nearly half of this year's overall best in the country.  
JUST SOME OF THE OTHER WORLD CLASS ATTRACTIONS 
SEA WORLD - The world's largest marine life park is the area's second most popular attraction. Discover the exhilaration of unforgettable adventures at Sea World of Florida. Feel the rush of danger as you explore the wild artic. Touch feel or just get face to face with awesome and amazing wild animals. Dare to take a one of a kind water coaster thrill ride through the mysterious lost city of the Atlantis at new Journey to Atlantis, opening Spring 98. 407-351-3600 

WET 'N' WILD - A 25 acre water recreation park with a bonanza of water slides, water rides and wave pool. 407-351-1800 

 La Nouba: music, costumes, excitement and romance. Who can resist the circus? There is a mysterious invite that comes from the huge, overpowering circus tent. The white canvas outer shell with its soaring peaks, seeming to be held to the earth only by an occasional stake. A windowless structure that makes promises of an adventure, a momentary escape from reality. It's within all of us, this curiosity about the traveling road-show and the amazements that it brings... 

CYPRESS GARDENS - A beautiful setting for water ski shows and boat rides. Girls in beautiful southern traditional dress stroll around the incredible gardens. 1-800-282-2123 or 941-342-2111 

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS - 407-363-8000 

Opened in May 1990, this is a state of the art motion picture and television studio that includes features such as a lifelike King Kong and Jaws! You'll thrill to over 40 rides, shows and attractions at the Universal Studios Florida, the No 1 Movie Studios and theme Park in the world. There are also hotels, restaurants etc. and a 5000 seat amphitheatre. Universal's Islands of Adventure is an all new 21st century theme park to come in 1999. 

BUSCH GARDENS, TAMPA - A safari theme park, water rides, sky way and monorail rides to view African wildlife, dolphin show and roller coaster rides. Montu, the worlds tallest and longest inverted steel rollercoaster, traveling in excess of 60 m.p.h. !, Also check out Egypt, Busch Gardens ninth theamed area east of the Crown Colony section of the park.- make an early start! 987-5082 

SPLENDID CHINA -Orlando’s newest major attraction replicates more than sixty of China’s best known scenic, historical and cultural sites in both full scale and miniature. Major features include the Great Wall of China, a 2.600 foot-long version of the 4,200 mile long original, and a miniaturised re-creation of Beijing’s Forbidden City and Imperial Palace. Splendid China also offers a variety of live entertainment. 

CHURCH STREET STATION - Home of Rosey O'Grady; this entertainment complex is set in historical Orlando, dine and dance or sit and watch in the variety of theme restaurants and clubs. 407-422-2434 

KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE - The centre exhibits spacecraft and gives space science demonstrations. 

ARABIAN NIGHTS - Medieval banquet and entertainment. 

COCOA BEACH AND DAYTONA BEACH (ATLANTIC COAST) - Cocoa beach is very pretty, Daytona beach is an education where cars drive along the beach - the whole atmosphere is fun. 

CLEARWATER BEACH (GULF COAST) - The sandy beach is like talcum powder - one of the best in the world. 

ALLIGATOR LAND - Go and see alligators at close hand in this alligator breeding farm. 407-855-5496 

KING HENRY'S FEAST - Lots of merriment with banquet, serving wenches, fighting knights, jugglers and troubadours. 

MARDI GRAS - Exciting cabaret show combining the tropical beat of the West Indies, the carnival atmosphere of Latin America and the rhythms of New Orleans. 

 

 

Walt Disney World Resort

The entertainment capital of the world. WALT DISNEY WORLD Amidst the fun-filled activity you will find Wait Disney World Resort, where you can visit the 
  • Magic Kingdom Park - Probably the best known of all the Disney Parks, the Magic Kingdom has seven separate themed lands, with Cinderella's Castle right at the heart. With no fewer than 50 attractions, the park is heaven for both the young and young at heart. 
  • EPCOT - Visit the whole World as well as the future at Epcot '96. Take a stroll around the World Showcase Lagoon and experience the culture, cuisine and entertainment of eleven different countries, or take a trip to the future at Future World, Innovations and the cosmic Spaceship Earth. 
  • Disney-MGM Studios - Experience the golden era of 30's Hollywood, the art of film making and many heart-stopping rides. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is not for the faint hearted - beware!
  • Animal Kingdom - Everyone is going wild with this new animal park which had its doors opened to the public in April 98.
Disney World Information : 407-824-4321
  • Typhoon Lagoon - popular water park complete with blue lagoon, white sand beaches and the world's largest inland surfing waves. Ride down a creek on a rubber tube, snorkel amongst the reef or take a white water raft ride.
  • Blizzard Beach - Opened in April '95, Disney's newest water adventure has some of the longest, tallest, and most exciting rides. The concept is that of a ski resort built following a freak Florida snowstorm, which turned into a water park once the snow began to melt.
  • River Country/Discovery Island - River Country has white water rapids, a swimming hole and corkscrew slides, all set amidst extensive grounds. Just nearby you 1, will also find Discovery Island, Disney's zoological park and bird sanctuary.
  • Pleasure Island - Disney's centre of opening entertainment, Pleasure Island includes a selection of night clubs, restaurants and shops. Night Owls can dance into the early hours after enjoying a meal in one of the many restaurants.
  • Walt Disney World Speedway - 407-939-0130 Ride or drive a stock car 

Recommended Restaurants

CHARLIES STEAK HOUSE 
for the best steaks in Orlando, relaxed atmosphere, salad bar , wood grill, good value. Up to 400 persons. 
THE CRAB HOUSE 
a dining experience complete with your own wooden mallet for cracking the crabs! Relaxed atmosphere excellent sea food, good value. Up to 400 persons. 
PEBBLES 
casual American Gourmet, excellent, creative food, a place to relax and enjoy. Up to 200 - 400 persons. 
ARTHUR'S 27 
on the top floor of the Buena Vista Palace, has panoramic view of the Disney Parks, excellent Continental cuisine and service. Up to 120 persons. 
MAISON ET JARDIN 
elegant villa with excellent Continental cuisine and service. Up to 250 persons. 
CARUSO'S PALACE 
Interior replica of European Opera House, beautiful decor and atmosphere, strolling musicians, Italian specialities. Up to 450 persons maximum. 
ENZO'S ON THE LAKE 
charming villa on lake with excellent Italian cuisine. Up to 250 persons. 
CHALET SUZANNE 
well worth the 40 minutes drive from Orlando! Charming decor, excellent food, world-renowned for its soups which are sold in gourmet shops around the world. 
HEMINGWAY'S 
elegant garden setting located at the Hyatt Grand Cypress, specialises in gourmet sea food. Up to 120 persons. 
MING COURT 
beautiful Chinese style architecture with the Great Wall, gardens and excellent Chinese specialities. 400 dinner, 1000 reception.

SHOPPING MALLS - There are enormous complexes completely undercover and air conditioned. There is the Florida Mall and the Altamonte Mall in Altamonte Springs. Belz Factory Outlet mall on International drive hosts 400 + designer outlet store.

First of the Month Events

First Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art. Celebrate with themed art, friends, food and music at one of Orlando's largest after-work art parties. This month preview The Art of the Motorcycle.
First Fridays is back at the Mall at Millenia on March 3rd with the ever popular Buzzcatz. Free admission to this monthly outdoor concert series located at the main entrance to the mall.
 
Recommended golf courses
Orlando offers one of the best golfing venues in the country. There are numerous golf courses within 10-15 miles from your Orlando accommodations.

Remington Golf Club 
Crown jewel of Osceola County, 7111 yards, Championship Course. 407-344-4004 

Falcons Fire Golf Club 
18 hole, 6901 yards, public golf course plays to a 72 par. 407-239-5445 

Marriott's Orlando World Center 
16 holes with 85 bunkers placed throughout this thinking man's course. Complete practice facilities. 407-238-8660 

Kissimmee Golf Club 
Enjoyable golf at reasonable rate. 407-847-2816 

Walt Disney World Resort Courses 
Bonnett Creek - Eagle pines Course - Public- 18 hole/Par 72 . Bonnett Creek - Ospery Ridge Course - public - 18 hole/Par 72. Lake Buena Vista - Public - 18 hole/Par 72.  
Magic Kingdom - Magnolia Course- Public - 18 hole/ Par 72. 
407-939-4653 

Windermere Golf Center 
Range & lessons. 407-654-0200 

Grand Cypress Resort 
Semi-private, 18 hole/Par 72. 407-351-3151

AIRLINES  


AirTran Airways, Inc. 
6280 Hazeltine National Drive 
Orlando, FL 32822 
407-859-1579 
800-247-8726 

Daily, 5:30 am to 11:30 pm. Affordable jet service between Orlando and over 20 cities throughout the United States. 

Bahamasair  
1730 Bentway Court 
Orlando, FL 32818 
407-298-2879 
Fax 407-298-3379  

Nonstop air from Orlando to Nassau, Bahamas. 

Carnival Air Lines, Inc. 
3606 Floyd Road 
Tampa, FL 33618 
813-931-5544 
Fax 954-920-8305 
800-311-5657 
http://www.carnivalair.com 

We are the largest scheduled passenger carrier headquartered in Florida. Launched in 1988, the carrier operates 25 jets with more than 60 daily scheduled departures between the Northeast, Florida, California and the Caribbean. 

Continental Airlines 
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1575 
Orlando, FL 32801 
407-843-9367 
Fax 407-843-7940 
800-652-6525 
www.flycontinental.com 

Continental is the nation's 5th largest airline, serving over 185 cities worldwide, including more than 130 cities in the United States. Continental - 'More Airline For Your Money'. 

Martinair Holland 
9445 Airport Boulevard 
Orlando, FL 32827 
407-977-0408 
Fax 407-977-1530 
800-627-8462 

At Orlando International Airport, B Terminal-International. Since 1958 the favorite of travelers seeking value and convenience. Martinair flies from 10 North American gateways to Amsterdam. 

Miami Air International 
5000 Northwest 36th Street 
Miami, FL 33122 
305-876-3600 
Fax 305-871-4222 

A charter airline, providing group transportation via Boeing 727-200 aircraft, directly to Orlando from all gateways in the Americas. 

Southwest Airlines 
2702 Love Field Drive 
Dallas, TX 75235 
214-792-5487 
Fax 214-792-7717 
800-423-5683 
www.iflyswa.com 

Package vacations to 16 destinations including Orlando. We are affordably priced and perfectly planned. Call our toll free number for reservations and information.- 

US Airways 
5850 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Suite 135 
Orlando, FL 32822-4407 
407-825-6290 
Fax 407-825-6294 

8:30 am to 5 pm. Over 4500 flights a day to more than 270 cities throughout the United States, Canada, Caribbean, Bermuda, Frankfurt, Rome, Munich, Madrid, and Paris on USAir and USAir Express. 

United Airlines, Inc. 
9459 Airport Boulevard 
Orlando, FL 32827 
407-825-6800 
Fax 407-825-6893 

-At Orlando International Airport-Daily flights from Central Florida serving North America and International markets for both the passenger and cargo transportation needs.- 

Vanguard Airlines Orlando International Airport 
9246-A Aiport Boulevard, #19 
Orlando, FL 32827 
407-825-6592 
Fax 407-825-6594 

Low-fare airline providing 737 jet service to cities such as: Kansas City, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Las Vegas. Call 1-800-VANGUARD for reservations and information.

LIMOUSINES, VANS & TOWN CARS  


Town & Country Coaches, Inc. 
Post Office Box 22096 
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 
407-827-6350 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays. Taxis, limousines, vans, and town cars. 

Airport Connection 
5996 Bent Pine Drive, #3303 
Orlando, FL 32822 
407-851-5826 
800-282-5466 

24 hours. Dependable transportation service utilizing vans to transport visitors and convention delegates all over the city.-V MC DV- 

All Star Transportation, Inc. 
Post Office Box 690882 
Orlando, FL 32869 
407-239-8100 
800-239-2393 

24 hour complete service. Full ground transportation company. Town cars, limos, vans, buses, minibuses, meet and greet services, tours, and convention transportation. Individuals and groups - any size. 


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 


I - Ride Bus Service 
7041 Grand National Drive, Suite 104 
Orlando, FL 32819 
407-248-9590 

Office hours - Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. The I-Ride is a bus service circulator serving International Drive seven days a week from 7 am to Midnight. The I-Ride charge is 75 cents per ride. Passes available. 

Lynx 
225 East Robinson Street, Suite 300 
Orlando, FL 32801 
407-841-8240 

Office hours - Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 8 pm; Saturday, 7:30 am to 6 pm; Sunday 8 am to 6 pm. 4,000 stops in three counties. International Drive service until at least midnight. Fares below $1. Catch LYNX at the nearest LYNX Paw Sign.

 

BUSES, MOTOR COACHES, SHUTTLE, AIR AND GROUND  


Mears Transportation Group 
324 West Gore Street 
Orlando, FL 32806 
407-422-4561 

Open 24 hours. Full-service ground transportation provider. Taxis and shuttle service available to all area hotels and attractions from baggage claim level of Orlando International Airport. 

Transit Masters 
2453 Orlando Central Parkway 
Orlando, FL 32809 
407-851-5122 
800-777-5333 
Email: CPSDMC@AOL.COM 

Transportation professionals providing quality, full-service ground transportation systems to include airport meet/greet, convention/group shuttles, and VIP service.-V MC DV- 

Transtar Transportation, Inc. 
7065 McCoy Road 
Orlando, FL 32822 
407-856-7777 
800-543-6681 

24 hours. Providing quality hotel shuttle, motor coach, sedan, limousine, and taxi service from baggage claim level of Orlando International Airport. Specializing in convention, corporate, and incentive groups.-AE V MC- 

World Transportation 
Post Office Box 22749 
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-2749 
407-826-9999 
800-781-8999 

7 days a week, 5 am to 2 am. Scheduled shuttle service from hotels to attractions. Wheelchair buses and vans, luxury town cars, and limousines. Charter buses 25 to 69 passengers. Sanford Airport scheduled shuttle, taxi, limo, and charter services.-AE V MC-

 

AUTO, RV, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE RENTALS  


Avis Rent A Car  
8445 Bear Road 
Orlando, FL 32827 
407-825-3754 
Fax 407-825-3745 
800-331-1212 

-At Orlando International Airport-Avis offers competitive rates with FREE unlimited mileage. Convenient on-airport rentals with 80+ locations across Florida. Call Avis Today! Mention Discount K000213.-AE V MC DC CB DV- 

Budget Car and Truck Rental 
8855 Rent A Car Road 
Orlando, FL 32827 
407-850-6700 
Fax 407-856-2526 
800-527-7000 

Budget has 12 locations throughout greater Orlando. We offer free pickup service from area hotels and convenient in-airport rentals.-AE V MC DC CB DV- 

Cruise America, RV, Trucks, Bus and Motorcycle Rentals 
2915 North Orange Blossom Trail 
Kissimmee, FL 34741 
407-931-1409 
800-327-7799 

Rent motor homes, truck campers, and motorcycles - USA and Canada. Local or one way.-AE V MC- 

Dollar Rent A Car  
2002 North Lois Avenue, 8th Floor 
Tampa, FL 33607 
813-877-5507 
Fax 813-673-3470 
800-822-1181 

Competitive rates. Convenient on-airport location. Unlimited free mileage.-AE V MC DC CB DV- 

EagleRider Motorcycle Rental 
527 West Miller Street 
Orlando, FL 32805 
407-316-8687 
Fax 407-316-8678 
http://www.travelresource.com/harley 

We specialize in Harley-Davidson rentals ($75 to $135 a day) and guided tours. Locations: Orlando, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 
7652 Narcoossee Road 
Orlando, FL 32822 
407-281-3555 
Fax 407-381-2632 
800-325-8007  

Daily, 6 am to 11 pm. Auto rental services for economy through luxury. FREE pick-up service at Orlando Airport and over 30 Central Florida locations.-AE V MC DC CB DV- 

Hertz Corporation 
5601 Butler National Road 
Orlando, FL 32807  
407-859-8400 
Fax 407-859-5097 
800-654-3131 

For low rates with FREE unlimited mileage, call your travel agent or Hertz.-AE V MC DC CB DV- 

Image Rent-A-Car 
3101 McCoy Road 
Orlando, FL 32812 
407-855-6325 
Fax 407-240-7908 

Image Rent-A-Car is the only car rental company in Central Florida to offer a full line of exotic and/or luxury cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles. 

Thrifty Car Rental  
5757 South Semoran Boulevard 
Orlando, FL 32822 
407-380-1002 
Fax 407-381-2397 
800-367-2277 

Open 24 hours. Call any of our 8 Orlando locations today. We feature a wide variety of Chrysler products including 15-passenger vans.-AE V MC DC CB DV- 

Value Rent A Car 
2510 Jetport Drive 
Orlando, FL 32809 
407-851-4790 
Fax 407-851-1877 
800-468-2583 

http://www.go-value.com Open 24 hours. Low rates. Unlimited FREE Mileage. No drop fees within Florida. Award-winning Mitsubishi cars. Value has 4 locations throughout Orlando and offers Free pick up at area hotels.-AE V MC DC CB DV-