Vacation in Orlando

Thursday, February 7, 2002 3:34 AM

I'm planning a vacation in Orlando. I'm going to IOA, SW and Disney, which other attractions (not necessarily theme parks) do you recommend I should visit in that area?

Thanks.
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Thursday, February 7, 2002 4:06 AM
You should take an hour trip town to BGT as well.
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Thursday, February 7, 2002 7:06 AM
Stop by Old Town and check out the 300 foot tall skycoaster. You can do/see all of Old Town in a couple hours.
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Thursday, February 7, 2002 7:16 AM
The 300 tower at old town is pretty cool, but the rest of the park is terrible.  Depending on how your financial situation just know that Epcot and the Magic Kingdom will gauge you for everything your worth to a degree at their counter services, and even more so at their sit down restaraunts.  MGM Studios is by far the best park at WDW and Space Mountain, Jungle Cruise, and Splash Mountain makes a trip to the Magic Kingdom worth it. 

The best deal I've found, though, is the Universal 5 day flex ticket which is I believe Sea World, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Wet & Wild for $202 (I think)

Other things worth seeing would be Cape Canaveral and the one of the beaches (although I'd avoid Cocoa as its pretty dirty)

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Thursday, February 7, 2002 8:12 AM
I am heading out in 8 days to Orlando myself (3rd time).  I got the five park - 14 day pass and that is definately the way to go.  There is so much to do in Florida (especially Orlando).  If you are not one for commandoing theme parks the whole time, there is the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico which are both about an hour to hour and a half away in either direction.  There is the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral as well.  In Orlando there is Seaworld, the Universal parks, the Disney Parks, and Old Town.  Also there is alligator thing in Orlando somewhere but not sure exactly where.  I saw something on Travel Channel about a boat tour you can take and you can see wild monkeys along the river.  Supposedly some movie company lost them and well, the monkeys do what monkeys do and all of a sudden you have a small native monkey population.  If you are going in the near future, I know that some museum down there has some kind of Titanic exhibit as well.  My wife has been pestering me about going to that one(I would rather shoot myself).
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Thursday, February 7, 2002 9:03 AM
I know it's come up before, but i can't find it w/ search, so:

Where do flex passes come from?  How can I get one?

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Thursday, February 7, 2002 9:10 AM
I got mine from the SeaWorld site.  I believe they just hiked the prices a week or two ago so it is just over 200 bucks a pop. 
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Thursday, February 7, 2002 12:54 PM
Don't skip Busch Gardens in Tampa. It's realy worth the price of admission IMHO, around $50. Montu and Kumba alone make the little detour worthwhile,  Gwazi has it's good days, and Scorpion is a hidden gem.
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Thursday, February 7, 2002 1:32 PM
Busch Gardens is my personal favorite. It is layed back as not as crowded, and the coasters are sweet!! (exclude Python)
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Thursday, February 7, 2002 1:58 PM
Definatly goto BGT too. Montu and Kumba are sweet, the park is very nice, and Scorpion is just a funny little ride that you have to go on. If you go there, skip Rhino Rally... that has horrible waits due to the way they load it. Gwazi has bad loading procedures, too, and the day I went, was extremely rough with no airtime, both sides. I still enjoyed it though, but Montu and Kumba are worth it alone. I wrote a TR a few days ago, it should still be on the top page of TRs if you want to look at it.
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Thursday, February 7, 2002 3:24 PM
You might also want to try a dinner theatre with a Wild West Show or Jousting Knights.  If your grandmother is with you, you can take her to Cypress Gardens.
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Thursday, February 7, 2002 4:07 PM
If ya have the cash, Discovery Cove is awesome.  You can do it cheaper without the dolphin swim and it is still a great experience.  I beleive you can get info. on flex tickets at Universal's site.  If you need any Disney info--check out www.wdwig.com
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