"Orlando, the "Tragic Kingdom"" Orlando by 850prc
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As you might have guessed from my "Tragic Kingdom" comment, I'm not crazy about Orlando. It's not that Orlando is a bad town. It's just that all that vacation magic stuff that they've built is so incredibly phony.
But, if theme parks and kingdoms are your bag, it's my job as a Floridian to give you the low-down.
For my money, the most interesting park in Orlando is SeaWorld. There is a lot to be learned, and there's numerous opportunities to get up close and personal with the marine residents of SeaWorld.
Like I say, one of the best things about SeaWorld is the opportunity to get up close and enjoy many marine creatures. I enjoyed petting the porpoises.....and the porpoises seemed to enjoy it, too. These are truly remarkable creatures.
Yep, that'd be Disney World, aka the "Tragic Kingdom" to us jaded Floridians. The people who call it the happiest people on earth are probably Disney accountants. :)
But, no use poisoning things for you if you've decided to visit Walt Disney World in Orlando. My advice is to pick a weekday, and to show up early. Stay all day and get your money's worth. Do it all and then decide if you ever want to do it again. : )
For more of my caustic Disney World humor, with some useful advice sprinkled in, see my Disney World Travelogue.
- Pros:There are some decent places to eat and their airport is great
- Cons:Too many people. Too many phony fun parks.
- In a nutshell:Everybody ends up visiting Orlando. Don't feel guilty if you don't love it. : )
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