TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 week ago) and read 2018 times:
Yeah, the greater Orlando area, Orange County Florida has more hotels than other metropolitan area in the world! Not the most hotel rooms, that distinction goes to Las Vegas, but Orlando is a huge tourist center, perhaps the largest in the country. Airlines (and people) clamor to get to Orlando for:
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney MGM Studios
Like 4 water parks
Downtown Disney (shopping and entertainment)
around 15 on property hotels
Univerisal Studios Escape
Univerisal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
CityWalk (shopping and entertainment)
Loews Portofino Bay Resort
Wet N Wild (water park)
Bay Hill Country Club
Home to: T. Woods, M. Calcavechia, A. Palmer and others. Also the TPC at Bay Hill Invitational annual (and prestigious golf tourney).
Wealthy neighborhoods including the aforementioned, Winter Park, and Islesworth CC.
More Americans spend their honeymoon in the greater Orlando area than anywhere else in the world.
The city itself also has Florida's #3 population base.
The University of Central Florida, Rollins College, and several otehr community colleges call greater Orlando home.
Delta Express is based at MCO. AirTran is headquartered there.
MCOtoATL From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 474 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
I am a fairly new resident of Orlando, but I have quickly learned that Orlando is the most popular tourist destination in the USA (and maybe the world.) Orlando is only the 39 largest city in the country, and yet its airport ranks as the 15th largest. This shows the power of tourism. Orlando has more hotel rooms than any city in the world except for Las Vegas.
Lowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
Even though AirTran doesn't have any big planes, half of the flights to MCO were on 737 which has 21 more coach seats, but 8 less business class than the DC9. The extra coach seats come in handy, since there are more leisure travelers and less business on that route. It looks like the route to MCO is going to be the last route the 732s fly, considering they only have 3-4 planes left, and fly ATL-MCO 6 times.
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
Have checked for flights next year on Delta Express and they have not posted anything for trips to MCO from ALB. Wonder if they are pulling out of ALB at the end of the year? Southwest is probably dominating ALB with their 3 daily flights to MCO. MetroJet still has flights listed to MCO for next year even though they will be probably merging with United.
ABQ757 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (15 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1960 times:
Orlando has Disneyworld, Sea World, Universal Studios, MGM Studios, etc.. Many people from all over the world want to go there, so obviously, you can't use just RJ's or 737's to get all those people in there.
DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1936 times:
Also, Orlando is a cheaper alternative to Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and St. Augustine (all of Northeast FL). When I flew out of there this summer, every time I turned around there was a group of oriental people with mickey mouse ears on, so yes, it is a big tourist destination.