|Quoting greenjet (Reply 51):|
I believe Orlando is the largest or second largest US convention city also.
The Orange County Convention Center is the second largest in the country. Orlando is the largest convention city in the country, recently overtaking Chicago. Orlando's southern suburb, Kissimmee, ranked 24th.
|Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 53):|
As have stated before, Disney is popular with Brazilians, UK & Germans, but that's about it internationally.
I disagree. Those may be the biggest groups, but I run into people from all over Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East here as well.
|Quoting VAM8789 (Reply 55):|
If we're talking shopping, nightlife and fabulous hotels, Miami blows Orlando away in all of those things. By and large, people are not heading to Orlando for any of the things you listed. They're going for the theme parks.
actually shopping is a big part of what people do here.
"Leading the way are Brazilian teens, for whom a trip to Orlando has become almost a rite of passage. They arrive after 10 or 11 hours on a plane, tired but eager to sample Central Florida's thrill rides, night life and stores.
"Shopping is a big reason they're here," said Orlando tour operator Claudia Menezes. "They arrive with a list of items for their aunts, cousins, their grandmothers." Menezes said they enjoy theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld, but "they also love to shop.""
We also have a burgeoning foodie scene:
"I'll be the first to admit -- When it comes to Orlando, Disney is the first, and other than Universal, pretty much the only, thing that pops into my head. So if spinning teacups and a haunted mansion are not what's on my mind, then Orlando is certainly not what comes to my mind.
Turns out, that's more than just a little oversight on my part. In fact, as Julia Roberts so famously said in Pretty Woman, it's a "Big Mistake. Big. Huge." Orlando is actually quite the foodie town, with chef-driven menus and farm to table restaurants. So, if the mouse is the only thing you're going to Orlando to see, well, you're missing out."
NY Times listed our restaurants as a main reason we were #13 on their "top 52 places to visit in 2015"
Disney World will no doubt remain the biggest draw to Orlando, but the city is growing up thanks to a string of civic developments...But the most surprising development is the food scene"
|Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 68):|
Lufthansa has also withdrawn First Class on this route with their 747 service.
has had a constantly rotating service and airplane selection in MCO
. We see A330s, A340s, and 744s.
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