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Encyclopedia > Orlando, Florida
City of Orlando
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Nickname: The City Beautiful
Motto: "Built for Families, Made for Memories"[1]
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
Location in Orange County and the state of Florida
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Coordinates: 28°32′01″N 81°22′6.72″W / 28.53361, -81.3685333
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of Florida Florida
County  Orange
Government
 - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D)
Area
 - City 101.0 sq mi (261.5 km²)
 - Land 93.5 sq mi (242.2 km²)
 - Water 7.5 sq mi (19.3 km²)
Elevation 98 ft (34 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 220,186
 - Density 2,180.06/sq mi (842.01/km²)
 - Metro 2,032,496UNIQ395f4eae5,916c920-ref-00,000,000-QINU
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 321, 407
FIPS code 12-53000[2]
GNIS feature ID 0288240[3]
Website: www.cityoforlando.net

The city of Orlando is a major city in central Florida, USA and is the county seat of Orange County, Florida. It is also the principal city of Greater Orlando. The Orlando-Kissimmee MSA is Florida's third-largest metropolitan area, behind Miami and Tampa. Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second largest university in Florida in student enrollment and has the 6th largest enrollment in the nation. Orlando can be: a city in Florida; a town in Oklahoma; a township in South Africa; a character in Renaissance and Baroque literature and music. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 295 pixelsFull resolution (1227 × 452 pixel, file size: 426 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Orlando Florida skyline: taken by User:Cwolfsheep in 11-2004 who released it GFDL. This is a cropped version (cropped by britcom) of an image from... Orlando City Flag. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... 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The city is well known for the many tourist attractions in the area, in particular the nearby Walt Disney World Resort, which is located in Lake Buena Vista about 20 miles (32 km) south of Orlando city limits via Interstate 4. Other notable area attractions include SeaWorld and Universal Orlando Resort. The region sees an estimated 52 million tourists a year. Orlando has the second largest number of hotel rooms in the country (after Las Vegas, Nevada), and is one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions with the Orange County Convention Center, the country's second largest in square footage. It is also known for its wide array of golf courses, with numerous courses available for any level of golfer. Despite being several miles away from the main tourist attractions, Downtown Orlando is undergoing major redevelopment with a number of residential and commercial towers. Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 4 An old shield in Orlando, Florida Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is a 132. ... For the unrelated theme park with a similar name in Australia, see Sea World. ... Nanna JuulsgÃ¥rd Andersen is like a indianerhøvding Taken in December 2004, this picture shows a walkway bridge (right) and the giant studio entrance (back) at Universal Studios Orlando. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is the primary public convention center in Central Florida. ... Downtown as seen from Interstate 4. ...


The city symbol is the fountain of Lake Eola and the current mayor is Buddy Dyer. At the center of the Orlando flag, it represents Lake Eolas famous fountain. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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History

Lake Lucerne in c. 1905
Lake Lucerne in c. 1905

Historians date Orlando's name to around 1837, when a soldier named Orlando Reeves allegedly died in the area during the war against the Seminole Indian tribe. It seems, however, that Orlando Reeves (sometimes Rees) operated a sugar mill and plantation about 30 miles (50 km) to the north at Spring Garden in Volusia County, and pioneer settlers simply found his name carved into a tree and assumed it was a marker for his grave site. They then referred to the area as "Orlando's grave" and later simply Orlando. A memorial beside Lake Eola designates the spot where the city's namesake fell. Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... According to one tale on the origin of the name of Orlando, Florida, Sentinel Orlando Reeves was an American soldier who was killed during the Seminole War, when he was about to fire a warning shot to his fellow soldiers. ... For other uses, see Seminole (disambiguation). ... Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ... This article is about crop plantations. ... Spring Garden is the name of several places in the United States of America and Canada: Spring Garden, California Discovery-Spring Garden, Maryland Spring Garden (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania Spring Garden Township (York County), Pennsylvania Spring Garden-Terra Verde, Texas Spring Garden, a region of Halifax, Nova Scotia Spring Garden a Neighborhood... Volusia County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... At the center of the Orlando flag, it represents Lake Eolas famous fountain. ...


During the Second Seminole War, the U.S. Army established an outpost at Fort Gatlin, a few miles south of the modern downtown, in 1838. But it was quickly abandoned when the war came to an end. Combatants United States Seminole Commanders Andrew Jackson Osceola The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three wars or conflicts in Florida between various groups of Indians collectively known as Seminoles and the United States. ... The United States Army is the largest, and by some standards oldest, established branch of the armed forces of the United States and is one of seven uniformed services. ...


Prior to being known as its current name, Orlando was known as Jernigan, after the first permanent settler, cattleman Aaron Jernigan, who acquired land along Lake Holden by the terms of the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. But most pioneers did not arrive until after the Third Seminole War in the 1850s. Most of the early residents made their living by cattle raising. Jernigan Family Crest * Birth: 14 SEP 1813, Georgia * Death: 25 AUG 1891, Orange County, Florida * Burial: Lake Hill Cemetary, Orange County, Florida Aaron Jernigan was the first settler of what is know today as Orange County, Florida, settling there in 1843. ... Combatants United States Seminole Commanders Andrew Jackson Osceola The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three wars or conflicts in Florida between various groups of Indians collectively known as Seminoles and the United States. ... Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ...


Orlando became the county seat of Orange County in 1856. It remained a rural backwater during the Civil War, and suffered greatly during the Union blockade. The Reconstruction Era brought a population explosion, which led to Orlando's incorporation as a town on 1875-07-31, and as a city in 1885.[4] Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... 1861 Cartoon map of the blockade // The Union Blockade refers to the naval actions between 1861 and 1865, during the American Civil War, in which the Union Navy maintained a massive effort on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast of the Confederate States of America designed to prevent the passage of... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The period from 1875 to 1895 is remembered as Orlando's Golden Era, when it became the hub of Florida's citrus industry. But the Great Freeze in 1894-1895 forced many owners to give up their independent groves, thus consolidating holdings in the hands of a few "citrus barons" who shifted operations south, primarily around Lake Wales in Polk County. For other uses, see Citrus (disambiguation). ... Look up Grove, grove in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Lake Wales is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

The Wyoming Hotel in c. 1905
The Wyoming Hotel in c. 1905

There were a couple of notable homesteaders in the area, including the Curry family. Through their property in east Orlando flowed the Econlockhatchee River, which travelers crossed by fording. This would be commemorated by the street's name, Curry Ford Road. Also, just south of the airport in the Boggy Creek area was 150 acres (0.61 km²) of property homesteaded in the late 1800s by the Ward family. This property is still owned by the Ward family, and can be seen from flights out of MCO southbound immediately on the south side of SR-417. Econlockhatchee River (Econ River for short) is a north-flowing blackwater tributary of the St. ... A ford, with pedestrian footbridge, on a minor road near Weimar bei Kassel in Germany The ford at Brockenhurst, leading into the village centre, following heavy rain. ... View of the interior of MCO, showing the on-site hotel rooms FAA diagram of Orlando International Airport Orlando International Airport is an airport located in Orlando, Florida. ...


Orlando, as Florida's largest inland city, became a popular resort during the years between the Spanish-American War and World War I. The city was also host to several SKEET, which serves as the basis for its hospitals today. Belligerents United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Republic Kingdom of Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Arsenio Linares Manuel Macías y Casado Ramón Blanco y Erenas Casualties and losses 385 KIA USA 5,000... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


In the 1920s, Orlando experienced extensive housing development during the Florida Land Boom. Land prices soared. During this period several neighborhoods in downtown were constructed, endowing it with many bungalows. The boom ended when several hurricanes hit Florida in the late 20s and by the Great Depression. The history of Florida began at least 12,000 years ago, long before it became a U.S. state. ... [Image:Bungalows. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


During World War II, a number of Army personnel were stationed at the Orlando Army Air Base and nearby Pinecastle Army Air Field. Some of these servicemen stayed in Orlando to settle and raise families. In 1956 the aerospace/defense company Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) established a plant in the city. Orlando AAB and Pinecastle AAF were transferred to the United States Air Force in 1947 when it became a separate service and were redesignated as Air Force Bases (AFB). In 1958, Pinecastle AFB was renamed McCoy Air Force Base after Colonel Michael N.W. McCoy, a former commander of the 320th Bombardment Wing at the installation, killed in the crash of a B-47 Stratojet bomber north of Orlando. In the 1960s, the base subsequently became home to the 306th Bombardment Wing of the Strategic Air Command (SAC), operating B-52 Stratofortress and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, in addition to detachment operations by EC-121 and U-2 aircraft. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Martin Marietta Corporation was founded in 1961 through the merger of The Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... USAF redirects here. ... McCoy Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base near Orlando, Florida. ... The Boeing B-47 Stratojet jet bomber was a major postwar innovation in combat jet design, and it helped lead to the development of modern jet airliners. ... For the film of the same name, see Strategic Air Command (film) The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was the operational establishment of the United States Air Force in charge of Americas bomber-based and ballistic missile-based strategic nuclear arsenal from 1946 to 1992. ... B-52 redirects here. ... The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft, first manufactured in 1956 and expected to remain in service into the 2020s. ... The EC-121 Warning Star was a US Air Force/US Navy version of the Lockheed Constellation designed to serve as an airborne early warning system to supplement the Distant Early Warning Line. ... The U-2 designation may refer to the: Lockheed U-2, US reconnaissance aircraft Polikarpov U-2, Soviet utility biplane This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Orlando is close enough to Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and Kennedy Space Center for residents to commute to work from the city's suburbs. It also allows easy access to Port Canaveral, an important cruise ship terminal. Because of its proximity to the Space Coast near the Kennedy Space Center, many high-tech companies have shifted to the Orlando area. Patrick Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located near Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA. Patrick Air Force Base is home to the 45th Space Wing. ... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... Port Canaveral is a major cruise and cargo port located in Brevard County, Florida. ... A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ... The Space Coast is a region in the U.S. state of Florida around Kennedy Space Center, where NASA frequently launches rockets and shuttles into space. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ...

Lucerne Circle in c. 1905
Lucerne Circle in c. 1905

Perhaps the most critical event for Orlando's economy occurred in 1965 when Walt Disney announced plans to build Walt Disney World. Although Walt had considered the regions of Miami and Tampa for his park, one of the major reasons behind his decision not to locate there was due to hurricanes. Orlando's inland location, although not free from hurricanes, exposed it to less threat than the coast. The famous vacation resort opened in October 1971, ushering in an explosive population and economic growth for the Orlando metropolitan area, which now encompasses Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake counties. As a result, tourism became the centerpiece of the area's economy. Orlando is consistently ranked as one of the top vacation destinations in the world, and now boasts more theme parks and entertainment attractions than anywhere else in the world. For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Seminole County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida and part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). ... Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Tourist redirects here. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ...


Another major factor in Orlando's growth occurred in 1962, when the new Orlando Jetport, the precursor of the present day Orlando International Airport, was built from a portion of the McCoy Air Force Base. By 1970, four major airlines (Delta Air Lines, National Airlines, Eastern Airlines and Southern Airways) were providing scheduled flights. McCoy Air Force Base officially closed in 1975, and most of it is now part of the airport. The airport still retains the former Air Force Base airport code (MCO). MCO and KMCO redirect here. ... McCoy Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base near Orlando, Florida. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... National Airlines was used by several airlines including: National Airlines (N4) (IATA: N4, ICAO: NCN, and Callsign: ) based in Chile (defunct) National Airlines (N7) (IATA: N7, ICAO: ROK, and Callsign: Red Rock) (1999-2002) based in the United States National Airlines (NA) (IATA: NA, ICAO: NAL, and Callsign: National) (1934... For the Chinese airline, see China Eastern Airlines. ... Southern Airways was a regional airline operating in the United States from its founding by Frank Hulse in 1949 until 1979 when it was folded into Republic Airlines, which on 1 October 1986 became part of Northwest Airlines. ... McCoy Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base near Orlando, Florida. ... View of the interior of MCO, showing the on-site hotel rooms FAA diagram of Orlando International Airport Orlando International Airport is an airport located in Orlando, Florida. ...


In addition to McCoy Air Force Base, Orlando also had a naval presence with the establishment of Naval Training Center Orlando on the former Orlando AFB in 1968. The newest of three Naval Training Centers in the United States providing training to recruits, as well as being a base for selected post basic training programs for enlisted personnel, NTC Orlando also conducted nuclear power training for commissioned officers and the base had a prominent presence in the area. In 1993, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission ordered that NTC Orlando be closed, along with a companion installation, NTC San Diego. NTC Orlando continued in a diminished capacity until the base closed for good in 1999 with the last graduates of the base's Naval Nuclear Power School leaving in December of 1998. The former base has been developed into tracts for upscale housing called Baldwin Park. Other than Reserve and National Guard activities, the Orlando area's remaining military presence is the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division/Naval Support Activity Orlando, located just east of the city limits in the Central Florida Research Park. The U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI), the U.S. Marine Corps' Program Manager for Training Systems (PMTRASYS) and the U.S. Air Force's Agency for Modeling and Simulation are also collocated at that location. McCoy Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base near Orlando, Florida. ... USN redirects here. ... Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is a process used by the Congress of the United States to reduce and consolidate the excess capacity of military installations in order to save operation and maintenance costs. ... Naval Nuclear Power School is a nuclear engineering school operated by the U.S. Navy to train enlisted sailors, officers, and KAPL and Bettis civilians for shipboard nuclear power plant operation and maintenance on surface ships and submarines in todays nuclear navy. ... Baldwin Park is the name of some places in the United States: Baldwin Park, California Baldwin Park, Missouri An upscale housing project in Orlando, Florida Category: ... The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) of the US Navy is located in Orlando, FL in the University of Central Floridas Central Florida Research Park. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea,[1] using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces and is one of seven uniformed services. ...

Lake Eola in 1911
Lake Eola in 1911

The SunTrust Center, the tallest building in Orlando at 441 ft (134 m), was built in 1988. The next tallest buildings are the Orange County Courthouse (1997, 416 ft (127 m)./127 m), the Bank of America Center (Formerly Barnett Plaza, 1988, 409 ft (125 m)./123 m), Solaire at the Plaza (2006, 359 ft (109 m)./109 m) and the Orlando International Airport ATC Tower (2002, 346 ft (105 m)./105 m). The VUE at Lake Eola, currently under construction, will become the second-tallest building in Orlando upon completion at 426 ft (130 m) tall, but with 35 stories it will have more stories than the SunTrust Center. [5] [6] The SeaWorld SkyTower, at 400 ft (122 m) tall, is the tallest tower in Orange County outside Orlando proper. There are also several tall transmission towers in Orange County, the tallest of which is the WFTV transmission tower in Christmas at 1,617 ft (491.6 m) tall. SunTrust Banks, Inc. ... Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... Barnett Bank, founded in 1877, eventually became the largest commercial bank in Florida. ... MCO and KMCO redirect here. ... For the Canadian musical group, see Air Traffic Control (band). ... For the unrelated theme park with a similar name in Australia, see Sea World. ... WFTV channel 9 is a television station based in Orlando, Florida, affiliated with the ABC network. ... Christmas is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Orange County, Florida. ...


In the hurricane season of 2004, Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne battered the Orlando area, causing widespread damage and flooding and impeding tourism to the area. This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2004; for other storms named Hurricane Charley, see Hurricane Charley (disambiguation). ... This article deals with the 2004 Hurricane Jeanne. ... A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ...


Geography

Topography

Orlando is located at 28°32′1″N, 81°22′33″W (28.533513, -81.375789).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 261.5 km² (101 mi²). 242.2 km² (93.5 mi²) of it is land and 19.3 km² (7.5 mi²) of it (7.39%) is water. Orlando is, on average, 106 feet (32 m) above sea level. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Climate

Orlando has a warm and humid subtropical climate, and there are two major seasons each year. One of those seasons is hot and rainy, lasting from May until October (roughly coinciding with the Atlantic hurricane season). The other is a cooler season (November through March) that brings more moderate temperatures and less frequent rainfall. The area's warm and humid climate is caused primarily by its low elevation and its position relatively close to the Tropic of Cancer, and much of its weather is affected by the movement of the Gulf Stream. Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... The following is a list of Atlantic hurricane seasons. ... For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Cancer (novel). ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ...


During the height of Orlando's very humid summer season, temperatures rarely fall below 70 °F (21 °C), and daytime highs average in the 90s (32-37 °C). Although the city rarely records temperatures over 100 °F (38 °C), extreme humidity often pushes the heat index to over 110 °F (45 °C). The city's highest recorded temperature is 102 °F (39 °C), set in 1998. During these months, strong afternoon thunderstorms occur almost daily. These storms are caused by air masses from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean colliding over Central Florida, and they often bring high wind, damaging hail, heavy rainfall (sometimes several inches per hour), and violent lightning. The heat index (HI) or humidex is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine an apparent temperature — how hot it actually feels. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). ... This article is about the precipitation. ... In meteorology, precipitation is any kind of water that falls from the sky as part of the weather. ... Not to be confused with lighting. ...


During the winter season, humidity is lower and temperatures are more moderate, and can fluctuate more readily. Average nighttime lows in January are around 50 °F (10 °C), and average daytime highs are about 72 °F (22 °C). Temperatures rarely reach below 32 °F (0 °C), though the city can drop below freezing once or twice a year. Because the winter season is dry and most freezing temperatures occur after cold fronts (and their accompanying precipitation) have passed, Orlando experiences no real snowfall. Although no measurable amount of snow has ever fallen (though areas just west recorded up to 2" in 1977), trace amounts were officially observed on December 23, 1989, and trace flurries of ocean effect snow were also reported in nearby coastal Brevard County on January 24, 2003. [2] is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Lake-effect precipitation coming off the Great Lakes, as seen from NEXRAD. Lake effect snow, which can be a type of snowsquall, is produced in the winter when cold, artic dry winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, picking up water vapor which freezes and is deposited on... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The average annual rainfall in Orlando is 50.1 in. (128 cm), most of it occurring in the period from June to September. The months of December through May are Orlando's driest season. During this period (especially in its later months), there is often a wildfire hazard. During some years, fires have been severe. In 1998, an El Niño condition caused a usually wet January and February, followed by drought throughout the spring and early summer, causing a record wildfire season that created Greater Orlando's first instances of unhealthy air quality alerts. The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... This article is about the global coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon. ...


Orlando has a considerable hurricane risk, although it is not as high as it is in South Florida's urban corridor or other coastal regions. Since the city is located 42 miles (68 km) inland from the Atlantic and 77 miles (124 km) inland from the Gulf of Mexico,[8] hurricanes usually weaken before arriving. Storm surges are not a concern since the region is 100 ft (30 m) above sea level. Despite its location, the city does see strong hurricanes. During the notorious 2004 hurricane season, Orlando was hit by three hurricanes that caused significant damage, with Hurricane Charley the worst of these. The city also experienced widespread damage during Hurricane Donna in 1960. This article is about weather phenomena. ... Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ... The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2004, and lasted until November 30, 2004. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2004; for other storms named Hurricane Charley, see Hurricane Charley (disambiguation). ... Lowest pressure ≤930 mbar (hPa) Damage $3. ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) (year) 87 (31) (1991) 90 (32) (1962) 92 (33) (1994) 96 (36) (1968) 100 (38) (1962) 100 (38) (1998) 102 (39) (1998) 100 (38) (1980) 98 (37) (1988) 95 (35) (1986) 89 (32) (1992) 90 (32) (1978) 102 (39) (1998)
Average high °F (°C) 72 (22) 73 (22) 77 (25) 83 (28) 88 (31) 91 (32) 92 (33) 92 (33) 89 (31) 84 (28) 77 (25) 73 (22) 83 (28)
Average low °F (°C) 50 (10) 51 (10) 55 (12) 61 (16) 67 (19) 71 (21) 73 (22) 73 (22) 72 (22) 65 (18) 56 (13) 51 (10) 62 (16)
Record low °F (°C) (year) 19 (-7) (1985) 26 (-3) (1996) 25 (-4) (1980) 38 (4) (1987) 48 (9) (1992) 60 (16) (1984) 64 (18) (1981) 64 (18) (1957) 56 (13) (1956) 43 (6) (1957) 29 (-2) (1950) 20 (-7) (1983) 19 (-7) (1985)
Average rainfall
in. (cm)
2.1 (5) 3.1 (7) 3.5 (8) 2.6 (6) 3.0 (7) 6.5 (16) 8.1 (20) 7.2 (18) 6.8 (17) 3.9 (9) 1.7 (4) 2.1 (5) 50.6 (128)
Record rainfall
in. (cm)
6.4 (16) 6.8 (17) 10.5 (26) 6.2 (15) 8.6 (21) 18.3 (46) 19.6 (49) 16.1 (40) 12.2 (30) 14.1 (36) 6.4 (16) 4.7 (11) 68.7 (174)
Source: Weatherbase. Temperature color representation based on Weather Underground.

NOTE: The record high of 102 °F (39 °C) was recorded at Orlando International Airport, and is available from AccuWeather.com. (historical data from July is only visible in July and August unless you buy into their premium services) WeatherBase only uses historical data recorded at Orlando Executive Airport. Both airports have official National Weather Service recording stations. Weather Underground is a commercial weather service which provides free, real-time weather information via the Internet. ... The National Weather Service (NWS) is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. ...


Neighborhoods

Orlando has many neighborhoods [9] within city limits: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Lake Eola Heights Historic District The Lake Eola Heights Historic District is a U.S. historic district (designated as such on January 16, 1992) located in Orlando, Florida. ...

  • Airport North
  • Audubon Park
  • Azalea Park
  • Baldwin Park
  • Callahan
  • Central Business District
  • College Park
  • Colonialtown North
  • Colonialtown South
  • Conway
  • Coytown
  • Crescent Park
  • Delaney Park
  • Florida Center
  • Florida Center North
  • Hunter's Creek
  • Johnson Village
  • Lake Cherokee Historic District
  • Lake Davis/Greenwood
  • Lake Eola Heights
  • Lake Formosa
  • Lake Nona
  • Lake Richmond
  • Meadow Woods
  • Metro West
  • Mercy Dr.
  • Millennia
  • Park Central
  • Park Lake/Highland
  • Parramore
  • Palomar
  • Pine Hills
  • Randall Park
  • Rock Lake
  • Rosemont
  • Richmond Heights
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Southchase
  • South Semoran
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • Thornton Park
  • Ventura
  • Wadeview Park
  • Washington Shores
  • Waterford Lakes

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Metropolitan Statistical Area

Orlando is the hub city of the Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, colloquially known as "Greater Orlando" or "Metro Orlando". The area encompasses four counties (Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake), and is currently the 27th-largest metro area in the United States with a 2007 Census-estimated population of 2,032,496. The Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as the Orlando Area, Metro Orlando or (more colloquially) Greater Orlando, is the state of Floridas third most densely populated metropolitan region. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Seminole County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida and part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... The following is a list (by population) of all Metropolitan Statistical Areas as defined by the United States Census Bureau. ...


When Combined Statistical Areas were instituted in 2000, Orlando was initially joined together with The Villages, Florida, Micropolitan Statistical Area, to form the Orlando-The Villages, Florida, Combined Statistical Area. In 2006, the metropolitan areas of Deltona (Volusia County) and Palm Coast (Flagler County) were added to create the Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, Florida, Combined Statistical Area. [10] This new larger CSA carries a total population (as of 2007) of 2,693,552. [11], and carries three of the 25 fastest-growing counties in the nation--Flagler ranks 1st; Osceola, 17th; and Lake, 23rd.[12] The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... The Villages is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place, the largest such location by population in Sumter County, Florida. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... Deltona is a city located in southwestern Volusia County, Florida. ... Volusia redirects here. ... The Palm Coast, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Flagler County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal city in the MSA is Palm Coast. ... Flagler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...


The metro area is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, and the surrounding counties, such as Polk, Brevard and Marion, are also seeing high growth rates. Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...


Suburbs

Northwest: Apopka, Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares, Leesburg, The Villages North: Eatonville, Maitland, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Deltona, Longwood, Bunnell, Lake Mary Northeast: Casselberry, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Coast
West: Ocoee, Winter Garden, Gotha, Windermere, Clermont, Oakland, Bushnell ORLANDO East: Bithlo, Union Park, Wedgefield, Eastwood
Southwest: Lake Buena Vista, Celebration, Citrus Ridge , Doctor Phillips South: Edgewood, Belle Isle, Kissimmee, Poinciana, Meadow Woods Southeast: Saint Cloud, Harmony, Holopaw, Yeehaw Junction

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Demographics

As of the census[2]of 2006 estimate, there were 220,186 people, 80,883 households, and 42,382 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 767.9/km² (1,988.9/mi²). There were 188,486 housing units at an average density of 365.4/km² (946.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.10% White, 26.70% African American, 1.43% Asian, 0.34% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.41% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 17.79% of the population was Hispanicor Latinoof any race. Non-Hispanic Whites made up 50.8% of the population.[13]The city has large Puerto Rican, Colombian, Venezuelan, Haitian, and Vietnamesecommunities (among others), as well as a growing number of British(mostly English) residents. There were 80,883 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.4% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.6% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.97. In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males. The median incomefor a household in the city was $35,732, and the median income for a family was $40,648. Males had a median income of $30,866 versus $25,267 for females. The per capita incomefor the city was $21,216. About 13.3% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over. Orlando is also home to one of the nation's highest population percentage of GLBTpeople. According to a study by UCLA, 7.7% of Orlando's population is gay, lesbian, or bisexual and with 5.7% of the entire metropolitan population, it ranks 9th in the nation.[14] Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Puerto Rican. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... The median household income is commonly used to provide data about smaller geographic areas. ... Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ... LGBT (or GLBT) is an acronym used as a collective term to refer to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...

Languages

As of 2000, 75.43% of all residents spoke English as their first language, while 16.60% spoke Spanish language, 1.93% spoke Haitian Creole, 1.33% spoke French, and 0.99% of the population spoke Portuguese as their mother language.[15] The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “Native Language” redirects here. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen) is a creole language based on the French language. ... First language (native language, mother tongue, or vernacular) is the language a person learns first. ...


Culture

Like Florida cities Miami and Tampa, Orlando has a large and increasing number of Latino residents living in the city. Orlando is home to one of the nation's largest and most rapidly growing Puerto Rican communities (particularly its metropolitan area). This is reflected by the abundance of mainly Puerto Rican-themed restaurants and radio stations. Spanish-language music, such as Reggaeton and Salsa, are common on Orlando radio stations. The Orlando Magic basketball team is the only team in the NBA to have a Latin Night, which is geared towards the Hispanic population in the area. Throughout the city, many Puerto Rican flags can be found on or near buildings, including car dealerships. The city's local newspaper, The Orlando Sentinel, publishes a weekly all-Spanish newspaper called El Sentinel. The Orlando-Central Florida area is home to the most affluent Puerto Rican families in the United States, followed by Los Angeles and Texas. Many Puerto Ricans have relocated to Central Florida, mainly to the Orlando-Kissimmee area. The short air travel distance from Orlando to Puerto Rico, similar climate and job opportunities have attracted many Puerto Ricans to choose Orlando-Kissimmee. Orlando also has many residents of Cuban descent, largely refugees or their children from the Cuban Revolution. This article is about the city in Florida. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Puerto Rican. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Reggaeton (also spelled Reggaetón, and known as Reguetón and Reggaetón in Spanish) is a form of urban music which became popular with Latin American youth during the early 1990s and spread over the course of 10 years to North American, European, Asian, and Australian audiences. ... Look up salsa on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of the Orlando, Florida region. ... El Sentinel is the name of two Spanish language newspapers in Florida, both owned by the Tribune Company of Chicago. ... A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Central Florida is the central region of the United States state of Florida, on the East Coast. ... What is Refugees? Refugees is a simple internet community that was created as a homeland and haven for the members of the message board MegaMassMedia. ... THE CUBAN REVOLUTION The Cuban Revolution refers to the revolution that led to the overthrow of General Fulgencio Batistas regime on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July Movement and other revolutionary elements within the country. ...


Orlando has an even larger African-American population. The city is located within six miles (10 km) of the suburb Eatonville, Florida, the first all-black town to be incorporated in the United States. Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Eatonville is a town located in Orange County, Florida, six miles north of Orlando. ...


A thriving Vietnamese quarter called "Little Vietnam" or "Little Saigon" exists in the Colonialtown district of Orlando.[16] The neighborhood has become a landmark in the city of Orlando and consists of numerous restaurants, groceries, and merchants offering imports from across Asia such as music, videos, collectibles, et al. The heart of the district is the intersection of East Colonial Drive/HWY50 and Mills Ave, also known as the "Vi-Mi" district. The Orlando Vietnamese community has its roots in war refugees seeking a new life in America after the fall of Saigon. Notable pro-democracy activists, such as Thuong Nguyen Cuc Foshee, who was just recently released from prison in Vietnam, call Orlando their home. Several local and statewide media groups serve the Orlando Vietnamese and Asian communities, notably the online and in-print Asia Trend Magazine, and Saigon Moi magazine. // Little Saigon is a name given to any of several overseas Vietnamese immigrant and descendant communities outside Vietnam, usually in the United States. ... Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam, located near the delta of the Mekong River. ... Thuong Nguyen Cuc Foshee is a Vietnamese American who was held without formal charge by the government of Vietnam after her arrest in September 2005 on accusations of plotting to broadcast anti-communist radio messages under the direction of Government of Free Vietnam (GFVN), an anti-government group. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Entertainment and performing arts

The hip hop music scene, metal scene, rock music scene, Reggaeton and Latino scene, are all active within the city, which is largely home to the Florida Breakbeat movement. Orlando has also been called Hollywood East because of numerous cinematic enterprises in the area.[17] Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... This article is about the genre. ... Reggaeton (also spelled Reggaetón, and known as Reguetón and Reggaetón in Spanish) is a form of urban music which became popular with Latin American youth during the early 1990s and spread over the course of 10 years to North American, European, Asian, and Australian audiences. ... Florida breaks, also referred to as Florida breakbeat, Funky Breaks, and Tampa Breaks, is a genre of breakbeat music which, as the name suggests, is most popular in the areas around the US state of Florida. ...

The Universal Studios globe
The Universal Studios globe

Until recently, Walt Disney Feature Animation operated a studio out of Disney/Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. Feature Animation-Florida was primarily responsible for the films Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and the early stages of Brother Bear and contributed on various other projects. Universal Studios's Soundstage 21 is home to The TNA Impact Zone, but Nickelodeon Studios, which through the 90s produced hundreds of hours of GAK-filled game shows targeted at children, no longer operates out of Universal Studios Florida. The Florida Film Festival in nearby Maitland is one of the most respected regional film festivals in the country and attracts budding filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the implosion of Orlando's previous City Hall was filmed for the movie Lethal Weapon 3. Orlando's indie film scene has been picking back up since Haxan Film's The Blair Witch Project (1999) and a few years later with Charlize Theron winning her Academy Award for Monster (2003). A Florida state film incentive has also helped increase the amount of films being produced in Orlando and the rest of the state. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 319 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) www. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 319 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) www. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... For the video game based on the show, see TNA iMPACT! (video game). ... Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 buddy cop action-comedy film directed by Richard Donner and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo and Stuart Wilson. ...


The Orlando Metropolitan Area is also home to a substantial theatre population. Several professional and semi-professional houses and many community theaters dot the area including Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Repertory Theatre (Central Florida's only Professional Theatre for Young Audiences), Orlando Theatre Project, Starlight Dinner Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre, Theatre Downtown, The Osceola Center for the Arts, Winter Park Playhouse, Theatre Winter Haven, IceHouse Theatre, and Seaside Music Theatre. Orlando also hosts the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival every summer. Disney also a cast theater company known as S.T.A.G.E. as well as Encore, a cast choir and orchestra whose annual charity concerts have raised thousands of dollars. In addition, the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center brings national tours through town on a regular basis. Each spring, local theaters and downtown venues play host to the Orlando International Fringe Festival, which draws touring companies from all around the world as well as readings and fully staged productions of new and unknown plays by local artists. Also in the spring, Darden Restaurants sponsors a Festival of New Plays, hosted by Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival.

Orlando's Culture Coast consists of Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach and includes many cultural attractions including the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Southeast Museum of Photography, Ormond Beach Art Museum, plus numerous galleries and shops located in the quaint downtown districts of Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach. This area really is like Orlando's cultural district on the beach Download high resolution version (1262x1545, 305 KB)Picture from Disney World. ... Download high resolution version (1262x1545, 305 KB)Picture from Disney World. ... For other uses, see Cinderella (disambiguation). ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Tourism

See also List of amusement parks in Greater Orlando
For tourist information, see Wikitravel:Orlando.

The Orlando area is home to a wide variety of tourist attractions, including the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. The Walt Disney World resort is the area's largest attraction with its many facets such as the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, and Downtown Disney. SeaWorld Orlando is a large adventure park that features numerous zoological displays and marine animals alongside an amusement park with roller coasters and water park. Universal Orlando, like Walt Disney World, is a multi-faceted resort comprising Universal Studios Florida, CityWalk, and the Islands of Adventure theme park. Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Nanna JuulsgÃ¥rd Andersen is like a indianerhøvding Taken in December 2004, this picture shows a walkway bridge (right) and the giant studio entrance (back) at Universal Studios Orlando. ... SeaWorld Orlando is a theme park located in the unincorporated area of Orlando, Florida. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... Disneys Hollywood Studios is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... A closeup view of the Tree of Life Animal Kingdom entrance Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ... Typhoon Lagoon is a large water park within the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... External link Walt Disney World® Resort - Blizzard Beach Categories: Disney stubs | Walt Disney World Resort ... Downtown Disney is the name of an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment area; there are locations in two Disney resorts: Downtown Disney (California), at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California Downtown Disney (Florida), at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida Categories: Disney parks and attractions ... Universal Studios Florida is a theme park in Orlando, Florida, part of the Universal Orlando Resort. ... Taken in December 2004, this picture shows a walkway bridge (right) and the giant studio entrance (back) at Universal Studios Orlando. ... Universals Islands of Adventure is a theme park located in Orlando, Florida. ...


Shopping malls

Orlando has become one of the fastest growing retail markets in the USA with at least five major upscale department stores opening last year alone and more than 50,000,000 square feet (4,650,000 m²) of shopping space in Central Florida. [18]

  • The Florida Mall is the largest mall in Orlando, one of the largest single-story malls in the USA at over 1,849,000 sq ft (171,800 m²) with over 250 stores, seven anchor department stores, and the Florida Mall Hotel & Conference Center tower.
  • The Mall at Millenia is a contemporary two-level upscale shopping mall, including the world-famous department stores of Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Neiman Marcus. The mall is also home to Blue Martini, a popular trendy lounge and night club. In addition, IKEA Orlando opened adjacent to the mall on November 14, 2007.
  • Orlando Fashion Square Mall is the nearest indoor shopping mall to Downtown Orlando. The mall features 4 anchor department stores and a 14-screen Premiere Cinema theater.
  • Festival Bay Mall on International Drive is home to stores, a skate park, and a theater. The Ron Jon Surf Park is currently under construction.
  • Pointe Orlando is a 2-story outdoor mall on International Drive that features many shops, restaurants, and nightlife including a Regal Cinemas and IMAX experience.
  • Prime Outlets Mall is an indoor and outdoor outlet mall on International Drive. The mall has recently been re-constructed and caters primarily to tourists.
  • Orlando Premium Outlets is an outdoor shopping outlet mall that hosts many designer stores.
  • Waterford Lakes Town Center is an outdoor mall on Orlando's east side located at Alafaya Trail, Lake Underhill Road and The East-West Expressway (State Road 408) Waterford Lakes has many stores and restaurants and features a 20-screen movie theater. The mall is popular with students who attend the University of Central Florida.

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Museums

  • The Orlando Museum of Art is Orlando's largest modern art museum. Located in Loch Haven Park, the museum has ongoing exhibitions of American portraits and landscapes, American impressionist works, and art of the ancient Americas. In 2003, the museum hosted the world-renowned full exhibition of the famous glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly.
  • Orlando Science Center, is a 207,000 square foot (19,000 m²) hands-on learning center with hundreds of interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages. Images surround visitors on the giant screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome. Other attractions include the Body Zone, teaching health and fitness, as well as an observatory. The center has the largest refracting telescope in Florida. In 2007 the Orlando Science Center hosted the nationally-renowned exhibit "Our Body, The Universe Within" featuring real human corpses.
  • The Morse Museum of American Art, located in nearby Winter Park, houses the world's "most comprehensive" collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, among its permanent exhibits. It includes Tiffany art glass, jewelry, pottery, and the chapel interior designed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. There is also an exhibit on the Tiffany home, and American paintings from the 19th century. The museum was founded in 1942.
  • The Orange County Regional History Center Features exhibits and artifacts from the earliest days of the region to the modern day. Includes information on everything from the time of the Seminole Indians to the founding of the city to the Civil Rights era to the Disney period to today.
  • Mennello Museum of American Art features a variety of American Art exhibits, mostly from the 20th century. The museum is located in Loch Haven Park.
  • Cornell Fine Arts Museum, situated on the campus of Rollins College, located in nearby Winter Park, features significant loans, recent acquisitions, and items from the Cornell's renowned permanent collection. Admission is free.
  • Harry P. Leu Gardens, which is an inner city oasis covering 50 acres (20,000 m²) and features colorful annuals, palms, an orchid house, a floral clock and a butterfly garden.
  • Arboretum of the University of Central Florida is an arboretum and botanical garden located in the heart of the University of Central Florida main campus in East Orlando.
  • The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Central Florida is a non-profit museum and education center dedictated to the Holocaust during World War II.

See also Impressionist (entertainment): A girl with a watering can by Renoir, 1876 Impressionism was a 19th century art movement, which began as a private association of Paris-based artists who exhibited publicly in 1874. ... Dale Chihuly. ... The Orlando Science Center (OSC) is a private not-for-profit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Florida, USA, and located in Orlando. ... Image of a refracting telescope from the Cincinnati Observatory in 1848 A refracting or refractor telescope is a dioptric telescope that uses a lens as its objective to form an image. ... Winter Park may be: Winter Park, Colorado Winter Park, Florida Winter Park Company Winter Park Resort Winter Park High School Category: ... Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) circa 1908 Louis Comfort Tiffany (February 18, 1848 – January 17, 1933) was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass and is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and... The Seminole are a Native American Indian people, originally of Florida. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Rollins College is an institution of higher learning located in Winter Park, Florida. ... Winter Park may be: Winter Park, Colorado Winter Park, Florida Winter Park Company Winter Park Resort Winter Park High School Category: ... The Harry P. Leu Gardens are very fine semi-tropical and tropical gardens in Orlando, Florida, USA. The gardens contain nearly 50 acres (20 ha) of landscaped grounds and lakes, with meandering trails shaded by 200 year-old oaks and forests of camellias. ... Peas are an annual plant. ... Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae (also known as Palmae or Palmaceae), the palm family, is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the monocot order Arecales. ... Orchid re-directs here; for alternate uses see Orchid (disambiguation) Genera Over 800 See List of Orchidaceae genera. ... A floral clock or flower clock may be one of two things: A large decorative clock set into a flower bed in a park or other public recreation area, the most famous being in Geneva, Switzerland, and the largest in the world being in Tehran, Iran; A flower bed divided... Superfamilies and families Superfamily Hedyloidea: Hedylidae Superfamily Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae Superfamily Papilionoidea: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera. ... The Arboretum of the University of Central Florida is an arboretum and botanical garden for the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA. 80 acres (32 hectares) in area, it contains more than 600 species of plants, including more than 100 bromeliads, in cultivated gardens. ... UCF redirects here. ... For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ...

Other attractions in the Greater Orlando area

  • Blue Spring State Park, which is the winter home of large numbers of Florida manatees that come upstream from the St. Johns River to bask in the warm 72 °F (22 °C) waters of the springs. Canoeing, swimming and fishing are popular activities at Blue Springs.
  • Blue Man Group at the Sharp Aquos Theatre, located in Universal Citywalk, brings the music, humor, and excitement of the Blue Man Group to Orlando in this new 1,015 seat venue.
  • Bok Tower, located in Lake Wales, Fla.
  • Central Florida Zoological Park, located in Sanford, Fla. on Lake Monroe. This 100 acre (400,000 m²) zoo is home to a butterfly garden, herpetarium, and numerous tropical animals. The zoo originally started as a collection in the Sanford Fire Department, but grew into a regional zoo in 1975. It is currently in the planning stages of expansion and renaming the facility to "Zoo Orlando at Sanford".
  • Church Street Station, a multi-level shopping mall and entertainment center that once featured an abundance of specialty shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and bars. Purchased in the late 1990s by TransContinental Talent owner Lou Pearlman, it is now virtually defunct, as the area suffered in post-9/11 tourist-industry slump. The area is being redeveloped with residential condominiums. Now closed due to bankruptcy and is due to be bought over.
  • Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba, in Downtown Disney West Side, features its renowned blend of acrobatics and special effects with more than 70 artists from around the globe performing in a custom-designed, 1,671-seat theater.
  • Cypress Gardens Adventure Park, an amusement park opened in 1936 located in Winter Haven, Fla. This park features beautiful botanical gardens, 40 rides, 5 roller coasters and a water park. It is most famous for it lovely southern belles and world-renowned ski shows.
  • Discovery Cove, a resort that is part of the SeaWorld Adventure Park complex. Some attraction features are tropical fish in a coral reef, snorkeling with stingrays, and interacting with birds in an aviary, as well as swimming and playing with dolphins during a half-hour session.
  • Gatorland houses thousands of alligators and crocodiles. A few of Gatorland's residents have made wrangling appearances in movies, television shows and commercial spots. The 54 year old park combines a petting zoo, bird sanctuary, mini-water park, eco-tour and outdoor entertainment, including daily alligator wrestling.
  • Hard Rock Café is the Orlando location of the famed restaurant chain with the typical HRC music memorabilia. There is also Hard Rock Live, a 3,000-capacity live music venue, and the Hard Rock Hotel, a resort hotel with a California-style restaurant called "The Kitchen". It is one of eight worldwide, and one of three in Florida. (Miami and Tampa are the other two.)
  • The Holy Land Experience is a biblical themepark and museum complex.
  • International Trolley and Train Museum features 14 model railroad trains with sound and lighting traveling through an indoor garden with 12 foot (4 m) high mountains, waterfalls, and more than 30 trestles and tunnels. Also on display are toy trains from the 1920s to the present. Visitors can catch a ride in a California Victorian-style half open/half closed trolley or the 5/8 replica of an 1880 locomotive (a Mason Bogey) with its passenger cars.
  • Kennedy Space Center is 45 minutes from Orlando and south of Daytona Beach. Visitors can tour launch areas, see giant rockets, "train" in spaceflight simulators, and much more. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open every day except Christmas Day and certain launch days. Apart from the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Space Center bus tours run every 15 minutes with stops at an observation gantry and the Apollo / Saturn V Center. Other guided tours include NASA Up Close, Cape Canaveral: Then and Now, and Lunch With An Astronaut. Combo tickets offer maximum access admission, plus one guided tour.
  • The Kerouac House, in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando, is where writer Jack Kerouac lived during the time his novel On the Road was published and released, making him a national sensation and Beat Generation icon. He lived in the house with his mother Gabrielle from July 1957 to the spring of 1958, and wrote his three-act play, The Beat Generation, a 51-chorus poem called Orlanda Blues, and the novel The Dharma Bums during his time there. In 1997, the Kerouac Project of Orlando formed, and restored the Kerouac house. It is now a haven for aspiring writers who can live in the house as they create their own work.
  • The World's Largest McDonald's PlayPlace, located on the corner of Sand Lake Road and International Drive, looks like a fry box from the exterior. The interior features an arcade with 60+ games with prize redemption, a 1950s room, a waterfall and a gift shop. The Bistro Gourmet at McDonald's features chef-prepared food, such as panini and deli sandwiches, pasta, soup, desserts, and hand-dipped ice cream, plus the standard McDonald's menu.
  • Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, in Kissimmee. Six brave knights on horseback compete in tournament games, jousting, and sword fighting while guests dine on a medieval-style banquet.
  • Old Town, in Kissimmee, features eight restaurants, fifteen amusement park rides and 75 shops along its brick-lined streets. Classic car shows every Friday and Saturday feature hundreds of vintage automobiles. Admission and parking are free.
  • Orlando Public Library, the main downtown library of the Orange County Library System, which features 15 locations system wide. Situated on an entire city block in the heart of downtown Orlando, the library is an epicenter for arts and cultural events, educational and entertainment resources, and solitude.
  • The Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium is located in a building artfully constructed to appear as if it were collapsing to one side, which may be a sly reference to central Florida's infamous sinkholes. Visitors can explore bizarre artifacts, strange collections, weird art/hobbies and interactive exhibits in sixteen odd galleries. It is one of 27 Ripley museums in ten countries.
  • Wonder Works A funhouse located on International Drive. Can be easily identified as an upside down white building.
  • Wekiwa Springs State Park, which comprises around 7,000 acres (28 km²) of wild Florida. The springs pump out 42 million gallons of crystal clear water a day. Popular activities at the park include canoeing, swimming, picnicking and fishing.
  • World of Orchids, featuring thousands of blooms in an enclosed tropical rainforest. World of Orchids is a working greenhouse shipping orchids and other plants nationwide. A greenhouse covers nearly an acre (4,000 m²), and in this controlled climate of warm, humid air some 1,000 orchids are displayed in a natural jungle setting, with streams, waterfalls, and squawking parrots. World of Orchids also has a 1,000 foot (300 m) long boardwalk meandering off into nearby wetlands. Admission is free.
  • Wet 'n Wild - Orlando A large waterpark located just minutes from Universal Studios on International Drive
  • Orlando Welcome Center Tourist Information Center for Orlando Florida theme parks and attractions. Theme park information and discount tickets.

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Sports

Orlando is home to the Orlando Magic, an NBA pro basketball franchise that plays at Amway Arena in downtown Orlando. Led by Shaquille O'Neal, the Magic made it to the NBA Finals in 1995. Orlando's Amway Arena, opened in 1989 is already one of the oldest arenas in the NBA. It will be replaced around 2010 by the $480-million Orlando Events Center. The WNBA's Orlando Miracle played four seasons at Amway (1999-2002) before moving north to become the Connecticut Sun. The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... NBA redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... Amway Arena (formerly known as the Orlando Arena, TD Waterhouse Centre, and The Arena in Orlando [1], and colloquially known by the nickname of O-Rena) is an indoor arena in Orlando, Florida. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced ; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... NBA redirects here. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ...


Pro baseball has been played in Orlando since 1919, primarily in the Class A Florida State League, until the Orlando Twins joined the AA Southern League in 1973. Tinker Field, named for baseball hall-of-famer Joe Tinker, is a historic baseball stadium next to the Citrus Bowl, currently out of use. It was formerly the spring training home of the Minnesota Twins (and the Washington Nationals/Senators before them) and the AA Southern League affiliates of the Twins, Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In 2000, the Orlando Rays moved from Tinker Field to Cracker Jack Stadium at the Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Despite having a beautiful new ballpark (which also serves as spring training home of the Atlanta Braves), the Rays drew poorly at Disney and moved to Montgomery, Alabama for the 2004 season. The stadium has been mostly empty ever since, although it did play host to first-round (Pool D) games in the 2006 World Baseball Classic and a three-game series between the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Texas Rangers in 2007. Orlando is currently the largest metropolitan area in the United States without a pro baseball team. The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ... The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. ... Tinker Field is a stadium in Orlando, Florida. ... This article is about the sport. ... Joe Tinker baseball card, 1912 Joseph Bert Tinker (July 27, 1880-July 27, 1948) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex is an athletic complex that features a 8,000 seated ballpark called Cracker Jack Stadium and a 10,000 seated soccer stadium. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League AAA Durham Bulls AA Montgomery Biscuits A Visalia Oaks Southwest Michigan Devil Rays Hudson Valley Renegades R Princeton Devil Rays The Montgomery Biscuits are a minor league baseball team based in Montgomery, Alabama. ... The 2006 World Baseball Classic was the inaugural tournament between national baseball teams that included players from Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ...


The Citrus Bowl is the home of the Capital One Bowl (formerly the Florida Citrus Bowl) and the Champs Sports Bowl (formerly the Tangerine Bowl). It also hosts regular-season football games for Jones High School, as well as the annual Florida Classic played between the NCAA Division I-AA Football teams from Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University. The University of Central Florida (NCAA Division I-A) played its regular season games at the Citrus Bowl through the 2006 season, until the construction of a new stadium on the UCF campus, Bright House Networks Stadium. UCF plays college sports at the highest level. This article is about the football stadium. ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Orlando, Florida at the Citrus Bowl, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947-1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001). ... The Champs Sports Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played in Orlando, Florida. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Jones High School is located in the Washington Shores Neighborhood in the urban heart of Orlando, Florida at 801 S Rio Grande Ave Orlando, FL 32805. ... Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU (pronounced fam-you), is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, the state capital, and is one of eleven institutions in Floridas State University System. ... Bethune-Cookman University or simply BCC (as it was formerly called) or BCU (as it is called as of Feb. ... UCF redirects here. ... For the similarly named baseball stadium in Clearwater, Florida, see Bright House Networks Field. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Professional football in Orlando in goes back to the 1960s, when the Orlando Panthers played in the minor-league Continental Football League. The Panthers won two CPFL titles in 1967 and 1968, but folded with the league after the 1969 season. In 1974, the World Football League was formed, and a franchise originally planned for Boston, then moved to the Washington D. C. area, wound up in Orlando as the Florida Blazers. Despite playing before sparse crowds at the Citrus Bowl and not getting paid for weeks at a time, the Blazers won their division with a 14-6 record and qualified for the first (and only) WFL championship game, losing to the Birmingham Americans, 22-21. The franchise was relocated to San Antonio for the 1975 season, then quietly expired with the league in October of that year. The Continental Football League was an American football league played in North America from 1965 through 1969. ... WFL logo The World Football League was an American football league that played in 1974 and part of 1975. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the... The Florida Blazers were a franchise in the World Football League, a failed attempt to create a second major professional football league in the United States in competition with the established National Football League. ... The Birmingham Americans were the most successful of the World Football League franchises. ...


Since then, Orlando has hosted several pro teams in short-lived leagues. In 1985, the USFL's Washington Federals shifted to the Citrus Bowl and were re-named the Orlando Renegades. Despite a 5-13 record, the Renegades were one of the eight teams that stayed in the USFL for its projected fall season in 1986, but the league folded before any games were played that year. Next came the Orlando Thunder, a charter team in the World League of American Football in 1991 and 1992. They lost the World Bowl to the Sacramento Surge in 1992. Like all of the other the American-based teams, the franchise was dropped in the World League reorganization of 1995. Then came the Orlando Rage, a member of the infamous XFL who, like the other teams, played at the Citrus Bowl. The Rage had the XFL's best record at 8-2, but were upset in the playoffs, and the XFL folded. (The Orlando Rage name has since been revived in the semi-pro Southern States Football League). The Citrus Bowl was originally slated to host some of the games for the Florida team in the All American Football League beginning in 2008, but Team Florida will play their games in Gainesville, Tampa and Jacksonville instead. “USFL” redirects here. ... Orlando Renegades was a professional American Football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ... Orlando Renegades was a professional American Football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... The World Bowl is the American football Championship game of the NFL Europe, similar to the Super Bowl of the NFL. When the NFL Europe was founded in 1991 as World League of American Football (WLAF), with teams in North America and Europe as well as expansion plans for Asia... Year Founded 1991 Year Retired 1992 City Sacramento, California Team Colors Green, Yellow Franchise W-L-T Record Regular Season: 11-9 Postseason: 2-0 Championships World Bowls (1) World Bowl II (1992) The Sacramento Surge was a professional American football team that played in the WLAF in 1991 and... // Overview Orlando Rage is a name used by two different American football teams based in Orlando, Florida: one was originally part of the failed XFL begun by Vince McMahon of the World Wrestling Federation and by NBC, a major television network in the United States. ... For the aircraft, see XFL Airabonita The XFL was a professional American football league that played for one season in 2001. ... The Southern States Football League (SSFL) is a late winter-spring American football league with all of its teams based in Florida. ... The All American Football League is a professional American football league. ... Gainesville is the name of several places in the United States of America: Gainesville, Alabama Gainesville, Florida - the largest Gainesville in the United States. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ...


The Citrus Bowl also hosted an NFL team -- a fictional one, the Orlando Breakers, who were featured in the last two seasons of the television sitcom Coach. The team was a plot device to reflect the 1995 addition of the Jacksonville Jaguars to the real-life NFL. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Orlando Breakers were a fictional expansion NFL team that hired Hayden Fox in the later episodes of the popular ABC sitcom Coach. ... Coach is a popular American television sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997. ... A plot device is an element introduced into a story to solely to advance or resolve the plot of the story. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995–present) AFC Central (1995–2001) AFC South (2002–present) Current uniform Team colors Teal, Black, Gold, White Mascot Jaxson de Ville Personnel Owner Wayne Weaver General Manager James Harris Head Coach Jack Del Rio Team history Jacksonville Jaguars...


In arena football, the Orlando Predators have been one of the Arena Football League's flagship franchises since entering the league in 1991. Playing at Amway Arena, the Predators have won seven divisional titles and two Arena Bowls, in 1998 and 2000. Conference National Division Southern Year founded 1991 Home arena Hummer Field at Amway Arena City, State Orlando, Florida Head Coach Jay Gruden ArenaBowl championships 2: 1998, 2000 Conference titles 1: 2006 Division titles 7: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006 Wild Card berths 8: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... ArenaBowl is the name of the Arena Football League championship game. ...


In the 1990s, ice hockey became popular in Orlando, perhaps due to large influx of northerners to the city. In the 1993-94 NHL season, the Tampa Bay Lightning played four "home" games at the Orlando Arena, with a 1-2-1 record. The Orlando Solar Bears, of the now-defunct International Hockey League, were formed in 1995 and were very successful, making the playoffs in each of its six seasons and qualifying for Turner Cup Finals twice (losing both times) before finally taking the title in 2001. Unfortunately, that was the IHL's final season, and the Solar Bears folded. In 2002, the Atlantic Coast Hockey League was formed with Orlando hosting one of the charter franchises, the Orlando Seals, which won their Commissioner's Cup in 2003; this made Orlando the only Florida city with two hockey championships. The Seals moved to the World Hockey Association 2 in 2003, then the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2004. The City of Orlando revoked their lease for the present Amway Arena, however, forcing them to sit out the 2004-05 season. They moved to Kissimmee and became the Florida Seals in November 2004. The team resumed play in the 2005-2006 season, playing home games at the Silver Spurs Arena, making it to the President's Cup Finals before losing to Knoxville. Then on January 4, 2007, the Silver Spurs Arena abruptly booted the Seals due to unpaid rent, forcing the franchise to fold. There will be no pro hockey in Orlando in 2007-08. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The TD Waterhouse Centre (formerly officially known as the Orlando Arena and unofficially known as the O-Rena) is a indoor arena in Orlando, Florida. ... Ξ The Orlando Solar Bears were a professional ice hockey team based out of Orlando, Florida that played their home games at the TD Waterhouse Centre. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... For the article about International Humanitarian Law, click here. ... The Atlantic Coast Hockey League was a minor league hockey organization that operated between 1981 and 1987. ... The Florida Seals was a minor league ice hockey franchise, a member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). ... The World Hockey Association 2 was an ice hockey league created at the instigation of the organizers of the proposed recreated World Hockey Association to serve as its development league. ... The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams located in the southeastern United States. ... Kissimmee is a city located in Osceola County, Florida. ... The current Silver Spurs Arena is an 8,000-seat (10,500 seat max capacity) multi-purpose arena in Kissimmee, Florida. ... Presidents Cup The Presidents Cup is a series of golf matches between teams of professional players representing the United States and the rest of the world less Europe, which competes against the U.S. in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. ... The Knoxville Ice Bears are a professional ice hockey team. ...


In soccer, the Citrus Bowl hosted games for the FIFA World Cup '94 and the 1996 Summer Olympics. The Orlando Lions were a member of the third incarnation of the American Soccer League in the late 1980s/early 1990s. The Orlando Sundogs were a minor-league soccer team in the A-League that played in the Citrus Bowl, disbanding after their season in 1997. Presently, two lower-division soccer teams call Orlando home: the Premier Development League's (PDL) Central Florida Kraze, and Ajax Orlando. The Kraze won the PDL Championship in 2004, while Ajax (pronounced EYE-acks) is the only American subsidiary of global soccer power Ajax Amsterdam of the Dutch Eredivisie (professional soccer league). Indoors, Orlando gained an expansion franchise in the Major Indoor Soccer League, the Orlando Sharks, for the 2007-08 season. The 1994 Football World Cup held in the USA was won by Brazil who beat Italy 3-2 on penalty kicks after the game and extra time ended 0-0. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were celebrated in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The Orlando Lions are a defunct USL A team that played during the 1990 season along with 9 other teams. ... The American Soccer League, operating between 1921 and 1933, was the first significant viable professional soccer league in the United States. ... Orlando Sun Dogs played in the- A-League (Central Division)in 1997 then folded. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division (often referred to as simply, USL-1) is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/), is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. The MISL replaced the NPSL which folded in 2001. ... The Orlando Sharks are an indoor soccer team set to begin play in the Major Indoor Soccer League for the 2007 - 2008 season. ...


Orlando is also the home to the NBA Pre-Draft camp, the MLB Draft, the MLB Winter Meetings, and the NFL Annual Meeting, and since 2005, the PSP World Cup paintball tournament. The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is held every year in June by conference call among the 30 Major League clubs. ...


The Orlando Citrus Bowl was also home to WWE Wrestlemania XXIV in 2008. This article is about the football stadium. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WrestleMania XXIV was the twenty-fourth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ...


Media

Newspapers

The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of the Orlando, Florida region. ... The Orlando Weekly is a weekly independent paper distributed in the Greater Orlando area of Florida. ... El Sentinel is the name of two Spanish language newspapers in Florida, both owned by the Tribune Company of Chicago. ... El Nuevo Día is a newspaper published daily in San Juan. ... La Prensa is a Nicaraguan newspaper, with offices in the capital Managua. ...

Radio

AM

FM WFLF is the callsign for NewsRadio 540 WFLA, an AM sports radio station in Orlando, Florida, United States. ... The Fox News Channel is a top-rated U.S. conservative cable and satellite news channel, who claims to provide fair & balanced news. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... News Talk AM 580 WDBO Central Floridas News Weather and Traffic Station Depend on it! Original Call Letters: WDBO Original City of License: Winter Park, Rollins College Originally Licensed: May 24,1924 First aired at 1250 kHz, moved to 1040 in 1927, moved to 620 in 1928, moved to... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... WORL (660 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news talk format. ... Registered Nurses are professional nurses who often supervise the tasks performed by Licensed Practical Nurses, orderlies and nursing assistants. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... WQTM is the callsign for 740 The Team, an AM sports radio station in Orlando, Florida, United States. ... WEUS (810 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Oldies format. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... WTLN (950 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Religious format. ... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ... WDYZ is a Radio Disney station serving the Orlando, Florida market. ... Radio Disney is a radio network based in Dallas, Texas in the United States broadcasting music and other content targeted at children and young teenagers. ... WHOO is the callsign for 1080 WHOO - Orlandos ESPN, an AM sports radio station in Orlando, Florida, United States. ... ESPN Radio is an American sports radio network. ... // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... WAMT (1190 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. ... For other uses, see ABC Radio (disambiguation). ... The Fox News Channel is a top-rated U.S. conservative cable and satellite news channel, who claims to provide fair & balanced news. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... WRLZ (1270 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Contemporary format. ... WWFL NewsChannel5 WWFL NewsChannel 5 was founded by Ryan French and Christian Heilman. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary popular music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, some teen pop music and rhythmic dance tracks (though during the 2000s, these have been included), which is intended for a mature adult audience. ... MCO and KMCO redirect here. ...

  • † = Available in HD Radio; all stations add a -1 (example 107.7-1) unless otherwise noted.
  • †* = Equipped for HD Radio but not transmitting it currently.
  • †† = Analog now but will be available in HD Radio pending antenna, transmitter, and/or facility construction.
  • ††* = Analog due to transmitter tower and facility being destroyed by a tornado, will return to HD Radio once a permanent facility and tower are built.

WPOZ (Positive Hits Z88. ... Love Song Contemporary Christian music (CCM), or Christian pop music, is a sub-genre of Christian music. ... WPOZ (Positive Hits Z88. ... Love Song Contemporary Christian music (CCM), or Christian pop music, is a sub-genre of Christian music. ... Religious is a term with both a technical definition and folk use. ... WLAZ (90. ... WUCF is a listener supported service of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, broadcasts a 24-hour schedule of jazz music and news programming from broadcast studios in the Communications Building on the UCF campus. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... WLVE, Love 94, is a Smooth Jazz-formatted radio station owned by Clear Channel Communications that serves the South Florida region. ... Religious is a term with both a technical definition and folk use. ... WMFE-FM is a public radio station in Orlando, Florida. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... WKES (91. ... Religious is a term with both a technical definition and folk use. ... WPRK 91. ... Variety is a type of radio format, but with three different meanings. ... WWKA is a country station in Orlando, Florida broadcasting at 92. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... WOGK (K-Country) is a commercial radio station in Ocala, Florida, broadcasting to the Gainesville-Ocala, Florida area on 93. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... WCFB is a Urban Adult Contemporary radio station that is licensed to Daytona Beach, Florida that serves the Greater Orlando area. ... Urban Adult Contemporary is the name for a format of radio music, similar to an urban contemporary format. ... WPYO (POWER 95. ... Rhythmic Top 40, as known as Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio and Rhythmic Crossover, is a music radio format that includes of a mix of dance, and upbeat rhythmic pop, hip-hop, and R&B hits. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... WHTQ is a Cox Radio Station in Orlando, Florida, broadcasting at 96. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Religious is a term with both a technical definition and folk use. ... WPCV is a country music station on the FM radio based in Lakeland, FL. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... WNUE (98. ... WMMO is a Cox Radio Station in Orlando, Florida, broadcasting at 98. ... Adult hits (sometimes also called variety hits or classic hits) is a radio format that does not adhere to a specific music genre but rather a true mix of programming styles. ... WRUM is a radio station broadcasting at 100. ... West Indies redirects here. ... WJRR is a radio station owned by Clear Channel. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... WJHM is a radio station that is licensed to Daytona Beach but primarily serves the Orlando and Space Coast (north of southern Palm Bay, where it is served by WMBX) areas of Central Florida. ... Mainstream Urban, a term used to describe a radio format similar to an urban contemporary format. ... WLOQ is a Smooth Jazz station licensed to Winter Park, Florida and serving the Orlando, Florida metropolitan area. ... Smooth Jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary music,[1] is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from mostly R&B, but also funk and pop. ... WTKS are the calls for two Clear Channel owned talk stations. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... WOMX is located in the Orlando, Florida area and broadcasts at 105. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... WOCL is an FM radio station broadcasting at the frequency of 105. ... Classic hits is a popular music radio format, a variation on the classic rock theme that provides most of the playlist of classic rock with an addition of contemporaneous R&B and pop hits as well, striking a balance between the mostly 70s-focused classic rock genre and the more... WXXL-FM is a radio station which broadcasts across the Central Florida area from its studios in Orlando. ... CHR is a Habbo Hotel AU fansite with a online streaming radio station. ... WAOA (107. ... CHR is a Habbo Hotel AU fansite with a online streaming radio station. ... WMGF is the callsign of Magic 107. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ...

Television

WESH is the NBC affiliate in Orlando, Florida. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... This article is about the television network. ... WKMG-TV, channel 6, is the CBS network affiliate for Central Florida (the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Florida market). ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WFTV channel 9 is a television station based in Orlando, Florida, affiliated with the ABC network. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... WTMO-LP is a low-power station serving the Orlando television market, licensed to nearby Kissimmee, Florida. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... WCEU is a PBS member station in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... WKCF (CW18) is the CW network affiliate serving the Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne, Florida television market. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... The CW Television Network, normally abbreviated to The CW, also known as The New CW in its first season of the network, is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... WCJB-TV Channel 20 aka TV-20 is the ABC-TV affiliate Station in Gainesville, Florida and serves Lake City, Ocala and all of North Florida. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... WMFE is the callsign for the PBS and NPR member stations in Orlando, Florida. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... WVEN-TV channel 26 is a television affiliate of Univision licensed to serve Daytona Beach, Florida, but with sufficient signal to cover Orlando and Melbourne, Florida. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States and Puerto Rico. ... WRDQ channel 27 is an independent television station based in Orlando, Florida. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... WOFL, FOX 35, is the Fox owned-and-operated television station serving the Orlando, Florida metropolitan area. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... FOX redirects here. ... WOTF-TV Channel 43 is the Telefutura station serving the Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne, Florida television market. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... TeleFutura is a U.S. Spanish-language broadcast television network owned by Univision with headquarters in Miami, Florida. ... WLCB-TV is a religious television station serving Orlando, Florida, licensed to nearby Leesbug. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... WTGL-TV is a religious television station serving Orlando, Florida, licensed to nearby Cocoa. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian religious television network in the world and is headquartered near Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, California with studios near Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Irving, Texas and near Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. ... WOPX channel 56 is a television station based in Melbourne, Florida, an affiliate of the i network. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... WRBW is a My Network TV owned and operated station serving the Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne, Florida television market. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... WBCC is an educational television station serving the Orlando television market. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... WACX is the TBN affiliate in Orlando, Florida, licensed to nearby Leesburg. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... W21-AU is the Azteca America affiliate serving the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne area. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... WBCC is an educational television station serving the Orlando television market. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... UCF redirects here. ... Central Florida News 13 is a cable-based news station located in Orlando, Florida. ... The Bright House Networks logo. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ...

Magazines

  • Orlando Style
  • Orlando Magazine
  • Orlando Leisure
  • Ahora Orlando
  • Orlando Weekly
  • aXis Magazine
  • Magic Magazine
  • Orlando Arts Magazine
  • Orlando Unleashed
  • I Love Orlando
  • What's Happening Magazine (formerly What's Happening Orlando magazine)
  • Asia Trend Magazine (www.AsiaTrendMagazine.com)
  • Orlando Attractions Magazine

Internet Radio

  • Orlando Sky Radio (orlandoskyradio.com)
  • iOrlando Radio Network (iorlandoradio.com)
  • Electronic Fusion Orlando] (eforlando.com)
  • Felsen X Orlando (felsenxorlando.com)

Economy

See also: List of Florida companies
Statue of Walt Disney

A large part of the Orlando area economy is involved in the tourist industry. Over 48 million visitors came to the Orlando region in 2004. The convention industry is also critical to the region's economy. The Orange County Convention Center, expanded in 2004 to over two million square feet (200,000 m²) of exhibition space, is now the second-largest convention complex in terms of space in the United States, trailing only McCormick Place in Chicago. The city vies with Chicago and Las Vegas for hosting the most convention attendees in the United States.[19] List of Florida companies includes notable companies that are, or once were, headquartered in Florida. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is the primary public convention center in Central Florida. ... McCormick Place is a convention center made up of four interconnected buildings sited on or near the shore of Lake Michigan, about 4km south of downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA. The largest exposition complex in the USA, and the third largest in the world, McCormick Place hosts numerous trade shows, including... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


Lockheed-Martin has a large manufacturing facility for missile systems, aeronautical craft and related high tech research. Other notable engineering firms have offices or labs in the Central Florida area: KDF, General Dynamics, Harris, Westinghouse, Siemens, Veritas/Seagate, multiple USAF facilities, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), Delta Connection Academy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, GE, Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS), Army Simulation Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM), AT&T, Boeing, CAE Systems Flight & Simulation Training, HP, Institute for Simulation and Training, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Systems. The Naval Training Center until a few years ago was one of the two places where nuclear engineers were trained for the US Navy. Now the land has been converted into the Baldwin Park development. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... Kraft durch Freude (abbreviated KdF and meaning strength through joy), was a large state-controlled leisure organization in Nazi Germany, a part of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF), the national German labour organization. ... General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world[2]. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. ... Harris Corporation NYSE: HRS is an international communications equipment company that produces wireless equipment, electronic systems, and both terrestrial and spaceborne antennas for use in the government, defense, and commercial sectors. ... Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems was created by Northrop Grummans acquisition of Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group in 1996. ... Siemens redirects here. ... For other uses, see Veritas (disambiguation). ... Seagate can refer to: Seagate Technology, a high tech manufacturer Seagate, Brooklyn, a community in Brooklyn, USA Seagate, Friends of, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded to preserve the historic winter retreat of Gwendolyn and Powel Crosley in Sarasota, Florida, USA Seagate, North Carolina, a community in North Carolina... Seal of the Air Force. ... Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division of the US Navy. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, coeducational private university with a history dating back to the early days of aviation. ... Ge may refer to: Gê, a group of indigenous Brazilian tribes and their Ge languages Ge (Cyrillic) (Г, г), a letter of the Cyrillic alphabet Ge with upturn (Ґ, Ò‘), a letter of the Ukrainian alphabet Nikolai Ge, a Russian painter GÄ“, an ancient Chinese dagger-axe Ge (genus), a genus of butterflies Also... The United States Air Force established the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS) in June 1996. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ... Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in defense systems and defense and commercial electronics. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Baldwin Park is the name of some places in the United States: Baldwin Park, California Baldwin Park, Missouri An upscale housing project in Orlando, Florida Category: ...


Another developing sector is the film, television, and electronic gaming industries, aided by the presence of Universal Studios, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Full Sail School, the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, and other entertainment companies and schools. Numerous office complexes for large corporations have popped up along the Interstate 4 corridor north of Orlando, especially in Maitland, Lake Mary and Heathrow. The U.S. modeling, simulation, and training (MS&T) industry is centered around the Orlando region as well, with a particularly strong presence in the Central Florida Research Park adjacent to UCF. Universal Studios Florida is a theme park in Orlando, Florida, part of the Universal Orlando Resort. ... Disneys Hollywood Studios is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... Full Sail Real World Education is a private university located in Winter Park, Florida, geared toward the entertainment industry and known for its around-the-clock schedule. ... The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy [1] (FIEA) is a downtown campus of the University of Central Florida that was created in 2004 by the Universitys School of Film and Digital Media [2] and Electronic Arts. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 4 An old shield in Orlando, Florida Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is a 132. ... Maitland is a city located in Orange County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,019. ... Lake Mary is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Heathrow is a census-designated place and anarea located in Seminole County, Florida. ... The Insitute for Simulation and Training is an internationally recognized research institute that focuses on advancing modeling and simulation technology and increasing our understanding of simulations role in training and education. ... // The Central Florida Research Park, abutting the main University of Central Florida campus in Orlando, Florida, is a university-related research park established as a result of legislation passed by the Florida Legislature in 1978. ... UCF redirects here. ...


Orlando is the home base of Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Red Lobster and Olive Garden and the largest operator of restaurants in the world by revenue. They are building a new world headquarters and central distribution facility on John Young Parkway.[citation needed] Darden Restaurants, Inc. ... Red Lobster is a U.S. chain of seafood restaurants. ... Olive Garden is a casual dining American restaurant chain specializing in Italian food. ...


Nearby Maitland is the home of Tiburon, a division of the video game company Electronic Arts. Originally Tiburon Entertainment, it was acquired by EA in 1998 after years of partnership, particularly in the famous Madden NFL series and NCAA Football series of video games. Maitland is a city located in Orange County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,019. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... Madden NFL is an American football video game series developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon for EA Sports. ... This article is for the video game series; for the sport, see College Football. ...


Orlando has two non-profit hospital systems: Orlando Health and Florida Hospital. Orlando Health's Orlando Regional Medical Center is home to Central Florida's only Level I trauma center, and the adjacent Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies has the area's only Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. Florida Hospital's main campus is ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation, and has a renowned brain attack facility. [3] Orlando's medical leadership will be further advanced with the completion of UCF's College of Medicine and a new VA Hospital, both of which will be located in a new medical district in the Lake Nona area of the city. [4] The Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is the only level I trauma center in the Central Florida area and, therefore, provides intensive care for this area. ... A trauma center is a hospital equipped to perform as a casualty receiving station for the emergency medical services by providing the best possible medical care for traumatic injuries 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. ... The Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies is an obstetrics hospital located in Orlando, Florida, United States. ... A newborn infant sleeping in his incubator. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... UCF redirects here. ... Veterans Health Administration is the component of the Department of Veterans Affairs that implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Outpatient clinics, hospitals, medical Centers and longterm healthcare facilities (i. ...


There is a very low unemployment rate in Greater Orlando, 3.1% as of March 2007.[20] The result is growth that has led to urban sprawl in the surrounding area and, in combination with the 2007 Subprime mortgage financial crisis, to the rising cost of home prices. Housing prices in Greater Orlando went up 34% in one year, from an average of $182,000 in August 2004 to $245,000 in August 2005, and eventually to a record $255,000 in February 2007. They are tapering off, however, down to $211,000 in April 2008.[21]-1... The subprime mortgage financial crisis, is an ongoing financial crisis that has caused a sharp rise in home foreclosures. ...

  • Forbes.com ranks Metro Orlando fifth on their annual list of "Most Wired Cities."
  • Metro Orlando ranks 5th among Milken Institute’s 2007 "Best Performing Cities."
  • Metro Orlando has a rapidly growing $13.4 billion technology industry employing 70,000 people.
  • BusinessWeek recently touted Orlando as one of three global “hot spots” for innovation along with Singapore and Stockholm.
  • Metro Orlando has the 7th largest research park in the country that is home to over 120 companies and is the hub of the nation’s military simulation and training programs.
  • Orlando has nationally recognized clusters of innovation in digital media, agritechnology, aviation and aerospace, and software.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, the Metro Orlando economy ranks among the strongest economies in the U.S. and the strongest in the state of Florida according to the annual POLICOM Economic Strength Rankings.
  • According to a newly released book, Today’s Hot Job Targets, Metro Orlando ranks second in the nation for job opportunities.
  • Orlando is the “No. 1 Hottest Job Market” according to Business2.0.
  • Inc. magazine names Orlando as the fourth “Best City for Business” in the large cities category.
  • fDi magazine recognizes Orlando as one of the “North American Cities of the Future”; No. 3 in “Most Business Friendly;” and No. 4 in “Quality of Life.”
  • According to Forbes magazine, Orlando is the fourth “Best City in the Country for creating jobs.”
  • BusinessWeek magazine featured Metro Orlando among its picks of “global hot spots" in its issue titled What Makes a Winner: The Competition Issue. Orlando is one of three communities in the world to be featured.
  • Metro Orlando was named one of ten "Blooming U.S. Cities for Tech" according to eWEEK.com.
  • Forbes magazine lists Metro Orlando among the "Best Places for Business and Careers."
  • Southern Business & Development magazine names Metro Orlando “Major Market of the Year,” twice in three years.
  • Metro Orlando is ranked as one of the top five “Cities for Moviemakers” by MovieMaker Magazine.
  • The Central Florida Research Park, totaling more than 1,025 acres (4.15 km²) and home to 85 companies employing more than 8,500 people, is one of the top 10 research parks in the nation.
  • More than 150 international companies, representing approximately 20 countries, have facilities in Metro Orlando.

Notable companies and organizations that have their corporate headquarters or a major presence in the area:

The AAA logo The AAA (usually read triple-A, or sometimes three As), formerly known as the American Automobile Association, is an American not-for-profit automobile lobby group and service organization, with their national headquarters based in Heathrow, Florida. ... The Adventist Health System is the organisation responsible for overseeing matters related to Hospitals and other medical facilities, related to the Seventh-day Adventist Church within the United states of America. ... AirTran Holdings NYSE: AAI is an airline holding company. ... Brighthouse Networks is a private, communications company based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Busch Entertainment Corporation (BEC) is the family entertainment division of the Anheuser-Busch Companies. ... // Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational Christian organization, focusing on evangelism and discipleship in over 190 countries around the world. ... Darden Restaurants, Incorporated NYSE: DRI is a holding company controlled by Joe Lee, a founder of the Red Lobster seafood restaurant chain. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... Gaylord Entertainment Company operates a number of hotel, resort, and media companies. ... Hard Rock Cafe is a chain of casual dining restaurants. ... Hewitt Associates , NYSE: HEW, based in Lincolnshire, Illinois is a global human resources (HR) outsourcing and consulting firm delivering a complete range of integrated services to help companies manage their total HR and employee costs, enhance HR services, and improve their workforces. ... Hilton Grand Vacations Company, a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels, based in Orlando, Florida is a leading operator of timeshare resorts with about 30 properties in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, and New York. ... 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Luctor International is the importing company for Vincent Van Gogh Vodkas, vodka-based Liqueurs, and Van Gogh Gin. ... Marriott Vacation Club International is a timeshare program by Marriott International. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... The Nemours Foundation is a non-profit organization created by philanthropist Alfred I. du Pont in 1936, devoted to improving the health of children. ... Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is one of the major companies developing database management systems (DBMS), tools for database development, middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software. ... Pioneers is an international group of Christian missionaries seeking to spread Christianity to people in places where other missionaries have not gone or churches are rare. ... Planet Hollywood at night, Downtown Disney, Florida, USA. Planet Hollywood Niagara Falls, Ontario Planet Hollywood, a theme restaurant chain inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood, was launched in New York on October 22, 1991, with the backing of Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Demi Moore. ... Pulte Homes, Inc (NYSE: PHM) is a Bloomfield Hills, MI based company founded by Bill Pulte. ... Reed Elsevier is a leading global publisher and information provider. ... Ruths Chris Steak House is a chain of over 85 steakhouses across the United States and around the world, most known today for being an upscale attraction, a departure from the prices in the chain as recently as twenty years ago. ... Ryland Homes is the nations 11th-largest developer and home-builder. ... For other uses, see Scholastic (disambiguation). ... Siemens redirects here. ... Starwood is a festival presented by the Association for Consciousness Exploration, along with many volunteers. ... SunTrust Banks, Inc. ... Symantec Corporation NASDAQ: SYMC, founded in 1982, is an international corporation which sells computer software, particularly in the realms of security and information management. ... T.G. Lee Dairy is a company which has made milk products for the state of Florida since 1925. ... The Golf Channel, sometimes abbreviated as TGC, is an American cable television network with coverage focused on the game of golf. ... Tupperware logo A Tupperware storage container. ... Disney redirects here. ... Westgate Resorts is a Timeshare, and is owned and operated by David A. Siegel, who started (CFI) Central Florida Investments in the early 70s, as a real estate development firm. ... 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Education

Public primary and secondary education is handled by Orange County Public Schools. Some of the larger private schools include The First Academy (of First Baptist Church, Orlando), Trinity Preparatory School, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Bishop Moore High School, Orlando Christian Academy, and Forest Lake Academy. Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) is the public school district for Orange County, Florida. ... For other institutions named Trinity School, see Trinity School. ... Lake Highland Preparatory School is a 26-acre private school in Orlando, Florida that was founded in 1970. ... Bishop Moore Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic high school in Orlando, Florida. ...


Area institutions of higher education

State University

UCF redirects here. ...

Community Colleges

Valencia Community College is a college located in Orlando, Florida in the United States. ... Seminole Community College is a community college located in Sanford, Florida in the United States offering two-year college credit degrees (A.A., A.S.); specialized career certificates; continuing professional education; customized workplace training; adult education; community, leisure and youth programs; and an array of culturally stimulating events including theatre... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... Oviedo is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ... Altamonte Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. ...

Private Universities, Colleges, and Others

With more than 47,000 students, University of Central Florida is the sixth largest university in the nation, with over $120M in research, international reputations in innovation in lasers & optics and hospitality and a new medical school breaking ground. Rollins College is an institution of higher learning located in Winter Park, Florida. ... Winter Park is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. ... Asbury Theological Seminary is a multi-denominational, graduate institution that offers a variety of master degree and postgraduate degree programs. ... Barry University is a private Catholic university, which was founded in 1940 in Miami Shores, Florida, a suburb northeast of Miami, Florida. ... Brevard Community College, founded in 1960, is a community college in Cocoa of Brevard County, Florida. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... DeVry University and DeVry Institute of Technology are divisions of Devry Inc. ... Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, coeducational private university with a history dating back to the early days of aviation. ... Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU (pronounced fam-you), is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, the state capital, and is one of eleven institutions in Floridas State University System. ... In the United States, the institution where future lawyers obtain a legal degree is called a law school. ... Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technical college located in Melbourne, Florida (Brevard County), United States. ... Florida Metropolitan University ... Winter Park is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. ... Winter Park is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. ... The Hindu University of America is a non-profit educational institution based in Orlando, Florida, USA which provides masters and doctoral level degrees in Yoga, meditation, Hinduism and several other related fields. ... The International Academy of Design and Technology in Orlando, which was founded in 1977, offers students the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor’s or Associate degree. ... Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a not-for-profit, independent university, founded in 1964 in Davie, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. ... The Cordon Bleu school in Ottawa, Canada Le Cordon Bleu (French for blue ribbon) is an international group of cooking schools teaching French cuisine. ... Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) is a non-denominational, evangelical Protestant seminary dedicated to training current and future leaders (especially its Presbyterian and Reformed branches) to be pastors, missionaries, educators, and Christian counselors. ... Stetson University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts university that consistently earns high rankings in national college guides. ... The Annual Dog Parade in DeLand Old Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand Manatees in Blue Spring State Park near DeLand DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida. ... Strayer University, formerly Strayer College of Washington, D. C., is a private, for-profit educational institution. ... -1... Apopka City Hall Apopka (APK) is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. ... University of Phoenix (UOP) is a for-profit educational institution specializing in adult education, with campuses located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ...


The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training developed the nation’s first master’s and PhD programs in simulation and human performance enhancement.


Infrastructure

Airports

  • The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is Orlando's primary airport, currently ranked as the busiest airport in the State of Florida. The airport was ranked by passengers as the #1 airport in the nation according to J.D. Power & Associates. The airport features 2 terminals with radiating air-side terminals, flyers are transported via elevated trams. The airport also houses an on-site Hyatt Regency hotel.
  • The Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) located in Sanford, FL (far northern suburb) serves as a secondary airport, mainly for European discount carriers.
  • The Orlando Executive Airport located near Downtown Orlando serves primarily executive jets, flight training schools, and general small-aircraft aviation.

MCO and KMCO redirect here. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ... Orlando Sanford International Airport (IATA: SFB, ICAO: KSFB) is an airport in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, Florida. ... The Orlando Executive Airport is an airport located in Orlando, Florida primarily serving the general aviation community. ...

Roads

Major Highways

  • Interstate 4 is Orlando's primary major interstate highway, the interstate begins in Daytona Beach and travels across the mid-section of the state directly through Orlando ending in Tampa. As a key connector to Orlando's suburbs, downtown, area attractions, and both coasts; I-4 commonly experiences heavy traffic and congestion.
  • East-West Expressway (Toll 408) is a major highway managed by the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. The highway intersects with I-4 in Downtown Orlando providing a key artery for residents commuting from eastern and western suburbs including the University of Central Florida area. The highway also intersects with the Central Florida Greeneway (Toll 417) and the Florida's Turnpike. The I-4/408 interchange is currently undergoing a major construction project that will create multiple fly-over bridges and connectors to ease heavy traffic flows. In addition, lane expansions, new toll plazas, and sound barriers are being added throughout the highway.
  • Beachline Expressway (Toll 528) provides key access to the Orlando International Airport and serves as a gateway to the Atlantic coast, specifically Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral.
  • Central Florida Greeneway (Toll 417) is a key highway for East Orlando, the highway is also managed by the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority and serves as Orlando's eastern beltway. The highway intersects with the East-West Expressway (Toll 408), the Beachline Expressway (Toll 528), and begins and ends on Interstate 4. The highway is often praised for its green scenery and generally light traffic, however, recently the highway has seen a rapid rise in drivers during rush hours.
  • Florida's Turnpike is a major highway that connects northern Florida with Orlando and Miami. It is the gateway to Miami.
  • Daniel Webster Western Beltway (Toll 429) serves as Orlando's western beltway. The highway serves as a new "back entrance" to Walt Disney World from Orlando's northwestern suburbs including Apopka.

Image File history File links I-4. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 4 An old shield in Orlando, Florida Interstate 4 (abbreviated I-4) is a 132. ... Daytona Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... Image File history File links Toll_Florida_408. ... Florida State Road 408, also known as the Spessard Holland East-West Expressway, is a limited access toll road connecting Floridas Turnpike in western Orange County, Interstate 4 in Downtown Orlando and the Central Florida GreeneWay. ... It has been suggested that Central Connector be merged into this article or section. ... Downtown as seen from Interstate 4. ... UCF redirects here. ... Northbound at the University Toll Plaza, recently rebuilt with high-speed lanes The Central Florida GreeneWay, also known as Florida State Road 417, and called the Seminole Expressway in Seminole County, is a tolled freeway forming the eastern beltway around the city of Orlando, Florida, bypassing Interstate 4. ... Floridas Turnpike, which has carried the Ronald Reagan Turnpike legislative designation since 1998, is a toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km) down the Florida peninsula through 11 counties, from US 1 in Florida City to Interstate 75 at Wildwood. ... Image File history File links Toll_Florida_528. ... The Martin Andersen Bee Line Expressway (soon to be renamed the Beachline Expressway), also known as State Road 528, is a limited access toll road connecting Interstate 4 at the International Drive tourist corridor in southwestern Orange County to SR A1A in Cocoa Beach, Florida. ... MCO and KMCO redirect here. ... Image File history File links Toll_Florida_417. ... Northbound at the University Toll Plaza, recently rebuilt with high-speed lanes The Central Florida GreeneWay, also known as Florida State Road 417, and called the Seminole Expressway in Seminole County, is a tolled freeway forming the eastern beltway around the city of Orlando, Florida, bypassing Interstate 4. ... It has been suggested that Central Connector be merged into this article or section. ... Florida State Road 408, also known as the Spessard Holland East-West Expressway, is a limited access toll road connecting Floridas Turnpike in western Orange County, Interstate 4 in Downtown Orlando and the Central Florida GreeneWay. ... The Martin Andersen Bee Line Expressway (soon to be renamed the Beachline Expressway), also known as State Road 528, is a limited access toll road connecting Interstate 4 at the International Drive tourist corridor in southwestern Orange County to SR A1A in Cocoa Beach, Florida. ... Image File history File links Florida's_Turnpike_shield. ... Floridas Turnpike, which has carried the Ronald Reagan Turnpike legislative designation since 1998, is a toll road that runs 312 miles (497 km) down the Florida peninsula through 11 counties, from US 1 in Florida City to Interstate 75 at Wildwood. ... Image File history File links Toll_Florida_429. ... Southbound at the Forest Lake Mainline Toll Plaza SR 429, also known as the Western Expressway, is a limited-access toll road built and maintained by the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA). ...

Rush Hours

Orlando currently ranks 8th in the nation for traffic congestion, surpassing Miami and other major cities. According to a recent national study by the Texas Transportation Institute; the average Orlando Resident spends about 54 hours per year stuck in traffic. Heavy traffic is unpredictable, however, rush hours (peak traffic hours) are usually weekday mornings (after 7am) and afternoons (after 4pm). There are various traffic advisory resources available for commuters including dialing 511 5-1-1 (a free automated traffic advisory system provided by the Florida Department of Transportation, available by cellphone or landline by dialing 511), visiting the Florida 511 Web site, listening to traffic reports on major radio stations, and reading electronic traffic advisory displays (also called Dynamic Message Signs, information is also provided by FDOT) on the major highways and roadways. 5-1-1, initially designated for road weather information, is a transit and traffic information telephone hotline in some regions of the United States. ... The Florida Department of Transportation, or FDOT, is a decentralized agency charged with the establishment, maintenance, and regulation of public transportation in the state of Florida[1]. // Achievements In 1974, FDOT completed Floridas Turnpike, a 450-mile system of limited access toll highways. ...


Rail

The Orlando area is served by one through railroad, CSX Transportation's A line (formerly the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad's main line), and some spurs, mostly operated by the Florida Central Railroad. Amtrak passenger service runs along the CSX A line. See also a map of these railroads. In 2005 Federal and state funding was granted for the establishment of the Central Florida Commuter Rail service to operate on the CSX A line tracks between DeLand and Poinciana, passing through the downtown area and surrounding urban neighborhoods along the way. The service is expected to substantially reduce traffic congestion along the I-4 corridor, especially between downtown Orlando and the suburban communities in Seminole and Volusia Counties. The Federal and state funds would cover approximately 80% of the estimated $400 million cost for track modifications and construction of stations along the route. Pending approval by the county governments (Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Osceola) involved and the set aside of matching funds, the line is projected to begin operations in 2009. CSX redirects here. ... The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (AAR reporting mark ACL) was an American railroad that existed between 1880s and 1967, when it merged with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ... Current and former railroads in the Orlando area, including the Florida Central Railroad. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Download high resolution version (931x1111, 55 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Central Florida Commuter Rail is a proposed commuter rail system in the Central Florida (Orlando) area. ...


The following major railroad stations have existed in Orlando:

The Orlando Amtrak station lies south of downtown, about a mile south of the old stations at Church Street and Central Boulevard. ... Church Street Station logo. ...

Buses

Orlando is served by LYNX, offering local transit service which covers the five-county area (Osceola-Orange-Seminole-Lake-Volusia). [22] A LYNX bus stop on North Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando. ... Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Seminole County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida and part of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. ... Volusia redirects here. ...


Additionally Greyhound Lines offers intercity bus service from Orlando to multiple locations across the country. The Orlando Greyhound Station is located west of Downtown Orlando. This article is about the US bus line. ...


Light rail

Several attempts have been made to bring a light rail system to Orlando, but each one has met with failure due to a perceived lack of public interest and various conflicts over a potential route. Walt Disney World officials have been particularly adamant that a light rail line run from Orlando International Airport to the resort, drawing opposition from other vacation destinations who fear loss of business. Some local residents also oppose the idea of funding a system they believe to be only for the benefit of out-of-town tourists. This is in addition to the statewide debate over high speed rail, the various plans of which all center around Orlando. Another attempted route was a rail going between Tampa, Orlando, and Miami. This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Florida High Speed Rail would have been the first to use Bombardiers JetTrain technology. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ...


Many residents who have lived in Orlando for many years believe that a light rail system should be added to the city's growing economy to help cure the metropolitan area's difficult traffic problems. However several residents who move to the Central Florida area from other communities (specifically larger metropolitan cities) find it too industrializing for the city whose "quiet charm" would like to remain established. This creates a conflict between new residents and those who have been born and raised in the Orlando metropolitan area and other Central Florida cities.


Commuter rail

A commuter rail system, Central Florida Commuter Rail, is in active planning with a planned opening in 2009 along current CSX lines between DeLand and Poinciana, going through Downtown Orlando with stations at the LYNX Central Station and Church Street Station.[23] Central Florida Commuter Rail is a proposed commuter rail system in the Central Florida (Orlando) area. ... The Annual Dog Parade in DeLand Old Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand Manatees in Blue Spring State Park near DeLand DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida. ... Poinciana is a census-designated place (CDP) in Osceola and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Florida. ...


Crime

In 2006, based on the Department of Justice's FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Orlando reported 42,300 violent crimes including 49 murders,[24] a record number since 36 in 1982. Crime in Orlando has been up 329% since 2006.


Based on the Morgan Quitno Press "Safest and Most Dangerous Cities of 2007" rankings, Orlando ranks #11 nationaly. It's to be noted that the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and the FBI object to such rankings and use of data stating "These rankings represent an irresponsible misuse of the data and do groundless harm to many communities" and don't take into account "factors that influence crime in a particular study area such as population density and the degree of urbanization". Morgan Quitno Press is an research and publishing company based out of Lawrence, Kansas. ...


Sister cities

See also: List of sister cities in Florida

Orlando has thirteen sister cities:[25] This is a list of sister states, regions, and cities in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Marne La Vallée, Anaheim, and Urayasu are connected to Orlando as homes of other Disney theme parks (Disneyland Resort Paris, Disneyland Resort, and Tokyo Disneyland, respectively). Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Anaheim redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... For the city in Mexico, see Valladolid, Yucatán. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Nickname: Motto: A cidade da gente (Our City) Location of Curitiba Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region State Paraná Founded 29 March 1693 Incorporated 1842 Government  - Mayor Carlos Alberto Richa (PSDB) Area  - City 430. ... Capital (and largest city) Curitiba Demonym Paranaense Government  -  Governor Roberto Requião  -  Vice Governor Orlando Pessuti Area  -  Total 281. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... position of Guilin in Guangxi Guilin in Guangxi Guilin (Chinese: æ¡‚æž—; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kuei-lin, Postal System Pinyin: Kweilin; Zhuang: Gveilinz) is one of Chinas most picturesque cities, with a population of 670,000, situated in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the Peoples... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: El Trabajo templa el Espíritu Location of Monterrey in northern Mexico Coordinates: , Country State Founded 20 September 1596 Government  - Mayor Adalberto Madero ( PAN) Area  - City 860 km² (332 sq mi) Elevation 537 m (1,762 ft) Population (2005)  - City 1,133,814  - Density 1,989/km² (5... Image File history File links Flag_of_Palestine. ... This article is about the city in the West Bank. ... A 2003 satellite image of the region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Orenburg (Russian: ) is a city on the Ural River and the administrative center of Orenburg Oblast in the Volga Federal District of Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Reykjanesbær is a municipality on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland, it is made up of the towns Keflavík, Njarðvík and Hafnir. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Marne-la-Vallée is a new town located near Paris, France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Tainan is the name of a city and a county in southwestern Taiwan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Urayasu (Japanese: 浦安市; -shi) is a city located in western Chiba, Japan, on the border with Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Qiryat Motzkin (קרית מוצקין; unofficially also spelled Kiryat Motzkin) is a city in the Haifa District in Israel. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Newport, Rhode Island Newport is a city in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Hyderabad   or Haydarābād // ( Urdu:حیدر آباد), (Telugu:హైదరాబాదు) is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... Disneyland Resort Paris is a holiday and recreation resort in Marne-la-Vallée, a new town in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. ... The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ...


Foreign consulates

Given Orlando's status as a busy international tourist destination, a handful of foreign governments have opened up consulates in Orlando:

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See also

This is a list of famous people and celebrities that were either born, raised or have lived in Orlando, Florida: Dre Bly – professional football player with the Detroit Lions. ... The city of Orlando, Florida, was incorporated in 1875 and has approximately 30 mayors ever since. ... Downtown as seen from Interstate 4. ...

References

  1. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas:April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007. U.S. Census Bureau (27 March 2008). Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
  2. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ About Orlando from the City of Orlando website, accessed 2008-06-17
  5. ^ OCLS - Fast Facts - Tallest Buildings in Orlando
  6. ^ Buildings of Orlando / Emporis.com
  7. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ Distance measured from Orlando City Hall to nearest Atlantic coastline, near Oak Hill, Brevard County, and nearest Gulf coastline, near, Pine Island, Hernando County, using Google Earth's Ruler tool.
  9. ^ City of Orlando Neighborhoods, accessed 28 November 2006
  10. ^ Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses
  11. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2006-01-12.xls
  12. ^ http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/cb07-42tbl3.xls
  13. ^ MuniNetGuide.com's Orlando Demographic
  14. ^ Gary J. Gates Same-sex Couples and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Population: New Estimates from the American Community SurveyPDF (2.07 MiB). The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, UCLA School of Law October, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2007.
  15. ^ Modern Language Association Data Center Results of Orlando, FL
  16. ^ Passy, Charles (April 2007). 36 Hours in Orlando, Fla. (English). New York Times. Retrieved on 2007-05-20. “Some cities have Chinatowns. Orlando has Little Vietnam, home to a large Vietnamese population that began arriving in the 1970s. The neighborhood, north of downtown along East Colonial Drive and North Mills Avenue...”
  17. ^ "What Happened to Hollywood East?" Southwest Orlando Bulletin, 17 July 2004
  18. ^ Shopping in Orlando - Orlando Villa Guide - The Essential Guide to Florida Vacation Rental Homes and Holiday Villas in Orlando, Florida
  19. ^ Bergen, Kathy. Las Vegas and Orlando Bruising Chicago's Trade Show Business. The Chicago Tribune, 11 September 2003
  20. ^ "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment: March 2007." United States Department of Labor. May 2, 2007. Retrieved on May 24, 2007.
  21. ^ "Metropolitan Orlando Housing Trends Summary." Orlando Regional Realtor Association. May 9, 2007. Retrieved on May 24, 2007.
  22. ^ LYNX Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
  23. ^ Quality Time (Central Florida Commuter Rail) - CFRail.com
  24. ^ FBI Universal Crime Report for 2006
  25. ^ Sister cities from Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI). Retrieved on June 6, 2006.

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