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The city of Orlando is the county seat of Orange County, Florida.   A 2005 U.S. Census Estimates the city population was 213,233.  It is the sixth-largest city in Florida, and its largest inland city. The Orlando-Kissimmee area is Florida's third-largest metropolitan area, behind Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater. Additionally, Orlando is home to the second largest University in Florida, the University of Central Florida.

While Orlando’s history may be short, it is certainly colorful. Once known for its cotton, cattle and citrus industries, the area has now become one of the world’s leading residential and vacation destinations. 

Cuba’s demand for beef cattle was the chief reason for Orlando’s growth in the cattle industry prior to 1863. With the growth came widespread cattle rustling, which led to street gunfights in downtown Orlando that were more typical of the Wild West than the Deep South. The lawlessness within the cattle industry caused losses to mount quickly and cotton became woven into Orlando’s early history as a means of making a living.

As more settlers began working the fields, the small community soon found itself located in the middle of a large cotton plantation. Orlando’s cotton industry met its doom when the Civil War impacted the industry’s workforce. Homesteaders soon realized that citrus trees were easier to grow and more profitable.

“Orange fever” took over in 1870, and Orlando’s residents began planting seeds in the land that once yielded cotton. With the nation’s growing demand for grapefruit, tangerines and oranges, coupled with the extension of the South Florida Railroad into Central Florida in 1880, the citrus industry flourished. 

When the hard freezes devastated orange groves in 1895, an industrious citrus grower, John B. Steinmetz, converted his packing house into a skating rink, added picnic facilities and a bathhouse and built a toboggan slide that spilled into Wekiva Springs. His entertainment complex soon made Orlando an important leisure destination.

Orlando began taking steps toward becoming a world-class vacation and recreation mecca when Cypress Gardens Adventure Park opened its doors in 1936. But, it was an announcement made on Nov. 11, 1965 that forever changed Orlando’s destiny.Walt Disney World Vacation Kingdom offering  magical family vacations by Disney opened its gates on Oct. 1, 1971. SeaWorld Orlando splashed open in 1973. Over the years, Walt Disney World Resort continued to expand with the opening of Epcot in 1982, Disney-MGM Studios in 1989 and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park in 1998 as well as resorts, water parks, golf courses and entertainment complexes.  In 1990, Universal Studios Florida came onto the scene.  In 1999, Universal Orlando Resort opened a second park, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, followed by the addition of the Universal City Walk entertainment complex. In 2000, Discovery Cove opened with a unique dolphin-swim experience and in late-2004 Cypress Gardens Adventure Park re-opened its extensive gardens along with new rides and a water park.The Kissimmee and  Winter Haven Chain Of Lakes, NASA, and Historic Bok Tower in Lake Wales are also very accessible.

Today, Orlando sets the gold standard for vacationers, business travelers, and residents. Orlando continues to grow, offering nearly 100 attractions, 112,000 hotel rooms and more than 5,300 restaurants, as well as the second largest convention center in the nation. Orlando welcomes  approximately 50 million visitors annually to experience the ever-evolving destination.

Tourism as well as the Orlando attractions, Manufactured Home Golf Course and Waterfront Communities are responsible for the wonderful growth impact of Orlando Manufactured Home Communities.   The Orlando area is well known for offering visitors and residents the opportunity of a one-of-a-kind lifestyle!  The Orlando Regional Chamber Of Commerce insures your Orlando experience to last a lifetime!

Find everything you need to know about Real Estate in the Orlando area of Florida and the surrounding areas. View homes for sale, school and loan information, community resources, FREE reports and much more.  Get the best homes, expert advice, local info, and more from a proven Florida Specialist by contacting Central Florida Manufactured Home Sales, The Thompson Team today.

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Find all the information you need on buying or selling your home in the Orlando area of Florida.  Let the Orlando area Florida's Specialist, Central Florida Manufactured Home Sales, The Thompson Team assist  you throughout your next Real Estate buying or selling transaction.

Whether you're a first-time visitor, vacationer, or resident, if the Disney attractions are not enough to keep you busy then perhaps this list  as well as a visit to The Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau can help keep you entertained! 

 207 Things To Do in Orlando      

  1. Slip into the water with a bottle nose at SeaWorld Orlando.
  2. Learn to surf without going to the beach at Ron Jon's Surfpark, opening soon.
  3. Paddle a swan boat on Lake Eola.
  4. Smell the roses at Harry P. Leu Gardens.
  5. Cast a line for bass fishing with a guide.
  6. Marvel at Tiffany glass at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.
  7. Find Chief Osceola in the mural at Celebration Hotel.
  8. Touch a stingray at SeaWorld Orlando.
  9. Experience the thrill of stampeding buffalo at Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show.
  10. Count the manatees at Blue Spring State Park.
  11. Race your friends on go-karts at Fun Spot Action Park.
  12. Explore the headwaters of the Florida Everglades on an Orlando airboat adventure.
  13. Drive a stock car at 125 mph (201 km/h) at Richard Petty Driving Experience.
  14. Tour the world in under a mile at Epcot.
  15. Go whale watching at Port Canaveral.
  16. Dine at the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe.
  17. View the stars from the largest refractor telescope in Florida at the Orlando Science Center.
  18. Get a taste of Hawaiian fusion at Roy's Restaurant.
  19. Take a paddlewheel boat ride aboard the Indian River Queen.
  20. Treat yourself to "a little something" at Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Jimmy Choo or Coach at The Mall at Millenia.
  21. Feel the G-forces on a roller coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
  22. Swim with the dolphins at Discovery Cove.
  23. Play golf on the same courses as Tiger Woods.
  24. Design and ride your own roller coaster at WonderWorks and DisneyQuest.
  25. Build your own teddy bear at The Florida Mall.
  26. Rock out to the sounds of hot new bands at the Florida Music Festival.
  27. See the weird and wild at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium.
  28. Play glow-in-the-dark mini golf at Putting Edge in the Festival Bay Mall.
  29. Learn to water-ski at the Orlando Watersports Complex or Lake Buena Vista Water Sports.
  30. Go antiquing on Orange Avenue and in Mount Dora.
  31. Body surf at Wet 'n Wild Orlando or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.
  32. Hold a gator or snake at Gatorland.
  33. See the Bible come to life at WordSpring Discovery Center and The Holy Land Experience.
  34. Uncover bargains at flea markets.
  35. Gamble in international waters on Sterling Casino and SunCruz Casino cruise lines.
  36. Jam at Bob Marley's open-air house.
  37. Capture the grace of dance at an Orlando Ballet production.
  38. Be a pirate for a day aboard a giant, indoor galleon at Pirate's Dinner Adventure.
  39. Take an art class at Crealdé School of Art or Maitland Art Center.
  40. Sample some of the nearly 150 wines sold by the ounce through high-tech Enomatic dispensing machines at The Wine Room in Winter Park.
  41. Recapture the history of the Seminole Indian War at Fort Christmas.
  42. Play in snow during Christmastime at Celebration.
  43. Be rescued by Arnold Schwarzenegger at Terminator 2: 3D.
  44. Visit Key West, St. Augustine, and the Everglades under one roof at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.
  45. Watch golf greats at PGA Tour and LPGA Tour events.
  46. Pedal down the Atlantic boardwalk at Disney's Boardwalk.
  47. Pick an orange from a tree.
  48. Glide gently back to solid ground after your first hang gliding experience at Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding Flight Park.
  49. Battle comic villains with Spider-Man at Universal Orlando Resort.
  50. Sip a specialty martini at Blue Martini.
  51. Taste local wines at Lakeridge Winery.
  52. Test new toys at Disney's Once Upon a Toy.
  53. Escape the Yedi on Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
  54. Cause a margarita volcano to erupt at Universal CityWalk.
  55. Be a clown during Cirque du Soleil.
  56. Dine with characters at your favorite theme park.
  57. Swim in 72°F (22°C) water year-round at Wekiwa Springs.
  58. Eat fries at the McDonalds with the world's largest PlayPlace.
  59. Learn country line dancing at Cowboys Orlando.
  60. Visit the oldest African-American municipality - Eatonville.
  61. Catch Atlanta Braves' spring baseball training or Tampa Bay Buccaneer's NFL training camp at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.
  62. Savor Italian ice cream at the Portofino Bay Hotel.
  63. Shake hands with the most famous mouse in the world - Mickey!
  64. Survive a psychological thrill on The Mummy at Universal Orlando.
  65. Pose for a photo with a four-story Big Wheel bike at Disney's Pop Century Resort.
  66. Learn to Salsa and Merengue at Latin Quarter.
  67. Shop for surf gear 24-hours-a-day at Ron Jon's Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach.
  68. Learn the delicate art of glass-blowing at CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando.
  69. Enjoy a carillon concert at Historic Bok Sanctuary.
  70. Find your birthday in the tile floor at The Mall at Millenia.
  71. Tour International Drive on an I-Ride Trolley.
  72. Meet the residents of Pine Valley, Port Charles and Llanview at ABC's Super Soap Weekend held at Disney-MGM Studios.
  73. See the movies come to life at Universal Studios.
  74. Train like an astronaut at the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
  75. Buy top goods at great prices at the area's outlet centers.
  76. Savor the real key lime pie - it's yellow!
  77. Dine outside year-round.
  78. Learn to sky dive indoors at SkyVenture Orlando.
  79. Trade pins at Epcot.
  80. Select a stogie from the 1.5 million cigars at Corona Cigar Company.
  81. Watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort.
  82. Touch an iceberg at Titanic ~ The Exhibition.
  83. Test your BMX skills at Vans Skatepark.
  84. View American folk art at House of Blues.
  85. Learn to hula dance at a luau.
  86. Shoot hoops at NBA City.
  87. Milk a cow at Green Meadows Petting Farm.
  88. Feel the force of an earthquake at WonderWorks.
  89. Come face-to-face with Jaws.
  90. Enjoy breakfast in bed - in public - at The Beacon, a trendy restaurant and nightclub in downtown Orlando's Thornton Park.
  91. Ride the famous glass-bottom boats at Silver Springs.
  92. Build an animal, car or anything else at LEGO Imagination Center.
  93. Find animals in the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
  94. Feel the "conga beat" at Gloria Estefan's restaurant, Bongos Cuban Café.
  95. Parasail above Central Florida's chain of lakes.
  96. Head under the sea in a clamobile with Nemo and his friends at Epcot.
  97. Marvel at mansions as you boat through lakes and canals in Winter Park.
  98. Grill your own pancakes in an old sugar mill at Deleon Springs.
  99. Relax at one of 16 destination spas.
  100. "Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits" at the gospel brunch at House of Blues.
  101. Enjoy a steak cooked to perfection at Hawk's Landing Steak House while overlooking the 18th green at the Orlando World Center Marriott.
  102. Get married with Mickey as your best man or Minnie as your maid of honor.
  103. Drop 13 stories on Tower of Terror at Disney-MGM Studios.
  104. Perform as a duck master during the Duck March at The Peabody Orlando.
  105. Putt-putt through wild animals and pirates.
  106. Cheer on a cowboy at Silver Spurs Rodeo.
  107. Be surrounded in your own in-hotel room theatre.
  108. Be a marine life trainer for a day at SeaWorld Orlando.
  109. Eat space food at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
  110. Wrap up in seaweed at one of the area spas.
  111. Be serenaded by a singing waiter at Bergamo's Italian Restaurant.
  112. Get shrunk at Disney-MGM Studios.
  113. Take in a moo-ving play at the Mad Cow Theatre.
  114. Rev your engines at a NASCAR race.
  115. Become a part of the skyline at Manuel's on the 28th.
  116. Taste gator bites and gator ribs at Gatorland.
  117. Purchase discount tickets at Orlando's Official Visitor Center.
  118. Shop at one of nine regional shopping malls.
  119. Buy fresh produce at farmer's markets.
  120. Discover the lost city of Atlantis at SeaWorld Orlando.
  121. Go hog wild and rent a Harley-Davidson.
  122. Work on your swing with Annika Sorenstam's coach at the Annika Academy at Ginn Reunion Resort.
  123. Watch Walter Farley's Black Stallion at Arabian Nights.
  124. Get chased by a chain saw gang during Halloween Horror Nights.
  125. Discover a bird's eye view from a helicopter.
  126. Solve a mystery at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows.
  127. Try to find a straight line at Seuss Landing at Univeral's Islands of Adventure.
  128. Plummet 125 feet (138 meters) on a water slide.
  129. Team up to protect your home base during laser tag.
  130. Share the spotlight at Sak Comedy Lab.
  131. Rock out to an impromptu concert by The Blues Brothers at Universal Studios.
  132. Dine in Cinderella's castle at Disney's Magic Kingdom.
  133. Cook your own food at The Melting Pot.
  134. Walk down New York Avenue at Universal Studios.
  135. Launch into space on Mission: SPACE at Disney's Epcot.
  136. Sharpen your golf skills at one of 23 academies.
  137. Improve your game with tennis lessons.
  138. Enjoy fireworks every night.
  139. See otters and manatees on a kayaking adventure.
  140. Be part of the pit crew at Daytona USA.
  141. Bask in the sun
  142. Enjoy the opera or the philharmonic.
  143. See the newest independent films at the Enzian Theater, home of the Florida Film Festival.
  144. View jewelry created by local artists at the Grand Bohemian Gallery.
  145. Buy your last-minute gifts at one of the airport's many shops.
  146. Dance on a spinning dance floor at Mannequins.
  147. Drink a pint and eat fish and chips at Cricketers Arms Pub and Eatery or Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant.
  148. Observe downtown Orlando at night from its rooftop bars - Latitudes & Sky60.
  149. Become a Shamu "splash victim."
  150. Feed and bark back at sea lions.
  151. Become a crash-test dummy at Test Track at Epcot.
  152. Watch top recording artists perform at House of Blues, Hard Rock Live or Amway Arena.
  153. Play Frisbee golf at Barnett Park.
  154. Go rollerblading at West Orange Trail.
  155. Ride the largest, fastest, tallest roller coaster in Orlando at SeaWorld Orlando.
  156. Come face-to-face with wild animals at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
  157. Come this close to a predator of the deep at Sharks Underwater Grill at SeaWorld.
  158. Eat sweet corn at the Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival.
  159. Hang out with Shrek at Universal Studios.
  160. See International Drive upside down from a window at WonderWorks.
  161. Dine with an astronaut at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
  162. Relax on a white sand beach.
  163. Learn how to draw a cartoon at The Magic of Disney Animation at Disney-MGM Studios.
  164. Become a particle of food at the Orlando Science Center.
  165. Keep the beat with the incomparable Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort, starting in June 2007.
  166. Gaze out on an African savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.
  167. Listen to rock 'n' roll music under water at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort.
  168. Fly through the air on the sky coaster at Old Town Shopping, Dining & Entertainment Attraction.
  169. Cheer on your knight at Medieval Times.
  170. Pose for the cover of your favorite magazine.
  171. Spot bald eagles and blue herons on Orlando's lakes.
  172. Hear the tales of great African-American musicians at the Wells' Built Hotel.
  173. Bring home a can of moon soup from Chalet Suzanne.
  174. Experience Central Florida's natural beauty on horseback.
  175. Sleep in a castle.
  176. View the workings of a movie studio's costume department.
  177. Bask in the moonlight during a pedicab ride on International Drive.
  178. Place your bet at a Jai-Alai game.
  179. Celebrate your heritage, whether Irish, Native American or Polish at local festivals.
  180. Learn more about the history of Orlando and the definition of a "cracker" at the Orange County Regional History Center.
  181. Go on an African safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
  182. Careen through the streets of Hollywood on Rock 'n Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith at Disney-MGM Studios.
  183. Eat lunch or dinner at a drive-in theatre at Disney-MGM Studios.
  184. Enjoy a luxurious, citrus-themed spa treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Grande Lakes.
  185. Laugh along with the top names in comedy at the Orlando Improv and Dottie's Orlando Comedy Theater.
  186. Set sail for a lunch or dinner cruise down the St. Johns River on the Rivership Romance.
  187. "Ooh and aah" during the famous water-ski show at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park.
  188. Sing along with the crowd at a dueling piano bar at Howl at the Moon Orlando.
  189. Crash a hilarious Italian-American wedding at Tony 'n Tina's Wedding, Orlando's newest dinner attraction.
  190. Capture the checkered flag in a NASCAR simulator at Full Speed Race & Golf.
  191. Buy art off the walls at Café Tu Tu Tango.
  192. Get a make-over from a Fairy Godmother-in-training at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Downtown Disney.
  193. Share the "kitchen sink" at Disney's Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.
  194. Defend the world against aliens at MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack at Universal Studios.
  195. Dine in a private "snug" at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant.
  196. Watch sea turtles hatch on the coast.
  197. Eat fresh, local strawberries in the middle of winter.
  198. Enjoy tea and an architectural tour of beautiful downtown Celebration.
  199. Have a psychic reading at the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.
  200. See the caricatures of celebrities and famous Orlando residents at The Palm Orlando and Jack's Place.
  201. Eat breakfast with Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants at Nickelodeon Family Suites.
  202. Picnic on the shores of Lake Eola.
  203. Accelerate to 120mph (201 km/h) in under two seconds at G Force Drag Racing.
  204. Get your face painted at one of many area festivals.
  205. Hang glide above California's redwood forests at Epcot's Soarin'.
  206. Spot sneetches on the High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
  207. Make memories of a lifetime...

Remember to bookmark our site and use it as a reference while you are making progress towards buying or selling in the Orlando area.  Also, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  You may also call us at                      (863)221-5664 or Email us at TheThompsonTeam@PamThompsonTeam.com 

We look forward to assisting you in your Orlando area dream home!  Let the Orlando area Florida's Specialist, Central Florida Manufactured Home Sales, The Thompson Team assist  you throughout your next Real Estate buying or selling transaction.

 

Pamela Shilling Thompson
Pamela Shilling Thompson
Broker/Owner
Central Florida LAKE WALES FL 33859