Strangers in strange Or-land-o
February 20, 2013 5:55 AM Subscribe
What's fun to do on a Friday night in Orlando, and so easy to get to that even a tourist from overseas could do it?
posted by troywestfield to Travel & Transportation around Orlando, FL (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We're meeting some cousins from Ecuador in April to go to Disney World. They're two parents in their 50s and a brother and sister in their 20s. My family and I will arrive April 13 to commence a week of amusement park rides and general highway robbery, but the cousins have made an error, and will arrive on April 12 (at 3:30 p.m., to be exact, with Customs still to go through). We can't get down there until the 13th.
What would people recommend these four do without us to fill a couple of hours on a Friday evening in Orlando? The kids speak English well enough to navigate taxis and box offices, but I don't want to send them off adventuring too far, and so was thinking I'd put them in a hotel near the airport and then find them something to do that evening that's not too far. Ideally, they could easily find a taxi back to the hotel from wherever they ended up. Three of the four have never been in the U.S. I'm remembering the little strip park in Guayaquil we went to on January 1; the hotel got us a taxi, we took the driver's phone number, then walked around this little contained area with fun stuff to look at for a couple of hours before calling the same taxi to take us back. But any ideas are welcome; just the less complicated, the better.