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Orlando bus hire company that doesn't suck?

A friend of mine is taking a group of 20 high school kids to Orlando this month. Does anybody know of a good reliable company that will send a driver in a 20-30 seater on time each day to drive them to and from the airport, and around Orlando and surrounding areas while they're there? They're going to all the usual attractions, and all they want is a company that will show up on time, won't kill everyone onboard, won't traffic the students to an international crime ring and won't charge through the nose.
posted by tel3path on Jul 2, 2016 - 2 answers

Flying Orlando International to Canada - how long to clear security?

We are flying on a Saturday morning, in a couple of weeks. Wait times to clear security have been in the news lately. How bad is it? How early do we need to arrive?
posted by walkinginsunshine on May 24, 2016 - 9 answers

Entertaining myself in Orlando for the day

Holiday travel edition: flying versus the train. [more inside]
posted by joycehealy on Nov 2, 2015 - 8 answers

Short-term rental in Florida

A friend of mine and a friend of hers would like to spend 6-8 or 10 weeks in Florida, starting in mid-January until some point in March. Any resources for a relatively cheap stay in/around Orlando or WPB/Ft. Lauderdale? Budget ~$1500 USD per month, total. [more inside]
posted by juliebug on Dec 6, 2014 - 2 answers

Considering Real Estate investment options, help me decide?

I'm considering buying residential property to rent out, either in Portland, ME or Orlando, FL. Quite different scenarios, so the decision isn't really apples-to-apples. [more inside]
posted by pinkbungalow on Nov 1, 2014 - 6 answers

Starbucks Dark Barrel Latte

I'd like to try the Dark Barrel Latte that Starbucks is testing. I live in Orlando, which I know is a test area (I had a Golden Maple Latte last week, which they are selling here instead of Salted Caramel Latte). I've checked a few stores and haven't seen the Dark Barrel Latte yet. How can I find a location selling it? Is there a location finder that searches by menu? Some published list of test stores?
posted by I am the Walrus on Sep 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Visiting The Most Confusing... er, Happiest Place On Earth

Help two (practically) first-time adult visitors plan a trip to Walt Disney World / the Wizarding World of Harry Potter next January. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Jun 26, 2014 - 24 answers

Help me find a low-key party location in Orlando

I'm planning an alumni party for my workplace's residents and fellows who will be at the national annual meeting for our specialty. The conference is at the Orange County Convention Center. I'm looking for a place within walking distance of the conference, with good food (doesn't have to be fine dining, or anything, but needs to be tasty) and a pleasant ambiance where our doctors can catch up on what they've been up to for the past year. It'll be a Tuesday night in September. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Jun 13, 2014 - 3 answers

Touring Plans, Disney World-MK 2day plan for junior pirates - thoughts?

We are off to Disney World, Orlando in just a couple of weeks. We have a 3 day pass with the water park + more option. We are 2 adults, a 5.5 yr old who will hit the height threshold, and a 9.5 year. We haven’t travelled there before. We are planning on visiting MK for 2 days, and leaning towards the zoo for the 3rd day. We want to see both water parks and the arcade. We are planning on following Touring Plan’s Magic Kingdom Two-Day Touring Plan for Junior Pirates and Adventures Ages 4-8. [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine on May 22, 2014 - 13 answers

Is there grownup fun to be had in Orlando, Florida? (Or San Diego...?)

We are thinking of visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a much-needed vacation and planning to stay there for a week (since we're flying across the country to get there), but upon cursory research, it seems that the Wizarding World is very small and will take probably half a day. [more inside]
posted by madonna of the unloved on Mar 3, 2014 - 11 answers

Help create the Magic™!

We're going to Orlando, FL for 10 days in September. Help us make this theme-park-heavy adventure as good as it gets. [more inside]
posted by mazola on Aug 17, 2013 - 20 answers

Tooth problems while out of town - please advice.

It's the middle of the night, I'm out of town, and I'm in pain from my tooth. Please help me figure out what my next step is. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Apr 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Hotel Recommendation in Orlando, Florida

Looking for a hotel recommendation in Orlando in a couple of weeks. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Apr 1, 2013 - 11 answers

One Day in the Magic Kingdom

We have exactly one day to spend at Disneyworld at the end of next week. We'll be taking our 4.5 year old to the Magic Kingdom. How can we make our visit enjoyable and not rushed? [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Mar 19, 2013 - 30 answers

Orlando kitschy vacation

My wife and I are taking a quick vacation in Orlando this weekend. We've both visited the area several times before (usually for work) so have visited the big parks and usual tourist attractions. We want this vacation to be different. [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Mar 1, 2013 - 15 answers

Kennedy Space Center tours?

We're visiting Kennedy Space Center in March and have time for one (and only one) of the tours. Does anyone have any tips/suggestions? I'm leaning towards the VAB one but could be swayed.
posted by smackfu on Mar 1, 2013 - 12 answers

stripper shoes / boots in Orlando Florida... In Stock?

looking for a costume or shoe store or some place that has stripper boots and shoes in stock. specifically pleaser brand and seduce 2000.
posted by sandra_s on Feb 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Strangers in strange Or-land-o

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? [more inside]
posted by troywestfield on Feb 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me plan a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

A friend and I want to get to the Harry Potter theme park at some point in 2013 (I guess during March/April or September/October when it isn't so hot, though the fall is hurricane season so maybe that is a bad idea?). Neither of us has ever been to Orlando theme parks and we're kind of at a loss. And is there a way to do this that isn't so crazy expensive? [more inside]
posted by leesh on Feb 6, 2013 - 24 answers

Orlando hot pot or dim sum restaurants?

I am am looking for an Asian style restaurant that does a good hot pot in Orlando. Alternatively, if there aren't any that you would recommend, is there a good dim sum place? I simply don't have any options where I live that serve those.
posted by slavlin on Jan 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Suggest a road trip of around 10 hours from Orlando!

Can you suggest some amazing places for me to visit within a ~10 hour drive of Orlando, Florida? I will be leaving Orlando on September 1st and have to be back either in Orlando or in Atlanta, Georgia afternoon of 7th September for my flight back to London, England. New Orleans is one enticing idea so far, Miami slightly less so...but very keen to get some suggestions from the hive mind. Everything from historic landmarks to city culture to the big wide open considered (and I'm a big fan of freshwater swimming too). [more inside]
posted by skylar on Jul 30, 2012 - 20 answers


I'm being forced to visit Disney in September, for two and a half days. The rest of my family will be staying longer, so I get to pick what we do those two and a half days. My son is 5 and this is his first Disney "experience". What the heck do I select? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Apr 9, 2012 - 23 answers

Where can I find a (possibly newspaper) picture from 9/11/01?

After the terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001, I remember seeing a photo of Disney World being evacuated. I've since not been able to find it, but would love to find it again. [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Mar 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Plan my Orlando trip for me please.

Orlando itinerary with a 3.5 year old. Help please. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Mar 5, 2012 - 17 answers

Why do movie stars do convetions?

Sci-Fi Convention Filters: Why do movie stars do autograph and photo-op sessions? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Jan 29, 2012 - 24 answers

Where to stay near LegoLand (orlando)?

Looking for a nice, reasonable place for my family to stay near LegoLand in Orlando. Bonus for opinions on WorldQuest Resort . [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on Nov 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Things to do in/near Cocoa Beach?

Headed to Florida for two weeks (Cocoa Beach/Space Coast area), what can't-miss activities should I check out while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Sep 25, 2011 - 2 answers

What to do on a road trip from New York City to Orlando?

My wife and I are driving to Orlando and back at the end of the month - suggestions for food and attractions along the way? [more inside]
posted by lieberschnitzel on Sep 8, 2011 - 9 answers

What's the most inspirational place to meet in Orlando?

Looking to host a Salon in Orlando. What's the most amazing place you can think of to have it? [more inside]
posted by orangeseed on Jun 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Does the shuttle stop off at the airport?

Where do I watch the last shuttle launch from to ensure that I make it to Orlando International Airport for a 7:30pm flight? [more inside]
posted by jobby on Jun 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Quick business lunch near Orlando's Orange County Convention Center?

I need to do a business lunch with two or three people in Orlando near the convention center on a weekday. Previous posts suggest that the International Drive area will be a crowded mess. Any suggestions for a business-appropriate lunch spot that is close to the convention center (walkable or very, very short cab ride) and that is not likely to keep us waiting?
posted by TEA on May 6, 2011 - 4 answers

These bugs are bugging me!

Roaches in my Orlando apartment. I don't trust the management company to take care of it and I am seriously grossed out. Looking for recommendations for local exterminators who will do the job but not cost an arm and a leg! [more inside]
posted by firei on May 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Is it as bad as it seems?

Need information on the Wyndham Orlando Resort, please [more inside]
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Help us plan our Orlando itinerary.

Heading to Orlando for one week in mid-April. Looking for things to do besides Disney. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Mar 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Need a home in Orlando!

Moving to Orlando for about 6 or 7 months for a short school program. I'm trying to figure out where and how to live during that time! [more inside]
posted by firei on Feb 27, 2011 - 3 answers

What to do about social anxiety?

Orlando adventure update and please share some tips for loneliness [more inside]
posted by srbrunson on Feb 12, 2011 - 6 answers

How to survive in Orlando

Almost to Orlando and I don't have a job, savings or a place to live- what now? [more inside]
posted by srbrunson on Feb 2, 2011 - 21 answers

Italian restaurant in Orlando, FL?

Two questions about visiting Orlando, Florida. (1) Please suggest an (italian?) vegetarian-friendly restaurant (2) Can I get some space-centre related souvenirs without actually visiting the space centre? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Nov 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Are there any recommended "back road," off-highway routes to drive from Titusville, FL to Orlando after the space shuttle launch, avoiding severe traffic congestion?

Are there any recommended "back road," off-highway routes to drive from Titusville, FL to Orlando after the space shuttle launch, avoiding severe traffic congestion? [more inside]
posted by General Zubon on Nov 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Need a place to hang out in Orlando

So my brother in Cape Canaveral and I in Tampa are planning to meet in Orlando once a month or so to hang out play an RPG game. Anyone know a good place twhere a small group could get together (some others might join us) that are open till at least 10-11pm? Coffee/tea shops, gaming stores, etc - I'm preferably looking for personal opinions since there is only so much you can get from Google Maps :)
posted by Ikazuchi on Oct 21, 2010 - 2 answers

affordable Christian school in Orlando?

affordable Christian school in Orlando? [more inside]
posted by jseven on Oct 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Will gators eat my kids?

If I move to Orlando will gators eat my kids? (and other questions) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2010 - 33 answers

Help visiting Orlando

I need suggestions for kid friendly, single dad, cheap, fun things to do in Orlando. [more inside]
posted by Davaal on Sep 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Renting cars cheaply and calmly

Need some help on car rental logistics plus dealing with potential !DRAMA! on a family trip to Disney World. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 19, 2010 - 21 answers

How long is too long of a commute for a new job?

I have been out of work for several months in the Orlando area, and just got a job offer in Jacksonville. There is a (small) possibility of another job offer in Orlando, but it may not come through for several weeks, and is not guaranteed. The job offer is contingent on a full background check, with an asap start date. Several key problems [more inside]
posted by Drylnn on Jun 23, 2010 - 15 answers

Stupid lease gets in the way of everything.

My significant other and I signed a one-year lease for an apartment in Phoenix, AZ, in March. Then, I got an awesome 9-month job offer that requires me to move to Orlando, Florida in August. SO will be staying in this apartment in Phoenix. Please help me figure out how to get an apartment in Florida, keep my SO in this apartment in Phoenix, and all without paying ridiculous lease-breaking fees! [more inside]
posted by meese on Jun 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Getting to Know Orlando

I need help avoiding the Mouse. I've just moved to Orlando and need fun, non-touristy things to do. [more inside]
posted by cndelia on Jun 7, 2010 - 9 answers

How to get the best price on orlando car rental

Getting the best possible price on a rental car in Orlando. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Jun 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Need to party in Orlando

Need to host a party in Orlando. I don't live in Orlando. Need help finding the perfect location. [more inside]
posted by arniec on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Where to buy Canon CB-2LW Battery Charger in Orlando?

Where to buy Canon CB-2LW Battery Charger in Orlando? [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on May 16, 2010 - 1 answer

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