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Orlando help

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TwoGloves, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    OK, I'm taking my 81-year-old mother down there for a couple days to get her out of the cold weather and out of the hair of my sister, whom she lives with. Anybody got any suggestions for things we can do keeping in mind she can't walk long distances? Obviously, theme parks and the like are out since it would take us three freaking hours to walk to the gates. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I'm pretty sure (not 100 percent sure, though) you can rent/borrow a scooter/mobilized wheelchair at those facilities if you wanted to go that route.

    Downtown Disney is a nice place to stroll through, and if you had a way to make it easier for her to get around, I'd say that might be worth a stop.
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The beach. Bus tour at the Kennedy space center. Cirque de Soleil at Downtown Disney if you can afford it. Picadilly cafeteria.
     
  4. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    I thought about the bus tour at Kennedy. I remember taking it as a kid and it seemed very cool. But do you have to get on and off a lot?
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    They have changed for security since I was last there. I imagine there is less getting on and off.
    Not 100 percent sure, though.
     
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    If she (or you) have the money, I would look at Disney. They have guided tours, and trust me, they have something set for everyone.

    She won't be the first little old lady who had trouble walking that went to Disney. They have accommodations for Grandmas. No way do they turn customers away. They are too Davy of a business to do that.

    Epcot could be the best choice.
     
  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    All the attractions have the mobility devices that can be rented by the day.

    The Space Center is very good; no, not much climbing on and off buses.

    Universal is good; plenty of dining choices at virtually every $ level and if you want, you can pop in and watch a movie to get out of the heat.

    Best breakfast place in town: First Watch, on Sand Lake Blvd., about half a mile west of I-4. (Banana and granola nut pancakes are the way to go.)
     
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Fuck Orlando. That town blows. Take her a little further south to a Seminole Indian casino and let her spend her disability check.
     
  9. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Thanks for the suggestions and keep 'em coming. Orlando is mainly our base since I got a killer deal. Round trip air, four nights hotel out in Kissimmee and a rental car for $600. How far is the casino? We could take my sister's half of the inheritance and go crazy. She likes casinos. I'm not against driving an hour or two to see something worthwhile.
     
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The casino would be more like 3 hours. May be some boats you could take out of Port Canaveral for a day. When are you going?
     
  11. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    We arrive the morning of Jan. 28 and leave at 6 p.m. Feb.1, so we'll have five full days. I bought a travel book at Borders today but for some reason the last time I bought one for Florida years ago it wasn't as helpful as the ones for other cities.
     
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sea World might be good. More shows and such than rides.
     
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