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Off Topic Advice for vacation Orlando

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Bobber, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Bobber

    Bobber Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Vacation ordered for next summer, Orlando Fl.
    Any of you hogs have advice on what to do/see while We are there?
    Me and the wife, son 16 and daughter 13. .
    Visit to Randall factory/museum is allready in the plans...
     
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  2. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Cape Canaveral is about 1 hour away. You may want to take kids on a tour there. Cool to see the place that launches all the rockets into space.

    Also, St. Augustine is 90 minutes away and it is the oldest city in the US. Another cool attraction point. Good for a day trip to walk around the town.

    And of course, Orlando has tons of attractions that you can look into.
     
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  3. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Proud Veteran Platinum Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    No Orlando visit is really complete for a real knife enthusiast unless you visit
    The Randall Knife Museum...
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/randall-knife-museum
     
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  4. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I enjoyed each of the Disney parks, Downtown Disney and the Rainforest Café.
     
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  5. Bobber

    Bobber Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Allready booked, also doing a guys only Day ith my son, trying to find some army museum, surplus store and shopping range...
     
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  6. tokerblue

    tokerblue

    May 1, 2010
    Hot and Juicy Crawfish
    Willie's Pinchos - Pastrami Jibarito
     
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  7. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    Tuscaloosa is only 12 hours away
     
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  8. Still Voracious

    Still Voracious INFIDEL

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    Sep 7, 2016
    Tarpon time on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Pier!
     
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  9. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Whirly Ball. May have spelled it wrong. In downtown Disney...or just outside of it. Bumper Cart basketball/lacrosse sorta...tons of fun. We had a blast and just stayed 25 minutes outside of Orlando, I never even went into Disney and there is plenty of entertainment to suit the simple minded like me. Your kids are going to have a memorable time. Congrats.
     
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  10. Surfsidemel

    Surfsidemel

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    Jun 16, 2015
    One advice I can give for the Disney theme parks, go on weekdays and plan other activities on Saturday/Sunday. That way the park will be a little less crowded. You can always go the Express Pass route but they are usually about $75.00/$100 a day on top of the Park admission for the day. (It gets expensive.). I will say the second time we went we did stay On-Property and that was better although the Hotel/Motel was a little more expensive. We didn't stay in one of the High Rises that are $300/night & more. We stayed at on of the 3 or 4 story Motel like areas. It had a big parking lot right there. The room was clean and nice with a swimming pool and the Park shiuttles picked up right in front. If you are staying for a week, you will definitely get tired of Park food but there are lots of Restaurants & such just outside the park. I don't know if you are driving or will have a rental. As said above, both times I went to Orlando, we went to Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral. Nice Beach and NASA is a really fun day. The first time we got super lucky and got to see the Space Shuttle take off while we were in Cocoa Beach. But our $85/night Motel jumped to $275.00 and we ended up having to drive about an hour to Jupiter just to get a room for the night. And then went back to Cocoa Beach the next nite and the rooms dropped back to regular price. ( The NASA-Files there for the Shuttle launch were definitely over the top.). Really tons of stuff to do within Disney and outside Disney all around Orlando.
    Surfsidemel
     
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  11. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Cocoa Beach and Ron Jon's Surf Shop! A must see at least once. I could spend most of my time at KSC and be happy (total Apollo freakazoid)

    We did the Disney thing once, I'm good for life with once ;)
     
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  12. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    If you go to Disney, plan your time well in advance. Many of the larger Disney restaurants take reservations, and I highly recommend doing so to minimize your wait time; make your breakfast/lunch/dinner reservations weeks or even months ahead to get the times you want.
     
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