After thinking about which fun facts about Orlando Florida to write about I decided there were to many to choose from. And, when I look online they are to hard to look over quickly to see which ones I think are interesting facts about Orlando. So, I decided to list a lot of them in an easy to scan over page.
What Are The Professional Sports Teams In Orlando Florida ? The Orlando Magic, Orlando City Lions, Solar Bears hockey team and the Orlando Predators indoor football team.
What Was The First Theme Park In Orlando? Gatorland, it opened in 1949 and it's main attraction was a 15 foot long alligator. As a point of interest the theme park Universal Studios opened in 1990.
Downtown Orlando's Oldest Structures-The Rogers Building and from 1890 the Old Orlando Railroad Depot are the oldest places remaining in downtown Orlando. The Church Street Station is the same thing as the railroad depot.
Lake Eola Park is the host of the weekly Orlando Farmer's Market on Sundays. Lake Eola itself began as a sinkhole. The Lake Eola fountain shoots water 60 feet high and it uses a 3,000 pound pump. There is a light show almost every night and it is .9 miles to walk the trail around lake Eola.
Florida's Citrus Industry- This city was once the center of this industry. In the late 1800's a bad freeze encouraged farmers to move further south. The Isleworth community in Windermere FL got it's name by fairing the best during the freeze. It was originally known as the Isle of Worth.
Orlando Florida City Hall- The old city hall was destroyed for the opening scene of Lethal Weapon 3.
An Orlando Resident Joe Kittinger- Joe back in 1978 was the first person to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean back in 1978.
The City Beautiful- Th official nickname of the city of Orlando Florida is The City Beautiful but is also often called O-Town.
Walt Disney The Man-beginning in 1955 he began purchasing over 27,000 acres of swampland in Kissimmee Florida. The park, Walt Disney World opened on 10-1-1971 fifteen years after the death of Walt Disney.
Orlando International Airport-in 2022 there were over 50,000,000 passengers served by this amazing airport.
The World's Largest Disney Store is located in Orlando Florida. 1486 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 is the actual address.
There are many more theme parks than just the top few theme parks that come to mind in Orlando. And there are many more amazing facts about Orlando as well. Pack your stuff and get moving. Orlando Florida and the most amazing theme parks in the world await you.