Florida for Idiots: Summer 2010
Your Tour Operator's Welcome Meet
When you arrive in Sanford and have successfully overcome the immigration and customs hurdles and have actually found your luggage, your tour rep will give you a few very important bits of paper, one of which is the Welcome Meet invitation. Should you go?
If you've been to Florida more than once then you might feel you don't need any additional hand-holding and just want to get on with things, so will be tempted to skip the Welcome Meet. I can understand this, although you might miss out on some organised excursions that they are offering.
How you would fit in more than a couple of the above trips alongside the theme parks beats me!
So once the information's been given out, the trips advertised there's usually an almight scrum to get the trips you want booked. Remember it's first come, first served, so if there are only 2 places left on that trip to Gatorland then you had better be first in the queue or you will have to wait for the following week - or just be plain disappointed!
After this has all calmed down you can leave to do your own thing. If you were brought to the Welcome Meet venue then you will be returned in the same way.
I-Ride small map (main route plus stops and other information)
I-Ride full map (all route information including locations of shopping areas, eating places and hotels)
Lynx bus route no 50 (Magic Kingdom / Downtown Disney to Sea World where you can pick up the I-Ride back to your hotel)
Orlando Tourist Information Bureau.com (organised trips including to the Florida Mall)
Prime Outlets (north International Drive) website
Premium Outlets (south International Drive) website
Florida Mall information
Mall at Millenia web site
Pointe Orlando web site
Golden Corral buffet restaurant website
Ponderosa buffet restaurant website
TGI restaurant web site
Look guys, these are just links to other people's web sites. I'm not responsible for any content you may (or may not) find there. I just supply them in good faith to increase your holiday enjoyment!