Orlando

Orlando is a much-loved holiday destination, infamous for its many attractions and theme parks. The home of magic adventure and the imagination, it's also known for it's tropical climate and relaxed lifestyle. A villa holiday in Orlando is the perfect way to enjoy the plethora of fun that this city has to offer. Here's 10 amazing facts about Orlando that you definitely didn't already know...

 

1. 'The City Beautiful'

The official nickname of the city of Orlando is 'The City Beautiful' ” although it is also known as “O-Town.”

Welcome to Orlando

 

2. There are so many attractions in Orlando that it would take the average person 67 full days to experience every one.

Kennedy Space Centre Orlando

 

3. Walt Disney World covers an enormous 40 square miles.

It's big enough that it could encompass the whole of Manhattan. TWICE!

Disney

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4. Only Las Vegas beats Orlando for the highest number of hotel rooms in one city.

Orlando Hotel

 

5. Before it became known for Disney World, Orlando’s land was utilized for cattle ranching.

Florida Orlando Cattle

 

6. Orlando is the home of Tupperware. 

Orlando Tupperware

 

7. The Backstreet Boys and NSYNC are from Orlando.

Backstreet Boys Orlando

 

8. The oldest and biggest bald cypress tree in the world grows in Central Florida!

"The Senator" is more than 138 ft tall. 

Bald Cypress Tree Orlando

 

9. If you ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at a different Orlando restaurant every day, it would still take you five years to eat at all 5,300 of them. 

Florida Restaurant

 

10. Orlando is home to more than 100 lakes.

There are over 50 swans at Lake Eola, from five different breeds – whooper, royal mute, trumpeter, Australian black and black neck.

Florida Lakes

 

We couldn't quite believe that Disney World is twice the size of Manhattan either! If this hasn't inspired you to visit Orlando, why not check out our blog post 10 Photos To Inspire A Holiday To Florida? Click here to see our villas in Orlando

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