Orlando, Florida

The first time I went to Florida was in 1988 with my parents.  Here is a good picture of Space Ship Earth at EPCOT Center.

I took this picture in 2021 when my wife and I went to EPCOT.  Space Ship Earth looks really neat at night!

EPCOT features showcases from around the world.  This Tori Gate is from the Japan showcase.

My mother and I are pictured with Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disneyworld Resort in Orlando, Florida in 1988.

Fast Forward some 11 years or so, and grown up Anirban is enjoying the cute waitresses at Hooter, Trish and Jen.

This is the Universal Globe which is visible from the water taxi coming in from the resorts at Universal Studios Florida!

This rollercoaster at Universal Studios Orlando was really fun!

The castle from Harry Potter is in the Islands of Adventure park at Universal Studios Florida.

Voo Doo Doughnuts!  No, that's in Portland.  Yes, but they have one at Universal's City Walk in Orlando also!  The doughnuts are delicious!

This is the entrance to Sea World Orlando.

The Orca Encounter show is really cool at Sea World Orlando!
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    My parents took me to Disneyworld when I was 10 in 1988.  We went to the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT both.  I would say that Florida is one of my favorite US destinations.  Although it is a bit humid, the weather overall is nice.  We went in the fall so it was not as humid as it can get in the summer.  My fraternity had our national convention in Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels in 1998.  Since I was the State President of our state organization, I had to attend and lead the delegation from California.  We went to MGM Studios, Busch Gardens, and of course, Hooters!  That was the first Hooters that I ever went to.  Hooters originated in Clearwater, Florida.  

    My wife and I went to Orlando in 2021 during the holidays.  We stayed at the Universal Studios Orlando Resort for the first part of our trip so we could get the express passes and early access to the parks which are included for guests at Loew's Royal Pacific Resort.  After we saw both Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure, we explored EPCOT and Sea World!

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