Sunshine-Filled Orlando Awaits You!
Recognized as “The City Beautiful,” Orlando is situated in the heart of central Florida. With an adventure around every corner, Orlando makes a lasting impression on visitors all year long. This lively city is filled with exciting entertainment, top-notch restaurants, thrilling attractions, and beautiful sunshine, making it the ideal setting for the 2018 Annual Assembly.
To help sort through all that Orlando has to offer, AAPM&R has created a custom site for Assembly attendees to help plan your stay. Visit www.aapmr.orlandomeetingmeetinginfo.com for dining options, maps, coupons, and more!
Here is just a preview of how to enjoy your time:
- Orlando’s culinary scene is heating up! Dine around an array of diverse and trendy restaurants across the Convention District.
- Experience the great outdoors and visit the Orlando Tree Trek Adventure park. A must-see for thrill-seekers that includes zip lining and more than 95 challenging elements for you to explore.
- Orlando is always hopping with live entertainment. Take some time to enjoy live music, dinner theaters, and comedy clubs on International Drive.
- Take a stroll along International Drive, a well-known shopping mecca featuring a broad mix of Orlando’s top specialty shops.
Top 10 Orlando Fun Facts
- In 2015, 66 million people visited Orlando, more than any other destination in the world.
- Orlando businessman Dr. Philip Phillips once owned 5,000 acres of citrus, perfected the canned orange juice process, and sold his company to Minute Maid in 1954 for $50 million.
- The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which opened downtown in 2014, was named among the "50 Coolest Places in the World in 2015" by Travel + Leisure.
- Walt Disney World opened in 1971.
- Universal Studios opened in Orlando in 1990 with Nickelodeon, Back to the Future, E.T., Ghostbusters, and The Bates Hotel. Of those, only E.T. is still open.
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ opened at Universal's Islands of Adventures™ in 2010.
- Lake Eola in downtown Orlando is the result of a sinkhole and is a whopping 80-feet deep.
- Orlando has more than 100 parks and 21 community centers offering athletics, camps, and social programs.
- Likely 350-400 years old, the oldest tree in Orlando is located at Big Tree Park on North Thornton Avenue.
- The City of Orlando has had various nicknames throughout its history, including City Phenomenal and City of Light. Orlando is currently known as The City Beautiful.