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, discounted park tickets, 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, which are within walking distance of the Orange County Convention Center.
- Visit Orlando offers discounted attraction tickets for Annual Assembly attendees and their families! Arrive early or extend your stay to enjoy the many exciting attractions Orlando offers. Visit our custom site for special convention delegate ticket pricing.
- 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.