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  1. Carrie Ann Karstunen
    March 8, 2019 @ 3:32 pm

    These are some fantastic ideas of other things to do in Orlando! We go there about once a year, and we’re always looking for activities for days that we’re not at one of the theme parks. I’d love to go out on the water in one of those amphibious cars! Spook Hill sounds like an interesting experience as well. Definitely going to try some of these ideas next time we’re there 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 10:31 am

      I’m glad you think that, Carrie Ann and I’m happy you could get some suggestions for your next visit

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  2. Nicole Hunter
    March 8, 2019 @ 9:06 pm

    This is definitely a quirky list of things to do in Orlando and one that I wished more people knew about before going to Orlando. I’d love to drive “up” the hill and spend a day at HLE (if it wasn’t too expensive). All of the nature reserves and hikes look amazing too. Thanks for sharing. I am sure that I will end up back in Orlando soon and I will want this list!

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 10:32 am

      Thanks, Nicole 🙂 I’m glad you could get some useful tips for your next trip to Orlando

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  3. Yara
    March 8, 2019 @ 9:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing, i’m planning a trip to Orlando soon and was looking for other things to do than Disney! Looking forward to using this guide on my trip. Love the photos of the nature reserve & upside down house!

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 10:34 am

      I’m happy to hear that, Yara- I hope you have a great time in Orlando

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  4. Anda
    March 8, 2019 @ 11:31 pm

    Wow, some 20 years ago when I was in Orlando there weren’t even by far as many things to do there. I would have loved to cruise in one of those vintage amphibious cars, even though the ride seems kind of short (only 30 minutes).

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 10:38 am

      Yes, it is too short but I guess they have to limit the usage of the cars because there aren’t too many of them 🙂

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  5. Candy
    March 9, 2019 @ 2:47 am

    Love this list! We’ve done a few of these things as we aren’t too far away in Tampa, FL. We saw the vintage car cruise at Disney Springs and thought it was so cool! We also went to gravity hill and it was definitely spooky!!!

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 10:46 am

      It’s awesome that you tried out some of these activities and I’m really glad to hear you liked this list 🙂

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  6. Pooja
    March 9, 2019 @ 6:20 am

    I absolutely love Orlando. There is so much to do here. The theme parks are great and so are the other activities. I now want to take a ride in that amphibious car. It sure looks exciting.

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 10:47 am

      The amphibious car ride is awesome, Pooja- I hope you get the chance to experience it someday

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  7. Kavita Favelle
    March 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am

    Oh the vintage car cruise looks very cool! So low in the water, too! I’ve never heard of spook hill, that sounds my kind of optical fun! We have visited the Kennedy Space Center but I’d happily go again. The upside down house looks another fun attraction.

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 10:48 am

      Thank you Kavita and do check out Spook Hill next time. You’ll have a great time

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  8. Follow My Anchor
    March 9, 2019 @ 10:20 pm

    This is such a in interesting post. I love reading about unusual things to do in a place where everybody goes for its most famous attraction without knowing about other interesting things to do. I have been to Florida but I never made it to Orlando. It’s definitely in my plan for a future trip! Besides the theme park I would love to take a cruise on that vintage car! It sounds so much fun! And I would also pay a visit to Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp. I have always been intrigued by psychics!

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 10:49 am

      I’m glad this post inspired you to visit Orlando! And yes, you should definitely check out the Spiritualist camp- I think you’ll love it.

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  9. Jane Dempster-Smith
    March 9, 2019 @ 10:22 pm

    It is great to know that Orlando has more attractions than the usual touristy one. I had never heard of the Holy Land attraction. How strange is the Upside Down House? Thanks for sharing.

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 10:49 am

      It sure does, Jane. The Upside Down House is pretty cool- you should definitely check it out if you’re around.

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  10. Kate
    March 10, 2019 @ 1:50 pm

    I can’t believe how many alligators are in the shot of Black Hammock! I never would have expected to see that many at once. And the amphicar cruising through the water and the upside down house are just wild! I cannot believe there’s all this outside of Disney!

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 10:51 am

      Indeed, Kate- Orlando is full of surprises 🙂

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  11. Raghav
    March 10, 2019 @ 3:24 pm

    This is absolutely fantastic. Orlando for me was all about Disney till now. My kids spent a couple of weeks there with their grandparents and Disney was pretty much what they did. I wish they could have enjoyed all this back then. The Vintage car cruise looks spectacular, and it’s nice to see that one can discover all the natural aspects of the region. I do want to go back to Florida with the family in the future and can’t wait to visit/experience some of these things.

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am

      Well, Disneyworld is so heavily advertised, no wonder most people think there’s nothing much except Disneyland. I hope you get the chance to visit someday and try some of these things

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  12. Eunice Tan
    March 10, 2019 @ 3:45 pm

    Wow, some of the things listed are so strange I had to do a double-take. Like psychic? I’d never imagined visiting one in Orlando. I’ve also experienced something like Gravity Hill on Jeju Island in South Korea. It’s really fascinating.

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 11:07 am

      I didn’t imagine that either, Eunice and was really surprised to discover this gem. I guess Orlando is full of surprises

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  13. Jojo
    March 10, 2019 @ 4:26 pm

    I was planning to go to Orlando this year and wasn’t sure what there was to do besides amusement parks so this post came at a perfect time!

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 11:08 am

      Thanks, Jojo- I’m really glad to hear that.

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  14. Koushik K
    March 11, 2019 @ 8:22 am

    The word “unusual” in the title makes it more interesting to keep reading and well done on choosing the activities, especially cruise in a vintage car and spirituality camp is a stand out. Would like to try out the spiritual camp 😀

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    • dankiteski
      March 11, 2019 @ 11:13 am

      Thank you, Koushik, I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this post

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  15. Yukti
    March 11, 2019 @ 1:38 pm

    Wow, there are so many unusual things to do in Orlando. I love to do some quirky and unusual things apart from some major attractions. Going for physic reading must be fun and good to know that there are 55 private residences dedicated to this. Cruising in a vintage car is also fun.

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    • dankiteski
      March 13, 2019 @ 12:48 pm

      Thank you, Yukti- I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

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  16. Bhushavali N
    March 11, 2019 @ 9:59 pm

    Cruising in a vintage car??? Ok. That’s gonna be my 1st thing to do in Orlando.
    I’ve read about the Spook hill and seen a detailed video of why that illusion happens. So, no… Not the vintage car cruise, it would this which will I do 1st in Orlando!

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    • dankiteski
      March 13, 2019 @ 12:50 pm

      I know, right? It’s an awesome experience! I’m glad you could get some interesting suggestions for your next visit 🙂

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  17. FS Page
    March 12, 2019 @ 9:40 am

    I always look out for offbeat things to do when visiting a place. And you have done just that in this Orlando blog of yours. Can’t wait to fly there and do and see all of these first hand except watching the alligators swim. Thanks for the lovely post.

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    • dankiteski
      March 13, 2019 @ 12:53 pm

      Thank you, I’m really glad to hear you liked this post

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  18. Renata - www.byemyself.com
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:28 pm

    Yes, there is so much more to Orlando than just the amusement parks around the International Bvd. Actually, there are real parks, too – go figure. We also visited a really interesting museum downtown – also dealing with the topic how tourism ruined the area….that was different….

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    • dankiteski
      March 13, 2019 @ 12:56 pm

      Absolutely, Renata! Unfortunately, that pattern keeps repeating in all places that get millions of tourists…

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