Orlando neighborhoods


Celebration is located right outside of and across Interstate 4 from the Walt Disney World complex on the southwest side of town. Most of the walkable, safe community is owned by Disney. The post office was designed by Michael Graves and the town hall by Philip Johnson. Celebration is 10 miles from downtown Orlando.

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Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World consists of 20 square miles including Epcot Center, Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom. Six miles south of Orlando's city center, park entrances are along Interstate 4. Sea World is a couple of miles north on the highway as is Universal Orlando Resort.

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Downtown Orlando is situated northeast of Walt Disney World. Lake Eola Park is located here on East Robinson Street. Lake Eola Park features the Walt Disney Ampitheater and is the site of the Shakespeare Festival staged by the University of Florida every April. Amway Arena is west of Interstate 4 south of Lake Dot. Shoppers will appreciate the array of boutiques in this area.

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Kissimmee is located a few miles south of Orlando International Airport. With its own airport, Kissimmee is home to a couple of large bodies of water including Lake Tohopekaliga and the East Lake of the same name.

The Houston Astros conduct spring training at Osceola County Stadium. The area is also home to the Osceola Center for the Arts and the Pioneer Village and Museum at the Osceola County Historical Society.

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Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge is located on the east side of Interstate 4 south of Downtown Orlando and north of Walt Disney World. Universal Orlando Resort, which features amusement rides through movie sets as well as Islands of Adventure, are just across the highway. Visit a fictional Key West and Shamu's Happy Harbor at Sea World three miles south.

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Sea World

Sea World and the surrounding area is on the east side of Interstate 4 a couple of miles northeast of Walt Disney World and south of Downtown Orlando.

Made up of rides and animal exhibits, Sea World Orlando is the place to check out bottlenose dolphins, touch stingrays and watch flamingoes prance. Rides like Kraken, the floorless roller coaster, and Mantra, a flying roller coaster, keep visitors moving.

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Just west of Interstate 4, Universal Orlando Resort is three miles south of Orlando's city center.

This is the theme park made to steer visitors through Hollywood sets, production studios and Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone. The park's Islands of Adventure area includes Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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