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Restaurants, Convenience Stores, and Coffee Oh My!

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebrations' started by Amidala081499, Mar 31, 2010.

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  1. Amidala081499

    Amidala081499 Jedi Master star 3

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    Hello Jedi Friends,

    So, I was in Florida recently and I decided to check out the local of the Convention and get an idea of the set of up things. Here is a compilation of restaurants, convenience stores, and coffee shops nearby. I will break it up into a miles radius.


    Restaurants Available (close to OCCC):

    These are all within one mile of the OCCC, and in walking distance. They are not spread out to wide and are very close to the OCCC.

    ~Olive Garden
    ~Bahama Breeze
    ~Cafe Tu Tu Tango
    ~Vito's Chop House
    ~Race Rock
    ~Cricketers Arms
    ~Sweet Basil Thai Restaurant
    ~Tony Roma's
    ~Damons the Place for Ribs
    ~Boston Lobster Feast
    ~Wendy's
    ~McDonald's
    ~Burger King
    ~Subway
    ~Pizza Hut

    Convenience Stores (close to OCCC):

    These are all mainly close to one particular intersection

    ~Exxon
    ~7-Eleven
    ~Circle K

    There is also a Walgreens and Publix within walking distance of 2 miles.



    Coffee Houses:

    ~Dunkin Donuts
    ~Starbucks - This is also situated right inside the Peabody hotel.



    I hope this helps answer more questions about the area for you. If you have any further questions, just ask me and I will do my best to help out and answer them.


    Huggles, and cannot wait to meet some of you!
     
  2. echo-3

    echo-3 Former RSA star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks for posting this, I was just wondering about this today.
     
  3. Amidala081499

    Amidala081499 Jedi Master star 3

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    You are most welcome Echo-3.

    Huggles!
     
  4. MattDoc

    MattDoc Jedi Knight star 3

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    You guys had to know I'd add this to this thread....

    I have put quite a few of these places on the ongoing Google map already (which has a new, easier bit.ly URL to use now!): http://bit.ly/ffswcv

    But I can add more if I can find them on the map.
     
  5. Amidala081499

    Amidala081499 Jedi Master star 3

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    lol @ Matt!

    I have been on this site for years now...I know what us Jedi's are thinking...lol. Just need time to make the post!

    Huggles!
     
  6. MattDoc

    MattDoc Jedi Knight star 3

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    The more info, the better!
     
  7. wookieesrus

    wookieesrus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Must...have...a Wendy's Double Baconator with double fries and a large coke!!! *drools...
    ( at least once while I'm there :D )
     
  8. Amidala081499

    Amidala081499 Jedi Master star 3

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    Adding to the list above:

    ~Wendy's
    ~McDonalds
    ~Burger King
    ~Subway
    ~Pizza Hut

    I should have added these to my original post, but did not put in fast food...lol.
     
  9. JediJustin

    JediJustin Jedi Padawan star 4

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    My CV experience is now complete! =D=
     
  10. Grand Admiral Strife

    Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://www.iridetrolley.com/pdf/marker-map.pdf]IRIDE Trolley is your fiend in Florida[/link]

    68 places to eat on the trolley route.
     
  11. dab1313

    dab1313 Jedi Youngling

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    The Race Rock Restaurant in orlando is closed according to the website.
     
  12. -Commander_Thigh-

    -Commander_Thigh- Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Downtown Disney is not too far from the convention center, and there are some fantastic restaurants there. Great bars, shops and general nightlife there, as well.

     
  13. Amidala081499

    Amidala081499 Jedi Master star 3

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    I believe Planet Hollywood is still located there. That is a fun place to visit!
     
  14. Zepherous

    Zepherous Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Yea, that Planet Hollywood in Downtown Disney is nice. Although, at the table I sat at, I had a truck held to the ceiling with 4 wires dangling over my head; awkward. It seems like there are plenty of places to eat around. From what I've been reading, its always best to eat way from the con.
     
  15. AnimeNut

    AnimeNut Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Raglan Road is my absolute favorite restaurant in Downtown Disney. Very lively, great music, and the food is outstanding.

    Even closer is Universal City Walk.
     
  16. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, I was thinking Universal City Walk would be a good bet too. Does anyone know about the restaurants and bars there?

    Good info in this thread so far. Thanks all.
     
  17. Zepherous

    Zepherous Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Not a big fan of the Universal City Walk. Although, I wont be leaving after I get to CV until the day is over (I guess at 7). Im just going to skip eating.
     
  18. EnviousSerious-Rue

    EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Knight star 2

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    Been doing a little research on IRideTrolley.com. $1.25 per ride; children with an adult FREE; 1-14 Day passes available on-line from $4.00-$17.00.
    You can take "INTERNATIONAL DRIVE" I Ride Trolley north to Bus stop #7; get off at "Wet N' Wild" and walk 1/4-1/2 mile to UNIVERSAL MOVIE STUDIOS/ISLAND OF ADVENTURE.
    Head south on "INTERNATIONAL DRIVE" Bus stop #33 for SEA WORLD ORLANDO.
    Nothing like planning ahead!
     
  19. Zepherous

    Zepherous Jedi Youngling star 1

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    The main transportation company in Orlando is actually pretty inexpensive. We have kind of a 'VIP' pass with them, so that will help out a lot with expenses.
     
  20. echo-3

    echo-3 Former RSA star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I edited the original to reflect the changes. Hope you dont mind.
     
  21. Amidala081499

    Amidala081499 Jedi Master star 3

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    No problem echo...Thank ya darlin!

    Huggles!
     
  22. echo-3

    echo-3 Former RSA star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bumping this thread so it can stay close to the top.
     
  23. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Citywalk has a lot of chain restaurants: Tony Roma's, Bubba Gump Shrimp, Buca di Beppo, and the Hard Rock. There is also Wolfgang Puck and Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. The area is pretty nice. It really depends on what your tastes are.

    Just a general FYI for all non-Floridians: I-Drive is jam packed with restaurants! Some of them are kinda sketch, so use your best judgment!
     
  24. AnasianSkywalker

    AnasianSkywalker Jedi Knight star 3

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    Found these food options at the official Convention Website for the West Building:

    http://www.occc.net/pdf/Info_CenterplateRetailLocationsWest.pdf

    http://www.occc.net/Attendee/Services_Dining.asp

    Now does anyone know the prices and quality of these places?
     
  25. wookieesrus

    wookieesrus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Only one I've ever heard of in there is Papa Johns [face_thinking]
     
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