Getting Around Orlando
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The Official Visitor Center of Orlando sells discounted theme park and attraction tickets and provides currency exchange services. The friendly, multi-lingual staff can assist with questions in person or via telephone at (407) 363-5872.
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Hotel and Sales Tax
Taxes on purchases range from 6.5 to 7 percent on most merchandise. A 6 percent resort tax is imposed on all hotel rooms in addition to the sales tax.
Sunshine and warm temperatures are a highlight of visiting Orlando. In May, expect daytime highs around 31°C/88°F and average lows are a pleasant 18°C/65°F.
Sunday, May 3 | 1:00–4:00 pm
Set in the historic 1927 Orange County Courthouse, the Orange County Regional History Center takes guests on a dynamic, interactive journey through Central Florida’s rich heritage. This downtown venue, located in the “Heart of the Community,” brings history to life through audio and video presentations, hands-on exhibits, motion sensitive figures, and costumed docents who tell the story of the state that spans from 12,000 years ago through the present.
Tickets are US $45 each and include museum admission, a docent guided tour, and round-trip transfer via deluxe vehicles.
Space is limited! Reserve your seat when when you register for the AOCS Annual Meeting.
In an effort to give back to the Orlando community for graciously hosting the 106th AOCS Annual Meeting, we are asking attendees to make a donation to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. We hope to create a diverse toy collection, so please bring a toy or book that represents your native country!
The hospital welcomes new toys so that every child who is hospitalized can receive a gift to brighten their day. Here is a list of suggested toy donations. They ask that donated toys are unwrapped and no stuffed animals please. A collection box will be located near the registration desk at Rosen Shingle Creek, Sunday-Wednesday.
Thank you for helping AOCS give back!