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All businesses along US Hwy 192 have a listing in the unique
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From the Florida Turnpike to US Hwy 27 you will be able to locate accommodations restaurants, stores, attractions etc. ...

Also, use the Locations page to help get your bearings...

 

Eating on Arrival in the USA

You just spent 9+ hours on an airplane and more at the airport before and after the flight.

You ate on the plane, but how long ago?

It may be late evening when you arrive at your resting place, will you and the kids be hungry?

Most Hotels & Motels will have some kind of eatery facilities in-house or nearby, but after checking in and settling into the room you may well be exhausted and spaced-out enough to not be able to handle this.

With a Rented Villa, Home or Condo, almost all of which are in the Kissimmee, US Hwy 192 and US Hwy 27 areas, you may be miles away from even a small gas station shop. So it's worth thinking about this... Keep reading - the next section may help.

Note - You can not bring food stuffs into the U.S.A.

So, no sandwiches. Don't risk it... however -

Tea and Coffee final answer.

After exhaustive enquiries, we can now give you a definitive answer on bringing Tea and Coffee into the USA.

After sending a mail to the US Customs Help system. Here is the answer...

You may bring Tea and Coffee in small 'personal' amounts into the US as long as the packaging in 'factory sealed'.

A small jar of your favourite coffee or one of those sealed packages of Tea Bags is OK. May be a good idea to take the outer box of the tea just just to prove that they are from a manufacturing company.

Our editor even tested the theory. In May of 2006 after approaching the staff at MCO, he was told that "yes these items were OK to import into the US.


Orlando International Airport - British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and any transfers after arriving in the USA via. another Airport.

Sanford International Airport - Charter/Package Holiday flights from the UK.

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Pick up something at the airport -

MCO - Orlando International Airport - our MCO pages

This solution may give you a moments breathing time after checking in for your Car Rental.

You will turn the other way to everybody else and go against the flow back to the central part of the airport. Here you will find a number of options.

In the Central Concourse at MCO there are many Snack and Restaurant places.

There are Burger King, Pizza Hut and others on the main floor and others located around the building. Signs show the way.

Grab something to nibble on and a coffee. Take ‘5’, and look around.

MCO has 24 hour sandwich bars and carts scattered around at various locations. Yes, they are expensive but this could solve a major hunger problem (any food in airports is always expensive). 

You will get a ‘first look’ at food in the USA… Huge sandwiches!

If you need help, just ask... orlando@orlando-maps.info

After MCO Airport -

If you are going to Villa Rental locations in the South or East of Kissimmee-US Hwy 192 area, via. SR-417 (the South Exit {Red Signs} from MCO) and Orange Blossom Trail - follow our SR-417 Driving Routes page down to Orange Blossom Trail and the click on the 'More Info' link.

If you exit at Celebration Ave. for Kissimmee & US 27 locations,  you will be served by the business' along US Hwy 192. See our Map/Directory to get your bearings. Just note - Publix is a Supermarket...


Now, please move on to our MCO pages...

Pick something up at the airport -

SFB - Sanford - our SFB pages

There are no Restaurant (or any other food) facilities in the Arrival section of Sanford Airport. It's designed for you to simply arrive & go.

After SFB Airport -

Travelling via. Interstate 4 (I4) -

Not recommended for 'First Time USA Drivers'. Next section down..

If you choose to take Lake Mary Blvd, to the I4 Freeway - Route page

You will pass a McDonald's hidden in the trees on the right 1 mile after going under the Central Florida Greenway (SR-417) and another about 8 miles from the airport. There are many other Fast Food and Restaurant locations as you get closer to I4 approx.13 miles.

There is a 7-Eleven 3 miles from the SR-417 junction just after the Rail Road tracks, on the right.

Most Gas Stations have mini-marts attached.

Now, please move on to our SFB pages...

Travelling via. The Central Florida Greeneway SR-417 -

If you travel to Kissimmee on the Central Florida Greenway (Route 417) you are in a no-food zone right till you get off. A 45 minute plus drive.

If you are going to Villa Rental locations in the South or East of Kissimmee-US Hwy 192 area, via. SR-417 and Orange Blossom Trail - follow our SR-417 Driving Routes page down to Orange Blossom Trail and the click on the 'More Info' link.

If you exit at Celebration Ave. for Kissimmee you will be served by the business' along US Hwy 192. See our Map/Directory to get your bearings.


Now, please move on to our SFB pages...

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Extra info - If you are staying in a Rented House or Condominium

You may be well away from the Restaurant ‘strip’ and another journey on your arrival night is probably out of the question.

Use whatever pressure you can to talk to the letting agent for the house. The people your Travel Agent/Company are sub-renting the house from...

Pester your travel company or agent for their contact info.

Most have a system whereby you can pre-order a fridge full of provisions, your Travel Agent in the UK you may not be able to book this or be aware of it.

Speak to the Organ-Grinder not the Monkey.

Get that number and speak to them directly.

One good reason for needing more info on the house is if you need to have mail order items pre-delivered. Use this as a lever to get the information. (See Credit Card Note)

They won’t let you do this to the house but to the Letting Agency is usually O.K. For this you must be able to contact them directly. It's a good excuse for needing their number...

Note – They may not be able to tell you the exact location of your home until very close to your arrival date. At the very least, they will have the area...

When they do, have them e-mail their directions on getting to the house/area to you.

They may be very different to the directions you get from your travel company.

The hope is that they are local and have better knowledge and experience.

If you want, I am sure we can help... orlando@orlando-maps.info

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Credit Card Note - If you do want to order Mail Order items for delivery before you arrive, you will have to contact your Credit Card company to add an additional mailing address. Your card will not be authorized for delivery away from your home address...


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