Orlando skyline
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Orlando is one of the major cities in the state of Florida and is the fifth biggest in terms of area. It was known as a citrus producing area back in the 1900s before industrialization took place and made Orlando one of the most highly urbanized cities in Florida. Today there are different industries situated in the area making it a home to more than 150 international companies, which serve up a host of jobs for the people of Orlando. These industries cover a number of fields such as entertainment, technology, and agriculture.

Aside from the availability of jobs, what makes Orlando such a popular place to visit among Americans and even tourists are the different amusement centers and resorts situated in the area. In fact, Orlando gets most of its income from the tourism section greatly capitalizing on its being the third most visited American City. Tourism began to be a major thing for the city back in the 1970s and has continually improved from then on. Top tourist destinations in the area include the Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World, and Walt Disney World Resort.

Both Universal and Walt Disney World are resort theme parks that offer hotel accommodations for guests aside from the many features that each entertainment company is known for. Walt Disney World draws in the most people with its Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Typhoon Lagoon among others, while Universal Orlando isn’t far behind with its main attractions of City Walk, Islands of Adventure, and Wet n’ Wild. Sea World on the other hand is a huge complex of different adjacent theme parks that feature live marine animals as well as creatures on display alongside an amusement park with well loved rides such as roller coasters and a water park.

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