My first trip to Orlando was just short and it did not give me the opportunity to meet Mickey Mouse or Cinderella. However, I was able to explore nearby places like the Church Street Station in downtown Orlando.
Church Street is a nightclub district frequented by both young locals and Orlando visitors. The street is closed to vehicle traffic which makes it easy for the crowd to walk along the street (self and valet parking are available on the other side of the block). Aside from bars, there are fine dining restaurants, shops and entertainment.
It was constructed around Orlando's original train station and the establishments are housed on restored buildings.
Our first stop was Chillers, a party bar specializing in frozen drinks, daiquiris and slushies jammed with alcohol. Next stop was Latitudes, an outdoor bar located on the roofdeck of the same building housing Chillers. When we got there, it was already a "standing room only" atmosphere, hence, we were not able to stay long and instead went to the middle floor to Big Belly for some food.
Other popular attractions include the Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House which was built inside a former opera house and decorated with old west memorabilia.