Orlando Hogs

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Bobber, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Bobber

    Bobber Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Flying over to Orlando Fl or more closely Kissimmee Orlando with the wife and Kids (13 and 17 years) tuesday morning.
    Any Hogs nearby?
    Or any advice as to what to see/do while there?
     
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  2. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    A knife guy almost has to go to the Randall shop:

    RANDALL MADE KNIVES
    4857 South Orange Blossom Trail
    Orlando, Florida 32839

    We went in 1982 (?). I was fortunate enough to buy a #1-6 right out of the case. Watched a guy put a finish honing on it on a huge whetstone. Still have it, of course.
     
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  3. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral is pretty damn cool.
    Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach is quite the tourist destination. I expect teens would like it.
    Everglades National Park is certainly unique, but a bit south of you. An airboat tour in the Glades would be an experience. I think that there is a Native American Reservation on the north side of the park that has some touristy stuff.
     
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  4. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    Disney is not cheap, but it is worth it (at least once); if you go to Disney, try to plan ahead (like FastPass+, and lunch/dinner reservations at the popular Disney restaurants, both of which save a lot of time).

    Downtown Disney is free (or used to be), but sadly the Rainforest Café there has permanently closed.
    .
     
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  5. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    The only reason to fly 4 people from Norway to Orlando is to go to Disney and/or Universal Studios. So let's find the Bobber family something ELSE to do while they are here!
     
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  6. UDDwaine

    UDDwaine

    Apr 8, 2007
    Go to the best (west) coast across I4 and see a sunset over the gulf. Some major league teams have AA and AAA affiliates in the area like the Pirates farm team in Bradenton.

    Expect rain almost every day right now, so make sure to have rain jackets or umbrellas.

    Going to Orlando is like a mini Las Vegas, get out of that immediate area and see the real Florida at least one day.
     
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  7. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Just say no to Disney. ;) If you’re going to do something touristy, Gatorland is as unique as you can get. It’s a pretty cool park to walk around for a few hours, and close for you. You’d have to go early in this heat.

    And with the heat, the springs are pretty cool. Well literally cool too at 72 degree water. Another unique Florida thing.

    Nice beaches within an hours (to 1 1/2) drive - pick a coast.
     
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  8. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
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  9. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Man you guys are making me miss my days in Florida. There are so many cool things to do. Being central in Orlando. You got lots of options. Great for multiple days trips.
     
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  10. Adam Fischer

    Adam Fischer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 27, 2017
    Live in Orlando, about a mile from Magic Kingdom, hit me up with a pm with a punch list of preferences and how long you’re in town I’ll do my best ;)
     
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  11. Bobber

    Bobber Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Def gonna need a visit to a shooting range with my 17year old, he needs to shoot some fun stuff..
    And some tips on places to buy knives..
     
  12. Adam Fischer

    Adam Fischer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 27, 2017
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  13. Still Voracious

    Still Voracious INFIDEL

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    Sep 7, 2016
    I wish I knew you were coming I could have gotten you in a townhouse for $200/week right there.
    Machine gun America is right there; universal studios is fun,(blue man group), hard rock casino in Tampa, sheesh there’s a lot to do!
     
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  14. bucksway

    bucksway Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    The largest indoor shooting range and the NRA theme park just opened..
     

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