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Orlando Has Some Good Eating

We were in Orlando last month touring a lot of various sites.  While we were there we went to quite a few restaurants, and just as many dinner shows.  Being weight conscious what we didn’t realize was that all the restaurants, and dinner shows weren’t exactly on the list of diets that work.  One of our meals was at Solaris in the Marriot World Center Resort.  That meal alone was fit for 2 kings.  Bad part was that we did nothing to work off any of the weight.  Our little one even ate more than she should have, but we didn’t let her get to carried away.

When we go on another media trip we will definitelly watch our weight, and not go overboard with the eating.  That being said I have to start working out with the wife for the next few months because we both want to enjoy ourselves on the Disney Cruise that we are going on in April.  If we eat too much now we will have to be rolled off the boat.

Have you ever eaten way too much, and not done anything about it?

Solaris Orlando Dining Review

We stayed in a area hotel, but after seeing the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort I wouldn’t mind staying there.  The resort seems to have something for everyone.  Located in the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort is a restaurant called Solaris.  During our media tour of Orlando we had the opportunity to dine at Solaris.  The Solaris is @20 years old.  Currently some of the Marriott resort is undergoing construction, but navigating the property isn’t hard at all.

If you are just visiting the resort for a dining experience, then you will need to park in the garage, and take the shuttle to the main building.

Our server Chong was very pleasant, and very informed on the food.

First we were served fresh onsite made organic breads. (Sunflower, Sourdough, and Raisin)  These were very tasty.

For lunch I had Thai Chili Shrimp as an appetizer, Spicy Shrimp salad, and Steak and Fries as my entree.  The food was so filling that I couldn’t fit a dessert.  The Spicy Shrimp Salad was not extremely spicy, but just right.  The Steak and Fries were superb.  The steak probably could have been cut with a butter knife.

My wife had Florida Rock Shrimp & Clam Chowder as her appetizer, a “Fit For You” Vietnamese Summer Rolls, and Rigatoni w/ Shrimp for her entree.  She also couldn’t fit a dessert due to the lack of room in the stomach.

Our little one had Chicken Nachos for a appetizer, and a Roast Turkey BLT for her entree.  She had the Warm Chocolate Chip Brownie as her dessert.  The Chicken Nachos was large enough for 2-3 people to eat as an appetizer.  Little one decided to eat half, and take the rest back with her.  The potato “chips” were excellent.

The food was served in such a manner that a new course came out as another was finished.  The food delivery was very prompt, and the food was hot each time.  The pricing for appetizers starts at $8.  Entree pricing runs from $20 to $28.  Sandwiches go from $13 to $16.  The “Fit For You Salads” are priced from $12 to $22.

I was told that on Sundays the Solaris has one of the biggest  breakfast buffets.  With each breakfast buffet sold Solaris donates $1 to the Childrens Miracle Network.

If you are in the Orlando area, then I suggest stopping by the Marriott for some very good food.  I don’t think you will regret it.  Next time we are in Orlando we plan on stopping in for the breakfast buffet, so I will let you know how that is.

Our review was not influenced by receiving a complimentary meal.  We were asked to come in and review the facility, service, food, and operations.

IFly Orlando Review

If you want an experience of a lifetime I would definitelly suggest trying out IFly in Orlando.  IFly Orlando is located on International Drive.  Just look for the large blue building.  I would have never expected myself to go on anything like this, but I did, and I don’t regret it one bit.  At our designated flight time we were instructed to go to the training room.  In the training room a lot of things were explained to help the experience be better for the person.  After the training we were taken in to get our flight outfits on, and also handed goggles, earplugs, and helmets.  You are then brought down into the staging area and you must wait for the chamber to empty.  Piston closed doors finally open, and you are instructed to go in.  The doors close, and the fun begins. I went in and the instructor guided me what he needed me to do. It was a breeze. Just remember to RELAX. After my 1 minute was up he helped me out of the chamber. The rest of the people go. Eventually you get to go a second time, and for those that do well they get to take it to the next level with a dual flight. Each instructor trains in their own way, but for the most part each flight is the same.

At the end of your session you will be presented with a certificate, and a dvd if it was part of your package.  Packages start at $49.95 for a 2 flight session. 

Check out my session in the video.

*We were given a FREE session at the IFly Orlando so as to review the opportunity.  In no way was this review affected by the FREE session.