Originally Posted by Eric Cordo
Yeah. The parking is atrocious. You have to fight with people going to the Cheesecake Factory and you're lucky if you can park somewhere in the plaza.
It's a big theater, and closer to me than the AMC at the Altamonte Mall (and especially the one at Universal CityWalk) but it's a zoo there on most nights, weekends especially. It REALLY sucks when you're running late. You have to follow pedestrians out of restaurants hoping to get their spot.
I've been slumming it at the Picturehouse 2nd run $1 theater in Altamonte. 75 cent Tuesdays! Less scary than the Colonial Promenade fo sho.
I've been really disappointed in finding the perfect DVD/CD store down here (with an ample supply of odd and used stuff). While commuting to NJ up North, I had many more options. There's Park Avenue Cds and I found an out of the way MovieStop (that was nothing special) down here, but jeez... I'll just continue to shop online I guess. Bog box stores really killed the Mom & Pop round here.
I'd like to do something special for my wife's 30th birthday the weekend of Nov 9th. Any local suggestions? Great restaurants , spots, or shows that aren't the obvious touristy stuff (nix on Medieval Times, amusement parks, etc)? Also, unfortunately, it needs to be reasonable cost-wise. I'm thinking of driving to Tampa to take her to the zoo there. Orlando/Sanford zoological garden is pretty small... you'd think such a high-traffic area would have more than just Disney's Animal Kingdom & Sea World.