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My 18 yo daughter is moving to Orlando to work at Disney ... anyone from the area?

Whats does she need to know about the crime rate?
Know of a great church?
If she decides to stay what schools should she look at?
What should Abbey (a small town -but well traveled- girl) know about Orlando

 
pammomof9

Asked by pammomof9 at 12:47 PM on Mar. 23, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Here is a link to look at crime rates: http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/fl/orlando/crime/

    It is a tourist town so lots of transient people moving through. University of Central Florida (UCF) is in orlando and a great school. If she is well traveled then she probably has street smarts - but the obvious things - don't share cab fare with strangers to save money, be wary when she is walking alone to and from locations, don't get cozy with visiting travelers and let them lure you anywhere - the usual. Orlando is a great city with lots to do and a large population of young working people so she will probably love it.
    8Tinkerboo8

    Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 1:00 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • is she going down through the disney college program?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:09 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I loved to SC From the Orlando area a few years ago. Around Disney there is ALLOT of car break in crime. DONT ever leave anything in plain sight! The homeless will break into your car for the 7 cents you leave in sight. DONT buy scalper tickets to anything down there. They prey upon the stupid tourists and they tickets are all fake's. If she's going to live in the Kisseme area the apartment crime is higher than other towns near Disney. The driving on the highways around Disney is a nightmare 24/7 due to lack of signage and soo many out of towner's. She will need to ask at the schools around there to see if they offer the classes or courses she wants, or needs, KNOW that around Disney there are or seem to be ALLOT of evil people trying to take advantage of transplants AND the tourists who have no real clue about the many many scams in the world today. Disney can be a GOOD job with nice perks and benefits.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:09 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • no peanuts, but she did say they have programs so when she takes her mental break from school (an Advanced Placement A student who kind of burned out) i am hoping she uses all opportunities offered. Her goal is to work on Disney Cruises but you have to be 21 so decided to get her foot in the door by working on dry land for them first. (She originally wanted to work at Disney Land because it is the park she grew up going to, but she has a lot of relatives there and she wanted an adventure)
    pammomof9

    Comment by pammomof9 (original poster) at 1:19 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

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