THE ROSEN CENTRE HOTEL: 9840 International Drive
Note there are two Rosen Hotels - one on either side of the massive Orange County Convention Center
and both on International Drive.  Be sure your taxi or shuttle doesn't drop you at the wrong Rosen Hotel.  You want
the Rosen Centre Hotel, NOT the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

The hotel has two restaurants and a deli. Gauguin�s serves three buffets:
Healthy Start breakfast (fruit, muffins, bagels, oatmeal, cereal)  $5.95
or full breakfast bar with the works including waffles and made to order
omelettes, $10.95;  lunch $8.95 and dinner $14.95,
including lots of extras - beverages, salads and dessert bar.
For upscale dining, there is Everglades. Red's, the New York-style deli, serves
great take-out salads and sandwiches.

The hotel has two tennis courts.  There is no fee to use the courts.
Tennis racquets (of which there are only two!), can be rented for
$5 each with balls, $10 deposit - so best to bring your own.

Parking at the Hotel is free for conference attendees.

Cars can be rented at the Rosen for $31  and up /day and returned
at the hotel or at the airport, which is 20 minutes away.

Within five minutes walk from the hotel is a MacDonald�s, Red Lobster, Denny�s,
International House of Pancakes, a grocery store and a 7-11.

The Orlando Convention Center, right next door, has a Kinko�s.

TROLLEY: International Drive�s I-Ride Trolley connects the hotel to Sea World,
Ripley�s Believe It or Not, Wet �N Wild, Belz Factory Outlet(the world�s largest outlet mall),
and dozens of nearby hotels, restaurants, and endless shopping. Adult fare -75 cents,
over 65 -25 cents, kids under 12 free, 7am to midnight, every 15 mins.
One-day pass $2, three- day pass $3, five-day $5, seven-day $7.

****However, the city buses (called the Linx system)
cover the same route as the trolley's -  faster
and you'll be MUCH more comfortable. The buses stop at all the attractions,
shopping, etc but don't have to stop
at each hotel.  (They do stop at our Hotel, so we're home free!)
The Trolley tends to be hot, crowded, noisy and slow.
The bus is $1 - with large air conditioned coaches - and is well worth the extra quarter.
Trust me on this one!   You can also take the city buses to Disney and to all major attractions for $1.
The locals laugh at the tourists who take the Trolley up and down International Drive
and who pay for shuttles to Disney, Universal, etc.
The city bus stops are marked by a sign bearing a red paw print.
There is a stop directly in front of the Rosen Centre hotel.  This stop serves both the I-Ride Trolleys
and the city buses.  Wait for the bus and you'll get there quicker. - diane

SHUTTLES TO MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: Transtar, Inc provides shuttle service to
Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, MGM Studio, Animal Kingdom, and Universal Studios.
Round trip cost to Disney is $11/person; to Sea World and Universal, $9/person.
Kids under 3 ride free. You need a ticket to go and a reservation to return.
See above - Orlando City Buses go to all the same places for $1 per person.

AIRPORT Transportation:

Shuttles: Transtar and Mears provide transportation to
and from the airport for $13/person each way.  Pick-up is every half
hour around the clock but reservations are required to make sure they stop at the hotel.
At the airport, purchase  your shuttle ticket on the lower level of the airport - no reservations needed.
At the hotel, purchase tickets at the customer services desk just inside the front entrance.
You have to wait till they have a full shuttle bus at the airport before they'll leave.
Ride takes about a half hour depending on number of hotel stops.

Taxis -  you can put 4 to 8 people in a taxi (depending
on the size of the vehicle) at no extra charge.
The taxi fare between airport and the Rosen Centre Hotel is
between $27 - $35 depending on traffic. Meter system.

City Bus - catch bus #42 to or from the airport.
Fare is $1.  Busses run every half hour,  from 6am to 10pm.
Look for the "Linx system" (they look like regular city coach busses)
and a sign with a red paw print to mark the stops.
The ride to the airport is approximately an hour.

Buy tickets for trolleys and shuttles, rent cars, reserve child care, etc. at
Guest Services just inside the front entrance of the hotel.
If, before you arrive, you have questions about what else is available in
the area, etc., call Guest Services at the Hotel, 800-800-9840.


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