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Meet Some Cool Characters in your Orlando Rental Car 

Orlando is known to most people as the home of Disney World. Mickey Mouse and his cohorts aren't the only crazy, cool characters in this town, though. Drive your Orlando rental car around the city to meet interesting local people and wildlife and you will see what this great Florida location is really all about!

Florida Gatorland

Besides Goofy and Donald Duck, gators are some of the most popular critters in the Orlando area. Gatorland, located at 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, is chock full of the scaly beasts. Here you can see alligators of all ages swimming through their mucky homes and even nurturing their young in the breeding marsh. Visit at night to catch the gators as they come alive to eat hot dogs. Assist them in their dining experience by throwing their meal to them in their watery lair. Take a tour through the facility and try to count how many of the animals you can see. Some are quite stealthy and camouflage really well against their murky swamp enclosures, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

A Museum of Skeletons

Think you can identify an animal by simply looking at its skeleton? Then set your GPS to 8441 International Drive and discover the largest skeletal museum in America! While strolling among the toucans, dinosaurs and exotic mammals, think about this: it may have taken as many as 500 hours for scientists to piece together the animal bones into each particular recreation shown in this museum. That's a lot of patience and passion! When you leave, you may be on your way to becoming an expert in osteology - the study of bones. Be sure to take a "skelfie" (skeleton selfie) before you head out! Kids will love this exclusion and always remember their day among the animal bones!

Orlando Balloon Rides

While the city of Orlando often brings to mind funny characters and dazzling lights, there's much more to it than that. Take in the area from above on a hot air balloon ride! Every morning at sunrise, giant balloons rise from near Disney and spend an hour floating above the beautiful coast. You'll see stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside and may even fly above some clouds! One of the balloons this company sails with is over 11 stories tall and considered to be the largest hot air balloon in the entire U.S. It fits 24 people, whereas a standard balloon can only handle four. Your pilot will point out some sites down below, like theme parks, swaps and orange groves. Once you land, you'll celebrate the memorable flight with champagne (or non-alcoholic beverages). This is a perfect low-effort adventure and a wonderful way to see Orlando from a unique new point of view!

Start with Thrifty in Orlando

Start your stay in Orlando by picking up a Thrifty rental car. We have the selection and rates you desire, and a customer service team ready to assist you with your vehicle and any additional information you need to make your vacation the best it can be. Whether you want to crank the AC in the Florida sun or put the top down along the beach, pile in an SUV or cruise in that sports car you dreamed about – Thrifty will put you behind the wheel so that you can thoroughly enjoy your Florida trip!