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Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine

8300 Vineland Ave., International drive, Orlando, FL 32821
407-239-6600
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Ranked #3 of 198 Attractions in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Description: A Catholic church built in the 1980s so that the large number of visitors to the Orlando region would have a place to attend church.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We got to the shrine for sunday mass when we vacation in Orlando. The church is made up mostly of tourists and visitors so you dont feel at all like you are on the outside of the parish. They rely mostly on donations from the tourists and the church is quite pretty. The shrine is lovely as well, always worth... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Went in for service and the architecture was modern with beautiful touches. Very serene and a place to reflect at.

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South River, NJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great location and beautiful. But do they really need multiple reminders before during and after Mass for more money?

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manchester
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I couldn't see why this was so highly rated, to me it was a large modern Church and i was glad I hadn't made a pilgrimage to it specially

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Huntsville, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was so happy to see a Catholic church so close to Disney property. It is not far from Downtown Disney, but traffic can be very bad so make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to get there. It has a beautiful park like campus and a very large bookstore. All of the volunteers were very nice. The most... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Mass is beautiful at this basilica. Father Henry gave a great sermon. The choir was fantastic. It is a must, even if you are on vacation. Take some time away from Disney World and come to Mass here. Beautiful gardens, beautiful bronze statues. The Adoration Chapel is amazing.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

This Catholic Church is beautiful. We went for mass on Christmas Day, and while there was ALOT of people, the church is huge, so it was able to accommodate. The chapel they have inside the church is so peaceful and really allows you to to contemplate and pray. Also, don't forget to check out the gift shop. There are beautiful,... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the Catholic equivalent of a tourist trap. The modern building makes it hard to feel as if you're in a church at all - I felt like I had to actually find the crucifix before I sat down. (In their defense, I found it, which is more than I can say for other churches I have been to... More

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Chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This one is really nice and we have always been blessed when we attend Mass here. I hope you are able to visit and sit up close in the center for Mass. Be sure to visit the Adoration chapel and look at all the amazing statues. Great gift and book store!

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Bangor,PA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you're in Orlando, and you are Roman Catholic, you must attend Mary, Q of U. There is a shrine there along with a well-stocked gift shop.The grounds are superb-outdoor stations of the cross are unique.

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