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“Catholic Church near Disney”

Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #17 of 434 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Built by tourists, for tourists, this Roman Catholic Church was built in the 1980's to accommodate the 30+ million visitors to the Central Florida attractions yearly. The Basilica is not a regular parish church, but a tourist ministry that sits on 17 acres and offers a Rosary Garden, multiple Chapels, Museum, Pilgrimage Center, Gift Shop, bronze statues, oil paintings and art from the 16th century as well as amazing stained glass including a Rose window, Universe window, Rosary windows and The Magnificat windows.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 14, 2011

This is the original Catholic Church started at Disney's Polynesian Resort years and years ago. This is the closest Catholic Church to Disney World. You can arrive about 15 minutes after mass starts, because the priest always gives a history of the church before the mass actually starts. This is usually about 15 minutes, so you can come a little late and not miss mass.

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Reviewed December 7, 2011

A must see! Also check out the gift shop. I always stop here when I go to Disney.

3  Thank xperienced
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

I was surprised by the modern facade of the shrine, which the term suggested a historical feel. It's extremely clean, well maintained, and left a lasting impression on me when I attended the Sunday Mass in the midst of my short stay in Orlando. The church book shop is well-stocked with authentic religious items unique to Orlando.

Any Catholic tourism seeking a moment of peace in festive Orlando should not miss visiting this shrine.

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

It's always a pleasure to attend mass at Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine.

2  Thank Clinton S
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Reviewed November 25, 2011

It is a beautiful church and grounds. I hate to call a church an attraction but it is a great option for mass for Catholic visitors to the Orlando area. It is not a parish but was created to serve the visitor to Orlando. Parking is ample and it is in a good location.

6  Thank ChicagoIlLilly
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