Spotlight on… Orlando
From the rush of the parks to the chilled out vibes of Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista and beyond, Orlando is the perfect spot to make holiday memories which last a lifetime. Hailed as the theme park capital of the world, and for good reason too – it’s packed with some of the world’s greatest parks, rides, slides and entertainment. But that’s not all… with world-class shopping, award-winning dining, exciting nightlife and outdoor adventures galore in Orlando, there’s something to suit the whole family from the young, to the young at heart.
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Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
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Orlando Holiday Offers
Unforgettable holidays for all ages – Orlando offers a whole host of different holiday options to suit couples, families and friends. Whether you want to stay in the heart of the action at one of the theme park resorts, experience a home-from-home setting at a private residence, or the conveniences of a hotel stay is more your thing; here’s just a small selection of some of the best holiday options across Orlando.
Where to go and what to see in Orlando
When it comes to filling your days in Orlando, there’s no shortage of things to do; from theme parks to sports, dining to exciting nightlife, outdoor adventures to relaxing games of golf.
Slap bang in the middle of Orlando’s top attractions such as Universal Studios FloridaTM and SeaWorld® Orlando, each day out will be exhilarating for all members of the family. When you’ve exhausted the theme parks and mammoth shopping malls, a world of cuisine and all manner of entertainment awaits. Don’t miss seeing the upside-down house at WonderWorks and weird and unbelievable artefacts at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, or head to I-Drive 360 for attractions including the iconic 400-foot tall observation wheel.
Downtown Orlando is the heart and soul of Central Florida. The Church Street District is an eclectic mix of world-class dining, professional sports, art, live entertainment, nightlife and is near the state-of-the-art Amway Center – home to the Orlando Magic and the Orlando Solar Bears. Located just steps from Lake Eola Park, Thornton Park District features upscale eateries and inviting neighbourhood bars with live music and trendy boutiques. As well as being home to over 200 art galleries, Downtown Orlando also plays host to over 1,000 events annually including parades, festivals, sporting events, cultural activities and movies in the parks.
Lake Buena Vista
This Florida suburb is next door to Orlando’s famed theme parks and has excellent transport links to all the top attractions. Brimming with shops and family-focused dining options it covers all taste buds, plus with landscaped greenery and the beautiful Lake Bryan, Lake Buena Vista is an attractive setting for a fun-filled break. The area offers fine dining from chefs like Wolfgang Puck and great shows in the Disney and Lake Buena Vista district of Orlando. Shop ‘til you drop at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and grab designer goods at discount prices.
Enjoy three incredible attractions at I-Drive 360: The ‘CocaCola Orlando Eye’, the iconic 400-foot observation wheel; unparalleled celebrity wax attraction Madame Tussauds Orlando; and immersive underwater experience SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. One attraction price from: Adult: £23, Child: £18 (age 3-12)
Kennedy Space Center
Let the countdown to fun begin! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is where rockets launch and inspiration begins at Florida’s gateway to space. Unforgettable experiences include Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, featuring Shuttle Launch Experience®; the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/ Saturn V Center; and Astronaut Encounters. Prices from: Adult £48, Child £39 (age 3–11)
Shop ‘til you drop
The Florida Mall®, located minutes from the Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World Resort, is Central Florida’s largest and most remarkable shopping and tourist attraction! The shopping centre offers an experiential environment with more than 250 distinctive entertainment, retail and dining options. Orlando Premium Outlets® offers two incredible outlet shopping locations in Orlando, featuring 340 designer and brand name outlets combined including A/X Armani, Banana Republic, Burberry, Coach, Diesel, kate spade new york, and more.
Orlando Theme Parks
You’ll be spoilt for choice in the home to world-famous theme parks with your Orlando days spent racing from ride to rollercoaster. So plan ahead to save time and money. By booking your park tickets in advance you can benefit from some great offers including FREE Park days with Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of a 7-day ticket and a 3 Park Explorer Ticket at Universal Orlando ResortTM for the price of 2 Parks, or 3 parks for the price of 2 and free car parking with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment®. Plus, your precious holiday time can be spent enjoying the action as soon as you touchdown in Orlando!
Walt Disney World Resort
Imagine six fantastic Disney Parks, two exciting night-time entertainment districts and a state-of-the-art sports complex. Now add in countless opportunities for dining, shopping and recreation and it’s easy to see why Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the number one holiday destination in the world. With Disney FastPass+* service and MagicBands* your magical Disney holiday will be as simple as it is fun!
Universal Orlando Resort TM
Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida™. Journey through legendary worlds of incredible heroes at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. Enjoy the thrills and relaxation of a tropical paradise like no other at Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park. With three amazing theme parks, six spectacular on-site hotels offering a range of accommodations, and the dining and entertainment of Universal CityWalk™, it’s days and nights of endless fun for every member of the family. Holiday beyond anything you’ve experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment®
The wind in your hair, the sound of animals all around, the scent of adventure in the air…you plunge, you plummet, you splash, you scream. You are now at the heart of all the action at SeaWorld®, Aquatica® and Busch Gardens®. Lose yourself on incredible wildlife-inspired thrill rides, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime animal encounter or choose to simply fl oat the day away. Adventure is calling. Book the 3-Park Ticket and experience 14 days access to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens PLUS free unlimited parking. Prices from: Adult £118, Child £113 (age 3-9)
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a destination #BuiltForKids that includes a 150-acre theme park with more than 50 LEGO® inspired rides, shows and attractions. Hunt for hidden treasure in Land of Adventure or send the kids back to school to retrain as firemen or pilots in The LEGO® city! LEGOLAND® Water Park is a five acre water play experience featuring more than four million LEGO® bricks with a whole host of splash-tastic fun in the sun! 1 day admission to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort & Water Park. Prices from: Adult £75, Child £68 (age 3-12)
When to travel
The weather in Orlando is warm and humid most of the year, with temperatures in the low 20°C range during winter, and the low 30°C range in the summer. Many choose to travel during winter as it’s mild but still warm enough to swim outdoors. Humidity rises towards summer and by September the rainy season has come to an end.
Hiring a car is the best way to explore Orlando at your own pace. Alamo Rent A Car offers everything from little runarounds to a 7-seat minivan or that all-American Ford Mustang Convertible… go on, treat yourself! Take advantage of fully inclusive rates with ZERO excess and FREE one way rentals within Florida. Car hire from £27 per day. If you don’t fancy driving, try The I-Ride Trolley Bus and the brightly coloured buses of the LYNX public transport company.
Rise & shine in Orlando
Orlando is the perfect destination for families and couples wanting fun in the sun this year. You’ll be spoilt for choice with ways to spend your days – racing from ride to rollercoaster at the theme parks, relaxing on a lazy river meandering through the waterparks, teeing off at a golf course or enjoying retail therapy at world-class malls. Get ready to rise and shine in Orlando!
Orlando is the number one family holiday destination and most visited destination in the United States. It’s packed with some of the world’s greatest theme parks, rides, slides and entertainment and there’s something to suit the whole family from the young, to the young at heart. Spend your days racing from ride to rollercoaster and experience pulse racing, dare devil attractions, then at night relax with a well deserved drink at any of the many restaurants and themed evenings along International Drive.