Time GMT - 5 hrs (East Coast) to -11 (Hawaii)
Flight Time (avg) 7 hours to 16 hours (Hawaii)
Population 311 Million
Seasons - Year round
Telephone International dial +001
Capital Washington DC
Money US Dollar
It is undoubtedly one of the top holiday destinations for families or anyone looking for a little adventure and excitement. Orlando holidays often equate to visiting several theme parks including Universal Orlando, Sea World, and water parks Acquatica which are a good choice for first time visitors. However, there is more to holidays to Orlando than all the rides and roller coasters. You can be sure to find your romantic getaway in Orlando with beautiful beaches like the Atlantic beaches on the east coast and the Gulf beaches on the west coast. Lakes are plentiful in Central Florida as well, so if you’re interested in water sports you can be sure to find a number of places for fishing, boating, water skiing and surfing all within easy access. Orlando is the ideal spot for families, couples or singles. Orlando is also a golfer’s paradise with several golf courses and resorts in the most beautiful surroundings. Most of the hotels are found along International Drive, Hwy-192 or in and around Disney World, all of which lie several miles south of the downtown area, which has the city's best nightlife. The 4 star Doubletree Orlando Resort is conveniently located next to Sea world and minutes away from other attractions. The Universal Hard Rock gives its guests a star experience with renowned restaurants, gorgeous swimming pool and luxurious décor. Another great Orlando Resort is The Liki Tiki Resort, a haven of luxurious accommodations that includes a variety of amenities for the whole family. It is located only minutes away from all the theme parks and attractions. It even has an onsite Lagoon Water adventure for children to enjoy water activities, mini golf, paddle boating, tennis courts or enjoy bicycling. For Families with kids, a popular Orlando Resort is The Nickelodeon family Resort, which is completely created to cater to children. There is nothing this resort has not thought of when it comes to kids’ entertainment. The resort has water parks and live Nickelodeon entertainment.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is an African lodge-style resort offers authentic African-inspired architecture. The unique animal themed activities and 24 hour playgrounds are all amenities that will sure to leave your kids happy and occupied. It even has a supervised activity centre for toddlers and kids so parents can enjoy a night out. The African inspired landscape, award winning restaurants, and spectacular pool will keep you entertained and make your holiday in Orlando a memorable experience. Disney in Orlando features four major parks: Epcot centre, Disney-MGM studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Magic Kingdom. Be transported to a land of wonder and make believe. The Magic Kingdom is said to capture the true essence of Disney World and opened in 1971. It has themed areas and a vast network of underground tunnels connect all sections. Space Mountain still reigns supreme at Magic Kingdom and is one of the most popular ride at theme parks and everyone agrees that the parade and fireworks at Magic Kingdom are one of the highlights of their Orlando Holidays. Universal studios are a must see for any movie buff where you can experience what it would be like to be a part of your favourite movies or find out how they were made. It is working TV and film production facility which gives visitors amazing experiences through a large collection of rides, movie sets and shows. The Universal island of Adventure is home to the most cutting edge rides with themes from world famous cartoons, myths and stories. With the opening of the new “The Wizardry World of Harry Potter” in June you can jump into the fantasy world of Hogwarts with recreated sets from the Movie. SeaWorld offers visitors a chance to catch some spectacular shows and enjoy wildlife in natural habitats. There are plenty of dining options from casual to upscale, expensive to cheaper options. Orlando has a thriving nightlife as well at downtown Disney, Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando or the City Walk in universal studios. You can catch a show the world renowned Cirque Du Soleil show at Disney’s La nouba, universal Latin Quarter and downtown’s Tabu nightclub. Being a premier tourist destination in the world there are numerous Orlando late deals available for last minute trips. Be sure to check online to get package holidays Orlando and get cheap holidays to Orlando. Although any time is a good time visit Orlando the tourist season is at its highest peak during March and April. It is advised to always buy theme park tickets before starting your trip to save money and time queuing in ticket lines. Most of the time visitors are able to purchase great Orlando deals on attraction tickets and have them delivered straight to their hotels. Orlando holidays give visitors plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors with year round sunny skies. You can take a boat tour, go horseback riding, take a ride on a hot air balloon or helicopter or if you’re really brave then take an airboat ride and spot alligators. Although it seems like Orlando has the most to offer for kids you can be sure there are activities to keep adults satisfied as well. Besides golf and spa resorts, you can tour a vineyard, browse art galleries and even attend a symphony performance. And if shopping is your forte, you can get the best of everything at the upscale Mall at Millennia, look for great bargains at the Prime Outlets International Orlando or have a shopping extravaganza and visit the largest mall in Central Florida, The Florida Mall. Several airlines offer direct flights from London to Orlando including Continental Airlines and British Airways with flying time approximately 9 hours. So start looking for cheap Orlando holidays today. Orlando, the land of sun, fun and never ending excitement awaits you.