Holidays to Orlando 2016 / 2017
When it comes to family fun, Orlando holidays have it all. Orlando package holidays can include Walt Disney World, Space Mountain, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and the Epcot Center. With so much for you to do on your Orlando holidays, there will never be a dull moment. Co-operative Travel offers cheap package holidays to Orlando throughout the year so you can get the best deals to suit you.
Orlando began life as a sleepy little Florida town known for its orange groves. That was until Walt Disney created his new theme park in the 1960s. Today, Orlando is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, attracting upwards of 49 million people a year. You can beat the queues, by booking holidays to Orlando out of season, taking advantage of “early bird” theme park tickets and avoiding popular rides at peak times. By booking late deals to Orlando, not only do you save money, but you can save time as well, meaning more time to pack everything in!
When booking holidays to Orlando, remember that you’re not limited to the Walt Disney and Universal Orlando resorts. Orlando has hundreds of all-inclusive resorts and hotels to choose from, all within easy reach of the airport and beaches. With so much variety in accommodation, there is a place for everyone. Most accommodations have free scheduled transport to the main attractions of Walt Disney World & Universal (Studios) Orlando. If you want a break from all the excitement you can visit the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, where you’ll find fantastic designer stores and other shopping bargains.
Orlando package holidays give you an endless choice of things to do, no matter what your age. Enjoy the walruses, polar bears and dolphins at SeaWorld, or experience the high speed thrills of the Mako 'hypercoaster'. Visit the new 3D movie-themed attractions at Universal Orlando, or meet your favourite Disney characters at the Magic Kingdom SpectroMagic Parade. From hang-gliding at Wallaby Ranch, to touring the Everglades in a Boggy Creek Airboat, Orlando holidays provide fun for all.
Booking Ahead - Orlando Holidays in 2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Orlando holidays in 2017.
Booking ahead for your 2017 holiday to Orlando has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
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How to Get There
Orlando is an immensely popular holiday destination so direct holiday flights to Orlando from the UK can be found at airports all across the UK all year round and often at reasonably cheap prices. You can fly into both Orlando's main international airport or Sanford Airport is another option where you'll sometimes find slightly cheaper flights, albeit from a narrower choice of UK airports.
Orlando – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Orlando is a city in the American state of Florida. Orlando is known for its many theme parks, especially its main theme park resort Disney World. Due to the warm weather in Orlando and the vast amount of holiday activities on offer, it has become a very popular holiday destination that attracts huge amounts of visitors year round.
Ideal Time to Go: Although it's a year-round destination, we recommend booking your Orlando holiday for September-October as the weather is warm and the parks & attractions will be less busy than during peak season. Peak holiday season in Orlando are March-April (Spring Break), June-August (Summer Break) and December-January (Winter Break).
Weather: Orlando has a very warm climate with an annual average temperature of 22°C; this is one of the things that make it a great holiday destination. The warmest months in Orlando are July & August with an average temperature of 28°C, which is very warm indeed. The coolest months in Orlando are December-February with an average temperature of around 16°C. July may be the hottest month in Orlando but it is also the wettest with an average of 196mm of rain over 23 rainy days. Similar rain patterns can be seen from June through to September, throughout the rest of the year the rain is less prominent with around 60mm rainfall over 10 days of each month.
Flight Time: Direct flights from London to Orlando, Florida take little over 9 hours.
Time Difference: Orlando, Florida is 5 hours behind UK time.
Currency: USD ($)
Fun Fact: The city of Orlando has the official nickname “The City Beautiful”.
Top Tip: Avoid feeding wild animals – Orlando is home to various wild animals that you should avoid feeding for your own safety and convenience.
Places to Go on Your Orlando, Florida Holiday
Orlando is a fantastic holiday destination with many great things to do whether you’re with your family, friends or by yourself. Here are our top picks for places to visit during your holiday in Orlando, Florida:
Walt Disney World – Of course Disney World was always going to be on this list, it is the perfect place for loads of family holiday fun in Orlando. Bring your kids here and they’ll love you forever, you’ll also get to have plenty of fun for yourself with many of their amusement rides and attractions.
Universal Resort – Many of us love movies, many of us want to be in the movies, now you can have that ultimate movie experience during your holiday at Universal Orlando! This marvellous theme park resort is fully movie and TV based with experiences from huge blockbuster films such as Harry Potter and Jurassic Park. You can also hang out with the Minions from Despicable Me, if you haven’t had enough of them already.
Lake Eola Park – This is a calmer, cheaper and more down to earth Orlando day out if you need a break from the excitement and adventure of the big theme parks. This beautifully scenic Orlando public park makes for a wonderful and relaxing day out. Walk around and admire the views in the gorgeous warm Orlando weather, or hire a swan boat and float around the beautiful waters under the hot Florida sun.
Holidays in Orlando – Why Choose Orlando?
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Map of Orlando