Tips To Make The Most Of Orlando On A Family Holiday

Orlando is one of the most memorable family holidays you will ever have, even when you are back home you will reminisce about your time in Orlando for weeks, months, or even years after visiting. This is a great place to stay if you have a younger or older family there is plenty to do and enjoy for everyone.

The theme parks alone will keep you busy throughout your time in Orlando; Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld to name just a few, then there are the shopping malls and outlets where you can shop all day and find some great designer bargains. Additionally, there are also fantastic restaurants and diners which cater for all of the family, plus if you can squeeze time into your itinerary then there are the fabulous nearby beaches in Florida.

Here are some top tips to help you plan your perfect Orlando holiday for the whole family and so you can make the most of your time:

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Before you start, plan which theme parks you would like to visit and allow between 1-2 days (at least) for each park – unless you are lucky enough to go for a month you probably Won’t be able to fit all the parks and attractions in. As a general rule younger kids will love Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom and SeaWorld while the parents and older kids will enjoy Universal Studios and Kennedy Space Center. Downtown Disney is a great place for all of the family to be entertained and dine in the evenings.

Use your FastPass+ at Disney, Disney parks offer passes which gives you year allocated timeslot throughout the day so you can bypass the queue for that particular attraction/ride. To save valuable time pinpoint the rides you most wish to experience and obtain your FastPass in the mornings.

Park maps and show times, trusts yourself with the parks layout and its show times, so you can schedule these into your day. Most people navigate their way through the parks clockwise – so to avoid the wisdom of the many-gb anticlockwise!
Dine with Mickey! If you would like to dine with Mickey, Minnie or one of your other favourite Disney characters then book this experience as early as possible as they are a very popular treat and get booked up months in advance!

Take sunscreen and waterproofs; Orlando is well known for its lovely warm to hot temperatures so pack your sunhat / sunscreen etc but it is also common to have a heavy down for now and then so pack a Light weight waterproof, you won’t contrition it.
If it’s too hot stay out of the parks; If the heat is getting a bit too much for the little ones then remember the parks are open until after (dependent on season) so you could stay away from the parks in the midday sun and also when they are at their busiest and then return when it’s a bit cooler and usually a bit quieter after on in the day.

The hotel is in a great location, close to the train station and the train station! A ‘must pack’ is a pair of comfy shoes. I would also suggest packing kidneys for the toddlers so they won’t be able to run off into the wisdom of many. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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