Featured Hotels in Orlando
Acclaimed by many as the world's number 1 theme park and family holiday destination, Orlando in Florida attracts 60 million visitors a year with its unique mix of entertainment, shopping and dining options, as well as its gorgeous year-round weather. Its global fame as a centre for family fun is largely due to a single name -- Disney, and Walt Disney World -- and its wealth of similar legendary attractions are the reason it has become known as the Theme Park Capital of the World. However, beyond theme parks, Orlando holidays offer a host of other pleasure options worth exploring.
It's certainly true that for many people, the name Orlando conjures up one image above all others, and that is Walt Disney World -- despite the fact that it is not actually located in Orlando at all, but about 35 minutes south-west of the city centre. Still, most people stay in Orlando in order to visit Walt Disney World, which is in fact a complex of four theme parks and two water parks, plus a dining and shopping area, and various hotels and recreational activities. The largest of the four theme parks is Magic Kingdom, and if you only have a short time and are looking for vintage Disney, this is where you should start.
This is because Magic Kingdom is where you will find all the classics, like Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan and Big Thunder Mountain, as well as Cinderella Castle, the Haunted Mansion, and "it's a small world" -- and there are always new excitements being added, like the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. The other parks include Disney Hollywood Studios, celebrating the magic of Hollywood, and offering popular attractions like Star Wars and Toy Story Magic, and Disney Animal Kingdom, where you can come face to face with live animals, and enjoy shows like Festival of the Lion King. Epcot, the futuristic park, invites you to soar above the earth on Soarin', or journey to the depths of the sea with Nemo.
If all this magic is not enough for you, there is plenty more at a wide variety of other parks, such as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a wizard-themed area that spans two theme parks at the Universal Orlando Resort -- Islands of Adventure, and Universal Studios Florida. The two areas are connected by the Hogwarts Express, and between them they cover the whole enchanted Potter world, with some of Orlando's most exciting thrill rides, including the Flight of the Hippogrill and Dragon Challenge. Devotees can even queue up at Ollivander's Wand Shop to be personally chosen by one of the wands.
Something for Everyone
Whatever your interest, the incredible array of theme parks at Orlando will have something to offer you. There's Sea World, where you can soar over the park on the Kraken and Manta rollercoasters, or swim and snorkel with dolphins, stingrays and shoals of tropical fish, or Gatorland, a 100-acre theme park and wildlife preserve known as the Alligator Capital of the World, home to thousands of crocodiles and alligators, as well as a petting zoo and one of America's largest bird rookeries. The Holy Land Experience is an inspirational Bible-themed park, designed as an interactive replica of Jerusalem in biblical times.
Away from the theme parks, Disney's Boardwalk is a quarter-mile promenade between Epcot and Hollywood Studios, built around the pretty Crescent Lake and lined with 1920s-themed shops and restaurants. From here you can hop on one of the slow-moving canal boats that chug along between the resorts, or just relax at one of the many enchanting pools. At night the wooden walkway comes alive with a myriad street performers.
Wealth of Options
Although the theme parks are the main factor that keep Orlando's millions of visitors coming back year after year, there is plenty more to Orlando holidays, including more than 2,000 rivers, lakes and springs, for boating, swimming, fishing and waterskiing, or the 9 world-class malls for sensational shopping. In fact Orlando is a unique destination, where adults and children of all ages can enjoy once-in-a-lifetime adventures, encounters and experiences. Whatever brings you here, your holidays to Orlando will stay in your mind long after your return.
Disney Passes & Attractions
Disney Passes & Attractions
The Disney 7 Day Ultimate Ticket gives you unlimited admission to one or more of the following Disney Theme Parks for each day of the ticket:
- Magic Kingdom Park
- Disney's Hollywood Studios
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park*
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park*
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (valid only on event days; some events require an additional admission charge)
- Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course - tee time reservations are required and subject to availability.
- One round of mini golf each day of your Disney 7 Day Ultimate Ticket at either Disney's Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course or Disney’s Winter Summerland Mini Golf Course (round must start before 4.00pm)
The Disney 7 Day Ultimate Ticket is valid for 14 days from first use, so your 7 days do not need to be used over consecutive days. Tickets expire after 14 days and there are no refunds for any unused days.
* Please Note: The Disney Water Parks are subject to seasonal closure each year for maintenance and refurbishment. Only one of the water parks will be closed at any one time. This planned closure normally only occurs during the winter months.
Disney & Universal Combo Pass
With our Disney and Universal Combo Pass you can enjoy UNLIMITED admission to all that Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando® Resort have to offer. Enjoy complete freedom to come and go as you please and hop from park to park in the same day.USA / Orlando
DisneyWorld Florida - 14 Day Ultimate Ticket
Looking for the one ticket that allows you to experience all there is to see and do at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida along with all the flexibility and freedom you need to make your dream holiday come true? A ticket that is valid for 14 days and is also fantastic value? Then look no further than Disney’s Ultimate Ticket!USA / Orlando
DisneyWorld Florida - 7 Day Ultimate Ticket
Visiting Orlando for just a week? Purchase a Disney Disney 7-Day Ultimate Ticket and enjoy unlimited entrance to the 6 major Disney Parks. Ticket includes the Ability to hop from one Disney Park to another on the same day and use of Disney's Fast Pass system.