Florida - Orlando Travel Information
Florida, Americas southernmost State
is one great holiday playground packed with exciting attractions for
people of all ages.
Think of glorious sunshine: think of Florida,
the Sunshine State is all set for year-round enjoyment. Imagine hundreds
of miles of beaches, all your favourite watersports and wonderful golf
Citrus groves and lakes surround the magical expericeces of Walt
Disney World where kids of all ages relive childhood fantasies in the
Leave the rockets of Tomorrowland to see a
real-life launch-pad at nearby Kennedy Space Centre.
sandy, beautifully groomed beaches of the Gulf of Mexico offer a relaxed
and sophisticated lifestyle.
Browse elegant boutiques in Sarasota
and Naples. Golf and tennis lovers are spoiled for choice on the islands
of Sanibel and Captiva.
Skim the Everglades on an airboat or sail
through the Florida Keys. Feast on southern specialities like grouper
and key lime pie. After dark, enjoy dazzling entertainment in elegant
resort hotels, or the exotic rhythms of Cuban nightclubs in Miami's
From Daytona Beach to Key West, Florida is yours to
Florida - Orlando Travel Information
Orlando is an essential part of any Florida holiday, simple as that. The
only problem you'll have is organising your time because, no matter how
long you stay, we guarantee you won't manage to visit every attraction
you want to. A bit of prior planning goes a long way, so get some kind
of rough itinerary together, after all, the anticipation is all part of
Within Orlando there are five broad areas to
stay. You can stay within the Walt Disney World Resort area in one of
the Disney hotels. The other areas are Kissimmee, International Drive,
Universal Orlando Resort and Lake Buena Vista where there is a full
selection of hotels and suites to stay.
Wherever you decide to
stay in Orlando, it's the multiple state-of-the-art attractions of this
amazing place that will bring constant amusement to the whole family,
day and night.
Orlando is the perfect holiday destination for
people aged between 2 to 92! It boasts the largest collection of theme
parks in the world - with something to suit all tastes.
Plenty to see and do!
Thrill rides, characters galore, water
parks and rides themed to your favourite movies means there is never a
Where to Stay
There are four main areas that make up Orlando -
Disney World Resort
Includes some of the most sophisticated,
convenient and fun places to stay with resort hotels sprinkled around
all the main attractions. All Walt Disney World Resort hotels offer free
transportation to all the Disney attractions as well as offering their
guests special perks. If you'd rather be closer to Disney attractions,
then these hotels will take some beating. Remember, Disney entrance
tickets for the duration of your stay are automatically included in the
price you pay when staying at official Disney hotels.
Lake Buena Vista
This area is also handy for the Disney
parks with excellent shopping and leisure facilities and with most
hotels offering free transportation. Its proximity to interstate 4 makes
it also convenient for the whole of Orlando.
Lies midway between downtown Orlando and
Walt Disney World therefore its in a very central location. Its a well
developed tourist area with great shopping, restaurants and
entertainment. The area represents generally good value for money and
you can actually walk quite a distance along the pavement, a rarity in
America. For those who prefer not to, a shuttle bus service runs up and
down International Drive.
you'll find a 12 mile strip of hotels, restaurants and shops, probably
represents best value for those on a budget. Its also handy or access to
Walt Disney World Resorts and attractions. But you'll certainly need a
There are now no less than eight major theme parks, all of
which take at least a day to do, and some even two. So your talking at
least 11 days of adventure if this is your first time! Add a host of
night time attractions and you start to get an idea of the awesome scale
of entertainment on offer. Comfortable walking shoes are highly
Walt Disney World
Where it all started in
1971 with the opening of -
The Magic Kingdom. Now consisting of four
distinct theme parks, 20 speciality hotels, three water fun parks, a
sports complex, five 18 hole golf courses plus a huge Downtown Disney
shopping and entertainment complex, the whole area covers 47 square
miles, almost 31'000 acres.
The Magic Kingdom is essential Disney including the
fantasy of its animated films, adventures of the Wild West and African
Jungles, plus the excitement of thrilling rides like Space Mountain.
Epcot is Disney's idea of the future combined with a journey around
our planet in World Showcase. Its both educational and adventurous,
possessing some memorable rides.
In Disney MGM Studios you can
ride the movies and have some close encounters with Indiana Jones, Star
Wars, Tower of Terror and see how films are really made.
Go on the Star Wars ride
The Animal Kingdom park is a 100 acre
safari savannah that contrasts realistic animal habitats, captivating
shows and thrilling rides.
Typhoon Lagoon has to be the world's
largest man-made lagoon where you can spend a lazy day splashing down
water slides and learning to surf.
The Blizzard Water Park is the
big brother of water parks with a massive spread of rides and slides in
a 'snowy' environment.
Watch world class tennis, baseball,
athletics and more at Disney's Wide World of Sports.
Disney includes Pleasure Island, Marketplace and the new West Side where
you can enjoy themed restaurants, a cinema complex and a choice of eight
Orlando is the newest resort development that rivals Disney with a
choice of two theme parks, an entertainment district, water park and
series of stunning speciality hotels.
Universal Studios Florida features state of the
art simulator ride Back to the Future, mind-boggling Terminator 2, Jaws,
Kongfrontation, the Twister experience, Earthquake, Woody Woodpecker's
Kid Zone and the Men in Black ride.
Universal's Islands of
Adventure is a superb blend of family attractions and thrilling rides,
using some of the most technically advanced hardware in the world.
More information -
Universal Orlando Resort
SeaWorld is not just another
dolphin show. See the creatures of the deep close up, with killer whales
being the main attraction plus serious thrill rides like Journey to
Atlantis and Kraken.
SeaWolds sister park, Discovery Cove offers the chance
to swim with the dolphins.
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