Flights to Orlando: need to know
Cheap airline tickets to Orlando
Got your eye on a Florida vacation? There are at least a dozen airlines flying non-stop to Orlando all year round. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a hub for AirTran Airways, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue but most all other major American airlines touch down here.
When to book the cheapest flights to Orlando
Book a flight to Orlando at least 3-4 months before you want to go. Prices tend to rise the closer you get to your departure date. The summer months are the most popular which is why flight prices tend to be more expensive during these months. Avoid Spring Break when the theme parks are overcrowded with families.Peak season: Summer, June to September.Low season: Theme parks are noticeably quieter September-November and early February to May.
A non-stop flight to Orlando from New York takes 3 hours.
Experience Orlando: sights, tours and activities
The worlds of Disney and Universal pull you in and it’s easy to get caught up in it all, forgetting that there’s more to explore than just these parks during your vacation in Orlando. Save at least a couple days for exploring the more gentler sides of Orlando, the city’s parks and gardens are a welcome escape from the adrenaline-pumping parks.
Essentials in Orlando
Walt Disney World: Lake Buena Vista is where your childhood dreams will come true. Walt Disney World is a theme park of epic proportions with four parks. Magic Kingdom brings stories to life like Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and don’t miss the lions, tigers and bears in the Animal Kingdom.
Universal Orlando: Disney’s top competitor, the top ride of late seems to be the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with some cool rides and a simulator. Wander through Harry’s favorite shops, enjoy a pint of butter beer and even choose your very own wand!
Gatorland: Super retro but still good fun, Gatorland is a small kitschy park that all about alligators and crocodiles. There are few other places in the country where you can watch gator wrestling and feed them hot dogs. Just watch your fingers!
Visit www.visitorlando.com for more info.
Hotels and accommodation in Orlando
There’s a hotel on practically every corner in Orlando and it’s easy enough to find one to suit your needs and budget while you’re on vacation in Orlando. Hotels too fill up though, so book your rooms at the same times as you book your flight tickets to Orlando so you don’t miss out.