A world of wonder in Orlando
Whether you have a little girl dreaming of being a Disney Princess, or a little boy wanting to meet Buzz Lightyear, a family holiday to Orlando is surely the stuff of dreams. Despite all that, you don’t have to be a child to enjoy everything this fun-packed part of the world has to offer, and it’s not all about Mickey Mouse and pals either!
Orlando is one of those places that everyone says is ‘once in a lifetime’, but once they’ve been they often find themselves booking to go back again. Why? Well, a) because it’s fantastic, but also b) because there’s so much to see and do that’s impossible to see it all during one break, and what you do see, you don’t get to fully appreciate it in its entirety!
The downside of all this is the cost, because flying to America, even without factoring the costs of a holiday to Orlando, is pricey enough, so it’s worthwhile trying to find the cheapest flight possible, as well as throwing in a few extras to reduce costs further. How you get to the airport is an area you can look to save money on, because if there are many of you, you are going to have to pay per person for train and coaches, whereas you only pay per car when you’re driving yourself and parking up at the airport, using a company like ParkBCP for great deals.
No matter where you choose to fly from, you’re sure to find a service to suit your needs. I regularly book Gatwick parking North Terminal and I’ve always found the service to be second to none, and the price to be low too!
If you can cut costs here and there, using suggestions like the one I made above, then you will have more scope to enjoy your Orlando holiday, because no matter how you spin it, everything costs these days, and to really experience Orlando to the full, you’ll need cash in your pocket.
You don’t have to do the theme parks, but of course they do have to be considered in a big way! Disney World offers a universe full of entertainment, but you also have Universal Studios, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure. SeaWorld will always be a hugely popular one, along with Busch Gardens, a little further out in Tampa, and the water-based fun of Aquatica. My personal favourite is Discovery Cove, where you have the chance to swim with dolphins, truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Aside from all that, you can visit Boggy Creek and fly down the Everglades on an air-boat, possibly spotting an alligator as you go, visit a stunning nearby beach, such as the amazing Clearwater Beach, shop til you drop in the outlets, eat until you can stuff yourself no more, be mind-boggled at Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and explore the many crazy golf and entertainment options of International Drive.
One thing’s for sure, you’ll never be bored!