Make the most of Orlando

Discovery Cove , SeaWorld Parks , Universal Orlando , Walt Disney World Resort , Helpful Hints , Orlando Airport , Travel Advice
Make the most of Orlando
Going to Orlando is one of the most amazing and memorable experiences you will ever have. However, we know that due to the vast amount that this state has to offer, it can also be quite overwhelming...especially for a first timer. To make everything much more manageable we have put together some of our expert top tips, to help you before you go, as soon as you arrive and whilst you’re out there.
Before you go…
 
Check out our latest offers– Our top offers change throughout the year so make sure you benefit from getting the best combination of tickets at the best possible price.  The easiest way to be the first to know is to sign up to our newsletter or ‘like’ us on Facebook.
 
Add a Kids Eat Free Card – This is one of the best ways to save on food costs if you are travelling to Orlando with kids.  You can use the card in over 130 restaurants throughout Orlando which means you are never far away from somewhere to get food.  You can even get this card FREE for all of your kids if you spend over £450 on tickets with Orlando Ticket Deals.
 
 
 
Plan your days – There is so much to do and always so little time no matter how long you visit Orlando for.  Therefore plan what you want to do every day before you go so you are not overwhelmed or disappointed.
 
If you are going to Walt Disney World we recommend using My Disney Experience as this will allow you to manage your plans and change them on the go in the parks with the new My Disney Experience App. 
 
 
 
 
Now you’ve arrived…
 
 If you are hiring a car –.  A top tip to speed things up as soon as you arrive is to send the main driver to the car hire desk while everyone else collects the luggage! If you are the car driver don’t forget to take both the paper counterpart license and your photo license with you.
 
 If you are not hiring a car – You will need transport from the airport to your hotel. We recommend that you try Mears which has the most comprehensive service. 
 
Getting around Orlando
Don’t underestimate the sheer size of Orlando and the thought that you might have to give to getting around the sunshine state.  Luckily there are lots of options which allows you to choose the one that is just right for you. 
 
 
 
If you are staying onsite…
If you have booked to stay onsite at one of the infamous theme parks then you will receive free transportation around the resort and its theme parks.  However, you will need to find different transport which will get you to other parks and the rest of Florida. 
 
What’s included in onsite resort transport:
 
Walt Disney World Resort - You will receive free Disney transport between Disney parks and to and from Orlando International airport. 
 
Sea World Partners – When staying at a SeaWorld partner hotel you can enjoy free transportation to SeaWorld Orlando, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and Wet N’ Wild. 
 
Universal Orlando Resort – Receive transport between the Universal parks and hotels via shuttle bus or water taxi, all free of charge.
 
If you have a ticket that includes Busch Gardens you can board the ‘Busch Gardens Shuttle Express’ free of charge.  The shuttle will depart from SeaWorld and other locations in Kissimmee and International Drive.  When you get to Orlando just make sure you pre-book this service on 1-800-221-1339.
 
 
Doing your own thing…
Car hire - This is a great way to get around Orlando and will truly give your party their independence especially if you are staying there for longer than a week.  Be aware though that the parking in Orlando costs and it is not necessarily the cheapest transport option. 
 
Bus it – Although quite slow the Lynx bus system is the cheapest way to get around and all buses travel to the major parks and attractions as well as the local shopping malls.
 
Check out the LYNX bus maps and schedules to plan your journey. 
 
 
 
Taxi – Getting a Taxi is a great option for a few journeys when you are in Orlando especially if you are trying to get somewhere that the buses don’t cover.  Bear in mind though that if you rely on taxis throughout your Florida trip it will likely cost you a small fortune.  We recommend that you use a combination of buses and taxis to get you around. 
 
If you are looking for a taxi service to use why not have a look at Mears.  You can even get an online quote estimate for the cost of your journey which will allow you to budget before you go 
 
 
 
In the parks…
 
 
 
Eat a BIG breakfast - Having a big breakfast before you get to parks can really improve your day!  It will give you more energy and keep you and your kids (if you are travelling with any) going for longer which, means you should last right through to lunch without spending extra money on mid-morning snacks
 
Don’t follow the crowd - Do your research on the parks before you go and work out the normal flow of the crowds for your desired park, as the majority of people will head in one direction.  Be smart and make sure you do the reverse.  This means that most people will finish their day on the rides you ingeniously started on and you should find you have less waiting time.  
 
Buy drinks at the local supermarket– The cost of buying drinks in the parks is much higher than that outside.  We recommend you buy bottles of water at a local supermarket and top them up at the water fountains around the parks.  This is a guaranteed way to save you time and money! 
 
Plan rest days - Allow your body time to rest and recharge its batteries so that you are fit and ready to face the more demanding days that Orlando has to offer.  There are loads of more relaxing activities for you to get involved in such as Discovery Cove. Here you can choose to have a swimming adventure with Dolphins or simply enjoy being in a paradise of rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, tropical reefs, winding rivers, a resort-style pool complete with waterfalls, and white-sand beaches.  
 
Don’t try and do everything – Don’t jump in too fast and rush around the huge parks.  Instead take your time and enjoy the experience as if you try to conquer everything too quickly you will get tired, irritable and will hold yourself back from having the best possible time.  And remember there is always next time…
 
 
For more information about booking your Orlando tickets visit Orlando Ticket Deals to see our great range of prices for all the top Orlando theme parks and attractions including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Parks and many more Orlando experiences. 
Discovery Cove , SeaWorld Parks , Universal Orlando , Walt Disney World Resort , Helpful Hints , Orlando Airport , Travel Advice

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