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Visit Orlando Scene Setter

By October 31, 2018 July 21st, 2022 No Comments

Located in the heart of Florida, Orlando attracts millions of fun-seekers every year, searching for the holiday of a lifetime. Chief among its many claims to fame is Walt Disney World Resort. Then there’s SeaWorld® Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort™ and a whole host of fantastic attractions, making it the Theme Park Capital of the World.

Downtown Orlando also offers amazing activities for everyone in your family. Discover picturesque tree-lined neighbourhoods, galleries, museums, tranquil gardens, fabulous cuisine, and independent boutique shopping. While the theme parks are unmissable, be sure to explore the gentler, more relaxing side of this wonderful city.


International Drive

Slap bang in the middle of Orlando’s top attractions such as Universal Orlando Resort™ and SeaWorld® Orlando, each day out will be exhilarating for all members of the family. When you’ve exhausted the theme parks and top-notch shopping malls, a world of cuisine and all manner of entertainment awaits.

Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando is the heart and soul of Central Florida. The Church Street District has an eclectic mix of world-class dining, professional sports, art, live entertainment, nightlife and is near the state-of-the art Amway Center – home to the Orlando Magic and the Orlando Solar Bears.

Fun, with a capital ‘O’!

In this vibrant, ever-changing destination, nothing ever gets in the way of the enjoyment. A must for families and thrillseekers of all ages, Orlando is home to legendary theme parks and an unparalleled mix of unique experiences. From the rush of the parks to the chilled out vibes of Downtown Orlando, Lake Buena Vista and beyond, this is the perfect spot for the young and young at heart.

Winter Park

A short drive north of downtown Orlando you can find Winter Park known as a picturesque, upscale area. Popular spots include Central Park and Park Avenue, where 10 tree-lined blocks of more than 140 shops offer everything from high-end footwear and designer lingerie to fine wines, alongside popular restaurants such as Boca Kitchen Bar & Market, Luma on Park and Prato.

Getting around

Hiring a car is the best way to explore Orlando. Alamo Rent A Car offers everything from little runarounds to a 7-seat minivan or that all-American Ford Mustang Convertible… go on, treat yourself! Take advantage of fully inclusive rates with ZERO excess and FREE one-way rentals within Florida – from £18 per day. If you don’t fancy driving, try The I-Ride Trolley Bus and the brightly coloured buses of the LYNX public transport company.

Dining delights

Cuisines from around the world can be found throughout Orlando. Whether you want the authenticity of hometown food or daring to try something new, there’s something for every taste bud. Try classic Vietnamese, authentic Korean and Asian-Latin-American fusion, famed chef food and unique restaurants across town. And of course, you’ll never be far from a great steakhouse!

ICON Orlando 360

Enjoy incredible attractions at ICON Orlando 360: ‘ICON Orlando’ – the tallest observation wheel on the east coast of the U.S with views all the way to Cape Canaveral; unparalleled celebrity wax attraction Madame Tussauds Orlando;  the all new Orlando StarFlyer – the world’s tallest swing ride, plus much more.
One attraction price from: Adult: £18
Child: £14 (age 3-12)

Where to go and what to see in Orlando

Spend your days racing from ride to rollercoaster and experience pulse racing, dare devil attractions, then at night relax with a well-deserved drink at any of the many restaurants and themed entertainment along Internati onal Drive. When it comes to filling your days in Orlando, there’s no shortage of things to do!

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is where rockets launch and inspiration begins at Florida’s gateway to space. Unforgettable experiences include Space Shuttle Atlantis℠, featuring Shuttle Launch Experience®; the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center; and Astronaut Encounters.
Prices from: Adult £32
Child £17 (age 3–11)

Shop ‘til you drop

If it’s retail therapy you are after then southwest Orlando’s tourism district is the place for you. The stylish and sophisticated Mall at Millenia offers everything from the latest Apple gadgets to international high-end retailers such as Gucci, Prada, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier.  The mall features diverse dining options of Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory and much, much more.

Don’t miss these top experiences!

Swamp Tour

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides at Southport Park offers a swamp ride that takes you back in time. Take a rider through Florida wetlands at speeds of up to 50 mph for a look at native wildlife.


Home to thousands of reptiles – see alligators in their natural habitat, ride the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line or try the Trainer-for-a-Day programme, including time spent feeding baby alligators.

Catch a game

See Orlando Magic NBA basketball team at the Amway Center or check out the brand new soccer stadium in Downtown Orlando, home to the Orlando City Lions soccer team.


Turn your life upside down and let your imagination run wild at WonderWorks on International Drive. With over 100 interactive exhibits to challenge your mind and spark your imagination.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment®

The wind in your hair, the sound of animals all around, the scent of adventure in the air… you plunge, you plummet, you splash, you scream. You are now at the heart of all the action at SeaWorld®, Aquatica® and Busch Gardens®. Lose yourself on incredible wildlife-inspired thrill rides, enjoy a once in-a-lifetime animal encounter or choose to simply float the day away.


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New for 2018

Infinity Falls at SeaWorld
Hop onboard for a rapid ride of your life! Journey down the lost jungle river and discover twists at every turn… plus there’s a 40-foot drop! Wooooooop!!

Ray Rush at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark
This fully loaded family adventure offers three ways to slide: imagine water jets, a water sphere, giant manta wings and you’re there!

Opening 2019

Tigris at Busch Gardens
Prepare to be catapulted through looping twists, daring drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and a thrilling inverted heartline roll – all at more than 60 miles per hour, on this coaster inspired by the awe-inspiring Tiger.

KareKare Curl at Aquatica
Holding two passengers per raft, this splashtastic slide will deliver a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure.

The 3 for 2 Ticket

Book the 3 for 2 Ticket and experience 14 days access to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens PLUS free unlimited parking.

Prices from: Adult £106, Child £102 (age 3-9)

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Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

Imagine six fantastic Disney Parks, two exciting nighttime entertainment districts and a state-of-the-art sports complex. Now add in countless opportuniti es for dining, shopping and recreati on and it’s easy to see why Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is one of the most magical destinations in the world. With Disney FastPass+ service and Memory Maker* included with Disney’s Ultimate Tickets you can really maximise your magic making your Walt Disney World holiday as simple as it is fun!


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New for 2018

Toy Story Land – NOW OPEN!
Play big in a brand-new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Coming late autumn 2019:

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Live your adventure in a Galaxy far, far away!

SIX parks in one ticket
Disney’s Ultimate Ticket

Come and go as you please to all SIX parks at one incredible price, plus Memory Maker* is included with every 2019 adult ticket!*
Disney Resort Hotel guests get a 14-Day ticket for the price of a 7-day ticket^

Adults from: £412pp. Child from: £407pp

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Universal Orlando Resort™

Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida™. Journey through legendary worlds of incredible heroes at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. Enjoy the thrills and relaxation of a tropical paradise like no other at Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park. With three amazing theme parks, spectacular hotels offering a range of accommodations, and the dining and entertainment of Universal CityWalk™, it’s days and nights of endless fun for every member of the family. Holiday beyond anything you’ve experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort.


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Universal’s Volcano Bay™

Live the carefree island life at Universal’s Volcano Bay™, a water theme park where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. Here, the TapuTapu™ wearable lets you hold your place in the park’s Virtual Line™ and reveal wondrous surprises with just a wave of your wrist. It’s a tropical paradise just steps away from everything Universal Orlando Resort™ has to offer.

Get the 3 parks for the price of 2!**

With the 3 Park Explorer Ticket you’ll receive admission to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ theme parks, Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park plus access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™ for up to 14 consecutive days.

Prices from: Adult £254, Child £245 (age 3–9)

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Where to stay?

Start planning your dream holiday to Orlando now… we’ve so many hotels to choose from… click below to start searching

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Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort

Rosen Shingle Creek

Sheraton Vistana Villages

^For bookings over five nights or more, made until 31 Dec 2019, for arrivals until 31 Dec 2019. Disney Resort Hotel and Tickets must be purchased at the same time. *See here for full Disney terms and conditions. **Valid up to and including 31 Dec 2019. The Universal Orlando™ 3 Park Explorer Ticket entitles one (1) guest admission to Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park, and select live entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk™ (“CityWalk”) on all days during a fourteen (14) consecutive calendar day period which includes the first day any portion of the ticket is used. To receive the full fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days of admission, the ticket must be used by the first use date printed on the ticket.  The ticket will expire in full on the expiration date printed on ticket. Unused days shall be forfeited. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18). The above Admission Media is non-refundable, non-transferable, and must be used by the same person on all days. Valid only during normal operating hours. Parks, attractions, or entertainment may: close due to refurbishing, capacity, weather or special events; change operating hours; and otherwise change or be discontinued without notice and without liability to the owners of Universal Orlando Resort™ (“Universal”). The above Admission Media specifically excludes admission to separately ticketed events at any of the Universal theme parks or within any of the CityWalk™ venues. Some CityWalk™ venues require ages 21 or older for admission. Does not include admission to AMC® Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX®, the Blue Man Group show or Hollywood Drive-In Golf™. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise stated, parking is not included and there are no discounts on food or merchandise. Valid Photo ID required.