Popular Family Holiday Destinations - Orlando
Orlando is an unforgettable holiday destination – especially for children. A magical world of theme parks, Florida sunshine and childhood heroes, it’s unsurprising that it’s a hugely popular destination for adults and children alike.
Organising an Orlando holiday can seem like an overwhelming experience – as well as choosing the hotel, flights, car hire and insurance, there’s a choice of theme-park tickets, attractions which need to be booked before you go and over-excited children to calm! Here, take a look at some of our best-loved Orlando hotels – all of which are perfect for a family holiday to Orlando.
When it comes to choosing which attractions you plan on visiting, you should consider the age of your children, the length of your stay and the time of year into account. Whilst Orlando is a hugely exciting place, you should always plan in a few days of down-time; otherwise the kids will be exhausted after just a few days away. The main attractions within Orlando include DisneyWorld, Universal Orlando® Resort, SeaWorld and Wet’n’Wild® – but there are also museums, evening shows and outdoor activities. It’s a good idea to sit down as a family before you leave and discuss what you’d most like to visit – creating a plan that everyone agrees to will make the trip much less stressful – and will ensure the kids get up in the mornings whilst you’re away!
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DisneyWorld is a collection of six different theme parks, each of which has a different theme. Whilst there are a selection of rides, attractions and shows at each, some are more targeted to small children than others – so you may not want to visit all of the parks.
Universal Orlando ® Resort
Experience the fun of two amazing theme parks – Universal Studios Florida® and Universal‘s Islands of Adventure® – the unique dining and entertainment of Universal CityWalk®, plus much more. It‘s an entire universe of action, thrills, and excitement for every member of the family. Holiday Like You Mean It at Universal Orlando® Resort.
A great place to see marine life and animals close up, SeaWorld is a huge attraction for children. As well as large pools filled with dolphins, rays and rock-pool creatures, there are amazing shows involving killer whales and their trainers as well as seals, sea lions and other animals. There are also rides, simulators and play areas for kids of all ages.
Wet'n Wild® Orlando waterpark
Thrills are for sharing! Only Wet ‘n Wild® Orlando gives you more themed, multi-person thrill rides than any other waterpark around. Signature hits like Disco H20™, Brain WashTM and The Flyer. Experience Blastaway Beach™, the largest family water play area in Florida. Now open, the all-new Aqua Drag Racer™, the tallest and fastest ride of its kind in Florida. Feel the fun, and Share the Rush at Wet ‘n Wild, located just minutes away!
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For more information on Orlando, take a look at our Orlando holiday guide.
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