Our inside guide to Walt Disney World
Magic awaits you in the heart Orlando, within Walt Disney World. Take a look at our guide for the best tricks and tips, to make the most of playing days and where to stay amongst all the excitement.
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Soak up the sunny days in Orlando’s energetic atmosphere. World-famous for its variety of epic theme parks and fun-filled resorts, this city is a whirlwind of entertainment. With daily flights from London to Orlando, planning your trip to the land where dreams come true, has never been easier. Enjoy great value savings on our package holidays, when you book flights and hotels, or flights and car hire together.
Making your way from park to park is easy in Orlando. Most resort hotels offer shuttle services for Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort™. For other hot spots, you can use the I-Ride Trolley around town, where you can see the sights of International Drive, jump off at shopping outlets or head to a water park. Single adult fares cost $2 and children’s tickets are just $1. Be savvy and buy a multi-ride pass to save more of your dollars.
Fly high in the sky on your Orlando holidays, on riveting rollercoasters in the theme park capital of the world. Splash through Universal’s Volcano Bay™, or slide down the Summit Plummet at Disney’s Blizzard Beach™. Visit Universal’s Island of Adventure™, and wander through The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™. For a dramatic ride of twists and turns, soar through the air on The Incredible Hulk Coaster®.
Experience more of Orlando with a trip to Gatorland, where you can see professionals train some snappy crocs. Venture to the Kennedy Space Centre and be fascinated about everything out of this world. Take a walk on the wild side at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, see exotic creatures on safari or explore The World of Avatar.
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Stay at any on-site hotel and you’ll enjoy exclusive theme park benefits like Early Park Admission† to Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park, so you can make the most of your time on holiday.
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Walt Disney World Resort
Book your 2019 Walt Disney World holiday early to take advantage of Free Disney Dining - with meals and drinks included throughout your stay when you book five nights or more at a Disney Resort Hotel.
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Orlando Florida villas
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Choose the perfect accommodation for your Orlando holiday, with our carefully selected hotels, resort stays and villas, hand-picked for a memorable time away.
Variety is the spice of life in Orlando. We understand too much choice can make trip planning difficult. That’s why we’ve created a budget planner, to make your holiday planning easier. Check out our budget, mid-range and luxury options – see where your money will take you. From where to stay, dining, to activities, we’ve got a selection to suit you.
Explore everything on International Drive from the nearby Wyndham Orlando. Hop on the I-trolley to reach Universal parks just five minutes away, or stay close for foodie extravaganzas and lively bars. Unwind by the shimmering pools after big days out, or enjoy a sweet treat in its on-site ice-cream parlour.Book a stay
Make a move to Cuba Libre, for tasty Cuban and Mexican bites on International Drive. Enjoy chip and dip from $7, empanadas from $11.5 or delicious chicken dishes at $21. Stop by for Happy Hour between 5pm-7pm, where sangria is $4 and cocktails start from $5. If you’re looking for late night fun, enjoy the salsa dancing and Latin music from 10pm-2am on Fridays.
Hit up Pirate’s Cove Adventure mini golf on International Drive, for under $20 per person. Play 18-holes through a tropical landscape of waterfalls, sunken ships and pirate chambers. For extra fun in the sun with your family, grab your patch and parrot, as you putt on the pirate-themed course.
Unwind at Sheraton Vistana Villages, to enjoy several swimming pools and whirlpools. Join in with the abundance of activities on offer, from volleyball to video gaming. You should also, make the most of the free shuttles to the parks, with Walt Disney World just around the corner.Book a stay
On a day out in Disney’s Magical Kingdom, choose the Be Our Guest restaurant. Decorated in the style of Beauty and the Beast, tuck into croissant doughnuts in the morning here for $25. Enjoy a Croque Monsieur for $13.99 come the afternoon, or dine on a lobster bisque starter at $11 and a main steak at $36 in the evening. Plenty of children’s meals are available too.
Find a world of fun at Wonderworks on International Drive. An interactive brick work warehouse, full of enthralling creative activities. Try a turn at the glow-in-the-dark ropes course, catch a show in the 4D Theatre and explore each of the six wonder zones. Tickets are under $30 for adults and kids.
Soak up the lavish features of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Boasting a championship golf course, a selection of six restaurants and an opulent cabana pool – enjoy luxury at this family-friendly hotel. With its idyllic location, your stay is made easy with complimentary transport to the nearby Disney parks.Book a stay
Dine at Vito’s Chop House for tantalising meat and seafood dishes. Take on the seafood tower, serving up to six people, with a price tag of $160. Slurp down tasty oysters from $16, or enjoy swordfish at $28. A 20 oz T-bone steak is $37, whilst a 20 oz filet mignon is $72. Whichever dish you pick, savour every melting mouthful.
Have you even been to Orlando unless you go to the theme parks? Book tickets before you arrive for offers and best deal prices. Universal tickets start from $67 a day – take a look at the multi-pass options and single-day passes, to see which suits you better. Disney tickets vary, from a value single day Magic Kingdom ticket at $101, to 21-day park to park passes over $500.Find out more
It is a truth universally acknowledged that... three theme parks are better than one. That five (soon to be six) on-site hotels with dining and entertainment on their doorstop (but a blissful night’s sleep) make Universal Orlando Resort™ the best choice for blockbuster-sized portions of fun. Our inside guide tells you everything you need to know.
Our guide of where to stay in Orlando, highlights hotels to suit your unique holiday needs. Whether you are looking for family-friendly hotel in the centre of it all, a luxurious sanctuary, or a resort with the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure – discover it with us.
With its collection of almighty theme parks, you’ll want to experience as many as you can. Amongst all the excitement of this adrenaline fuelled destination, our guide to holidays in Orlando will have you experiencing the best of it in no time.
Take your holiday to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort™. Explore Universal’s three extraordinary theme parks – Universal Studios Florida™, Universal's Islands of Adventure™, and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park. Take a look at the wonderful choice of on-site hotels, restaurants and more. Universal provides endless fun, day and night, for every member of the family. Experience the gateway to the abundance of world famous Orlando theme parks and water parks. On International Drive, discover its thrilling escape rooms, the Chocolate Kingdom, the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, outlet shopping, a gigantic variety of eateries, boozy bars and sensational hotels. Hop on the I-Ride Trolley to get about town with ease and reach even more parks.
Find your way around Kissimmee. Take an airboat ride and skim across the waters, looking out for tropical birds, turtles and alligators. Explore the Old Town, where weekends are packed with classic cars. Tee off at one of Kissimmee’s golf courses, or fly high in a hot-air balloon ride, all just a short ride away from the best theme parks of Orlando. In the location of everything Walt Disney World, the island retreats of Lake Buena Vista are an Orlando oasis. Enjoy its combination of beautiful greenery and glossy golf courses, close to the adventure and thrills of Orlando’s major theme parks. Choose to stay in fabulous resorts, in an area close to all the magic.
Read our guide top 10 things to do in Orlando to know where to go.
Immerse yourself in the best of this exhilarating city. With its variety of theme parks, water parks, nature parks, wildlife, activities, shopping and shows – this capital is bursting with things to do.
Choose your home away from home. With such a great choice of areas to stay in, Orlando offers something for everyone. If you’re looking to be in the centre of all the theme park wonders, a theme park hotel around leafy Lake Buena Vista is the way to go. Enjoy staying just a stone’s throw away from the action, with just a short walk to some parks, or a quick ride away on a complimentary shuttle. Both Disney and Universal have a selection of theme park hotels you can stay in.
International Drive is a fantastic option for a tidy budget. The neighbourhood is thriving with eateries, things to do and a brilliant range of hotels. Whether you’re on a budget or ready to splurge, you can find a stay to satisfy. Explore the sights of I-Drive and make use of the I-Ride Trolley, which makes stops at many of the main theme parks. Just to the south is Kissimmee, with family-friendly villas just outside the hustle and bustle of the main the theme parks. Choose a holiday villa for your break away, giving you the freedom to come and go as you please, with a more leisurely approach to your trip. Pick up groceries in Kissimmee for cooking nights in or grab dinner together in town.
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Orlando multi-city holidays
Hit up all of the Orlando hot spots, then when you’re ready, why not explore more of the sunshine state? Choose from our available car hire options and plan a road trip to see the best of Florida. Take a look at our other city stops and stay in our other Florida hotels to add more fun to your big trip. Stay in Orlando for seven nights, then spend a night or two in Tampa, the Florida Keys and Miami on a journey around the whole state – the choice is yours.Customise your trip
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