A city in central Florida, Orlando is most famous for it’s theme parks. Well there are over a dozen of them! What people fail to grasp about this fantastic family destination is the extravagance of these fun factories. Every detail is thought out and tested, re-tested and experienced and then improved some more. The level of service is second only to cruise ships and the entertainment is their life and soul.
If you choose to stay independently of the theme park resorts, you can use your accommodation as a base. Then simply cherry pick how many of the parks you want to go to and you get to enjoy more of the “real” American culture away from the “Happiest Place on Earth”.
Don’t let the theme parks trick you into thinking a holiday to Orlando is just for kids and families, the best time to come could be as an adult but before you have kids. Couples and groups can make the most of the thrills and spills without tiring out little legs with the walking or having to avoid the midday sun. Not to mention you can keep going past sundown to enjoy the nighttime shows and parades! Plus why not combine a stay in the adrenaline fuelled parks before catching a cruise out of Fort Lauderdale or Miami, sailing to the ultra-chilled Caribbean?
Walt Disney World®
Chief of the theme parks has to be Walt Disney World, made up of the parks Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Each has its own cast, theme and extraordinary rides, parades, experiences and food. Whatever level of holiday you want to enjoy here you’re catered for. From the value resorts such as Pop Animation up to the ultra-luxurious Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
Universal Orlando® Resort
The large and well known theme park is exclusively owned by NBC and its affiliates. The theme park features movie themed rides and shows and like it’s Disney neighbour, it also has resort hotels and restaurants to suit all budgets. You can take your family holiday to the next level here, immersing yourselves in the next big blockbuster.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort
A must for any Harry Potter aficionado, the Wizarding World immerses you not only into the world brought to life in the movies but with intricate details that even the most die hard Harry Potter book fan will appreciate. One of the highlights has to be the Hogwarts Express train ride between the two parts of the park – so much more than can be imagined.
That’s not all
SeaWorld® Orlando – with marine life shows, thrill rides and aquariums.
Fun Spot America Theme Parks – huge attraction rides, bumper cars and kiddie rides too.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – all ages attraction with a beach style swimming area, gentle waves and high swells – watch out for the Tsunami!
Discovery Cove Orlando – a water park with dolphin encounters, snorkel with rays and feed the birds.
And many more….
When to go
The best time to visit Orlando is January to April. That’s the time of year you’ll find the most pleasant weather. Summertime is the worst season to plan a trip to the area — that’s when hotels take advantage of the school break to drive prices up.
Whether you’re looking for fun-filled family holiday to Orlando, a couple looking to blow off steam or looking for cruise and stay break in the sunshine state, Strawberry Holidays can help. We’ll ensure you enjoy exceptional service and exclusive offers from the top tour operators for Orlando.