The number one ranked vacation spot in the United States for families is Orlando, Florida is home to the famous Walt Disney World. This is not to mention the plethora of activities on Orlando’s strip, Universal Studios Theme Park, a magnitude of resorts and the availability of driving to either the Atlantic or Gulf coast line in just two to three hours.
Disney World opened in 1971 with just one theme park. It has expanded over time to create the Disney World we know today. Areas include Epcot Center, Magical Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studios, Downtown Disney, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Each area offers unique and fun activities with Disney characters walking the park to bring a smile to both young and old alike. Make sure to wear your swimming suits to fully enjoy Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
Walt Disney World in Florida’s website provides the information necessary to plan an exciting vacation. Information on the different parks, places to stay, things to do, where to eat and the ticket prices are all available. Several ticket options are available. One to ten day ticket prices are listed and range from $82 for one day to $262 for ten which provides entrance to any theme park. “Magic Your Way” tickets are available for up to ten days. These tickets are for one theme park per day.
Each Disney theme park has different hours. Each park opens between 8:00 am and 11:00 am with closing hours ranging from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am. The time depends on the weekday and if any special events are taking place. Check the website for park hours prior to planning the vacation. A calendar is available under the “Parks” tab that allows an individual to view ten days worth of park hours on a special calendar.
Disney World also provides numerous deluxe villas, deluxe resort hotels, moderate resort hotels, value resort hotels, Disney beach resorts and campgrounds. Information is provided on each location including room pricing and a phone number. Package vacation deals are available on the Disney website. Book your vacation directly from the site. A car is not needed once on the Disney property. Shuttles are available to chauffeur the family from one location to another.
A general idea of a value Disney Vacation Package for staying in a value resort for 4 days and 3 nights is $1,318. A 7-day/6-night stay in a value resort is $1,769. Upgrade the hotel to a moderate resort and spend 7-days and 6-nights for $2,204. These are 2010 prices.
While in Orlando, take the time to drive down the strip. Excellent eating establishments pepper the long area along with Ripley’s Believe It or Not, several wax museums, exciting souvenir shops along with some very large monster trucks.
A family holiday or vacation in Orlando will be a memorable experience. Share the experience with friends and make it a group vacation that will be talked about for years.