Flights to Orlando: practical information
Cheap airlines to Orlando
Orlando, being such a popular tourist destination, is reachable with both low cost airlines as well as regular ones. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the main transport hub for the area. When the season is right you can snag cheap international flights with the likes of Thomson Airways and Virgin America.
When to book flights to Orlando
Families booking tickets from London to Orlando for its theme parks and attractions don't need to worry. They're open year-round, no matter what the weather is like. While summer may be the most popular time to visit, Orlando stays mild even in the dead of winter.
- Peak season: US school holidays, Christmas, Spring Break, Easter, summer.
- Low season: The parks have considerably less visitors from late August to November, early February to early May.
Direct flights to Orlando from London take 9h 15min.
Experience Orlando: what to do, what to see
Orlando is one of the top vacation capitals in the world. Families from everywhere regard Orlando as the best place to experience the pleasures of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and many other great attractions within the city limits. Water sports fanatics will also be pleased at what awaits them on their holidays in Orlando.
Essentials in Orlando
Walt Disney World: It's totally self-contained, consisting of 4 theme parks, 3 water parks, shopping area, 22 hotels, dozens of restaurants, its own police force, health clinic and transportation system.
Lake Eola: If you're heading into downtown Orlando, this is the perfect spot. There is a waterfront amphitheatre, plenty of cafés and restaurants.
Kennedy Space Centre: While not in Orlando, it's not far away and is one of the state's most popular attractions. You can try out space simulations and see what it was really like to witness the landing of Apollo XI on the moon.
Mount Dora: Surrounded by pretty lakes, Mount Dora is a laid-back town with an artistic flare. There are dozens of art fairs, exhibitions and shows held here year-round, even a sailing regatta and a festival devoted to bicycles.
Find more information on visitorlando.com.
Accommodations in Orlando
There is only one advice for booking hotels in Orlando: do it as far in advance as possible (at least 6 months if you're staying at Disney). Even during low season, you need to plan ahead due to the popularity of Orlando as a retirement destination.