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Disney World, Hollywood Studios, Visit Orlando

Disney World, Hollywood Studios

Visit Orlando – Disney World Resort

Disney World Resort – includes Downtown Disney, Magic Kingdom with Wishes Fireworks, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Boardwalk, waterparks at Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba and Disney Golf Courses.

Finding Nemo Musical, Animal Kingdom, Visit Orlando

Finding Nemo Musical, Animal Kingdom

Visit Orlando – Universal Studios

Universal Studios Orlando – includes Universal’s Islands of Adventure, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and Universal Studios Florida.  Buy tickets and transportation from your Disney World hotel through a number of options like Dreams Unlimited Travel.

Visit Orlando – Other Things to Do

Tower of Terror, Hollywood Studios, Visit Orlando

Tower of Terror, Hollywood Studios

Visit Orlando – Hotels

Disney World Resort – Disney’s official accommodation list goes on and on.

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – on the Disney World Resort grounds beside Downtown Disney.  The resort fee includes transportation to all Disney theme parks and extended theme park hours privileges.

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando – Lake Buena Vista

Epcot, Disney World, Visit Orlando

Epcot, Disney World

Things to see and do near Orlando

Minions, Universal Orlando Resort, Visit Orlando

Minions, Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando Weather

The Orlando weather is a major reason for the success of theme parks around Orlando.  Orlando weather is influenced by the Gulf Stream.  The weather is hot and humid in the summer with regular, almost daily thunderstorms.  In the summer months the average highs are 90 F (32 C) and lows average 74 F (24 C).  Winter weather is cooler and drier.  Average highs in winter are just over 70 F (22 C) and lows average 50 F (10 C).  Early spring and late fall are likely the best times to visit Orland, but this is a year round tourist destination.

Visit Orlando, Florida

Visit Orlando, Florida

Get to Orlando

The best way to get to Orlando is by Orlando International Airport.  Disney World is about 20 minutes by cab from the airport.  Renting a car is a good option for Orlando because of all the different theme parks you might like to visit.  You can also use a shuttle service like Mears Transportation or Orlando Shuttle Service.

Visit Orlando – Background

When people think of the city of Orlando, they think of Disney World, even though Disney World is about 20 miles southwest of the city in Lake Buena Vista.  Walt Disney began purchasing land here as early as 1963.  The Disney World Resort opened in 1971 with the Magic Kingdom and now covers more real estate area than the city of Boston.  Universal Studios and Sea World have followed suit and joined in the tourist bonanza.  Over 50 million people visit each year and the Orlando airport is among the busiest in the United States.

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