Orlando is now best known as the home of amusement parks, including the Walt Disney World Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld. These destinations helped make Orlando one of the most visited American cities. Walt Disney’s vision turned Orlando and the adjacent Lake Buena Vista and Kissimmee areas, into the world’s busiest, biggest and best-known theme park, Disney World. The park opened in 1971 and has been making childhood fantasies come true ever since.Although Orlando lies between the ocean and the gulf, in a few hours you can be swimming in either the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic.
Distance from Airport
Orlando International Airport(MCO) is located 9 miles south of downtown,Orlando.
Florida´s busiest airport Orlando International Airport is easily accessible to all major Florida cities, as well as business centres, attractions, deep-water ports, the Space Coast and world-famous beaches. Most visitors stay at one of the motels along Highway 192 (15 miles south of Orlando) or hotels on International Drive (5 miles southwest of the city). Shuttle buses run 24 hours and go to any hotel on International Drive. Taxis are available for the International Drive and Highway 192 hotels and downtown Orlando.
When to Fly to
There really isn´t a bad time to enjoy an Orlando holiday. Sure, there are some peak seasons here but all in all, you can´t go wrong regardless of the month.
More than the weather, school holidays determine Orlando’s peak seasons. The busiest times for Orlando flights are Christmas, March spring break, Easter week and mid-June to mid-August.
The best time to find a cheap flight to Orlando is late May or early June (excluding Memorial Day weekend (26th -28th May 2012)), as soon as the school year ends; late August, if you must go in summer; or Thanksgiving (24th November 2011), which is not as busy as other holidays. There are fewer tourists at the parks from early September until just before Thanksgiving, as well as in early February and early May