ORLANDO AND WALT DISNEY, FLORIDA

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Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Sea World Orlando and other connected attractions located in mid Florida are some of the world's top theme-park-entertainment attractions.

See:
Best time to visit Orlando and Walt Disney World
When not to go to Orlando and Walt Disney World
Orlando and Walt Disney Weather Map


WHAT TO VISIT IN FLORIDA ORLANDO - WALT DISNEY?

Orlando Disney World comprises four major theme parks:

- the Magic Kingdom, themed around Walt Disney movie characters
- the EPCOT center, dedicated to science and technology
- Disney-MGM Studios, connected to Disney's movies
- the Animal Kingdom, dedicated to animal wildlife

Besides these main parks, the complex involves other parks and facilities:

- two top water parks: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
- the Disney's Wide World of Sports: a sports park.
- the Pleasure Island, a park for dancing, eating and drinking.


BEST TIME TO VISIT AND TRAVEL TO FLORIDA ORLANDO AND WALT DISNEY WORLD

The number of visitors to Orlando and Walt Disney World varies greatly all over the year. The busiest periods are the holiday times (Summer, Christmas and Easter).

These periods have some advantages: the parks are open untill later and there are more parades and fireworks. But they have an obvious strong downside: the long lines for attractions. 

Very crowded periods
Christmas through New Year's, Fourth of July Week, Spring Break (1st week of March until mid April), Memorial Day Weekend, Summer Break (2nd week of June until 2nd week of August), President's Day until the end of February

Quieter months and periods:
January, September, end of April, early February, Labor Day weekend, first two weeks of December, begining of October until Thanksgiving, week before Christmas.

For more details, see Walt Disney info.

WHEN NOT TO GO TO FLORIDA ORLANDO AND WALT DISNEY

Weather and visits

Summer is probably the worst period to visit Orlando and Walt Disney regarding the weather: plenty of heat, humidity and often thunderstorms (rain is less problematic since it rarely lasts long). 

Obviously, you might minimize these drawbacks: since the problem is very circumscribed to the afternoons, you may take a break during these parts of the day, and enjoy the mornings and the warm night-times to visit Orlando theme-parks and attractions.

For detailed data concerning monthly humidity, temperatures and rain see Orlando Weather Map, below. See also Mid and South Florida climate.

For a recap of the very crowded periods see Best time to Visit Orlando and Walt Disney World.

Orlando and Walt Disney Weather Map

Orlando Weather Map

ACCOMMODATION WITHIN WALT DISNEY WORLD OR OUTSIDE?

Accommodation prices in Walt Disney World hotels are much higher than outside, and may be problematic if not booked some months ahead. 

If you do not consider the free transportation, the possibility of earlier access to the parks and other facilities associated to Disney's own accommodation essential, accommodation in a place like Lake Buena Vista (just 15-20 minutes drive) is a fine option.

 

 

 

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