The city of Orlando is synonymous with Disney World,
although the theme park is located 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 openend 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.
Climate is a major contributor to the success of theme
park development around Orlando. The weather is influenced by the Gulf
Stream. It's 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). It is cooler and drier in the
winter. 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, however this is a year round tourist destination.
Dream Tours - roundtrip transportation from Disney World to Universal
Studios, including admission to Universal.
Things to see and do in Orlando:
World Resort. - It includes Downtown Disney, Magic Kingdom with Wishes
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.
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 via Magical
Take That Vacation Recommendations for Orlando:
Our first choice is the Hilton
Orlando Lake Buena Vista. This 4 Star Hilton Hotel is
actually on the Disney World Resort grounds beside Downtown Disney.
The resort fee includes transportation to all Disney theme parks,
extended theme park hours privileges, plus Starbucks coffees. The hotel offers the perfect way to stay on the Disney property in a quality hotel at a reasonable price.