Disney’s Magic Kingdom®. Meet Mickey & Minnie Mouse, ride the
teacups and get your picture taken outside Cinderella’s Castle.
Grab a bargain at Orlando Premium Outlets® or some one-of-a-kind
souvenirs at Downtown Disney.
Plunge into darkness on the Revenge of the Mummy® rollercoaster at
Language:The language spoken in
Florida is English.
Currency:The currency used in
Florida is the American Dollar ($).
Local time:Florida is 5 hours behind
Fly to:If you’re going to Orlando,
you’ll land at either Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is 19km south-east of Orlando
or Sanford Airport (SFB) which is 43km north-east of Orlando.
Flight time from UK:8-9
Tourist Information:Further Florida
tourist information can be found here.
Visa & Health:Before you travel,
click herefor recommendations and advice on visas and
health for your holiday to Florida.
Temperature:Average temperatures in
the early 30s (°C).
Best time to visit Florida:Autumn
when it’s comfortably warm and the main attractions are less busy.
Florida isn’t called the Sunshine State for nothing – you can expect
hot, sunny days for most of the year. Florida weather can be particularly hot and humid during
the summer months.
By hire car:Hire a car to get the
most out of your trip to Florida. Be aware that you will come across numerous toll booths
during your stay.
By trolley bus:The I-Drive trolley
bus is a convenient way to get around International Drive and its many shops, restaurants and
By resort bus: If you’re staying in a
Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can access free buses that will take you to all of the
For yachters:The Miami International
Boat Show is one of the biggest annual events in Florida, attracting around 3,000 boats every
February. Mingle with Miami’s most glamorous citizens as you admire everything from powerboats
to luxurious yachts.
High speed:Taking place early in the
year is the Daytona 500, the most popular motor race in America.
Halloween:In October, Walt Disney
World Resort holds kid-friendly Halloween parties with spooky parades and spectacular
Santa visits Florida:Christmas is an
extra special time at Disney’s Magic Kingdom®. Wander down snow-speckled Main Street USA to the
sounds of festive music and keep an eye out for Mickey Mouse dressed as Santa!
With its year-round sunshine and world-class family attractions, it’s no
surprise that Florida holidays are some of most popular getaways on the planet. At the heart of
Florida is Orlando, the theme park capital of the world, and home to some of the greatest
shopping centres in the state. Venture south for the palm tree-lined boulevards and glitzy
celebrity nightspots of Miami. Just off Florida’s south coast, the tropical island of Key West
is the place to spot wild dolphins.
Walt Disney World Resort has an exciting selection of themed hotels in
Lake Buena Vista to suit all budgets. What’s more, you’ll also get exclusive access to the
Disney theme parks before and after official opening times, as well as free transport to Disney
attractions. International Drive is a bustling centre of shops, bars and restaurants, and just
a few minutes’ drive from Universal Orlando®. Scenic Kissimmee is just south of Orlando. If you
like the idea of lazing by your own swimming pool at the end of each day, then opt for one of
Kissimmee’s many villas.
Kissimmee is home to thousands of holiday homes and a vast selection of
shopping opportunities, from factory outlets to the huge Osceola Square Mall. The Old Town is a
recreation of 19th-century smalltown America, whilst the City of Kissimmee is brash, bold and
Next door to the world’s most famous theme parks, Lake Buena Vista is
perfectly placed, but also has a wide choice of hotels‚ stores and restaurants for the whole
family. Fancy lunch at Planet Hollywood, dinner at Joe's Crab Shack or the family-friendly,