See the kids’ faces light up as they meet their favourite Disney
characters at Walt Disney World Resort.
Be a part of your favourite films and TV shows at Universal
Pick up a bargain at Orlando Premium Outlets® and pick up souvenirs at
Language:The language spoken in
Orlando is English.
Currency:The currency used in
Orlando is the American Dollar ($).
Local time:Orlando is 5 hours behind
Fly to:The main airport near Orlando
is Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is 19km south-east of Orlando. Sanford Airport
(SFB) is 43km north-east of Orlando.
Flight time from UK:8-9
Tourist Information:Further Orlando
tourist information can be found here.
Visa & Health:Before you travel,
click herefor recommendations and advice on visas and health
for your holiday to Orlando.
Weather & Climate
Temperature:Average temperatures in
the early 30s (°C).
Best time to visit Orlando:Spring or
autumn when you get all that lovely Florida sunshine but without the intense heat.
Orlando weather is hot and humid during the summer. At this time, try to
avoid the theme parks in the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest. Winters are
mild, but remember to bring a light jacket if you’re planning to venture out in the
By hire car:The best way to get
around Orlando is by hire car. Be aware that you’ll come across a number of toll booths during
your holiday, and finding a parking space outside major tourist hotspots can be a
By trolley bus: If you’re staying
near International Drive, you’ll be able to use the convenient and reliable I-Drive trolley bus
service which serves the surrounding area.
By bus:Walt Disney World Resort runs
bus services between their hotels and theme parks.
Halloween:There’s a real buzz in the
theme parks during the run up to Halloween. Universal Orlando® holds Halloween Horror Nights,
where you can relive some of your favourite scary movies with live shows and haunted houses.
Walt Disney World Resort holds kid-friendly Halloween parties. Dress up as your favourite
Disney character and munch on sticky toffee apples as you watch the fireworks
Christmas:Disney’s Magic Kingdom®
turns into a winter wonderland at Christmas time. Crisp white snowflakes descend on the park as
Santa joins Mickey Mouse in a festive parade.
A destination like no other, Orlando is home to some of the most famous
theme parks in the world. Experience white-knuckle rides, fairy tale fantasies, awe-inspiring
shows and incredible shopping malls all in one fun-filled holiday to Orlando. If you want to
stay in the heart of the action, opt for a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Bustling
International Drive is known for its bars, shops and restaurants, while scenic Kissimmee is the place
to kick back after a busy day at the parks.
Create memories that you'll remember for a lifetime with one of Thomas
Cook’s room only holidays to Orlando. From hotels with pools, to brilliant children's
entertainment, you'll love your stay at one of our Orlando resorts.