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Orlando – for the US adventure of a lifetime! Part 1

Your Orlando family holiday dream has finally come true. The flights and the car hire are booked, the accommodation is reserved at our superb Encantada resort, and the kids are already counting the days.

But it’s all so big and confusing – where do you start and how do you make sure of getting the most of your Florida holiday?

To start off, you have to have some very clear ideas as to what the family really wants to see and achieve and also what is realistic against your budget – in short, you need a plan – and CLC World, in the first of a two part series, is glad to be of assistance!

Theme Parks

Orlando’s fabled theme parks are probably the main reason for taking the family to Florida in the first place, and everyone will be looking forward to their favourite rides and characters… and rightly so!

However, at first glance, the ticket prices can be scarier than the rides – so just take a deep breath and hang on in there!

Extra tip!
Buy all your theme park tickets before you depart and you’ll save even more on administration costs, plus you’ll save valuable time by avoiding the daily lines for tickets.

These example prices below assume a family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 3-9, who are on a one week holiday and want to spend all 6 free days in the theme parks:

‘Magic your Way’ tickets for Walt Disney World® resorts – covering 5 days in any of the Disney theme parks and 1 day in either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon water parks – costs a total of $1377.72 – which sounds like a lot of money to lay out, but paying for the same theme park experience on a daily basis would cost $2531.72, so you actually save $1154.00, and that saving would buy a lot of burgers and hot dogs!

It’s the same sort of deal at Universal Studios, Orlando®. Buying their 14-day ‘Unlimited Access’ tickets gets the family open access to Islands of Adventure (including the Harry Potter attraction), Universal Studios and Wet-n-Wild for a total of $722.12. Combining their 4 day and 2 day ‘base’ ticket option for an equivalent 6 day park adventure would cost $1084.26 so, even if you only go on a 1 week holiday, the 14 day ticket is still by far the best buy – saving you $362.14 – and making for a more flexible and enjoyable week in Orlando’s theme parks.

In the second part we will look at holiday attractions in Florida that you can choose from while staying at CLC Worldwide’s Encantada resort that do not involve theme parks.

Please note: these ideas here are provided for your holiday information only. CLC World does not endorse, promote or gain from any of these activites or attractions, all of which are used entirely at your own discretion.
Example prices may vary and change without notice and were correct at the time this article was written

Picture credit: Thornmonkey

  1. Mrs Julie MutchMrs Julie Mutch07-26-2012

    We are going in October and have the unlimited access park tickets. We are now counting down the days and looking forward to spending my birthday out there.

  2. clcworldclcworld07-26-2012

    Great news Julie, you will surely have a great time in Florida and what a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!

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