Expert Travel Advice to Orlando

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  • Anonymous user asked:
    Katrin answered:
    There are so many companies that provide transportation to Port Canaveral. If you would like to arrange your transfer ahead of time, i would recommend Star Trans company - http://www.orlandotransportationshuttle.com I don't know how many people are in your family, but the price for a group up to 4 people will be around $100. Very often they have great deals online. The second option is Mears. They have a stand inside the airport. You will have to wait for 30-40 min, but no need to book in advance.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    For kids that young, I would suggest: Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld, Aquatica, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. Here is why: 1) Disney World's Magic Kingdom presents the best selection of rides, characters, and attractions geared to younger children. Highlights include the Winnie the Pooh ride, It's A Small World, and Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor; 2) Kids just love sea life! And SeaWorld is perfect for kids, with top attractions including the "Clyde & Seamore Take Pirate Island" show, flying acrobatic performances, and Shark Encounter, the world's largest underwater viewing tunnel for a rare, as-close-as-you-dare look at these prehistoric predators. I also encourage you to visit "Turtle Point" in the Key West section of the park. Here, you'll see the many endangered species of sea turtles that SeaWorld Orlando has rescued and rehabilitated, ranging from hatchlings to six-foot-long leatherbacks; 3) Aquatica is SeaWorld's newest water park, with several fun youth areas such as Kata's Kookaburra Cove and Walkabout Waters, two side-by-side wave pools, a large sandy beach, and an all-you-care-to-eat cookout spot; and finally, 4) Disney's Animal Kingdom is a must-do for all animal lovers, especially safari-loving young explorers! The other parks are all great, too, although many of the thrill rides at places like Disney World and Universal Orlando are off-limits to the short-legged set. However, be sure to ask about the baby and child "swap" programs, which enable some members of your group to go on the rides while the rest stay with the kids who are too young, after which everyone swaps out without having to start at the back of those long lines.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    If you go to International Drive you will find all types of restuarants to dine.....from Burger King (ha ha) to Olive Garden, and even some fine dining...it never closes,just be careful not to go during spring break, or when school is out.Your hotel concierege will help you...it can be an all day affair, shop eat lunch, have drinks,shop and have dinner.I spend the day there (by myself) while my family goes to the parks....have fun...where comfy shoes.
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    Sea World in January
    Alistair answered:
    I checked with a Florida native in the Away.com office to see if he had some tips, and he suggested looking at one of the affiliated hotels that offer their guests exclusive early access to the park, like they do for the Disney and Universal theme parks. Not sure if you made your reservations yet, but Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is one such hotel, though it looks like this perk is only available during the busier seasons. The Renaissance also offers guests complimentary Quick Queue Unlimited passes at the park. It'll likely be pretty busy at SeaWorld at the weekend, with local visitors as well as lots of international visitors there on their holidays (though probably not quite as busy as during spring break and the summer high season). If you can, you should go on a weekday, though this may not gel with your plans to see other Orlando attractions. Another tip is to save queuing for one of the big three 'coasters until toward the end of the day, when many visitors start to disperse for other evening entertainment such as the nightly fireworks. Hope this helps. Enjoy your Orlando vacation!

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