Orlando Travel Tips for Families

April 25th 2017

Our top Orlando travel tips for families that will make your holiday unforgettable

Orlando, located in central Florida, is home to some of the best amusements parks and attractions in the world. With so much to do in one place, it can sometimes be overwhelming for families who are trying to fit everything in. Our travel expert Sarah has come up with her top Orlando travel tips for families to ensure that you and your loved ones have the perfect holiday.

Planning – Walt Disney World Resort

An Orlando family holiday really isn’t complete without a trip to one of its famous theme parks.orlando travel tips for families

Walt Disney World Resort is still a firm favourite with Irish families who descend on the resort for its thrilling rides, over-the-top parades and unforgettable evening spectacles.

A great tip for families is to research the park and plan ahead for the day.

Get the opening times and know in advance what rides your kids can and can’t go on, this will save you a lot of time, energy, and hassle.

If there is a particular show or parade in Walt Disney World Resort that the family want to see then get there early in order to secure a good vantage point.

Wear a money belt

Keep in mind when visiting theme parks that the rides and water slides do not allow you to carry a bag or any other loose accessories. Save time waiting for the lockers and wear a money belt.

This holds your money, phone and any other small essentials that you may need throughout the day.

I Ride Trolley – International Drive

orlando travel tips for familiesVisit international drive, one of Orlando’s most popular and vibrant streets.

Packed with heaps of fun and kid-friendly attractions this street is the perfect place to spend the day.

Without a car, it can be difficult to get to around the area – this is where the I Ride Trolley comes in handy.

Hop on and visit the Orlando Premium Outlets and the many key areas along International Drive. One way fares are a steal at $2pp.

Jump off at WonderWorks, an upside-down building and watch the kid’s faces light up.

Restaurants – Make Reservations

Dinner time does not mean the family fun should stop. Eat and be entertained with a variety of dinner shows such as Medieval Times and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure.

Sit back and enjoy the kid-friendly dinner drama, with acrobatics, music and the most entertaining actors. Everyone in the family will love it. Tables in these restaurants are always in high demand, so if there is a certain restaurant you desperately want to dine at, make reservations as soon as possible.

Beaches for families – Cocoa Beach

For a break from all the action plan a day trip and take the family to one of Florida’s stunning beaches for a day of fun in the sun.orlando travel tips for families

With so many stunning beaches to choose from it can be hard to choose.  Cocoa Beach is one of the most popular family beaches because of its soft sand, crystal clear waters and serene vibe.

Have lunch by Cocoa Beach Pier, let the kids take a surf lesson or simply spend the day building sand castles and dipping your toes in the water.

Our number one tip for families travelling to Orlando? Get snap happy! Capture those unforgettable family moments with plenty of pictures and videos.

Thinking of travelling to Orlando with the family and want to find out more? Contact one of our experienced team members today and let them help you create your perfect holiday.

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By Sarah McCormick

Travel Expert

Favourite Destination: Take the family on a beach holiday to Florida and enjoy some of the most spectacular beaches the US has to offer. St Pete’s Beach is 35 miles of beautiful sandy beach with a record average of 360 days of sunshine. Here you can go deep sea fishing, dolphin sighting, parasailing, and so much more. An affordable family destination is Naples. Also perfect for nature, beach and golf lovers.

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