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Florida Holiday Tips

Updated on December 7, 2018
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A few tips and tricks that I would reccomend after a few trips to Florida myself all coming from personal experience

Universal Studios Orlando

Do your research and plan in advance

There is so much to do in Florida if you don’t make a plan and research the things you’d like to do then you will more than likely miss things out. Make a list of the priority places that you would like to visit and things you would like to see.

Personally I am a laid back and see how things go type of person and I wish I’d have read some of these tips and tricks when I first went to make my holiday a little more stress free.

Park tickets

Book your tickets in advance

You will save yourself so much money if you plan ahead and get them tickets booked in advance. I book my tickets through my airline in my holiday package but there are many thene park ticket providers online. You will save yourself so much more money than you would booking your tickets on the day at the gates in the theme parks.

Multi-park tickets will be a saviour for you, Disney has multiple parks and Universal studios has two main parks and a water park called Volcano Bay so paying for multi-park tickets will save you so much money.

Book your holiday between Autum and spring

The weather in Florida can become overwhelming very quickly especially if it is your first time visiting the sunshine state. These months will provide you with cooler weather and the crowds will also be lighter during these months meaning less time you'll spend waiting in line and more time on the rides and enjoying your time out in Florida.

No matter when you visit you will be waiting in a line as Florida gets 85 million visitors a year. Orlando alone makes up 65 million of these visitors a year. This is more than the whole of Spain who welcome 55 million visitors a year.

This is one of my favourite tips as I usually go in the summer when it’s the busiest time of year and also the hottest and every year I say I’ll follow this tip and never do.

Cinderella Castle

Theme parks are huge, take it easy and pace yourself

Pace yourself don’t over do it because the combination of high temperatures and long queues, you need to be patient and relaxed when you are visiting the parks.

You simply cannot take them at a fast pace or you will be tired and irritable in no time at all possibly ruining your holiday.

Staying safe in the sun

The weather in Florida is beautiful but all too quickly can your holiday fun turn into a disaster you have to make sure that you remember all of the precautions nescesary to stay safe during your holiday.

Drink plenty of water your body will need it. Try to avoid alcohol, tea and coffee during the day as they can leave you dehydrated.

Use plenty of high factor sunscreens, and keep applying them when you stop for a break or are queuing. Too many people pick up cases of sunburn in Florida and this can really make life miserable.

The worlds largest McDonalds located on International Drive

Eat outside of the theme parks

Don’t have all your meals in the theme parks you can easily double the cost of your day out that way. Try to have a good buffet breakfast before you arrive there are literally hundreds of restaurants outside the parks and fill the family up at the all you can eat options. They also offer dinner buffets from 4pm – perfect for families with a lot of mouths to feed, or for picky eaters! Those who use the Kids Eat Free dining card offered by Attraction Tickets Direct will certainly feel the benefit in their wallet.

Feeling tired ? Take a break

The fast pace of Florida can become overwhelming for you and your and the children you may be traveling with. Allow yourself at east a day a week to relax have a lie in and chill around the pool and relax. After this chilled day your body will be ready for another week of hard work running around the theme parks to get on them rides you’ve been waiting for so long to get yourself on.


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      Liz Westwood 

      20 months ago from UK

      This article contains some very useful tips. A lot of them could be applied elsewhere as well. In Europe we avoid eating inside theme parks.

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      George Johnson 

      20 months ago from San Antonio, TX

      It’s amazing that Orlando gets 65 million visitors a year. Thanks for the tip about going between Autumn and spring.


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