Although our site is mostly Europe-focused, almost everyone wants to go see “Mickey” sometime. We spend a lot of time around the Orlando area, and he is our favorite neighbor, so it’s only fitting that we give him honorable mention.
More than just a theme park, Walt Disney World is a whole family of full service resorts, each built around a unique theme and all tied together in famous Disney style. Everything just seems to fit into place, making the “world” a complete family entertainment venue. While staying in the park is indeed convenient, but other options abound that can as well be somewhat less restrictive. There are almost as many hotel options in the Orlando area as stars in the sky. We will be adding more about Florida in general and Orlando specifically in the future, but for now, here are some hotels and their current rates.
Florida is the most tropical state in the US mainland, and because of that, it is always a nice place to visit. Orlando is within about 60 miles of the beaches on both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, so it is an easy drive to have a nice beach holiday. There are also numerous lakes and seemingly thousands of small attractions in the area.
In addition to Disney, there are three other big theme parks in the area that are well worth a visit. Both Sea World and Universal Orlando are right there, and the latest edition to the group is Legoland, located in Winter Haven, about midway between Orlando and Tampa. These very large attractions with their own themes, along with the smaller parks and many recreational facilities, can provide several days of great fun. So don’t just focus on Disney if you have the time (and money) to do more.
There is so much to say about Florida that we will never get it all here. If you have a specific question, feel free to contact us, and we will try to help.