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Top 10 Tips for Planning An Awesome Orlando Vacation in 2022

There are a few magical places left to visit in the world, and one of these is, of course, Disneyworld in Orlando. There is so much to see and do for children and for those that are young at heart. It would be a shame not to go to Orlando at least once. So, whether you have just started looking at what is around, or you are a little further down the process, here are 10 top tips that should help vacation planning to Orlando in 2022 that little bit easier.

Tip 1. How Long Are You Going For?

Saying goodbye to loved ones – but how long for?

It is a simple enough question isn’t it, but it is often one that is easily overlooked or even forgotten about when it comes time to plan and prepare. So, are you doing a short visit to Orlando, one that perhaps lasts for 5 or 6 days? Or are you looking to take in all that Orlando offers, perhaps by visiting for 2-3 weeks? When you know how long you are going for, you can then start establishing what you need to be doing and by when. For example, if you are only staying for a short period, you will want to try and cram everything you can in. However, this is not always going to be beneficial to your trip or to your levels of enjoyment. Now, before you move on, establish how long you are staying in Orlando! Is your vacation fitting in around school terms and holidays, or are you fitting it all in around your working shifts?

Tip 2. Where Are You Staying?

Choose a family-friendly resort 

Now that you have established how long you will be in Orlando, you then have to think about where you will be staying. For example, are you going to stay with a well-known provider such as Westgate? If you are, then are you going to look at their villas in Orlando, or are you wishing to stay in a hotel? What type of accommodation do you and your family need. In the build-up to busier periods and seasons, you will find that prices and rates will steadily increase. To ensure that you stay on top of these figures, you must start focusing on where you are staying and when and why. For example, are you looking at staying nearer to the theme parks for ease and convenience? Or are you looking to stay in the center of Orlando so that you have better access to other facilities, amenities, and even transport links? What is helping you decide on your accommodation?

Tip 3. Where Do You Want to Go in Orlando

Why not head for the Everglades?

Arranging where you are going and sorting out where you are staying are often two things that need to go hand in hand. You cannot sort out one without sorting out the other. So, as soon as you can, start working out just where you want to go. For example, do you want to solely visit the theme parks and major attractions, or do you want to explore other things in Orlando, such as Gatorland, or the everglades? What is important to you and to those that you are traveling with? Are you looking to visit places that are not tourist hotspots, or are you wanting to take in as many theme parks as possible? What are you hoping to get out of your Orlando trip, and what does your vision of a perfect vacation in Orlando look like, and feature?

Tip 4. Look at Flights

Flights vary in prce and duration, so start your search

Sorting out who you are flying with and working out when you are flying is crucial in the planning and preparation stage. Flights can add considerable costs to your spending and budget, and because of this, they are certainly one area that needs covering as soon as possible. So, are you looking at taking a direct flight to get to Orlando, or are you happy to make a connection (if it brings down the cost but puts the travel time up)? If you are traveling on a long-haul flight to get into Orlando, then you will need to allow a day in transit at the start and end of your vacation. When you are looking at flights, you may find it useful to compare those that are in-season and those that are off-season. Quite often, you will find that you get more for your money when traveling off-season. However, there are some exceptions to the rule. For example, last-minute cancellations, offers, and deals can all help to bring down the cost of flights. If you are arranging elements of your Orlando vacation separately (and not purchasing a package), then you will find you have more control over what you spend and on what.

Tip 5. Book Parks in Advance

Booking in advance helps you to beat the crowds

If you know that you want to visit the popular theme parks, then why not get ahead of the crowds and book your tickets and passes in advance. When you book the parks in advance, you can look at saving money, and you can look at saving time, too (as this is not something you will have to do immediately upon arrival). When you are booking and purchasing tickets and admissions, you always need to be sure that you are booking through legitimate and authentic sites. Only use providers that you know, and avoid those sites asking for money upfront. When you book tickets in advance, you may be able to save in excess of 30% on each ticket, and when you are traveling in a group or family, you will see that these savings soon add up.

Tip 6. See What Other Visitors and Bloggers Have Had to Say

Family bloggers will have great advice and guidance they can share with you

Whether you have been to Orlando before or this is your second trip, it is always useful to get feedback and guidance from those who are experts in these areas. Mommy bloggers, and family bloggers, have often been to Orlando on several occasions, and they often share their experiences and knowledge. Utilizing their knowledge and experience will be beneficial to you and to your vacation planning. When you can see what real people and real visitors have had to say, you can then start planning your vacation accordingly. This may mean you change what you do, or you even cancel what you had planned. When you utilize what others have said, you can save yourself a lot of stress and worry about whether you have made the right choices and decisions, etc.

Tip 7. Get a Planner and Create an Itinerary

Create an itinerary so you will know what you are doing

As you progress with your planning, you will soon see that you end up with lots of pieces of paper, numbers, and notes hanging around your home if you are not careful. This can be unclear, and it can league you feeling overwhelmed. To overcome this, you will need to start getting a planner together and creating an itinerary. This may be a physical planner, or it may be an app that you use. Whatever approach you take, it is important to have a method that works for you. Getting the most out of a vacation to Orlando will happen when you focus on organization and planning.

Tip 8. Planning Food, Drink, and Snacks

Food and beverages can be costly, so start planning

Whether you are visiting Orlando for one week or for three, you need to know how much you will spend on food and drinks and what you expect to get for these funds. For example, if you are traveling with another adult and two kids, do you think that $100-150 a day would be enough? Would this keep you in food, drinks, and snacks, and would it allow you to have 2 or 3 meals a day? If you do not budget or allow enough for spending on food, then you will end up skipping meals, and this is not what you need. You need lots of energy to explore and enjoy all that Orlando has to offer.

Tip 9. Looking Out For Deals and Offers

Look out for offers to save the cash

Even if you are looking at going to Orlando in three months or five months, you will still be able to start finding and snagging those all-important deals and offers. Saving money where you can on your Orlando vacation is crucial. You may be able to do this by signing up to providers’ websites, or you may be able to do this by downloading resort apps. Coupons, promo codes, and money off vouchers may only be a few cents or a few dollars, but they will quickly add up.

Tip 10. Enjoy the Process

Enjoy planning and get others to help

It sounds like a cliché, doesn’t it, but when you are busy trying to arrange a vacation and sort everything out, you can take on more stress and burden than you need to. Planning and preparing for an Orlando vacation is all part and parcel of what it is about. If you do not enjoy the process, you will get your vacation off to a bad start. So, try and relax where you can, and enjoy as much as you can.

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