5 great reasons to visit Orlando

5 great reasons to visit Orlando


by Charlotte Today


Posted on July 11, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 11 at 1:10 PM


Top Five Reasons to Visit Orlando Right Now

With 57 million yearly visitors and seven of the top theme parks in the world, Orlando is the most popular destination in the United States. Denise Spiegel with Visit Orlando is here with the inside scoop on why now is the best time to plan an Orlando getaway.

1.         Flights are at their lowest
a.         Kayak recently found that the least expensive month to fly domestically is September, with an average rate of $296
b.         Out of the summer months, August is the least expense to travel
c.         Many direct flight options coming to Orlando on US Air

2.         Eat Free at the Theme Parks
a.         This fall, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort are all offering free dining deals.
b.         They have a broad range of restaurants from fun quick-service to elaborately theme environments that often transport you - and your dining experience - to another place or time.

3.         New Attractions
a.         It's been one of our largest expansion periods ever for new openings at Orlando's theme parks. Visitors this fall can see so many new attractions including:
i.          SeaWorld Orlando - Antarctica, Empire of the Penguins
ii.          Universal Orlando Resort  - Transformers the Ride 3:D and Springfield , the home to The Simpsons
iii.         Walt Disney World Resort - Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom - part of New Fantasyland
iv.         Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex - $100 million Atlantis Exhibit
v.         Legoland Florida - Land of Chima

4.         Great Hotel Rates
a.         Compared to the rest of the year, rates in Orlando from August 15 through September 30th are at least 15% less and in many cases much better.
b.         For example Nickelodeon Suites Resort offering - 40% off. See complete list at VisitOrlando.com/deals

5.         Unique Events
a.         Magical Dining Month - More than 60 restaurants offering 3 course meals for $33
b.         September kicks off EPCOT's International Food and Wine Festival and many Halloween events, including Halloween Horror Night at Universal Orlando resort.