Orlando is a city built around fun for all — and for all ages. Visit one of the many them parks, explore the city’s distinct and quirky neighborhoods, indulge in dining and nightlife, or get cultured at a museum or performing arts venue.


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Orlando’s theme parks seem to attract constant crowds and come with steep prices, particularly during Christmas, New Year’s and spring break holidays. Downtown Orlando is less touristy and good to visit any time of year, though summer brings extreme heat and humidity.


Visas: Travelers from outside the United States will need a valid passport, as well as ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) eligibility or a full visa. 
Money: Currency is U.S. dollars and ATMs are widely available. 
Travel Health: Travelers (including U.S. citizens) should check for vaccinationproof of negative COVID-19 test and face mask requirements, as well as any travel restrictions before planning their trip. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away. Orlando’s sprawling theme parks and ample outdoor attractions help maintain social distancing. Visit Orlando offers visitors the latest information on travel health safety, precautions and local openings/closing.


Getting Here: Orlando is served by Orlando International Airport (MCO). Amtrak’s Silver Service/Palmetto route serves Orlando and Kissimmee. 
Getting Around: Many resorts offer transportation to major theme parks; if yours does not, or you wish to explore further, renting a car is your best bet.


Local Lingo: O-Town: Orlando. I-Drive: International Drive, the thoroughfare that intersects most of Orlando’s major attractions. LBV: Lake Buena Vista, where the Disney theme parks are actually located. The Attractions/Parks: Generally referring to Orlando’s copious theme parks.
Must-Have Apps: My Disney ExperienceUniversal Orlando Resort 
Insider Tip: Take a spin on the 400-foot Orlando Eye for sprawling, 360-degree views of Orlando, the theme parks and more.