Guide to Booking Your Holiday to Orlando

Follow our guide below to help you in booking and planning your dream holiday away in Orlando.

1  Find Your Flights

The first step to booking your holiday to Orlando is to book your flights.

There are many different options for your flights, some are direct flights and some are indirect flights, some offer deposit options and others don’t.

You can use the fights section on our website to find the best deal that’s right for you and offers you the best value for money.

2  Get Your ESTA

Changes to ESTA Programmes Underway

The next step is making sure you have your ESTA sorted.

The ESTA is your entry to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program so should not be forgotten.

We recommend getting this as soon as possible as if your ESTA is denied it could take up to 6 months to get a VISA from the U.S. Embassy.

3  Book a Hotel

Now it’s time to find where you’re going to stay for the duration of your holiday!

There are many different places you can stay: Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World and International Drive to name just a few.

Each area has it’s merits as does each hotel so you need to find the hotel that is best for you, however we do offer a guide to the best hotels and booking sites on our website.

4  Get Travel Insurance

Now you’ve made all your bookings, it’s time to protect them!

We recommend looking at all different travel insurance companies and finding the best for you.

It’s definitely worth shopping around to find what you need, but we recommend protecting yourself fully as medical costs are expensive in the USA.

We recommend Holiday Extras for this.

5  Book Your Extras / Addons

Time to book those little extras!

It’s worth looking at whether you will need a hire a car or whether you will be using the public transport.

It is also worth checking your flight times and seeing whether it would be better to book in to an airport hotel the night before.

We offer a guide of the best add-on providers on our site.

6  Buy Theme Park Tickets

Which tickets do I need? What’s a park-to-park ticket? We know it’s a minefield when it comes to choosing your Orlando theme park tickets and where to get them from!

It’s best that you think about what theme parks you want to do before you decide on your tickets.

Our sister site offers a comprehensive comparison of the different theme park ticket prices and the best retailers so it’s worth checking them out.

7  Make a Plan / Itinerary

One of the most fun parts that we all love here at Your Orlando Visit, it’s time to make your plan!

The theme parks are extensive and can’t be done in just one day so planning takes the stress out of your holiday.

We offer a planning website where you can make your own visual itinerary that you can save, edit, print and share and best of all it’s completely free!

8  Book Dining Reservations

While you’re planning your magical holiday, it is always worth looking at the places you’re going to eat at and making some advanced reservations.

This is certainly the case for Disney restaurants as they do get booked up in advance.

For Disney Dining you can book using My Disney Experience up to 180 days in advance which is highly recommended.

9  Buy Currency

FAIRFX Currency Card

The last step of booking your holiday is to make sure that you have all of your currency.

There are plenty of ways that you can take money with you to the U.S. but we recommend using the FairFX Prepaid Currency card, as you can lock in the best currency rates and it’s accepted almost everywhere in Orlando.

*NEW* Get your currency card from us and you’ll receive it completely free, saving you an extra £10!

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