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Getting ready for your trip to Orlando?

Check Visit Orlando before you travel for the most up-to-date information. Check frequently as this information may change with short notice.


What restrictions are in place for Orlando?

Check the following websites for more information about any restrictions, including social distancing measures, closures, and face mask requirements, that may be in place due to COVID-19:

Are Orlando theme parks open?

Major theme parks in Orlando are open.

Walt Disney World® Resort

For more information, see Walt Disney World's experience updates.

Universal Orlando

For more information, see Universal Orlando's safety guidelines.

SeaWorld Orlando

For more information, see SeaWorld Orlando's health and safety commitments.

Other major theme parks

For more information, see Visit Orlando.

What Orlando attractions are open?

Many Orlando attractions such as restaurants and theaters are open, some with reduced occupancy, social distancing, and face mask requirements in place. For more information, see Visit Orlando.

What measures are in place at the airport?

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is open, but some restaurants, shops, and facilities are closed. Enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing guidelines are in place. For more information, see Orlando International Airport.

What other health information is available?

Traveling, especially in the time of COVID-19, has inherent risk. Check reputable health information sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before you travel to determine whether travel at this time is right for you .

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Spend a week or two in this family-friendly city to enjoy Florida’s warm sunshine. Visit a different theme park every day. 

Since the first theme parks in Orlando opened over 60 years ago, the region has grown to have over 20 amusement parks appealing to varying interests. Enjoy attractions built around entertainment giants, water parks, educational sites and even a spiritual center.

Quarterback Phil Simms first proclaimed, “I’m going to Disney World!” after winning the 1987 Super Bowl. This expression has become a vacation theme for millions of Americans. Visit Disney’s popular Magic Kingdom® Park, with favorite rides for kids and adults, see the world at Epcot®, explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios® or splash in Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

Universal Orlando Resort features The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and other Islands of Adventure®, along with Volcano Bay™ water park. Watch films being made at Universal Studios Florida®.

Water creatures are central to SeaWorld® Orlando Resort. Observe dolphins, penguins, whales, manatees, sharks and turtles. Take an Up-Close Tour for a hands-on experience, swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove® and have some excitement at Aquatica water park.

Ride a zip line or wrestle alligators at Gatorland®, an Orlando favorite since 1949. Marvel at huge models at Legoland® Florida and enjoy rides past giant Lego dinosaurs. Fun Spot America Theme Park, with locations in Orlando and Kissimmee, has a wooden roller coaster and multi-level go-kart tracks.

Make learning fun at the Kennedy Space CenterSMVisitor Complex, where you can talk with astronauts and see rockets that have flown in space. Be inspired at the Holy Land Experience, a living biblical museum.

Spend time appreciating Orlando’s attractions away from busy theme parks. Paddle across Lake Eola, shop at outlet malls, play golf, smell the roses at Harry P. Leu Gardens, enjoy visual arts at the Orlando Museum of Art and experience hands-on exhibits at the Orlando Science Center.

Check the websites of Orlando’s theme parks for special multi-day rates and accommodations packages. Some resorts offer free transportation from Orlando International Airport if you stay at the resorts.

Where to stay in Orlando

Orlando which includes golf

West Kissimmee

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,341 area reviews)

West Kissimmee is known for its exciting waterparks, and you can see some sights in the area like Lake Davenport and Island H2O Live!.

West Kissimmee
Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando

4/5Very Good!(769 area reviews)

Downtown Orlando is a destination visitors seek out for is abundant dining options, live music, and lake views. You might want to check out attractions like Amway Center or Camping World Stadium while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Downtown Orlando
Magic Kingdom® Park showing rides and interior views as well as a couple

Bay Lake

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,826 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Bay Lake is its exciting theme parks. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Epcot® and Disney's Boardwalk.

Bay Lake
Kissimmee featuring rapids, a river or creek and boating

Historic Downtown Kissimmee

3.5/5Good!(632 area reviews)

Unique features of Historic Downtown Kissimmee include the theme parks and shopping. Make a stop by Kissimmee Lakefront Park or Lake Tohopekaliga while you're exploring the area.

Historic Downtown Kissimmee
Universal Studios Orlando showing chateau or palace

Southwest Orlando

4/5Very Good!(5,153 area reviews)

While visiting Southwest Orlando, you might make a stop by sights like Holy Land Experience and Mall at Millenia.

Southwest Orlando
Orlando City Hall featuring a fountain

Southeast Orlando

4/5Very Good!(2,711 area reviews)

While visiting Southeast Orlando, you might make a stop by sights like Orlando Watersports Complex and Boggy Creek Golf Club.

Southeast Orlando

Top Hotels in Orlando

The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
4 out of 5
14501 Grove Resort Avenue, Winter Garden, FL
The price is $149 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

Located on a lake, this family-friendly resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of Orange County National Golf Club, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and Epcot®. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (5,102 reviews)

"I liked that the property was very close to Disney World and Disney Springs. The property was nice and the staff at check in was very friendly. The rooms were big but had a little wear and tear which was expected. The room was clean to my satisfaction and we enjoyed our stay. The only thing I would ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
7600 Mystic Dunes Lane, Kissimmee, FL
The price is $59 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Set in Kissimmee, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and Epcot®. Orlando ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,843 reviews)

"The environment the houses including the yard everything were exactly I really appreciate it"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $67 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7

This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Universal Studios Florida™, Orlando International Premium Outlets, and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (3,115 reviews)

"Ok experience. Informational pamphlet did not provide much guidance. Many things were closed but overall room was clean and sanitized."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Orlando

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa a staySky Hotel/Resort
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa a staySky Hotel/Resort
4 out of 5
8113 Resort Village Drive, Orlando, FL

Situated in the entertainment district, this spa condo resort is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and within 6 mi (10 km) of Orlando Vineland ...

4.2/5Excellent! (3,720 reviews)

"We lived this place! The view from the room was great!! The bartenders were the best!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa a staySky Hotel/Resort
Regal Oaks - The Official CLC World Resort
Regal Oaks - The Official CLC World Resort
4 out of 5
5780 Golden Hawk Way, Kissimmee, FL
The price is $127 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

This family-friendly Kissimmee condo resort is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Old Town and Fun Spot America. Museum of Military ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,761 reviews)

"Location close to Disney parks. Great for entertaining family. Hot tub on patio. Pool with slide on property."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Regal Oaks - The Official CLC World Resort
Floridays Resort Orlando
Floridays Resort Orlando
3.5 out of 5
12562 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $135 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

This family-friendly Orlando condo resort is located on a lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and SeaWorld® Orlando. Disney Springs® ...

4.4/5Excellent! (9,575 reviews)

"Bien trato buen confort la pasé a gusto lindo el lugar y acogedor"…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Floridays Resort Orlando
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Orlando

Rent a car at the airport or in the city center for the most flexible way of getting around Orlando. Note that it's also possible to explore using public transportation and shuttles, though slightly less convenient. The Lynx bus system takes in most major sights. Your hotel may also offer a shuttle service to attractions such as Disney World and Universal Studios. Taxis, too, are widely available. Visit the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) website. Browse Orlando rental cars.

Best time to visit

Peak seasons in Orlando coincide with school vacations. Find the city, and Disney World, at their busiest in late March and early April, in June and August, and around Christmas. Visit between January and mid March for a quieter break. These are the coolest months, but daytime temperatures will still be over 65 F (18 C) and often above 75 F (24 C). Great deals are also more plentiful at this time of year.

Popular places to visit in Orlando

Walt Disney World®
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Walt Disney World®

4.5/5(12,089 reviews)

Enjoy the rides and games at Walt Disney World® and see why this is a favorite theme park in Lake Buena Vista. Discover the entertainment choices in this family-friendly area, or seek out the golf courses.

Walt Disney World® area
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Walt Disney World® area

4.5/5(9,256 reviews)

Discover why this fantasy land of theme parks, hotels and entertainment venues is the number one holiday destination on the planet.

SeaWorld® Orlando
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SeaWorld® Orlando

4.5/5(4,419 reviews)

This marine theme park and zoo seamlessly blends education, entertainment and conservation.

Universal Orlando Resort
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Universal Orlando Resort

4.5/5(4,155 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Universal Orlando Resort and see why people love this theme park in Orlando. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Universal Studios Florida
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Universal Studios Florida

4.5/5(9,273 reviews)

Movie sets and thrill rides combine to create this internationally acclaimed theme park.

Disney Springs®
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Disney Springs®

4.5/5(11,527 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir when you visit Disney Springs®, a favorite shopping spot in Lake Buena Vista. Make time for the amusement park and golf courses in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Orlando

Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Park Tickets
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Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Park Tickets

$133
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Universal Orlando Resort Theme Park Tickets
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Universal Orlando Resort Theme Park Tickets

$137
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets
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SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets

$67
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets

$91
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Discovery Cove® Resort Packages
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Discovery Cove® Resort Packages

$213
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Orlando Airport MCO to Port Canaveral Shuttle
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Orlando Airport MCO to Port Canaveral Shuttle

$27
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Orlando

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
13766
5 - Excellent 48.50086319275623%
4 - Good
11415
4 - Good 40.21773596871367%
3 - Okay
2687
3 - Okay 9.466934432582883%
2 - Disappointing
323
2 - Disappointing 1.13800514392418%
1 - Terrible
192
1 - Terrible 0.6764612620230419%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

Not as fun as it used to be. You must wear mask and wait in lines to enter stores.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Great restaurants and shopping

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

A lot to see and do

5/5 - Excellent

Xiomara

Jun 2, 2020

Front Desk staff cant ask for me.. you'll great

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

Resident.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

I had been to Orlando several times before it is a great place to visit. This time it was just a layover stop so I didn’t leave the airport area until my next leg of my trip

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