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OrlandoUnited States of America

Travel, health, and safety updates

Last updated May 29, 2020. For up-to-date information, see Visit Florida.

Getting ready for your trip to Orlando? Make sure you know what requirements are in place as popular attractions reopen. Important: Information is subject to change with short notice, so please check for updates frequently.

 

What travel restrictions are in place for Orlando?

Orlando is subject to Florida's statewide COVID-19 restrictions. Anyone arriving in Florida from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Louisiana is required to self-quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter.


Are Orlando theme parks open?

Major theme parks in Orlando are beginning to reopen.

Universal Studios reopens on June 5, 2020

Visitors to the park are required to wear facemasks, undergo temperature checks, and use hand sanitizer. For complete details, see Universal Studios safety guidelines.

SeaWorld reopens on June 11, 2020

For more information, see Update on SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Operations.

Walt Disney World® Resort reopens on July 11, 2020

Visitors to the park will be required to wear facemasks and may be required to undergo temperature checks. For more information, see Disney World's experience updates.

Other major theme parks

For the most up-to-date information on other major theme parks in Orlando, see Visit Florida.


What Orlando attractions are open?

Most Florida beaches and select Florida state parks are open. For more information about Florida attractions, including museums, bars, restaurants, and more, see Visit Florida.

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!(3,332 area reviews)

One reason travelers love spending time in West Kissimmee is the exciting waterparks, and Lake Davenport is a top place to visit.

West Kissimmee
Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando

4/5Very Good!(768 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 Hollywood Studios®.

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!(5,136 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!(2,702 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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 $159 per night

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®. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4,716 reviews)

"I loved the facilities very beautiful and exotic. I guess I had greater expectations for the (water park). Overall the experience was a good one."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
Rosen Centre Hotel
Rosen Centre Hotel
4 out of 5
9840 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $74 per night

This family-friendly Orlando resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Pointe Orlando, Orange County Convention Center, and SeaWorld® Orlando. Aquatica and Wonderworks ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,540 reviews)

"Great resort. Great location. Great amenities. Great staff"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Rosen Centre Hotel
Avanti International Resort
Avanti International Resort
3 out of 5
8738 International Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is $64 per night

This family-friendly Orlando hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, The Wheel at ICON Park™, and Pointe Orlando. Madame Tussauds and ...

3.8/5Good! (10,009 reviews)

"This is one of the resorts we prefer to stay at when we visit Orlando. The staff is always friendly and the rooms are spacious and clean. The hotel and rooms do need a little updating, but we always enjoy our stay here."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Avanti International Resort

Popular places to visit in Orlando

Walt Disney World® area
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Walt Disney World® area

4.5/5(9,244 reviews)

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

Walt Disney World®
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Walt Disney World®

4.5/5(12,082 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.

SeaWorld® Orlando
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SeaWorld® Orlando

4.5/5(4,414 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(4,151 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(9,267 reviews)

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

Magic Kingdom® Park
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Magic Kingdom® Park

4.5/5(8,736 reviews)

One of the most famous theme parks in the world offers a land of fun and fantasy at the foot of a fairytale castle.

Top things to do in Orlando

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

88% of travellers recommend
$68
Per adult
Gatorland Admission Tickets
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Gatorland Admission Tickets

86% of travellers recommend
$32
Per adult
Chocolate Kingdom - Factory Adventure Tour
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Chocolate Kingdom - Factory Adventure Tour

88% of travellers recommend
$17
Per adult
WonderWorks Orlando Admission Tickets
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WonderWorks Orlando Admission Tickets

84% of travellers recommend
$36
Per adult
Crayola Experience Admission Tickets
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Crayola Experience Admission Tickets

90% of travellers recommend
$23
Per adult
Wild Florida Wildlife Park
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Wild Florida Wildlife Park

86% of travellers recommend
$11
Per adult

Reviews of Orlando

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
13739
5 - Excellent 48.50142973135171%
4 - Good
11393
4 - Good 40.21957849401631%
3 - Okay
2682
3 - Okay 9.467998729127688%
2 - Disappointing
323
2 - Disappointing 1.1402548805027006%
1 - Terrible
190
1 - Terrible 0.6707381650015886%

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

Went during COVID-19 so not much was open. It was just an overnight trip so it was nice to getaway for a day.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

We were stay cationing. We live in Orlando and love it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

I just wanted to add that Lilian Fernandez one of the front desk representative was phenomenal and extremely polite. She was very helpful kind and understanding.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

Good place to take kids or if you're a Disney Buff. No access to beaches unless you drive an hour.

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