Helping UK visitors get the most from thieir first Orlando holiday

Booking Your Orlando Holiday
Package Holidays

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Book Independently

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Getting Around Orlando
Using A Hire Car In Orlando

Everything you need to know about driving to the parks

Orlando Without A Car

Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do Orlando without a car!

Practical Advice & Information
Height Restrictions
Theme Park Queue Upgrades
Theme Park Crowd Calendars
Orlando Attractions Selector
Planning Tools Archive
Orlando Theme Park Tickets
Orlando Parks Ticket Brokers

How to save money and where and when to buy your tickets

Getting Value & Saving Money

When to buy and money-saving tips to get you the best value

Walt Disney World
Magic Kingdom
Hollywood Studios
Animal Kingdom
Universal Orlando
Universal Studios
Islands Of Adventure
Epic Universe (opening 2025)
Volcano Bay
Seaworld Parks
Seaworld Orlando
Busch Gardens
Discovery Cove
Legoland Florida
Legoland Florida
Other Attractions
Kennedy Space Center

Everything You Need For Your First Orlando Holiday

Orlando Planning Guide

Information, tips, guides and tools for first time visitors to Orlando


Orlando Planning Guide is not owned nor endorsed by any of the park chains. It is run by one person with a lifelong love of travel.


Opinions expressed here are my own. I do not take payments from anyone to push products or services.


All the information you need to plan your best Orlando holiday in one place. Stop endlessly searching for answers.


All The Parks

Unlike many other blogs, you will find information about all the main parks on Orlando Planning Guide; I don’t focus on just Disney or Universal.



Comprehensive Planning Information For First Time Visitors



Planning Section

My planning section has all the information you need to know before you book your trip. Have a read through the pages and contact me if you still have questions.


Planning Service

Some people love planning their holidays while others like to leave the legwork to someone else. Get unlimited advice, a personalised itinerary and the help of a travel professional.

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Free Downloads

Look out for free guides and tools to help you plan smarter


In addition to park guides, each park overview page includes free downloads of up-to-date park maps and attraction tick lists. The planning section has a great budget control spreadsheet you can use if you are booking your trip independently.


Park Guides

Each park has it’s own downloadable guide to give you an overview so, even if you’ve never been, you can get an idea of what is there. Version 2 of these guides contain up to 10 times the amount of information as the first version.

Planning Guide

My 80+ page guide to planning your ideal Orlando holiday is packed with practical information and tips to help you save money and have a great time. The guide walks you through all you need to think about before and after booking your trip.

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The companies below specialise in official tickets for UK visitors to Orlando. Find out more information in my dedicated Orlando theme park ticket offers page.



Every Park Every


First-time visitors check out the explore section. it’s easy to find every park and attraction so you can get an idea of what you want to do before you get there.

Level up your planning with up-to-date park maps, attraction tick lists and multi-page guides to the parks all for free.

For more general advice about what you need to think about before you book a trip check out my comprehensive and FREE Orlando Holiday Planning Guide.


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Orlando Holiday Planning Guide

Every great journey has to start somewhere. If this is your first time visiting Orlando my free planning guide is the perfect place to start.

Split over 8 sections you will find everything you need to book your best Orlando holiday.

The guide covers everything from dealing with the weather through to getting your park tickets and what to do after everything is booked. There’s even sections covering apps and data usage on UK networks and many more questions you may not have realised yet. Find out more by clicking the button above.

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