About Orlando Planning Guide

Why should you trust what I say about your holiday?

My Story

My name is Ryan and I have had a lifelong passion for travel that steered me to the travel industry out of school. I ultimately ran multiple branches of Thomas Cook in the Home Counties for over 5 years.

While I may have left the business of travel behind me, my passion for travel has never been stronger as you can see from this photo of me in Patagonia.  Beyond theme parks, I enjoy adventure and small group trips. You can see some of my travels in my travel blog, ytravelthere.com.  Maybe you will see something there that will inspire you to explore this wonderful world we call home.

This website, rather poetically, has led me onto a new path.  If you like the look of this website and would like something similar for yourself, check out my website design business, RC Media Design and give me a chance to prove that good website design needn’t cost the earth.


The Story Of Orlando Planning Guide

I was fascinated with Orlando theme parks from a very young age. When working in the travel industry, Disney introduced a program called the ‘College Of Disney Knowledge’ specifically for travel agents, of which I am a graduate. I have been specialising in all things Orlando ever since.

Orlando Planning Guide is the product of many planned Orlando itineraries for friends and family.  Feedback has always been universally positive.  In recent years people have said that their friends would also value the information I can provide.

Orlando Planning Guide was born in 2018 after 14 months of planning and a steep learning curve in building a website from scratch. This has led me to another online venture, RC Media Design, my small business website consultancy.

Since its inception, Orlando Planning Guide has grown in content and popularity but with the same vision. To help first-time visitors plan their very best Orlando Holiday.

Orlando Planning Guide’s Mission

To help and guide Orlando visitors planning their first trip.


Online & Offline

Free planning and park guides to download and read at your leisure. The website is always kept up to date when things change.



Ever read a guide book that waffles on and on? You will only find information here that will help you plan your best holiday whether it’s your first or 20th time.


Up To Date

Guide books are out of date before they are even printed. My free guides can be updated in minutes with new versions downloadable straight away. The website will list any last-minute changes.


Plan Smarter

If this is your first visit use the Explore section and free planning tools and guides so you can plan smarter and enjoy more quality time as a family instead of standing in never-ending lines.

Common Questions

Yes.  A lot of the answers people seek can be found online but not all in one specific point of contact.  If you have never visited Orlando before you will have plenty of questions. You may not know where to begin planning. 

With the website and free downloads, Orlando Planning Guide aims to be your ultimate guide as you plan your perfect trip.  What is going to set Orlando Planning guide apart is the relationship we want to have with you. 

We are not a faceless website, we are here to help you.  Anything you can’t find on the website, please just ask.

Because I’m British!

A lot of websites about Orlando come from US origins so a lot of U.K. based information gets lost in a myriad of websites.  The UK is a very important international market for the theme parks that offer deals specific to us.

In me, you have a travel trained professional that loves Orlando but understands the frustrations of travellers.

There is a lot of information to digest, particularly for first-time visitors, and a website is sometimes not the best outlet for that information which is why Orlando Planning Guide offers lots of free resources to help you plan better.

Use these free tools so you can digest the information at your own pace and without the need for an internet connection.  I have produced a handy 50+ page guide, newly updated and expanded, that you can download absolutely free as a thank you if you subscribe to my blog.

That is the ultimate goal of the website. I want to be able to offer bespoke itineraries because every family is different.

In the future I plan on integrating a portal section where you can view your itineraries and other important information.

Until that time I am still happy to help you plan.  Please get in touch if you would like some help.

At the moment no.  In order to sell a lot of travel services, I would need to obtain an ATOL licence which, as you can imagine, is very expensive. 

The information provided throughout the website is my own personal opinion based on more than 15 personal visits to Orlando over the last 20+ years.

There are some affiliate links on the website pages which will provide a small commission to help the running costs of the website in the absence of any advertising but you will not pay any more than if you visit the websites concerned directly.

Plan your perfect Orlando holiday

My 50+ page planning guide is packed full of information, tips and tools to help first time visitors to Orlando plan their perfect holiday.