Who Is OPG?
Orlando Planning Guide is the product of one person. One person with a passion for helping people make the most of their Orlando holiday, whether it be their first visit or their 23rd visit.
My name is Ryan and I have had a lifelong passion for travel that steered me to the travel industry out of school, ultimately running my own branch of Thomas Cook in the Home Counties for over 5 years.
While I may have left the business of travel behind me, my love and passion for travel has never been stronger. Beyond theme parks, I enjoy adventure and small group trips. You can see some of my travels in my travel blog, ytravelthere.com. Hopefully, you may see something there that will inspire you to explore this wonderful world we call home.
Why Choose OPG?
Orlando theme parks are dynamic beasts. They are constantly changing, evolving and improving to keep bringing visitors back.
Over the past 20+ years I have made over 15 visits to Orlando. I have stood in some monstrous queues, picked the wrong place to watch a show and paid over the odds for theme park food and drinks. I want to pass on my knowledge to help you avoid those pitfalls.
While the focus of this website is on first-time visitors to Orlando, you will still find value here if you are on your 20th visit.
What OPG Does
The website is always evolving like the theme parks. If you have never been, explore what all the various parks offer by looking through the Explore section.
The Planning section will give you a good overview of how to begin your planning journey. If you have been before this may be all you need to jog your memory before you dive into your planning efforts. If you haven’t been to Orlando before I highly recommend downloading the updated and still free 50+ page guide which includes much more information about how to go about planning your trip.
There are many websites that you can use to plan your Orlando trip but not one specific resource created specifically for the British market, until now.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are bound to be a lot of questions when you are first starting out on your planning journey and the website along with free downloadable guides will aim to answer a lot of these. If you still have a question, the answer is only a click away. Use the contact form to send me the offending question and I will answer it for you.
Is a lot of the information free and available online already?
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.
Why U.K. focussed?
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 US is Orlando’s biggest market but the UK is a very important international market for the theme parks that offer deals specific to us.
An Orlando holiday is not cheap, so Orlando Planning Guide has been passionately put together by a Brit for British people to get the most of their time and budget.
There is so much information to take in, where do I start?
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. We have produced a handy 50+ page guide, newly updated and expanded for the 2021 season that you can download absolutely free as a thank you if you subscribe to our blog.
The blog is updated as and when changes in the theme parks may necessitate a change in your plans. By subscribing you will receive a monthly newsletter straight to your inbox with bitesize news chunks so you can stay up to date with what has been happening without constantly checking yourself.