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Orlando boasts incredible experiences for all ages and interests, making it easy to satisfy multiple generations of your family. Whether you’re into high-speed thrills, award-winning dining, serene vistas, or outstanding arts and culture, Orlando has something for you. The only question is: How can you keep everyone in your group happy?

Luckily, Orlando’s expert Vacation Planners have the answer. We asked them to share some of the most frequently asked questions about multigenerational travel in Orlando, including travel tips on accessibility, special child and grandparent needs, and activities the whole family can enjoy. You’ll find them below — along with answers to questions you didn’t know you needed to ask.

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How Do I Start Planning a Multi-Generational Family Vacation?

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ICON Park®

You’re off to a great start! You’ll find answers to your most pressing questions here, plus suggestions for places to stay and things to do throughout our website. Check out our social channels to see what’s new and upcoming, and be sure to join the Plan Your Orlando Vacation Facebook group, moderated by Visit Orlando, to crowdsource ideas from travelers who have been in your shoes. Should you need additional assistance, our Vacation Planners can also offer customized recommendations and itineraries to suit your group’s unique needs and interests.

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Where Should We Stay to Accommodate Multiple Generations’ Needs?

Family in Flats at Evermore Orlando Resort
The Flats at Evermore Orlando Resort

The secret sauce of a successful family vacation — especially when multiple generations are involved — is to give everyone room to breathe. Luckily, Orlando has plenty of family suites, adjoining rooms and whole-home vacation rentals to give everyone their own space at the end of the day.

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Some properties, like the resort homes at Evermore Orlando Resort and Villatel Orlando Resort, even have their own private swimming pools for laid-back fun in the sun. Wherever you stay, you’re sure to have a blast.

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What Are the Benefits of Staying at a Resort?

Avanti International Resort
Avanti International Resort

Orlando’s resorts offer a wealth of family-friendly activities, plus convenient amenities and around-the-clock staff for your peace-of-mind. Should you have any concerns, help is just a phone call away. And if anyone in your group tires quickly, they can rest easy knowing that their room is just moments away.

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Along with pools and award-winning dining, select hotels offer cribs, accessible rooms, onsite water parks and ground transportation options for an easy, breezy stay. Some also boast kids clubs, perfect for letting the younger ones thrive while the older generations enjoy our entrancing arts and dining scenes.

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What Experiences Can Multiple Generations Enjoy in Orlando?

A father and son on the Mad Tea Party ride at the Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort.
Orlando Has Something For You

Orlando has something for all generations to share, from live shows and airboat rides to nightly fireworks. Explore options mild, wild and a little bit unexpected, keeping in mind the preferences and comfort level of everyone in your group. The following experiences are open to all ages — no minimum or maximum height requirement required.

At the Theme Parks: Catch a parade, meet your favorite characters, explore splash pads and playgrounds, marvel at fireworks, take silly photos and indulge in themed dining.

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Beyond the Theme Parks: Spot wildlife at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Gatorland or SEA LIFE Aquarium, see untamed Florida on an airboat ride, pose with pop-culture icons at Madame Tussauds, take a tasty tour at Chocolate Kingdom, cheer on Orlando’s professional sports teams and more.

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What Are Some Family-Friendly Dining Options?

Summer House on the Lake
Summer House on the Lake

With over 6,000 restaurants in Orlando — including 48 MICHELIN Guide honorees — you’re spoiled for choice. Treat the whole family to a memorable meal with fantastic dinner shows, character dining, interactive gaming and more immersive eateries. Some of our newest additions include 1900 Park Fare and Summer House on the Lake at Walt Disney World® Resort and Pinstripes near International Drive.

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Kids can also get a kick out of our grown-up culinary scene, thanks to tapas-style eateries, family-friendly food halls, inventive ice cream parlors, and more delicious fun. There’s something for everyone, from grandparents to the pickiest tots.

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How Can We Stay Cool in Orlando?

Family at pool at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Play it cool in Orlando with frosty treats, water rides, feature-packed pools, indoor attractions and more fun for all ages. Many of our resort pools have something for everyone, including splash pads and aqua zones, shaded cabanas and poolside service, and even towering waterslides and lazy rivers.

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If anyone in your family overheats easily, be sure to bring portable fans, cooling towels and water for a quick and easy reset. You can find these items at all Orlando theme parks in a pinch, and many hotels stock them as well for a super-convenient getaway.

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Are There Any Free or Low-Cost Activities in Orlando?

Rollins Museum of Art in Winter Park
Rollins Museum of Art in Winter Park

Yes, there are several free or low-cost things to do in Orlando. In Winter Park, Rollins Museum of Art offers free admission every day of the year, plus kid-friendly scavenger hunts and other activities to keep little ones engaged. Find even more free galleries and museums throughout Orlando, or head to bustling entertainment complexes like ICON Park®, Pointe Orlando, Promenade at Sunset Walk, Universal CityWalk and Disney Springs.

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Many of our most popular attractions offer affordable fun for all ages. They include The Orlando Eye by Merlin Entertainments, Dezerland Park, Gatorland, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, and many, many more.

Can Florida Residents Buy Resident Tickets for Their Family Members?

Family on airboat at Wild Florida
Wild Florida

No, Florida resident attraction tickets are strictly for ticketholders with a Florida driver’s license or identification card. However, residents can take advantage of special offers on hotel rooms to save on a family stay. Restrictions apply and proof of residency is typically required at check-in.

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Non-residents in your party can also save with special Visit Orlando offers on everything from attractions and tours to car rentals and spa getaways. Plus, score discount tickets for theme parks, attractions and other must-do’s from Visit Orlando powered by all year long.

Are There Any Quiet Places to Relax Away From the Crowds?

Art & History Museums of Maitland
Art & History Museums of Maitland

Orlando may be known for its high-speed thrill rides and cutting-edge attractions, but it’s also packed with opportunities for relaxation. Multiple generations can enjoy our beautiful parks and gardens, catch an intimate theater performance, and live like a local in pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods like Winter Garden or Winter Park.

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Head outside to kayak our springs and canals, take a guided boat tour, or enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride on the West Orange Trail. You can also kick back with onsite fishing, kayaking, golf and more at select Orlando resorts. If you’re headed to the pool, consider booking a private cabana or an adults-only spa treatment for an extra dose of self-care.

Is Orlando Wheelchair Accessible?

Give Kids the World Village

Yes! Orlando’s theme parks, along with many restaurants, hotels and businesses, follow American Disability Association (ADA) guidelines for a comfortable, accessible stay. Orlando has plenty of accessible outdoor adventures as well, like ziplining at Gatorland (you must be able to transfer to a sling) and wheelchair-friendly Swan Boats in downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park.

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Are There Any Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Options? What About Car Seat Rentals?

Mears Transportation Group handicapped shuttle

Orlando has plenty of transportation options for multi-generational families and large groups, including wheelchair accessible airport shuttles and car rentals. Mears shuttles feature wheelchair lifts, as do public transportation options like the I-Ride Trolley Service, LYNX bus service and park-provided buses at Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando Resort.

Walt Disney World also offers colorful Minnie Vans via Lyft. Standard vehicles come with two car seats, while accessible vehicles boast one car seat, two spaces for mobility devices, and room for up to seven people total.

If you prefer to rent your own vehicle, major companies like Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz offer car seat rentals, which you can add to your vehicle at the time of booking. Car seats are not required on buses, motorcoaches, taxis and rideshares. You can also score wheelchair-accessible vehicles with advance reservations from Florida Van Rentals or Wheelchair Getaways.

Where Can I Rent Strollers, Wheelchairs, Scooters & Playpens?

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Cruise in Comfort With ScootArama

You can rent strollers and wheelchairs for day use at most attractions, plus electric scooters at all Orlando theme parks. If you prefer to rent your own vehicle and keep it for the duration of your stay, consider ScootArama for electric conveyance vehicle (ECV) and scooter rentals. They offer a variety of vehicles, often for less money than you’d spend at the parks, plus on-call assistance through 12 a.m. seven days a week. They even offer free delivery with advance reservations, so you can roll right into your vacation with no delays.

Select resorts offer playpens or cribs. Be sure to inquire when booking so you can reserve these items if they are available. You can also rent playpens, cribs and other childcare gear from Rent Baby Gear of Orlando and similar companies.

Where Can We Go for Medical Assistance?

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Healthy Travel Made Easy With Orlando Health

If you or your family members have medical concerns, rest easy knowing that you have plenty of care options in Orlando. Should you need medical help, there are dozens of hospitals and urgent care locations close at hand, including virtual and in-person options from Orlando Health, the Official Health and Wellness Partner of Visit Orlando. House Concierge MD also offers virtual visits and on-demand house calls to your hotel room, making it easy to obtain care without a fuss.

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These providers can also assist if you need medical supplies, prescriptions or other health-related items during your stay. We also have several nationally recognized pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens throughout the area, including 24-hour locations with late-night pharmacies in our main tourism districts.

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