You have questions about planning your dream Orlando getaway. Visit Orlando’s Vacation Planning Services team (pictured) has all the answers.


The friendly, knowledgeable team at Visit Orlando’s Vacation Planning Services answers a lot of questions from travelers, including topics you’re probably wondering about, too: theme park and attraction tickets, discounts and deals for the same, the best places to stay and eat, what to do outside the theme parks, trusted trip-planning resources, and more.

Discover: Orlando Trip-Planning Resources

Now, you can stop wondering and start making all your Orlando dreams come true with answers to the questions most frequently fielded by our Vacation Planners. It’s the easy way to shave valuable time off your planning process and get here ASAP — we will see you soon!

Additional reporting by Eric DeJesus and Shannon Henson.

How Do I Start Planning an Orlando Vacation?

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Universal’s Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

Good news: Since you’re reading this blog on VisitOrlando.com, you’ve already taken the first steps. Next, touch base with our Vacation Planning Services team — you can even request a free one-on-one appointment at a time of your choosing.

Our Vacation Planners are available via phone at (407) 363-5872, email and Live Chat Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Vacation Planning Services are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.) They can’t wait to help you.

You can also visit the Plan Your Orlando Vacation Facebook Group Moderated by Visit Orlando to speak with our Vacation Planners, industry professionals and other travelers.

Who Are Visit Orlando’s Vacation Planners? Why Should I Contact Them? Are They Even Located in Orlando?

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Visit Orlando’s Vacation Planners Are Orlando Experts

Visit Orlando’s Vacation Planners are local experts based right here in Orlando. Available by phone, Live Chat and email, they can answer any and all questions you have about the destination. They’re also happy to provide insider tips and a complimentary personalized itinerary.

How Much Are Tickets to Orlando’s Theme Parks?

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DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS® at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando

At Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, one-day and multi-day theme park ticket prices are always park- and date-specific, with tickets commanding higher prices during peak visitation periods. Adding a park-hopper option, which allows you to visit multiple parks on the same day, will add to the price, too.

Keep in mind that buying in advance can save you money and time compared to waiting till you’re at the gate. To learn more about your preferred theme parks’ ticket prices, check out the discounted options at Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com or visit the parks’ websites.

Are Reservations Required at Orlando Theme Parks?

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See Fireworks Every Night in Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World

Multi-day tickets and annual passes require advance reservations to visit theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort. Single-day Walt Disney World tickets automatically include reservations. Reservations are not required for water parks at Walt Disney World, or any other Orlando theme park or water park.

How Much Are Theme Park Express-Ride Options?

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Near Orlando

As with ticket pricing, the cost of express-ride options in Orlando varies by theme park. At Walt Disney World Resort, you can use the My Disney Experience app to purchase the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrance for more than 40 attractions across the four Walt Disney World theme parks, as well as Individual Lightning Lane Entrance for highly demanded attractions. Lightning Lane pricing is date-specific; get current pricing for the time of your visit from Walt Disney World.

Universal Orlando Resort’s Universal Express Pass program is a paid service with three tiers and pricing that is date specific. Get current pricing for your visit from Universal Orlando.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Quick Queue program has date-specific pricing with multiple tiers. Check with SeaWorld ahead of your visit for current pricing.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort has two express options: Fastrack Unlimited and Fastrack 3-Pack. The former lets you skip lines on all rides all day, while the latter eliminates the wait for three coasters. Check with LEGOLAND Florida for current pricing ahead of your visit.

How Much Is [Theme Park/Attraction X]? Do You Sell Tickets to It?

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SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium at ICON PARK® in the International Drive Entertainment District

Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com sells authorized discounted tickets for theme parks and water parks at Walt Disney World (get tickets), Universal Orlando Resort (get tickets), SeaWorld Orlando (get tickets) and LEGOLAND Florida (get tickets). We also have discounted tickets for scores of standalone attractions and experiences, including wildlife attractions and water adventures, dinner shows, and tours.

Head to BestofOrlando.com to see if we carry discounted tickets for your preferred attractions. If we don’t, refer to each attraction’s website for complete pricing information.

How Do I Know That Visit Orlando Powered by BestofOrlando.com Is a Legitimate Source of Discounted Tickets?

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Visit Orlando Is Your Trusted Source for Everything Orlando

Visit Orlando is the official tourism association for Orlando and Orange County. We’re a 501(c)(6), not-for-profit trade association that represents more than 1,200 member companies making up Central Florida’s tourism industry. We’re also an authorized reseller for all tickets available from BestofOrlando.com, which means you can buy discounted tickets from us with confidence.

Does Visit Orlando Powered by BestofOrlando.com Price Match on Discounted Tickets? Or Offer Flex Payments, Buy-Now-Pay-Later Pricing, or Group or Family Discounts?

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Everyone From Single Travelers to Large Groups Can Benefit From Visit Orlando’s Expert Assistance (Gatorland Pictured)

Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com already has the lowest possible ticket prices authorized by our partners. To keep our ticket prices as low as possible, Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com does not offer flex payments or buy-now-pay-later options.

While some theme parks and attractions offer group ticket packages via Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com, we do not offer additional discounts when buying in bulk for larger groups and families.

However, Visit Orlando can help larger groups with all their planning needs. For reunions, weddings and similar events, contact our Vacation Planners. For business-related conventions, meetings and events, contact our Destination Experience Team.

What Other Discounts and Offers Are Available From Visit Orlando Powered by BestofOrlando.com (Military/AAA/AARP)?

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Visit Orlando Members Have Special Offers for Military Personnel and Other Groups

In addition to discounted theme park and attraction tickets, Visit Orlando members have special deals for all visitors. They also have a wide range of offers for Florida residents and for active-duty and retired military personnel and their families, as well as for health and safety professionals. Check to see what’s available ahead of your visit.

Does Visit Orlando Sell Vacation Packages?

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Discovery Cove® in Orlando

As Visit Orlando isn’t a travel agency, we don’t sell complete vacation packages. However, our Vacation Planners and website can help you plan every aspect of your trip — and our assistance is always free.

Where Can I Get an Orlando Vacation Planning Kit, Brochures or Orlando Maps?

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Build Your Perfect Orlando Getaway With Free Planning Resources From Visit Orlando

You can find a wealth of trusted, no-cost trip-planning resources on our website, including:

You can get even more assistance from the free Visit Orlando Destination App, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

My Question Wasn’t Covered in This Blog. Can I Get an Answer?

Know Before You Go
The Wheel at ICON Park®, Part of Orlando’s International Drive Entertainment District

Absolutely. Before you arrive in Orlando, our Vacation Planners will be happy to assist you with any and all questions about the destination, both online and at (407) 363-5872. There’s no question about Orlando that we can’t answer!


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