New Attractions and Seasonal Events Create New Reasons to Plan an Orlando Summer Getaway 

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ORLANDO, Fla. (May 16, 2024) – Orlando – the Theme Park Capital of the World – introduces dozens of deals for travelers this summer. In addition to cost-saving deals, the destination debuts new experiences, from theme parks and attractions to star-studded soccer games and cultural festivals, celebrating the food and music represented in Orlando. Ranked as the must-visit U.S. city by AAA and a top fun destination by WalletHub, Orlando offers opportunities to seamlessly blend excitement and fun of a summer vacation across all budgets. 

“Orlando is the ideal summer destination with plenty of deals and new reasons to visit this year,” said Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit Orlando. “And because we know an Orlando vacation can be complex, Visit Orlando offers free vacation planning services through our website to help travelers create unforgettable vacation memories.” 

Save up to 30% on deals at VisitOrlando.com/summer-deals, and up to 40% on exclusive Florida resident deals. Restrictions may apply. Sign up for Visit Orlando’s free, personalized Vacation Planning Service at VisitOrlando.com/plan.  


SUMMER DEALS  

Theme Parks  

  • Walt Disney World Resort theme parks: 4-Day, 4-Park Magic Ticket from $94 per day.

  • Universal Orlando Resort theme parks: Play 4 Days Ticket from $67 per day.

  • SeaWorld Orlando: Save up to 50% on tickets, passes and Fun Cards.

  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort: $29 children’s tickets to LEGOLAND Theme Park, LEGOLAND Water Park and Peppa Pig Theme Park.

Attractions 

  • Otter Paddle Orlando: 10% off paddle and kayak adventures.

  • Immersive Van Gogh: $5 off adult admission.

  • Pinstripes: Summer ticket special with unlimited bowling and bocce.

Hotels 

  • Walt Disney World Resort: Save up to 30% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels, including Disney’s Riviera Resort and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, for stays of five consecutive nights or longer. Valid most nights through Oct. 3. 

  • Universal Orlando Resort: 20% off stays four nights or more at a Universal Orlando Hotel; or 30% off a 3-park, 5-night vacation package for stays at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Universal’s Aventura Hotel select nights Sunday through Thursday.  

  • Conrad Orlando: The Poolside Escape Package includes poolside accommodations for up to 20% off at the all-inclusive waterside retreat with daily dedicated butler service for 4 hours from a private patio. 

  • Marriott’s Grand Vista, Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Villas, Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas and Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas: 10% off 3-night stays, 15% off 4-night stays and 20% off five or more nights.  

  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando: 10% off 2-night stays, 15% off 3-night stays or 20% off stays of four nights or more. 


EXCLUSIVE FLORIDA RESIDENT DEALS 

Theme Parks  

  • Walt Disney World Resort theme parks: 3-Day Ticket from $56.65 per day. 

Attractions  

  • Discovery Cove: save 40%, plus enjoy free open bar ($40 value) when booked by May 27. 

  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: four (4) one-day admissions for $159 +tax. 

  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament: save 25% off regular priced admission with code 25MT. 

  • Orlando Auto Museum at Dezerland Park Orlando: get 25% off museum admission. 

  • Real Florida Adventures: save 20% on any tour using promo code FloridaResident20 when booking online. 

  • Walt Disney World Golf: 25% discount when booking tee times. 

Hotels 

  • Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa: up to 35% off room rates for stays of two nights or more. 

  • Lake Nona Wave Hotel: up to 20% off the best available rates. 

  • The Grove Resort Orlando: save up to 20% plus complimentary entrance to Surfari Water Park.  

  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort: save up to 30% room stays. 

  • Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek: 20% off room rates. 


NEW: THEME PARKS AND BEYOND 

  • Walt Disney World introduces new adventures plus four seasonal celebrations:  

  • Disney Dreams That Soar: A nighttime drone spectacle for all ages with iconic soundtracks and memorable movie quotes.  

  • Meet Joy from Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Starts June 10 at Pixar Plaza ahead of upcoming “Inside Out 2.”  

  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom: Opens June 28. Experience a musical journey inspired by “The Princess and the Frog” as Tiana and her friends invite guests into the next chapter of her story. 

  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Recently updated, this attraction now features new characters and locations from Disney+ series in the Star Wars universe, such as “Ahsoka,” “Andor” and “The Mandalorian.” 

  • Universal Orlando Resort debuts a captivating collection of new, must-see experiences: 

  • CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular – a nighttime lagoon show debuting June 14 at Universal Studios Florida; Hogwarts Always – a castle projection show debuting June 14 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal Islands of Adventure; and Universal’s largest daytime parade, Universal Mega Movie Parade, debuting July 3 at Universal Studios Florida. 

  • Dreamworks Land will open June 14 at Universal Studios Florida. The new family-friendly area, inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s characters, including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Trolls, features family-friendly roller coaster, Trolls Trollercoaster; multiple interactive play areas, character meet-and-greet zones; and live entertainment. 

  • Penguin Trek at SeaWorld Orlando: This immersive indoor/outdoor launch coaster features snowmobile-inspired cars. Families can ride together up to 43 mph, ending up in the park’s penguin habitat. 

  • Tassie’s Underwater Twist at Aquatica Orlando: A new waterslide offering an awe-inspiring journey through Australia's Shark Bay seagrass meadow.  

  • Life” at Orlando Science Center: A new exhibit featuring three distinctive habitats – swamp, ocean and tropical rainforest – with 300 animals from around the world.  


SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS  

  • Orlando Carnival Downtown: A Caribbean-inspired festival with live music and food at Tinker Field May 24-26.  

  • Aloha to Summer at Aquatica Orlando: Dance parties, culinary delights and live entertainment held weekends through June 2.  

  • AquaGlow at Aquatica Orlando: Experience the water park illuminated at night with DJ dance parties and treats on select nights from May 25 to Aug. 31. 

  • Viva La Música at SeaWorld Orlando: A Latin festival with music, international foods, shopping and more happening weekends June 1-30.  

  • Summer BRICK Party at LEGOLAND Florida Resort: Features all-new shows, costumed characters and plenty of bricktastic fun on select dates from June 1 to Aug. 11.  

  • ¡Celebración Encanto! at EPCOT: The summer sing-along runs from June 10 to Sept. 6 at CommuniCore Plaza.  

  • The Lion King 30th Anniversary Celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdon: Celebrate with specialty food, character experiences and more from June 30 to Sept. 6.  

  • Orlando Fringe: The longest-running fringe theater festival in the US with a wide range of music, dance and comedy from local and international artists happening June 27-30.  

  • Bands, Brew & BBQ at SeaWorld Orlando: Available weekends from July 6 to Aug. 25. 


SUMMER OF SOCCER EVENTS 

  • Camping World Stadium will host Allstate Continental Clásico (June 12), featuring team USA vs. 5-time World Cup champion Brazil. 

  • Three-time reigning Premier League champions Manchester City faces Barcelona in an FC Series friendly at Camping World Stadium (July 30). 

  • Orlando is one of 14 U.S. host cities for 2024 CONMEBOL Copa América, with matches Chile v. Canada (June 29) and Bolivia v. Panama (July 1) at Camping World Stadium. 

  • MLS’s Orlando City SC plays in 2024 Leagues Cup vs. CF Montreal (July 26) and Liga MX’s Atlético de San Luis (Aug. 4)  

  • From April to November, Orlando City SC and NWSL’s Orlando Pride play regular season home matches at INTER&Co Stadium

 

About Visit Orlando   

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States, Theme Park Capital of the World   ® and No. 1 meeting destination in the country. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, we represent more than 1,500 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community. 

Visit Orlando connects consumers and business groups with all facets of Orlando’s travel community, whether for a vacation or meeting. Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks — as well as refreshing water parks, activities to connect with nature, vibrant neighborhoods, a dynamic dining scene with Michelin recognized restaurants, and a robust calendar of entertainment and sports events — Orlando is a diverse, welcoming and inclusive community for all travelers. Find more information at VisitOrlando.com or OrlandoMeeting.com. 

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