With feature presentations from Disney, Universal, SeaWorld and more, this one-stop-shop planning event includes exclusive deals, prizes & safety information
With 84% of U.S. travelers planning a vacation this year, the highest level since the early days of the pandemic, Visit Orlando, the official association and travel planning expert for Orlando - in partnership with its world famous theme parks and other partners - will host Orlando’s first live virtual travel show – a first-of-its-kind. Taking place on Thursday, March 25 from 6-8pm (EST), consumers will have the opportunity to learn, plan and save in a fun, interactive way.
The free event, “The Wonder Awaits You!” An Orlando Virtual Travel Experience, will feature experiential main stage presentations from Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida, as well as a virtual trade show element where consumers can interact with and ask questions to more than 40 destination partners ranging from theme parks and attractions to hotels and more – all who will offer special “show deals” for consumers to take advantage of.
“Knowing there is a lot of pent-up demand for travel this year, we wanted to create a one-stop experience for visitors to plan their ‘bucket list’ summer vacation and feel confident they’ll be visiting a destination that takes safety seriously,” said Casandra Matej, president and CEO for Visit Orlando. “Our virtual travel experience has elements for both adults and families to enjoy, including sneak peeks into what’s new at the theme parks, fun games, themed photos opps, new safety measures, and of course, answers to their vacation planning questions.”
Event elements, which take place simultaneously, include:
- Main Stage – Hear about Orlando’s theme parks, attractions and many local hot spots.
- Experience Village – Chat with experts from Orlando’s must-see attractions and resorts.
Consumers attending the event can take advantage of time sensitive “show deals” and also have a chance to win prizes such as:
- Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation Package
- Universal Orlando Resort Vacation Package
- SeaWorld® Orlando Vacation Package
- Flights to Orlando from Spirit Airlines
Consumers can sign up to attend the live virtual event at visitorlando.com/virtual-travel-show/. The event also will be available on-demand for three days following the event, for registered attendees only.
New Facebook Planning Group
Visit Orlando also launched a new resource for potential visitors and fans to share tips each in the new “Plan Your Orlando Vacation” Facebook group, which serves as a forum for people to share their insights and ask questions to fellow travelers and Visit Orlando Vacation Guides.
The Orlando Destination
Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks, Orlando is the country’s No. 1 favorite family vacation destination and Theme Park Capital of the World®. Visitors create cherished memories with friends and family by immersing in the open-air adventures and lands of legendary theme parks from Disney, Universal and SeaWorld; relaxing at world-class water parks; soaring on outdoor thrill rides; exploring activities in nature; and dining al fresco at award-winning restaurants. With 450 hotels, Orlando offers a wide range of lodging choices, from wide-open expansive resorts to uniquely themed boutique hotels, many with elaborate pools featuring waterfalls, lagoons, water parks and even lazy rivers. Home to the most recognized travel brands in the world, Orlando’s theme parks, attractions, hotels and other businesses have developed comprehensive safety measures and worked closely with medical experts to create safe travel experiences. Please note that Orange County requires the use of face masks in public places.