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Visiting Orlando during the School Holidays, such as Half Terms, Summer, Easter, Christmas, are often the best time for many families as this is when they can all go together, without taking time off school. is often the best time for many families as this is when they can all go together, without taking time off school. However, if you are planning your 2024 Orlando holiday to be during one of the School Holiday periods, for example Easter, Christmas, February Half-Term, May Half-Term, October Half-Term, or the Summer School Holidays, then it is essential you plan ahead and book early as these periods often get booked up far in advance. When booking your 2024 Orlando holiday during the School Holidays, talk to your Charter Travel Travel Advisor who will let you know everything that is on and some top tips for how to beat the crowds in these busy times.
Firstly, February Half-Term is it great time to visit Orlando as it is often cold in England at this time but you will be met with warm temperatures in Florida. During your 2024 Orlando holiday in February, Walt Disney World will likely be hosting the Epcot International Art Festival where you can sample culinary delights, see some amazing shows and artwork. Universal Orlando Resort 2024 will be hosting Mardi Gras – a delightful celebration based on the Mardi Gras of New Orleans that will see a variety of culinary treats, drinks, and popular music artists from around the world perform. During your Orlando 2024 holiday in February Half-Term you'll be able to ride your favourite rides more often as there will be fewer crowds within the parks – though you might be trading the lovely 28 degrees that you would see on an Easter holiday, you will not miss the much bigger crowds and wait times for rides!
If you are planning your Orlando 2024 holiday over Easter you'll be able to plan for a longer holiday than if visiting during February Half-Term. Walt Disney World celebrates Easter with chocolate treats, sweets and decorations throughout the parks and hotels and Epcot will host its infamous Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival during April 2024. Walt Disney World hotels will be putting on Easter egg scavenger hunts, making Easter 2024 a great time to stay at one of the amazing Walt Disney World hotels on your Orlando 2024 holiday. Checkout our Walt Disney World Resort holidays page for more information on your Walt Disney World hotel options for 2024. Over Easter 2024 in Universal Orlando Resort, Mardi Gras will likely still be running so you'll be able to attend that and enjoy some amazing food, music, and shows if you missed it over February Half-Term. It is likely that the Universal Orlando Resort hotels will also put on Easter scavenger hunts as well. A great option over a busy period like Easter is to split your time between a Walt Disney World hotel/ Orlando hotel/ Orlando Villa and a Universal Orlando Resort Premier Hotel (such as Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort), as alongside your valid theme park entry ticket you will receive Free Unlimited Express Passes by staying at one of these 3 hotels-this is perfect for the busier periods in Orlando as you will get to skip the queues!
May Half-Term is a great option for visiting Orlando on your 2024 holiday as the weather will be nice and warm but the crowds will likely be less. At Walt Disney World, Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival will be in full bloom - you will be able to delight in the amazing Epcot gardens and living sculptures of your favourite Disney characters. During May Half-Term 2024, there will also be exciting events going on around Orlando for example at Sunset Walk there will be live music and events and Busch Gardens will host ‘Summer Nights’ where you will be able to access the themed party zones with exclusive summer food and drink options.
The Summer School Holidays are a perfect time for your Florida holiday in 2024 if you wish to visit for an extended period of time - some of our clients even like to visit for 3 weeks during the Summer School Holidays. Clients who visit for extended periods of time often stay in an Orlando Villa as this offers them amenities like a private pool, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, free parking, and their own space for down time when they aren't visiting the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando resort theme parks. Some of our most popular Orlando Villa Resorts are Emerald Island Resort, Champions Gate Resort, Solterra Resort, and Windsor Hills Resort Orlando to name a few. head over to our dedicated Orlando Villa page for more information on the Orlando Villa Resorts. The Summer is the hottest and the most humid time in Orlando so you want to make the most of the Walt Disney World water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, and also the Universal Orlando Resort water park Volcano Bay. You may also want to visit Discovery Cove at this time as the cool waters are very refreshing, plus you can have an unforgettable family experience swimming with the dolphins - your Travel Advisor at Charter Travel can arrange this all for you. Again Summer is one of the busiest times in Orlando, so for your 2024 Orlando holiday you will want to book early to secure your place - you may even again want to do a split stay between your Walt Disney World Resort hotel/ Orlando Villa / Orlando hotel and one of the Universal Orlando Resort Premier Hotels such as Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and Loews Royal Pacific Resort for access to Free Unlimited Express Passes (with a valid theme park entry ticket).
If you don't fancy visiting Orlando during the peak of the heat in 2024, then why not visit during October Half-Term; not only are the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort theme parks much quieter, both resorts put on their own version of Halloween spectacular events. Walt Disney World will host its annual Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 2024 for Halloween- this is the perfect Halloween event for young children and families who want to participate in the spook-tacular season but aren't down for a real scare. At Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party you will witness all your favourite Disney Villains, alongside the beloved Disney Characters, in the amazing Halloween costumes throughout the parks. Universal Orlando Resort will host Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights throughout October and during October Half-Term in 2024 - this is not for the faint hearted or young children and is a truly spooky, scary, and thrilling event. Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2024 will have multiple haunted houses, multiple scare zones, live shows and guest access to all of their amazing rides. Be sure to leave the young children are home forB Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights but bring the teenagers with you for a true scare that will last a lifetime!
The last School Holiday period to talk about is Christmas: both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort go all out for Christmas and in 2024 you can expect nothing less than amazing decorations, festive theming, and culinary festive treats. At Walt Disney World during Christmas, Main Street in Magic Kingdom will be lit up with lights and decorations and in 2024 on your Orlando holiday you'll be able to take part in Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party - a spectacular event full of fireworks and a special Christmas Parade. At Universal Orlando Resort during Christmas 2024 you'll be able to participate in the iconic Grinchmas celebrations. If you are visiting over Christmas Day for your Orlando 2024 holiday, you may want to stay in Orlando Villa so you can cook yourself a Christmas Roast and have plenty of space to open all of the Christmas Presents with your family. Again, Christmas is an exceptionally busy time in Orlando so for your Orlando 2024 holiday you may want to do a split stay between your Walt Disney World Resort hotel/ Orlando Villa / Orlando hotel and one of the Universal Orlando Resort Premier Hotels such as Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, or Loews Royal Pacific Resort for access to Free Unlimited Express Passes (with a valid theme park entry ticket).
Whenever you are planning your Orlando 2024 holiday for, it can be hard to know which hotel to stay at for your holiday budget, when is the best time to visit Walt Disney World Resort, and what to do whilst there - that is where Charter Travel come in! Call us today on 01635 551011 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and speak to one of our specialist Florida Travel Advisors who can help guide you and arrange your holiday to suit your budget, your family, your requirements.
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