Saturday 1 October 2016

Ask the Expert: Any new tips for our family trip to Orlando?

Fun in Florida

Published 20/02/2016 | 02:30

Fun spot orlando
Fun spot orlando

Orlando is the entertainment capital of the world, so choice won't be a problem - it's all about cramming in as much fun as possible into a week or two.

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If you're booking your theme park tickets in advance (and it pays to), and spending €575 or over, Attraction Tickets Direct has an offer for readers of up to $100 per family ($25pp) of gift vouchers for one of Orlando's nicest family hangouts, Fun Spot, pictured above (see www.fun-spot.com/orlando).

Fun Spot has a wooden rollercoaster, go karts, bumper boats and, having been there in the past, I can vouch that big queues aren't a problem, maximising the fun.

See attractionticketsdirect.ie for more.

For something different, why not try indoor skydiving?

It's conveniently located near Universal Studios, and again I loved it - it's suitable for kids too. it costs from $99.95pp for four flights (iflyworld.com/orlando).

If you'd prefer to let someone else do the flying, then soar into the skies in a vintage biplane (open cockpit and all) over Florida.

And prices aren't steep - from $69 plus tax per person for a 15-minute trip - and on the ground, there's a fantastic museum (fantasyofflight.com).

Finally, there's nothing like an airboat ride to see alligators up close. Check out evergladestours.com for a visit to the friendly centre at Sawgrass Recreation Park.

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